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Divorce and As-is” in Court Orders Are a ChallengeBy Laurel StarkGetting your client to agree to anything can feel like it requires an act of Congress. When your client vehemently refuses to lift a finger or spend a dime on the house in order to sell it, you may be inclined to tell them they won’...
07/19/2021
June 2021 Real Estate Market UpdateJune 2021 started out strong but we are seeing a slight slow down as buyers are getting contract fatig. After writing mulitpal offers and getting beat out, they are not as eager to do it again.  As of  June 29 2021 159 listings Coming Soon  Average sale price ha...
07/02/2021
Divorce Listings And Investors - Beware!By Laurel Stark, CEO & Founder, The Ilumni InstituteDivorcing spouses with a house to sell need to ensure they do not fall prey to unscrupulous activities that could cost them tens of thousands of dollars- sometimes more. There is a lot that goes on behind ...
06/30/2021
Generational Impact of Covid-19 on Divorce By Laurel Stark, CEO & Founder, The Ilumni InstituteIn a recent consumer report, WGSN shared insights in to how different generations respond to stress such as COVID-19. Gen Zers are leading the way in divorce filings, according to Pew Research Center. B...
06/14/2021
Who is on title and why it matters is sometimes over looked. Facts:Husband and wife married 16 years ago. About five years in the marriage they bought a house. In March of 2017, they divorce. Husband remained living in the house, they both are on title to the house, and both remained on the mortg...
06/07/2021
Divorce & Capital Gains on Real Property Property values have skyrocketed over the last couple of years in the Gainesville, VA housing market - leaving Uncle Sam to be the fly in the ointment!  First and foremost, disclaimer: I am not an accountant and this shall not be construed as tax advice.  ...
06/02/2021
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A Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE™) is a REALTOR who has passed The Ilumni Institute’s rigorous certification program. This program is application-only, and is taught by a faculty of family law attorneys, mediators, certified mortgage professionals, and real estate experts, with judici...
05/13/2021
Here are 5 real estate words to increase your vocabulary. 1- C.L.U.E.A C.L.U.E report is a comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. It is a file that is compiled on you by the insurance industry. 2- ComminglingCommingling is to mix funds held in trust with other funds. Example a builder or broke...
04/14/2021
When selling your home you should prepare your home for the home inspection. Being prepared will make the home inspection less stressful and less likely that the inspector will need to make a follow up trip.  The inspector will need to have access to a lot of things you may not be thinking about....
04/09/2021
Stonewall Golf Gainesville, VA  will be hosting a Sip & Swing Golf Clinic Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6pm-7pm. Learning to golf has never been as much fun and easier. Its a full swing golf clinic led by PGA  favorite, Patrick McCarthy. Price included ball range and one hour of instructions. Golf c...
04/08/2021
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