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alexandria: Great Experience with a Competing Agent in Old Town, Alexandria - 04/29/13 08:10 AM
Great Experience with a Competing Agent in Old Town, Alexandria You know, I'm newer to the sales side of the real estate business; so, perhaps I haven't figured out how competitive it is out there, but regardless, I wanted to point out how great another agent from a competing brokerage was. Her name? Cherie Wilderotter, of McEnearney Realtors. You can check her out here: cheriewilderotter.com. Of course, if you're planning on buying or selling a house in Alexandria City, I hope you give me a shot at it first :) .... www.alexcityhomes.com. But back to the story... I had a seller (0 comments)
alexandria: Does the Homeowner Get a Copy of the Appraisal? - 04/14/13 05:11 AM
In a refinance situation, does the homeowner get a copy of the appraisal? I receive this question a lot. And I hear agents and other appraisers talking about it from time to time. Their conclusions, however, vary... Just in case you're one of those people who hates reading blogs and just want to know the answer, I'll spare you the suspense: Yes! Yes, the homeowner is entitled to a copy of the appraisal. Still, it can get tricky... And in case you're one of those people who both hates reading blogs AND need an appraisal, skip on down to Appraisals (24 comments)
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4201 Wilson BlvdSuite 110-514Arlington, VA 22203 Rick Phillips, a certified appraiser with the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute is directing the firm, Appraisals Guaranteed. A major part of his coverage area is Fairfax. Rick Phillips is licensed to perform residential appraisals in Fairfax County (in fact, all of the state of Virginia and Washington, DC). He has undertaken a variety of assignments including * appraisals for banks and mortgage companies; * for attorneys working with clients on behalf of equitable distribution (divorce), bankruptcies, historical easements, retrospective values, and as (0 comments)
alexandria: PRESS RELEASE: AppraiserUSA.com - Appraiser in Northern Virginia & DC - 03/29/13 05:52 AM
AppraiserUSA.com - Appraiser in Northern Virginia & DC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Appraisals Guaranteed is listed on AppraiserUSA.com's site here: http://appraiserusa.com/listing/form-1222969152.htm PHONE: 703-459-8802 Appraisals Guaranteed, a residential real estate appraisal firm with offices in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, services all of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Rick Phillips, Jr., SRACertified Residential Appraiser Appraisals Guaranteed is headed by Rick Phillips, a certified residential appraiser and holder of the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. The AppraiserUSA.com listing: Company Name: Appraisals GuaranteedAppraiser's Name: Rick PhillipsMailing Address: 4201 Wilson Blvd, Suite 110-514, Arlington, VA 22203State Licensed in: VirginiaState License: 4001012704 - Certified ResidentialCounties Served in Virginia: Arlington, (0 comments)
Web: www.appraisalsguaranteed.com Contact: Rick Phillips Tel/Text: 703-459-8802Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 607 S Washington StAlexandria, VA 22314 Rick Phillips, a certified appraiser with the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute is directing the firm, Appraisals Guaranteed. A major part of his coverage area is Alexandria (both Alexandria City and Fairfax County). Rick Phillips is licensed to perform residential appraisals in the state of Virginia and Washington, DC. He has undertaken a variety of assignments including * appraisals for banks and mortgage companies; * for attorneys working with clients on behalf of equitable distribution (divorce), bankruptcies, historical easements, retrospective values, and as an expert (0 comments)
Contact: Rick Phillips607 S Washington StAlexandria, VA 22314 Tel/Text: 703-459-8802Email: email@example.comWeb: www.appraisalsguaranteed.com Rick Phillips, a certified appraiser with the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute is the chief appraiser and president of the firm, Appraisals Guaranteed. Contact Appraisals Guaranteed for service in Alexandria (and other parts of Fairfax County). Rick Phillips is licensed to perform residential appraisals in the state of Virginia and Washington, DC. He is a certified residential appraiser. He has undertaken a variety of assignments including * appraisals for banks and mortgage companies; * for attorneys working with (0 comments)
alexandria: Review - Mechanic in Alexandria: Don Allen - 03/14/13 06:42 PM
Every time I take my car to Don Allen Servicenter (that's right, it's not "service center," but rather "servicenter"), in the Franconia section of Alexandria, I am more impressed than the last time. And I realize there might be a better place to put this than my real estate and appraiser blog, but this is a good place to start. A bit of history ... Don Allen specializes in working on Mercedes. I drive a Subaru Forester. It makes little sense that we got paired up, but a couple of years ago, in my work as an appraiser, I ended up (3 comments)
What: 2 bedroom (2BR) - 2 bathroom (2BA or FB or full bath) - Condo - 1,396 sf - 2nd Floor - 2 garage spaces When: Sunday, February 24, 2013 (or 2/24/13) Where: @ THE DUKE - It's a newer (2010) garden-style condominium in Old Town, Alexandria Where, specifically: 320 S. West St, #204, Alexandria, VA 22314 (intersection of Duke and S. West). How (much): $635,000 Who: Richard Phillips (Rick) - Agent with Keller Williams, Old Town Office (607 S. Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314) - cell: 703-459-8802 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org ..........................---....---....---...........................
