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Aren't banks great! For as little as $30 per month they will make sure you have overdraft protection on your checking account! If you do not manage your money well, or have a fear of fees this sounds like a great idea. As the Federal Reserve shows this fee is much less than the cost of a bounced ...
08/13/2009
Currently I have several clients for whom I am trying to find houses . As most of us, my first stop is in my MLS  to set up a prospect account. After inputting all the information which helps me eliminate houses to look at, I get excited to see what the final search will reveal! Here is where the...
08/11/2009
As a student in classes offered by VAR I have thoroughly enjoyed, and learned from the asides made by the teachers as well as the class participants. In "What have I gotten myself into" , a class about contracts, we spoke about how to handle multiple offers. Here is my favorite answer: In the sce...
08/10/2009
Yesterday I wrote about having to call Miss Utility here in Central Virginia before we could place our large "For Sale" signs in the yard of our listings. Today I would love your input on what you think about directional signs and their usage. Here in Central Virginia each county has their own la...
08/09/2009
Perhaps this has always been a requirement we were supposed to follow but in the past two weeks the Realtors in Central Virginia have been told to call Miss Utility, the group that marks where utility lines are, before we can put a sign in the yard. By sign I mean anything larger than a coat hang...
08/08/2009
I was taking down my sign in Countryside Subdivision today as the house was closing this afternoon. While stuffing it into the back of my car two neighbors walked by and stopped to talk. One of the ladies is a Realtor who also does a lot of staging, and now has a warehouse full of furniture in an...
08/07/2009
When selecting a home look into the public schools children attend for the neighborhood, even if you will not be using them. It makes a huge difference in resale for a home. Henrico County Schools offers many things that many people, new to the area, or the system, may find interesting.: Dedicate...
07/21/2009
As of July 30, 2009 the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act (MDIA) goes into effect. This act introduces waiting periods concerning re-disclosures of the Good Faith Estimate (GFE). A lender must re-disclosure if there is a 10% increase in the fees and charges or a 0.125% increase in APR  loan ter...
07/21/2009
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