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Taking Settlement Possession of a rental Property District of Columbia and Virginia - 02/26/11 11:38 AM
Taking Settlement Possession of a rental Property District of Columbia and Virginia. This week's client learning opportunity came by way of a property my client was contracted to buy in Virginia, which was an absentee owner property and occupied by a tenant. As usual, I significantly cautioned my client when he expressed interest in making an offer on the property that making an offer on a tenant occupied property had some built in extra risks to him as a purchaser. That if he chose to proceed, he needed to be sure he was prepared to accept those risks before we submitted the offer. (0 comments)
Earnest Money Risks: Washington DC and Northern Virginia - 02/26/11 10:15 AM
Earnest Money Risks: Washington DC and Northern Virginia In several previous articles I have discussed Earnest Money from various different angles. It does seem that my message seems to be quite consistent on the topic but I keep getting inquiries and the topic seems to persist as one that consumers have loads of questions about. Disclaimer: I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY the information shared here is ONLY experiential in nature and should not be considered as legal advise. (Consult an attorney for competent legal guidance) OK, my 16 years in this industry has given me some strong perspective dealing with hundreds (0 comments)
Washington DC Virginia-Client vs. Customer - 02/22/11 03:45 PM
Washington DC Virginia-Client vs. Customer OK so I just finally have had it up to ^^^^here!!! LOL So I thought it would be a good idea to post an article on this topic that seems to be strangely misunderstood by the general public and even more startlingly misunderstood or ignored by some licensed real estate agents! The topic is: What is the difference between a "Client" and a "Customer"? Various industries use these terms interchangably and incorrectly with the implications being that there is essentially no difference. In fact there are MAJOR differences. A "Customer", is a person who purchases a good (0 comments)
Washington DC Virginia Earnest Money- Why? How Much and What does it mean? - 02/21/11 05:28 PM
Washington DC Virginia Earnest Money- Why? How Much and What does it mean? I pride myself on being exceedingly thorough with my clients. Explaining in great detail the various intricacies and nuances of what happens in the course of the transaction and what clients should expect so that they can make informed decisions about their offer on any given home. But of course being thorough has it's limits! We could spend weeks discussing all the nuances, "what if's, and's, and but's" that could happen in a real estate transaction and still miss important elements of significance. But I do the best with (0 comments)
Washington DC Tenancy laws for home owners - 02/09/11 04:11 PM
Washington DC Tenancy laws for home owners Many home buyers I encounter in my practice, often come to me ill prepared to consider the implications of what their home purchase might mean in 1, 2, or 5 years when they are relocated away from the Metro DC area but intend to rent out their properties until some future date when they might return to DC or decide later to sell. Don't get me wrong! I totally advocate buying in Washington DC! It is one of the most vibrant and essentially recession resistant (note: I didn't say "proof")cities on Earth! However, buying (0 comments)
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