first time buyer: Never under estimate an older home. You can transform it. - 11/15/14 11:20 PM
Have you been thinking of buying a home.
However all the homes in your price range seem a bit dated. This blog is for you.
Never under estimate a home that has great bones that just needs some updates. You stand to get it for a better price that someone who has paid a contractor to do all the improvements.
While on facebook the other day I saw a "How To Video" come across my news feed that made me stop and pause.
Check this out. Learn how to update those old 1980's  stair spindles with decorative metal spindles and completely transform a homes entrance.

first time buyer: He Said..."Do you want to buy a house, or learn a lesson!" - 05/10/12 10:24 PM
The other day I was passing by Erick Blackwelder my partner and he was talking to a prospective home-buyer.
The prospective first time buyer asked " How low can we go and how much closing costs can we get on this house?"
Erick's listened attentively and asked " Well that depends. Do you want to buy a house or learn a lesson?"

Everything depends on:
 how the house shows in comparison to the others you saw during your house hunt how many homes are on the market. ( is a balanced market, sellers market or buyers market? how is the … (1 comments)

first time buyer: Did you just talk to the lender or do you have your lender letter? Learn why it matters.. - 12/05/11 07:47 AM
"This is one of my favorite video stories I did this year."
If you are thinking about buying a home in the near future.You may want to hear me out.

If you learned something new today, and would like to know more. Read what happened to the first time buyer who called about a listing in Woodbridge and learned she was talking to a real estate agent in Idaho!

first time buyer: Woodbridge Virginia Home Buyer Was Shocked To Learn She Was Talking To a REALTOR in Idaho! - 11/29/11 08:56 AM
 Woodbridge Virginia Home Buyer Was Shocked To Learn She Was Talking To a REALTOR® in Idaho!
   What's shocking about that?
  Well she was calling about a home that she saw ONLINE, that was here in Woodbridge, Virginia in the 22192 zip code area where she wanted to live. Best of all the home was in her price range. When she gave me the address, and I checked the Realtor Multiple Listing Database,the home was not listed. She said, since she had not been able to find homes in her price range except for the site she had landed … (0 comments)

first time buyer: What do you do when your significant other won't look at homes with you? - 11/16/11 12:11 AM
 What do you do when your significant other won't look at homes with you?   It's time to stop looking at homes! Why, because it is a huge waste of your time....   Looking for a home without your significant other is the definition of CRAZY!   Can some couples do it. Sure they can. How? When your significant other trusts you enough to narrow the search. When they clear their schedule to go see the top contenders. When you have a list of their wants and needs and things they are willing to compromise on for the right house. When your signifigant other is interested and invested in … (7 comments)

first time buyer: Is now a good time to buy a home in Prince William County Virginia? Read this and then decide... - 10/28/11 12:52 AM
 Have you been thinking of buying a home, however you all these excuses why you might want to wait? Well, I read something this morning that was so eloquantly by David Shamansky of US Mortgages in Highland Ranch,Colorado I thought I would share it with you. This post is compliments of Peggy James Your Full Time Realtor Serving Lake Ridge, Virginia Buyers and Sellers. Need help? Call me at 703-851-3085.
You can begin your search for active homes for Sale right now Start Here
      Via US Mortgages:
Fences aren't the most comfortable places to sit!
We all know that … (1 comments)

first time buyer: So You Are a First Time Home Buyer and You Want To Buy a Home in The Woodbridge, Lake Ridge Virginia Area - 10/22/11 09:41 AM
You're kind of've been thinking it is time to buy your first home. You've seen interest rates keep dropping and rent prices keep going up and you're thinking. "Can I afford to buy a home?"   Since your not familiar with the process, you know you should do your research, that is why you have started Online.   So here you are, trying to figure out what you need to know about buying your first home.   You know you want to be in the Lake Ridge Virginia area,you want to live in Old Bridge Estates, Lynnwood, Ridgeleigh, The Glen,Crestridge, Westridge area. Heck you say … (0 comments)

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Woodbridge, VA

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