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What the Fed rate hike means for those looking to buy a house in Stafford, Fredericksburg …

Yes, interest rates are still low but are slowly expected to start climbing in 2016 which makes now a great time to buy a home in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Northern VA and the surround area.  

If you looking to upgrade to a larger home or downsize to a smaller house or maybe you have orders to Quantico, orders to Fort Belvoir, or another base in Northern VA and are in the market for a home, you don’t need to rush and get it done tomorrow, but now is a good time to start making some decisions and calling a Realtor.  

“The Fed slashed interest rates to zero in December 2008 to stimulate the economy and boost the housing market during the depths of the Great Recession.

The central bank now believes the U.S. economy is strong now and no longer needs crutches.

Still, it won’t be a game changer overnight. Rates are expected to go up at a slow, gradual pace.”

For more details on what the rate hikes means for you, click on one of the links below.


CNN Article: What a Fed rate hike means for you.


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Wondering how the housing market is around the nation?

According to Freddie Mac’s recently released Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), the U.S. housing market continued to slowly stabilize with three additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity; including the Washington, DC area.

For more details on the MiMi report, click here.

Building a new house, Stafford VA

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Building a New Home? Add These Upgrades While They’re Cheap (and Easy)

“If you’ve decided to build your home from the ground up, determining which extra features are worth adding—and which are equivalent to flushing stacks of hundreds down the toilet—can be tough. And while it’s OK to put off some decisions, certain additions are prohibitively costly to retrofit. You’re dreaming of radiant heating, you say? It’s way better to install now than sacrifice thousands of dollars later.

Not sure what’s a must-do right now? Here are some of the easiest things to add to a new home that will save you a few migraines down the road.”

View the full story from by clicking here.

If you are ready to build your dream home in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, or Northern VA, contact the areas premier Real Estate agent, Doreen Boggs with Coldwell Banker Elite, by clicking here or calling her direct at (540) 455-6211.

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Is New Construction for You?

If you are considering new construction, DO NOT GO TO THE MODEL HOME WITHOUT YOUR REALTOR! Be sure you have a Buyer’s Agent looking out for YOUR best interests.  The builder does not discount the house if you don’t have representation, so ensure you have an expert on your side!

“If you’re a first-time buyer, determining whether to build or buy an existing home can be overwhelming. For many people, choosing new construction is a great opportunity to design their dream home and save money on repairs and replacing old appliances.

In fact, one-third of consumers looking to buy their first home are interested in new construction, and 37% of millennials are considering new homes, according to TD Bank’s First-Time Home Buyer Pulse.

As you evaluate whether new construction is right for you, keep in mind some helpful tips and best practices when embarking on “new” home ownership…”

Check out the full story from by clicking here.

If you are thinking about building your dream home in Stafford, Fredericksburg, or Northern VA, contact the areas premier Real Estate agent, Doreen Boggs with Coldwell Banker Elite, by clicking here or calling her direct at (540) 455-6211.