Along the northern edge of the Potomac River lies Prince William County. It has been (and still is now) one of the fastest growing regions in Northern Virginia. Behind Arlington and Fairfax, Prince William County is the third most common area serviced by Appraisals Guaranteed.
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1) GOOD TRAINING: Rick Phillips, Jr., the firm's owner and chief appraiser, is a certified residential appraiser designated with the Appraisal Institute's SRA. That is, he's been trained by the folks (0 comments)
alexandria: Valley View - A Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia - 06/17/10 07:08 PM
Valley View stretches north to Kings Highway, and it is bounded on the east by US Route 1, the south and wet by Huntley Meadows Park. The broader market area encompasses Groveton, Rose Hill and Guilford to the north, Hybla Valley to the south, and Bucknell Heights on the east side of Route 1. Businesses, restaurants, and shops, line Route 1, heading north all the way to Washington, DC.The market area is marked by older, detached homes that have undergone many changes over the years. In some cases, rather than improving upon the existing structures, the homes have been demolished completely, (0 comments)
alexandria: Cameron Station: A Neighborhood in Alexandria City, Virginia - 05/18/10 09:17 AM
Cameron Station: A Neighborhood in Alexandria City, VA Cameron Station is a newer development of detached homes, townhomes, and condominiums on the far west side of Alexandria City. This self-contained neibhorhood sits in what was once Alexandria's industrial section. While it is not a gated, the natural egress is restrictive, and Cameron Station has a private feel as a result. Just off Duke Street and very near to Old Town, it is convenient to Interstates 395 and 495 which lead to and around Washington, DC.Cameron Station is bounded on the north by Duke Street, on the east by Ben Brenman Park, (0 comments)
alexandria: Guilford - A Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia - 04/23/10 12:41 PM
Guilford - A Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia Sandwiched between Kingstown and Rose Hill, Guilford is an old section of the Franconia region that is both Alexandria and Fairfax. That is, sporting an Alexandria address, but existing in Fairfax County, Guilford is one of those communities where time has stood still while so much has popped up around it. Bounded on the north by Franconia Road, the east by Rose Hill Drive, the south by Telegraph Road, and the west by South Van Dorn Street, Guilford is comprised mostly of older, detached homes which are typically small and sitting on larger plots (0 comments)
Just beyond the northern edge of trendy Del Ray, Hume Springs is a pocket of older townhomes, all of them two-level-(no-basement)-styles, built in the 40s. Hume Springs used to have flooding issues back in the 1950s, as did many neighborhoods in Alexandria City and nearby South Arlington and Falls Church, but the completion of the Arlington Water Plan, a water treatment plant that also deals with storm water, has eliminated those problems. The neighborhood is in a stage of transition, and houses there have seen much recently in the way of improvements. (1 comments)
alexandria: Tobacco Key - A Neighborhood in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia - 04/21/10 08:11 AM
Tobacco Key - Old Town, Alexandria, VirginiaBelow Washington Street, Tobacco Key is a small cluster of townhomes, somehow hidden in the northern edge of Old Town, Alexandria. The development appears to be condos at first glance; however, a home here is classified as "Townhouse in Ownership" and fee simple. The reason for the perception is likely due to the extreme conformity that the houses have in relationship to each other. And while the styles might be classic, it is obvious that the construction is newer and good.Houses in Tobacco Key come with either one or two bedrooms. The street (Tobacco Quay) (0 comments)
alexandria: Fairlington Meadows - Condos in Arlington - 04/14/10 11:38 PM
Fairlington Meadows Carrying an Arlington address, Fairlington Meadows is a condo complex that sits just across the street from Alexandria. Route 7 leads east to Old Town or west to Fairfax, and I-395 leads north to Washington DC. Built in 1940, these townhouse-style condominiums indeed look like World War II barracks, though they have been updated over time. Fairlington Meadows offers tennis courts, a pool, and a rec center. The grounds look nice and are well kept. It is an all-around nice place to live. Fairlington Meadows is bounded on the north by Interstate 395, the east by Quake Lane, and (0 comments)
With regard to parcel maps... There are more tools available to appraisers (and to the general public) than ever before. Often residential appraisal reports direct someone to a plat that is never supplied. Or there is often this sentence: "no plat provided." Elsewhere, on the form is a chance for the appraiser to describe the shape of the land. Many times it is simply stated as "irregular." This slightly humorous considering (1 comments)
alexandria: Appraisals Guaranteed -- Virginia Counties Covered - 04/16/09 10:38 PM
I run Appraisals Guaranteed, a real estate appraisal firm in Northern Virginia. Often I'm asked what is the coverage area. I'm posting the list here. Contact me at rickphillipsjr [at] gmail [dot] com or head over to www.appraisalsguaranteed.com
I'm based out of Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County); so, obviously, I hold more expertise there. On the flip side, I believe you have to take the far-away orders to justify receiving the close ones. That, and, well, I enjoy driving out to Madison County every now and again. What it really comes down to is the amount of information I have. (0 comments)
Rick Phillips Jr. is a certified residential appraiser licensed in Virginia and Washington, DC. Living in Fairfax County with a location in Arlington, Rick appraises houses in all of Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Rick writes about real estate appraisals, appraisal issues, seller and buyer issues, local neighborhoods and market areas, real estate agent tips, steps to understanding a home's value, and much more.
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