Tag Archives: Northern Virginia Real Estate

Are Northern Virginia Luxury Homes Seeing Upward Trend in Foreclosures?

According to results from the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc (r), of homes that sold for over $1,000,000,  58 sold transactions were recorded in the MRIS (r) (homes listed through the MLS provider for the Greater DC area) between January … Continue reading

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Should You Repair it Yourself?

My husband can fix just about anything. For crying out loud, he built our house from nothing. He had help, of course, and we hired professionals when his expertise was lacking. But honestly, he can watch someone do or fix … Continue reading

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What $500k will buy you in the DC area

Folks moving into this area from other parts of the country or abroad are coming to DC with high expectations of scooping up a “steal”…. homes close to metro transportation, exceptional schools, and quality craftsmanship.  What many don’t understand is … Continue reading

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Stafford County Traffic – Some Relief In Sight

Having lived here for the last 25 years has given me a different perspective than those newly transplanted here from various parts of the country.  I suppose those relocating from rural parts of the country think the summer traffic here … Continue reading

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My First Love

I recently sold a property to a very young and excited couple who were purchasing for the first time.  Giving them the keys after settlement made me a little melancholy.  Did they really understand what was ahead for them?  Could … Continue reading

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HOA’s that Disappear

Working most recently with a family relocating to Stafford County from Florida, I was challenged when trying to confirm whether or not the property was located within a Homeowner’s Association.  Because I was the Buyer’s Agent, I was relying on … Continue reading

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Back to school in Stafford

On September 2nd over 26,500 students across Stafford County will return to their classrooms to begin the new academic year.  Stafford County is the second fastest growing county in the Commonwealth of Virginia but it maintains its family-oriented suburban community … Continue reading

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Buyers – Start your engines!

This time of year is so invigorating.  Not only are we emerging from a long winter of high gas prices and gloomy weather, but also one of the worst housing slumps in recent history! The last month has been full … Continue reading

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Old Town Fredericksburg, VA

  One of my favorite things to do on a sunny day or warm evening is take a stroll down Caroline Street in Fredericksburg.  Lined with antique shops, historic buildings, museums, quaint dining, and quirky shops, you’ll be amused for … Continue reading

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But this house doesn’t fit, Irene!

I've heard dozens of reasons why buyers feel a home isn't appropriate for them.  And in most cases, they are perfectly legitimate and need serious consideration.  If the school system isn't up to a buyer's standards; if the home sits … Continue reading

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