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2 Happy Sellers, 1 Happy Buyer, A Happy Tenant - 04/29/11 10:19 AM
2 Happy Sellers, 1 Happy Buyer, A New Short Sale, A Happy Tenant Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team The GOLD Team is pleased to announce the on-time, without a hitch successful closing of 14358 Gringsby Ct, Centreville, VA on 4/27. Our seller is on her way to her new house and the happy buyers are moving in. The GOLD Team represented both the buyers and sellers for 12716 Dulcinea Place, a Kitchens by Ana (sm) luxury remodeled 3-level TH in Lake Ridge. The buyers were so taken with this house that even though they wanted a single family (0 comments)
Corner lot properties sometimes carry addresses on the "other street," that is the street to which the front door and driveway do NOT open. Interested buyers may try to look up the house on street A and fail to find it. Their agent may even do the same thing. This creates a situation where the agent may claim to the buyer, "It's not in the MLS, or it must already be under contract." The simple remedy to this risk is to put a (0 comments)
In Virginia, MD, DC, WV and parts of other states we use the MRIS/MLS. Proper use of the Lockbox checkboxes in a listing saves everyone time. "Lockbox Front Door" and "Lockbox Other" are used to indicate WHERE THE LOCKBOX IS LOCATED, NOT THE KIND OF LOCKBOX. If the lockbox is on the railing, the hose bib, or a bike cable in a tree by the door, or on the lamp post, or a light fixture then use "Lockbox Other."
"Lockbox Sentrilock" and "Lockbox Electronic" and (1 comments)
Second Termite Inspection Worthwhile if First is Positive - 04/25/11 09:55 AM
Second Termite Inspection Worthwhile if First is Positive Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team Buyers who borrow money to purchase a home have lenders. Lenders require inspection of their potential collateral to determine if it is infested with wood destroying insects. Many termite inspection firms exist. Some cost more, some cost less. Agents and buyers often use the more affordable firms. Sometimes the agent who ordered the inspection gets the call that there is evidence of an infestation. In this circumstance, if time permits, the agent is wise to order a (0 comments)
General Principles of Mold - 04/25/11 09:48 AM
General Principles of Mold Copyright (c) 2011 Mold spores are very small and are nearly everywhere. They may be airborne or carried on people, pets, firewood, anything. Keeping mold spores out of a home is virtually impossible. The growth of an active mold colony requieres 4 things: (1) spores (see above) (2) appropriate tempertures (they tend to grow slower at lower temperatures than higher ones, within the range of normal residential temperatures) (3) a source of moisture (high humidity or wet surroundings are what they need) (4) a food source (wallpaper, paper coating on sheetrock or drywall, carpet, pad, wood, leather, (1 comments)
He Is Risen Indeed! - 04/24/11 11:53 PM
For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son that whomever believed in him would not perish but have life everlasting! Happy Easter from Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team! (4 comments)
Hub and Spokes View of Northern VA DC Metro Area - 04/23/11 09:51 AM
Hub and Spokes View of Northern VA DC Metro Area Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team Those moving into the northern Virginia suburbs and exurbs of Washington DC may find this model helpful. You can think of the US Capital as the center of a wheel (not a target please!). The Capital Beltway (I-495 and partly I-95 too) is the inner rim of the wheel which is admittedly somewhat mis-shapen, i.e. not perfectly round. The District of Columbia itself has straight sides where it borders Maryland, but the Potomac River which forms the south southwestern border (0 comments)
Many first time buyers experience a sense of disappointment the first time they go looking at resale homes. Up till this point they have usually lived in rentals which they saw vacant, freshly painted and carpeted and ready to occupy. Not all rentals are this way, but a very large fraction are. In contrast many resales are still occupied by the homeowner or tenants. And, although conditions vary, they are generally not quite as fixed up as (1 comments)
City of Manassas Legal Bedroom Reqt - 04/21/11 05:07 PM
A legal bedroom has 1. an opaque door for privacy 2. a closet for storage 3. a fire exit through which a fireman can climb in or a child can climb out 4. at least 70 sq ft (1 comments)
Coming Soon: New Kitchens by Ana(sm) Luxury Remodel TH in Manassas - 04/21/11 10:19 AM
Coming Soon: New Kitchens by Ana(sm) Luxury Remodel TH in Manassas Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team Buyers Alert! Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team will be placing the latest luxury remodel project from "Heart of the Home: Kitchens by Ana(sm)" on the market, in the MRIS/MLS within the next 7 days. Previous Ana properties (2 in this Georgetown South, 1 in Stoneridge, 1 in Lake Ridge) have sold swiftly for great prices. The new listing will be an interior, 2-level 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath TH on Taney Rd in Georgetown South with a completely (0 comments)
The asset management subsidiary of a major loan servicer has assigned the pictured 3-level, 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath Woodbridge townhome to be listed and marketed by Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team. Pricing and other information is being determined. Multiple major asset management companies entrust their REO assignments to the GOLD Team. Many value-oriented buyers know to check first with the GOLD Team for great values. (0 comments)
A major loan servicer's REO asset management subsidiary has assigned responsibility for marketing the stunning property pictured below to Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team. This property DIRECTLY FRONTS DEEPWATER on the Potomac. Pricing and other listing information is being determined. Major asset management firms regularly entrust Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team with marketing REO properties. Many investors and other value-oriented buyers work with the GOLD Team to buy these properties.
