Tag Archives: real estate

Does Your Realtor Use Professional Photography to Market Your Home?

This is a question that needs to be asked but oddly enough, most times it is never even  brought up in a listing presentation!  I drive this point home to my sellers.  According to the National Association of Realtors statistical … Continue reading

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So You Say You Want a Great Deal on a Short Sale?

What you don’t know in real estate is always the biggest challenge we face as consumers. How can you find out about that home you so desperately want so you can make a smart offer? With a short sale, there … Continue reading

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No new taxes to close budget gap in Stafford County

On Tuesday, October 7th, Stafford County Administrator Anthony Romanello reported to the Board of Supervisors that the county faces a $5.6M budget shortfall for fiscal year 2009.  Mr. Romanello submitted his recommendations to the Board that will close the gap … Continue reading

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Sale of Existing Homes Rise 5.5% in September

September saw the highest level of existing home sales in nearly two years.  Sales rose 5.5% in September over the August 2008 figures.  This increase is the first time since November 2005 that sales have risen over the prior month’s … Continue reading

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Looking for a Deal? Foreclosure may not always be the way to go…

I love a deal, don't you?  I'm not simply talking about finding something cheap.  I'm talking about finding something of quality that will endure the test of time and hold and even increase its value.  It doesn't matter if it's … Continue reading

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Market Trends in Stafford County, Virginia

I've gotten many calls from anxious buyers looking for a forecast into what the future holds with regard to the market in Northern Virginia, in particular, Stafford County.  Many of my military clients and referrals are heading back from their … Continue reading

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Stafford County School Board Puts New High School on Hold Until 2015

Stafford County School Board members will be meeting tonight to vote on whether or not to cut the budget on plans from their Capital Improvement Plans for Fiscal Years 2008-2013.  The Board was asked by the County Board of Supervisors … Continue reading

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Buyer Default – Understanding it is Half the Battle

There is a phrase that is used quite often and it is profoundly appropriate in this real estate process…”Don’t start anything you can’t finish!” For buyers, especially first-time buyers, there can be a sense of euphoria after finding that perfect … Continue reading

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Absorption Rates – Why are they important to Buyers and Sellers?

It is imperative in today’s market to understand Absorption Rates and Pricing Consequences.  In its simplest terms, the Absorption Rate is the rate at which properties are selling in a given area considering current inventory, closed sales and a specified … Continue reading

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Leeland Station – An Amenity Filled Community

Leeland Station features an amazing array of amenities to enhance your lifestyle.  From jogging trails, acres and acres of reserved common areas, exceptional homes, an exquisite clubhouse, brand new elementary school and the VRE all within walking distance, you will … Continue reading

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