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A seasoned professional and Northern Virginia native for over 35 years– Kathy has a wealth of local knowledge and experience. Dedication to exceed her client’s expectations, paralleled with her diligence, patience, attention to detail, technology savvy, and driven attitude have been instrumental in her success serving her clients with their real estate needs. She specializes in educating her clients to make informed decisions when it comes to buying, selling, and investing in Real Estate.

💥Monday Power Vibe💥Let’s do this! 💪🏻👊🏻💥
10/16/2023

💥Monday Power Vibe💥

Let’s do this!

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💥WOW! What a weekend! 💥We have some INCREDIBLE stories to share with you…but we have to wait until these deals are close...
09/25/2023

💥WOW! What a weekend! 💥

We have some INCREDIBLE stories to share with you…but we have to wait until these deals are closed before we can spill the beans!🤫🤐

But boy oh boy, are we EXCITED for our clients. 🙌🏻👏🏻💥

Expectations exceeded, sight unseen multiple offers and we didn’t even go on the market!! 😲😉

One of the best things about our industry is our friendships, network and connections we have.

I’m so thankful I get to work alongside some incredible people, and we are all working together to help each other succeed.

If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is.

Here’s to helping everyone win this week!

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09/15/2023

The 🍁FALL 🍁Real Estate Market is HERE!!

We have the inside scoop on some sweet properties that are going to hit the market soon!

🔹 N. Arlington Cape Cod Prime Location
4 🛏️ | 2 🛁 | 0.3 🌳Acre Lot

📲 Send me a DM for more info!




✨ WOW ✨We are completely smitten with this Kitchen, and ALL the minimalist details!!  🔹Quartz Waterfall Island 🔹Quartz B...
09/12/2023

✨ WOW ✨

We are completely smitten with this Kitchen, and ALL the minimalist details!!

🔹Quartz Waterfall Island
🔹Quartz Backsplash
🔹Miele Induction Cooktop
🔹Miele Concealed Hood
🔹Miele Steam/Convection Oven
🔹Miele Convection Wall Oven
🔹Miele Built In Coffee Maker
🔹Miele Hidden Dishwasher
🔹Sub Zero Hidden Side by Side Fridge
🔹Custom Slim Modern Shaker Cabinets
🔹Walnut Floating Shelves
🔹Brizo Faucets

It’s Absolutely PERFECT!

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It’s also FOR SALE!

📲See link in Bio to schedule a tour!

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Scandinavian design meets modern luxury in Loudoun County - simple, balanced, and timeless. This Stunning home combines ...
09/03/2023

Scandinavian design meets modern luxury in Loudoun County - simple, balanced, and timeless.

This Stunning home combines elements of clean minimalism with warm, open spaces enveloped by nature. 

Every single corner of has been meticulously crafted with an eye for architectural details. Wake up each day to larger-than-life windows in every room, bringing the outdoors and natural light inside. Exquisite walnut wood accents complement the neutral light oak floors with contrasting dark fixtures and window frames. The overall palette against bright walls is sleek and clean yet undeniably cozy.

It’s absolutely breathtaking!

✨Open House ✨
Sunday 2-4pm 8.3.23

📍40388 Manbar Lane | 💵 $1,950,000

4 🛏️ | 4.5 🛁 | 3 🚗 | 4938+ 📐ft | 3 🌳 Acres

DM for more details!

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Grateful. Started my morning today reflecting on all the wonderful people that are in my life, and this journey I am liv...
08/29/2023

Grateful.

Started my morning today reflecting on all the wonderful people that are in my life, and this journey I am living. This Real Estate gig has given me even more opportunities to serve and be served, and I’m just SO THANKFUL❣️

Yesterday I had a chance to speak with someone cleaning my clients windows. He needed some simple RE advice, and I had a chance to help. It’s like I was where I needed to be to help and he was too. His entire crew was also so gracious, hardworking, and the kindest humans — “just cleaning windows” yet so grateful for their jobs. They went above and beyond with everything.

That conversation left me realizing just how grateful I am. I get to be a part of so many peoples lives and maybe a part of their stories.

It is a privilege, and I’m just so thankful that THIS is where I am supposed to be.

