Home Buying Tips

Beat the Crowds! How to Buy a House Before It Officially Hits the Market

  SvetaZi/iStock; realtor.com   Buying real estate properties like luxury houses for sale or log cabins for sale is a lot like running a race: Once a listing goes live, buyers have to sprint off the starting block before throngs of other buyers start bidding. Talk about stressful! What if there were a way to buy […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jul 19, 2018

Northern Virginia Home Buying Guides

[signinlocker id=”35730″] Free Home Buying Resources Below you will find a number of useful home buying resources that will help get you started on  your road to home-ownership.  I hope you find them informative and gives you a better understanding of the home buying process.  For more personalized advice, feel free to contact me at […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jul 18, 2018

In addition to your cost of living, here are some other factors to consider: When you compare homes for sale in your area, which one offers the best value for money, and which one will make your life better? Buy a house that has a lot of local amenities, or a house that has a […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 25, 2018

Many people don’t think of their home as an investment vehicle. Unless it’s a property you plan to rent out or fix-and-flip, you might think a house is just a place to live. But the truth is, your home is an investment in many ways. You’ll be putting a lot of money into the property […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 25, 2018

If you’ve never bought a house before, you might see this mortgage as a bridge to a dream house, but that can quickly become a bridge to deep financial and emotional scars. They are the cost of not buying, but when you’ve tried and tried to find a home you can afford, you often find […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 16, 2018

Proof of Funds Letter for a Real Estate Purchase: Why Home Buyers Need It, Bad

DNY59/iStock A proof of funds letter is a document that proves that a home buyer has enough liquid cash to purchase a home. It’s essential paperwork that all home sellers will want to see, so home buyers shouldn’t feel prepared to make an offer without one. “Sellers won’t want to take their property off the market without knowing that the buyers are truly able […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 21, 2018

Should You Buy a House With a Bad Septic System?

  BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock   Should you buy a house with a bad septic system? You might wrestle with this question if you fall in love with a home only to find out during the home inspection that the septic system is in serious disrepair. Properties usually have septic systems for one of two reasons: The home is in […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 18, 2018

Homes For Sale Under $250K In Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Homes Under $250,000 Let’s not kid ourselves, living in Northern Virginia is not cheap.  But if you know where to look and are open to a commute there are a lot of options.  Thanks to major commuter routes like Rt. 66, Rt 29, Rt 28, and of course I-95 there are more ways […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Mar 11, 2018