buying a home: SOLD! Carriage Home in Loudoun Valley Estates, Ashburn, VA - 06/21/12 11:21 AM
SOLD!

Congratulations to Mike and Grace on the purchase of their new home in Loudoun Valley Estates (Ashburn, VA).
Mike was transferred to the area nearly two years ago for work, but has been sharing a rental while his wife stayed in Chicago getting their children through school. They are very excited, as this is the first step toward being reunited and finally getting to live under one roof again.
I wish them many, many happy years ahead. It’s been my pleasure to work with them on this purchase.
 
SOLD BY VICKY CHRISNER, FIELDSTONE REAL ESTATE 703.669.3142
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buying a home: Should You Hire The Home Inspector Your Agent Suggests? - 05/18/12 08:17 PM
This post is inspired by a conversation I had with a client and local business man. He is a well established, experienced home improvement contractor. Recently, he had a past customer call him and say that a potential buyer for her home had a home inspection done and that inspector reported that the bathroom fan this contractor had installed was not vented to the outside. Of course, the contractor had installed the fan and he showed the customer where the vent was. This tainted his opinion of home inspectors. I understand.
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buying a home: Demystifying Credit Scores - 10/03/09 01:18 PM
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Dave Wheeler from Credit Plus. Credit Plus is a credit scoring company that supplies information to mortgage lenders. In other words, Dave is "the man" (or one of them) that creates, interprets and manipulates the credit scoring model. During our conference call, he demystified many things for me, that I would like to pass along to you... it was a lot of information, so I have broken up these topics into a series of mini-posts for your easy reference.Part 1:  All Credit Scores Are Not Created Equal - now availablePart 2:  How Inquiries Affect Your … (0 comments)

buying a home: Real Estate Auctions - 11/14/08 01:09 PM
Auctions are just one more tool, which can be good for both buyers and seller in today's market. As they are being used with increasing frequency, I get more and more questions... and I hear potential buyers saying things that they assume to be true.....but which are completely wrong. Sadly, I also hear inaccuracies about auctions and intimidation with the auction process from real estate agents.So, as a Certified Auction Specialist, and an agent who works with both buyers and sellers, I thought I should make an effort to educate the public on the process. As it is a large topic, … (1 comments)

buying a home: NEED YOUR ACTION NOW. Save DPA programs. - 07/22/08 07:24 AM
Thank you to my friends at First Savings for keeping me in the loop on potential changes affecting our housing market!
 


 
 
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buying a home: The Great House Hunt (Part 3 of Series on Buying an REO) - 07/03/08 09:39 AM
So, you're ready to go see some properties. With the REOs flooding the market, the term House Hunt is starting to have a new meaning. Looking at some REOs can be an adventure - think "Wild African Safari".Here are a few tips on what to expect when you get out there...Continue Reading www.therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com
 
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buying a home: The Great House Hunt (Part 3 of Series on Buying an REO) - 07/03/08 12:36 AM
So, you're ready to go see some properties. With the REOs flooding the market, the term House Hunt is starting to have a new meaning. Looking at some REOs can be an adventure - think "Wild African Safari".Here are a few tips on what to expect when you get out there... none of this is fiction, it is based on actual experiences; ...READ MORE ...http://therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-house-hunt.html  
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buying a home: So, You're Ready To Buy (Part 2 of Buying an REO) - 07/02/08 01:08 PM
You're an investor or a personal home buyer, and you are looking for a great deal. You've heard that "foreclosures" are the way to go, but after reading my last post, you now know that those "layman" are mostly talking about REOs.Anyway, where to start? Start where all buyers should start - outline your goals and get a plan together.........................................................................FINISH READING THIS BLOG POST: http://therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com/2008/07/ready-to-buy.html
Agents and consumers alike who are starting to feel their way through purchasing REOs will enjoy reading this practical blog with details on what to expect... and a little humor mixed in.
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buying a home: Listen To Your Grandparents - 06/27/08 01:45 AM
What did your grandparents teach you about investing in real estate? Likely, they taught you a lot, if you were just listening. I still remember the day my grandmother made her last mortgage payment.Our grandparents, those who lived through the depression (and their children who learned those lessons from their parents), bought homes so that they could get into a fixed loan and could predict their housing costs for the next 30 years; and so that after 30 years, they'd have no housing payment. Over time, they paid down what they owed, and they had something tangible worth serious cash when … (1 comments)

 
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