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Now You Can Blog On AR and Exercise...at the same time... - 12/29/08 04:20 PM
Working on your computers while exercising.....unheard of....that is until now. A doctor from the Mayo clinic apparently invented this "Walkstation" A computer desk with a treadmill built in.. Walking at 1 mph while working, they say it will help you lose, possibly, 57 lbs a year. A little pricey....$6,500 per walkstation. If you are handy you can just buy the treadmill from the company about $695, and build your own desk....
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Foreclosure Home In Haymarket needs A little TLC - 12/27/08 06:58 PM
Located in Haymarket, Virginia, in the Bull Run Mountain community, this little homes is looking for a loving owner. Located in a beautiful setting on appox 1/2 acre lot, this 3 bed, 1 full bath rambler (with full basement) needs a little love, and a bit of a face lift........This is a bank owned propery, listed at $138,700. For more information on adopting this cute little home, call me...Konnie Mac 703 407 7088
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Townhomes for Sale in Haymarket, Virginia - 12/26/08 01:54 PM
Haymarket, Virginia is a small town located approx 35 miles west of D.C, if you blink your eyes, you have driven right through it... But don't let that fool you....Haymarket is home to some of the nicest communities in Northern Virginia.....Gated Golf Course Communities include Piedmont and Dominion Valley. Other communities that still have ongoing new construction are the Villages of Piedmont and Westmarket. There are currently 28 Townhomes active in the Haymarket area. One and two car garages, great floor plans and locations. If you are looking for a townhome in Haymarket, Virginia...or any other city in Northern Virginia...call me...Konnie McKee 703 407 7088
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Homes For Sale In Aldie, Virginia: Kirkpatrick Farms - 12/25/08 02:29 PM
Kirkpatrick Farms, Aldie, Virginia Market Report: There are currently 14 active, detached single family homes (Price Range: $385,990 - $639,000) , and 8 active Townhomes (Price Range: $259,900 - $349,000) Kirkpatrick Farms also has ongoing new construction, from the ground up or "Builder Spec" homes on the market for sale. If you are looking for a home in Aldie, Virginia, or in any other city in Northern Virginia, Call me... Konnie McKee 703 407 7088 for homes for sale in Northern Virginia.
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Pets fall victim to the nationwide mortgage crisis - 12/21/08 08:20 PM
I have seen this first hand myself, I have now had tthree homes that the owners have abandoned after foreclosure, that I was listing, when we went into the homes, and there were pets left in the home to die..it's rediculous. Via J H. (EJ Home Solutions ): MSNBC Reported a horrifying result of this mortgage foreclosure crisis: PetOwners abandoning their dogs and cats after foreclosure. These pets are left behind in homes, on the streets, and ending up dead on the streets and the highways. Pets “are getting dumped all over,” said Traci Jennings, president of the Humane Society of Stanislaus County (1 comments)
He Says He Can Put Me On Page One Of Google! - 12/20/08 07:17 PM
Patricia, I think I had the call from the same guy... I told him the same thing, and you are right he did not listen, he was actually kind of arrogant, he admitted that he was on AR calling agents...like shooting fish in a barrel for these guys. I had a furniture sales man like him a few days back..and you are right, it does make you a better salesperson....contrast is a good thing.. ;) Via Patricia Kennedy (Evers & Company): Today, I got yet another cold call from a guy somewhere in California who wants to put me on Page 1 on (1 comments)
Market Report: 2008 Housing Statistics for 20169 (Haymarket, Virginia) - 12/20/08 07:11 PM
When you look at the statistics for Haymarket, Virginia (20169) you can't help but feel a little optimistic. There is good and bad news, but I think the good out weighs the bad (or that could be my rose colored glasses) The total dollary volume sold increased by a staggering 71.18% from 2007 The median sold price did drop by -21.41% But, total units sold increased by 92.86% Days on Market, also decreased by -20.16% The average sale as % of list price increased to 93.34% as opposed to 89.97% from 2007 These are encouraging to me. Of course no one thinks this will get better over night, but the numbers don't (0 comments)
Christmas Events for the Kids in Washington, D.C. - 12/20/08 06:58 PM
One of my favorite places to go when I was a kid was the zoo... The National Zoo in Washington D.C. has a spectacular Christmas Light display for kids (well the whole family) The Zoo is cover in lights, and has dozens of animal light sculptures. There are also ice sculpture demonstrations, local choral groups perform, crafts and food. For more information about the winter activities at the National Zoo go to www.nationalzoo.si.edu
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New Years Eve at Indigo Landing. - 12/20/08 06:35 PM
Indigo Landing is a well kept secret in Alexandria, Virginia. The restaurant overlooks the Potomac River and has some of the best cuisine I have ever had. This year we plan to attend the New Years Eve Celebration, which includes a gorgeous view (so I hear) of the fireworks over the Nations Capital...for more information about Indigo Landing or their New Years Eve Celebration click here.
