quantico: Unraveling the Maze of PCS Orders to the Washington DC Area - 06/19/09 01:07 PM
The PCS orders have arrived! The phone has been ringing as military families around the world have gotten the word that their next duty station is in the Northern Virginia area. The first few days after the PCS orders arrive all the questions about housing, schools and transportation can lead to sleepless nights. Don't worry it is easy to find your way through the maze of options and get you settled in the area in no time.Most military personnel headed to the area choose to live in either Fairfax, Prince William or Stafford Counties and whether you are going to buy … (2 comments)

quantico: Woodbridge VA-Super End Unit Townhouse Walking Distance to the VRE - 06/06/09 01:51 PM
Easy Access to Fort Belvoir, Quantico or the Pentagon. Call Today to see this great home! … (2 comments)

quantico: Shipping Out From Northern Virginia? Check to See if You Qualify for HAP - 06/04/09 09:49 AM
Military families stationed at Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Quantico and other Military District of Washington installations who purchased a home prior to July 1, 2006 may find that Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) may offer some relief if you have upcoming PCS orders to move.This week I have listed two homes for sale with families applying for HAP benefits. The official guidelines for the program are expecting to be released within the next 10-14 days and already the counselors for our area indicate they have over 1500 applications waiting.  One of the requirements for application for HAP beneits is to be actively … (0 comments)

quantico: Military Sponsors-Do You Remember the Days? - 05/28/09 08:57 AM
If you have been in or around the military for as many years as I have there are some things that you remember fondly and others that weren't so great.  One of the best things our family encountered was our "sponsor."  The member of your unit who started sending you information about your new assignment before you arrived.  The sponsor was assigned to help make the transition from one installation to another as smooth as possible.
Back in the day the sponsor loaded up packets of information and mailed them off to you.  There were maps, directions to various locations on … (5 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation-Helping One Family at a Time - 05/21/09 12:57 PM
It doesn't matter how many times it is said, my goal as a Realtor® in an area that has a significant military presence is to help families coming to  Northern Virginia find a new home when PCS orders arrive.
This spring I've had the good fortunate of helping six military families find rental properties in our area.  I'm sending listings to three additional families who are in-processing this summer. Every family has different needs and though most agents find rentals to be a waste of time, I realize as a former military spouse that getting your family settled is one of … (3 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation-Potomac Club Easy Access to Multiple Military Installations - 05/20/09 08:14 AM
New construction still continues at the Potomac Club one of the communities growing along the Route 1 corridor in Prince William County. The neighborhood features townhomes style condominiums built by three recognized area builders, Pulte, Ryan and M/I homes.
The crown jewel of the neighborhood is the incredible $12 million dollar club house which sits at the entrance to the community. Featuring both indoor and outdoor pools, a rock wall, billiards room and casual lounge the clubhouse was designed as a place for residents to gather and relax. The club also is a WiFi hot spot and business center giving residents … (4 comments)

quantico: Planning Ahead for A Visit to Washington DC Area Attractions - 05/15/09 07:01 AM
As schools across the nation are getting ready for summer break families are planning their vacations.  One of the "hot" places to go in the summer has always been Washington DC and the surrounding area.The number of attractions are amazing and best of all many of them are free.  Everyone knows about the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial but there are plenty of others to enjoy as well.  While your here you might want to put these on your to do list as well.
You can never go wrong with a day at the National Zoo. Everyone wants to see … (9 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation-Things to Know if Your Landlord Defaults on Their Mortgage - 04/01/09 12:46 AM
The current real estate market in Northern Virginia has proved a rude awakening for some renting military families who signed a lease in the last year.  Landlords who decided NOT to pay their mortgages have left the tenants holding the bag when the sheriff comes to the door.
Military familes who are forced to make a local move due to a foreclosure may find some relief from the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.  Not many servicemembers know that under section 531 in the SCRA anyone looking to evict an active duty servicemember from a rental property that is their primary residence must … (35 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation-A Northern Virginia Snapshot - 03/22/09 12:18 PM
The PCS orders have arrived! The phone has been ringing as military families around the world have gotten the word that their next duty station is in the Northern Virginia area. The first few days after the PCS orders arrive all the questions about housing, schools and transportation can lead to sleepless nights. Don't worry it is easy to find your way through the maze of options and get you settled in the area in no time.Most military personnel headed to Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon or any of the Military District of Washington installations often chose to live in  Fairfax, Prince … (2 comments)

quantico: United Through Reading-Soldiers Sending Bedtime Stories Home - 02/05/09 11:13 PM
Reading bedtime stories to your children is one of the many things that Soldiers miss when they are deployed to Iraq.  Now with the help of United Through Reading, a non-profit organization, they can record a DVD of them reading their children's favorite book to be played at home.The program available worldwide, is coordinated at Camp Victory in Iraq by an Army Chaplain.  Soldiers choose a book from a selection of books available at the camp and record themselves reading the book.  Once they complete the recording they can send the DVD along with a small stuffed animal home.  The program … (11 comments)

