Paton Real Estate

Paton Real Estate We guide you on a clear path to remarkable real estate transactions worth celebrating! We are professional real estate salespeople.
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Also, we are REALTORS® and we take our REALTOR® Code of Ethics to heart when we help people buy and sell homes. Our clients receive advice and services to ensure a successful real estate transaction. We work with sellers, buyers, builders, renovators, investors, landlords and tenants throughout Kansas, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.

05/26/2024

It Takes Expertise To Price a House Right

It takes expertise to price a house right. Let’s connect to make sure you’re setting a price that attracts buyers and helps your house sell fast.



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Wondering about the future of home prices? Here's the scoop. Experts forecast a steady rise in home prices until at leas...
05/25/2024

Wondering about the future of home prices? Here's the scoop.

Experts forecast a steady rise in home prices until at least 2028.

That means buying now sets you up to gain equity as values climb. But, if you wait, the price of a home will only be higher later on.

If you want to chat about what this means for you, I’m here and happy to help.



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Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider ThisIf one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because y...
05/24/2024

Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

If one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because you’re worried about the upkeep, here’s some information you may find interesting on both new home construction and existing homes (a home that’s been lived in by a previous owner).

Newly Built Homes Need Less Upfront Maintenance

If you can afford it, you may find a newly built home could help ease your worries about maintenance costs. Think about it, if everything in the house is brand new, it won’t have the wear and tear you may see in an existing home – and that means it’s less likely to need repairs. Plus, many builders also have warranties on their homes that would cover some of the more major expenses that could pop up.

Existing Homes Can Still Have Great Perks

But it’s worth mentioning, that it’s not just newly built homes that...



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If one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because you’re worried about the upkeep, here’s some information you may find interesting on both new home construction and existing homes.

Let’s separate fact from fiction. Despite some recent buzz, mega investors aren’t buying up all the homes. They’re only ...
05/23/2024

Let’s separate fact from fiction.

Despite some recent buzz, mega investors aren’t buying up all the homes.

They’re only buying less than 1% of the single-family homes. And that’s down from the 2% in 2022.

So, don't believe the hype – and if you have questions, I’m here.



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Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First HomeHaving a hard time finding a first home that's right for you and yo...
05/22/2024

Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home

Having a hard time finding a first home that's right for you and your wallet? Well, here's a tip – think about condominiums, or condos for short.

They're usually smaller than single-family homes, but that's exactly why they can be easier on your budget.

So, if you're comfortable with a smaller space and want to buy your first home this year, adding condos to your search might be easier on your wallet.

Besides giving you more options for your home search and maybe fitting your budget better, living in a condo has a bunch of other perks, too. According to Rocket Mortgage: “From community living to walkable urban areas, condos are great options for first-time home buyers and people looking to enjoy homeownership without extensive upkeep.”

Let’s dive into a few of the draws of condos for...



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Having a hard time finding a first home that's right for you and your wallet?

What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing mark...
05/21/2024

What’s Next for Home Prices and Mortgage Rates?

If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates.

1. What’s Next for Home Prices?

One reliable place you can turn to for information on home price forecasts is the Home Price Expectations Survey from Fannie Mae – a survey of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists.

According to the most recent release, experts are projecting home prices will continue to rise at least through 2028.

While the percent of appreciation varies year-to-year, this survey says we’ll see prices rise (not fall) for at least the next 5 years, and at a much more normal pace.

2. When Will Mortgage Rates Come Down?

This is the million-dollar question in the industry. And there’s no easy...



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If you’re thinking of making a move this year, there are two housing market factors that are probably on your mind: home prices and mortgage rates.

05/20/2024

Two Benefits of Buying a Home over Renting

There are two big benefits of buying a home over renting. Want to learn more? Let’s connect to compare the two options.



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The Number of Homes for Sale Is IncreasingThere’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying ...
05/19/2024

The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

There’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying to buy a home because there haven’t been enough houses to go around. But things are starting to look up.

There are more homes up for grabs this year.

As Realtor.com explains: “There were 30.4% more homes actively for sale on a typical day in April compared with the same time in 2023, marking the sixth consecutive month of annual inventory growth.”

What Does This Mean for You?

