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2016 

More Happy Buyers in Warrenton, VAWhen you first become a real estate agent, you imagine taking buyers out in your car, showing them great houses and having them making a decision on one.  It's not like House Hunters, where buyers see three houses over the course of a day or two and fall in love ...
08/29/2016
Remodeled Townhouse In Centreville Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood $335,000 Townhouse Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,352 sqftLot: 0.03 acre(s)Year Built: 1995MLS #: FX9749497 Location 14148 Asher ViewCentreville, VA 20121USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & F...
08/27/2016
Adopt a Lockbox for the Fall Selling Season  Have you been thinking of selling your Bristow home?  If you have, perhaps you would like to consider adopting one of these lockboxes.   These guys and gals are not used to being spending time in their box, sitting on a shelf in my office closet.  They...
08/24/2016
Warrenton, VA Decorated Builder's Model for Only $557K If you went in to Ryan Homes this week and asked them to build a brand new home from scratch, you would be waiting on average about six months..give or take.  May be earlier, may be longer.  That's one of the hardest things about new construc...
08/21/2016
Why Wait for Spring to Sell Your Bristow, VA Home?As we near the end of yet another August in Bristow, VA, I see many home owners that had attempted to sell their homes pulling them off the market to "wait for spring."  Many of these sellers missed the early spring market, which really happened e...
08/21/2016
Charming Four Bedroom Home in Bristow Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $425,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,625 sqftLot: 0.10 acre(s)Year Built: 2005MLS #: PW9744220 Location 9684 Tarvie CircleBristow, VA 20136USA Chr...
08/19/2016
My Favorite Front Porch YetIn my real estate adventures today, I was in a Bristow neighborhood with covered front porch after covered front porch.  Even the plainest covered front porch will make me smile, but this one looked like an oasis.With its stone steps, white columns and billowy sheers it...
08/18/2016
What You Say on Facebook Can and Will Be Used Against YouA few years ago I was representing sellers who were moving up to a new construction home within the area.  We got an offer almost immediately when their home hit the market.  All was well with the world....that was until the appraisal was d...
08/15/2016
Life, Death and Real EstateIt's been a rough summer when it comes to death and serious illness.   Real estate agents I know from coast to coast, even some in my own market, have lost, or are losing, parents, siblings and even spouses. Heck, even one of my very own clients had a sudden and tragic ...
08/10/2016
Whether or Not to Take a Home Sale Contingent Contract When SellingWhenever a seller puts their home on the market, the best outcome is to get an offer from a buyer that has as few contingencies as possible.  However, when you have a larger home in an area where buyers may have a home to sell bef...
08/08/2016
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