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Real Estate Agent - eXp Realty - VA0225060364, MD638478
Keeping Real Estate REAL for Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and Washington DC.
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It has taken me this long to become emotionally detached from a deal that I was involved in last November to the point where I can now write about it.I met this client when I was on a special duty assignment for the Army Reserve. It was a month long assignment and I made fast friends with this cl...
06/13/2011
Alot of agents asked me how I made my first real estate music video. First, it started with an idea. A friend of my nephew's posted the original "It's Friday" video on his Facebook page. This singular action started my creative juices flowing. Within a day, I created the alternate lyrics for my s...
06/12/2011
I just had these three questions posed to me today: Q: Can a house be sold without an appraisal? A: A buyer cannot secure a loan without an appraisal. The appraisal assigns a value to the home. This value is what the lender will use to determine how much and if to loan the purchase money to the b...
06/09/2011
OK, technically, its not my very first video, but it is my first music video. A couple of months ago, a very annoyingly catchy song by 13 year-old Rebecca Black called "It's Friday" made the rounds on YouTube. The song was so silly, funny, irritating, and liked and disliked by so many, that parod...
06/06/2011
A prospective client recently said to me that they heard that you need 20% down to buy a house these days. My response was a calm, collected, professional-sounding "you only need 3.5% if you qualify for FHA, other than that, sometimes 5-10% is sufficient." This was my response, of course, AFTER I...
04/10/2011
The countdown continues. As of this writing (1:44pm), it seems that the debate hinges on one thing: funding for Planned Parenthood. Democrats are holding fast to continue giving Federal dollars to the organization and Republicans are holding fast to cut funding for it. A measure to keep the gover...
04/08/2011
San Antonio is my hometown. Fiesta always started at my university. Long traditions die hard in Texas, this one never will. Feeling homesick for oysters right about now!Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio, TXViva Fiesta Osyter Bake 2011!  It’s that time of year again to enjoy some great entertainme...
04/01/2011
One of the best things about Alexandria, Virginia is its bike-friendliness. When VDOT/DDOT/MDOT rebuilt the Wilson Bridge, one of the features they added was a pedestrian bridge trail. Some would probably question the wisdom of taking on a 2 mile expanse of bridge over the frigid waters of the Po...
03/28/2011
Its 37 chilly degrees, there's a nice breeze a-blowin' and that can only mean one thing- The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is here! At least the sun is out. But this is Washington folks, and this is how we do it. The National Park Service predicted the peak blooming period for the Cherry Blossom...
03/26/2011
NVAR recently hosted the 2011 Spring Forecast "Recovery to Expansion" presentation which featured renowed economist Dr. Stephen Fuller from George Mason University who spoke about the national and local economy and Barry Biggar, the President & CEO of Visit Fairfax who talked about the impact of ...
03/25/2011
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