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Ever heard the song "One Note Samba?" The melody cleverly used repetition on one single note to create a memorable melodic motif.  The song was a hit back in the 60's. But you are hearing a version of it every time you listen to most news telecasts.  Most of the stats we hear are true but usually...
It is important to at least try to make sense out of the daily dose of housing news, but who has time to assemble the dots, much less try to connect them.  That's why we like to give you short, relevant snapshots of data and news items that have some meaningful value to regular people who are att...
It may surprise you to know that you are three times more likely to get a food-borne sickness from something in your home, than in a commercial kitchen.  Public health experts say there are a variety of reasons why, including such factors as improper or unsafe food handling, lack of food cleanlin...
"What goes around comes around" might apply to conforming loans (called "conforming" because they conform to certain guidelines and requirements of government or quasi-government organizations such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae). Conforming mortgages are limited by the size of the loan, based on...
This week's Community Spotlight shines on Brambleton.   If your home search includes the Ashburn area of Loudoun County, then Brambleton is a community to know about.  We have a link below to give you a quick reading on what is currently on the market in Brambleton.  If you want to see what prop...
EPISODE 6 - REAL ESTATE IN CHANTILLY RADIO What are the most successful Chantilly area home sellers doing in this challenging market? This is the question that Kathy O'Neal has been methodically answering in this series of interviews on the "Strategies of Successful Home Sellers."     Dealing wit...
Even though most Northern Virginia home buyers and sellers may be in far better shape than those in the hardest hit parts of the US, there are still challenges - as well as opportunities - in our local housing market. And so, there is keen interest in the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Pla...
If you are one of the home buyers in Northern Virgina who is waiting in the wings for the right time to make your move, you may have already noticed an important connection between two of this week's events.  Important because interest rate movements are on most home buyer's watch list. Earlier t...
Life in Northern Virginia can run at a pretty fast pace.  Every now and then you need to slow things down and enjoy life's simple pleasures.  Here is one to discover, just in case you are not already aware. If you live anywhere near Chantilly, you occasionally, or routinely drive past the interse...
The neighborhoods of Chantilly and the other local communities in Northern Virginia may not be lined with solar panels on every roof, but as environmentally friendly awareness and energy consciousness build, expect to see more green-type products.  Here is one example that you may find interestin...

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