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If I fell in love with you,would you promise to be trueand help me understand? - The Beatles I am thinking about Richmond VA and how we can be great today.What if a bunch of pastors, spiritual and community leaders got together and agreed on something. It won't solve every problem, conflict or di...
08/21/2017
A Simple Way to Let Your Buyer Clients Know That You Care Sometimes one of the best things you can do as a buyer’s agent is to refer your clients to another buyer’s agent.  Even as licensed realtors, we may find ourselves in real estate markets that we are not familiar with.  The importance of kn...
03/11/2016
5 Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that in 2015 the average starter home price was $189,300.  An FHA loan requires as little as a 3.5% down payment--that’s $6,625.50.  Putting 20% down ($37,860) would allow you to avoid mortgage insurance eve...
02/25/2016
This month’s statistics from the Central Virginia MLS show that over the past year, inventory has gone down from a 6 months supply to a 4.51 months supply.  The average days on the market (DOM) has been reduced from 77 days to 68 days with the average sales price increasing from 96.35% to 96.96%....
02/18/2016
You may not be aware that mortgage rates have gone down since the beginning of the year.  Joni Moncure of Movement Mortgage quotes the estimated payment for a $150,000 house to be around $1,100 per month with an FHA loan, 3.5% down payment and a rate below 4%.  As rental prices continue to increa...
02/10/2016
The role of the Realtor involves educating ourselves on all aspects of the business.  It takes a full-time commitment to the profession to serve the client's best interest.   At the Richmond Real Estate Trends event on October 21st, Michael Lafayette’s presentation reminded us of the importance o...
11/05/2015
I love being a part of this current housing market that’s filled with opportunity for the buyer!  Last week’s decision to keep rates unchanged has only fueled my excitement.  Still, the decision has sparked my curiosity--When will rates go up? When exactly the Fed will move continues to remain un...
09/23/2015
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I am no political pundit, but I do think carefully about our country, the economy and how conservative principles, if carefully enacted, would benefit every individual in our country. Therefore I am more than a casual observer of the Republican race for the Presidency;) Donald Trump has said that...
08/26/2015
One of the reasons that I am drawn to housing is because of its ability to spark positive change in areas that are in need of economic improvement.  I’ve been fortunate to see many areas of our city that were once in decline, now flourish as a result of new housing opportunities.  The constructio...
07/10/2015
The upcoming UCI Road World Championships is just one of two bike-related events that I’m excited about this year. The second is the launching of the Virginia Capital Trail that will take place the first weekend in October.   The completion of this trail will no doubt be a great asset to our city...
06/30/2015
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