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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Executives - VA0225060364, MD638478
Keeping Real Estate REAL for Washington DC and the surrounding area including Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland.
It has been five weeks into the lockdown for the state of Virginia. Real estate workers are considered essential in my state, but I have not worked since they issued the lockdown order. Save for some work on my website,, and a few postings on my Instagram @reddressrealty (p...
The Governor of Virginia issued his Temporary Stay at Home Order on Monday, March 30, which will be in effect until June 10, 2020. There has been varying responses across social media ranging from relief, to incredulity, to anger. Many, many people were hoping that we could all just go back to bu...
The daily changing headlines have us a bit nervous about the coming days and weeks and what it means for our clients.  At Red Dress Realty, we are committed to keeping the lines of communication open with our clients, agents, and other real estate service providers. Our obligation to our clients ...
Someone criticized me today for complaining that my real estate business has taken a hit since the coronavirus has started to spread. Many people are out of work like me right now, including most of my musician friends. But somehow, because people are dying, I'm not allowed to worry about money. ...
Are you retiring soon?Thinking about retiring abroad?Countries like Costa Rica, Panama and Belize have programs specifically tailored towards Americans who are retiring.Specially planned developments are being built to accommodate retirees like you who want to realize their dream of living in pa...
Luxury Property in Washington, DC   Forbes magazine called Washington DC one of “The Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets” (Forbes, 1/30/2013). With it’s rich cultural history dating back to colonial times, Washington DC has grown into a modern and relevant city. The political center provides for a...
For Sale, Two Story Townhouse Condo in Lorton, VA. Twenty miles outside Washington, DC. 2 bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms on two levels. 982 square feet (91 square meters) of sunny, spacious living. Great for first time homebuyers, investment, income property. First time Homebuyers programs av...
These are the New Short Sale Rules, effective November 1st, 2012:   If you are current on your mortgage, you can still qualify for a short sale if you: are relocating more than 50 miles away (including military), going through divorce, have a permanent disability or other illness, or if the borro...
In the spirit of consumer awareness. This morning, I received an online lead from the 3rd party vendor that our "big broker" contracts with for foreclosure leads. The customer was interested in a property that was listed as "bank-owned", or "REO". However, the property is not bank-owned. Now, I ...
  As real estate professionals know, the key to increased home sales is an increase in consumers who are able to buy. More jobs = more folks able to achieve their dream of homeownership. The job market is getting stronger every day and more and more people are starting to feel more confident abou...

Cathy Baumbusch

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