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Once again the scammers are out trying to bs the public for their own financial gain. This time it's Arlington County VA that is being targeted with false claims that homeowners are behind on their real estate taxes and are in danger of losing their home. Of course the scammers are standing by an...
11/30/2015
 Probably one of the most common questions I get in real estate on a " For Sale" property is " Will they do a "lease with option to buy" ? Most of the time, the answer is "No". The potential renter usually wants to set a sale price at beginning of lease. Few sellers will agree to that. They also ...
11/22/2015
 Even though no foul play is currently suspected in death of agent McGugan, this was yet another sad reminder to agents to keep on top of their security measures. I would guess many female agents first thoughts were that agent Christine McGugan was abducted or car jacked while showing a house. Ma...
11/18/2015
Virginia has a huge variety of farmland, and much of it is either not being used, or could be used in more productive ways. There are several roadblocks for both young farmers and experienced farmers when trying to locate and lease suitable farmland. OWNERS- need to evaluate their property and de...
11/06/2015
 Seems like every year someone asks me where they can get some good seasoned firewood. There are a few honest wood sellers in this area who have stockpiled some wood. It's usually seasoned less than 6 months if they sold out last winter, and then cut some wood during summer months to sell this wi...
10/21/2015
 I've been working with buyers lately looking for large tracts of land. When you're looking to buy land, you shouldn't rush, especially if you're planning on some type of subdividing. Buyer can never rely on what a seller or a sellers agent tells you. Even more important is what they don't tell y...
10/21/2015
If you're a homebuyer currently in the market, you've probably already heard about the new CFPB procedures that took effect OCT 3, 2015. If you plan to buy soon, or in future, you can begin studying now. It will be in your best interest to understand all of the new forms, procedures, and requirem...
10/07/2015
Whether you are a buyer, seller, agent, loan officer, title attorney, processor, or anyone involved in a real estate transaction, starting OCT 3rd 2015, a new way of doing business has begun. Many terms everyone used are being replaced. Many acronyms are being used. And many people are using both...
10/06/2015
 I'm sure all agents have heard about Realtor Safety Month, Safety Tips, Self Defense, Safety Plans, etc. But with a hurricane approaching the East coast and predicted to hit NC and VA, we did the usual preperations. We filled tubs inside with water, located flashlights and check batteries and pl...
10/02/2015
 Yesterday, I left Loudoun county at 1:30 to meet a potential buyer in Madison county VA. We met at Sheetz on 29 just North of Ruckersville. From there he followed me to some mountian land I have listed in Greene county. We arrived about 25 minutes later, parked. As timing would have it, a neighb...
09/26/2015
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