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“The 1 Rule” in Real Estate Investing: Should You Follow the 1% Rule?

By Will Rodgers

If you ask 10 real estate investors a question about what kind of properties they recommend, you might get 10 different answers. Some investors fix and flip, some buy and…

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How To Draw Your Own Floor Plans

By Will Rodgers

You probably found this guide after thinking “how hard can it really be to draw a floor plan”? I applaud the spirit of someone wanting to learn a new skill.…

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House Plans for Modern & Contemporary Homes

By Will Rodgers

Modern and/or contemporary homes are striking, sleek, creative and artistic. They are often one of the more polarizing styles of real estate that exist. Homes built with a contemporary house…

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A single story home, with attached garage and a manicured front yard.

Single Story Homes: House Plans, Benefits and More

By Will Rodgers

Layouts, designs and size of homes change with time. But some types will always be a part of how homes are built. The single story home has always been a…

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Are Foreclosed Homes Cheaper Than Other Homes?

By Will Rodgers

Foreclosures are a common type of sale found in any healthy real estate market. Foreclosed homes are also known as “bank owned properties” “REOs” (Real Estate Owned, a term on…

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Buying a Property With Owner Financing: Pros and Cons

By Will Rodgers

I personally have been the borrower on 2 owner financed notes on real estate that I own. And I have helped several clients complete transactions with owner/seller financing. I have…

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Visiting Open Houses at New Construction Homes : 7 Tips

By Will Rodgers

Open houses are a great tool to find your next home. Whether you are looking for a new home, a resale home or are trying to decide between them. Open…

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Buyer’s Market Vs. Seller’s Market

By Will Rodgers

Definition The terms “seller’s market” and “buyer’s market” are terms thrown around when people talk about the conditions of the housing market. You might have heard these terms and wondered…

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Real Estate Resources: Fairfax County

By Will Rodgers

Fairfax County has long been the most populated County in all of Virginia. This is a roundup of where you can find tools, information and other resources for owning a…

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New Construction Homes Market Updates 2022: Northern VA

By Will Rodgers

Northern VA New Construction Homes Market Updates 2nd Half of 2021 • At the end of November of 2021, there were 566 new construction homes listed in the MLS in Northern…

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