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Great Time to Review Your Education Goals - 06/22/09 08:03 AM
For many of us in the Real Estate industry, the end of June is almost like the end of tax season is for accountants; many of the transactions that we have been nurturing since the new year have closed and others are close to it. You may actually find that you have a morning or two where your phone doesn't ring off the hook. This is a great time to review the educational requirements for your license and your personal education goals. I can only speak for Virginia, but the state provides a great on-line tool that allows an Agent or (7 comments)
When Your Baby Turns Thirteen! - 06/20/09 10:26 AM
One day you are running around making sure you have diapers and sippee cups and the next, it seems, you are the parent of teenagers. How does this happen so quickly? Today, our young prince, Robbie, turns 13. He is the youngest child in our family and follows two older sisters. When he came along, they were old enough to enjoy the novelty of having a little brother. We would often catch my youngest daughter trying to play house with him. He was dragged to every school function, soccer game and swim meet in the greater DC area. I still run (4 comments)
Things To Do: Alexandria, VA Waterfront Festival 6/20-6/21/09 - 06/19/09 07:18 AM
School has ended, sports are winding down, the rain (may have) temporarily stopped. It is time to get outside and enjoy yourself! This weekend is the Alexandria Waterfront Festival taking place at Oronoco Bay Park at Oronoco and North Union streets in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. It will run on Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm and on Sunday (remember it is Father's Day!) from 11 am to 5 pm. There will be a tall ship for the kids to explore, a beer and wine garden, live music, fireworks a dog zone and an Arts Market. The festival benefits The (0 comments)
Angeethi--A Great Indian Restaurant in Herndon, VA - 06/18/09 09:22 AM
I still remember the skeptical looks my children gave me the first time I announced we were going out for Indian food. Always adventurous eaters, somehow my husband and I had overlooked introducing our children to this wonderful cuisine earlier in their lives. We have now made up for lost time! I have a friend who immigrated here from India and figured she would be my best source to find a close-by, high quality Indian restaurant. She told me of a couple, but said her favorite was Angeethi, located on Elden Street in Herndon, Virginia. Fast forward a couple of years (1 comments)
Are New Higher Jumbo Conforming Loans Driving Down Prices? - 06/16/09 06:21 AM
The Washington D.C metro area is an expensive place to buy a house. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recognize this and have approved a higher Jumbo Conforming Loan amount for the area, $729,500 (in addition to Washington D.C. this new amount has been approved for a number of the more expensive Metro areas around the country) through the end of 2009. This is good news for home buyers; they can obtain a larger loan while still taking advantage of lower rates and federally backed money. This has been mixed news for sellers of these properties, however, as it has combined with (0 comments)
'How is the Real Estate Market?' - 06/09/09 04:08 PM
Every day, at least once, I am asked, 'How is the real estate market?' Wow. I used to be able to say, "great" and move on to their specific questions about their house projects and what has sold recently. These days, I try to be positive, because the truth is that I am super busy. The difference between now and 'before' is that every transaction is just REALLY hard! The buyers want to buy, the sellers want to sell, the lenders want to lend and the Realtors want to make it all happen; so why is everything so hard? There is (2 comments)
Don't Be Seduced By that Pretty House and All That Land - 06/05/09 06:31 AM
Today, I was talking to a friend at my son's class pool party. It was being held at a community pool surrounded by lovely homes on regular, suburban-sized lots. As we got to talking, she shared with me her mild regret that when they moved 'out'--further to the West--they opted for land over community. She said they have a wonderful house on 3 acres, but no one close by for their kids to play with and no where for the children to do swim team. The community where the pool party was being held really suited their family now--but not then. (3 comments)
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