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2012 

What Makes a Cash Offer So Attractive? Having cash to buy a home, and not having to get approved for a loan is a wonderful thing.  However, if a cash buyer thinks that their offer is attractive simply for that reason, well, there's a lot more to it. One thing that makes a cash offer attractive is...
04/30/2012
The Advantage of a Personal Note to Accompany Your Offer Just a few days ago, I was helping buyers who had found their dream home.  Unfortunately, the couple we had been running into at every listing we saw that day, thought the same thing.  My buyers were going into a competitive situation with ...
04/29/2012
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTORS® | (703) 402-0037 15806 Mackenzie Manor Dr, Haymarket, VA 3BR/2+1BA Townhouse offered at $325,000 Year Built 2010 Sq Footage 1,952 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 1,890 sqft HOA/Maint $92 per month DESCRIPTI...
04/29/2012
Braemar Short Sale:  Under Contract in Six Days! Short Sales somehow have the reputation of not being desirable properties that linger on the market.   Nothing could be farther from the truth when it comes to .  This home was like Grand Central Station with all the buyers coming and going since i...
04/29/2012
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTORS® | (703) 402-0037 14504 Kylewood Way, Gainesville, VA 3BR/2+1BA Condo offered at $190,000 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 1,775 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $356 per month DESCRIPTION Thr...
04/28/2012
Politics and Real Estate in Northern Virginia Let me begin this post by saying this is only my second Presidential election year as a REALTOR®.  However, I have lived in Northern Virginia my entire life.  If there is one thing I know, it's the temperament of our Northern Virginia culture. Norther...
04/28/2012
Friends Don't Help Friends Commit Mortgage Fraud Being a Northern Virginia Short Sale Agent, I sure do get some interesting calls.  I often wonder if my phone should be monitored by the FBI mortgage fraud squad.  They might find some of the questions I get interesting.  Of course, not everyone se...
04/27/2012
National Open House Weekend...Why is This Still Such a Big Deal in the Age of the Internet? Open houses and broker tours were started in the age of selling real estate before personal computers.  They were ways for the public and agents in the market to get a look at the inventory available.  The...
04/25/2012
Who Cares How Much Money the Investor is Making on a Flip? Sometimes I find myself wondering what in the world I would do if I wasn't able to pay my bills selling real estate.    I honestly have no idea.  As a young adult I used to think the ideal job for me would be picking songs for movie sound...
04/24/2012
Just Listed in Braemar:  Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Contemporary Townhouse for $215,000 I'm sure you think if you've been in one townhouse, you know what they all look like, or close to it.  This one offers a contemporary twist on your typical townhouse layout.  For starters, it's all above grade o...
04/23/2012
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