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Statistics for Northern Virginia & Loudoun County; Critical Information about market conditions; Information on Buying REOs, Short Sales, Etc.

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2009 

What is an Automated Valuation System? It is a process whereby computers, using proprietary algorithms (aka "secret formulas") provide an estimate of value of your property.  The first ones used were by localities, and this is where many of your assessed values were derived. Then, public web site...
11/28/2009
I wanted to write and post a blog today on why I am thankful for my business... and, true to my nature, my first draft was very comprehensive and too wordy, so I trashed it, looking for a simpler thought to share.... and then I recalled this....   One day last year my daughter and I were driving ...
11/26/2009
LOUDOUN WATER WANTS YOU TO KNOW how to avoid a "Nightmare before Christmas"! I am copying this from the LoudounWater.org site... keep it in mind this week:*******************************************'Twas the week before turkey...and everyone's stirringTheir bowls of goodies...but it's not occurri...
11/23/2009
My daughter's school has an "International Night" event each year.  This is the first year we've gone.  The goal, of course, is to find a fun way to orient the children to our global community as well as to celebrate the diverse heritage of children and families within the school and our local co...
11/22/2009
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Click picture to view full size image 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Matt & Farah Scruggs Winchester, VA   Add/Update Address Book     Tip   View Map   Printer Friendly Page Woot! Woot!  Not only do we have a great new house.. but we just got our $8,000 tax credit back!  Cha-ching! We've paid off some cr...
11/12/2009
My husband is a Vet, but he always downplays it. I think he feels guilty because he was not in the service during wartime and never had any of the assignments that so many soldiers are facing today. Even so, he learned how to use weapons, how to face his fears and how to survive in the worst of t...
11/11/2009
My husband is a Vet, but he always downplays it. I think he feels guilty because he was not in the service during wartime and never had any of the assignments that so many soldiers are facing today. Even so, he still learned how to use weapons, how to face his fears and how to survive in the wors...
11/09/2009
Do you work, live or own property in Loudoun?  Do you like to be informed?  I do, and I am going to tell you how to do it.As a resident, it's important to be to know about serious crimes that are going on around my home. Things like business robberies, hostage situations, murders, serious assaul...
11/06/2009
Like many, you've probably been thinking about moving up to a larger home or downsizing, or perhaps even relocating. But, the market has meant declining house values, and you're concerned that if you don't get enough for your home, you'll not be able to afford what you really want in your NEXT ho...
11/04/2009
With the $8000 tax credit almost gone, why is this STILL a good time to buy?  PRICES (More House For Less) Some submarkets have "hit bottom".  In the Washington DC metro area, the industry professionals and economic experts believe that pricing for the lower half of the market (generally, under $...
11/03/2009
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