NOVA Home Market- First Time Home Buyer

NOVA Home Market- First Time Home Buyer

Julie Bowman is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia with eXp Realty

Welcome to my First Time Home Buyer page. I will post useful and relevant information regarding the home buying process and what is happening in our local real estate market. Contact me anytime - no question is too small! For more information and to browse the latest listings, please visit:

On the Market Tomorrow! 12 Southall Court, Sterling/Countryside.

This town home is move-in ready with 3 beds, 3.5 updated bathrooms. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and tons of space. Hardwoods and recessed lighting on the main level. Finished basement and a pretty patio on the back. Come check it out - this could be your next home!


Real Estate Rant: I treat everyone as a human being, not a lead or a number in my database. I left a conference early today because I just couldn't handle any more talk about LEADS. I strive to make a connection that lasts well beyond a transaction. And that is how anyone that needs help buying or selling a home should be treated.

Real Estate Rant: I went to a technology conference today and left early because every speaker was talking about how to get LEADS, convert leads, and manage ...

Should You Move Into a Condo or a Townhome? Is a townhome or a condo the right choice for you?

How to Compete in a Sellers Market

Once you have everything all unpacked and you are settled into your new home, you will realize there was a reason why you didn't get that first house, or even that second one. Stay Persistent and Don't Lose Hope

Here is a great opportunity to own a single family home in Countryside. Come visit our Open House on Sunday, March 3 from 1 to 4 PM
3 beds, 2 baths. Priced to sell at $429,900!

Very excited for my clients who sold this home so quickly and are moving to the neighborhood they have been dreaming about.



Single family home at a town house price. 3 beds, 2 full bath. Main level bedroom or home office. 2 bedrooms on upper level. Corner lot on a cul-de-sac. Cathedral ceilings with open concept main level. Kitchen has granite and stainless appliances. No basement but a huge crawl space for storage. Message me if you would like additional details.

**COMING THIS WEEK IN STERLING** Over 3,000 sq feet of amazing space to call home!

This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is move-in ready with a remodeled kitchen with new appliances and a brand new master bath with a double sink vanity.

Living room, family room, dining room, breakfast nook, breakfast bar on a large granite island, vaulted ceilings and freshly painted. It also has a finished basement, a 2 car garage, new roof and AC unit. It has everything!!! More photos coming later this week. Priced at $538,000.

Local fun things to check out!
#LoveLoudoun, #NOVAHomeMarket, #BuySellLoveCountryside

Just Listed In CountrySide! This 3 bed, 3.5 bath, end unit town home is quite the find!! New Roof! New HVAC! Updated kitchen and baths. Finished basement, fireplace, and freshly painted throughout. Meticulously maintained and move-in ready!

16 Paxton Ct

I am very excited to present this home in Countryside. It has been meticulously maintained and it is move in ready!

This 3 bed, 3.5 bath, end unit town home is quite the find!! New Roof! New HVAC! Updated kitchen and baths. Finished basement, fireplace, and freshly painted throughout. Check out the video see how great this home is. Coming to the market on February 22. Message me for more details. Pride of ownership at it's finest- meticulously maintained. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, end-unit town home is move-in ready. The updated kitchen includes granite counters, newer appliances, breakfast bar, a pantry and a large dining space, perfect for entertaining. The main level family room is enormo...

Free Money For Your Mortgage

Home buyers today have a huge advantage when it comes to starting their home search. There are so many tools and resources to educate yourself and know what you want, before you even step into the home of your dreams.

But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the very important step of talking to a lender before you start your search. I say this mainly because, you just don’t know what programs and free money you might be eligible for if you don’t ask. First Time Buyer Programs

My Upcoming & Current Listings | NOVA Home Market

If you are looking for a new home this spring or summer, please take a look at what I have coming soon and let me know if you'd like more details. Sterling Real Estate

Thinking of buying a home this year? I'd love to answer any questions you have - even if you think are months away from moving. It's never too early to gather information and start planning. Message me to get started.

6 Habits All Successful Home Buyers Have in Common

A few small changes can add up to bigger savings and it might be slow, but it will pay off in the long run. Here's a breakdown of home-buying habits to adopt now, especially if you hope to start looking once home-buying season is in full swing come spring.

How Do You Buy A House? | NOVA Home Market

Feeling overwhelmed should not be your first step when you decide to buy a home. I will walk you through the entire process, from start to finish. So instead of feeling overwhelmed, you feel informed and excited! Message me today to get started. Sterling Real Estate

Your Need to Know Guide to Buying an Older Home | Blog | HomeKeepr For a lot of homebuyers, buying their dream home means choosing an older structure that has passed the test of…

All the single ladies: Women outpaced men as new homebuyers

Women outnumbered men as first-time home buyers 2-1 in 2018. Wow! Women outnumbered men as first-time homebuyers 2-1 in 2018, but married couples remain the most active, according to new National Association of Realtors survey

What Bulbs to Plant in the Fall

I was putting off yard work until the weather cooled down. Now, it is too cold for me to be outside.
There's always next year :) Plant these bulbs in autumn so your spring garden will bloom in full.

Dollar Store Decorating Hacks

Let the fall decorating begin! Upgrade your fall decor for less!


