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Real Estate Agent - eXp Realty - VA0225060364, MD638478
Keeping Real Estate REAL for Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and Washington DC.
Its time for back to school again, can you believe it? I've provided some school calendars here. ARLINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2008-09 School Year Calendars 2008-09 Calendar 2008-09 Calendar - Color PDF (pdf) 2008-09 Barcroft Elementary School Calendar (pdf) High School Continuation Program (pd...
In today's market, real estate professionals all over the country are advising their clients to have their home professionally staged. Staging is arranging the furniture and accessories in such a way that everthing is appealing to the eye. Some stagers will use the furniture you already own and e...
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Nation's Capitol! There is nothing like celebrating Independence Day in Washington DC! If you find yourself here during this great holiday, you should make it a point to check out the goings on downtown. This annual celebration just keeps getting better year after...
Commuting in Virginia One of the biggest concerns newcomers have when they move to Virginia is commuting. Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area is the seventh worst metropolitan area for commuting times according to Forbes Magazine. AOL Find a Job rates it #3. Either way, the area consistently ...
So you're going to buy a house in Virginia. You'll save money by working with the Seller's agent right? After all, she doesn't have to split her commission with a buyer agent, so she'll be willing to cut her commission, and you'll get the house for less. Many buyers take this route when purchasin...
I have been living in the DC area now for almost 12 years. Every year, one of my favorite things to do is to take the short trip down to Skyline Drive, in the Shenandoah National Park, and spend time in the sun. Yesterday, the weather was perfect for just such a trip. We left the house at 1pm. Ki...
****Note, the following blog post has been modified to reflect the updated status of this project**** Hi Everyone! I just attended a meeting at the Springfield Golf and Country Club about the update on Springfield Town Center. For those of you that don't know about it, Springfield Town Center is ...
I'm going to break from the usual format and talk about what I did this weekend in DC. My spouse and I braved the cold and rainy day and participated in the First Annual Washington Post Hunt. This event can best be described as an intellectual scavenger hunt of sorts. This event has also been goi...
Short sales. Before I entered the real estate industry, selling short meant selling a security that you didn't own and repurchasing it later at a lower price. But the phrase as it is most commonly used now refers to what happens when the lender discounts the payoff it is owed on a home. In other ...
Hello fellow professionals. I am glad to be a part of this community.  My services include alot of "extras" for my clients. I try to look at the whole person, determining wants and needs is sometimes not enough. Getting to the root of a want or need, often a tightly held value, can be the key to ...

Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch

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