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2009 

It's time for another Braemar Property Value Report for the Courtyard Series homes built by Brookfield.    These courtyard homes are near zero lot line homes...five to a single pipe stem or driveway.  They include the Clarendon, Ballston & Arlington models. The averages for this report are based ...
02/28/2009
Another two months of home sales in Braemar is giving us the opportunity to once again reflect on property values in the neighborhood.  This particular post will focus on the Arista Series homes built by Brookfield.  That includes the following models:  Canterbury, Allister and Buckingham.  These...
02/28/2009
I have been wearing glasses since I was in the fourth grade.  And my eyes has continued to outpace the correction that laser surgeries can provide.  My lenses alone cost nearly $400!  So when it comes to shopping for frames, I am always looking for a bargain. My husband always says that shopping ...
02/28/2009
The Northern Virginia sales market has been dealing with an abundance of buyers all seemingly competing for bank owned homes.  REOs (as bank owned homes are called) are far preferrable to short sales to buyers who would simply like an answer to the question, "Was my offer accepted?"  So in our ma...
02/28/2009
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster | 703-402-0037 7035 Executive Court, Warrenton, VA Want a Single Family Home in a Semi-Secluded Setting? 3BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $234,500 Year Built 1980 Sq Footage 1,400 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking None Lot Size 22,093...
02/26/2009
Your landlord just informed you that he is in trouble financially.  He's not been making mortgage payments in the home you are renting from him.  He just knows he's headed to foreclosure.   Maybe he suggests that, since he is not making mortgage payments, that you don't have to keep making rental...
02/24/2009
02/22/2009
If you are relocating to Virginia from another state, you may be surprised by our annual Safety Inspections for vehicles.   I've lived in Virginia my entire life, so it's something normal to me.  However, when I talk to relatives in Florida, for instance, they are shocked at the idea of a vehicle...
02/21/2009
It's hard for me to keep track of schools.  With no kids, there is really no reason to.  However, at last night's Budget Meeting for Wally Covington's Brentsville District, Prince William County's grading system came into question. Evidently, the good old ten point grading system has come back in...
02/20/2009
In these turbulent economic times, it is nice to know that my local government is not broke.  In fact, Prince William County is weathering the economy just fine.  How do I know?  I attended a budget meeting held by my local supervisor, Wally Covington, last night. So here's what I found out at la...
02/20/2009
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