Archive for February, 2014

A Guide to Richmond, VA Homes: The Ranch

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

First built in the 1930s, ranch homes were originally modeled after rural Western ranches. Ranch architecture bears a slight resemblance to the modern style with open floor plans and easy connections to the outdoors. Single-floor and split-level floor plans live under the ranch style. The houses fuse modernist ideas and styles with notions of the […]

Richmond Homearama 2014 by Southern Traditions

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Richmond Homearama 2014 at Magnolia Green is open May 1-18, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 18 and under. This exciting show returns this year featuring seven new idea homes at Magnolia Green in Chesterfield County. Each home showcases the very latest in home construction, design, and technological innovations. The homes […]

Mortgage Rates Projected to Rise as Tapering Continues

Monday, February 24th, 2014

It is projected that if the Fed continues to cut back on bond purchases that long term mortgage rates would start to climb. Many experts felt that Janet Yellen, who replaced Ben Bernanke as Fed Chair, was going to be less inclined to continue tapering bond purchases at the level established. However, in her testimony in front […]

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). The Jenni Jennings Team agrees with the great minds at Keeping Current Matters in thinking that this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of our […]

Infographic: The Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Infographic from Keeping Current Matters,  Courtesy of: Park City Real Estate – JensenandCompany.com

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now Instead of Spring

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market arrives: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory declining in many regions, finding a home of your dreams […]

Preparing Your Richmond Home for the Market: Repairs and Maintenance

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

This post in one in a series on preparing your home for the market. Check out why less is more, why it’s important to go neutral and how to make your flooring “wow” your potential buyers! Many homeowners get a slight case of anxiety in anticipation of listing their home for sale. After all, it […]

A Guide to Richmond, VA Homes: The Colonial

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

(This is an ongoing series on the types of homes you can find in Richmond, Virginia! We’ve featured the Loft and the Craftsman already! ) Back in the 1700s when Colonial architecture originated, there were many variations of the style. The most common type still found today is the Georgian Colonial. Known for its symmetry, […]