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2012 

The Unintended Consequence to a Buyer of a Lowball Offer The Northern Virginia real estate market hasn't been a buyer's market for some time now.  Sure, mortgage interest rates are at an all-time low.  That's favorable to buyers.  Yeah, home prices are still low compared to where they were during...
03/12/2012
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2012 (Heritage Series) In the last couple months I have seens some fabulous Heritage Series homes come on the market in Braemar.  This afternoon I had the opportunity to see one that was hands down the best done Yardley I have seen in a long time.  I am ...
03/11/2012
Spring has officially begun in the Braemar real estate market.  With January and February behind us, let's take a look back at the resale activity for Braemar homes in the Courtyard Series.  For those who are unfamiliar with Braemar Courtyard homes, they are characterized by their near zero lot l...
03/11/2012
Braemar Property Values:  January-February 2012 (Carriage Series) Today was the first official day of daylight savings time.  And what a lovely day it was in Braemar.  Having the warmth of the sun for an extra hour certainly does make a difference.  The spring real estate market has already seen ...
03/11/2012
Northern Virginia Short Sale Quiz:  Question #10 Northern Virginia Short Sale transactions are fraught with loads of misinformation.  This series of questions is designed at getting the major misconceptions set straight for buyers, sellers and real estate agents.  If you want to go back to questi...
03/11/2012
Why is Wells Fargo Hiring Negotiators That Can't Read HUD-1 Settlement Statements? When it comes to Wells Fargo Short Sales, I have been a big fan.  Between the Home Mortgage and Home Equity departments, I've had plenty of success....and in very reasonable time frames.  A typical Wells Fargo doub...
03/08/2012
Northern Virginia Short Sale Quiz:  Question #9 It still amazes me that there are agents listing Short Sales in Northern Virginia that have no idea what is involved in the Short Sale process.  I guess the thought is that if they sat through a Short Sale designation class, they are more than quali...
03/08/2012
Don't Get Sucked In By That Low List Price on Bristow, VA Short Sales Despite what you've heard in the media about the awesome deals that you can get with Short Sales and Foreclosures, the truth in Bristow, VA is that demand is outpacing supply.  Sure, there are Listing Agents out there that will...
03/07/2012
Braemar Property Values: January-February 2012 (Arista Series) Spring hit Braemar about a month early this year.  Normally I notice my crocuses bloom in late March or early April.  This year, they started blooming at the end of February.  It's all the unseasonably warm weather, and believe me, I'...
03/07/2012
Northern Virginia's Western Edge Mental Block The suburbs of Northern Virginia are located, primarily, to the west of Washington, DC.  The further west you go, the less expensive the homes...the slower the pace of life.  You lose that urban feel of being near the city as you get outside the beltw...
03/06/2012
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