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

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.
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home sales: Internet Advertising~Beyond the Basics - 04/09/11 12:09 PM
Most buyers use the internet, with or without the assistance of their real estate agent, when searching for homes.  So internet advertising is a major focus of my marketing campaign. When you list with me, we’ll have access to the Keller Williams Listing System, or KWLS. This proprietary, exclusive system ensures your property is marketed online 24/7 through more than 350 of the most popular search channels and over 76,000 total web sites.  In addition, my marketing package also includes enhanced listing options through REALTOR.com and Trulia to assure maximum exposure on the most popular real estate web sites for buyers … (1 comments)

home sales: Home Improvement Projects - Getting Bang For Your Buck - 01/15/10 02:27 PM
With this post, I begin a little mini series on how to spend your home improvement dollars wisely.  While buyers may enjoy these posts, they are targeted toward current home owners who eventually - tomorrow, next year or in 5 years, expect to sell.  The number one thing I want to tell you is this:  If you're thinking of selling in the next year, DO NOT do home improvements - it will return you less than 100% of your dollars.  It's a poor investment.  That does not mean not to do maintenance.  Sellers, when they are looking for dollars in their house, get confused … (0 comments)

home sales: The Long and Short of a Short Sale, Part 3 - 08/30/09 06:33 AM
Continuing our posts on short sales, this post focuses on how different situations can impact your chances of success with a short sale.  Below, I've outlined highlights of the ingredients which improve your chances of having a successful short sale.  (To Read Previous Posts, go to http://therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com/2009/07/short-sale-anything-but-short.html).

A true hardship
If you had a true hardship which is impacting your ability to pay for your mortgage, and you provide evidence to back that up, banks have a strong reason to consider your request for a short sale.  
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home sales: Types of Sales in Today's Market - 11/29/08 12:45 PM
This post is intended to assist you with familiarizing yourself as a buyer with the types of sales we are seeing in the marketplace today.  Read separate posts on Short Sales * REOs * Auctions for more detail.
Traditional Sales
If the prices are right, these are the best transactions!  The contract is more "normal" in nature, allowing reasonable negotiations between the parties.  Each party genuinely hopes for the sale to be completed and therefore works together to meet deadlines and ensure everything is resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.  These contracts are generally more predictable. 
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