The L.A. Times recently published a piece discussing how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were raising fees, and toughening credit rules depending on FICO credit scores. So start watching for "delivery fees" if you are putting down less than 30%. That's not a typo! below 700, add 1.5% 700-720, add .75% 721-739, add .25% Meaning, if you Continue Reading
The following is an archive of my articles about builders, strategies, home inspections, financing, painting, staging, tips, and skills. Start reading and you can search the archive anytime.
A new day arrives…
This is my first stab at the vlog... wish me well. Hey, I think I've got it. Continue Reading
Beautiful Craftsman: Tapawingo Rd SW, Vienna, VA 22180
**This property is sold. RE/MAX Presidential did not participate in this sale.** Another Superior Home built by JP BREHONY This new home boasts top of the line details, gourmet kit w/ Merrilatt Masterpiece series cabs, granite cntrs,and jennair apps. Fam Rm w/ signature drop lighted ceiling& gas FP. LR, DR & option 1st flr study. Continue Reading
End-Unit Townhome: 4399 Sutler Hill Sq., Fairfax, VA 22033 – $325,000 – SOLD
Nice 3 bedroom, sunny end unit town home you waited for! Hardwood floor on entry level, and berber upstairs. Bright living room with gas fireplace. Brick front, cute rear patio. Minutes to Vienna Metro, Reston, Fair Lakes, or Gourmet Safeway, restaurants, shopping, or Cinema Deluxe! Community pool and plenty of parking. Not a short sale, quick Continue Reading
Going Green in Northern Virginia
I recently commented on a question posted on the Trulia web site regarding Going Green when making upgrades to your own house. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the number of issues and choices, and a recent survey showed that 90% of homeowners thought Going Green was important. The person asking the question simply wanted to get an idea of where Continue Reading
In the Northern Virginia, you need a driving strategy.
Talk to anyone who has been in the area for a day or two, and I'm sure the topic of traffic will come up. How long it took to drive to work or the tie up on the beltway for no other reason than heavy volume. It is the smart people who factor that in when looking for a home to buy. And the reality is that paying an extra $250k may just save your Continue Reading
Welcome to Doug Francis 2.0
Hello and welcome to my new website and blog! Please take the time to explore the site, comment on blog postings, and tell me what you think! And if you don't want to strain your eyes reading, I put together some video blogs for you to enjoy. Again, I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Continue Reading
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