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2011 

07/31/2011
Getting a Radon Test for Your Bristow, Gainesville or Haymarket Home?  Get the Results the Day the Inspector Picks Up the Test. As a Real Estate Agent working out of Gainesville, VA I know that most of the time when my Buyers choose to have a radon inspection done as part of their home inspection...
07/31/2011
What Does the Debt Ceiling Debate on Capitol Hill Have To Do With the Real Estate Market? Quite frankly, I'm tired of listening to the news of the debt ceiling and what is going to happen if we don't raise it and if we do, but only temporarily.  Word is getting out now that,as a result of our ele...
07/30/2011
There is no short answer as to why I chose real estate as a career path.  Becoming a REALTOR® was a risk and I knew it.  Long gone were the dreams of becoming a nurse or teacher that I’d had in elementary school.  I had been a Speech Communication major in college as my Mom had implanted in my br...
07/28/2011
In the past month, I've had two experiences where Buyers disappeared into underwriting.  One never came back, and boy was that disappointing to my Sellers.  The other eventually made it to the other side and settled yesterday.  The hold up was the under-the-microscope processing one is subjected ...
07/28/2011
The One Thing a Buyer's Agent Should Do BEFORE Showing a Northern Virginia Short Sale My phone rings with Short Sale questions all day long.  That's because I've established myself as a successful Northern Virginia Short Sale Agent.  Yet, not all of the calls I receive are from potential Buyers a...
07/28/2011
This Warrenton Short Sale, located in The Villas at the Ridges of Warrenton, hit the market on October 8th, 2010 priced at $265,000.  It had only one loan through VHDA (Virginia Housing Development Authority.)  When we didn't have an offer by October 25th, the Sellers lowered the price to $248,00...
07/27/2011
The Northern Virginia real estate market has stabilized nicely.  It wasn't so long ago that our market value graphs year to year looked like the path of the Titanic to the bottom of the ocean.  But even though we've gotten through the worst of it, home values are still not what they were during t...
07/26/2011
What is Most Likely to Go Wrong in a Northern Virginia Short Sale? If you are contemplating selling your Northern Virginia home in a Short Sale, you'd probably like to know what can go wrong.  Well, if you are experiencing a legitimate financial hardship, have hired an experienced Northern Virgin...
07/26/2011
As Realtors®, no matter what the situation, we need to realize that we are in a business of cooperation.  Sarcasm and bad attitudes will get you nowhere.It's hot.  It's humid and we are all suffering.  Add the stress of a seller who wants their home sold now or a buyer looking to find the perfect...
07/24/2011
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