The Kathy O'Neal Team Blog

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Real Estate Agent - The Kathy O'Neal Team - RE/MAX Premier
RECENT BLOG POSTS
With mortgage rates down to all-time lows, you can buy a lot more home for your money.  Home affordability is at an all-time high. According to Freddie Mac mortgage rate survey several weeks ago, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage has dropped to 3.62% nationwide. This is down from 4.08% in M...
07/26/2012
During summer months, a lush, green lawn can transform into a brown one within weeks.  And heat, while oftentimes a catalyst, is not always the culprit. As a homeowner in Northern Virginia, you can take precautions to minimize the likelihood of a brown lawn. First, let's look at the reasons why a...
07/26/2012
The typical U.S. household "loses" up to 30% of its annual heating and cooling bill to energy inefficiencies, according to ENERGY STAR®. The good news Northern Virginia homeowners is that there are dozens of ways to help your home perform better. As the calendar turns to July, and as temperatures...
07/13/2012
Northern Virginia area home buyers interested in the trends in real estate home prices may know that Standard & Poors released its March 2012 Case-Shiller Index last week.  The index is meant to measure changes in home prices from month-to-month, and from year-to-year, in select U.S. cities. Acco...
06/29/2012
Northern Virginia homeowners - do you clean your refrigerator regularly, or only after you've run out of space?  If your answer is the latter, your refrigerator may be harboring dangerous bacteria that can make you, your family, and your house guests ill. Refrigerators should be cleaned monthly, ...
06/29/2012
 Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and, in Chantilly as well as many parts of the country, weekend weather was indistinguishable from what one might expect in August. Temperatures climbed into the 90s throughout the Southwest, South Central, Midwest and Southeast and even crossed ...
06/05/2012
If you're a Chantilly homeowners actively preparing to list your home for sale Chantilly, resist the temptation to make major home improvements.  Nationwide, home improvement projects recoup just 58 cents on the dollar, says Remodeling Magazine. Rather, for a better return on your time and money,...
05/14/2012
Northern Virginia homeowners, looking for places to visit this summer?  America is stuffed with world-class "big cities";  New York,  San Francisco and Chicago make for three great examples.  But beyond the biggest cities, there are some wonderful small towns to visit, too. Smithsonian.com highli...
04/25/2012
How long has it been since you last changed your home's air filters, Northern Virginia homeowners?   Home air filters trap and remove dust and particles from the air you breathe; leaving "clean air" to circulate your home. Clean air in your home is important because it promotes better health. One...
03/16/2012
As compared to gloomy days, do "sunny days" put you in a good mood?  If you're like many people in the Northern Virginia area , the answer is "yes".   In a study of more than 1,200 people, researchers found that daily weather factors such as temperature, precipitation and length of day can alter ...
02/21/2012