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2009 

Check out the variable differences between a Short Sale versus a Foreclosure. ISSUE  FORECLOSURE SUCCESSFUL SHORT SALE Credit Score Score will most likely be lowered from 250+ points and will affect your score for over 3 years   After the sale any late payments will show as paid or negotiated as ...
04/30/2009
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will host its 30th Women's Self-Defense Workshop on May 2, 2009 from 7-10pm at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy (45299 Research Place, Ashburn). The purpose of the class is to inform women of possible dangerous situations and teach residents how t...
04/22/2009
Don't buy until you see this beauty! Immaculate home with numerous upgrades on a wooded lot in a peaceful neighborhood. Granite counter tops, Stainless Steel appliances, Large Master Suite with an endless walk-in closet space, finished Rec Room with half bath, and a Custom Sundeck ~ Did I miss an...
04/21/2009
Come stop by between 11am to 3pm at Clyde's Willow Creak Farm in Broadlands to celebrate Earth Day.  The purpose of this event is to educate and promote environmental awareness among family members in Loudoun. Animal demonstration shows will be held by Reptile's Alive, National Aquarium, the Rapt...
04/21/2009
We all know over the past 4 years, fixed interest rates have been on a wild roller coaster. Starting out at 5.72% in November of 2004, they peeked during July of 2006 at 7.03%, and hit rock bottom at the end of March 2009 to 4.78%. Currently interest rates are at 4.86% and are continuing to climb...
04/21/2009
Why buy now? With the best affordability in years, low interest rates, and the first-time home-buyers tax credit, you have probably heard that now is the time to buy. But these are not the only reasons why now certainly is the time to buy. A home is probably one of the biggest purchases you will ...
04/20/2009
First question for sellers is how badly do you want to move? If your like the majority of sellers that put their house on the market, you want you house to sell fast and for a good price. Sounds simple right? Wrong. The market is constantly changing and part of selling your home is getting into t...
04/17/2009
With improved housing affordability in the area and new buying incentives such as the $8,000 tax credit, more buyers are coming out to take advantage of the market. According to the Pending Home Sales Index, the number of contracts signed in February grew 2.1 percent from January and is only 1.4 ...
04/17/2009
Dispose of hazardous waste properly! Bring by your unwanted paints, stains, fuels, cleaners, and other hazardous wastes to Heritage High School in Leesburg on July 19th from 8:30am-2:30pm during the Household Hazardous Waste collection event. The next drop off event will be on September 19th. Acc...
04/17/2009
Loudoun County Population: 283,387 (2009 forecast) County Founded: 1757 County Seat: Leesburg Land Area: 520 square miles Public Schools: 75 (2008-2009) School Enrollment: 57,317 (2008-2009 estimate) Colleges and Universities: 8 Community Centers: 11 Library Branches: 7 Median Household Income: $...
04/16/2009
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