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Ever Get Tired of Trying?  Don't Ask a Distressed, Upside Down Home Owner. I'm a Northern Virginia Short Sale Agent and part of my job is to counsel home owners who have attempted loan modification and been denied, and now find themselves facing foreclosure.  Short Sale is a great way to have mor...
Last week I was lucky enough to be contacted by Markita Woods, a fellow Rainer and Facebook friend.  Markita, like me, is a social media believer.  She even teaches a course in social media for our local REALTOR® association, which I unfortunately have not yet had time to attend. Markita, a Mortg...
What Happens After the Home Inspection? Every home inspection is different.  I attend every home inspection for my buyer clients.  I want to know what they are being told and hear from the inspector what the problem areas are.  After all, when the inspection is over, negotiation on items to fix b...
Just Listed in Morris Farm:  Four Bedroom Carriage Home for $375,000 Morris Farm is one of my favorite communities along the Linton Hall corridor. It was built around a 45 acre nature conservancy where you could sit and read a book in peace and quiet, or take a walk.  And this one of my favorite ...
Putting Off a Home Purchase May Cost You in the Long Run Last year I should have taken a vacation.  I didn't.  I worked, reasoning that I couldn't afford a vacation.  Well, working non-stop has a way of catching up with you.  It did for me.  I ended up in the emergency room, and then the hospital...
Condo Associations, Delinquency Rates and Loans One of the most frustrating things you can face as a home owner is the virtual inability to sell your condo to a ready, willing and able buyer that doesn't have the cash to pay for it.  Forget loans, because there are some condo associations that ar...
What Happens if There is a Problem with the House I Bought AFTER Settlement? The amount of misinformation in the world of real estate, passed from friend to friend, or relative to relative is astonishing.  I was out with a buyer that had just found a great home.  The home inspection is coming up ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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