Bob Hummer's Blog

Posted on 06/15/2021
Make the Best First Impression: Exterior Home Staging Tips
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Selling your home requires staging your home. Staging means preparing your home for showings, tours or professional photography aimed at advertising and selling your property to potential buyers. While staging the interior of the home is crucial, preparing the exterior is just as important. Your goal is to make the best possible...
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Posted on 06/08/2021
Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Posted on 06/04/2021
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 6/4/2021
Click here to view Woodbridge, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 06/01/2021
Pros & Cons of Choosing a Condo as Your First Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Condominiums can be an excellent option for first-time homebuyers. With lower upfront costs and great perks, a condo can definitely outshine a traditional detached home in many respects. However, even for new buyers a condo might not be the best choice. Here we will go over the main pros & cons of purchasing...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 05/18/2021
Which Voice-Controlled Devices Should You Consider?
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 05/11/2021
When a Seller Becomes a Lender in Virginia
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay During the last recession, many people were forced into foreclosure. A foreclosure stays on your credit report for a minimum of seven years and six months. If you filed for bankruptcy during the time your home was in foreclosure, that bankruptcy could stay on your credit report for up to 10 years. Since...
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Posted on 05/04/2021
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 5/4/2021
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Posted on 05/04/2021
How to Choose the Best Commercial Property Investment
Image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay Investing in commercial real estate can be an excellent source of passive income. It can also be one of the easier ways to get started in real estate investment because there are so many options. However, with the many types of commercial real estate investments, it's hard to determine what will be...
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