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2013 

Revisiting this post by my friend Belinda Spillman in Denver, CO from last May, I realized that it still fits what is happening in the Northern Virginia real estate market today.  There are some buyers that have been out of the loop of local real estate news, but the deal in Bristow-Gainesville m...
05/31/2013
I used to pass this monument all the time when I worked "in town" and never really understood much about it.  Thought I'd share something I learned from my friend Pat Kennedy in DC. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial sits at the top of Shooters Hill in Alexandria, Virginia -  a spot ...
05/31/2013
Seller Cooperation is a HUGE Component in Getting Short Sales Approved The question most often asked by Short Sale sellers that contact me is how long it will take to get their Short Sale Approved.  This is usually asked at the time I am taking the listing.  There's a lot that goes into answering...
05/30/2013
Do you know what your ecological footprint is?  I am terrified to know what mine would be.  Thought this might be interesting to bring back and share.   How much land does it take to support my current lifestyle? Before researching this, I considered myself above average in my actions to be envir...
05/30/2013
There are a lot of so-called experts out there in many fields.  I learned while watching the 24 hour news coverage on the May 2013 Moore, OK tornado that even news stories have different perspectives from so-called experts.  I landed on The Weather Channel for true expert analysis that coudl be b...
05/28/2013
When you want information on things like windows and efficiency ratings, you would do yourself a favor to ask a professional...and I don't mean professional real estate agent.  Jay Markanich, Bristow, VA home inspector did this post on windows three years ago and the information holds up.  Hope y...
05/28/2013
When an Algorithm Can Sell Your Home, THEN You Can Believe Their Value As a regular practice, since 2005, I have compiled market reports for my neighborhood.  I don't lump all single family homes together.  I know the differences that make some homes completely different.  For instance, a modest ...
05/27/2013
If you've ever wondered why an investor like Fannie Mae would rather Foreclose on a home than approve a Short Sale on it, well, Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento's best Short Sale Agent, can tell you exactly why.  I always thought the idea of Home Path Financing sounded fishy. I had a rather astoni...
05/27/2013
Marti Kilby, REALTOR® in San Diego wrote a post about, what to San Diegans, is a local getaway.  Since San Diego itself is a destination for those of us on the other coast, I thought I'd share this post with you if you wanted to travel to San Diego and do something completely different.   New Uni...
05/27/2013
Celebrate Father's Day 2013 at the Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival Ever feel like Mother's Day gets all the glory?  Well, maybe you haven't attended the Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, held on Father's Day before.  The 2013 Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival will be held on June 16th...for those that hav...
05/26/2013
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