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2013 

AMPP = Affordable Market Purchase Program I always wonder " Affordable to who"? when I see advertisments like these. Builders usually get some percs from the county, like more density, for offering homes like these. Potential buyers must meet certain income requirements. You can read more about t...
05/31/2013
DC 's Wine Country, or Virginai Wine Country, whatever you want to call it., it attracts thousands to Western Loudoun every year. Vineyards are popular in Western Loudoun County VA, and in addition to growing grapes, and selling wine, vineyard operators find ways to combine other rural economy bu...
05/30/2013
I get potential buyers and even agents coming up with values of what they think this lot or that lot is worth after they did some figuring of prices per acre based on other land sales. ( Comps). It's so comical to hear their reasoning it's sometimes hard to resist just hanging up the phone on the...
05/27/2013
Wow, it just doesn't make any sense to me when I get calls like these. An agent recently left the following message. " Jeff , this is Lost Agent, I'm at your sign, and I think I'm at the lot on Lovettsville Rd, but I'm not sure? Can you call me back and let me know if I'm in the right place?"  We...
05/27/2013
The Prochaska family grew up near me, and I was friends with, worked with, drank beer with, etc all of them. They were a hard working family, doing mostly landscaping. There were 5 boys, and apparently Mr. and Mrs. Prochaska liked the letter "B". The boys were named ( Well Willard went by Bucky),...
05/24/2013
Whether you're a buyer, seller, agent, or title company involved in a short sale, you need to have an clear understanding of the process before you start. You need to know how your lender processes short sales. Many lenders have totally different procedures, and you must follow their procedures. ...
05/23/2013
Rollback Taxes & Sliding Scale OptionSliding Scale Option When buying a property in Loudoun County, many times you'll see the phrase " Seller Not Responsible For Roll Back Taxes" Many potential buyers think that means they might get stuck paying a bunch of back taxes for the sellers. Well, actaul...
05/22/2013
I stopped by to discuss progress and repairs with owners of this home yesterday. They bought it approximately 2 years ago. Sellers provided their own "engineers" report stating this small crack should be fixed, but was nothing to worry about. Well, buyers of course did their own home inspection, ...
05/22/2013
First, this is a tragedy all around, especially if death of residents and firefighter is confirmed. But, this is a consideration you have to make when considering buying a condo. A fire in one unit can destroy several units, and several families could lose everything they own. Cars in lot could a...
05/19/2013
I just talked with someone this morning. They had wanted to buy a lot in Pine Grove / Bluemont which is in Western Loudoun maybe 15-20 minutes West of Purcellville VA. They have their plans to build a new home on the lot and had estimate from builder. Total cost for lot, well, septic, and new con...
05/17/2013
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