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2012 

State and local REALTOR associations across the country will be hosting the nations largest open house campaign Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29th, 2012 REALTORS hostig these open house in neighborhoods coast to coast will be providing value to both buyers and sellers! This event provides a great...
03/29/2012
You guessed it- Mirrors! I saw this mentioned on tv recently. Not just any mirrors, agents are buying trick specialty mirrors that make people look thinner when they see themselves in it. They hang them throughout the house, with the idea that when ladies ( and men I suppose) walk through the hou...
03/20/2012
Curious if any other Active Rainers are being approached by "Investors" wanting help identifying distressed homeowners that meet investor criteria for their takeover system? Here's what I'm hearing lately. Investor calls and wants to now if I know of any homes that owners just want to get out of....
03/18/2012
In another "Cases Closed-Lessons in Fair Housing" a central Virginia real estate firm and property owner orderd to pay $13,000.00, etc.  Alleged Violation-/ Protected Class: Reasonable accomodation/ Handicapped ( Physical disability) "Complaint Summary: Complaintant is physically disabled and all...
03/15/2012
Just thought I'd share this in case others haven't heard about it yet. Technically ( and legally) we're not suppose to copy maps from many places online or from ADC books for example. Many times I want a map of the surrounding area of my listings to leave at the house or in brochure boxes to show...
03/14/2012
Discrimination just won't go away. 3 recent Fair Housing Violation cases in Virginia costs agents and owners fines of $5000.00, $13,000.00, and $10,000.00. In case (1)( Alleged violation / Protected Class) - ( Refused to rent / Familial Status ) ( Made discriminatory statement / Familial Status)....
03/13/2012
Presidential Mortgage Update March 9th , 2012 Average Mortgage Rate Trickles Down to 3.88%   The new weekly average 30 year mortgage rate is 3.88% according to GSA Freddie Mac. This is down from 3.90% last week and 4.88% one year ago.  The National Board of Realtors Housing Affordability index no...
03/10/2012
Recent question from Buyer: "Can we meet Sunday so you can drive me around and show me all the lots for sale in your area?" ( Western Loundoun VA) Me: Maybe, what kind of lot are you looking for? Buyer: I want a 3-6 acre lot. I see you have several listed in the 140- $170,000. range. I'd like to ...
03/09/2012
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