If you’ve been looking to buy but put your plans on hold because you just couldn’t find what you were searching for, you might see more options now than you did over the past few years – but don't expect a huge selection.

To check out your growing options, it's a good idea to work with a local real estate agent you trust. Real estate is all about location...



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There’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying to buy a home because there haven’t been enough houses to go around.

Struggling to find your first home that fits both your lifestyle and budget? Consider condos. They're smaller and that m...
05/18/2024

Struggling to find your first home that fits both your lifestyle and budget? Consider condos. They're smaller and that means they may be easier on the wallet. And with added perks like low maintenance and community amenities, condos might just be your smartest move. DM me to learn more about the condos available in our area.



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05/17/2024

The Sun Is Shining on Sellers

Thinking of selling your house soon? Let’s work together to get your house listed, so we can find your dream home.



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In today's tight inventory market, you probably want more options for your search. And new home construction could be a ...
05/16/2024

In today's tight inventory market, you probably want more options for your search. And new home construction could be a game-changer. Right now, there are more new builds than the norm. But that doesn’t mean we’re overbuilding – there's still a shortage. It just means more options for you. Have questions about what’s available near us? DM me.



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Thinking of Selling? You Want an Agent with These SkillsSelling your house is a big decision. That’s where a good listin...
05/15/2024

Thinking of Selling? You Want an Agent with These Skills

Selling your house is a big decision. That’s where a good listing agent, also known as a seller's agent, comes in. Here are just a few skills you’ll want your agent to have.

The Ability To Turn Something Complex into Something Simple

Some agents are going to use big, fancy real estate terms to try and impress you. But you shouldn’t have to know all the industry jargon in order to understand what they’re saying. If anything, it's an agent’s job to keep it simple, so you don’t get overwhelmed or confused.

A great agent is going to be someone who is very good at explaining what’s happening in the housing market in a way that’s easy to understand.

A Data-Based Approach on How To Price Your House

While it may be tempting to pick the agent who suggests the highest asking price for your house, that...



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Selling your house is a big decision.

Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top CitiesThinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fi...
05/14/2024

Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what's going on with home prices these days. Here's the scoop.

Home prices were rising for most of 2023. But over the course of December and January, they were virtually flat – which is pretty normal for that time of year.

But here's what you need to know now. As of February, when the spring market kicked off, prices were on the rise again.

Home Prices Are Going Up in Most of America's Top Cities

After seeing a jump in home prices nationally in February, you might be wondering if they’re going up in your area, too. While it depends on where you live, prices are rising in 18 of the top 20 cities Case-Shiller reports on in the monthly price index.

Most experts also think home prices will keep rising and...



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Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit?

The Sun Is Shining on Sellers This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]If your needs have changed, now’s a great time to sell and get th...
05/13/2024

The Sun Is Shining on Sellers This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

If your needs have changed, now’s a great time to sell and get the features you want most. Many buyers are eager to move between the school years, so you may see a faster sale, multiple offers, a higher final sales price, and more. If you want to get your house ready for a summer listing, let’s connect.



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If your needs have changed, now’s a great time to sell and get the features you want most.

Considering making a move? According to Realtor.com, profit potential and family priorities are the top motivators for h...
05/12/2024

Considering making a move? According to Realtor.com, profit potential and family priorities are the top motivators for homeowners right now.
Let’s dive into the reasons driving your decision. With home values and inventory on the rise, it might just be the right time to make that change.



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05/11/2024

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05/11/2024
Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a RealityIf you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you...
05/11/2024

Tips for Younger Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a Reality

If you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you may be asking the question: will I ever be able to buy a home? Here are some helpful tips you may get from a pro.

1. Explore Your Options for a Down Payment

If a down payment is your #1 hurdle, you may have options to give your savings a boost. There are over 2,000 down payment assistance programs designed to make homeownership more achievable. And chances are you won’t need to put 20% down (unless specified by your loan type or lender).

2. Live with Loved Ones To Boost Your Savings

Another thing a number of Gen Z buyers are doing is ditching their rental and moving back in with friends or family. This can help cut down your housing costs so you can build your savings a whole lot faster.

3. Cast a Broad Net for Your...



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If you’re a member of a younger generation, like Gen Z, you may be asking the question: will I ever be able to buy a home?

