Just in case you forgot, my fellow Realtors, homesellers, buyers, bankers and investors, April 5th is rapidly approaching, and you didn't forget about the new short sale guidelines that take effect, did you? It seems that it would be difficult to forget, with all the lamestream media attention, h...
Wondering how much those new condo's in Madison Crescent are goin' for?Then stop by to my open house, Saturday March 20th,1-3pm at 7995 Crescent Park Drive #174, in Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 for more information.I will have details on the Federal Tax Credit, Crescent Floor Plans, and market co...
Want to know what's going on with the local real estate market in Gainesville, Va?Tomorrow, March 20th,11am, at 7520 Iron Bar Lane, 20155, we will be having a free seminar to discuss the details, and answer any questions you may have.Topics include the Federal Tax Credit, interest rates, settleme...
Today I attended Richmond American's Exclusive Grand Opening Savings Event in Morris Farm, Gainesville, Virginia.  And to anyone who thinks that all the good deals in Northern Virginia are gone, think again.I have to admit, that I really went for the free food, as most of these "grand openings" a...
Yesterday, I attended a seminar on money laundering, by the Washington field office of the FBI. That's the good news!  The bad news is when I asked the agent about short sales, in particular, 2nd lien holders pressuring agents and homeseller's to pay the lender "off the HUD" to make a deal go thr...
No, I never thought I would say this, but if you are a First Time Home Buyer, now  is a great time to buy a "short sale". Why?  Well, for 2 reasons.  First and foremost, if you are are First Time Home Buyer, in Northern Virginia, you are up against some pretty stiff competition.  Let's go to the ...
In the ongoing saga of Short Sales and Foreclosures, the Obama Administration plans to announce this week a carrot and stick approach to deal with the issue. 650,000 borrowers have signed up for temporary loan modifications under the federal Making Home Affordable program enacted earlier this yea...
For anyone that has been involved in real estate the last few years, whether buying, selling, renting, Realtoring, loan modifying, attempting to qualify, or working as a bartender next to the local real estate office, these have not been the most "thankful" of times. Indeed, just learning to surv...
Congress just passed, and President Obama is expected to sign, an extention and expansion of the popular First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit. The extention would be on homes "ratified" by April 30, and settled by June 30, 2010.  Anyone who hasn't owned a home as a primary residence in the last 3 y...
Congress just voted on extending and expanding the popular "First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit".  By a vote of 403-12 in The House, and 98-0 in The Senate, the bill would extend the tax credit until June 30, 2010.  Contracts must be "ratified" by April 30, and settled by June 30. The bill would a...

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