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2012 

Pay Attention While You Are Driving The last day of 2012 was a tragic one in the Manassas-Bristow area.  A Prince William County Police Officer, riding a motorcycle, was responding to a call for a traffic accident, traveling southbound on Route 28.  A minivan from northbound Route 28, turned acro...
12/31/2012
Thoughts on the End of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act December 31, 2012 is the last day of The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act.  This act has kept home owners who receive a 1099 for mortgage debt forgiven from having to pay income tax on it.  In some cases, that mortgage debt forgiven may be as ...
12/31/2012
Expect Low Flying Helicopters in the Washington Area, January 2013 Did you hear the news story on WTOP news radio that there will be low flying helicopters in the Washington, DC area the first two weeks of January?  If you didn't, here's what's happening: Helicopters will be flying 150 above grou...
12/28/2012
Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  November 2012 Just as December is closing out, Kingsbrooke and the rest of Bristow got a taste of the winter weather ahead.  Snow, cold and wind.  Of course, mixed with rain like we saw the other day, the snow is far less desirable.  In the New Year, perhaps we'll s...
12/27/2012
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  November 2012 Before Kingsbrooke rings in the new year, there is unfinished business for 2012.  With all the sales recorded for November 2012, we can take a look back at the single family home market and see how values in Kingsbrooke are doing.  For compari...
12/27/2012
Why I Continue to HATE Bank of America My Mom used to say that hate is a strong word.  As I kid when I used it, she said I shouldn't.  Well, I can't think of another word to describe my feelings for Bank of America other than completely contemptuous.   The majority of Short Sales I deal with in N...
12/26/2012
Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report:  November 2012 The holidays are upon Victory Lakes and the neighborhood is looking festive.  Before the long awaited arrival of Santa, let's take a look back at the single family home market in the neighborhood and see what happened.  We'll make our compar...
12/23/2012
Victory Lakes Townhouse Report:  November 2012 It won't be long until Santa comes to Victory Lakes.  I know we're all geared up for the holidays, but let's take a look back at the Victory Lakes townhouse market for November 2012.  We'll compare values to last report (October 2012) and last year (...
12/23/2012
The Art of a Real Estate Transaction:  Timing & Order of Events Matter Last night, as I sat in the Hylton Performing Arts Center listening to the American Festival Pops Orchestra perform holiday favorites, I found myself tapping my toes and swinging my shoulders, and at times, humming or singing ...
12/22/2012
Springfield Short Sale Condo Sold in Cardinal Forest It was nearly three years ago that I was first contacted by an agent in the Virginia Beach area who'd found me on Active Rain.  She had a client who needed help conducting a Short Sale on his Springfield, VA condo in Cardinal Forest.  While the...
12/22/2012
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