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More Foreclosures to come by the MILLIONS - 10/27/09 04:07 PM
The other night I was chatting about real estate with a close friend of mine, who also happens to be an appraiser. We got to talking about what we think will happen in the near future with the foreclosure ratings and I started to grow a little concerned. Previous to talking with my appraiser friend, I had heard rumors about MANY, MANY more foreclosures that are projected to come to the surface. It was not until I came across multiple articles posted by RISMedia that I started believing those rumors and began to prepare for the next wave of distressed properties... (7 comments)
Help me choose a new AR picture please..! - 10/26/09 12:26 AM
Okay, so I had new pictures taken recently because I got sick of the old ones and I thought I would freshen up my look a little bit. A great friend of mine took some beautiful photo's of me and now I'm stuck on which picture I like best..! I've narrowed it down to the three below: 1. Classic B&W (current AR picture)
2. Full on Color
3. Indoors, but with a little greenery in the background still
Which one do you think?? (32 comments)
A Saturday Night Cocktail Party for a Great Cause - 10/22/09 09:14 AM
Over the past 11 years, Hair Port Salon & Day Spa has donated over $260,000 in support of the battle against breast cancer. This year our office, Ask Gina & Company, and Hooked, an award winning and locally owned seafood restaurant have joined the cause of supporting the fight against breast cancer. The Ask Gina Team contributed five 100 level tickets to a Washington Capitals game and a signed hockey stick by all the players to the Silent Auction. All proceeds from the auction will directly benefit breast cancer research and treatment. Every year over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast (3 comments)
Looking for something to do Friday night? - 10/22/09 08:54 AM
Come out to the Hot Jazz for a Cool Night on Friday, October 23rd from 7:30pm - 11pm in benefit of local citizens of our community! Enjoy an open wine & beer bar, dancing, desserts, silent auction, and entertainment by the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble! All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, a local non-profit organization that provides assistance to adults with disabilities and the frail elderly maintain a strong quality of life in Loudoun County. The event will be held at the Rose Hill Manor at 42140 Raspberry Plain Lane, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. Click for more (0 comments)
You won't believe what you can get for the $$ - 10/20/09 08:48 AM
There is less than 45 days left until the $8,000 tax credit expires! Still looking to buy? Check out the beautiful, new construction, Van Metre homes in Lansdowne Town Center that qualify for the first time homebuyer tax credit that expires Nov. 30th! Lovely planned community with shopping, dinning, and a gorgeous club house just outside your door step. Stop wasting cash on rent! Move into your own place today and have monthly payments as low as $2,000 a month!* Don't miss out on this unbeatable offer! With such great amenities and prices like these, you can bet that the homes available (2 comments)
Maintain a successful business in Loudoun County - 10/19/09 11:39 AM
Networking, networking, networking. Learn to do business like the pro's! All vendors are welcome to attend the Loudoun County Procurement Divison's 2009 Buyer/Seller Information Exchange session. Presentations will be given and vendors will have a chance to address any questions and concerns they have. Interested in attending? Information session will be held at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg on the following weekdays at 2pm: Thursday, October 22nd Wednesday, November 18th Wednesday, December 16th Space is limited! Reserve your seat today by registering online at www.loudoun.gov/procurement. For more information about this event, call (703) 777-0403 or email Rebecca Kummel at (0 comments)
Quick Reminder that the Giant Foods and the Loudoun County Faith-Based Community organization will provide an Interactive Community Canning workshop tomorrow, October 17th, from 10am-1pm to teach methods of how YOU can preserve your own fresh produce like the pros! The event will be held at the Giant in Ashburn located in the Junction Plaza at the intersection of Claiborne & Ashburn Farm Pkwy. Can't make it tomorrow? No problem! The event will be held again on the following upcoming Saturdays (same time, same place): October 31 November 14 & 28 The workshop costs a small fee of $10 per (0 comments)
Barktoberfest - Dog Lover's and Pups Welcome! - 10/16/09 08:31 AM
Bring your dog to the 2009 Barktoberfest on Saturday, October 24th from 12-6pm at the Melodee Music Outdoor Amphitheater in Sterling and enjoy a day full of games, food, prizes, music, and much, much more! The younger crowd can enjoy activities such as face painting, ring toss, mini golf, and many craft stations. Don't worry, they didn't forget about games for your furry family members either! For more information about this event, go to www.Barktoberfest.org. Admission is free to all, but donations to the Friends of Homeless Animals organization are greatly appreciated.
Some Halloween Office Fun - No booing here! - 10/15/09 08:33 AM
While working in the office a few days ago, an affiliate of mine and I came up with a creative idea for adults to get in on the Halloween action. Instead of ringing doorbells in your neighborhood and leaving "Boo Bags" filled with treats and goodies, we came up with the idea to leave "Brewed Bags" that would contain wine for the adults! Who says you can't get a little creative and have a little fun when your working?
