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2010 

Amelia Springs Circle--it's a friendly sounding place and picturesque when you drive down the street. And this carriage home just got a bit friendlier, dropping it's list price from $339,000 to $325.000.  The carriage homes on this street are large enough that calling them townhouses doesn't see...
07/31/2010
Yesterday, I got to break up the routine of my life as a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent when a set of my Buyers called and said they'd found a property that they just had to see.  I knew that what they were looking for was going to be a unique property, but I don't think I really knew...
07/30/2010
For most of my life, I have known two things about myself.  One I knew very early in life, the other came in my teenage years.  I love to sing and I love to write.  As a toddler, I used to swing back and forth on our backyard playset and make up songs.  I just liked to sing.  I used to drive my m...
07/29/2010
I was reading Alan May's blog today, about drive-by commenters here Active Rain.  I've seen this serial spamming before.  The world of technology brings us very close to one another, without actually being physically close or even emotionally close.  I guess that makes it okay to some to leave a ...
07/28/2010
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster | (703) 402-0037 6100 Popes Creek Place, Haymarket, VA Extra Large Townhouse Minutes from Route 66 & Old Town Haymarket 3BR/3+1BA Townhouse offered at $274,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 2,255 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage ...
07/28/2010
Alan May of the Chicago suburbs, has a killer sense of humor.  He has a way of putting things to grab your attention and still be informative. This is a post every Buyer should read.  Loans are subject to a lot of scrutiny.  Here are some things to keep in mind when you are applying for yours. H...
07/27/2010
Last week I posted about an upcoming listing.  The Seller claims he does not belong to the HOA.  The HOA begs to differ.  After calling the HOA and the attorney, I realized this man had unpaid HOA debt of over $4,000.  So I finally got to speak to the Developer, a representative from a national b...
07/27/2010
I have represented many Northern Virginia Buyers over the past three years who have purchased REO property.  REO stands for Real Estate Owned.  You many know these as foreclosures.  When purchasing an REO, the addendum the bank will have you sign supercedes everything in the contract offer you s...
07/27/2010
Something is Beginning to Stink in Wells Fargo's Short Sale Department and I Don't Like It I'm a reasonable person.  I know when things aren't adding up.  And I will tell you right now, they are not adding up on my most recent Wells Fargo Short Sale. My Centreville, VA Short Sale listing ratified...
07/27/2010
My friend Gary Woltal hit the nail on the head with this blog post last week.   As a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent, my job can be an emotional drain.  Day in and day out I deal with folks in very stressful and depressing circumstances.  No one wants to do a Short Sale. Finances, an ...
07/26/2010
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