Did you know? Every home sale isn't just a milestone for you, it's an economic boost for your entire community. This is ...
05/10/2024

Did you know? Every home sale isn't just a milestone for you, it's an economic boost for your entire community. This is true for newly built and existing homes. If you're looking to move, reach out – let's not just change your life, but uplift our entire neighborhood together.



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How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your CommunityIf you're thinking of buying or selling a house, it's important to k...
05/09/2024

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits Your Community

If you're thinking of buying or selling a house, it's important to know it doesn't just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too.

When a house is sold, it really boosts the local economy. That’s because of all the people needed to build, fix up, and sell homes. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), explains how the housing industry adds jobs to a community: “. . . housing is a significant job creator. In fact, for every single-family home built, enough economic activity is generated to sustain three full-time jobs for a year . . .”

It makes sense that housing creates a lot of jobs because so many different kinds of work are involved in the industry.

Think about all the people involved with selling a house—city officials, contractors...



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If you're thinking of buying or selling a house, it's important to know it doesn't just impact you—it helps out the local economy and your community, too.

Hey, Gen Z. While becoming a homeowner may seem out of reach right now, options like down payment assistance programs an...
05/08/2024

Hey, Gen Z. While becoming a homeowner may seem out of reach right now, options like down payment assistance programs and more can help make it possible. With the right tips and the help of an expert like me, it may be more achievable than you think. Let's make it happen together.



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Did you know? More homeowners are putting their houses up for sale compared to last year.That means more options for you...
05/07/2024

Did you know? More homeowners are putting their houses up for sale compared to last year.

That means more options for your move. It also means your house has more competition.

I'll help you check out the latest listings for your move and make sure your house still stands out.

If you’re thinking of selling and want to get in on the action, let’s connect.



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Congratulations to all of my buyers and sellers who settled on their homes in April.  This month is prime time to sell. ...
05/06/2024

Congratulations to all of my buyers and sellers who settled on their homes in April. This month is prime time to sell. Take a look...

Thinking about selling your house?

Hearing that mortgage rates are going to stay high? Here’s why.The Fed just met and decided inflation is still too high,...
05/06/2024

Hearing that mortgage rates are going to stay high? Here’s why.
The Fed just met and decided inflation is still too high, so they won’t bring down the Federal Funds Rate.
While that doesn’t determine mortgage rates, it does have an impact. It means they’ll be volatile for a while longer.



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05/05/2024

Smaller Homes Are Coming to Market

Looking for smaller, more budget-friendly options? To find out what’s available locally and in other areas nearby, let’s connect and explore your options together.



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Struggling to find a home within your budget? Builders might just have the solution you've been searching for.With a foc...
05/04/2024

Struggling to find a home within your budget? Builders might just have the solution you've been searching for.

With a focus on smaller, more affordable homes, they're catering to what buyers need most.

Ready to explore your options? Let's connect and discover what's available in and around our area.



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What Is Going on with Mortgage Rates?You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than or...
05/03/2024

What Is Going on with Mortgage Rates?

You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected. And if you’re wondering why, the answer lies in the latest economic data.

Economic Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

When it comes to mortgage rates, things like the job market, the pace of inflation, consumer spending, geopolitical uncertainty, and more all have an impact. Another factor at play is the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and its decisions on monetary policy. And that’s what you may be hearing a lot about right now.

Basically, long story short, inflation and its impact on the broader economy are going to be key moving forward. As Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, says: “It’s the longer-term outlook for economic growth and inflation that have the greatest bearing on the level and direction...



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You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected.

The Perks of Buying over RentingThinking about buying a home? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating...
05/02/2024

The Perks of Buying over Renting

Thinking about buying a home? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two solid reasons why, if you’re ready and able, it could still be a smart move to get your own place.

1. Home Values Typically Go Up Over Time

There’s been some confusion over the past year or so about which way home prices are headed. Make no mistake, nationally they’re still going up. In fact, over the long-term, home prices almost always go up.

This is a big reason why buying a home can be better than renting. As prices go up and you pay down your mortgage, you build equity. Over time, this growing equity can really increase your net worth. The Urban Institute says: “Homeownership is critical for wealth building and financial stability.”

2. Rent Keeps Rising in the Long Run

Rent just keeps going up over the...



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1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA
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