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Erick Blackwelder shares his 29 years of experience in real estate and lending, helping over 2,000 nice folks buy and sell houses.
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A new trend in home building and home renovations has come into full swing in the first two decades of the 21st century, the demand in the market for multigenerational homes.  Home builders across the fruited plains are adding new floorplans that offer main level master suites in markets like the...
08/08/2019
You want to buy a new home in Northern Virginia, and you want to know that you have gotten the best deal possible.   Erick Blackwelder has helped over 300 nice folks like you purchase new homes over the past 30 year.  Erick's clients got the best prices, the best terms, and the most concessions p...
08/05/2019
Bob and Kathy enjoyed raising their kids in their lovely single family home in Lake Ridge home that they bought in 1992, with $37,000 down payment, and a 9.5% loan.  Over the years they refinanced their mortgage to 5%, then to 3.25% on fifteen year loans as rates fell. The kids were grown and gon...
07/31/2019
You will find a lot to like about the Shores Club at Potomac Shores.  The Shores Club is a bustling hub of activity all year 'round for the residents of Potomac Shores.    The two main buildings are the Social Barn and the Fitness Barn.  The Social Barn gives you roughly 2,800 square feet of spac...
07/25/2019
Tom and Janet were referred to me by Sarah.  Sarah was referred to me by Ed and Sharon.  I helped all of them buy homes in River Oaks, a lovely community at the southern end of Woodbridge. After six years in River Oaks, Tom and Janet were ready to move to their dream home... a modern log home, on...
07/16/2019
You want a newly-built home, or perhaps you have a home built for you right now.  It's exciting to watch a bare patch of dirt get transformed into the site of a new house, built especially for you.  You chose the flooring, you chose the cabinets, and the tile, and the counter tops.  Your new home...
07/15/2019
If you are a military veteran with at least 180 days of service, active duty, reserves, retired, or you were honorably discharged after a few years of service, you are eligible for a VA guaranteed, zero down payment ($0) home loan. Because the loan is guaranteed by the Veterans Administration, th...
07/10/2019
You have likely helped your fair share of families with children get homes surrounded by neighbors with kids.  I am working with a lovely lady named Elanor and her daughter, Morgan.  Elanor and Morgan identified one particular street, and one particular cul-de-sac, where almost every house had Mo...
06/28/2019
A neighbor, Frank, trolls the REO market, looking for bargains to buy, fix, and flip.  He's pretty good at it.  He always pays cash for the houses and the removations.  His contractor can take a house, update the kitchen, baths, tear out walls to make it an open concept floorplan, install new woo...
06/27/2019
I've worked with over 1,500 home buyers over the decades, and early on in my career I discovered that by the fourth house, the first house was all jumbled in their heads.  In their minds, the first house had features from the second house, and vice versa.   Then an old-timer gave me a simple tool...
06/25/2019
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