Jack Sherman's Blog

Posted on 08/09/2020
Avoidable Mistakes Some Home Buyers Make
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Native Gardening: Why the Trend Is Flourishing
Photo by Larisa Koshkina via PixabayRestoring native habitat to our surroundings is like pressing the "refresh" button on biodiversity. Homeowners who embrace native gardening are making big contributions to healthy landscapes, which is great for maintaining the native ecosystems. Making a Difference—Beautifully Native plants are the greenery that would grow in certain areas with or without human intervention....
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Posted on 07/26/2020
How to Build a Backyard Firepit
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash Just about everyone loves cozying up to a roaring fire and kicking back to relax in the cool night’s air. Far too many, however, leave that for camping once or twice a year at most. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can build a firepit in five easy steps,...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Efficient Landscaping for Your Home
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash When you’re creating a landscaping plan for your home it is essential to design around the local climate and weather patterns. When you opt for plants that thrive in your area, you know they are well equipt to handle the seasonal changes specific to your location. This adaptation makes them easier to...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Reduce the Time It Takes to Find Your Dream Residence
For those who want to conduct a successful home search, it is important to plan ahead as much as you can. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to get ready to pursue your dream home and speed up your house search. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reduce the time it...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips on Preparing Your Real Estate Investments During a Recession
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
HOAs vs Non-HOA Communities
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to maintain the cleanliness and appeal of a community. Whether a home belongs to a HOA is a major consideration for home buyers. Some see it as a benefit, others a deal breaker. Here's what to consider before going with or without a HOA. Privacy If privacy is...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Cross-Country Moving Tips
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
12 Fendall Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 now has a new price of $2,795!
Rare find: luxuriously renovated three story end-unit town home in Alexandria for rent.Just minutes from Old Town, National Airport, Crystal City, The Wharf and downtown DC by car or public transportation. Harris Teeter, Giant and Aldi grocery stores, Cava, Sushi Grill, Baja Fresh and Panera by car or on foot.One car garage with ample storage space, 240v EV charger outlet and automatic garage door opener with remotes and outside keypad. Tiled entry level with garage access, coat closet/storage space ,half bath, laundry room and den/gym/home office with window to xeriscape backyard. Driveway provides off-street parking for a second car. Main...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Strategy?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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