Homebuying

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Why Slowing Home Price Appreciation Is Good For Buyers And Sellers

Many forecasters are calling for slower home price appreciation (HPA) and that is a very good thing. As Core Logic reported recently, home prices rose 18.1% year over year from August 2020 to August 2021. “Annual home price growth was the most that we have ever seen in the 45-year history of the CoreLogic Home …

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What Is Commonly Negotiated When Buying A Home?

With homebuying, everything is negotiable, from repairs and closing costs to furniture and appliances. Offers and counteroffers can negotiate on a mix of these factors. These are some of the most commonly negotiated aspects in homebuying. Purchase Price Your pre-qualification letter from your lender will tell you the maximum you can pay for a property, but you …

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Virginia Housing Update

Virginia Housing (formerly referred to as VHDA) offers affordable loan programs for Virginians. With the update of Income and Sales Prices in addition to an increase of Loan Limits, Virginia Housing continues to provide special homeownership opportunities. Effective August 18, 2021: Untitled Document Area Maximum Gross Household Income Sales Price/Loan Limit   2 or Fewer …

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Homebuyer Options

Homebuyer Options

Low Down Payment Programs & Grants George Mason Mortgage has the program options to fit your story and our experienced mortgage professionals will help find the perfect match for you. If you want to become a homeowner, but you don’t have enough cash for a down payment, a state or local down payment assistance program1 might …

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Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Take the stress out of moving with this checklist. Here is a list of essential tasks as well as the ideal times to conduct them. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need for a successful move. 6-8 Weeks Before Moving Budget for moving expenses and obtain estimates from moving companies Call …

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Your Journey Home

Knowing the path will travel together helps the journey go more smoothly. We have outlined some important highlights so you know what to expect along the way. 1. Get Pre-Qualified The best way to approach a real estate agent is with a mortgage pre-qualification in hand. It shows that you’re ready and able to buy …

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Homebuyer Tips

Our goal is to make your home buying experience as smooth as possible. We have highlighted some best practices to help keep your finances in order as you prepare for your journey home. DO Stay current on your rent and all monthly bills Remain with your current employer Check your credit score Find and organize …

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