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Franconia Elementary School Supply List 2011 - 2012   The first day of classes for students at Franconia Elementary School and all Fairfax County Public School students is Tuesday, September 6, 2011.  Many parents and students are anxiously counting down the days until the new school year begins....
Fairfax County Back to School Calendar 2011 - 2012      It is back to school time for students in Fairfax County Public Schools.  The Fairfax County school system will open its doors for student attendance on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.  To help students and parents prepare for the upcoming schoo...
Kingstowne Real Estate and Community Updates   Kingstowne is a striving, suburban community located in Alexandria, VA.  The community is strategically located within minutes of Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, the Pentagon, and Washington, DC.  If your are relocating to Alexandria and would like addition...
5 Common Mistakes of First Time Home Buyers Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life.  You have been preparing for this moment for years and the time has finally arrived.  To help ensure a seamless transition into your dream home, take a moment to review the 5 common ...
Before We Say "I Do" Can I See Your Credit Report?   This is the one topic of discussion that is sure to spark a debate among friends, especially when one of them is engaged to be married.  Should you ask to see your partner's credit report before walking down the isle?  Is this an invasion of pr...
5 Ways to Increase the Odds of Getting a Return Call from a Rental Agent   In recent weeks, I have received several phone calls from prospective renters.  Many have stated that they rarely receive return phone calls when contacting real estate agents about the possibility of renting a property.  ...
5 Home Selling Tips for the Short Sale Seller Short selling a home is not the same as your average 30-day home sale.  With much of the housing industry still saturated with short sale listings, homeowners must take a strategic approach to getting their short sale listings sold in a timely manner....
Stafford Virginia Short Sale Listing - 100 Rolling Hill Court in Towns of Ashleigh    Imagine the possibilities waiting for you at 100 Rolling Hill Court!  This former model is approximately 2,316 square feet and features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 2 half baths.  This home is perfectly priced ...
Can I STOP making my mortgage payments? This is the question that plagues many homeowners today, particularly those who are considering short selling their homes.   In fact, every since the real estate market declined and property values fell below the current market value, real estate agents hav...
7 Key Ways to Avoid Foreclosure Are you or someone you know facing the possibility of foreclosure?  Here are seven ways to avoid foreclosure now.   Reinstatement.  The homeowner pays the total amount owed to bring the mortgage payments current.  This includes all overdue payments as well as the c...

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