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Being Part of  NeighborhoodWhile finishing a late lunch yesterday, my door bell rang.  I could not get there as fast as I wanted, but I'm sure the cat that was sitting in front of the storm door peering out did.  What I walked up to see was two young boys on my sidewalk, pointing to a snake on my...
11/08/2020
The Eve of Buying Her Very First HomeYesterday I shared the story of helping former neighbors and lifelong friends through the multiple offer situation on their home.  Today I bring you the story of a short-term neighbor that became my friend during a stint in the rental across the street from my...
11/05/2020
Just What the Doctor OrderedLast night, while my stomach was churning over the potential destruction a Presidential election could cause, I managed to put together a multiple offer package for this duplex in Fairfax City.  It was my pleasure to present to the seller all four offers on her home, w...
11/04/2020
Well Maintained Duplex in the Heart of Fairfax City Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $375,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,397 sqftLot: 6,161 sqftYear Built: 1955MLS #: VAFC120634 Location 10646 Maple StreetFairfax, VA 22030USA Chris Ann C...
10/31/2020
Thriving in a Crazy YearToday I was happy to accompany buyers to a closing.  It was a closing that almost didn't happen, but not for anything in this particular deal.  It was my clients' home sale that was troubled because of a buyer having underwriting issues with her loan.  Six weeks delay in t...
10/28/2020
Gagging at Gnats and Swallowing FliesThe moment of pure insanity you are about to read is brought to you by COVID.  Never in my life have I seen so many people, smart people, abandon common sense to squelch the fear they have been fed about a novel virus.  I'm not going to pretend like COVID didn...
10/25/2020
"I Can Explain It to You, I Can't Understand It for You"Another day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market, another offer submitted for a buyer client to be piled on the mound of offers the seller will receive.  Every buyer has to go through a learning curve when they enter the market, eve...
10/23/2020
Outstanding Price for a Great Location Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $479,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,895 sqftLot: 5,100 sqftYear Built: 2003MLS #: VAPW501424 Location 14312 Fallsmere CircleGainesville, VA 20155USA Chris Ann Clela...
08/08/2020
Just Sold in Manassas $11,000 Over List PriceWhen I first introduced 9400 Abingdon Court to the market, I have to admit that I was a bit nervous.  There was no doubt we were in a seller's market, but I was dealing with a forty-nine year old townhouse that was very nicely updated, but there weren'...
08/08/2020
Just Because It Is a Seller's Market...The level of frustration for buyers in the current Bristow/Gainesville marketplace is through the roof.  So many buyers for every listing that comes up on the market means that there are often five or more buyers knocking each other out to win the home.  Clo...
07/15/2020
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