So, I just wanted to take a moment to say…

Thank you for being here.
Thank you for supporting me.
Thank you for being a part of MY Journey.

💙
~Kathy


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We have been working behind the scenes these past few weeks to prepare some properties to hit the market soon. ➡️We can’...
08/26/2023

We have been working behind the scenes these past few weeks to prepare some properties to hit the market soon. ➡️

We can’t wait to show you the final results!

One of the most common misconceptions we often get from Seller clients when we first meet is that they think they can “just put a property on the market” before they are fully ready to be shown — especially in a “hot” market or one where “homes are selling fast.”

However, they don’t realize is that the homes that are selling for Top Dollar, with multiple offers are the ones that are fully ready to show on the first day they hit the market!

Weeks or months of planning and preparation to get the properties ready for showtime.

The houses have professional photos, they are staged, painted, touched up, decluttered, large furniture has been removed, deep cleaned, cleaned up landscaping and the list goes on!

The #1 goal for Sellers is to impress Buyers from the moment the buyer sees a house online, to the moment the pull up to the front door and walk inside! You want to make them Fall In Love with your home instantly!

No matter what the price-point, whether it’s an investment property or a luxury home, our number one recommendation is to wait until we are fully ready to make THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION.

If you are thinking about putting your property on the market, I would be delighted to start discussing your game-plan to begin preparing your home to Sell.

In Life and in REAL ESTATE — there is only ONE CHANCE to make a First Impression! ☺️

Always here to help you!

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✨Summer Evening Dreams✨ There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when your clients send you a picture like this on...
06/17/2023

✨Summer Evening Dreams✨

There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when your clients send you a picture like this one — to remind you that YOU helped make their dreams come true.✨

If only we could tell you how miraculous this purchase was. 🏠

We took a chance at the impossible, and yet, it was truly meant to be their forever home❣️

THIS is why we are here.
THIS is why we love what we do.

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The housing market has been going through shifts lately. That’s why it’s so important to work with an industry professio...
03/14/2023

The housing market has been going through shifts lately. That’s why it’s so important to work with an industry professional who can be your guide throughout the process.

A real estate expert uses their knowledge of what’s really happening with home prices, housing supply, expert projections, and more to give you the best advice. Someone who can provide clarity like that is critical right now.

Unfortunately, when information in the media isn’t clear, it can generate a lot of fear and uncertainty in the market. As Jason Lewris, Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer at Parcl, says:

“In the absence of trustworthy, up-to-date information, real estate decisions are increasingly being driven by fear, uncertainty, and doubt.”
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Buying a home is a big decision, and it should be one you feel confident making...


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The housing market has been going through shifts lately.

One of the benefits of being a homeowner is that you build equity over time. By selling your house, that equity can be u...
03/13/2023

One of the benefits of being a homeowner is that you build equity over time. By selling your house, that equity can be used toward purchasing your next home.

Bankrate explains it like this:

“Home equity is the portion of your home you’ve paid off – in other words, your stake in the property as opposed to the lender’s. In practical terms, home equity is the appraised value of your home minus any outstanding mortgage and loan balances.”

>>Majority of Americans Have a Large Amount of Equity
If you’ve owned your home for a while, you’ve likely built up some equity – and you may not even realize how much. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and ATTOM, the majority of Americans have a substantial amount of equity right now.

And having such large amounts of equity is a benefit to homeowners in more ways than one. “Record levels of...


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One of the benefits of being a homeowner is that you build equity over time. 

Owning a home is a major way to build wealth. That’s why housing makes up a critical piece of someone’s net worth. DM me...
03/10/2023

Owning a home is a major way to build wealth. That’s why housing makes up a critical piece of someone’s net worth. DM me to talk about the value of investing in homeownership today.


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A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’r...
03/09/2023

A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real estate experts are saying you should keep in mind.
>> 1. Houses That Are Priced Right Are Still Selling
Houses that are updated and priced at their current market value are still selling. Jeff Tucker, Senior Economist at Zillow, says:
“. . . sellers who price and market their home competitively shouldn’t have a problem finding a buyer.”
The need to price your house right is so important today because the market has changed so much over the past year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains:
“With a smaller pool of buyers today and more competition from other homes on the market, homesellers will likely need to adjust their price expectations in the...


