Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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Real Estate Agent - Momentum Realty
A thoughtful look at the Northern Virginia Real Estate industry and the communities that make it so special. Find information about Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg and other areas in the D.C. Metropolitan suburbs of Northern Virginia.
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  Dear Potential Buyer,   I am sorry that you are reluctant to sign anything, and I acknowledge that the Exclusive Right to Represent the Purchaser is a contract.  Because of the Agency laws in Virginia, in order for me to show you the house you would like to see, a signed agreement is mandatory ...
12/18/2014
We live in an information age; it is easy to spend all your free time looking at listings. If the popular tv shows are to be believed, you need only look at 3, pick the best one and VOILA, you are a homeowner! Of course, we all know that it is much more complicated than this. I have written 4 blo...
12/12/2014
    'Tis the season for shopping and many of us don't have the time to do that shopping in person. I am a 'seasoned' on-line shopper; my skills were honed in the early days when my kids were only out of the house for a short period of time each day.   There is a trick to successful on-line shoppi...
12/11/2014
You have a house to sell, he has a real estate license. What could be simpler? And best of all, Uncle Jim will cut the commission. It seems like a perfect fit...not so fast! I read an article this morning that got me thinking about this scenario. Why You Shouldn't Mix Real Estate with Relatives. ...
12/03/2014
The annual Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-a-long will take place this Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4 p.m. in Vienna, Virginia. The Sing-a-long features local choirs and vocal groups and the United States Marine Band. The music will be a mix of holiday favorites and includes both Christmas and Hanukkah f...
12/02/2014
  You and your Realtor have been working hard and all of the contingencies have been removed from your contract.   What now?   Now you enter the 'logistics phase.'   You will be contacted by your settlement company to answer questions as you approach settlement.  You will want to be sure to answe...
12/01/2014
  You have a ratified contract to purchase your dream home! What happens next?   When you wrote the contract, you provided an earnest money deposit check. At this point, the check will be deposited in an earnest money account (a special account that can only be used for this purpose)  as specifie...
11/24/2014
  You have found the house of your dreams in Northern Virginia, submitted an offer and now you are just waiting for the exciting good news that the house will soon be yours.   And then you get the news that they have rejected your offer. What is next?   If they rejected your offer outright, you c...
11/20/2014
I belong to several forums of local Realtors®, and one issue that keeps coming up is buyers agents who fail to pay attention to showing instructions.   Being a full-time Realtor has really changed over the past 10 years. It used to be that you would sit at your computer, plan out your showings an...
11/19/2014
  You have been looking for a new house in Northern Virginia and you think that you have finally found it. What happens next?   If you are working with a Realtor®, the first thing you will do is sit down and talk about what your offer will look like. An offer is so much more than just what you wi...
11/13/2014
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