"I've Been Brewed" Poem Courtesy of Gina M. Tufano & Jennifer Johnson of Ask Gina & Company RE/MAX Select Properties, Inc. (4 comments)
Let the Fall Festivities Begin! - 10/14/09 08:49 AM
Checking out the local pumpkin patches for the perfect pumpkin? Don't miss Loudoun County's Farm Color Tour this weekend which includes a self-guided tour of over 30 participating farms and wineries as well as the Heritage Farm Museum! Bring the whole family and take in the gorgeous views of leaves changing colors over the lovely mountainsides of the Blue Ridge, Short Hill, and Sugarloaf! Enjoy a weekend filled with festive music, food, wine, cider, home-churned ice-cream, hayrides, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, and much much more! You are even welcome to pick out and take home some fresh apples of your (3 comments)
Local Businesses Join Hands - 10/13/09 11:35 AM
Over the past 11 years, Hair Port Salon & Day Spa has donated over $260,000 in support of the battle against breast cancer. This year our office, Ask Gina & Company, and Hooked, an award winning and locally owned seafood restaurant, have joined the cause of supporting the fight against breast cancer. Every year over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in which about 1 out of every 4 dies from this horrible disease. Let's make a difference and lower that statistic together.
On Saturday, October 24th, from 7-10pm, Hair Port Salon & Day Spa will be hosting (4 comments)
Time to prepare for a cold winter - burr! - 10/12/09 08:07 PM
Okay so I woke up this morning and the temperature gauge read 42 degrees. Brr!! Winter is definitely on it's way! With the heat cranking this fall already, it becomes very apparent in differences that insulation upgrades like double pained windows and blown in blanket (BIB) insulation make. As the market turns and the economy continues to recover from one of the longest recessions in history, homeowners are looking to live in a home for a longer period of time. This supports the statement that energy efficient and quality materials are more important now than ever. After the past few years, (4 comments)
Help Save a Women's Heart! - 10/10/09 08:32 AM
The number one killer in women are heart-related diseases. On Sunday, October 11th, the "Bike for the Heart" event in Washington, DC hopes to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. All proceeds will directly go to funding screenings to help identify women with heart disease and those at risk. To learn more about this event, go to www.BikefortheHeart.org. (2 comments)
Learn How to Protect Your Home From the Swine Flu! - 10/10/09 12:40 AM
On Wednesday, October 14th, from 7-9:30pm, the Loudoun County Health Department will host an information meeting for local residents about the H1N1 influenza (swine flu). During the meeting, representatives will talk about what is being done in Loudoun County and give residents tips on how to prepare for the swine flu at home and at work. The meeting will be held at the Harmony Intermediate School located at 38174 West Colonial Highway in Hamilton. For more information about the meeting, visit www.loudoun.gov. You may also contact the Health Department's influenza line at (703) 771-5512 or send an email to email@example.com. (0 comments)
Protect Your Home - 10/07/09 08:15 PM
Realtors and homeowners share a common goal - to see values of their homes increase over time. After all, many Realtors are homeowners themselves. Elected officials on all levels of government can adversely affect the value you homes. The Virginia Homeowners Alliance is dedicated to providing its residents the most up to date information about governmental action being taken that directly affects the value of homes. All news relating to real estate taxes, property assessments, new residential and commercial developments, as well ass transportation and school construction. Becoming a member of Virginia Homeowners Alliance is FREE and gives access to all (0 comments)
It's all inside ladies! - 10/07/09 07:40 AM
Bargain shopper? Come to the 71st Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale on Friday October 16th and Saturday, October 17th from 9am-3pm where you will find over 38,000 sq.ft. of anitques, furniture, books, clothing, tools and yard equipment as well as designer fashions, holiday items, and much, much more! Want to get in before everyone else? The early bird special is Friday, October 16th from 8am-9am and costs $5/ticket. All proceeds will benefit Polly Clemens Nursery Fund. A silent auction will be held for golf, hotel, and dining certificates as well as artwork only on Friday from 9am-1pm. All proceeds benefit Inova (2 comments)
Are Sellers Seeking Buyers or are Buyers Seeking Sellers? - 10/06/09 09:56 AM
Okay so has anyone else been running into fierce multiple offer situation with clients? I know I have with a few of my clients most recently and it's hard to get buyers sometimes on the same page. Yes, it is a buyers market over all, but it all depends where you are looking and in what price range. I have especially found in the under $350,000 range, buyers are stepping into multiple offer situations with almost every seller. In fact, RIS Media reported on October 3rd that pending home sales nationwide have continued to rise 6.4% in August 2009 alone which (9 comments)
Education First? - 10/05/09 09:25 PM
There are many factors that influence the buying decision of a home. but there seems to be a lot of support for schools and school districts to have a substantial impact on the appreciation and price of a home. Even if you do not have a family of your own, it may pay off to do some research on the local school districts in the area you are looking to purchase a home. Some agents and local experts estimate that school districts can influence the price of a home by even $50,000- $100,000! As I said before, there have been many (5 comments)
Looking for a fun fall event? Broadlands Marketplace is hosting an Oktoberfest & Chilli Cook-Off event this Saturday, October 3rd from 11am-3pm. The event will feature beer tastings, live music, an inflatable Olympic obstacle course, face painting, chilli competitions, and more! To learn more about this event, click here. (2 comments)
Looking for something to do this weekend? - 10/02/09 10:09 AM
Okay so the weather is SUPPOSED to be very warm and sunny this weekend, what do you do? Go to the Waterford Fair! Voted Best Event of the Year in 2007 by the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (LCVA), the Waterford Homes Tour and & Crafts Exhibit is hosting it's 66th annual fair this weekend and includes events for the whole family to enjoy. Over hundred heritage craftspeople will provide hands-on demonstrations and provide entertainment with traditional music and dancing. A Civil War & Revolutionary War re-enactment with soldiers matching through the streets. Federal brick houses, large Victorians, Quaker style buildings, (7 comments)
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