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If you are looking for a Toys for Tots dropoff in Gainesville, Virginia this year, Long & Foster is participating.  Donations are to be in by the end of the day, December 13.Gainesville, VA Toys for Tots Drop Off for the 2011 Christmas Season When you are out shopping after Thanksgiving this year...
Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I can hardly wait for Thankgiving to be over so that I can have my friends over for the annual Dickens' Village luncheon.  My family and friends have helped me make a tradition out of decorating my home for the holidays. If you love to decorate for the holi...
I was fortunate enough to be able to join Chris Ann Cleland for lunch at Blue Ridge Seafood in Gainesville last week.   Yep.  That's my plate of fried oysters pictures below.  It's certainly not a fancy place, but it's a great little "greasy spoon."Blue Ridge Seafood Restaurant:  Gainesville, VA'...
Chris Ann Cleland is an outstanding Short Sale Agent in Northern Virginia.  I was surprised when she told me that buyers on her listings are still unwilling, at least intially, to deposit their earnest money up front.  Buying a house is a serious commitment and not depositing your earnest money u...
This post was written about two years ago.  And while home owners are probably no longer convinced they have a bail out coming, the stigma of foreclosure is definitely gone.  It's amazing to me that people are willing to walk away from their home, choosing to view it as an investment instead.Fore...
Seems Bank of America has come a long way in their processing of short sales.  This collection os stories about how they have changed their approval letters and their entire approach to short sales is very enlightening.Bank of America is Eating Their Words, Specifically the Ones Regarding Their R...
Prince William County's Competition for the World Trade Center Steel Memorial at Freedom Park Prince William County in Virginia has acquired steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York.  County officials plan to incorporate the steel beam into Freedom Park, but currently have no...
Short sale sellers in Northern Virginia are having a hard time finding the next place they will call home.  With a tight rental market, the homes available are few to choose from and may be substantially smaller or less upgraded than the homes the sellers are leaving.  It's important to remember ...
If you've never attended Chris Ann Cleland's Lisitng and Buying Short Sales class, offered at PWAR, this is a subject that she covers.  Not all short sales are created equal and it has a lot to do with the listing agent's approach and experience.  Just read the example of why you always call and ...
When a buyer hires a real estate agent to help them buy a property, they think it is the agent's job to show them the homes they want to see even if it's last minute notice.  Here's a great example of why showings should be scheduled and not done on the spur of the moment.Looking for a Northern V...

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