Vivian Garcete's Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage Types
If buying a home is something you’re considering, you might be curious about the different types of mortgages that are available to you. After all, the interest rate on your loan could have a huge impact on your finances over time, saving you thousands of dollars. In today’s post, I’m going to demystify the home loan by explaining the...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Ways to Reduce the Expense of Moving
Photo by Nina Garman via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. From getting to know new people to starting a new job, it can all be a very enjoyable transition. However, there are some aspects of moving that many people don’t really enjoy. And the biggest factor of all is the money...
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Posted on 01/08/2021
FAIRFAX, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view FAIRFAX, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Do Your Homework: 3 Ways Home Buyers Can Position Themselves for the Best Mortgage Terms
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay The perfect home is not the only thing you'll need to shop for when you want to become a homeowner. In order to get the best terms, the lowest monthly payment and a reasonable interest rate, start doing some homework now -- before you even attend your first open house. 1. Check Your...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
DIY Home Cleaning Solutions
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
Fairfax, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Fairfax, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Use a Pallet to Build a Porch Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Everything You Need to Know About the Homebuyer's Perspective
Evaluating the buyer's perspective is a must for anyone who want to achieve the optimal results during the house selling journey. Because if you understand the buyer's perspective, you can promote your residence to the right groups of individuals at all times. And as a result, you should have no trouble generating lots of interest in your house. Now,...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
ROI: Which Home Improvements Fit Your Bill?
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Probate: Methods of Holding Your Real Estate Title
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you need to decide how you want to hold the title. Many closing agents make an assumption, and that assumption may come back to bite you later in life. In most states, you may title real estate in five ways: sole ownership, joint tenancy with the right...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Is Your Residence Worth More Than You Originally Paid for It?
If you intend to list your residence in the near future, you might believe your house is worth more than you originally paid for it. However, there are many factors that impact a house's value, and these factors include: 1. The Current State of the Real Estate Market The housing market can vary from city to city, town to...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Washington, D.C., Homestead Exemption Laws
Image by jessica45 from Pixabay Sometimes life throws a curveball, whether it’s in the form of extensive medical expenses because of an accident or because your company closed and laid everyone off. If you are not able to work because you have to care for a spouse or child who is injured, or because you cannot find a...
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