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The Fed Rate Cut: in simple terms. - 12/19/08 09:09 PM
There Has been so much talk about the FED rate cut and every time, I don't see much happen....so I read an article tonight that explained it in simple terms...which I will now share with you.. *Mortgage Rate... Okay, the FED cut will have little impact on those (who knew) *Prime Rate: ...so if you have a loan, or a credit card or something that uses this as an index...lucky you....you could see a decline in your rate.. *Line of Credit (HELOCS) so...good news, your rate could go down here, but, (I know there is always a but) apparently some HELOCs (1 comments)
A Nifty Little PDF editor.... - 12/19/08 05:55 PM
If you pass pages, of a contract back and forth like I do, trying to get initials, then you don't have one file that has the entire ratified contract together....I used to print all the ratified pieces off and fax it to myself (efax) to have one complete pdf File. That is until I stumbled on the "Jaws PDF Editor" and I love it.... You can import pages from other PDF files to create one file...Brilliant. You can buy the software from the website...and download it on the spot....It will be the best investment you've ever made... :) Get Jaws
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Homes for Sale in Aldie, Virginia: Stoneridge - 12/18/08 01:22 PM
Stoneridge is a beautiful new community located in Loudoun County Virginia, approximately 5 miles west from route 66. Stoneridge has outstanding community amenities as well as a strip mall, for convenience. There are currently 4 new construction single family homes on the market, ranging in price from $459,990 to $514,990 and 6 townhomes active on the market, ranging in price from $234,900 to $440,000. If you are looking to purchase a home in Aldie, Virginia or any other city in Northern Virgina, call Konnie McKee 703 407 7088 for information on new or resale homes on the market
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Homes for Sale in Vienna, Virginia: Luxury Homes - 12/17/08 04:45 PM
The Luxury home market in Vienna, Virginia is in full swing....There are currently 156 homes in the $600K and above price range. Vienna is an interesting mix of older construction, new home communities and custom homes. Vienna has it's share of short sales and bank owned properties.....so there are deals to be had! Whatever you are looking for in Luxury Homes, you are sure to find it in Vienna....For more information on Homes For Sale in Vienna, Virginia call Konnie McKee 703 407 7088
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But You're not allowed to get sick.... - 12/17/08 03:50 PM
A recent bout with some strange virus this past week, made me realize a few things,..I definately do all the housework, because nothing got done when I was laid up, the kids still expect someone to make dinner...because Mom, "You're not supposed to get sick" The phone still rings, the emails keep coming (had 341 as of this morning, after 4 days of being out of commission) the REO's that I'm listing...are..well REOs and someone has to babysit them, because the vandals keep vandalizing, the animals keep getting in them terroizing potential buyers, the Asset Mangers need their MMR's and bids..... So, the (6 comments)
3rd Quarter Market Report for Prince William County....not too shabby - 12/13/08 08:04 AM
According to the MRIS, the 3rd quarter, in Prince William County....not too shabby... Here are the stats in a nut shell. As compared to the 2nd Quarter: *The Average price of home did drop in price from $289K to $249K *Homes on the market decreased from 9,041 to 4,930 *The number of homes sold increased from 1,338 to 2,798 *The average days on market even fell slightly from 73 to 67 *The real numbers, that are impressive to me, are the comparisons from last years Q3 to this years. *In haymarket, Virginia the price of (1 comments)
Anyone who lives in the D.C. area and has traveled around 495 near Kensington, MD, has seen this enormous building reaching for the sky....my kids always thought is looked like the magic kingdom...but its the Morman Temple..and impressive piece of architecture. Each year the temple grounds opens up to the Festival of Lights...it is simply gorgeous...there are nightly performances, and a live nativity scene... and best of all...it's FREE!! Happy Holidays.