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As rental rates continue to increase, you almost can't afford NOT to buy your first home. Let's sit down and talk about the numbers to see how much you could save by investing in your first home. Why owning a home is beneficial

A single family home at a townhouse price. 3 beds, 3.5 baths, finished basement, living room, dining room, family room and kitchen with new appliances and granite. New HVAC and water heater. Roof is only 7 years old. A great community and this affordable home could be yours. Contact me for more info. 703-434-9027

Save, Don’t Splurge

When DIY is a good idea and when it probably isn't. To DIY or not, that is the question!

This Countryside home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. The main level features wood floors and tons of space with a living room, dining room and family room. The kitchen has a brand new stainless appliances and granite counter tops. The master suite has TWO walk-in closets and a full bath. The finished basement has a rec room, full bath and a large storage area.

Message me for more info: 703-434-9027

3 level single family home with wood floors, new kitchen appliances, fresh paint. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, wood burning fireplace and open floor plan. Available for showings later this week.

Countryside homes are still in high demand. This one sold before hitting the market. Please reach out if you are looking to sell or buy in our area. I would love to help!

Come see this new listing in Countryside.

Enjoy this open floor plan with new hardwood floors, new kitchen appliances, updated bathrooms and a modern fireplace. The deck backs to trees for a quiet view and peaceful retreat. Finished basement has a family room, office space and a full bath. A great place to call home.

Coming on the market Friday, June 8th.
20 Jeremy Court, Sterling in Countryside.

3 beds, 3.5 baths. Open floor plan on the main level which has hardwood floors, new kitchen appliances, updated bathrooms and a modern fireplace.

A deck backs to trees for a quiet view and peaceful retreat. Finished basement has a rec room, office space and a full bath. Open house on Sunday, June 10th from 1-3.

Come see two amazing homes in Countryside today!

72 McPherson Circle from 1-3 PM

24 Brinks Court from 1-4 PM

Coming this weekend! Another great home in Countryside.
72 Mcpherson Circle, Sterling

3 bed, 2.5 bath with an AMAZING screened in porch and large deck. Granite and SS in kitchen. Office, living room, family room and a huge crawl space with built-in shelves for storage. HOA is only $70/month and an includes three pools, playgrounds, walking tails, etc.

24 Brinks Court, Sterling, VA | NOVA Home Market

Check out this new listing in Countryside. Great single family home! Move in Ready!!!! Sterling Real Estate

There are options! Let's chat!

New Construction: Should You Go Builder Grade Or Upgrade? - Realty Times

Have a REALTOR come with you when you are buying a new home. It doesn't cost you anything and they will be able to give you advice on where it make sense to upgrade and where you shouldn't. Who hasn't walked through a model home and thought, 'I'll take it! Even down to those fancy place settings on the dining room table!' That exclamation is typically followed by a sad-face realization that, A) The place settings are not for sale, and; B) All those fancy upgrades are going to cost you....

Fact or Fiction? 6 Down Payment Myths You Should Stop Believing Immediately Is the down payment keeping you up at night? Rest easy: We're about to debunk some myths that may have misled you about this crucial step of the home-buying process. The post Fact or Fiction? 6...

Open Houses Single Family, Condos, Townhouse in loudoun VA - eXp Realty Virginia

Here are all of the open houses for Loudoun County this weekend. Click here to customize your search. #NOVAHomeMarket

Get The Home You Want, Millennials: Smart Strategies For First-Time Homebuyers - Realty Times

The lack of inventory does make it challenging to buy a home in the DC Metro area. But, there are things you can do to make your offer stand out. Message me if you'd like to talk about your plans for moving. Hey, Millennials. Come on into the real estate market! We really need you to buy some homes so we can keep chugging along. Oh, wait. Prices are rising and so are interest rates, plus inventory is scary low. Hmmm. Well, come on in anyway, wontcha?

No Perfect Home Exists: What You Should Know About Home Inspections - Realty Times

The market is really competitive in the First Time Buyer market, but you should never forgo the Home Inspection. Not only will you learn if there are any major problems but you will learn so much about the home and how to maintain it. Expect to find minor issues in every home, but you can also walk away from the deal if there are major problems you don't want to deal with. If you're buying a home, start with a reasonable expectation of what home inspectors can do. Their job is to inform you about the integrity and condition of what you're buying, good and bad.

Jump Start Your Organizing And Simplify Your Next Move - Realty Times

Moving is the perfect opportunity to get a fresh start and declutter!!! Here are five tips that can help you jump start your organizing and simplify your next move. You will be glad you start before you get an offer to purchase your home.

If you are ready to get started, I am just a phone call (or text) away.

I can send properties AS SOON as they are listed and sometimes even before they are on the market. Message me if you'd like to be the first to know!

Can you believe it is March already? The spring market *sprung* in January. Let me know if you are thinking about making a move soon.

Escalation Clauses: A Little-Known Bidding-War Strategy

The Escalation Clause can be a great tool in our competitive market right now. But there are other things a buyer can do to make their offer stand out, because it isn't always about the highest price. Buyers should be very flexible with closing date to try to accommodate the seller and possibly even offer *free* rent-back to the sellers if that is something they need. Always ask your agent for guidance but you can get creative to make your offer stand out among many. For home buyers locked in a heated bidding war, there is one weapon that may help ensure victory: an escalation clause.

Get a head start on the spring market. Let me know what you are looking for and I'll find it! 703-434-9027

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