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A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. 

03/08/2023

How you price your house will make a big difference to not only your bottom line, but to how quickly it could sell. Let’s connect to figure out the ideal price for your house.


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There are plenty of great reasons to own a home. A major one is that it allows you to accumulate wealth. As the largest ...
03/07/2023

There are plenty of great reasons to own a home. A major one is that it allows you to accumulate wealth. As the largest asset for most homeowners, housing is a major factor in building your net worth. Let’s chat about your homeownership goals today.


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In today’s market, the way you price and market your house makes all the difference when you sell. DM me today to get ex...
03/06/2023

In today’s market, the way you price and market your house makes all the difference when you sell. DM me today to get expert advice on selling your house this spring.


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Today’s homeowners are sitting on significant equity, even as home price appreciation has eased recently. If you’re a ho...
03/03/2023

Today’s homeowners are sitting on significant equity, even as home price appreciation has eased recently. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. Here’s what it means for you, even as the market moderates.

>>How Equity Has Grown in Recent Years

Because of the imbalance between how many homes were for sale and the number of homebuyers in the market over the past few years, home prices appreciated substantially.

And while price appreciation has slowed this year, that doesn’t mean you’ve lost all the equity in your home. In fact, the latest Homeowner Equity Insights report from CoreLogic finds the average homeowner’s equity has grown by $34,300 over the past year alone.

And if you’ve been in your home longer than that, chances are you have even more equity than you...


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Today’s homeowners are sitting on significant equity, even as home price appreciation has eased recently. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. Here’s what it means for you, even as the market moderates.

If you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to work with someone who understands how the market is changing...
03/02/2023

If you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to work with someone who understands how the market is changing and what it means for you.

>>1. They’re Experts on Market Trends

An expert real estate advisor knows about national trends and your local area too. More importantly, they’ll give insight to what all of this means for you, so they’ll be able to help you make a decision based on trustworthy, data-bound information.

>>2. A Local Professional Knows How To Set the Right Price for Your Home

Real estate professionals look at a variety of factors, like the condition of your home and any upgrades you’ve made, with an unbiased eye. They compare your house to recently sold homes in your area to find the best price for today’s market so your house sells quickly.

>>3. A Real Estate Advisor Helps Maximize Your Pool of Buyers

Real...


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If you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to work with someone who understands how the market is changing and what it means for you. Here are five reasons working with a professional can ensure you’ll get the most out of your sale.

One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According t...
03/01/2023

One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

“Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.”

With spring approaching, now’s a great time to consider if buying a home makes sense for you. The best way to figure that out is to talk with a trusted real estate professional.

>>The Largest Part of Most Homeowners’ Net Worth Is Their Equity

You may be surprised to learn just how much of a homeowner’s net worth actually comes from owning their home. Scholastica Gay Cororaton, Research Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), shares:

“Homeownership is the largest source of wealth among families, with the median value of a primary residence...


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One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac:

After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some ...
02/28/2023

After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. If you’re planning to purchase a home this year, you too may be wondering if now’s the right time to buy or if you should hold off on your search until rates come back down.

The recent uptick in rates has been driven by what’s happening with inflation. Joel Kan, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains:

“Mortgage rates increased across the board last week, pushed higher by market expectations that inflation will persist, thus requiring the Federal Reserve to keep monetary policy restrictive for a longer time.”

>>Advice for Home Shoppers

If you’re thinking about...


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After steadily falling over the winter, mortgage rates have started to rise in recent weeks. This is concerning to some potential homebuyers as the combination of higher mortgage rates and higher prices have made homes less affordable. So, if you’re planning to purchase a home this year, you too m...

A homeowner’s net worth is 40X greater than that of a renter. You’re missing out on that wealth generation when you’re s...
02/27/2023

A homeowner’s net worth is 40X greater than that of a renter. You’re missing out on that wealth generation when you’re stuck renting. DM me today if you’re ready to build wealth through homeownership.


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02/24/2023

Homeowners have a significant amount of equity. Let’s connect so you can learn how much equity you have and how it can help you achieve your goals.


