When you are selling your Harrisonburg home, it only makes sense you want the sale to close successfully. But, how do you define success? It's simple—maximizing your profits and minimizing disruption to your daily life. For nearly 90 percent of homeowners that means enlisting the services of experienced real estate agents like our REALTORS® at Old Dominion Realty.
Yet, there is a small percentage of homeowners who choose to list their homes for sale by owner (FSBO), perhaps hoping to save money by avoiding commissions. Unfortunately, FSBOs have a reputation for failure. We have created this list of five reasons why homes for sale by owners fail.
Sometimes, buying a home can be a long process. You search to find the perfect place. You bid, make a deal, and finalize the details. When your closing is on the calendar, the reality of actually owning a home finally begins to sink in. Before you sign on the dotted line, your mortgage company could decide to check your credit one more time. If they find an unanticipated problem, that last-minute credit check could derail your dreams of owning a home.
Our REALTORS® feel it's important to warn you. Last-minute credit checks are a real thing. If the mortgage company uncovers an issue, your final approval might not be final at all. To help you avoid surprises before your closing day, we offer our home buying help.
Located two miles south of Washington D.C. right between the beautiful Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Harrisonburg attracts new residents every year. It's a great place to move: Up-and-coming professionals, growing families, and retirees all find their way here.
As one of the three top Virginia cities in the area, Harrisonburg is noticeably less expensive than its neighbors Richmond and Alexandria--while still offering truly amazing homes.
Of course, you'll want to start enjoying everything Harrisonburg has to offer as soon as you can. That means taking care of the preliminaries so you'll be comfortable in your new home.
Here's how to navigate some of the most common issues when moving to Harrisonburg:
Will 2018 be the year you get fit? If you're one of the many Americans who made a fitness resolution on New Year's Day, congratulations! You're heading toward a healthier, happier life, and fitness goals don't have to be ridiculous to make a big impact. Instead of holding yourself to a grueling gym schedule, you can start with small, manageable goals – like attending a weekly class. Staunton is full of coaches and classes that make working out fun.
Our REALTORS® have plenty of experience helping people transform their lives, and our local businesses can help you transform your body too. Here are ten gyms and fitness centers in Staunton that are sure to help you stick to that New Year's resolution:
Whether you're searching for a home in Harrisonburg, Staunton or Franklin, West Virginia, there's something you should know--wintertime temperatures can get pretty chilly in our area. When snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, turning up the thermostat is only one way to keep your home comfortable.
Our REALTORS® have a few simple projects for you to do to stay warm until the spring weather arrives. These projects can restore your home's functionality, cut energy costs, and protect your household's health.