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2012 

The link below is for an article in British Columbia Association of Realtors which shows how a buyer and seller could probably create an enforcable and binding contract while negotiating back and forth only by email.  I have wondered about this before, and one of the things I always thought was r...
11/23/2012
Well, normally they don't add any value in Loudoun County VA. But sometimes a view can still be a selling point, and be of some value to the homeowner! River views, mountain views, lake views, sunset views, wooded views, valley views, city views, etc all could appeal to someone. Views can attract...
11/19/2012
The key word is " Density". One project I'm working on is a 53 acre parcel that I'm diving for the owners into 5 lots. The standard definaition of AR-1 zoning in Loudoun County VA means 1 house per 20 acres. Most people think that means that I can only divide the property into 2 lots of 20 and 23...
11/18/2012
I was glancing through some old real state marketing materials today in preparation for a listing appointment in Oakton VA. I pulled out my old huge " Safe Island" 3 ring notebook still packed full of materials and lessons from when I was a " Sweathog".  My certificate of completion from 2002 was...
11/12/2012
Below are two recent stories related to real estate and realtor safety that appeared in the *Vienna VA Patch. *(Story #1). "An employee on the 500 block of Church Street NE reported he had discovered two individuals sleeping in a vacant office in the building around 9:41 a.m. Oct. 30. The individ...
11/07/2012
When buying a farm in VA, or anywhere, you need to ask yourself several questions. What do you plan to do on the farm? What is zoning? Will you have crops or livestock? If livstock, what and how many will reside on your farm? How many acres will you need to properly provide for their grazing need...
11/07/2012
 If you have a closing scheduled after Hurricane Sandy, check with your lender to see who should do the pre-closing inspection. Lender, appraiser, or borrower. If you notice damage, consider asking your home inspector to come back and do another inspection. Are there water stains on any of the c...
11/06/2012
activerain.com/blogsview/3503896/when-did-profanity-on-activerain-become-acceptable-#13288681 Inspired by Amy Jones and her feelings on the use of Acronyms like WTF, etc on AR.   Do people take them too seriously? Professional or Unprofessional? It's the texting and Twitter generation. Just adjus...
11/04/2012
(1) - Clean leaves out of your gutters and downspouts. (2) - Change or clean your furnace filters. (3) - Check, repair, replace weather stripping as needed. (4) - Trim limbs and shrubs that are rubbing against, or hanging over your house. (5) - Turn off your water lines to outside hose bibs, then...
11/04/2012
Useful links provided in ABC News story for those interested in helping people affected by hurricane Sandy. Our damage was nothing compared to what people are facing in NY and NJ, etc. Looks like it's going to be a long and slow recovery. Hopefully the weather will at least warm up some to help t...
11/02/2012
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