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Northern VA Real Estate News - The BELT Way!

"Budget Like Its 1999" - Tips For First-Time Buyers and Their Parents

Your son or daughter graduates from college. And they move back home. It’s all good for a while. They were away at school for 4 years (5 in our case!) and it’s really nice to have them around.
 
Then, all of a sudden, you both start thinking about the day when they move out again.
 
That’s what happened to us last year. Our daughter Melissa graduated from college, moved home and got her first job (as a teacher at a Catholic school). She made it through her first fall of teaching and as the new year arrived, she started thinking about moving out. While teaching is very rewarding, the rewards are not financial in nature. So she began looking into apartments and rentals.
 
Since I have been in real estate for almost 30 years, this killed me. I just couldn’t imagine her throwing away money at rent. But I also knew her finances were tight. Less than a year later, she bought her own condo and became a first time homeowner. Read our blog to find out how we made it happen.

Homebuyers - Don't Let Your Heart Get Broken

Most people looking for a new home start their search online. In fact, according to the NAR, 43% of home buyers used the internet as the first step in their search. And 92% of buyers used the internet in some way as part of their search.
 
We don’t have statistics for this next fact, but based on our experience we can tell you it’s more common than not.
 
“Buyers shopping for homes often have their hearts broken.”
 
In fact, we are so sure of this fact that if you are a Buyer yourself, we will hazard a guess this has happened to you. You search and search and search. All of a sudden you find THE house online. The one you’ve been looking for. The PERFECT one. You call the agent. And it turns out it’s already under contract. Or maybe it’s already even SOLD! Many buyers who come to us have had this happen over and over before they started working with The Belt Team. Don’t let this happen to you. Because once you see the perfect house – nothing else will seem to compare.
 
If you do a Google search for homes, your search will often yield info about homes that are not on the market. Even if you use the most popular search sites like Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com – you’ll often gather inaccurate or untimely search results.
 
What’s the answer?
 
Use the same service that we as Realtors use to help our clients find homes. It feeds directly from the local MLS and is updated more frequently than other sites. Our team invests tens of thousands of dollars per year to have access to this system. (Note: This is just ONE of many special technologies we pay for to enhance our clients’ real estate experience. Per NAR, the average Realtor only spends $848/yr.)
 
Yes, you will need to register to use it. The system is really easy to use, and it has so many bells and whistles that we want to ensure you are finding EXACTLY what you’re looking for. Time is money. And YOUR time is valuable. Don’t waste it looking at homes that may not be available.
 
Try it out. We’re pretty sure you’ll like it. (And by the way – it’s FREE to you and there is NO obligation.)
 
(We also have a FREE, Instant Home Valuation Tool if you have a home to sell and are wondering what it might be worth.)
 
The Belt Team is one of the top teams in the world for Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate company. This is why we have access to tools such as our state-of-the-art home search site. But more important than numbers are people. Every client is important to us. Our mission statement is “Changing Lives For The Better“. If it’s time to change YOURS, give us a call at (703) 242-3975.
 
(Read what clients have posted about our agents Terry BeltKevin KleifgesTom ReillyBeth DadismanGail BeltMartin Bristow & The Belt Team on independent site Zillow.com here).
 

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Keller Williams Realty
The Belt Team
6820 Elm Street
McLean VA 22101
(703) 242-3975