quantico: Quantico Marine Corps Base-The Blend of Old and New - 01/23/09 10:32 PM
Since Quantico Marine Corps Base first opened its doors in 1917 it has taken on the role of not only being the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps” but also the “Frontline of Innovation” for the Marines. As you drive through the gates of Quantico you can’t help but realize how many important enlisted and officers of the Marine Corps have also passed through those gates and under the Welcome to Quantico sign.Drive past the Marine Corps University complex where officers attend both OCS and advanced training at the War College or enlisted marines attend leadership training at the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy.  … (12 comments)

quantico: Living on the Right Side of the Tracks-Communities the VRE Built - 01/15/09 02:49 PM
When the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) first began operations along the I-95 corridor in 1992 there were questions as to whether the lack of housing near the train stations would derail the long term plans for the commuter rail. Since that time a new supply of "whistle stop" towns has sprung up close to the tracks including Belmont Bay, Rippon Landing and Quantico.The Woodbridge Station sits just at the edge of Belmont Bay and is within a mile of the marina that is the jewel of the community.  Still growing Belmont Bay offers buyers the chance to live in a community … (4 comments)

quantico: Belmont Bay Beauty-Bright End Unit Townhouse with Great Golf Course Views - 01/11/09 10:22 PM
If you want the straight scoop on Belmont Bay included 2008 sales, Belmont Bay neighborhoods and current inventory call me today. … (1 comments)

quantico: Homes For Our Troops Gives Away 16 Homes in 2008! - 01/02/09 10:34 AM
Homes for our Troops is one of the top ranked Military Charities by American Institute of Philanthropy.Also on the list are:Fisher HouseIntrepid Fallen Heros FundNational Military Family Association Armed Services YMCA of the USAAs you plan your contributions for 2009 please consider including one or all of these top ranked charities that support our troops and their families.
 

Veteran Support - Specially Adapted Homes
Homes for Our Troops Completes 16th Home in 2008! Homes Provided at No Cost for Severely Injured Veterans Homes for Our Troops is one of the top-rated non-profit Veteran organizations in the country.  With 16 … (0 comments)

quantico: HELP FOR MILITARY HOME OWNERS WHO MUST SELL WITH NEGATIVE EQUITY. - 01/02/09 08:47 AM
Thanks to Lenn Harley for bringing this piece of valuable information to my attention.  If you are in a negative equity situation and facing a PCS move this may be an option for you to consider.
Please read Page 7 of the VA Compromise Agreement which outlines the requirements of a Compromise sale.  Check with your VA Regional office for additional details. 

THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION COMPROMISE SALE. 
Jon Graham asks about relief for the military home owner who finds himself or herself in a negative equity situation and needs to sell. 
The VA Compromise Sale is often the solution.  I've done several … (0 comments)

quantico: Belmont Bay-A Condo with a View - 01/01/09 07:37 AM
Belmont Bay is the premier waterfront community in Prince William County.   With a Virginia Rail Express Station (VRE) in the neighborhood, easy access to I-95 less than 5 minutes away and commuter lots just around the corner it has all the advantages for anyone who is looking for a resort lifestyle with daily convenience.
For anyone who is headed to Fort Belvoir, Pentagon or Quantico this top floor condo in Harborview is the perfect place for you to call home while you are stationed in the area.  Offered for rent at $2200 this two bedroom, two bath and a den unit … (6 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation News-2009 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates - 12/28/08 11:42 PM
The 2009 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates (BAH) have been published for active duty military members.  For military families moving to Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Pentagon or other duty stations in the Northern Virginia, DC and MD areas the new rates are an increase of an over last year's rates.
For those who are not familiar with BAH, the rates are based on the median rental rates in the area and may not cover what a service member pays in a monthly mortgage if they decide to buy a home while stationed in the area.  The median rental rate includes not only … (2 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation-Relief for Renters in Foreclosed Homes - 12/22/08 07:05 AM
Unfortunately the current real estate market in Northern Virginia has proved a rude awakening for some renting military families.  Landlords who decided NOT to pay their mortgages have left the tenants holding the bag when the sheriff comes to the door.
Military familes who are forced to make a local move due to a foreclosure may find some relief from the Servicemrmbers Civil Relief Act.  Not many servicemembers know that under section 531 in the SCRA anyone looking to evict an active duty servicemember from a rental property that is their primary residence must have a court order.  This applies to … (14 comments)

quantico: Lend a Hand to a Family Left Behind-It’s Simple - 12/18/08 12:20 AM
As the holidays come roaring now is a great time to lend a hand to a military family "left behind" while their loved one is deployed overseas.
If you live near a military family with a loved one deployed this holiday season stop by and volunteer to help them out for a few minutes or a few hours. You can put up their outside holiday lights or help get the Christmas tree in that pesky stand.  Volunteer to stand in line at the post office or UPS store for them.  Have a video camera?  Help the family make a holiday video to post … (6 comments)

quantico: Military Relocation-VA Loans Offer 100% Financing for Qualified Buyers - 11/25/08 11:26 PM
As the mortgage market continues to shift away from the risky loans of the past five years, active duty and qualified retirees are rediscovering one of the great benefits at their disposal.   VA loans were often overlooked when the market was hot pushing military families to choose other loan products some of them potentially risky adjustable rate mortgages.
Today the VA loan is one of the few dependable 100% financing options left.  Buyers are required to pay your own VA funding fee which can be financed as part of the loan and the funding fee is waived for disabled veterans.  With … (6 comments)

 
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