Category : Real Estate Advice

Thinking of selling your home? Is your home already on the market and just won’t sell? Here are some common home selling myths about the real estate market in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads, VA. Home Selling Myths Everyone wants to sell their home fast for top dollar.  But often, misconceptions and misinformation get in the […]

by Katie Zarpas July 03, 2016 0 comments

Should I Buy a Condo or a House? There’s a lot to consider when you buy a home.  For many people, those considerations start with a simple question: Should I Buy a Condo or a House? What is a Condo? First, if you don’t know what the word “condominium” means, don’t worry – you’re not alone! […]

by Katie Zarpas April 05, 2016 2 comments

If you’re buying your first home, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed.  This is a huge step, and there are so many things you have to get right: finding the right house, in the right location, with the right financing.  Do you know where to start? People will tell you that this process is difficult… but they’re […]

by Katie Zarpas January 05, 2016 0 comments

Want a more comfortable home?  Thinking of putting your house on the market?  Here are some improvements you can make to your property that will increase resale value without breaking your checking account. Here are home projects that provide serious return on investment when you decide to sell. But First… Before you do anything else, be sure […]

by Katie Zarpas December 28, 2015 0 comments

In case you’re wondering, a Millennial is a person between the ages of 18 and 35.  A lot has been written about Millennials, but today I’m going to talk about Millennials and real estate. Millennials were coming of age just as the Great Recession hit and the housing bubble exploded.  Many were turned off to […]

by Katie Zarpas December 20, 2015 0 comments

Want to give your listing a rest over the holidays?  Think that nobody will want to buy property at Christmas-time?  Here are 11 Reasons to put your property on the market in December. 1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers.  They are more motivated to find a home […]

by Katie Zarpas December 14, 2015 0 comments

People often ask me about Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Homesnap…  It seems like there’s a new real estate internet tool coming off the line every week.  Zillow is definitely the most popular – but it’s also very, very inaccurate.  Don’t get burned by Zestimates! Don’t Get Burned by Zestimates I understand the appeal of online sites […]

by Katie Zarpas December 07, 2015 1 comment