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Recently Asked Question: Should I get a home inspection on a brand new home?

|July 2, 2018| I would.  Pay a few hundred dollars now for a home inspection and resolve any issues with the builder prior to closing.  It could be challenging to get the builder to address the problems after you have closed on the home.  Your home could be built by a number of subcontractors and even the best builder could miss some items.  Having a home inspection... (more)

JUST SOLD | Represented Buyer | 4400 Rollingbrooke Ct, Alexandria

|July 2, 2018| Helped my clients sell their home and move up to this fantastic 4 bedroom single family home on a cul-de-sac lot with gorgeous perennial landscaping and close to Huntley Meadows Park. Congratulations to my clients! Sell or buy your home with Tim.  Call (571) 275-0871. Tim Royster | U.S. Army Veteran | REALTOR® | (571) 275-0871 | [email protected] This... (more)

July 2018 Newsletter

Best Backyard BBQ Ever: How to Make It Happen Nothing says summer more invitingly than steaks sizzling on the grill. Whether it’s a small family gathering or a fabulous shindig,  when you start up the grill, you have an instant party. How can you make sure your culinary creations are a hit? Read more…  Prepping Your Home for Sale: Get the Most Bang for... (more)

JUST SOLD | Represented Buyer | 10438 Red Granite Terrace, Oakton

|June 6, 2018|  This was the only updated townhouse available in the desired school zone.  So it wasn’t surprising when there were 8 offers on the house within 4 days of being listed. Based on the recent sales in the area and my assessment of the updates, I advised my clients on the right price and negotiated to win the property.  Congratulations to our... (more)

June 2018 Newsletter

Make Summer Vacations Affordable Again Planning a summer vacation can be great fun—until you start adding up the expenses of everything you’d like to do.  Air travel often comes with sticker shock.  Gassing the car feels tantamount to paying the mortgage.  Many hotels are prohibitively expensive. Read more… Want to Sell Your Home Faster? Try These Tips When... (more)

COMING SOON! 6526 Kelsey Point Cir, Alexandria

|June 5, 2018| COMING SOON! Move-In ready, private end unit town home in the heart of Kingstowne! New HVAC, Newer Roof. Light filled main level with great deck for entertaining. Kitchen boasts granite counter tops, eat-in-kitchen area and huge pantry! High ceilings in over-sized master bedroom. Walking distance to fitness center, pool, & Top Golf! You will... (more)

Ways to Save Money When You Travel

 |June 1, 2018| Taking a vacation on a scaled back budget is very doable and with the help of these tips, you will be on the road to savings in no time. Shop around for bargains The old concept of supply and demand is likely going to work in your favor this summer. People are saving their money and not spending as much, and hotels and resorts are feeling it.... (more)

Is My House Priced to Sell at Maximum Value?... and what's a CMA?

|May 22, 2018| As you prepare to sell your house, the number one question you’d most likely ask is How much can I sell my house for?  You decide to interview a couple of agents and one estimate is much higher than the other.  Do you pick the higher one?  Do you start to wonder if the agent with the lower estimate is not looking out for your best interest? ... (more)

May 2018 Newsletter

Click here for this month’s newsletter may-newsletter-tim-royster. Helpful Hacks to Make Decision Making a Breeze Should you choose a house in the suburbs or a condo in the city? Should you take that job offer or keep looking? Making sound decisions is one of life’s biggest challenges. If you’re not careful, you can make a poor choice, or even find yourself frozen... (more)

April 2018 Local Market Insight - Vienna, VA (All Home Types)

Contact us if you would like to know how the data below impacts the buying or selling of your real estate property in this or any other area(s). Each gauge compares with the 5-year minimum for that month, the 5-year maximum for that month and the 5-year average for that month.  Due to the seasonal nature of real estate statistics, the ability to compare stats... (more)

JUST SOLD | Represented Seller | 6539 Brick Hearth Ct, Alexandria

|May 7, 2018| This beautiful two-bedroom end unit townhouse was under contract in only 4 days on the market with multiple offers.  The home was priced right and presented well (kudos to the sellers!).  It attracted the right buyer.  A smooth and successful transaction. Congratulations to our clients! Click on WelcomeHome6539BrickHearthCt for property details. Sell... (more)

March 2018 Local Market Insight - 20111, Manassas, VA (All Home Types)

Contact us if you would like to know how the data below impacts the buying or selling of your real estate property in this or any other area(s) this Spring.   Each gauge compares with the 5-year minimum for that month, the 5-year maximum for that month and the 5-year average for that month.  Due to the seasonal nature of real estate statistics, the ability to... (more)

March 2018 Local Market Insight - Fairfax, VA (All Home Types)

Contact us if you would like to know how the data below impacts the buying or selling of your real estate property in this or any other area(s) this Spring.   Each gauge compares with the 5-year minimum for that month, the 5-year maximum for that month and the 5-year average for that month.  Due to the seasonal nature of real estate statistics, the ability to... (more)

