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2014 

NVAR sent out the warning below. DAAR stands for Dulles Area Association of Realtors and is who received and reported on this. For those not familiar with the area, Broadlands is in the Ashburn / Leesburg area of Loudoun county, but this could happen anywhere. I always discuss with sellers the ri...
07/30/2014
Goodbye Regional Sales Contract. Did you know that NVAR has a new  Streamlined" Residential Sales Contract that will become effective Jan. 1, 2015? Beginning in September, NVAR's Professional Standards department will be offering free classes to introduce our members to this new form, as well as ...
07/30/2014
Previously when I was working with first time buyers that we're approved to buy ADU's in Loudoun, there was a long waiting list. In fact, at one time the county quit accepting applications from people to be added to the list. However, first time buyers shouldn't let that discourage them. Many peo...
07/25/2014
 It seems like over 50% of agents in this area seem to think they have to write some description of the mountain views in the remarks. I've seen " Beautiful", " Gorgeous", "Breathtaking", "Exceptional", " 360", "Too die for", "One of a kind", Awe inspiring", "Relaxing", etc, etc mountain views. J...
07/22/2014
Well, every time I go to renew my license, the same thoughts pop into my head. For example, (1) 16 hours of continuing ed in 2 years is not enough. (2) Agents should not be allowed to wait until 2 weeks before their license expires, then  take online coures to get their 16 hours. I think training...
07/20/2014
Wow, this is a first, and I thought that maybe there was a virus or Anita's blog had been hacked? If I counted right, I scrolled through and counted 86 posts in a row by Anita Clark? Maybe this is a new strategy? I don't think anyone gets points for anything over a certain amount? But not all pos...
07/20/2014
 I'm going to focus mainly on new laws changes that affect homeowners that have rentals, and things tenants should also be aware of in 2014, and maybe a little on Fair Housing.  Every two years, Virginia real estate agents must complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing Education to renew their...
07/15/2014
 Well, it happened again. Five townhouses were destroyed in Brunswick MD which is located in Frederick county MD just across the river from Lovettsville VA. It is suspected that the fire started from a grill on a back deck. Five families displaced and lost most or all of their belongings. I know...
07/14/2014
 If you're are considering buying land to build a home on, there are important questions you should ask, and there are useless questions  like: " How many days has it been on the market?" that you don't need to ask.  I'm providing questions that are important. Assuming you have already decided on...
07/08/2014
 I recently touched based with a loan officer who was with a major lender for several years.( I won't mention any names, but it rhymes with Fells Wargo.) He left there, then did a couple years or so at George Mason. He is now with a builder friendly lender called Charter One. They made him an off...
07/05/2014
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