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A Short Sale, ANYTHING BUT Short - 07/29/09 09:43 PM
The first time I heard a buyer say they thought a short sale was someone who needed to sell quickly (in other words, they thought the sale would happen in a short period of time), I giggled a little. When I thought about it, I could totally understand the thought pattern. The reality is nearly the opposite....a short sale can be anything but short! The term actually refers to the current owners needing to sell and being "short" the funds it will take to pay off the lender. So, the current owners need to negotiate with their lender an alternate repayment (2 comments)
The Most Unique Homes In Northern Virginia - 07/24/09 12:46 PM
Send me your photos of homes in Northern Virginia that you consider to be unusual looking. I plan to put together a video using them. If your photo is used, I will pay you $50, and thank you in the credits (using name and your city/state only).Northern Virginia is going to be defined by anywhere in Virginia that our local MLS covers (www.mris.com). In other words, if you can find homes at homesdatabase.com in the same neighborhood, it will qualify.With your submission, please Include the following information:Name (must be over 18)AddressPhone numberEmailAddress of the property in the pictureTHE PICTURE - don't (0 comments)
No Matter How Unique - 07/21/09 08:55 AM
No matter how unique your situation or your needs, please remember I am here to assist you and your friends, relatives and colleagues with all your real estate needs! To remind you of this, I wish to share with you this video, found on You Tube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erPLr16ZzjcWhile these homes are found who-knows-where, with your help, I'd like to put together a photo collection of the strangest homes/buildings in Northern Virginia. Send me a photo of the funniest most unique home you can find, by August 31st, for each picture of a home that is used in our video, you'll be paid $50; (0 comments)
A Little Girl Gets Her First Taste of Farm Life in Loudoun County - 07/17/09 07:40 PM
Living in Loudoun, I think it is fitting that my daughter have at least a taste of horseback riding and farm life. So, she just finished up a week of Horseback Riding Camp. Honestly, I chose the camp based on price, hours, and proximity to my house; which led us to Main Tree Farm off Dry Mill Road. On the surface, it looks like a nice little farm, but once you enter the barn, there is tons of deferred maintenance. The barn is HOT and it smells. Between you and me, my impression was that they were using the kids (1 comments)
Free Money For Your Home Purchase - 07/17/09 01:03 PM
FREE MONEY!! FHLB is offering a 5:1 matching program to assist qualified buyers with their home purchases. But, as you can imagine, free money is in great demand...and the FHLB Money Trees are almost bare! Take advantage of this great program while it lasts. For every $1K you put in, FHLB puts $5K in! That's right for $1K you get $6K toward your home purchase. It is almost too good to be true, but it's not. It is very real. ONE of my lenders still has some funds left, so don't delay. Call me today for details. More information is available (0 comments)
Quick Beach Getaway - 07/15/09 10:33 AM
We have many great attractions here in Loudoun County. Even so, everyone must have a change of scenery now and then. One of my family's favorite weekend or vacation getaways is the beach; we go once a year. The closest beach to us is Ocean City, Maryland, about a 3 to 4 hour drive from Loudoun. Although Ocean City is often criticized for being overly commercial; it just so happens that I like to have lots to do on my vacation! No matter your likes or budget, there is no reason to be bored. OC has some of the finest ocean (1 comments)
The Fireworks have Started - 07/03/09 08:45 PM
"I see the lights, I see the lights! " How many of you can remember that song? It's the way I feel tonight. I wanted to run down to one of the local fireworks events tonight, but my husband said no because we need to get up early to head to the beach. So, I am at home, done packing and hanging out my windows trying to see over the trees. There are fireworks on 3 sides of my home, and I can only see the top. We'll be in OC tomorrow night, and will miss the rest of Loudoun's celebrations. But, (0 comments)
It's time to celebrate America's Birthday and no one is more proud of our heritage than Loudoun. All across the county, our residents will be celebrating in style! There are at least 10 public fireworks displays; and many other festivities being hosted in our various towns, villages and communities.Everywhere you turn this weekend, you'll see red, white and blue. The air will be scented with the smell of charcoal. Quite meadows will come alive with make shift stages and homegrown music. Our local parks will be filled with families and friends. Little boys and their dads will be catching crayfish (0 comments)
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