Melody Visser's Blog Posts

September 2017 Market Update For Loudoun County

The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. It was prepared for the Dulles Area Association

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September 2017 Market Update

The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. It was prepared for the Dulles Area Association

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July 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report Inventory Continues To Tighten Sales Growth Stabilizes

July 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Inventory Continues to Tighten; Sales Growth Stabilizes Prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by the Center for Regional

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Renting Vs Buying What Are The Advantages

The long asked question...when to buy? Is it better to buy or rent?It's probably the biggest expense you will ever have but the pride of homeownership and the benefits that come along with it

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Loudoun County Market Update For April 2017

April 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Home Prices and Sales Soar; Inventory Remains Low prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by the Center for Regional Analysis at

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April 2017 Loudoun County Real Estate Market Update

March 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Sales and Contract Activity Rise while New Listings Lag; Inventory Continues to TightenPrepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by the

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Video Market Update Feb 2017

February 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Faster as Active Inventory Continues to Decline.Prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by the Center for Regional

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One Loudoun Upper West Luxury Living

Today I toured the interactive office at One Loudoun for the new Miller & Smith townhomes called "Upper West". This is luxury & urban living at it's finest. Located right next to the "place to be"

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Video Message Market Update Jan 2017

January 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report  - Loudoun active home inventory at a 12 year lowAshburn, VA – (February 15, 2017) – The following analysis of the Loudoun County,

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Thinking About Purchasing A New Home Check Out Mortgage Plus

Have you been thinking about purchasing a new home? Wondering what could happen if you have to sell at a loss in the down market? There is a new program called  Mortgage +Plus that helps

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How An Agent Can Help Alleviate Stress

Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with a real estate

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Thinking About Buying Soon Make Sure Your Credit Is In Order

There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking about thousands of

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Tackle These Projects In A Single Day

It’s easy to get stressed out just hearing the word “renovation.” You’re instantly thinking of having your home life disrupted by construction debris, cluttered rooms, and loud noises.But

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New Listing Open House Sat And Sun 1 PM To 4 PM Lansdowne

LANSDOWNE HOME - STOP BY FOR A TOUR THIS WEEKEND! CHECK OUT THE VIRTUAL TOUR!Located in Lansdowne this former model home has over 4,000 square feet. Owners suite has a large sitting room and

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Most Common Fees Associated With Buying A Home

Before buying a home be sure to save for these items! Downpayment: Many folks think you need 20% down to purchase a home, that is not always the case. There are all types of options including%

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Video Market Update For June 2016

JUNE 2016 LOUDOUN COUNTY MARKET TRENDS REPORT: LOUDOUN HOME SALES REACH TEN-YEAR HIGH IN JUNEThe following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared for the Dulles

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Loudoun County Transit Has Proposed Changes For The Ashburn Connector

Loudoun County Transit has proposed changes for the Ashburn Connector bus (Route 62) in August 2016. Requested Changes Include:• Remove the northern route along Ashburn Village Boulevard

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A Day At Oatlands Historic House Gardens

Over the weekend I visited Oatlands Historic House & Gardens located in Leesburg, VA. We reserved a spot for afternoon tea and a tour of the historic home and gardens at Oatlands. Tea time

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Things To Do This Weekend

I love this time of year because there are always so many fun events going on. I thought I would list a few that you may want to check out this weekend!ONE LOUDOUN CARNIVAL | AshburnJune 8th  -

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Just Listed 803 Valemount Terrace Leesburg VA

803 VALEMOUNT TERRACE LEESBURG VA | OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 1PM to 3 PMLocated in Potomac Station this former model home has over 2,400 square feet. Enjoy your fenced in back yard complete

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Loudoun County Market Update For April 2016

 April 2016 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Twice as Fast as 2015 with Re-emergence of Seller’s Market prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® based on

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Just Listed 600 Clearwater Court Herndon VA

Open House | Sunday, May 15th, 1PM - 5 PM. Stop By For a Tour!Just minutes from Route 28, Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Airport. This home includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom with fenced in backyard,

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How To Buy And Sell A Home At The Same Time

For more info on buying and selling call/text me at 703-785!

