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Positive Change in Funding Fee on VA Loans As of October 1, 2011 the funding fee on VA loans for Veterans will decrease. The current rate for first time users putting down less that 5% is 2.15% of the loan amount. For loans that close on or after October 1, 2011 the fee for first time users putti...
09/30/2011
Distressed Homeowners Don"t Get Scammed Beware of organizations offering 'Forensic Loan Audits". They are targeting struggling home owners looking for loan modifications. These companies link them selves to attorneys and auditor organizations charging upfront fee's of $3,000. promising to get a q...
09/27/2011
  Real Estate Market Update for August 2011 Here are some graphs from Real Estate Market Intelligence showing a 3.36% increase in the average sold price from the same time last years for homes in Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park.  Inventory is down by 3.67% compared to last year as...
09/22/2011
Where Do Realtors Find Clients? Most buyers and sellers believe Realtors sit in the office and wait for the phone to ring. That is a HUGE miss perception. Successful Realtors go out and look for business. One of the ways to do that is to participate in events within the community. I recently part...
09/16/2011
Giving Back To The Prince William County Community. As a veteran Realtor in Prince William County for 20+ years, helping families buyer or sell a home is not the only passion I have. The other is working with good organizations that help families in need.  I was glad to have been a sponsor at the...
09/14/2011
Tips For Buyers If You Get A Low Appraisal Here in Prince William County as well as across the country agents are hearing these dreadful words. "Contract is dead because of a Low Appraisal." This has been a real problem since the housing boom, busted. The appraisers are covering their butts in fe...
09/08/2011
The Top 5 Questions About Short Sales “What is A Short Sale?” “Why Would My Lender Accept Less Than Is Owed?” “Will I Qualify For A Short Sale?” “Does My Current Mortgage need to be In Default?”or “I'm Concerned That It Soon Will Be?” “Have You Fallen on Hard Times?” If you owe more on your home ...
09/07/2011
         The Jacobs Team Realty World Select To Exhibit at the 2ND ANNUAL PRINCE WILLIAM FINANCIAL FAIR hosted by Glenn C. Moore, CFP®, ChFC with Ameriprise Financial  September 15, 2011 Opens at 4:00 p.m.Closes at 8:00 p.m.Continental Event Center9705 Liberia AvenueManassas, VA 20110 This is an ...
08/31/2011
The Jacobs Team-Realty World Select To Exhibit at 1st Annual Concert4Food to support Grab Your Groceries Sept 10th, 2011 11am-5pm. Live @ the Northern Virginia Community College Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater Manassas, Va. There will be 6 Bands & Concert and the event is FREE! Plus plenty of fu...
08/31/2011
Soles4Souls at Madison Crescent Park REACTION Church in Manassas Virginia hosted a Soles4Souls event on Aug-20-2011 at Madison Crescent Park, Gainesville, VA and collected over 13,000 pairs of shoes. Wayne Elsey CEO & Founder was on hand to share with us that Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based char...
08/23/2011
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