homes for sale va: VA REALTOR Earns Broker License & Coldwell Banker Previews Designation - 06/22/12 01:32 PM
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board

(Williamsburg, VA)   Elaine VonCannon is now an Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Traditions in Williamsburg, VA.  She recently obtained her broker license from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation after successfully completing several educational modules, including Virginia Real Estate Law and Appraisal. In addition to obtaining her Virginia Broker License, … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: Select Your Real Estate Agent Carefully in Today’s Market - 02/06/12 01:16 PM
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
(Williamsburg, VA)  In a difficult housing market, buyers and sellers rely upon good, solid real estate counsel to close deals.  Many properties in the Virginia real estate market have lost value over the last two years, and sellers are faced with the prospect of short sale or foreclosure. Elaine VonCannon, a REALTOR with Coldwell … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: Buying and Selling a Home: Assessment vs. Real Estate Listing Price - 01/21/12 01:51 PM
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
Real estate assessment values are essentially taxes determined by the county or municipality where a property is located. These taxes are collected from the property owner and used to pay for municipal services.   Assessment values on properties in Williamsburg, James City and York Counties are on the decline in 2010 and 2011. Yet actual … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: Luxury Homes for Sale in Virginia a Good Bargain - 12/29/11 02:17 PM
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
(Williamsburg, VA) Reduced pricing on real estate listings in Williamsburg and surrounding areas indicates many sellers are still over leveraged and experiencing some sort of financial hardship.  Divorce, death and the necessity to relocate also create a need to sell quickly.  In Virginia, there are many opportunities to find luxury homes, waterfront estates, historic … (1 comments)

homes for sale va: Wineries in Virginia: Near Williamsburg, Northern Neck, and Chesapeake Bay Country - 03/10/11 12:49 PM
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
In Colonial Virginia, wine was a staple. The House of Burgesses, passed an Acte governing vineyards in 1619. The Twelfth Acte stated that each settler was obligated to plant at least 10 vines for the purpose of making wine on his land. The colonial settlers could not transport all of the wine and provisions … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: Live and Play in Your Own Backyard: Golf Communities in Williamsburg - 02/28/11 02:03 PM
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
Many of my clients and retirees who want to move to Williamsburg and James City County are interested in golf. For their convenience, I have compiled a list of golf communities in Williamsburg, along with short descriptions of each course and community. 
Golf has long been one of the favorite leisure activities of professional … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: Banking Backlogs and Inconsistencies Plague the Mortgage System - 02/05/11 12:27 PM
 Banking Backlogs and Inconsistencies Plague the Mortgage System
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
As a REALTOR in Williamsburg, VA, I have seen many of inconsistencies with mortgage companies during a down market. Frankly, this frustrates buyers and sellers, me, my staff and colleagues.
I have mortgage company incompetencies, slowdowns and backlogs to share. I have collected some stories from … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: Debunking the Myth of More Net Gain with For Sale by Owner Properties - 01/17/11 12:52 PM
 Debunking the Myth of More Net Gain with For Sale by Owner Properties
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR, Director WAAR MLS Board
Are you thinking of selling your home on your own, without the aid and professional advice of a qualified REALTOR? You may want to re-examine your decision to do so, because chances are good that you will not increase your net … (0 comments)

homes for sale va: 10 Tips on Investing in Distressed or Foreclosed Properties - 12/09/10 11:59 AM
10 Tips on Investing in Distressed or Foreclosed Properties:
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR
 1.    Search on the world wide web for distressed or foreclosed properties as a starting point. Use a professional REALTOR to identify great foreclosure deals for you. You may be successful at searching the web on your own, but keep in mind some of the information is outdated, some … (1 comments)

homes for sale va: Renovations and Upgrades: Bring it to the Bank - Part 1 - 11/29/10 05:26 PM
Renovations and Upgrades: Bring it to the Bank - Part 1
By: Elaine VonCannon ABR, SRES, REALTOR, Notary, Team Leader, Residential and Commercial Property Manager, Managing Partner VonCannon-Starke Commercial Division, Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Award Winning Agent, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Licensed in Virginia, Member of Commercial Council VAR
Renovations and upgrades can increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars when done strategically, intelligently and professionally. Even if you renovate for personal reasons, consider the key areas that will put money back in your pocket. The kitchen and the bathrooms are first choice … (0 comments)

 
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