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Moving Check List And Creative Packing Ideas

Moving Check List and Creative Packing IdeasYou’ve bought a house and now you need to PACK. Although this is not a fun task, it gives you the opportunity to go through items you no

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Down Payment Assistance Grant From VHDA First Time Home Buyers

The down payment assistance grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) can help qualified first-time homebuyers obtain funds to buy a home.Program Highlights:• Grant does NOT

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Just Listed 42588 Chisholm Dr Ashburn VA 20148

Just Listed! Open House Sunday, April 3, from 1:30 PM - 4 PM. Check out 3-D tour and pics!Located in Alexander's Chase this three level townhome backs to trees, and private area. Fenced in

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Cost Vs Value Remodeling Trends

Check out this great web site below. It compares average cost for popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets. Check out this year's

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February Market Update For Loudoun County

FROM DULLES AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS | JANUARY 2016 REAL ESTATE REPORTReport Highlights:Loudoun County’s February median sales price of $415,000 was 1.4 percent higher than last year

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Just Listed 23 Hammond Drive Lovettsville

Located in the heart of Lovettsville. Walk to stores and dining and enjoy the feel of small town living. Sit on your front porch or grill out on your back patio. Yard is fenced and includes a

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Coming Soon Alexanders Chase Townhome

Coming Soon! Fabulous townhome in Alexander's Chase - Ashburn, VA. Backing to trees, and private area. Fenced in backyard with deck off kitchen. Bump out on kitchen and master bedroom. Home includes

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January Real Estate Market Update For Loudoun County

FROM DULLES AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS | JANUARY 2016 REAL ESTATE REPORTReport Highlights:Loudoun County’s January median sales price of $439,000 was 7.1 percent higher than last year. 

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10 Things To Think About Before Starting Your Home Search

1. What is your budget/talk with a lender: Talk to several lenders. What are your loan options, what are the closings cost, etc.? Don’t just talk to one lender, talk to two or three, you

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Fannie Mae Lowers Down Payment Needed On Conventional Loans

If you haven't heard  Fannie Mae has lowered the down payment needed for the DC area on Conventional loans between $417,000 and $625,000. That means the $450k -$650k housing price range is

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Top 10 Apps For Homeowners

If you are like me you may need to delete some apps to download a new one but here is a list of cool apps that may come in handy if you are a homeowner!1. IHandy Level - Make sure all pictures and

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Got Financing

Why should I get pre-approval?1. Pre-approval carries more weight when you go to negotiate a deal, especially when there are multiple offers.2. Pre-approval will give you information on the amount

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FOR BUYERS NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR CONSERVING ENERGY

The holidays aren’t only for trimming trees. Low temperatures can bring high energy bills. Learn how to trim your bills by conserving energy. Whether you’re moving into a new house, or you’re

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New HomeReady Program For Buyers

Fannie Mae just came out with a new program called HomeReady. This program offers lower monthly payments and flexible down payments. A few highlights are:1. Lower Mortgage Insurance equals 

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FOR BUYERS TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOU

When you buy a home, you’re paying for more than the brick and mortar. The surrounding neighborhood, climate, and gas prices can all affect the price of your house. Some of these factors may be

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Just Bought Or Sold A Home Now What

From Our Friends At Dominion Law Group | After You Buy or Sell a HomeYour real estate closing is finally done, you’ve moved on to the next phase in life, and are getting settled.  Where

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11 Reasons To Sell Your House During The Holidays

11 Reasons To Sell Your House During The Holidays11.) By selling now, you may have the opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer in the spring, when many more homes are on the market for less money.

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Keep These Holiday Plants Out Of Reach From Pets And Children

Many of us love to decorate with poinsettias and mistletoe but if you have a pet or child that is prone to eating things they shouldn't be sure to keep these plants out of reach.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!There are so many wonderful seasonal events this time of year. I have included some of my favorites below. You can also Visit Dulles-

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What To Think About Before Buying A New Home

When you are ready to buy it is important to sit down and think about the questions below:When driving down the road, what homes catch your eye? What qualities do they have? Have you spoken to

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Tips For Preparing Your Home For Winter

Winter is approaching and although it's not on your list of "fun things to do" it is important that your home is prepared for the cold weather ahead.1. Leaves, Leaves, Leaves - at our house we love

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Just Listed Open House Sunday 1 PM To 4 PM 277 Coventry Square Sterling

JUST LISTED | OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 PM - 4 PM | $195,000 | 277 Conventry Square SterlingThis 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom towhhome has an eat in kitchen area with a private/cozy, fenced backyard. Home

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September Prices Up Across The DC Metro Area Led By 10 Percent Gains In The District

POSTED ON OCTOBER 12, 2015 BY COREY HARTRegion sees double-digit percent gains in closed sales and contractsRockville, MD – (October 12, 2015) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.

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What Is A VA Loan And What Are The Benefits

What is a VA Loan?In 1944, the U.S. government created a military loan guaranty program to help returning service members purchase homes. The result, the VA Loan, is a mortgage loan issued by

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Open House August 9th 1 PM To 4 PM Evergreen Village Ashburn

Stop by for a tour of this gorgeous home located in Evergreen Village just minutes from the Brambleton shopping center! Stop by Sunday, August 9 from 1 PM - 4 PM Open House!This gorgeous

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Beautiful New Listing Open House Sat And Sun 1 To 4 PM Ashburn Village

Open House Saturday and Sunday (25th & 26th) |  43850 AMITY PL ASHBURN, VALocated in Ashburn Village on a peaceful cul-de-sac this home has over 4,000 square feet. Home features 4 bedrooms and.

