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Interest rates for conforming loans (below $729,750) hit 4.125% today with one point.  It is now time to buy!
08/03/2010
This is a question that comes up constantly from both buyers and sellers.  A short sale is a sale where the sales price does not cover the mortgage amount.  The lender must approve this sale as funds could be due at the closing table.  The sale must be negotiated by a trained professional and can...
07/28/2010
This beautiful 3 level, 4 BR, 4.5 BA home sits on 3 rolling acres in picturesque Purcellville.  The many upgrades make this a perfect home for entertaining.   This home boast over 5500 sq. ft. of living space and an extended 3 car garage To view this listing click on the link below: http://www.2h...
05/31/2010
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Did you know that the military get a  break when they sell their homes. Most homeowners need to live in a house for at least two of the five years in order to claim tax-free profits of up to $250,000 ($500,000 if married filing jointly). But because the military move frequently, military families...
05/31/2010
I attending the Grand Opening of the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University on Friday night.  The building in and of itself is a work of art, constructed out of stone and copper.  That theme is carried on inside with paint colors of purples and metallic coppers.  Artwork, in var...
05/23/2010
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3-10 acre lots available in Prince William County in several communities.  Not listed but developer will co-broke.  Call me for more info. 
05/17/2010
An odd concept unique to the Northern Virginia area that goes completely against common sense, never get in the car of a stranger!!! Yet, hardworking folks in Fairfax County do it all the time.  There are designated areas, which allow commuters to park, and hop in the car of a fellow commuter and...
05/17/2010
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Single family homes located on expansive lots on both the east and west side of Rt. 123 in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Several large PUDS, to include: Fairfax Station, Fairfax Station East, parts of South Run, and Crosspointe.  One of the few communities in Fairfax County that only have residentia...
05/17/2010
Burke Centre, a PUD, or Planned Unit Development, is a community of single family homes, townhomes, duplexes, condo, and apartments located in Burke, Virginia.  The Centre is located approximately 15 miles from Washington DC, off of I495, Burke Centre Parkway, Burke Lake Rd and Route 123.  There ...
05/17/2010
Great renovated END unit townhome just listed in New Lakepointe.  Remodeling underway as I type.  New hardwood floors are in, painting is done and the carpeting will be installed on Tuesday.  Just in time for the first time home buyer tax credit dealine.  Must see the private, quiet home.  Backs ...
04/16/2010
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