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There are far fewer homes for sale today than there were during the 2008 housing crash. That means there isn’t the same ...
02/23/2023

There are far fewer homes for sale today than there were during the 2008 housing crash. That means there isn’t the same oversupply right now that once fueled a crash in prices. DM me for more expert insights and data that show why today’s market is so different from last time.


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In today’s market, homes that are priced right and in good condition are still selling quickly. If you’re thinking about...
02/22/2023

In today’s market, homes that are priced right and in good condition are still selling quickly. If you’re thinking about selling your house this spring, now’s the time to get it ready and make sure it will appeal to today’s buyers. DM me so we can figure out what needs to be done to ensure your house sells fast.


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The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale.Let’s break down these two big iss...
02/21/2023

The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale.

Let’s break down these two big issues in today’s housing market.

>>Rate-Locked Homeowners

Today, the typical mortgage rate offered to buyers is over 6%. As a result, many homeowners are opting to stay put instead of moving to another home with a higher borrowing cost. This is a situation known as being rate locked.

When so many homeowners are rate locked and reluctant to sell, it’s a challenge for a housing market that needs more inventory. However, experts project mortgage rates will gradually fall this year, and that could mean more people will be willing to move as that happens.

>>The Fear of Not Finding Something To Buy

The other factor holding back potential sellers is the fear of not finding another home to buy if they move. Worrying about where they’ll go...


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The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply:

02/20/2023

Getting pre-approved is an important first step towards buying a home. Let’s connect so you have the right tools to buy a home in today’s market.


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If you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. The current number of homes for sale is stil...
02/17/2023

If you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. The current number of homes for sale is still far below pre-pandemic numbers—and there aren’t enough houses on the market to satisfy buyer demand. If you’ve thought about selling, let’s chat today.


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If you’re thinking about buying a home, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s new...
02/16/2023

If you’re thinking about buying a home, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s newly built.
>>The Number of Newly Built Homes Is on the Rise
There's still a historically low number of homes available on the market. One reason for that is years of underbuilding—meaning there haven’t been enough new homes built to keep up with demand.
As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, shares:
“While existing-home inventory remains limited, the silver lining for home buyers is that new-home inventory is on the rise, and a new home at the right price is a pretty good substitute.”
>>Builder Incentives Can Provide a Boost
While there a growing number of new homes for sale, builders are slowing that pace until they sell more of their current inventory. And many builders are now offering incentives to help buyers...


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If you’re thinking about buying a home, you might be focusing on previously owned ones. But with so few houses for sale today, it makes sense to consider all your options, and that includes a home that’s newly built.

Many people believe you need 20% of the purchase price for a down payment. However, data shows that’s not always the cas...
02/15/2023

Many people believe you need 20% of the purchase price for a down payment. However, data shows that’s not always the case. The average homebuyer actually puts down much less than that. DM me today because you might be closer to your savings goal than you realize.


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In today’s housing market, you can still be the champion if you have the right team and strategy. To win as a buyer, you...
02/14/2023

In today’s housing market, you can still be the champion if you have the right team and strategy. To win as a buyer, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd. DM me to make your game-winning play.


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Some Highlights In today’s housing market, you can still be the champion if you have the right team and strategy. To win as a buyer, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd.

Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down pa...
02/13/2023

Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closing costs are and how much you should budget for.

>>What Are Closing Costs?

People are sometimes surprised by closing costs because they don’t know what they are. According to Bankrate:

“Closing costs are the fees and expenses you must pay before becoming the legal owner of a house, condo or townhome . . . Closing costs vary depending on the purchase price of the home and how it’s being financed . . .”

In other words, your closing costs are a collection of fees and payments involved with your transaction. According to Freddie Mac, while they can vary...


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Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closi...

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A seasoned professional and Northern Virginia native for over 30 years– Kathy has a wealth of local knowledge and experience. Dedication to exceed her client’s expectations, paralleled with her diligence, patience, attention to detail, technology savvy, and driven attitude have been instrumental in her success serving her clients with their real estate needs. She specializes in educating her clients to make informed decisions when it comes to buying, selling, and investing in Real Estate.



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