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Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog

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2008 

Friday night we spent some time with my wife's Grandmother.  She recently turned 92 years old and is undoubtedly one of the most cheerful people you'll ever meet.  When asked how she's doing, she'll smile from ear to ear and respond in one of two ways "Everything's wonderful.  No complaints." or ...
09/21/2008
About a year ago, I posted Waiting for the Bottom: Don't Bother.  The advice in that post still holds true and I'll repost the content of that article here.  At the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS Economic Summit the other week, area economists stated that we are now "Scraping the Botto...
09/21/2008
When you are selling your home, there are typically three things that you want to achieve: the best price the least hassle the fastest sale Let's examine the dynamics of "the fastest sale."  The best way to accomplish this is by pricing your home right.  The best place to start is by reading my f...
09/18/2008
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had ev...
09/17/2008
Everyone is looking for a deal.  A dozen or so times a week, someone tells me "look out for a good deal for me," "I'm looking to get a great deal," "let me know if you see a deal." Such a deal.  Everyone wants to wheel and deal when it comes to real estate.  To quote a local area diamond merchant...
09/17/2008
For too many homeowners, the threat of foreclosure has become all too real a reality.  Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream and nobody wants to see someone lose their home.    Some unique information about a way for homeowners to learn about preventing foreclosure and have some fun f...
09/16/2008
Let's think for a moment about economic factors that can affect the real estate market: Supply, demand, interest rate, affordability, credit, incentives, prices... Then let's think about the one thing that affects a region's economy and in turn the housing market more than just about anything: JO...
09/16/2008
On September 10th (this past Wednesday), I was privileged to attend the McCain/Palin political rally in Fairfax, Virginia, along with the largest crowd yet for a McCain speech.  After waking up at o'dark hundred and driving from my home in Alexandria to Fairfax, I took a shuttle bus over to Van D...
09/13/2008
Undoubtedly, it's the number one question that I hear every day.  Week in and week out.  Clients ask it.  Potential clients ask it.  Friends, family, even strangers ask me.  A dozen Kiwanis Club members asked me last week when I spoke about real estate to their group.   Yes, that question is:  Wh...
09/13/2008
Several days ago, I wrote Everyone and Their Cousin is a REALTOR -- Is That Really True? It Might Be in Some States! detailing the reality about the number of REALTORS per capita around the country.  In Virginia, we have one REALTOR per 213 people. One of the most frequent questions asked on that...
09/11/2008
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