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2009 

Reston, VA buyers are finding townhouses under $300,000!  I was fortunate enough to represent one Reston, VA buyer this July that found a townhouse for under $300,000 that was nearly in spotless condition.  And it was a regular sale!  Not a foreclosure or bank owned home. My Reston, VA buyer nego...
07/31/2009
Back in 1972, when I was just two, Mom and Dad bought our family home, a duplex in Fairfax, VA.  Their very first home!  It was a $25,000 purchase and a HUGE deal.  Grandpa (Mom's Dad) had to help them with the down payment, and every so often we were reminded of that momumentous gesture as Grand...
07/28/2009
About a week and a half ago I was contacted by a Washington Post political reporter, Sandyha Somashekhar.  She got my name from a neighbor.  The reporter had met that neighbor through a Dominion Power Line Opposition meeting... a really huge deal about eighteen months ago in my area. Sandyha and ...
07/28/2009
Braemar homes for sale under $400,000 aren't hard to find these days.  However, most Braemar homes for sale are short sales or foreclosures. This Braemar home is for sale under $400,000 (list price $391,000) and is a REGULAR SALE.  Write an offer on this immaculate Yardley model and you'll be wor...
07/26/2009
Virginia Oaks homes are always are a great find for any buyer in the market.  A mix of townhouses, and small and large single family homes make this a great community for anyone looking to move to Gainesville, VA.  The Virginia Oaks golf course that winds it's way through the community provides p...
07/25/2009
Bristow, VA short sales do get approved by banks and go to settlement!  As a Bristow short sale agent, I work hard to ensure that they do. This Bristow, VA short sale was located in the community of Sheffield Manor.  It got a full list price offer at $222,000, with the buyer requesting 4% ($8,880...
07/25/2009
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This week has been an emotional test for my Type A personality.  My deals are closing, my husband is fine, but I had a sick cat.  If you read my blogs you know that my cats are my kids.  And my favorite kid, Rudy the Cat, was sick on Monday.  Turns out he had been sick for about two weeks or more...
07/22/2009
Braemar townhouses have been in constant demand by buyers, no matter what the local market real estate market is doing.  The last two months are really no different. Braemar townhouses saw a total of nine resales in the last two months (May & June 2009).  Braemar townhouses without garages counte...
07/20/2009
07/19/2009
Bristow, VA short sales are among some of the best buying opportunities on the market.  If you aren't sure what a short sale is, you may want to follow the link and familiarize yourself with how this buying process is different. This particular Bristow, VA short sale is located in Braemar.  Braem...
07/18/2009
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