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Myth Busting: You Need 20% Down to Own a Home in Northern Virginia

Myth Busting: You Need 20% Down to Own a Home in Northern Virginia

Especially in Washington DC and Northern Virginia real estate, many home buyers wait to have a 20 percent down payment saved while the home prices continue to increase. Did you know that you don't need to have a 20 percent down payment to buy a home? 

Why Buying a Home Makes Sense Compared to Renting

Why Buying a Home Makes Sense Compared to Renting

There's a reason why owning a home is part of the big American dream. Ultimately, we all want a place that we can call our own. While it's easy enough to say that your rented apartment is "yours," the truth is that renting leaves you with very little control over the property you live in. On the other hand, when you buy a home, you can really put down roots for yourself, and your family.

As complicated as choosing the right home, applying for a mortgage, and even unpacking a flood of boxes can be, there are plenty of reasons why it makes more sense to buy than rent.

Prince Harry and Meghan Buying a Home? What We Can Learn About Real Estate Trends From Royals

Prince Harry and Meghan Buying a Home? What We Can Learn About Real Estate Trends From Royals

Rumor has it that Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be buying a home in either in London or Los Angeles. What can those of us in Washington DC and Northern Virginia real estate learn from the royals house hunting rumors?

Everything You Need to Know About an Escrow Account When Buying or Selling a Home in Northern Virginia

Everything You Need to Know About an Escrow Account When Buying or Selling a Home in Northern Virginia

Escrow accounts are a critical part of protecting both a buyer and a seller in a real estate transaction. However, most people don't think twice about how or why an escrow account is so important. Click here to learn more!

Top 5 Spring Cleaning to Prepare for the Summer Real Estate Market in Northern Virginia and DC

Top 5 Spring Cleaning to Prepare for the Summer Real Estate Market in Northern Virginia and DC

If you are ready to sell your home and you need to do some spring cleaning, below are our top tips! You can clean your house, as well as get it ready for the hot summer market in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. 

Boring Title: Horror Stories from the Obstacle Racing and Title Industry

Boring Title: Horror Stories from the Obstacle Racing and Title Industry

Title insurance is boring, but Allied Title & Escrow is here to decode the jargon and make it (somewhat) more interesting. This biweekly column will explore the mundane (but very necessary!) world of title insurance while sharing interesting stories of two friends’ entrepreneurial careers. 

Most Common Liens on Northern Virginia Properties

Most Common Liens on Northern Virginia Properties

Ever wondered what the most common judgements and liens were in Northern Virginia? Click here to find out!

3 Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in a Fast-Paced Real Estate Market

3 Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers in a Fast-Paced Real Estate Market

Given how hot the market is right now, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give some tips for a fast-paced real estate market.

6 Surprising Reasons a Title Company & Title Insurance is Important When Buying a Home in Northern Virginia

6 Surprising Reasons a Title Company & Title Insurance is Important When Buying a Home in Northern Virginia

Title insurance protects your most expensive purchase of a lifetime, click here to see HOW.