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2010 

I was out house hunting with a referral from a family member the other day.  The rapport was easy and conversational.  We were at our first destination, where we planned to that morning, and I asked what he had planned for the weekend.  He replied with a slight groan, "I have a bit of work to do....
01/12/2010
Ashburn Buyer Buys Dream Home in Potomac Green Today I had the pleasure of representing an Ashburn buyer in my very first settlement of 2010.  A first time home buyer who found their dream home in Potomac Green. Potomac Green is an active adult community, for ages 55 or better.  The floor plans r...
01/12/2010
I have a client who entered into a contract to buy a new construction home last summer.  It is finally ready.  Well.   Sort of.  Settlement was supposed to be last week. My client went for her final walk through inspection last Wednesday.  Settlement was scheduled for Thursday.  There were two ap...
01/11/2010
What do you do when the GFE (good faith estimate) doesn't match the charges on the HUD-1 settlement statement?  Well, according to regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2010, a lender that is more than 10% off on a tax, title or other settlement fee must pay the difference.  If there is...
01/10/2010
This very cold and blustery Sunday, I am on overload.  And for once, it's not because of the real estate market.  My first time buyers and  short sale sellers are taking a breather today, so I get one too.  That's a welcome change for a Northern Virginia real estate agent. So what's got me on ove...
01/10/2010
Northern Virginia buyers are out in droves this January.  The New Year has started with a bang and will likely be this way well into the Spring. I had the pleasure of showing properties to two separate buyer clients yesterday.   One was looking in Sterling, the other in Ashburn.  No matter the co...
01/10/2010
01/10/2010
Most people think that the hardest park of being a Northern Virginia Short Sale seller is getting the bank to approve a contract.  While getting short sale approval can be lengthy and seem to test even the patience of a saint, for many, that is not the largest hurdle to jump.  There are many home...
01/09/2010
Bank of America, when spoken in conjunction with the phrase Short Sale, can strike fear and panic into any short sale listing agent.   Here in the Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket area, we see many Bank of America short sales.  Today, I was pleasantly surprised, when calling to set the stage for my ...
01/06/2010
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