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I will sell my car to buy this house states one first time buyer in Virginia.Wow what an unexpected statement in the days of instant gratification and where cars seem to cost as much as houses.   The first time buyer was trying to figure out how to come up with a down payment for his FHA Loan Pur...
Ghosts and Goblins in Occoquan, VA Want to do something different in Prince William County? Visit Occoquan, VA for a fun time. Occoquan is a quaint historical city located off the Occoquan River. Occoquan offers a weekly Farmers' Market and guided Ghost Tours from April to October. The guided gho...
In this week's episode of FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan News, we share some information about 203(k) streamline guidelines. The FHA 203(k) streamline loan is a great loan if you are considering purchasing a foreclosure, bank owned, or a HUD Home in Virginia or Maryland. Visit this website for current HUD...
Why choose Markita Aldridge-Woods of Weststar Mortgage? Because we are cool and we actually close loans on time. Seriously I, Markita Aldridge-Woods, am a senior loan officer with Weststar Mortgage located in Woodbridge, VA since June 2002. Weststar Mortgage is the home of the government loan. We...
It's nice to know I can always count on AR for a little inspiration. After a very tough day in the mortgage business I was completely spent. Today in the business it "seems" like every scenario is a "square peg for a round hole".   Anyway, I logged into AR and on my home page I had moved up on t...
Frying Pan Farm Park located in Fairfax County is a great place to take the kids for a day with the animals.                               On Saturday, my boys and I had a great time riding the antique carousel, visiting the animals at the Kidwell Farm, and even milking a cow. Admission to the pa...
This is nothing like House Hunters on HGTV says a Prospective Woodbridge Home Buyer. As I laughed I replied absolutely not! The first time buyer in Woodbridge, VA went on to say she had watched many episodes and was excited about starting her family's home search but this is not what she expecte...
People do business with people they Know, Like, and Trust. With that in mind, this week I am spotlighting a Realtor that I know, like, and trust to sell your Lake Ridge Home fast, Peggy James with Exit Realty is the Lake Ridge Real Estate Expert. Peggy is a tech savvy Agent. With her marketing, t...
"No I'm not pregnant, my shirt is just too small," was my response to a colleague the other day (or my tummy is too big). I probably should be embarrassed to say this, but I have no qualms about making fun of myself. "Live, love, and laugh" are my motto! Well there goes my self esteem, thanks Deb...
The Short Sale Process is a hot topic in today's Northern Virginia Real Estate Market. In this blog Susan Jacobs, an excellent listing agent with Realty World Select shares all the information you need to know about a Short Sale in Northern Virginia. Here are some tips if you are buying a short s...

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