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2013 

When I see things like this I wonder how it will affect people that are buying or selling on this street now or in the future? If any homes were under contract on this street, would buyers change their minds about buying and walk? Would sellers be forced to take their homes off the market? Would ...
03/30/2013
Well, another real estate agent will be looking for a new occupation. Homeowners believed their agent was stealing money and prescription meds from their house, and also drinking beer. Owners installed hidden camera, and their suspicions were confirmed. One less agent working in FL.  Not sure wha...
03/27/2013
I've heard about this more frequently lately, where Stiletto and other high heels are leaving dents and scratches in hardwood floors. Many of the hardwood floors sold today are actually quite soft. High heels can do more damage that a dog with long nails.  One agent I know who lived in Sterling a...
03/25/2013
I just received another email from a buyer with links to 3 lots he wanted to know more about. These lots were priced close to $80,000.00, and were approx 1/4 acre.  At first glance, the price looks good compared to many rural lots that require well and septic. But, when you add in the costs of bu...
03/20/2013
iPiccy is a great program for editng photos for business or personal use. Now that they've brought back their " post to fb" feature, I suppose more people will be signing up. There are many Free programs available that we can use in this business, and I think iPiccy is one of the better ones! The...
03/20/2013
Choosing a Title company isn't always simple. If you're buying land, ( especially mountain land), or an home built on a mountain lot, you will most likely want to work with a title company that has an attorney. Many title companies have no attorneys, they just hire one as they need one. I have ha...
03/18/2013
If you are planning on buying a home along the proposed rounte of the new "Outer Beltway" being planned by VDOT, you should consider attending community meetings, or possibly adjust the locations where you prefer to buy?  This proposal will have a huge impact on several communties. Those impacts ...
03/17/2013
I'm still am not seeing a shortage of inventory or opportunities to buy a home in Loudoun county VA. I suppose it could be low in some pockets here and there, but overall, there is plently of inventory available. Not all inventory is in the MLS. Builders have projects in the works that is not yet...
03/16/2013
 Will demolishing Abandoned homes help speed foreclosure recovery? Will it increase values of surrounding homes? MD is not the only State using this method, and it could be that these homes were in such bad condition, that demo was the best choice. Who is paying for this demo work?  I can see whe...
03/15/2013
Spring brings many opportunities to explore towns, rivers, history, cultures, parks, and neighborhoods! If you've never made it to the Waterford Fair, in Waterford VA, this 8 day garden and home tour is the next best thing! Waterford is just West of Leesburg VA. Starting April 20 through April 27...
03/15/2013
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