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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
This kitchen cabinet front is a "repair" in new construction.Imagine buying a house for over 7 figures.  What would you expect?The best?  Good but not the best?LESS THAN THE BEST?During the great reveal is this what you, as the buyer, would want to encounter?Obviously the kitchen "professionals" ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
This is step one of roof flashing.  Counter flashing is step two.So, on this new house, where's step two?This is step one.It is called step flashing.A piece of metal is bent at a 90 degree angle and placed under each shingle in a step fashion all the way up a roof.It abuts the side of the house, ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
How can you see extreme door inefficiency? You can feel it.You can understand it.But how can you see it?With a thermal camera, of course!And who better but Mighty Mo?This is a panorama of two thermal images stitched together to show an exterior door front on.It was so poorly fitted into the frami...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Bristow neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Bristow, Br...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
Is this a kitchen cabinet or a slow cooker?Chris Ann Cleland actually came up with that title.While doing my typical thermal image sweep of this house I wondered why there was no HVAC register in the bathroom.Well, there was one!  And thermal imaging is the perfect way to find it!It was there, bu...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
When homeowner repairs are uninformed and go awry.Homeowners often go ahead with "repairs" that are improper or simply uninformed.Concrete driveways can spall.  Spalling means that the exterior layer, the final layer sometimes called the cream, cracks, flakes, or chips off.That thin, top surface ...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Braemar | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Braemar neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sale in B...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Homes for Sale in Foxborough | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Foxborough neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sal...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Homes for Sale in Kingsbrooke | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Kingsbrooke neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for s...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in New Bristow Village | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the New Bristow Village neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market repor...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Pembrooke | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Pembrooke neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sale ...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Sheffield Manor | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Sheffield Manor neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of hom...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Villages At Saybrooke | Bristow, VA - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Villages At Saybrooke neighborhood of Bristow, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market r...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
A pin-hole leak can do a lot of damage.A pin-hole leak is exactly that, a very small leak at a joint or other corrosive deterioration in copper tubing.  It is sometimes called a progressive leak.This pin-hole leak looks to have begun where the yellow arrow points.That is a soldered joint.It must ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
Improper storage of building materials - do unto others...The temperature during this morning pre-drywall inspection was 10F.  During the night before the temperature had dropped to 5F.The drywall had already been loaded into the house.Along with all the materials.They had been in the house for a...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 36
What Do You Do When You Know an Attorney is Wrong?Working as a real estate agent in Bristow, VA since 2005, I have learned so much more than how to market a home and get it under contract; or operate a lockbox, show a home and write up an offer.  That's the tip of the iceberg stuff.  The real nit...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 13
"Tell the Buyers We Aren't Making ANY Repairs If We Take This Offer"When sellers feels worked over after purchase offer negotiatioins are over, hearing them say, "Tell the buyers we aren't making any repairs if we take this offer," is not uncommon.  It sounds reasonable to them. The sellers are n...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 25
Should Showings Continue Once your Home is Under Contract?Getting your home under contract feels like you have crossed the finish line of a race.  Your home was chosen and is now off the market.  Let those other sellers, still unchosen by a buyer, deal with making their beds daily, making sure al...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 9
Tales From the Karma Train:  In the Driver's SeatIf you've been a producing real estate agent for long enough, there is no question that you have witnessed truly awful negotiating tactics on the opposite side of the transaction.  You've probably also seen some truly horrendous personality traits ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Welcome to our new house!This is a new home.  Nobody has lived there yet.When the buyers are invited by the builder to finally see it and have their final walk through, how would you like to walk up to your new front door and see this?To top it off, when that "final" coat of paint was put on the ...

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