Tito Valladares' Blog

Posted on 09/27/2020
Exotic Flooring Options
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 09/20/2020
Why Keep Your Home Market Ready ?
Photo by Agover via Pixabay You're not thinking of selling -- so why keep your home in market-ready shape? There are some excellent reasons for upgrading your home while you live there; keeping your house in good repair and in "ready to sell" condition benefits you in a variety of ways: Your own comfort: It's just more comfortable...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 09/13/2020
Should I Buy a Home With an HOA ?
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 09/10/2020
6006 Sweet Pea Court, Alexandria, VA 22310 is now new to the market!
A very desirable and convenient area! This home seats close to or between three Metro Stations, Van Dorn, Springfield and Huntington Metro [ Two to three miles nearby] Excellent condition, kitchen was remodeled recently. Central heating and air conditioning replaced a bout five years ago. Very nice and clean hardwood floors on main level and new carpet on upper...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 09/06/2020
Six Savory Herbs to Spice up Your Favorite Dishes
Image by tookapic from Pixabay Nothing brings nature into the home like utilizing fresh herbs in culinary masterpieces to make them as special as those you’ll share them with. Sensational herbs can be grown with ease, as some of the most savory and flavorful ones are disease, pest and drought resistant. Furthermore, most herbs will even grow in...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/30/2020
A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Land for Residential Development
Photo by Benjamin Balazs via Pixabay Buying land can be a tricky matter for many people, especially when they're first getting started. No matter how valuable a property may seem at the time, it may not take very long to realize there were more strings attached than you thought. But while there are a few red flags to...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/23/2020
How to Secure a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/16/2020
Home Improvements to Boost Your Home's Appeal
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Those considering the sale of their home will often consider the return on investment (ROI) of any such improvement. You don't, after all, want to spend $20,000 on a major improvement that will likely only see a $5,000 payback after the sale. But improvements also have other benefits. For one, they can...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 08/09/2020
Home Insurance Tips for Homebuyers
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/02/2020
Private Mortgage Insurance
Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay In general, if you have less than 20 percent of a down payment for the house you want, you will have to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). This insurance is a cost to you to protect the lender if you default on the loan. In most cases, it’s better to save the 20...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 07/26/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
A successful home selling experience is not a guarantee. However, if you prepare for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than others to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up to succeed during the house selling journey. 1. Identify...
Read More
Posted on 07/19/2020
How Easements and Right-of-Ways Can Affect Your Properties Value
Photo by Andrew Martin via Pixabay It’s not uncommon for homebuyers to discover that the land they purchased may not be entirely their own. Another party may have gained a legal right to use or traverse your property. Easements and right-of-ways can be established by a number of mechanisms and go unnoticed, particularly in undeveloped parcels or when...
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of124