Nancy Jean-Louis' Blog

Posted on 03/08/2020
What to Do When Submitting an Offer
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay You and your agent invested hours, days, weeks and even months searching for the right house. Time spent visiting open houses. But now all your efforts pay off. You’ve found the one. It’s the right size, the right neighborhood and within the budget parameters. This is the home of your dreams. It’s time...
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Posted on 03/06/2020
11561 Wordsworth Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 is now new to the market!
Welcome to one of River Falls most desirable lots at the corner of Windermere View Place and Wordsworth Ct! You'll fall in love with this meticulously maintained 6 bedrooms 5 1/2 baths home sitting on 1.17 acres of perfectly manicured lawn, an additional 3 acres HOA of open land frames this beauty and increases your privacy. Recently remodeled kitchen features quartz countertops, black stainless steel appliances and refinished hardwood floor which extends to most of the main level. Entertain on this level's formal living and dining rooms, enjoy a quiet moment in the study with its fabulous built-ins, or catch a game in the family room on the...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Approach a House Search
When you are ready to buy a house, it pays to plan ahead to conduct a successful house search. That way, you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the real estate market and make your homeownership dream come true in no time at all. Ultimately, you don't need to be a real estate expert to navigate the housing market like...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Zoning Notes for Homebuyers
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a House?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Posted on 02/09/2020
Simple Improvement Ideas for Your Home
Image by ZandersDirect from Pixabay Home improvement is something we all strive for, but many of us never really follow through with completing that goal. With the hectic lives that we live, it’s hard to find time to make those important upgrades to your home. However, home improvement doesn’t always have to be hard and time-consuming. Add Some...
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Posted on 02/02/2020
What Can a Seller Learn After a House Showing?
Let's face it – a showing can be a stressful experience for a house seller. If a seller makes even a single mistake planning for a showing, a buyer may be turned off by his or her residence. And as a result, a seller's home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months. Ultimately, each...
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Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly and Safely
Moving day; you’ve waited months for this day to arrive, working hard to make sure you, your family, pets, and belongings are ready for the big move. With all of the preparations and various people involved, it’s easy for moving day to become dangerous. To ensure that you and your family have a safe and smooth moving day, I’ve...
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Posted on 01/19/2020
3 Signs You Likely Will Receive an Offer to Purchase Soon
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to generate interest in your residence. That way, it won't take long to start receiving offers to purchase after you list your home. There are many signs that homebuyers may soon submit offers to purchase your residence, and these signs include: 1. Buyers are setting up home showings....
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Posted on 01/12/2020
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
Paying off a mortgage early is a dream of many homeowners. By making larger payments on your home loan, you can cut years off of your loan term and save thousands of dollars in interest payments that you can use toward savings or investments. But in an economy that has seen decades of wage stagnation and increasing costs of...
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Posted on 01/05/2020
USDA Loans: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Posted on 12/29/2019
Security Habits That Help Keep Your Home Safer
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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