Selling homes in Arlington

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Looking to buy or sell real estate in Arlington, Virginia and surrounding areas? This blog is a great place to get advice, tips and market information on Arlington, Alexandria City, Falls Church City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County and Loudoun County Real Estate.
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I am hosting the Active Rain summer meetup for the Northern Virginia (and of course anyone else who wants to join) on August 21, 2013 in the Shirlington area of Arlington.    The restaurant is Carlyle, address is 4000 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA 22206.  Shirlington is a very fun Arlington urban...
07/23/2013
Sellers usually have a bottom line.  A drop dead number they are not going to sell below or in many cases, simply cannot sell below because that number hits their equity in the house and there is no pile of cash in the closet.  We are in a recovering market and values are going up for the first t...
07/20/2013
    Coral Gundlach | Realtor®, CRS McEnearney Associates | (703) 200-3631 2932 S Columbus St Apt B2, Arlington, VA Adorable 2nd story condo with balcony and new appliances! 1BR/1BA Condo   offered at $242,500 Year Built 1948 Sq Footage 711 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking N...
07/19/2013
Remember the seller is leaving it, their days are numbered.  You will own this house for years.  Do you really want the seller making repairs you are going to have to live with for years?    Here's how it usually works:  Buyers have an offer contingent on a home inspection, home inspector crawls ...
07/15/2013
This stunning Forest Hills townhouse at 2308 South Rolfe Street in Arlington just closed on Friday after 3 months under contract and several settlement delays.  This listing has been in the works since October 2012, when I first began talking with the seller about what strategic improvements to m...
07/14/2013
There are a lot of rules and customs in real estate.  I am not talking about the laws and code of ethics, more of the "what always works" type stuff from the supposed experts.  Real estate agents often base their worth on  knowing what you can "never" and "must always" do.  I have always struggle...
05/30/2013
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Simply crazy.  This couple has been suffering for so long under B of A's heartless structure.  Please share this as much as possible.  She complied exactly and they are denying the loan mod.  Senseless! BOA SENT ME A DECLINE LETTER TODAY AS MY HUSBAND WAS BEING ADMITTED INTO HOSPICE I made all th...
05/17/2013
We've had a very hot seller's market so far in 2013 in Arlington, Virginia and surrounding areas.  I've had buyers win houses by waiving inspection contingencies and lose houses by keeping them.  I've had buyers pay over asking price but keep appraisal intact.  I've had buyers offer free rent bac...
05/17/2013
"It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong." — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When you sell your house in Northern Virginia, there is a clause in our standard contract that says it should be conveyed on settlement day in substantially the same condition as either con...
04/20/2013
In Northern Virginia, the answer is probably "yes."  Now everything must be considered on a case by case basis, but I can say that if you are buying a MLS listed, market value priced detached home in Arlington specifically, you will likely need one in order to get the property.   Escalation Claus...
04/14/2013
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