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2014 

I'm really getting tired of searching for homes that are suppose to be for sale but aren't advertised in the MLS. I know, owners can give listing agents instructions not to put their house in MLS at all, or not until a certain date, etc. But twice more this week potential buyers have called about...
03/26/2014
This scenario easily could have turned out much worse for this female agent. Rape, abduction, murder could have followed this robbery. So actually this agent was lucky in a way only losing her purse and some personal belongings.  But this robbery is a reminder to amp up your security, especially ...
03/24/2014
Lovettsville VA is located withinn 30 minutes of a huge variety of places that attract people of all lifestyles. Just to name a few, Harpers Ferry WV, C&O canal towpath, Potomac River with publi boat launches, MARC commuter train to DC, Downtown Leesburg VA, Purcellville VA, Hamilton VA, Hillsbor...
03/23/2014
Might be news, but I doubt if this lawsuit changes anything? I'm not an intelectual property attorney and I have never seen the employment contracts of realtor dot com. I understand the concern, but how can you stop someone from using their knowledge at a new job? Maybe realtor and move can legal...
03/18/2014
If you're planning on buying a farm property in Loudoun , Faquier, or further out to start some type of farming business, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Farm Credit of VA. You can learn a lot from them, not only about financing land or farms, but they also finance farming operations and...
03/18/2014
Well, it still amazes me how lazy and pathetic some listing agents are, and how clueless some sellers are. I had showed 1-5 properties per day 6 of the last 7 days. These homes were located in Haymarket VA, Leesburg VA, Aldie VA, Fairfax VA, Falls Church VA,and Sterling VA, with the majority bein...
03/17/2014
 There seems to be some confusion on Getty Images new embed policy, as well as what qualifies a blog to be considered commercial. I visited the Help link on Getty Images website looking for clarification.  Here is what I found. " QUESTION: " Is there a fee for embedding a Getty Images photo on a ...
03/15/2014
If you are close to becoming a first time homeowner, or are a new homeowner in Virginia, you will soon find yourself bombarded with multiple solicitations to sell you every product and service you can think of. Sales pitches will arrive by phone, mail, email, and even door to door.  You can expec...
03/13/2014
 For some reason a large amount of people think the real estate industry is a good place to make money using a variety of unethical methods. Agents, brokers, appraisers, title attorneys, investors, homeowners, homeowners relatives, etc. Seems like someone is always coming up with a fool proof way...
03/10/2014
   The known criminal activity in the mortgage industry is enough to make anyone sick. It wasn't just OCWEN that was engaging in fraud and wrongly foreclosing on a huge number of mortgages. This garbabe was standard procedure with several large lenders. Why are these lenders allowed to continue i...
03/08/2014
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