Coming Soon New Manassas Foreclosure Listing! - 04/21/11 09:59 AM
New Manassas Foreclosure Listing Coming Soon Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team A major lender's asset management subsidiary has assigned the 3-level, 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath
townhouse in Blooms Crossing to Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team. Pricing and other listing information is being determined. The GOLD Team has subsequently received two other REO assignments in Woodbridge from the same company. Major asset managers trust the GOLD Team to market their REO properties! (0 comments)
Good vs Bad Flippers - 04/20/11 12:41 PM
Top 5 Good Flipper Traits Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team
Good flippers get building permits and inspections and have the work done by licensed contractors. Good flippers pay their contractors. Good flippers do not remove load-bearing walls. Good flippers do add real value to their real property. Good flippers do NOT attempt short flips. Good flippers do learn from their mistakes. Good flippers understand probable appraised value ceilings in their area before establishing a project budget.
Short Sale Buyers Guide: Why the Listing Agent Submits Low Offers - 04/20/11 12:37 PM
Short Sale Buyers Guide: Why the Listing Agent Submits Low Offers Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team Short sales are often listed below probable appraisal value. Offers written at or below these known-low list prices will often be cheerfully submitted by the listing agent. It is the job of the buyer's agent, that is to say, the selling agent, to explain to their client the short sale process, the fact that the bank(s) will order an appraisal when they get around to considering the case, and the fact that the appraisors go by the three (2 comments)
Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team and Kitchens by Ana(sm) are pleased to announce that a lucky buyer has just placed the stunningly beautiful remodeled end unit townhome at 9712 Grant under contract. Kitchens by Ana (sm) will have another property (9349 Taney) in Manassas's popular Georgetown South division on the market within a week.
We Work With Renters - 04/17/11 10:23 AM
Why We Work With Renters Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team The GOLD Team is pleased to assist qualified tenants in finding the rental housing that best suits their needs. We do this cheerfully and with enthusiasm. We cannot perform miracles with tenants credit and income situations. It is, after all, the landlords and property managers who decide whether or not to accept rental applications. And they will nonrefundable charge application processing fees for every application considered. We do our best to encourage tenants who may qualify to apply and to inform all applicants of the certainty of loss (0 comments)
Heart of the Home: Kitchens by Ana(sm) is a remodeler well known in northern Virginia for bringing ultra-luxurious, premium standards of design and decor to project homes remodeled in more affordable neighborhoods. Kitchens by Ana(sm) homes sell swiftly. Agents who have sold one ask to be informed about the next one available! Kitchens by Ana(sm) works exclusively with Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team of RE/MAX Olympic. The GOLD Team is pleased to announce that some of our buyers, who have tired of having other (0 comments)
Sellers pay the commission, not buyers, so the cost of purchasing an MLS-listed home using an agent is perceived by many buyers as the same as purchasing a FSBO. Listed homes are marketed by state licensed brokerages, known not to have commited felonies, drug violations, sexual offenses, or "crimes of moral turpitude." Who knows what the FSBO seller has done? If the listing brokerage misrepresents a home there is a state real estate board to which the buyer may appeal and (0 comments)
A short sale is defined as a conveyance of real property with an existing deed of trust or mortgage lien holder (called "bank" below) agreeing to accept a "short" (less than 100 cents on the dollar) payoff of the outstanding loan balance. 1. Borrower walks away with some net proceeds but bank is shorted. 2. Sale is to a person, or legal entity, related to or employed by borrower, listing brokerage, or bank. 3. Sale includes 100% payoffs of liens on the property (0 comments)
The tax laws of the US generally treat small-time landlords favorably. Being a residential landlord for small numbers of rental units tends to improve your net worth in the long haul. (It is undeniably a nuisance, but that is a subject for another article.) There are 4 tax topics to consider when contemplating entry to this business as a sideline - passive or active, depreciation, deductibility, and recapture. PASSIVE OR ACTIVE If you are not a licensed real estate broker, agent, or property manager who (1 comments)
Underwater Homeowner Alternatives to Selling - 04/12/11 09:19 AM
Underwater Homeowner Alternatives Wanting to Move Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team Oftentimes homeowners contemplate relocating for reasons other than financial ones, but discover that their home's current market value is less than what they owe plus seller side closing costs. In this circumstance there are some choices, but they are not so palatable to many. 1. If you can keep your payments current just stay put. Many times the status quo is actually preferable to the alternatives. 2. If you must move then consider becoming both a landlord for the underwater house and a tenant where you are (0 comments)
Kitchens by Ana is a northern Virginia residential real estate remodeler focused on bringing homes in the most affordable areas to the highest standards of luxury preferred by today's buyers. Kitchens by Ana has completed and sold projects in Manassas, VA's Stoneridge and Georgetown South areas. Kitchens by Ana now offers 9712 Grant Ave,http://www.realestateshows.com/544406 in Manassas and 12716 Dulcinea http://www.realestateshows.com/565286 in Lake Ridge to the buyers who have been eagerly waiting. Both homes have already drawn rave reviews. Kitchens by Ana is (0 comments)
Phil Izzo reported in the March 29, 2011, Wall St. Journal, that the S&P/Case-Schiller Composite 20-city home price index, which broadly gauges U.S. home prices droped 1 % in January 2011 from December 2010 and 3.1% from January 2010. There is a silver lining in this cloud, however, for DC-area homeowners. Only two areas, Washington D.C. and San Diego, posted year-over-year gains. The Washington D.C. area was up 0.1% month-over-month, and 3.6% year-over-year. (The best way to get to (0 comments)
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