Tammy Irby's Blog Posts

What does the number 5 have to do with Real Estate?

What does the number 5 have to do with Real Estate? In this insightful video, Tammy Irby from Live The Easy Life Real Estate, powered by Samson Properties, dives into the 2024 real estate

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Why Your Home May Not Have Sold!

Selling your Northern Virginia home home using disruptive digital marketing strategies! When was the last time you went shopping online? Amazon, Google, Walmart, Target. Well guess what? Real estate

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Divorce and Home Selling in Northern Virginia: How to Choose the Right Realtor | Tammy Irby

Divorce brings many challenges, not least deciding what happens to your shared home. Tammy Irby, a seasoned real estate expert with Live The Easy Life Real Estate team powered by Samson Properties,

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A Must-See Guide: First-Time Home Buyer Grants & Programs in Northern VA

We're excited to introduce an amazing new housing grant program available to first-time home buyers and community partners in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Ken Byrne's Introduction to the

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2024 Real Estate Market Forecast for Northern Virginia: Buyer & Seller Insights

Are you a homebuyer or seller in Northern Virginia wondering what 2024 holds for the real estate market? ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ” In this informative video, Tammy Irby, with Live The Easy Life Real Estate, brings

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Losing Sleep Over How Much House You Can Afford in Northern VA?

Wondering how much house you can afford in Northern Virginia? You're not alone! Join Tammy Irby and Nora from the Live The Easy Life Real Estate Team as they demystify home affordability for buyers

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Choose Your Neighborhood Wisely

Welcome to your journey of discovering the ideal neighborhood in Northern Virginia! We're Tammy and Nora from Live The Easy Life Real Estate. Let us guide you through finding a community that

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Is Homeownership Still the American Dream? Insights for Gen Z & Millennials

๐Ÿก๐ŸŒŸ What does the American Dream mean for young homebuyers today? Join Nora Kilcup from Live The Easy Life Real Estate as she delves into the aspirations of Gen Z and Millennials in the current

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A Must-See Guide: First-Time Home Buyer Grants & Programs in Northern VA | Tammy Irby & Ken Byrne

We're excited to introduce an amazing new housing grant program available to first-time home buyers and community partners in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas.Ken Byrne's Introduction to the

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Strategies to Lower Your Housing Payment in High Interest Rate Times | Expert Advice

๐Ÿก Are you feeling the pinch of high interest rates on your housing payment? Look no further! Join Tammy Irby, a seasoned realtor with over 37 years of experience in Northern Virginia real estate,

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January 2024: Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William Real Estate Trends

Hello, Northern Virginia! Happy New year! Can you believe we’re already in week 2 of 2024? So how's the real estate market doing and what’s the latest housing data for the 3 largest

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The Ultimate Birria Taco Hunt in Leesburg, VA | Taste Test Adventure

Join us, Tammy Irby and Cindy Cyr-Bishop, on a delicious journey through Leesburg, VA as we search for the BEST birria tacos in town! ๐Ÿด๐ŸŒฎ We're not just real estate professionals; we're food

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Winter Home Selling Tips: How to Impress Buyers | Tammy Irby, Real Estate Expert

โ„๏ธ๐Ÿก Embrace the magic of the holiday season while selling your home effectively with Tammy Irby from Live The Easy Life Real Estate. In this valuable video, Tammy shares essential tips for

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7 Best Wineries In Northern Virginia

Looking for the 7 best wineries in Northern Virginia? Look no further! We have sampled the wine and the atmosphere at the best of the best wineries the Northern Virginia area has to offer. Have a

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Unlock Higher Offers! Why Smart Sellers Pre-Inspect Homes in Northern Virginia - Secrets Revealed

In this insightful video, Tammy, with her extensive experience in thousands of real estate transactions, reveals why sellers might want to consider having their home pre-inspected before listing it

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December 2023 Update: Northern VA Real Estate - Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William Insights | Tammy Irby

Hello, Northern Virginia! Can you believe we’re in the last month of the year? So how's the real estate market doing and what’s the latest housing data for the 3 largest counties in

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Boost Home Value in Northern Virginia: Try This Quiz

Are you planning to sell your home in Northern Virginia and want to ensure you get top dollar? In this video, we cover the crucial tasks every homeowner should complete before listing their.

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Embracing Companionship: The Benefits of Adopting a Pet Later in Life

Life's journey is unique for each of us, and for some, the idea of adopting a pet may not come until later in life. While many people associate adopting a furry friend with youth and energy, the

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Emerging Trends in Senior Living: Embracing a New Age of Aging

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the landscape of senior living is undergoing a significant transformation. Today's seniors are not content with the traditional retirement communities

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The Benefits of Living in Loudoun County: Exploring Ashburn and Leesburg

The Benefits of Living in Loudoun County: Exploring Ashburn and LeesburgAre you considering a move to Northern Virginia but want a perfect blend of suburban tranquility and urban convenience? Look

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Penalties & Rules for Cashing Out a 401(k)

It’s fairly easy to put money into a 401(k), but getting your money out can be a different story if you haven’t reached 59 ½ years old. To make penalty-free withdrawals from

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Confused About the Housing Market? You're Not Alone.

