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Good News From VHDA on DPA The Virginia Housing and Development Authority Down Payment Assistance Grant funds are available starting Monday March 14th. These are the main qualification points:> Only Virginia property addresses> Income Limits apply, and income for all household members must be inc...
03/13/2016
 Once again we are reminded of the potential problems associated with real estate agents conducting Open Houses. Even if homeowners and agents take the usual security and safety precautions, criminals can still find ways to steal and commit other crimes at Open Houses. In this case, the burglar s...
03/10/2016
 I usually don't use " Coming Soon" riders to generate interest because many sellers don't want to deal with drive byes and/or people knocking on their door before they are ready, but in this case, the sellers want me to use it. These sellers want to price to sell fairly quickly. They are finishi...
03/09/2016
 When working with buyers, many times they'll see a new listing come up, and then I'll get a text message within 30 minutes. " Can we go see this one this evening" ? I usually respond with something like " Let me check it out and see what show instructions are". I usually have my buyers criteria ...
03/03/2016
Virginia Homebuyers  Mortgage News That You Can Use.  Here are some homebuyer flexibilities you may not be aware of for conventional mortgages:          Residence buyers can make just a 3% down payment with no/or reduced monthly mortgage insurance to $417,000 loan amount   Residence buyers can ma...
02/22/2016
 If you're considering buying in Lovettsville VA, but you work in Washington DC, there is a MARC commuter train station just across the Potomac River in Brunswick MD. Residents on the North and West sides of town usually prefer using the Brunswick station. If you happen to live on the Eastern sid...
02/13/2016
 I have a listing I went to put a sign rider on yesterday, but the rider said "NO DOWN PAYMENT". I didn't like that because technically there is a down payment, but it's financed. So I added " LOANS" to the rider. This morning I decided that that's still not 100% accurate. So I've been trying to ...
02/11/2016
 I'm currently lining up locations and qualified speakers for my 2016 schedule for Free First Time Homebuyer classes. If you think you will be a first time buyer, a buyer who hasn't owned a house in the last 3 years, or a buyer planning on buying in a Federal Targeted Area, there are several bene...
01/31/2016
 Lovettsville VA is convenietly located in Western Loudoun county VA. It offers activities for every type of lifestyle. Today, I'll focus on hiking. Just West of Lovettsville is Neersville VA. Just take 287 S towards Purcellville, to 9 W towards Hillsboro. Then turn right on Harper's Ferry Rd whi...
01/18/2016
  I've been working with buyers that are looking for land to build a house on. One of their criteria is the view. Mountain views preferably. Elevations can be deceiving, and many times properties that appear level, have great mountain views. The drive from Point of Rocks MD on Lovettsville Rd goi...
01/12/2016
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