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2009 

In buying townhouses or condos, your new mailbox is generally in a bank of mailboxes and accessible only by key.  If you're buying a bank owned home, you may never get the key to that mailbox...or even find out which mailbox is yours.  And even if you get the key, you should change the lock.  So ...
03/29/2009
03/29/2009
I have the privilege of listing a lovely home for sale that is not a bank owned home, or a short sale.  It is a beautifully upgraded home in the newer community of Haymarket Station, conveniently located right next door to downtown Haymarket. Built in 2005, this single family home is the kind we ...
03/28/2009
If you live in Prince William County, Virginia, you've probably received your 2009 real estate tax assessment in the mail.  I hope you didn't pass out when you saw the 30% in the estimated tax value of your home. Here are few things to make you feel better about the situation. 1.  Prince William ...
03/28/2009
The answer to my title question has the same answer as so many questions posed in real estate:  It depends! Can a short sale negotiator do something that your Realtor can't?  Probably not.  If you are hiring a good Realtor, familiar with the short sale process, you won't need a negotiator.  A Rea...
03/27/2009
When I was a kid, brussel spouts were the worst vegetable you could put on my plate.  They tasted bitter, mushy and awful.  I would do my best to eat as many as I could, but it was not an easy task.  And since becoming an adult, I'd managed to stay away from that particular veggie. About two mont...
03/27/2009
This lovely two bedroom condo, a Foxfield model on the third floor of the Palmer, is the very first resale in The Greenbrier Condos of Regency.  It's list price was $175,000.  It sold for $177,000!  It took 233 days of marketing time to find the buyer.                     If you are thinking of s...
03/27/2009
03/25/2009
I don't do sick very well.  I am a whiner, but I also have a hard time leaving work alone.  The flu my husband passed along to me had me knocked on my butt the last two days.  And during these two days, there is something that I am so thankful for---DVD box sets of television shows.  What did we ...
03/23/2009
03/22/2009
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