Buying a Home

Feb. 16, 2020

Sneaky Expenses First Time Homebuyers Often Overlook



First-time homebuyers in Northern Virginia (and everywhere else) are often seen as frivolous buyers that base their home-buying decisions solely on emotions. While this may be true for some, this cliché need not apply to you. 


By doing your research and talking with the pros, you ...

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Aug. 25, 2019

Call Me…. Ohhhh, Call Me

Call Me!

If I don't get your calls, then everything goes wrong.

You’ve found the perfect home...away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  It’s got a little bit of land overlooking a lake, or a prairie, or maybe it has a mountain view.  You ...

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May 17, 2019

Money Pit Or Potential Palace?





Whether you’re looking to buy a house to flip for profit or want to save a little money on a personal home project, there are many things to consider when buying a “fixer-upper”.  


Experts recommend trying to avoid homes that need major renovations or structural ...

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April 30, 2019

Tips for Visiting Open Houses

If you're looking for a new home, chances are you plan to do some open houses this weekend. It can get really overwhelming if you don't have a strategy. Check out my video below for tips on tackling the open houses without your brain exploding from overload in ...

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April 18, 2019

Real Estate Guides


Are you looking to buy a home this season? Or maybe it's time to move grandma out to assisted living? Here are some links to my latest real estate guides to help in making your upcoming home decisions. 


A Millennial's Guide to Home Ownership


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March 15, 2019

Buyer Be Quiet.



As you come out of hibernation from our Northern Virginia winter and start touring open houses, here is some advice you may not have had to consider for your last home purchase...keep your excitement level to yourself.  


As more homes are being built, and upgraded ...

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Feb. 24, 2019

Fighting Home Buyer's Remorse


Let’s Fight Home Buyer’s Remorse


Home buyer’s remorse is fairly common, and while no one thinks it could happen to them, chances are it will. Once you sign your offer letter, you might suddenly be hit with many thoughts, questions and what-ifs that try to convince you that ...

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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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