Suzanne Ward's Blog

Posted on 05/16/2021
DIY Projects to Add Privacy to Your Outdoor Spaces
Image by summa from Pixabay Adding some privacy to your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While you might be tempted to splurge on brand new awning systems or the latest trends, you can accomplish a lot while sticking to your budget. There are also many projects you can DIY easily without taking up more than...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Best Practices: Boosting Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
FHA, VA and USDA Loans and How They Differ from Conventional Mortgages
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayWhen it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with lower...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 4/26/2021
Click here to view SPRINGFIELD, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Make These Four Green Improvements to Boost Your Home's Resale Value
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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Posted on 04/16/2021
2560 S Arlington Mill Drive #3, Arlington, VA 22206 is now new to the market!
Wonderful end unit in super convent location. Private setting. Easy access to 395, DC, Pentagon, shopping and restaurants. Short walk to Shirlington with all it has to offer. Main level offers hardwood, living room, lovely open kitchen with eating/living area and fireplace. Fresh doors to private patio backyard and a half bath. Upper level offers hardwood, 2 suites, both with full private baths. Community offer a pool. grilling area and plenty of outdoor space. Pets on case by case basis with...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Garages: How Attaching One Could Make Your Home Safer and More Accessible
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels For most people, inclement weather is an inconvenience when getting out of a vehicle and entering a home. When it rains, you use an umbrella or get wet. When it snows or sleets, you have to watch every step or suffer a slip and fall. But for people with a disability or mobility...
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Posted on 04/09/2021
3520 Christiana Court, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 is now new to the market!
2 levels with 2 primary suites. Main lever offers kitchen, dining, living room. 1 primary suite, 2 other good size bedrooms and a full hall bath. Beautiful real hardwood throughout . Kitchen is ceramic. Entry to the kitchen from the carport. Slider to deck on back. Lower level offer a large family room, 2nd primary bath, laundry. Bedroom is hardwood. Family room is carpet. Lovely semi private setting. Large storage shed. All with a lovely font porch. Plenty of off street parking. Minimum credit to qualify is 660. No more than 2 incomes to...
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