rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Open House Touches To Make Things Happen! - 07/25/13 04:40 AM
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             When you are getting near to zero hour for your first open house in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge, you should know some of the simple moves homeowners can make to help ensure success. Here are three of them -- three ways you can approach your Rippon Landing, Woodbridge open house to make sure it’s a well-attended and effective marketing event:
1. Buy some flowers
            It might seem extravagant, but when you consider the your Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home’s asking price, it may prove well worth it.  The amount … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Putting Rippon Landing, Woodbridge ‘Surprise Remodel’ Moments to Good Use - 07/24/13 06:27 AM
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            Sometimes home values can undergo abrupt changes. One way that can happen is through the ‘Surprise Remodel’ phenomenon. That’s when you wake up one morning to find that your Rippon Landing, Woodbridge house grew larger…overnight!
            If you are one of the many Rippon Landing, Woodbridge residents whose children have left for school, the Surprise Remodel is what happened the moment you realized that that you were, in fact, suddenly in possession of an extra room.
            Sometimes it takes a few months, but as soon as you … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Yards Weigh In With Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Buyers - 07/17/13 05:11 AM
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 Your yard is your Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home's calling card. A dated or overgrown yard can be a huge turnoff to potential buyers – just as an appealing one can trump other objections. 
 Landscape designer Cynthia Bee knows this well. "Landscaping often makes the difference,” she says, “between a prospective buyer getting out of the car for a closer look or simply driving on by."
 The same goes for Internet prospects as they scan through listings in search of a Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home to buy. An unappealing … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Patience Rewards Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Vacation Home Shoppers - 07/16/13 04:47 AM
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Keller Williams Realty
 
           You would think that buying a Rippon Landing, Woodbridge vacation home would be pretty much like buying your primary home. After all, the technical processes are the same: first, you locate a suitable vacation home the same way you found your primary residence (most likely with the active help of a knowledgeable agent), then the offer, financing, documentation, etc.
In fact, there are basic differences. Appreciating how they affect your final choice can help you secure a Rippon Landing, Woodbridge vacation home that provides the … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: No Mind Reading Needed to Find the Right Home for Sale - 07/11/13 04:55 AM
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It was fascinating reading: especially if you currently have, or are looking for, a Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home for sale. The New York Times’ headline was “After You Read the Listings, Your Agent Reads You.”
I thought that sounded sort of hokey — especially since I’m one of the agents who is supposed to be doing the ‘reading.’
I had to agree with one of the signs for reading a client’s reaction to a given home for sale. If their “progress from the hall…through the living room…through the dining room…to … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Aged Kitchens Cause Rippon Landing, Woodbridge House for Sale Dilemmas - 07/10/13 04:44 AM
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For homeowners preparing a Rippon Landing, Woodbridge house for sale, it’s often the single most difficult decision: what about the kitchen? When the kitchen is undeniably past its prime, it can be a true dilemma. We all know that kitchens can sell a home, but when the budget for a full-blown remodel doesn’t make financial sense, what are the alternatives?
Enter remodeling’s more practical first cousin: refacing. Faster, cheaper — and sometimes every bit as effective — kitchen refacing is a widely overlooked solution to a dated or otherwise less-than-desirable … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Luxury Homes Need Luxury Financing - 07/09/13 04:48 AM
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Any home carrying a price tag of $1 million or more generally falls into the ‘luxury property’ category.­­ To finance it, a luxury loan is called for.  Since financing luxury homes in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge can be more challenging than financing run-of-the-mill properties, many prospective home owners at the luxury level seek the services of a specialist lender. MarketWatch has found that the average price of luxury properties in some major US cities is well over the million dollar threshold – making care in preparing jumbo loan applications more important … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Clearing the Way to Decluttered Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Open Houses - 07/03/13 01:55 AM
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Why so many open houses in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge? The reason is because they are so effective -- not only by instantly spreading notice that a property is seriously entering the market, but also by creating a firm target date – a day when all concerned agree that the property will be in peak ‘showability’ condition.
Open houses are like showings on steroids. With dozens of visitors in the offing, there’s little doubt that every effort will go into preparing for them. Along those lines, every agent will tell you that … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: The Underpublicized Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Real Estate Option - 07/03/13 01:24 AM
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In case you missed it, there is at least one widely overlooked Rippon Landing, Woodbridge real estate investment possibility that can be available to active IRA holders. Especially if you are among those who look at the current Rippon Landing, Woodbridge real estate market and find numerous investment possibilities with significant long-term upsides, the Self-Directed IRA option can be worth looking into. Some of the broad outlines of how it works:
1. The right IRA custodian
Custodians are trustees who hold self-directed IRA assets and file documents with the IRS. … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Knowing the Rules Eases Buying Homes in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge - 07/02/13 01:41 AM
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           Sometimes, even after your mortgage application has been approved, you have to scratch your head at apparent non-sequiturs that attach to the process (for instance, when a loan is made contingent upon your repaying an ultra-low-interest credit account)
Even more so if your perfectly dandy financial situation results in a turndown. How could this happen? The answer usually makes perfect sense…but only if you understand that bankers and mortgage brokers are bound by policies and procedures that apply to everyone currently buying homes in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge. Knowing the … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Wider Choices Greet Rippon Landing, Woodbridge First-Time Home Buyers - 06/27/13 12:49 AM
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The concept of “starter homes” cropped up after the end of the Second World War, when millions of young families took advantage of low-cost new developments to gain a foothold in homeownership: the emblematic first step in fulfilling the American Dream.
Today’s first-time Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home buyers are a lot less predictable—just as the market itself is altogether different. As we recover from the previous years’ economic declines, which temporarily suppressed the number of Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home buyers, the combination of low interest rates and historically affordable home … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Setting the Stage for Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Real Estate Listings - 06/26/13 01:11 AM
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Remember the days when you didn’t have to rummage furiously through the house to find a ringing phone, because it stayed where it was supposed to be—plugged into the wall? You remember: it used to take less than 10 minutes to check out the TV listings because there weren’t hundreds of channels. And a gallon of gas cost less than a loaf of bread…
Of course, those days are long gone. Unless you want to live on an isolated island somewhere in an underdeveloped country, that’s that.
In the real … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Real Estate Listings: New Super-Highway - 06/25/13 12:51 AM
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Keller Williams Realty
 
