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Ariana’s Real Estate Blog

Welcome to my Real Estate Blog where I share with you all my tips and tools to assist you in navigating the real estate market. 

If there is any topic that you would like to know more about, please email me at ariana@arianaluxuryhomes.com and I will be happy to cover the topic.

 

Inflation, Rates and Real Estate- Oh My!

Inflation, Rates and Real Estate- Oh My!

Inflation, rates and real estate are on everyone’s minds right now. We just pulled through a very messy couple weeks on Wall Street, the worst week of rates since the 1990’s and real estate has officially started to swing toward a buyers market which we haven’t seen...

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10 Things to Ponder before Installing a Pool

10 Things to Ponder before Installing a Pool

10 Things to Ponder before Installing a Pool 1. What are the zoning laws in your area? Do not start any work - or even get a consult- without making sure you are following the zoning ordinances for pools. Every city is different but typically the rules are strict so...

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It’s time to check on your equity!

It’s time to check on your equity!

It’s time to check on your equity if you are a homeowner. You don’t even have to have owned your home for very long. I am writing this blog because I noticed a home sold very close to where a client of mine bought 2 years ago. I called her up and told her about her...

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Have you ever created something or worked really hard for an idea you came up with, only to have your idea stolen by a friend or coworker? That’s called Intellectual Property theft. Intellectual property theft refers to the robbing of people or companies of their...

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Things To Do In May

Things To Do In May

Hello May. You crept in like a mouse. Spring is in full swing and I have a desire to clean my house and organize my closets! There are some great events locally this month to encourage you to safely and easily get rid of your crap! Sharing in hopes that you too are...

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Blog_Top 5 Tax Savings on Real Estate

Blog_Top 5 Tax Savings on Real Estate

Top 5 Tax Savings on Real Estate. Having tax deductions as a homeowner are compelling reasons to own vs rent. Since today is tax day I wanted to detail the TOP 5 ways to save money on your tax return as a homeowner. Mortgage Interest DeductionMortgage insurance...

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What to do if you are EQUITY RICH

What to do if you are EQUITY RICH

What does it mean to be “Equity Rich”? According to CNN “Sky high real estate prices have made a growing number of homeowners "equity rich," according to a report on home equity. That means they have at least 50% equity in their property, or put another way, that the...

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The Science Behind Staging Your Home for Sale.

Real estate can be an emotional undertaking so it’s important to look at the hard facts about the process to help guide you through the decision making process. One of the earliest decisions you have to make in the home selling process is what you are going to do with...

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Spring Break Ideas

Spring Break Ideas

Spring break ideas. (For the procrastinator) I am totally behind in planning a single thing for my family during the 10 day spring break we have in Loudoun County. I am way too late to take them to an exotic destination that's for sure! So I figured there might be a...

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What To Do After a Fire

What To Do After a Fire

My heart is so heavy after this weekend. Our neighbors ( and a former listing I sold to them) had a devastating fire on Friday. The source of the fire was a bad power strip and that made me think about all the power strips I have plugged in all over my house....

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Things to Do in March!

Things to Do in March!

Hello March. I anxiously await your arrival every Spring. There are so many things to do and it seems like we may be seeing a little sunshine on the horizon with the pandemic.  I have hand-selected some awesome things to do around the area in March. As always if...

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Valentine’s Day Love Story

Valentine’s Day Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day. I thought I would share a little bit about myself and my Husband John. We met as teenagers in summer camp. We had total puppy love. Since this was the era before the internet and cell phones, we wrote each other letters after we left camp. I...

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Things To Do with Your Valentine Around Town

Things To Do with Your Valentine Around Town

Things To Do with Your Valentine Around Town ( 2/11-2/14) If you are like me your days seem to speed by at light speed. Plan ahead and have something great to do with your loved ones as Valentine’s approaches.. I selected a variety of events that caught my eye. I hope...

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NFT’s and the changing face of real estate

NFT’s and the changing face of real estate

Are you ready to have real estate done in a whole new way, tune in on Feb 8th when the first house in the US ( Florida) will be offered for sale as an NFT ( non fungible token) This will be absolutely groundbreaking and represent the dawn of a new digital era. The...

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Living the alternative to the American Dream

Living the alternative to the American Dream

Living the alternative to the American Dream. How some Americans are turning traditional real estate on it's head.  As prices of residential real estate soars across the country, and people struggle with low inventory, bidding wars and high stakes offers there is a...

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Things to Do Around Town in January

Things to Do Around Town in January

Things to Do Around Town in January 2022. You may be getting a little cabin fever, or have some new year’s wanderlust. Whatever the reason, stay safe and have some fun in January. I’ve picked some fun outdoor winter activities, added a few ideas for a day trip, and...

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What to Do on New Year’s Eve in the DMV?

What to Do on New Year’s Eve in the DMV?

What to Do on New Year's Eve in the DMV? Are you looking for some fun on New Year’s Eve this year, well look no further. Here is a comprehensive list for daytime and evening events. Thanks Dulles Moms for helping me create my list for you that pretty much covers every...

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