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COVID19 – Do I Have To Pay Next Month’s Mortgage Payment?

Q: Do I have to pay my mortgage payment next month? A; Maybe. Maybe not. As you all know, the world wide pandemic caused by coronavirus or COVID 19 has caused many people to suffer immediate financial hardships due to hours being reduced, layoffs, businesses being forced to close, and the chaos that has been…Read More »

Tax Tips – Loudoun Personal Property Taxes

Just a quick note to give you a couple of tips regarding local taxes… In our area, the many services the localities provide are paid for in part by local taxes generated by taxing real and personal property and through the licensing and permit fees required to run businesses, do work on your home or…Read More »

VA Loan Limits Lifted

That’s right. “VA Loans” (these are loans that are guaranteed by the Veterans Administration, and available ONLY to US Military Vets) will no longer have a maximum loan limit! A VA home loan allows veterans purchasing a home to do so with no down payment, an arrangement very difficult to find for a civilian. It…Read More »

The Future of Real Estate… and everything else

Once you are old enough to manage an ipad or cell phone, we’ll recognize you as a potential first time home buyer. At that time your parents will be required to provide you with spying devices. You’ll be encouraged to carry them everywhere; and put extensions in every corner of your home. These devices will…Read More »

How Does a Rent Back Work?

A Sellers Post Occupancy Agreement, more commonly referred to as a “Rent Back”, simply means that the sellers can remain occupants of the home after settlement. The first thing to know is that the term “Rent Back” is slang, and frankly not very good slang, because it gives people the wrong impression. This is not…Read More »

What To Expect When You’re Showing


So you’re putting your house on the market, and you’re not really sure what it will be like to live in a home that is for sale.  Here are some guidelines I give to my clients, I call it “What to expect when you’re showing”. When you’re on the market: PEEPING TOM, AND MARY, AND…Read More »

Thinking of Selling in the Spring?

With the “Spring Market” starting in 15 weeks, many sellers are already behind the 8 ball.  Yes, I said 15 weeks.  In Real Estate, the spring market starts promptly March 1st, unless there is a blizzard delay, in which case, it starts 1 week later.  I’m not kidding.  Check out this chart.  The high points…Read More »

The Truth about REALTOR Awards

What do all those REALTOR Awards Mean?

What do all those REALTOR Awards Mean?I recently was talking to a client, and the subject of professional awards came up.  I told how, when I worked in property management, I had a ton of awards… some were company awards, some industry awards.  Initially I put them all on my office wall.  But then I…Read More »

ISO a HOME…. (February 7th, 2017)

It’s TRUE!  Inventory is SO tight right now… We need more homes to sell!  I have buyers looking for some thing in particular and there is simply nothing on the market at the moment that is the right fit for them.  Any chance you own one of these homes and are thinking of selling? Or…Read More »

Open Houses in Loudoun November 19-20th

Shopping for a home in Loudoun County?   What a lovely day to buy a house!  Check out these open houses this weekend… there are a lot of choices….  CONDO OPEN THIS WEEKEND  ~ Choose from any of the 12 open houses, or go see them all! Prices on these beauties range from $240K to…Read More »