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On December 23rd, I announced a Year-End Active Rain Contest.  The deadline for entries was December 30, 2008.  I hate to change up the rules mid-course -- I've had it done to me before when I entered contests.  Of course, it's not fair to those who diligently followed the rules and were prompt w...
The highlighted message screamed out to me today from the classified ad section in the back of Popular Mechanics.  My wife purchased this subscription for me in an attempt to raise my home handiness quotient.  You see, except for the simple lightbulb change, most repairs around the house require ...
ANNOUNCING A YEAR-END ACTIVE RAIN CONTEST: Let's end 2008 with a bang and get motivated for a terrific 2009. Nobody will argue against the fact that this year's real estate market has been challenging whether you're a veteran or a rookie.  However, you and I know that the over 125,000 members of ...
Before you head off for a weekend of holiday shopping or traveling, here's a snapshot of real estate sales in Alexandria, Virginia for the last 30 days. Alexandria, Virginia Home Sales: Active homes for sale:  617 (includes 129 new listings in the last 30 days) Homes sold in last 30 days: 112 Av...
With Winter either here or coming soon in many parts of the country, this is just a little reminder to buyer's agents, homebuyers, and other visitors.  Listing agents and homeowners everywhere will appreciate your common courtesy*:   ATTENTION AGENTS & POTENTIAL HOMEBUYERS:   PLEASE KINDLY REMOVE...
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes(turn and face the strain) -- David Bowie There's no doubt in anyone's mind that the real estate market has changed.  It's different today than it was 6 months ago.  It's different from a year ago.  And, oh boy, the real estate market is really different from several years ago....
If you are trying to sell your home in Northern Virginia or planning to do so, it may seem like the perfect storm has formed to prevent you from doing so.  Between the bailouts, the sour economic news, the media hype, and the foreclosures down the street pushing your price down, you may be wonder...
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" -- Ecclesiastes 3:1, adapted by Pete Seeger, and made popular by The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! Like baseball, bright red poinsettas, and thunderstorms, the real estate market is seasonal.  Depending upon where you are ...
Reality really is much stranger than fiction! In a well-worn cliche, that summarizes my clients' day yesterday. All they wanted to do was buy their first home together.  They got married this past summer and we excitedly searched for their marital abode.  In the lovely community of Belmont Bay in...
During the holiday season, you'll likely be spending a good deal more time in the kitchen.  Today's helpful tips for taking care of your kitchen countertops comes courtesy of Nicholas Draper, President of Granite Source, a Northern Virginia provider of granite and other countertop surfaces.  I th...

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