Ten years ago, the Federal Reserve responded to the economic downturn by pushing interest rates to record low levels. Those very low interest rates helped the housing market get back on its feet by making it cheaper to own a home. Now that the economy is running on all cylinders, the Fed has announced its first rate hike of 2017, while hinting at additional increases throughout the remainder of the year.
It’s a new year. The time we take stock of our lives and make a fresh start. A great way to do that is by de-cluttering. The systematic discarding of years of junk is vital and cathartic. You don’t want – or need – to keep stuff. And you’ll feel better if you get rid of it. Plus, you can then put the stuff you keep in some kind of order.
You’ve spent the summer months mowing, watering, weeding and feeding your lawn, and your hard work has really paid off. Don’t stop now! Fall in Virginia is your prime opportunity to give your lawn the boost it needs to weather the winter and come back strong in the spring.
Whether it’s your first home with your growing family or a place to retire with your loved one, building or buying a home is one of the biggest decisions and investments you’ll make in your lifetime. It shouldn’t simply fit your needs, but instead, reflect everything that’s unique about you and your family.
Like almost all residential developers and home builders, Atlantic Builders (and related LLCs) bought too much expensive land and lots in 2004, 2005 and early 2006. Looking back, I wish I had listened to my own instincts. I asked a room packed with large builders and bankers in 2003, after a prominent panel of economists […]