Northern Virginia Real Estate

Real Estate Sales Representative - The Chin Sells Team at Weichert Realtors
Short posts linking to my primary blog on word press.
...would use a Realtor on their next transaction.   Home gain posted the results of their survey which showed that a gross majority of sellers would not do For Sale By Owner again.   59% of the sellers who used a Realtor sold their home.  Only 39% of the FSBO sellers sold their home.   I commente...
I try to be a fairly well-informed person.  When I hear something sensational that should be new and I haven't heard it, my BS antennae go up. Here is an example:  This sounds credible and has 2 million views.  The gist is that the FDIC sold the asset...
Just wrote an article for my main blog about the difference between price and cost. People are looking for a double-dip in prices.  But everyone agrees that interest rates will continue on their upward trend. I give an example of prices decreased 8.3% and interest rates only increasing 1%.  In my...
This is just a quick post to commemorate making five figures in the active rain community.   I happened to be logged on one day and a nice man from active rain called me up to offer me two months of the active rain service for just two dollars.  Since then, I have been on nealry every day.  I see...
I see people asking about foreclosures all of the time.  The supposition is that foreclosures are the best deals.  Some people think that the banks are so anxious to get the foreclosed home off their books that the homes are priced 10% or more below market value. There are four types of Real Esta...
OK, this is NOT my office, but it could be! No matter how hard I try, paper continues to flow into my office like water flows over Niagara falls. People fax me stuff, mail me stuff, hand me stuff.  I take notes on paper and print out things to take notes on. I'm trying to get better ActiveRain i...
The HAMP program has helped some homeowners, but hurt many others.  With the structure of the HAMP program, some banks are making extra money by checking the boxes from the program and earning their bonus.  Unfortunately, the banks still foreclose upon some of the homeowners making this program a...
Lowes is running a special for tax season.   This is how it works: Purchase a “Tax Refund” card from Lowes between February 8th and March 14th in the amount of $500 to $4000. On March 18th, they will add 10% of your original purchase amount back to the card.  So, if you bought $4,000, they will a...
Today, LinkedIn added a new section called skills.  I know that this isn’t Real Estate related, but I’m a well-rounded person.  Go to and search on a skill that you have.  Then you will be taken to screen that looks like this: Add each of your skills and they will appear o...
There are many pay-for websites that list every foreclosure.  The issue with these sites is that they don't always tell you which ones are available for the general public to purchase. I created several web pages that have up to the minute information about available bank-owned homes ready for sa...

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Short posts linking to my primary blog on word press.