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2014 

We're having an unusally cold January her in Lovettsville VA. Everything outside is frozen, like the ground, hoses, hose bibs, outside hydrants, creeks, streams, ponds, water troughs for horses and livestock, etc. If you don't have an electric or solar water heater in your troughs, you are probab...
01/22/2014
The answer is: It depends. It depends on many factors which is why buying real estate shouldn't be rushed. You need to analyze and understand your current situation. Where you are now. Then where you want to be might take 2 months, or 2 years depending on the plan that is developed to get you to ...
01/18/2014
I attended a VHDA 1rst time homebuyer event about one week ago in Oakton VA. These are always good trainings with a variety of lenders, agents, housing counselors, etc in attendance. During this event, the topic of rental scams came up. A new method that I hadn't heard about yet involved scammers...
01/17/2014
I recently was in a home in Lovettsville helping a homeowner with a brick fireplace and hearth demo and replacement. The owner had hardwood floors in the foyer, living, kitchen, and family room where fireplace was located. So old brick and flagstone would need to be carried out through the house,...
01/13/2014
If you're a homebuyer, or future homebuyer that has been working on improving your credit, or if you just want to monitor your credit, there is more than one way to consider getting your FREE annual credit report from www.annualcreditreport.com. If you're already working with a loan officer, that...
01/10/2014
Presidential Mortgage Update January 10th, 2014 Mortgage News You Can Use   Today is the start of “QM” or Qualified Mortgage requirements. Lenders determine if the application meets “QM” by running a computer program similar to the current automated underwriting. All the loan components are analy...
01/10/2014
As a homebuyer, there will most likely be a home inspection in your future. Whether or not you're a first time buyer, or experienced buyer, you should have some questions ready to ask a home inspector before you hire one. Normally your agent is familiar with some inspectors and can suggest one th...
01/09/2014
Based on many responses I've read on other sites like Facebook, Pinterest, etc., it's obvious that many people still don't understand copyright. I still see people ( including agents) say things like," if it's on the internet, it's in the public domain", and " Google images are free to use". I do...
01/09/2014
Whether you are planning on selling your home, or buying a home, home maintenance will play a part in home evaluation. As a seller, it could affect how long your house is on market, how many offers you receive, and what you will net from sale. As a home buyer, clues will either turn a potential b...
01/08/2014
Whether you're an experienced buyer, and more importantly, it you're a first time homebuyer, I think the home inspection is the best investment you can make when considering buying a home.  Most inspections run from $350.00 - $500.00, but can be more for larger homes. What you get for that $350.0...
01/08/2014
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