VA Loans Harder to Get?

VA Loans Harder to Get?

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the New York Times, it may be harder for veterans to get loans in today’s lending environment.  V.A. loans have long been an excellent opportunity for vets to buy a home with little or even nothing down, but major lenders like Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, are now refusing to offer […]

What is the crime rate? How do I find a “safe” neighborhood?

What is the crime rate?  How do I find a “safe” neighborhood?

March 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the things that is frustrating to both clients and Realtors is that we are prohibited from commenting on whether or not a neighborhood is “safe” due to Fair Housing Laws. (See article “What Real Estate Agents Won’t Tell You.”)  The web, however, fills that void nicely with a variety of tools, and now […]

Where is “Northern Virginia”?

Where is “Northern Virginia”?

January 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re relocating to “Northern Virginia” (often referred to locally as “NOVA”) you may be wondering where, exactly, that is.  Of course generally, we know people are referring to the northern end of the state, but just how far south and west does it include? It depends whom you ask.  For real estate statistical purposes, […]

Should I be looking at short sales if I’m relocating?

Should I be looking at short sales if I’m relocating?

January 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In our market, like many others around the country, you’ll find an abundance of short sales amongst the homes listed for sale. In particular you’ll find a lot in the outer suburbs, including near Fort Belvoir and Quantico. If you’re PCSing to the Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia area, should you be looking at short […]

Client Testimonial

December 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s such a privilege to help clients during a transition as important as buying their first home.  It’s even more delightful knowing that they appreciate my help and recommend me to friends, as is the case with Dan & Beth, a Navy couple whom I recently helped as they sought to buy their first home. […]

City vs County: Falls Church City, Alexandria City, and Fairfax City

City vs County: Falls Church City, Alexandria City, and Fairfax City

December 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Learning a new city or county can be overwhelming enough, but to add insult to injury, here in Northern Virginia we have: Falls Church City AND Falls Church in Fairfax County Alexandria City AND Alexandria in Fairfax County Fairfax City AND Fairfax County It’s critical to know which area you’re talking about — services and schools are provided […]

PCSing to Virginia?

December 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

We’re currently building out this site.  Contact us with information you would like to see here!  Our hope is that we are able to provide you with helpful information about PCSing to the greater Washington, DC, area including the Pentagon/Navy Annex, Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, Quantico, and other military installations.  We will be adding information […]

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