The Real Estate Whisperer on AR

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Real Estate Sales Representative - Fieldstone Real Estate
Statistics for Northern Virginia & Loudoun County; Critical Information about market conditions; Information on Buying REOs, Short Sales, Etc.

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2011 

Aha! An interesting little legal change going into effect July 1 (which will impact local real estate tax assessments beginning Jan 1 of next year):  The burden of proof in Assessment Appeals will be lower.  After January 1st, localities will have specific burdens to provide you with evidence of...
06/18/2011
I keep hearing mumbling within the real estate about these "new" requirements for FHA loans.  It may surprise you to know most of them aren't really new requirements at all; they're old.  It's just that now they are being enforced. To understand what I am about to tell you, it's important that y...
06/15/2011
Drywall made in China and put into homes here in America between 2003 and 2009 has caused serious issues.  It erodes wiring, copper pipes and can make you sick.  You'd want to know if you were buying a home that had chinese drywall wouldn't you? Of course you would. There's a tiny bit of good ne...
06/14/2011
This poor, poor couple! They bought their "dream home" only to find out that under their home is a snake den with thousands of snakes. In fact, the home had been on TV even before they'd purchased... and no one told them. I found the story on a social networking site where the question was asked:...
06/12/2011
I often get questions from prospective tenants and landlords about pet restrictions.  One thing that has been clear for a number of years is that service animals (think 'seeing eye dog'), under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), are not pets.  This is not just a real estate issue, it im...
06/08/2011
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