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Some Great Home Buying Tidbits

I'm currently on the Dulles Area Association of Realtors YPN Committee. This morning we did a webinar with a guest lender, settlement company, home inspector and home warranty company. Although

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Open House Saturday And Sunday Just Listed In Ashburn Village

Just Listed | Open House Saturday and Sunday (17th & 18th) |  43850 AMITY PL ASHBURN, VALocated in Ashburn Village on a peaceful cul-de-sac this home has over 4,000 square feet. Home features 4

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Check Out Some Of Our Newest Listings At Exp Realty

Check Out Some Of Our Newest Listings At Exp Realty. SEARCH HOMES!

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Just Listed And Open House This Weekend Brambleton Townhome

Just Listed!  Open House this weekend | Saturday and Sunday | 2 - 4 PM | 22658 Amberjack Square | Ashburn | VADon’t miss out on this 3 year young Van Metre home. This stunning, light filled,

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New Single Family Home In Brambleton Check It Out

23382 Higbee Lane | Ashburn | VA | 20148 |Open House June 14 - 1 - 4 PM!Best priced single family home in Brambleton! Located just minutes from the Dulles Greenway and Brambleton Town Center. This 4

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Just Listed And Open House This Weekend 20102 Muirfield Village Court Ashburn

Just Listed | Stop by our open house this weekend | Saturday and Sunday | 1 PM - 4 PM (June 6 and 7) Welcome Home! This home is located in Belmont Country Club with over 3,500 square feet. Enjoy

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What Constitutes A Legal Bedroom

Many people ask me  "what constitutes a legal bedroom".  We recently discussed this in our broker weekly meeting so I thought I would share with you below what really does

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14 LCPS SCHOOLS EARN BOARD OF EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD

Fourteen Loudoun County schools have been named recipients of the 2015 Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award.This award is part of the 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for

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Check Out Our Newest Listings At EXP Realty VA

SEARCH HOMES HERE!!If you have any questions about these homes or don't see what you are looking for, we have others. Give me a call/text/email with questions, to schedule a home,

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Just Listed And Open House This Sunday 1 To 4 PM

Open House | Sunday | 1:00 PM -  4:00 PMThe perfect home for downtown Leesburg living. Walk to town, King Street shopping, restaurants, parks, First Friday's and summer concerts. House has

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Just Listed 11814 Breton Court Unit 1A Reston VA Rental

Rental | 11814 Breton Court | Unit 1A | Reston, VAAvailable June 1 don't miss out on this rental in Reston, VA. Listed at only $1,375 per month. Nestled in Reston this 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom

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JUST LISTED 12000 Market Street Unit 241 Reston VA 20190 The Savoy At Reston Town Center

12000 Market Street, Unit 241, Reston, VA 20190 | The Savoy at Reston Town CenterRight in the heart of Reston Town Center this one bedroom and one bathroom condo over looks the outdoor common area

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VHDA Just Announced A 5 Million Grant Program For Home Buyers

VHDA just announced a $5 million grant program for home buyers....Program Highlights: Grant program covers up to 3% of down payment (can only be used for down payment)       ;

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Check Out Loudoun Countys Public And Transportation Road Capital Projects With This Interactive Map

I love this handy interactive map that Loudoun County has. You can see all the active buildings or planning to build public facilities and transportation infrastructure 

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Best School Districts In Virginia

Niche was founded by Carnegie Mellon University students, and provides rankings and information for colleges, communities and grades K - 12.Recently released was the rankings for Virginia

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Open House This Weekend 20952 TIMBER RIDGE TER 104 ASHBURN VA 20147

Stop by and see this just listed condo on Sunday, March 1st from 1 PM -  4 PM. This 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo has been upgraded in every way...Walk in and you will be greeted by

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Dont Forget About Your Tax Deductions As A Home Owner

If you are like me you are thinking “ugh tax season”.  As the W-2’s start to arrive in the mail and you prepare your paperwork  don’t forget you have plenty of advantages when it

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5 Things To Think About Before Buying A Home

BUYERS FIND YOUR HOME HEREGet pre approval from a lender: Talk to several lenders. See who is out there, what type of loan can they give you, what is the locked in interest rate and what are

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Check Out This New Construction In Clover Hill At Emerald Ridge

HOME BUYERS SEARCH FOR HOMES HERE!If you are looking for new construction in Ashburn then this may be the home for you. Van Metre is currently selling townhomes in Clover Hill at Emerald Ridge. I

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What Does Half A Million Get You In Loudoun County

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEARCH FOR HOMES IN LOUDOUN COUNTY CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!Every 6 months or so I like to see what half a million dollars gets you in Loudoun County.  As of today if you

