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Short Sale Sellers Shouldn't Be Left in the Dark A few weeks ago I received a call from a gentleman in another state whose home was under contract in a Short Sale.  He was beyond stressed as he unloaded his tale of woe on me.  His agent had taken all the necessary paperwork, allegedly sent it to ...
Don't Forget to Stop Automatic Bill Payments When Selling Your Home In the age of automatic bill payments, it's easy to forget to turn them off.  When you sell your home, however, the last thing you want is an automatic payment going to a mortgage that has been paid off, or an HOA account that ha...
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTORS® | (703) 402-0037 15806 Mackenzie Manor Dr, Haymarket, VA 3BR/2+1BA Townhouse offered at $315,000 Year Built 2010 Sq Footage 1,952 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 1,890 sqft HOA/Maint $92 per month DESCRIPTI...
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTORS® | (703) 402-0037 9215 Arrington Farm Ct, Manassas, VA 4BR/4BA Single Family House offered at $399,000 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 4,040 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 full, 0 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 10,568 sqft HOA/Maint $44 per month DES...
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTORS® | (703) 402-0037 10095 Broadsword Dr, Bristow, VA 4BR/3+1BA Single Family House offered at $349,000 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 2,072 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 6,839 sqft HOA/Maint $111 per month DESCR...
Two Words That Grate My Nerves:  I Can't There are some things in life that are physically impossible.  When it comes to any suggestion I make to a client, I know better than to suggest the impossible.  I'm not going to suggest you buy more than you can afford.  In fact, I'm not going to suggest ...
Another Braemar Home in Bristow, VA SOLD! This Braemar patio home hit the market on June 1, 2012 priced at $299,000.  On June 8th, the Buyer wrote an offer.  The Buyer offered the Sellers a 45 day home of choice contingency and a 30 day rent back.  Since the Sellers needed both of those things, t...
Fear of the Unknown?  Hiding Under the Bed Won't Make It Go Away. Last night the Cleland house experienced a bit of drama.  Our oldest male cat, Rudy, seemed to have an eye injury/condition that was worsening by the hour.  His eye had been tearing all day, then producing puss and apparently getti...
Doing the Right Thing:  If You Are Truly Great it is NOT Optional The child sex scandal of Penn State has absolutely turned my stomach.  Alumni, students and fans of the Nittany Lions were outraged when the statue of Joe Paterno was removed from the Penn State Campus.  Why?  This guy was an aweso...
Thanks to Erica Ramus in Pottsville, PA for keeping us thinking about ways to reduce waste in the practice of real estate and be green.Attempt to make your business as paperless as possible. Scan/fax documents to yourself as PDFs so you can upload them to a central file and all parties involved. ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA
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