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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA

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2011 

One evalation I always consider when showing buyers houses is: How much can I buy a lot for and build this house for? Many times list prices are so far above what they should be, it's not hard to pass on many houses. For example, a 3 level Colonial built in 2005 on a 3 acre lot is listed for $849...
04/26/2011
Virginia's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (edit/delete) After Easter, you and your kids might want to check out the Winchester VA Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Next weekend will be busy with parades, firetrucks, floats, celebrities, singers, sports figures, food, band, etc, etc. Several t...
04/23/2011
After Easter, you and your kids might want to check out the Winchester VA Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Next weekend will be busy with parades, firetrucks, floats, celebrities, singers, sports figures, food, band, etc, etc. Several thousand people visit Winchester VA each year during Apple B...
04/23/2011
Jeff,   I hope the spring market is heating up for you.  From my Presidential Mortgage Update email you can tell things keep changing for better and worse on home financing.  The good news is that rates have stayed low and defied notions that they were heading up.  Mortgage insurance companies ar...
04/20/2011
Jeff,   I hope the spring market is heating up for you.  From my Presidential Mortgage Update email you can tell things keep changing for better and worse on home financing.  The good news is that rates have stayed low and defied notions that they were heading up.  Mortgage insurance companies ar...
04/19/2011
Greetings,   Average Weekly Mortgage Rates are up slightly once again According to the weekly Freddie Mac survey,  the average 30 year mortgage rose to 4.91%  from 4.87%. The 15 year average went up to 4.13% from 4.10%.  The  5/1 ARM average rose to 3.78%, from 3.72%.  Average rates contained .70...
04/15/2011
Are you sure there are no clounds on the title? Sometimes, one title search may not be enough.  I sold 3 building lots in VA a while back. ( Same owner). All 3 lots sold, all 3 had title searches and title insurance, and I was glad to be done working in that area. Then I get the news. The buyer o...
04/12/2011
Just an FYI. Seems like I've noticed 5-6 blog postings recently that reek of bs. I noticed some agents are replying to these blogs thinking the poster is sincere. My impression is, these postings are all fraudulent and just trying to capture your info for possiblky placing advertising on your blo...
04/12/2011
White, Beige, and Green Homes Sell Best. (edit/delete) The environmentally friendly home. Agents and Stagers, are you looking for something a little different? Tired of REALTOR beige carpet, Antique White walls, and neutral everything else? Want to add a little variety to your listings, save sell...
04/08/2011
Greetings,   Rates are up a fraction again according to survey The average 30 year mortgage was up to 4.87% from 4.86% last week according to the Freddie Mac survey.  The 15 year average was up to 4.10% from 4.09%.  The  5/1 ARM average was up to 3.72%, from 3.73%.  Average rates contained .70 di...
04/08/2011
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