THE HOUSING MARKET IS MORE LOCAL THAN EVER – HERE’S WHYConfused about the housing market? You’re not alone.While consumer confidence about the state of real estate

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Discovering the Best 55+ Communities in Northern Virginia: Insights from a Seasoned Realtor

As the twilight of life approaches, many seniors seek to find their ideal haven, where they can revel in a vibrant lifestyle, forge lasting connections, and savor the fruits of their labor. Northern

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Seniors: Buying a Home Is Smartest Financial Decision

Beyond the sentimental attachments that seniors have built for their homes, they also believe homeownership was the smartest financial decision they ever made, a new survey says.Nearly three in four

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Whatโ€™s PMI Anyway? (And Can You Get Rid of It?)

Buying a home comes with no shortage of expenses. There’s your monthly mortgage payment, property taxes, HOA fees, homeowners insurance, and of course regular maintenance. On top of all that,

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9 Hot Home Design Trends This Summer

Find out what home styles—both interior and exterior—are seeing dramatic increases in online searches.Homeowners are trying to maximize their space by taking on remodeling projects

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Keys to First Time Home Buyer Success

Keys to Success for First-Time HomebuyersFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInBuying your first home is an exciting decision and a major milestone that has the power to change your life for the

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Sustainable Materials: Bamboo

Bamboo is fast-growing, lightweight and durable. These days, designers have bamboo product options for any room and style.©chandlerphoto / GettyIf you’ve ever been to a tiki bar or set up

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What The Experts Are Saying About the Spring Housing Market

The housing market’s been going through a lot of change lately, and there’s been uncertainty surrounding what will happen this spring. You may be wondering if more homes will go on the

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8 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Place to Retire

Retirement is a major milestone in life that often marks the beginning of a new chapter. For many people, this chapter involves finding a new place to call home. When it comes to choosing a city to

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Do I Need A Realtor If I Buy New Construction?

So you're buying a brand-spankin' new house, huh? No need for a realtor, right? WRONG! Here are a few reasons why you still need a realtor even when you're buying new construction:They can help you

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4 Tips for Selling Your House This Spring

4 Key Tips for Selling Your House This SpringSpring has arrived, and that means more and more people are getting their homes ready to sell. But with recent shifts in real estate, this year’s

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These Red Flags When Looking At Homes

Welcome to the exciting world of house hunting! As you're touring potential homes, keep an eagle eye out for any sneaky issues that could end up costing you big time. Here are some red flags to

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What's Ahead for Home Prices in 2023?

Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of 2008 – which hasn’t

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How Do I Choose The Best Realtor?

Choosing the best realtor can be a daunting task. After all, you want someone who is knowledgeable, reliable, and who can guide you through the process of buying or selling a home. But how do you

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March 2023 Northern Virginia Housing Market Update

The Northern Virginia housing market in March 2023 continues to be a hot topic among buyers and sellers alike. With low inventory and high demand, the market remains competitive, making it a

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What You Need to Know About Closing Costs

Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to.

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10 Questions You Should Ask a Realtor Before You Hire Them

Selling a home can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Choosing the right realtor can make all the difference in achieving a successful sale. Before listing your home with a realtor, it's

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MUST DO Spring Home Maintenance

Spring has sprung! And with the arrival of the season of new beginnings comes the need for some good old-fashioned spring cleaning. But it's not just about cleaning the inside of your home - it's

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5 Reasons Why You Should Move to Chantilly Virginia

Looking for a new place to call home? Well, look no further than Chantilly, Virginia! This charming town, located in Fairfax County, has so much to offer that you won't even believe it. But don't

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5 Reasons You Should Move to Northern Virginia

Thinking about making the move to Northern Virginia? Well, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride, because this place is *chef's kiss* fantastic! First off, let's talk about the economy. It's so

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4 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home Value

Looking to increase your home value? Live the Easy Life Real Estate can help! We offer a range of services and advice to help homeowners improve their homes and maximize their value. Here are just a

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10 Home Updates That Quickly Increase Value

10 Home Updates That Quickly Increase ValueIf you live in an older home, or just bought a new one and want to make it yours, these 10 updates might be a great place to start. These updates will help

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Housing Market Predictions For 2023: When Will Home Prices Become Affordable?

GettySkyrocketing interest rates through most of 2022 put some much-needed pressure on the housing market after home prices hit record highs across the nation. However, since December, mortgage

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25 Energy-efficient Tips To Lower Electricity Costs

25 Energy-efficient Tips To Lower Electricity CostsEnergy efficiency means you are using less energy to do the same jobs, reducing your home's energy waste and saving money. To effectively increase

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How long does a house stay in contingent status?

How long does a house stay in contingent status? The length of contingency is on a case-by-case basis and will depend on what type of contingencies are in the offer. The contingent period usually

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Applying For a Mortgage? Avoid these mistakes

While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you

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Setting the Price

When you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many homeowners are eager to list in today’s sellers’ market. After,

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2022 More Sanity In the Midst of More of the Same? As The House Turns

As The House Turns | Experts see the sellers’ market continuing into 2022 but as a less wild sellers’ market than during 2021.Thanks to CNBCInventory to Remain ScarceGoldman Sachs

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