Home Buying Tips

What Is Title Insurance, and How Much Does Title Insurance Cost?

What Is Title Insurance, and How Much Does Title Insurance Cost?   barisonal/iStock.com   Buying a home often entails also buying various types of insurance to protect your property, and one type you might need to get is called title insurance. When you buy a home, you “take title” to it and establish legal ownership. A title insurance […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 17, 2021

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 […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Feb 28, 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 […]

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 […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020