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Lack of Planning and Preparation Can Land You on Your Butt in a Northern Virginia Short Sale I read a post today by Laura Sargent about her son's Halloween costume.  He's going as a Rubik's cube.  And even though this was a last minute call, the prep for the costume is clearly something that was ...
Just Sold in Manassas Park:  Immaculate End Unit Townhouse in Belmont Station for $240,000 The townhouse my Buyers purchased in Belmont Station was like digging up a buried treasure.   After having their hearts broken with another Belmont Station townhouse(an undisclosed Short Sale) just one week...
Great MLS Photos Can't Overcome Bad Smells There's nothing like the excitement of taking a first time buyer out to look at homes.  It's especially exciting when the MLS photos of the property have got the buyer and the agent expecting to see the best the market has to offer.  Photographs are a mu...
What If I Can't Find My Dream Home? House hunting in Northern Virginia is not for the faint of heart.  While prices and interest rates are low, there are plenty of buyers out and about to take advantage of the good deals.  In the competitive environement that is the Northern Virginia real estate ...
Rents Are Continuing to Rise in Northern Virginia.  Buy a Home and Lock In Your Home Payment for the Next Thirty Years. The rental market in Northern Virginia is moving at a break neck pace and even tenants that entered in to leases one year ago are shocked when hitting the market to find another...
Mortgage Rates are in the 3's.  Prices Are Still Low.  What Are You Waiting For? Ever since I became an Realtor® in February 2005, I have enjoyed the "mortgage principal and interest" table on the back of my business card.  It helps me roughly calculate how much principal and interest would be fo...
Manassas Short Sale:  Under Contract in Four Days Manassas Short Sales are typically not the first choice of buyers...unless the buyer has been misinformed as to the discounts on sales price offered by Short Sale Banks.  Manassas Short Sales have a general reputation of taking a long time for an ...
Northern Virginia Short Sales: Should You Use Shorter Deadlines to Motivate the Banks to Get the Deal Done? If you are a Seller in a Northern Virginia Short Sale, you might be inclined to stick it to your Short Sale Bank and put a clause in your Northern Virginia Short Sale Contract that can be u...
To Avoid Potential Tax Ramifications of a Northern Virginia Short Sale, Timing is Everything At the end of 2012, the federal government's Mortgage Debt Relief Act will be expiring.  If you think that's not a big deal, then you are either not in the market to sell your principal residence in a Sho...
Halloween 2011:  Free Reflective Trick-Or-Treat Bags On Me for Bristow Residents If you live in Braemar and are planning to attend the 2011 Braemar Halloween Spooktacular, your children will receive a free, reflective trick-or-treat bag compliments of me, Chris Ann Cleland, your neighborhood Real...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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