Real estate buyers have the option of having an agent work with them during the home buying experience. A "Buyer's Agent" has an obligation to pursue the interests of the buyer finding suitable homes that fit their financial capability (budget), find homes with a good location, keep information confidential, and most importantly present any written Continue Reading
8636 Dogwood Lane, Fairfax Virginia | SOLD Listing
A nice, custom built home (2004) overlooking a park-like setting and just minutes to the Vienna or Dunn Loring Metro Stations. New listing April 16, 2010, this five bedroom colonial sits on almost 3/4 of an acre yet backs to protected woods surrounding Long Branch stream. Home Bought and Sold June 2010 Gorgeous oak hardwood floors on the entire Continue Reading
Home Buyers on Google overload?
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I'm sure you have used Google to do most of your research. In a recent conversation with a REALTOR colleague in Falls Church, Virginia, she shared how home buyers walking into her Sunday open-house already knowing the tax assessment, local school scores, neighborhood comparables and much more. They were Continue Reading
It’s a race to finish the Home Buyer Tax Credit for 2010?
REVISED for the extension (see new post below) (expired in 2010) If you are or have a friend who is thinking about buying a home and taking advantage of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, then there are some facts you need to know, and we need to talk today. Especially since everyone and their little brother/sister knows about the Continue Reading
Your Maryland lockbox doesn’t work in Virginia
In the past two weeks, I have shown up at two vacant homes in Fairfax, Virginia with clients wanting to take a look-see, only to find that the SentriLock lock-boxes did not work. You know, SentriLock's are the little blue boxes on the front door handles of homes for sale. In the Washington D.C. metro area, we have Realtor Associations in Continue Reading
4587 Derring Lane, Fairfax Virginia SOLD!
SOLD and Settled @ $429,900 in April 2010! ... look at the interior photos! This home is not asking a 3rd party for approval! Not a foreclosure either... super clean and ready to settle by the end of the year! Mint condition town home located close to Fair Oaks, Fairfax, and some of the best shopping on the East Coast including Wegman's, Whole Continue Reading
HvCc appraisal flu hits Northern Virginia…
Home sellers and buyers in Northern Virginia have felt the pain of the HVCC, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. These new guidelines (May, 2009) dictate how real estate appraisals are conducted for all mortgage loans that will be sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Government insured loans such as FHA or Veterans Administration (VA) have not Continue Reading
Tell me about the crime rate in Fairfax County?
Last weekend I met with an interested buyer to discuss a listing of mine, and he looked me in the eye and asked me, "how is the crime rate in the neighborhood?" I can understand his reason for asking the question because I certainly would not want to move my wife and children into a crime plagued neighborhood either. But asking a salesman who is Continue Reading
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