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What Do Snow Forecasts Have in Common with the Value of Your Home?This week the Bristow and surrounding Northern Virginia area have been hearing about an impending snow storm.  This storm was to start Saturday night and go into Sunday afternoon.  Wednesday afternoon forecasts showed the snow's to...
01/12/2019
Starting 2019 with a Fantastic Seller ReviewSelling real estate is what I was meant to do.  Every day I wake up happy to help home owners sell their homes.  Sure there are challenges, as there are in any career path, but rising to them and getting the job is what I do.  You don't get to be a Top ...
01/10/2019
Just Sold in Providence Square on New Year's EveWhen I took the estate sale listing of Unit 307 in Providence Square Condos of Fairfax City in early August, the heirs wanted the condo sold ASAP.  They also had some ideas of what the unit was worth, having been courted heavily by a buyer trying to...
01/02/2019
Are Repair Deductibles on Rental Properties a Good Idea? Looking back on my real estate career, I know that repair deductibles on rentals have not always been present.  I think it must have been sometime during the market downturn that landlords decided it would be a great idea to sign their rent...
12/15/2018
Just Sold:  One Bedroom Condo in The Ponds of CliftonWhenever I meet with a potential seller, in addition to running comparable recent sales, I also take a look at what Zillow and Redfin think the seller's property is worth.  It is relevant to what a seller may or may not expect and what a buyer ...
12/14/2018
Who Says You Won't Sell Your Fairfax City Condo in December?The year end real estate market in Fairfax City and the Northern Virginia suburban area is a true gem that too many sellers will pass by in an attempt to hit the spring market.  Spring is the time to sell, at least, that's the convention...
12/01/2018
There's Still Time to Be Home for the Holidays in Fairfax CityThere is something magical about historic, old town Fairfax City around the holidays.  The clear lights strung on buildings, brightly colored bows and green wreaths need only a light covering of sparkling white snow to feel like you ha...
11/29/2018
Last Minute Settlement Comes Together on a Snow Day in Clifton, VAJust the other day I was pondering places that Amazon employees of Arlington might like to call home.   The word on the street is that the average income of the over 25,000 jobs that will be coming to Arlington with Amazon is going...
11/15/2018
One Bedroom/One Bathroom Condo Under Contract in The Ponds of CliftonNovember and December are my favorite times of year to sell real estate.  Might sound odd to folks who believe the conventional wisdom that spring is the best time of year to sell.  Spring certainly has a ton of activity.  And t...
11/09/2018
The Dreams That Die on the "As Is" HillWhen you hear the words "As-Is," what you hear depends on whether you are a buyer or a seller.  And what a particular client hears may be far from the reality of As-Is.  A property I showed earlier this week was a fantastic example of the dreams that will be...
11/04/2018
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