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2014 

  HUD proposes new “HAWK” program to reduce mortgage insurance premiums on FHA borrowers. FHA has proposed a new initiative aimed at reducing mortgage insurance premiums for qualified homebuyers.  The new “HAWK” or Homeowners Armed With Knowledge program is expected to allow for reduced up-front ...
04/25/2014
If you are in the market for a home, at some point, usually when you are signing the contract, the subject of home warranty is bound to come up. Before you sign, do you even know what type of home warranty you are going to get? Do you know which company is going to stand behind that warranty? Do ...
04/25/2014
Well, personally I hate " Coming Soon " riders, especially when they stay up for weeks and months. I know of some in this area that have been up 3 weeks +. No work seems to be going on at the properties, but maybe sellers have a legitimate reason?  I put this " Coming Soon" rider up only because ...
04/24/2014
  One Level Living $409,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,814 sqftLot: 0.12 acre(s) Location 15101  Championship DrHaymarket, VA 20169USA        Expanded and Upgraded 1814SF Glenhurst Model built by Toll Brothers 2006. MLS # PW8326720 Convenient to shopping, 66...
04/24/2014
Beautiful Single Family Attached Manor Home for sale at 19210 Skinner Sq Leesburg VA. Built by Centex Homes in 2004 in Lansdowne on The Potomac community. Conveniently located to commuter routes like route 7, Parkway, Toll rd to Dulles, Leesburg airport, Town of Leesburg, Ashburn, shopping, park...
04/15/2014
When entering listings, our MLS gives us the option of selecting whatever High school, Middle school or Elementary school residents of each address would attend, or we can enter " Call School Board". Over the years I've heard agents mention a variety of ways they interpret " Call School Board". S...
04/14/2014
 Sometimes a buyer seems a little hesitant to talk about there mortgage pre-approval situation when I first start working with them. After all, we just met by phone or in person, and they could still be shopping for an agent. I will initially start showing them properties, but during that process...
04/13/2014
It never ceases to amaze me how rude, inconsiderate, and lazy some people can be. On one of my listings in Leesburg recently, the owner called me to ask if I had sent anyone over to look at the house. ( On this listing, agents should give one hour notice, and I call owner to let her know about th...
04/13/2014
Whenever I'm showing homes with onsite septic systems, I always visit the health dept in the county where the property is located to review the file. I usually pay for a copy of the file so I can review it with potential buyer. Sometimes this is the first time a buyer actually studies and learns ...
04/08/2014
This should be going in the MLS April 4th, 2014. If any AR agents are working with a buyer in the low $600s who wants to own one of the nicest Townhouses in Lansdowne, I would put this on your list to show. Owner has invested over $70,000.00 in numerous upgrades and improvements, and we have set ...
04/03/2014
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