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2010 

I hate it when I take buyers to a property, they love it, write an offer and then they are forced to wait.....and wait....and wait for an answer.  It's like the seller thinks that making the buyers wait will make them more desperate and likely to offer more.  I can assure you, that's not the case...
09/30/2010
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 $263,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 2,255 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage ...
09/30/2010
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster | (703) 402-0037 9155 Ribbon Falls Loop, Bristow, VA Bright End Unit Townhouse in Victory Lakes 3BR/2+2BA Townhouse offered at $289,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 1,960 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 2 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 2,770 sqft HOA/...
09/30/2010
My husband lost his father when he was a young boy, about twelve or thirteen years old.  As such, he missed out on a lot of family history that he would normally have heard from his Dad as he was growing up.  He's always known much more about his Mom's side than his Dad's, and with good reason.  ...
09/29/2010
Long before HAFA was unveiled, I was helping Northern Virginia Sellers list and sell their homes as Short Sales.  However, with the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives put forth by the United States government, some Northern Virginia home owners are unclear as to whether they can sell their ...
09/28/2010
While Alan May works in the suburban Chicago real estate market, his advice applies to our Northern Virginia real estate marketplace as well.  If you want to find out how to have your pick of offers in our Northern Virginia marketplace when selling, let me know.  The general consensus, out there...
09/28/2010
The rental inventory in Northern Virginia is very limited these days.  A relocating worker, or a family being displaced by Foreclosure or Short Sale, have fewer choices now than they had this time last year, or even a few months ago.  So when you are out looking at places to rent in Northern Virg...
09/28/2010
As neighborhoods have developed over the years and available space to build have decreased, it seems that homes are built closer and closer together.  In my neighborhood of Braemar, it is not at all unusual to have a four-thousand or more square foot home on one-quarter to one-third of an acre of...
09/26/2010
With July & August behind us, it's time to look back over the Braemar townhouse resales of those last two months to determine our average market value in this Braemar Townhouse Report.  You will find that resales are divided into two categories:  Garage and No Garage.  Townhouses with No Garage h...
09/25/2010
The hardest lesson for Sellers, and for some Listing Agents, in the downturn of the real estate market has been pricing above market value.  When values are dropping, pricing above the market can cost a Seller thousands.  As a real estate professional, I owe it to my Sellers to give them the trut...
09/24/2010
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