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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA



 Smart reaction by agent might have saved this home from being destroyed. Many lessons for homeowners can be learned from this story. Starting from beginning, I would say calling a chimney sweep every year or 2 depending on how often you burn wood is a good idea. Also, be careful what kind of woo...
On a project where I subdivided land for a client, and have a lot under contract, the buyer asked me today about an item on the " Site and Soil Evaluation Report". Item #7, Perculation test Performed, there are 2 boxes to check, one for Yes, and one for No. " No" is checked. Many people don't und...
Seems like everyday I hear or read about some new technology that will make my life simpler, as long as I'm willing to buy it and/or sign up for a monthly subscription. Really, how much technology do we need to perform our jobs? Do I really need these new products and services? I can see where th...
What's a "Ready to Build" lot? Basically, it's improved and ready to go to settlement. It has VDOT approved entrance with proper sight distance if it fronts on public road. It has one or more approved perc sites. It's has an updated survey and plat the meets all county zoning, and health dept req...
Usually, when someone starts out by asking if owners will finance, or " will owners hold paper", it usually turns out that the person asking has little or no money, plans to flip the property, has bad credit, etc. It's usually like pulling teeth to get information out of these type of "buyers". N...
 With more and more changes taking place on a regular basis in the real estate and mortgage fields, it's hard for agents and the general public to keep up. For example, have you heard that short sales and foreclosures are now treated equally, and the waiting period to purchase another home is onl...


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