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Holiday Happenings in the D.C. Metropolitan Area - 12/12/08 09:15 PM
Christmas is my favorite time of year, and every year I seek out the best of the best in Holiday Light Displays... This year I stumbled across one I have not seen before, and thought I'd share it with well....anyone who was interested. And the best part....it is absolutely FREE!! Christmas Pageant of Peace on the Ellipse (south of the White House), Washington, DC. The National Christmas Tree and the Pathway of Peace is illuminated each evening after the lighting ceremony from dusk until 11 p.m. through January 1st. Weeknight performances will be performed from 6-8:30 p.m. Weekend performances will be performed from (0 comments)
The Bull Run Festival of lights is a Holiday Display of lights at Bull Run Regional Park. It is two and a half miles of professional animated light displays. There is also a Holiday Village, with an ice skating rink, foo and gift vendors. It runs from November 26, to January 4 from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. It's open Christmas eve and New Years Eve. Admission is $15.00 per car/van, $25 for Van w/ 15-24 people, $50 for buses (Monday - Thursday) Rates go up on weekends. You can also go on line to get a coupon for the weekdays. Click here to (0 comments)
RE-Blog - OK -, What is that function and why use it? - 12/11/08 07:38 PM
See if you reblog someones post you are adding relevant information to a topic that they have already addressed, or even possibly an anecdote that pertains to their post..but keep it informative...and on subject :) Via Todd Foust: I am a little confused. What in the world is a Re-Blog and why would I use it. Sorry to ask what may seem to be a straight forward function, but I see the button and am not sure what it will do. Any enlightenment that I can get will be greatly appreciated. Maybe we need to have a help line function for us beginners (0 comments)
Homes For Sale In Haymarket, Virginia: Gates Mill - 12/11/08 07:35 PM
This is a market report for Gates Mill, which is a small community located in Haymarket, Virginia. There are currently 4 active listing ranging in price from $493,000.00 - $629,990. There are currently 2 homes under contract, listed for $499,999 and $499900. One home sold in this community in the last 30 days, with a sales price of 599,999.00 If you are looking for a home in Haymarket, Virginia or in Northern Virginia, call me, Konnie McKee 703 407 7088 or to search the MLS in Northern Virginia for FREE go to www.KonnieMac.com
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An REO listing gone oh so wrong.... - 12/11/08 07:25 PM
This is one for the record books... I have this REO in pre marketing...the cliff notes version.. offered cash for keys, they occupants agreed to a date, but didn't honor it when the time came. The bank issued a 5 day pay or quit, so they got out....we checked for occupancy, the house was vacant... end of story right.......nope, that's just the beginning. We rekeyed the property and secured it. Went back the next day....the house had been broken into, and vandelized, bowling balls through the walls, furniture sticking out of the walls, cat litter box throw everywhere....called the police..but they (0 comments)
Homes For Sale In Chantilly, Virginia: Winding Brook - 12/10/08 11:38 AM
Winding Brook is a townhouse community (condo ownership) located in Chantilly, Virginia. Winding Brook offers, very affordable housing and a fantastic location. Just minutes from route 28, 50 and the toll road...and a short distance to major shopping...Fairoaks Mall and Fair Lakes Shopping Center There are currently 6 townhomes for sale in Winding Brook, ranging in price from $150,140 to $240,000. For more information about homes for sale in Chantilly or any other city in Northern Virginia, call Konnie Mac 703 407 7088 or visit my website for FREE access to the MLS.
