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Helping you find the perfect buyer for your home - or helping you find the perfect home - in Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt, Montebello and many other fine Alexandria neighborhoods. Start your search at www.novapropertyshop.com.

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2010 

Thinking a Loan Modification may help your situation?  Maybe not.  It helps to know the right questions to ask - and where to go for the right information. 5 Reasons Why A Loan Modification May Not Be the Answer for You When considering whether you should pursue a short sale or a loan modificatio...
12/28/2010
This is terrific -- and very sound -- advice from Kristen.   And I'm sure it is music to many homeowners' ears, who fret they must spend thousands of dollars getting their home ready to sell.  Here are 3 great ideas on improving the appearance of your home without breaking the bank. I have spoken...
12/28/2010
To this list I must add one I just saw on Friday..."needs carpet, appliances and finishing touches."  Little did I know at first glance this was a foreclosure property that was still under construction when the owners defaulted on it. It LITERALLY needed finishing touches!  Like electric.  Well a...
12/19/2010
Anyone who has pets and is considering hardwoods will benefit from this information,  There is a lot to consider and Debbie answers all the questions. I get this question often from my customers - which type of hardwood should I use for pets?  It's a hard question to answer because truthfully all...
12/17/2010
ALEXANDRIA VA 22314 REAL ESTATE MARKET ACTIVITY The following chart illustrates the closed home sales in the city of ALEXANDRIA VA over the past 3 years.  Pretty consistently, foreclosures and short sales just have never figured in as a major % of homes sold.  (Tip: hover your cursor over the bar...
12/14/2010
FORECLOSURE SALES IN ALEXANDRIA, VA On a regular basis, my phone rings and it is someone who is looking for a "deal."  A steal.  A great buy. A foreclosure. When I explain we just haven't seen a lot of foreclosures here in the city of Alexandria, well, let's just say, that statement is often met ...
12/14/2010
What's Happening in the ALEXANDRIA 22303 REAL ESTATE MARKET FOR CONDOS? After a slow October in terms of condo sales in 22303, November settlements were higher, with 10 units sold in the zip code.  November sales were on par with sales in February;  the best month in terms of number of settlement...
12/14/2010
Hey, did you hear??? For one full week, five very cool tech savvy guys are sharing the tools and strategies we all need to get more leads. The event, Web5Live, is free, but you have to register. For the uninitiated, this event is also known as the "Greatest Week Long Virtual Training Event EVER"...
12/14/2010
I called Centralized Showing Service today to make an appointment to show a house tomorrow my client is interested in seeing.  Imagine my surprise when the phone rep told me the owner preferred evening showings and no, we could not see it tomorrow; now, if this were a condo and weekends were just...
12/11/2010
I am a big proponent in not reinventing the wheel when someone already has a wheel I like.  Well, this is one of those wheels...I could have written every single word.  I didn't, of course, but I coulda, shoulda, woulda...heaven knows I have thought these words enough!  Tni hits it right on the h...
12/03/2010
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