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Modern Sophisticated And Luxurious Apartment Living Tysons Corner

Looking for modern, sophisticated and luxurious apartment living? The Ovation at Park Crest still has available units! This is new construction in the heart of Tyson’s Corner. Step outside the

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10 Acres With Mountian Views Pond And Rolling Hills Build Your Dream Home

Come build your dream home! This beautiful 10 acre property has rolling hills with views of the mountains. Enjoy the large ponds for fishing or just relax and enjoy the serenity. This amazing

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Why Do I Need A Home Inspection And What To Expect

A home inspection usually occurs after the sales contract has been signed by both parties and between the contractual time that has been given. The cost of the inspection varies based on the size of

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Check Out The Real Estate Stats For December 2014

Northern VA Real Estate Stats For December 2014  Statistic Dec YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume 1,398,083,878 up12.7% up43%

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REALTOR Mag 2015 Remodeling Cost Vs Value Less Is More

REALTOR® Mag | 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is MoreREALTOR® just posted the 2015 remodeling cost vs. value. The report shows projects, especially those that enhance curb appeal, remain

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Why Its A Good Time To Buy

LOOKING TO BUY? SEARCH FOR YOUR NEXT HOME HERE!If you are thinking about refinancing, or better yet buying a home, now is the time! Three major things have happened, or will happen, that make it a

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November Updates And Video Market Report For Northern VA

Here is the run down for November real estate statistics in Northern VA:Homes Sold: 2.033 compared to 2,128Active Listings: 8,340 compared to 6,066 in 2013Average Median Sell Price:

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Real Christmas Trees Vs Fake Christmas Trees Which Are Greener

Real Christmas Trees vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which are Greener?By: G. M. FiliskoHow do real Christmas trees and fake Christmas trees stack up when it comes to the environment and cost? We

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Weekend Holiday Happenings

Weekend Holiday Happenings… Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these fun holiday events! ZooLightsNovember 28, 2014-January 1, 2015, from 5-9 pm | Every day except

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Homes For Heroes Working With Our Local Heroes

Homes for Heroes is celebrating its 13th year of bringing savings to our nation’s heroes. The program was created to honor those that serve our communities every day and ensure a legacy of

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October Real Estate Stats And Updates

Here is the run down for October real estate statistics in Northern VA:Homes Sold: 2,521 compared to 2,629 in 2013Active Listings: 9,921 compared to 6,904 in 2013Average Sold Price: 

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Tips On How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests

Tips on How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday GuestsBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: November 14, 2011Is your home ready for holiday visits from friends and family? Here’s how to prepare for

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Just Listed EXP Realty Listings Check Them Out

Want to see more? Here are the links to each:

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How To Clean Up After Thanksgiving In Half The Time

How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in Half the TimeBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: November 1, 2012The Pilgrims were on to something when they planned a Thanksgiving potluck; here are other

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Just Listed 3307 Wyndham Circle Unit 3158 Alexandria VA

Don't miss out on this one! Located off of King Street your new home is just 7 miles from Old Town and Washington, DC, and a half a mile from I 395. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom end unit has an

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Keep Your Home Sale From Falling Apart

Keep Your Home Sale from Falling ApartBy: G. M. FiliskoAfter finding a buyer, all you have to do to make it to closing is to avoid these five traps.Finding a buyer for your home is just the

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8 Tips For Adding Curb Appeal And Value To Your Home

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your HomeBy: Pat CurryHere are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward.Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less

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Annual Leesburg Halloween Parade October 31 6 PM

Don't miss the Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade | October 31 at 6 PM | Details Below"Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade 2014 Each October 31 since 1957, the Leesburg Kiwanis have sponsored

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Weekly Picks Ashburn Farm Single Family Homes

This week's homes come from Ashburn Farm. They are single family homes between $550K-$650K.See something you like? Or want to see others? Give me a call or text to set up a tour 703-785-8203! 

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Interactive Map Of Loudoun County Capital Projects Schools Roads Parks And More

As Loudoun County grows so does our need for roads, schools, parks, transit projects and more….According to the US Census Bureau the estimated population of Loudoun County

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RBI Video Market Report For September 2014

Check out the housing market stats for September 2014.  Search

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Weekly Picks Lansdowne Townhomes

This weeks picks are Lansdowne Townhomes from $400-$500KSee something you like? Text or call me at 703-785-8203 to schedule a tour or to get a list of available homes that meet your search!

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Do Halloween Dangers Lurk At Your Entryway

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?By: Oliver MarksIs your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips.Everyone loves

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Join Us For Lunch And A Free Home Buyer Class November 15th

FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER CLASS NOVEMBER 15TH – REGISTER TODAYNew to the home buying process? Not sure where to start? Then attend this FREE home buyer class. Whether you are a first

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