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433 Cindy's Way FRONT ROYAL, VA Enjoy the Peace & Solitude of Front Royal in This 4 Year Old Home 2BR/2BA Single Family House $135,000 Year Built 2007 Sq Footage 1,183 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 1.20 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionWhen ...
Careful What You Wish For in the Land of Northern Virginia Short Sales---You Just Might Get It! I'm a Northern Virginia Short Sale Agent. Have been since 2007.  Back in those first years as a Short Sale Agent, I wanted nothing more than the Short Sale bank to set an acceptable price BEFORE there ...
One of my favorite charities is a local one.  It's NVAL and stands for the Northern Virginia Animal League.  When I was faced with three feral kittens on my doorstep, and no clue what to do with them, this was the only organization that had been willing to help.  They paid to have the kiittens, a...
Make Your Move on this South Riding Townhouse, Listed for $299,000 Somtimes a great home, in a great location at a great price can seem invisible to Buyers if it's a Short Sale.  This is one of those homes.  It's a three bedroom, two full/two half bath, one car garage townhouse in the sought afte...
There's Not a Fire Sale Going on in the World of Northern Virginia Short Sales A phone call just moments ago from an agent who is showing one of my Short Sale listings in South Riding pushed me to the edge of my patience.  It is a HAFA approved Short Sale.  You'd think that most agents would have...
Another Haymarket Luxury Home----SOLD! This Haymarket luxury home atop ten acres hit the market on January 5, 2011 priced at $699,000.  By January 15th, it had two offers.  With a shortage of such properties on the market, the Sellers were able to negotiate one of the offers up to their desired p...
Buying an AS-IS Propertyin Northern Virginia As Of...WHEN? If you are buying a bank owned home (often referred to as a foreclosure) or a short sale in Northern Virginia, you are likely going to be buying the home AS-IS.  When you're agent sits down the write the offer and pulls out the AS-IS clau...
At What Point in the Home Selling Process Do Buyers Stop Coming Through My Home? So you listed your Northern Virginia home for sale, got an offer, signed it and are wondering if this is when Buyers will stop coming through.  I understand the desire of every Seller in Northern Virginia to have som...
Earlier this year, I went for my annual eye doctor appointment.  Seems my eyesight has gotten a tad worse again.  After thirty years of wearing glasses, I am not surprised.  The primary eye doctor in the practice owns an optical shop and runs it right off her lobby.  I've always felt this was odd...
Adapting to changing environments and prospering is not easy.  The real estate market decline that began about five years ago took my market by surprise.  Top producing agents who thought they were infallible were packing up their shops and looking for full-time jobs.  Others were standing by the...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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