Buying a Home

Nov. 2, 2018

What do you do about pet odor?

getting rid of pet odors

We all know you love your pets. I love my Daisy and Baxter with all my heart. But, your buyer doesn't have a clue how wonderful your pet is. A problem that always arises in selling a home is the potential for what your pet is leaving behind.  ...

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July 26, 2018

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

I often get asked by my Northern Virginia homeowners how long people typically live in their homes. For the majority of the last 25 years, most families stayed in their home an average of 6 years before moving.


There are several things that can cause a homeowner to move ...

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June 30, 2018

What's Up With Interest Rates?

What's Up With Interest Rates?

As we approach the halfway mark for the year, everyone wants to know how the real estate market is doing here in Northern Virginia. 

Find out in my latest video below. 

june 2018 interest rates from Robin Butler on Vimeo.


As ...

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May 24, 2018

How To Buy A Northern Virginia Home In A Tight Market

You found the perfect house, perfect neighborhood, perfect price. You text the realtor to set up a showing and- WHAM! Too late, it’s already pending. But, it just came on the market yesterday. How did you miss it?


Does that sound like you? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Right ...

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Feb. 22, 2018

Mortgage Rates on FIRE! Home Prices Up in Smoke?

Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year.

What impact will rising rates have on house values?

Many quickly jump to the conclusion that an increase in ...

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Feb. 15, 2018

Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage?

Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage? | MyKCM

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs ...

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Feb. 8, 2018

How to Get a Free Credit Report


We should talk about credit reports. These reports are critical to the Northern Virginia homeownership process, but many people don’t really understand them. Let’s break them down some.

What is a credit report?

Credit reports contain your basic information, as well as your credit activity, past credit information and ...

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Feb. 1, 2018

Why Northern Virginia Millennials Choose To Buy

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

  • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”

  • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have ...

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Jan. 25, 2018

Top 5 Reasons Home Ownership is Good for You


Everyone knows that owning a home is a good financial decision. If you’re looking to stay here in Northern Virginia and maybe do some DIY projects, a home can be a good investment. There are other reasons that make owning a home a good decision, as well. Here are ...

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Dec. 28, 2017

2017 Local Real Estate Update

Last week, we talked about the overall US real estate market. This week, I'm updating you on the local market. 



Here's wishing you a fabulous 2018. If you have any questions or need any real estate assistance, feel free to contact me and pass my ...

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