Kim Barber's Blog Posts

Loudoun County Real Estate Market Report for Jul7 2020

Click the video link to listen to Kim Barber share insights into the July 2020 Loudoun County Real Estate Market.  This covers the areas ranging from Sterling real estate market, Ashburn and

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Watch here to learn "What is a Contingency in a Real Estate Contract"

Watch this video to learn "What is a Contingency in a Real Estate Contract"Real Estate Contracts are Confusing. A real estate contract contingency is part of that agreement of sale that outlines a

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Renovation Project Leesburg - Video # 1 of 3 - The Starting Phase

"Renovation Project Leesburg" has begun!  Its Loudoun County's very own Kim Barber whom gives her HGTv style spin on this townhome in Leesburg VA.  This is a 3-level townhome in

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Feb 15th - Smartsizing Class - A Conversation On Your Next Move

Are you, or someone you care for, thinking of downsizing in the Fairfax VA area? Does the idea of moving immediately bring on anxiety but you have unused space?Do you ever think to yourself..."My

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COMING SOON - Renovated Ashburn Village Townhome

Looking for a like-new home in Ashburn Village? This is your chance! This gorgeously renovated townhome for sale in Ashburn VA is calling your name! Featuring an open concept layout, 3

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Why Work With the Kim Barber Group - Northern Virginia's Top Real Estate Team

Whether you are just starting your real estate journey or you have bought and sold a few times, it is always important to have experience on your side. With the Kim Barber Group you get a team of

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Home Buyer Series :: Pre-Approval vs Pre-Qualification

Are you thinking of buying a home soon and don't know what the heck is the first step is? And every time you talk to a real estate agent they throw around lingo you have no idea what it means and

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2019 Summer Real Estate Market Update

SUMMER OF 2019 IS OFFICIALLY HERE!What does that mean for the Loudoun County real estate market? Is it a sellers or buyers market?Watch the video below to learn about this years market and what

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Why Should You Plan Your Estate? Upcoming Class!

Why Should You Care About Estate Planning?Upcoming ClassAre you a homeowner or are thinking about purchasing a home soon? Estate planning is an important part of the process that gets overlooked all

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Manassas Single Family Home Gets A Full kBtv Renovation

Manassas Single Family Home Gets A Full KBtv RenovationThis single family home in Manassas, VA was in need of some serious work. The home's owners did not know what to do and were looking at selling

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Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Purchasing a Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today

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Cascades Townhome Gets A KBtv Makeover - Part 2

Today Kim walks through to show the process of this home's makeover. Different contractors working on different things - updating the flooring, fixtures, giving the entire kitchen a facelift..

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Cascades Townhome Gets A KBtv Makeover - Part 1

Ever wondered what it takes to get a house ready for the market and what Realtors are thinking as they walk through prior to listing? One of our passions at the Kim Barber Group is to assist our

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!!!

We, at the Kim Barber Group, have so much to be thankful for and we wanted to take a moment to share a few of our biggest moments from this past year with you! We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving

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How Will The Rising Interest Rates Affect You?

If you are thinking about buying or selling it is very important to pay attention to the current interest rates and know how they are going to affect you! When interest rates go

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2017 First Quarter - Post Election Market Update

Looking to buy or sell in Loudoun & Fairfax counties this spring? Interest rates have gone up since the election in November and this is putting pressure on buyer's budgets.

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Who Needs HGTV? Check out KBtv!

We can see past the mess, past the walls and think outside of the box! Watch this hometransform under Kim's skilled guidance. If you need help, want to buy or know of an "ugly home"

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5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In The Winter

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows

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Third Quarter Northern Virginia 2016 Market Update

Looking to buy or sell in Loudoun & Fairfax counties this fall? There are benefits to both buying and selling in our current market. This is known as a balanced and stable

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Simple Steps Toward Homeownership

So, you’re ready to buy a home in Northern Virginia. What are your first steps towards homeownership going to look like? Today we will lay out a simple plan to make the process as painless as

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Should You Buy Now or Later?

Have you been thinking about buying a home but are holding off until next year to save more money? With the real estate market as it is right now, you could stand to LOSE A

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How to Avoid a Long and Stressful Loan Application Process

If you’re planning on making a move in the near future, the next step is getting your finances in order. What do you need to do in order to secure a home loan? There are a few things that are

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How Long Does It Take To Buy A Home?

How long does the buying process take? Before getting started on the process, it’s crucial to have an understanding of how long it’s going to take. In our current market, it will

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Are You Better Off Renting In Northern Virginia?

What should you do in Northern Virginia: rent or buy? This is a broad question, but I would like to share some insights to help you make a conclusion that’s best for you. One of the best ways

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Signs You Are Ready To Stop Window Shopping & Buy

Today I want to talk to you about something that a lot of Northern Virginia buyers ask themselves. It’s a question we often ask them as well. The question is this: “Are you ready to buy

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Find the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

Today, I want to talk to you about the different kinds of agents out there.First, there's the passive agent. This agent came into the industry, took the exam, and stuck a 'For Sale' sign in your.

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What’s the Secret to a Successful Northern Virginia Home Sale?

If you plan on selling your home this spring, there are a few crucial steps you need to take to prepare the property for the market.  The first step is to give us a call and set up an

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Pricing Your Home Correctly: Is it REALLY that important?

Today, I wanted to talk about a question I hear from sellers all the time:"How do we determine the best list price? Why is that so important?" When we're thinking about how to come up with the

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Which Home Renovations Bring the Largest Return?

Today I'd like to speak about which renovations on your home can you bring you the most money back when you turn around and sell it. Sometimes large and expensive renovations really don't bring you

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How to Make Your Offer the Most Appealing

Today, I want to talk to buyers about how to get your offer accepted.This is a question I get a lot from buyers, and there are a few strategies you can use to get your dream house. Once you find the

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What Is A Voluntary Foreclosure?

Do you know what a voluntary foreclosure is? Well, that's what we'll be discussing today. I would like to start out by saying that there are actually three parts of a foreclosure. There is a deed in

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Stable Growth for Real Estate Expected for 2015 through 2017

The real estate industry is expected to have solid growth for this year that will lead up to 2017 according to the new Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a survey of leading real estate economists

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Can You Get A Mortgage With Debt

Hey everyone, I’m here today to answer a question I get asked quite often, “Can I get a mortgage if I have debt?”The short answer is yes, you can. When you give us a call, we

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Keeping Your Home Safe While Away on Vacation

Summer is officially here and that means summer getaways are just around the corner. Here are some safety tips to keep your housekeeping black belt in place so you will never have to experience any

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