Must Have: Home Office

Must Have: Home Office

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced workers into remote work situations, many employers were beginning to embrace the advantages of reduced real estate footprints and happier, more balanced employees. When the virus hit, this trend accelerated dramatically, as...
The Upside of Downsizing

The Upside of Downsizing

There are many reasons for downsizing to a smaller home. Perhaps you are an empty nester, and are tired of navigating stairs or maintaining large yard. Others may be moving to a more expensive area, like Northern Virginia, and may find that smaller homes fit the...
What Difference Does a Year Make?

What Difference Does a Year Make?

2019 was expected to be the year of rising interest rates. Really, how long could this low interest rate period last? Contrary to expectations, 2019 saw interest rates fall by over 1%. This is great news for homebuyers and homeowners, because lower interest rates...
What Does the Fed Action Mean for Consumers?

What Does the Fed Action Mean for Consumers?

This week, in an anticipated move, the Fed lowered the Fed Funds rate in order kick-start what was seen as a global economic slow-down. President Trump has asked the Fed to lower interest rates even further, not satisfied with the quarter point rate cut the Fed...