Tips For Buying A House

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

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

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

Should You Skip the Starter Home and Buy a Forever Home?

Should You Skip the Starter Home and Buy a Forever Home? dpproductions/iStock If you’re out there shopping for your first home, you might swoon over that four-bedroom Colonial and imagine growing old there—but wait a minute! Sure, you might be jonesing to put down permanent roots, but your bank account and life circumstances might beg […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jul 1, 2019

How Much House Can You Afford? Down Payment and Mortgage Rates Explained

How Much House Can You Afford? Down Payment and Mortgage Rates Explained urfinguss/iStock How much house can you afford? Knowing you want to buy a home is one thing; knowing how much of a mortgage payment you can handle is quite another. Too often, dreams and reality collide: You’re yearning for a four-bedroom Colonial, but […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 13, 2019