            Remember the days when you didn’t have to rummage furiously through the house to find a ringing phone, because it stayed where it was supposed to be—plugged into the wall? You remember: it used to take less than 10 minutes to check out the TV listings because there weren’t hundreds of channels. And a gallon of gas cost less than a loaf of bread…
          Of course, those days are long gone. Unless you want to live on an isolated island somewhere in an underdeveloped country, that’s … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Upkeep Keeping-Up: Watchwords for Selling Your Home - 06/20/13 12:55 AM
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The graduations are just finishing up, most summer getaway are booked, and with the end of June soon to be coming our way, many homeowners may be thinking more about holiday weekends and BBQs than home maintenance. But for those selling a home in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge this summer, keeping ahead of upkeep issues will become an important part of the project. Some items that bear watching: 
The best time to clean air conditioners is before you fire them up for the first time…but since the AC always seem … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Renting a Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Home: Key Miscues to Avoid - 06/19/13 02:34 AM
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         With housing prices on the rebound, it’s easy to see why some Rippon Landing, Woodbridge homeowners find buying an additional property an increasingly attractive possibility. Getting into the landlord business offers the appeal of a growth investment coupled with the possibility of a favorable cash flow situation.  
That said, make no mistake about it: renting a home in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge is its own business enterprise. Becoming a landlord means making business decisions that carry elements of risk as well as reward. When renting a home in Rippon … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Open House Precautions Make for a Safe Event - 06/18/13 12:54 AM
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A Rippon Landing, Woodbridge open house is a great sales tool when your home is on the market, but it also exposes your property to total strangers. As agents, my colleagues and I are trained to red flag suspicious activities, but during an open house, multiple parties will be coming and going at the same time. Choosing to take proactive steps is good practice for keeping your home safe during your open house in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge.
For openers, it’s a good idea to let neighbors know about the event. … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Buying a Home Concludes with a Walk-Through Flourish! - 06/13/13 01:36 AM
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After weeks of dealing with inspections, appraisals, repairs, and the sheaf of paperwork created by your mortgage company, The Final Walk-Through should come as a welcome relief to those buying a home in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge this summer. Despite its ominous name, that final walk-through is anything but — it provides a last layer of protection for the new homebuyers.
Typically occurring in the final 24 hours before the scheduled close of escrow, this is no mere formality. It’s your ultimate opportunity to inspect the home and ensure that it … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Homeowners Register National Value Gains - 06/12/13 12:59 AM
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For local homeowners watching property values rise and fall, surprises aren’t necessarily welcome. Surprises come in two flavors where real estate is concerned (and the previous decade certainly brought some of the unwelcome kind).
One of the basic numerical tools we have come to rely upon comes from Corelogic®, the California analytic brainiacs who collect and present national statistics mined from the MLS data. Their latest report on home prices is accompanied by a graphic that’s becoming increasingly familiar. For Rippon Landing, Woodbridge homeowners, it’s always a welcome sight: … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Mining Underlying Value in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge Short Sales - 06/11/13 12:40 AM
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          Short sales in Rippon Landing, Woodbridge can hold the key to more than one real estate-related issue. For cash-strapped borrowers, short sale success means relieving an unsustainable obligation without having to go through foreclosure. For sharp-eyed buyers,Rippon Landing, Woodbridge short sales can present outstanding opportunities to purchase properties otherwise beyond their affordability range.
          Both are reasons to applaud the rising number of short sales. Nationally, the latest projections foresee a continuation of their rising trajectory. The OCC’s most recent report on mortgage performance credits short sales for the … (0 comments)

rippon landing woodbridge va homes for sale: Remodeling Projects Home Listings Results Don’t Support - 06/06/13 12:37 AM
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We all do a mental survey before preparing to enter our home in the Rippon Landing, Woodbridge home listings. We ask ourselves something like, what should I improve that will pay for itself?
 Since anything that improves home listings can result in better offers, the answer can never be proven absolutely. But Remodeling magazine gives it a try. After delving into the year’s home sales numbers, their “Remodeling 2012–13 Cost vs. Value Report” (www.costvsvalue.com) highlights some remodeling ideas that don’t return anything like what the investment is likely to cost.
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Hamed Gargasht

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