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In Northern Virginia we have seen a decided slow down in sales. Things will sell, if prepared and priced properly, but not necessarily on the Seller's time line. I think that WHEN the market turns around, it will be in large part due to the first time buyer. The way I see it, when you have lis...
A year or so ago, I bought this great new alarm clock that never needs setting. This morning I had the luxury of sleeping in, awakening at the late hour of 8:45 am. I had to pick my daughter up 40 minutes away at 10:00 am. I went downstairs to browse the Sunday paper and have a cup of coffee....
There are on-line tools available that can help a prospective buyer evaluate a neighborhood. These include school websites, police departments, community websites, just to name a few.I advise my buyer clients to take it a little further than the research they can do on-line. If they need to comm...
Every day we are bombarded with stories both about the rebound in the housing market and the horrors that yet await us. As a real estate professional, I wade through these stories, comparing them with what I know to be true about the consumers in my market. I look at my local employment and job ...
Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed with the things we MUST do...leaving little time for the things that we SHOULD do. I have been trying to improve my little piece of the world taking baby steps and thought I would share some easy ways that you can make a difference in your town or community. The...
This weekend I had an opportunity to view local homes that were placed on the Reston Home Tour here in Virginia, by their owners. The homes were lovely and my husband and I really enjoyed the opportunity to see them. It was a little awkward, however, when at two of the homes the owners were prese...