There hasn’t been a week when I haven’t had an opportunity to share an old blog post with a current client or friend. And sometimes the analytical WordPress Plugin that I use (Lijit) shows me a post that gets read often. What is cool about this Plugin is that I see the term that was Googled and a link back to Google where my post matched the inquiry.
It’s kind of geeky but pretty cool.
But the Vienna Home Blog Weekly Wrap is going to be a regular post to help readers discover a few posts that are still relevant to today’s Internet searchers.
Yes, good content survives and is appreciated by new readers… and new comments are good too!
Home Inspection Reports Really Matter
This is a post that I wrote after a buyer’s Home Inspector gave him a hand written report that looked circa 1993 (okay, like crap). The home inspectors that I recommend use digital photography and generate clear online reports that easily show the issue which may be in a crawl space under a sink.
The purpose of the report is to be clear and digital photos or reports that are pdf’s are easy to see, understand, and present to a seller. A picture of a pool of water under the hot water heater is a good example… when did you last look at your hot water heater?
House Hunting Fiction?
I have always joked with clients about HGTV following us around like they do on House Hunters. There is always an HGTV moment that is funny… and always an inside joke. But when The Washington Post wrote about the “behind the scenes” of House Hunters in DC, a smile came across my face.
What? They buy the property and then shoot the episode?
Estimating Title Insurance Costs
If you are going to be buying a home then you will be buying Title Insurance at the settlement table. It is typically one of the largest expenses on the HUD-1 Settlement Sheet, but like many expenses it is hard to find out how it is calculated. Also, most home buyers want to know why they need it in the first place?
Here is my magic formula to calculate an estimate.
Fireworks Return to Vienna VA July 4th 2011
When the Town of Vienna shifted the location of the annual July 4th fireworks show to Southside Park, it was news to me. Where the heck is Southside Park in Vienna VA?
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