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2008 

Default is the paragraph in the Northern Virginia Regional Sales Contract that describes how a buyer can lose their earnest money deposit.  And all of it revolves around the buyer securing the loan to purchase the property.  Following are the seven pitfalls that will land a buyer in default, ther...
12/20/2008
Bank owned homes (foreclosures, as they are more commonly known) are purchased "As Is".  There is absolutely nothing the banks will guarantee about these homes.  And in the Commonwealth of Virginia, banks are exempt from the Residental Property Disclosure Act.  Yippee!!!  So you may wonder to you...
12/19/2008
Amazing Grace is at it again.  Liquidating the furniture, art and accessories that adorn the model Lennar had in Spriggs Run on Saturday, December 20th.  Sale runs from 9am to 4pm. So if you are looking for something unique,  you must stop by.  But remember, it's cash and carry.  No credit cards ...
12/17/2008
Amazing Grace is at it again.  Liquidating the furniture, art and accessories that adorn the model Lennar had in Chatsworth Village on Saturday, December 20th.  Sale runs from 9am to 4pm. So if you are looking for something unique,  you must stop by.  But remember, it's cash and carry.  No credit...
12/17/2008
When I am out with prospective home buyers, we usually begin looking at a variety of neighborhoods.  In the beginning, it seems, buyer opinions are based primarily on what kind of a deal they are getting in each neighborhood.  As we go from house to house, the question arises in each one that int...
12/16/2008
I think to live longer, we should all vow to NOT search online for what ails us.  I'm serious.  Whenever I search for an illness, or symptoms online, I am ready to dig my grave.  There it is, the worst case scenario...which is also the least likely scenario.  But it's online.  It's got to be true...
12/14/2008
As a resident of Prince William County, I have become acquainted with the non-emergency number for their police dispatch.  In my view, 9-1-1 should be reserved for real emergencies.  Fire, burglaries, shootings or other violent crimes, natural disasters, etc.  The non-emergency dispatch number sh...
12/11/2008
If you live in the community of Braemar, or the service area of the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department, you might have thought the was a five alarm fire in your neighborhood this past weekend.  Nope!  As they do every year, the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department put Santa on a fire truck, got...
12/10/2008
Saturday night was a festive evening.  It was my husband's company's Christmas Party.  They always know how to throw a bash.  This year was no different.  The highlight of the evening was having my palm read. I'd never had my palm read before, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  The "gypsy", a nice...
12/09/2008
This was holiday party weekend.  My husband's Christmas party was Saturday evening in Old Town Alexandria at the Hotel Monaco.   Our parties were definitely a stark contrast to one another. My Long & Foster office revisited the site of last year's Christmas party:  The Victory Lakes Clubhouse.  I...
12/08/2008
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