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2013 

 I know that electronic and digital signatures have become more popular over the last couple of years, but just because a new technology comes out, doesn't mean everyone is going to jump on board.  NAR and SignX met at digital signature summit recently to discuss what they should have discussed 2...
04/28/2013
Celebrations are scattered throughout VA and DC celebrating Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln. Interest has gradually increased in this celebration over the years. I never realized it was being celebrated so many years ago. "By the President of the United States of America: A ...
04/16/2013
Texting while driving is against the law. So is trying to read emails on your cell phone. This year, the General Assembly made it a primary offense to text while driving, meaning that is all that a police officer needs to see to pull you over. Fines were also increased from  $20.00 to $125.00 for...
04/13/2013
These 5 topics appear in the top 10 from 2011 - 1rst quarter of 2013. #1- Property Management #2- Disclosure#3- Compensation / Commission #4- DPOR / Licensing #5- Advertising #6- Agency  I suppose the increase in short sales, foreclosures, and investors is the reason for Property Management inter...
04/13/2013
You probably remember the recent story about the agent who had a lawsuit filed against him because someone accessed a feed from his web site that was a Fair Housing Violation? The statement " Adults Only, No Children Under 16 Allowed" is a violation of The Fair Housing Act.  The agent didn't writ...
04/12/2013
I recently listed a very nice, well maintained home with access to a 90 acre  lake in Round Hill VA. House is very competively priced and generated a lot of internet traffic the first few days on market. Due to owner having an energetic friendly dog, and knowing many people won't go in a house wi...
04/12/2013
  April 12, 2013   Mortgage News You Can Use   Presidential Mortgage just rolled out a super FHA 2/1 buydown starting at 1.5% 1st year, 2.5% 2nd year, 3.5% years 3-30.  Buyers qualify at the 3rd year rate and there are 0 points. It takes 9 years before the current fixed rate of 3.25% beats this ...
04/12/2013
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04/11/2013
 This is always a sad event, and yet it seems to happen on a regular basis. I think every year, when homeowners replace the batteries in their smoke detectors, they should also go out and test the sensors on their automatic garage doors. Just lay any object on the floor, let the garage door come ...
04/10/2013
Well, some people just won't listen, so why do they keep calling me about it this? A house I sold to these owners a few years ago as part of a 1031 Exchange has had problems with roof leaks recently. This has been going on over 6 months, and most recently the leak had gotten worse and sheet rock ...
04/09/2013
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