Spring is typically a time when the Reston real estate market is booming. The weather is nice. Reston home sellers can easily do work to fix up their houses for sale. Home buyers feel more comfortable driving around to see prospective houses when it’s not snowing. Families want to have a new place to live in time for the start of a new school year. This year is very different, with shelter in place orders in most states. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make any plans for moving forward on your real estate plans.
Buying or Selling a Reston Home? Check out Your Financing Options
Buyers and sellers can both take steps to research financing options with different banks. Now is a good time to check on your credit score and make sure it’s accurate. Most people are having to make cuts from their personal budgets. Even if you can’t make larger credit card payments, not adding more debt is a good first step. Those who expect to get a stimulus check should think about the best way to use it. You could pay down a high-interest debt or put it in your savings for a down payment.
Those who are planning to sell Reston real estate can get started on getting their house ready to sell. Begin deep cleaning and decluttering. You might not be able to take donations to a thrift store. However, you can box things up, label the boxes, and store them together in your garage or basement. There’s time to tackle all the little fix-it jobs around the house. Work on dripping faucets, for example. Replacing door knobs and cabinet hardware is a straightforward task.
Remember to pay attention to the outside of the house, too. Pull weeds, trim and edge the grass, and plant flowers if you can.
Feel free to reach out to our office with your real estate questions!