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2009 

My friend Jackie Connelly-Fornuff has a way of thinking of the unexpected.  The advice she gives is great for homeowners, particularly as home equity lines have dried up. If you'd like to leave a comment, please make it on Jackie's original post. First Time Home Buyers - There Is More To Pay Bes...
12/31/2009
12/30/2009
Does anyone else remember the horribly corny HBO movie from the 80's called Buckaroo Bonzai?  I will never forget the dead pan line that was seen in the trailers over and over again. WHEREVER YOU GO....THERE YOU ARE. There are times in all of our lives when we look for external influences to make...
12/30/2009
An Improptu Funeral for a Bird and Other Unexpected REO (Foreclosure) Experiences. The Christmas holiday is past and there is still a couple good work days before the New Year holiday brings the start of 2010.  Tonight, I was out making good use of my short work week by showing homes to a family ...
12/29/2009
As a Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist, it is not uncommon for me to receive emails from short sale sellers that are looking into their options as they are forced to relocate or, more commonly, face an impending foreclosure.  When they are located in Virginia, where I am licensed, I am happ...
12/28/2009
Braemar Property Values are in for the last two months of 2009 for Heritage Series homes.  What's a Heritage series home?  That's easy.  A Heritage Series home is one of the mid-size single family homes with attached garages, built by Brookfield Homes.  They come in four models:  Exeter, Zachary,...
12/28/2009
12/27/2009
Getting your short sale offer accepted by the seller is half the battle in Bristow, Virginia.  With fewer and fewer homes on the market, short sales are becoming a very attractive option for buyers with limited search areas or limited budgets.  And unlike many markets throughout the country, Nort...
12/27/2009
Braemar Property Values for November-December 2009 have just been calculated for the Carriage Series homes.  What's a Carriage Series home?  That's easy.  These are single family homes with detached garages.  (Of course, not all Carriage home have a garage.  Some homes chose to have only asphalt ...
12/27/2009
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff tells a chilling story about the loss of a home this Christmas.  All residents escaped, but will not be able to rely on insurance to replace the belongings they lost.  They were renters and kept putting off getting their renters policy.   Interestingly, Northern Virginia ...
12/27/2009
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