Fairfax, VA (journalpartners ) September 15, 2021 – Mathis Title Company, a Fairfax Title Insurance Company, recently formed a guide to buying a home in Northern Virginia in order to better assist prospective homeowners, including contract preparation. This guide, which comes in the form of a blog post, clearly warns readers to prepare for “sticker shock:” the surprise or dismay that comes with learning how high the price of an asset like a home is (or how much the price has increased).
The guide also lists and explains in detail all the steps that prospective homeowners should take as part of the homebuying process, beginning with location and more specifically, proximity to the metro. The blog notes that prospective homeowners should evaluate the duration of their potential commute to work from a given home. The guide goes on to urge readers to factor in potential Homeowners Association (HOA) and condo fees into their monthly payments. Prospective homeowners should also consider the resell value of a home (particularly high in Virginia) and review the history of any listing, including how many times it has been sold and at what cost.
Mathis Title Company’s guide also emphasizes that prospective homebuyers should speak to a realtor who is knowledgeable about the housing market in Northern Virginia and choose a reputable mortgage lender to work with. Finally, the blog post stresses the importance and benefits of acquiring title insurance and selecting a well-known local title insurance company with experienced agents.
Mathis Title Company is dedicated to ensuring prospective homeowners perform extensive research before making such a big purchase. The company provides legal advice and a wide variety of real estate settlement services, including contract preparation and review, mechanics liens, refinancing, and tite insurance. Robin Mathis is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in real estate law and services, while Ann Andreatos is a title agent with more than 14 years of experience. Mathis is located at 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 160, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 and services several towns and cities in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and McLean. Call Mathis Title at 703-214-4020 or contact them online at https://www.mathistitle.com/ to learn more about their services.