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With all the doom and gloom on the tube....this show does a body good! The Secret Millionaire, is a show about people who are very wealthy going under cover, and pretending to be poor. During thier time under cover, it is the goal to identify people who are "Good" and deserving of a hand up.. At the end of the week, the millionairs reveal the truth (that they are rich) and give three people checks....for as much as $100,000.00 These Secret Millionaires work, eat and sleep along side some of the poorest of the poor...the most remarkable part of this program is how (10 comments)
Your Christmas Tree: Fake or Real? - 12/06/08 09:57 PM
We were decorating our tree this evening, when a few of my old son's freinds came over...one kids said, the normally cut a tree from a Christmas Tree Farm... one kid said, that they have an artificial tree, already with the lights, ornaments and everything on it...and the just bring it up from the basement every year... WHAT!! Now, I'm not a Christmas Tree snob :) but I just love the idea of a fresh tree....not so eco friendly I will have to admit.....but to have a tree already decorated, gathering dust in the basement....I couldn't believe that!! Thats pretty funny (17 comments)
Stop Being A Spectator....Write Your Local Public Offical.. - 12/05/08 10:53 AM
Don't be a spectator...write your Senator and Congressmen/Congresswomen!!! I wrote a post yesterday, about people who are paying their mortgages, but are struggling, need help too... Hey...What About Me?? I did'nt realize so many people where thinking the same thing....So, I decided to do something about it...I have written my Senator and Congressmen about working these people into their plans... I don't think homeowners, who can't refinance, because they owe more on their homes, than they are worth, and are stuck paying mortgages that are making them struggle.. (whew that was a mouth full) Should be left out of the equation....So, write your local public (6 comments)
What if.... - 12/02/08 08:43 PM
I was watching the CEO's of the big 3 on Capital Hill.....and I was thinking....these guys make so much money, are they really in touch with their employees..or the average citizen...the same goes for the CEO's of these banks who got the hand out bail out... I was thinking....What if...each of these Bank CEO fellas had to live on the salary that thier lowest paid employee made, what if....they were having trouble paying their mortgage..... what if, they had to sit down at a table at night with a pile of bills, and not enough money to pay for them.... What (5 comments)
Change is coming....can you feel it? - 12/02/08 08:58 AM
First, this is not a political post.. :)I remember the day that I could feel real estate hit the wall. I had a listing, that would have otherwise have been gone in 1 day, sit on the market, for an unbelievable week and a half... Back then, that was unheard of, homes were flying off the market, people were offering way over the asking, escalation clauses, throwing out inspections, appraisals... it was crazy....! But was a different day....it all started to go down hill from there....it was palpable... Today, instead of my listings sitting on the market for months at a time, I am getting (13 comments)
UPDATE: Underwriting, The black hole, the abyss... - 12/01/08 06:42 PM
This is an update on my post about my deal lost in the underwriting abyss. So, I've had this deal, that has been in "Final" underwriting for going on 2 weeks....Isn't Final...like Final... (Like, isn't there only, one and only, (you would have had to have seen "Saving Silverman" to understand.) Anyway, last week, before Thanksgiving, I am starting to get aggitated..and I really don't ever get aggitated... I call the loan officer and said..Okay, we've crossed into the rediculous...what is going on...?? He says he does not know...I say..."Can we call??" He says that they will let him know....sorry..polite goes out the window, 2 (4 comments)
Welcome to Growth Leader.....Here I Come!! - 12/01/08 05:40 PM
I decided to chronical my journey into Growth Leader...I have been very excited about getting started, so much so, that I am sure I drove Bob crazy emailing him..."Are we ready yet?? " (my mls was dragging their feet) So I signed up for my first class "Vision 101" I've always been a little leary about lead generation services, but this sound very promising, and more importantly they seem commited to my success...obviously, my success means their success....!! What a concept.... :) Stay tuned as I update any and all, who are interested, in how things are going...
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