A Weekend Excursion to Historic Manassas, Virginia

|April 17, 2018| Embrace the beautiful Northern Virginia spring season by visiting one of our region’s most historic attractions.  Connect with the history of our nation at the Manassas National Battlefield Park where the first Civil War battle began in July 1861.  The Battle of Second Manassas (Second Bull Run) was fought on the same grounds... (more)

April 2018 Newsletter

|April 9, 2018| Click here for this month’s newsletter april-newsletter-tim-royster.   On the Road Again: The Return of the RV Lifestyle North Americans are traveling the highways and byways again. And doing it in style. After the halcyon days of RVing in the 70s, the industry declined. The 2008 financial crisis practically destroyed it, but now vehicles... (more)

Recently Asked Question: I love this house on the market but I must sell my current house before I can purchase it.  Can I include a home sale contingency?

|April 7, 2018| You can but generally sellers do not consider offers with a home sale contingency especially in a sellers’ market.  However, the seller may accept a home sale contingency if for instance the house for sale has been sitting on the market for a long period of time or if the seller is not in a hurry to sell.  Your chances could increase if... (more)

JUST SOLD | Represented Buyer | 13988 Big Yankee Ln, Centreville

|March 30, 2018| This was a multiple offer situation.  Congratulations to our client! Sell or buy your home with Tim.  Call (571) 275-0871. Tim Royster | U.S. Army Veteran | REALTOR® | (571) 275-0871 | [email protected] This blog and any information contained herein are intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, accounting,... (more)

JUST SOLD | Represented Seller | 6139 Cinnamon Ct, Alexandria

|March 30, 2018| This beautiful townhouse was sold within 15 days of listing the property.  Congratulations to our clients! Click on WelcomeHome6139CinnamonCt for property details. Sell or buy your home with Tim.  Call (571) 275-0871. Tim Royster | U.S. Army Veteran | REALTOR® | (571) 275-0871 | [email protected] This blog and any information contained herein... (more)

Building Memories at Burke Lake Park

|March 28, 2018| Burke Lake Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and the 888 acres park provides plenty of space for everyone.  There is a 4.7 mile lake trail that is mostly shaded and is ideal for walking, running or biking.  There is something at the park for everyone to enjoy – miniature train and carousel rides for the kids, frisbee golf, canoeing,... (more)

February 2018 Local Market Insight - 20151, Chantilly, VA (All Home Types)

Contact us if you would like to know how the data below impacts the buying or selling of your real estate property in this or any other area(s) this Spring.   Each gauge compares with the 5-year minimum for that month, the 5-year maximum for that month and the 5-year average for that month.  Due to the seasonal nature of real estate statistics, the ability to... (more)

February 2018 Local Market Insight - 20120, Centreville, VA (All Home Types)

Contact us if you would like to know how the data below impacts the buying or selling of your real estate property in this or any other area(s) this Spring.   Each gauge compares with the 5-year minimum for that month, the 5-year maximum for that month and the 5-year average for that month.  Due to the seasonal nature of real estate statistics, the ability to... (more)

February 2018 Local Market Insight - Alexandria/Kingstowne (All Home Types)

Contact us if you would like to know how the data below impacts the buying or selling of your real estate property in Alexandria/Kingstowne or any other area(s) this Spring.   Each gauge compares with the 5-year minimum for that month, the 5-year maximum for that month and the 5-year average for that month.  Due to the seasonal nature of real estate statistics,... (more)

Historic Town of Occoquan

|March 20, 2018| Historic Occoquan is a quaint little town with over 200 years of history.  It sits along the Occoquan River located just off I-95.  If you’re looking for a quick day trip, consider this town with its unique shops and restaurants.  Dine at the Secret Garden Cafe and check out the craft beers and artisan wines at the Bottle Stop Wine Bar,... (more)

What You Need to Know About Credit Scores When Buying a Home

|March 18, 2018| If you are buying a home, a credit report will be required and run by the lender you choose within 60-90 days of your purchase. Credit scores can be a mystery, here is some information to help you understand how it is calculated.  In most cases, the better the score, the better the interest rate you will get for your loan. Even if your credit... (more)

Free Homebuyer Class - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Live Oak Restaurant, 1603 Commonwealth Ave,  Alexandria, VA 22301 Be informed.  Experienced local real estate expert, Tim Royster and local senior loan officer, Ruth Griel will explain the nuts and bolts of buying a house this year. Topics include: Home buying process Local market conditions Benefits... (more)

March 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our March 2018 newsletter! You Just Might Have Been Wearing Blue This March 17 “The wearing of the blue?” St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 usually celebrates all things green. But St. Patrick – in whose name we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day – was British. So even though he was credited with introducing Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, he might... (more)

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