The "Small Blog" by Debbie Small

Real Estate Agent - Long & Foster Realtors
"Whether you are buying or selling a property in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, my goal is to provide you with the resourses and tools you need to make a smart and stress free real estate investment."
Well, as I am sure many of you will agree, moving is never an easy decision or endeavor. When we opened our satellite office several years ago, we knew that it would be temporary until we took off in the shadow of our well established sister office. Thanks to our success and the support of our co...
On the heels of Monday's announcement with Citigroup receiving an additional $20 billion through the Trouble Assets Relief Program, it's been yet another busy day. The Federal Reserve announced today that it will purchase up to $600 billion in mortgage backed assets from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, ...
Press Release: Housing Forum will be held Monday The first of many anticipated public housing forums will be held tomorrow, November 24, between 6 and 8pm at The Living Room in Martinsburg. The evening's event is sponsored by Marc Savitt, owner of The Mortgage Center. The guest speakers for the e...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development just released 2009 Federal Housing Administration loan limit guidelines for single-family residences. The new loan limits will take effect January 1, 2009. Berkeley and Morgan CountyCurrent loan limit $377,500 = $393,191 Sales price2009 loan li...
I recently attended a class emphasizing blogging and social networking, so when Brad Andersohn posted "You're Social Media User Name - Is It Too Late?", I was really curious. The website worked seamlessly in finding my web presence, but there were so many other services that mad...
When YOU call me to show one of my listings, I'm ecstatic. I have the utmost faith in YOUR ability to do your job, albeit sometimes it's real a "leap of faith". I know that when we do our job we are taking on a number of responsibilities on the behalf of our buyer and seller clients, but sometime...
Offered For $225,000 This grand four-square brick colonial, located in the desirable west-end historical district of Martinsburg, is graced with a large front porch leading into the formal foyer entry. Beautiful hardwood floors grace this vintage home throughout offering a formal living room wit...
Are you looking for an easy way to resize photos? Try this on for size but before you get excited, it only works with Windows XP, sorry Vista users. Simply scroll down the page to download  and install Image Resizer. This small 521kb gadget is a must have in my toolbox and easy to use without ope...
We've all heard the old adage "What goes up, must come down", however the opposite is true in housing. Home prices tend to rise with commodity prices over the long term. Currently, the Producer Price Index for construction is up 39 percent over the past five years, and prices for commodities like...
With our convenient location to the Baltimore Maryland and Washington DC beltway areas, West Virginia's eastern panhandle has long been a popular destination for tourism and home ownership. Most are drawn by our beauty and slower pace of life as well as the economics of lower priced real estate a...

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