Home Buying Tips

Virtual Real Estate Services In Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Virtual Realtor Services These are unusual times, no doubt, but people are still in need of real estate services throughout Northern Virginia. With these changing times, I am proud to announce that I am offering virtual home buying and selling services for my clients. The need to sell homes and buy homes in […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 12, 2020

Should You Buy a Home If a Recession Is Imminent? Answers Ahead

Should You Buy a Home If a Recession Is Imminent? Answers Ahead Updated March 20, 2020 Between the coronavirus pandemic, the shutdown of nonessential businesses in outbreak areas and a plummeting stock market, many may wonder: Are we headed for a recession? Anyone hoping to buy a home anytime soon would probably like to know […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 21, 2020

Tips For Selling Your Home Faster For More Money: I hope you’re having a fantastic day! Here’s another tip to get your home sold quickly, for the highest price. Once offers start to come in, understanding simple offer negotiation tactics will make all the difference. Tip No. 5 – Offer Negotiation Strategy First, understand that all […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 12, 2020

6 ‘Dream Home’ Hopes That Are Completely Delusional

6 ‘Dream Home’ Hopes That Are Completely Delusional erng99/iStock; realtor.com Many home buyers start out starry-eyed when they first embark on shopping for a house, with visions of a big backyard, a home office, a cute coffee shop down the block—and much, much more. The problem? If budgets are tight (as they usually are), then […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Feb 28, 2020

The 10 Cities Where It’s Becoming More Affordable to Buy a Home—and 10 Where It’s Not

The 10 Cities Where It’s Becoming More Affordable to Buy a Home—and 10 Where It’s Not Allentown, PA: Ultima_Gaina/iStock; Tulsa, OK: Sean Pavone/iStock After nearly a decade of ever-escalating home prices and frenzied bidding wars, many buyers are wondering if finding an affordable piece of real estate has become about as likely as discovering a […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

Can’t Stand Minimalism or Maximalism? Try Happy-Medium Design

Can’t Stand Minimalism or Maximalism? Try Happy-Medium Design CreativaStudio/iStock Think minimalism is too stark, and maximalism too much? Then you’re in luck, since the home decor pendulum seems to have swung to the middle. So what is it? Fittingly, it’s called happy-medium design. In a recent feature, the Wall Street Journal described the trend this […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

Rent-to-Own Real Estate: The Benefits and Risks for Home Buyers

Rent-to-Own Real Estate: The Benefits and Risks for Home Buyers Tempura/iStock Rent-to-own real estate may sound like a dream come true. Under the best circumstances, everyone benefits: Sellers collect rent and have a purchase commitment from the buyers, and the buyers can move in right away. In addition, credit score problems or other financial issues that could hamper […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

Do You Get Your Earnest Money Back at Closing?

Do You Get Your Earnest Money Back at Closing? Sargis Zubov/iStock Do you get your earnest money back at closing? If you’re buying a house and planning to finance the purchase with the help of a mortgage, the question is bound to come up. The short answer is: You don’t usually get your earnest money […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jul 1, 2019