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For Some Borrowers, It’s Now Easier to Get a Mortgage

Daily Real Estate News |      Thursday, January 16, 2014 Borrowers may be having an easier time applying for a mortgage compared to a year ago. The average credit score for approved mortgages dropped to 727 in December, down from 748 one year prior, according to Ellie Mae, a mortgage technology firm. FICO credit scores run […]

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4 Short-Sale Myths Dispelled

Daily Real Estate News |      Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Several myths persist about short sales. Tracy Mooney, senior vice president at Freddie Mac, dispels some of the following common myths on the mortgage giant’s blog, including: Myth 1: “A short sale is not an option for me because I’m current on my mortgage payments.” Freddie […]

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Prediction: 2014 the ‘Year of the Big Move’

Daily Real Estate News |      Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate, says that several factors in the housing market point to a growing trend of relocation in the new year. More people may be prompted to relocate to areas that offer better costs of living, making 2014 the […]

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Hurricane Sandy Donation Drive

ERA Woody Hogg & Associates is collection items to send to Long Island, NY to reach families most affected by Sandy. Items Needed: BLEACH SOCKS WORK GLOVES RUBBER GLOVES EXTENSION CORDS CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY GIFTS WRAPPED & MARKED AGE APPROPRIATE MITTENS HATS GIFT CARDS TO KMART/WALMART OR VISA GIFT CARDS DIAPERS BOTTLED WATER BLANKETS AND SHEETS and […]

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Pricing a Home in Central Virginia

When listing a home for sale, I prepare a detailed Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for my clients. This report includes Active and Pending listings, if they are available, and listings that have Sold in the past 6 months – 1 year depending on the amount of comparables. 1st – General Property Search. I run a […]

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True Story – I Saved My Clients $375.00

When working with homebuyers, my goal is to ensure that you get the home you want, for the best price with the smoothest possible process. However, there are always things that can come up during a transaction. Here is an example of how I will do everything in my power to get a solution… I […]

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Buyers Want a Bargain? Here’s Their Chance!

A popular real estate magazine posted an article yesterday about the market that I would like to share with you. Click here to View the Article: “Buyers Want a Bargain? Here’s Their Chance!” Does this Apply to Central Virginia? YES! There is opportunity in every market, however the true opportunity is for home buyers to get […]

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Agency Changes affective July 1st, 2012

Virginia Real Estate Law has Changed It has been under debate for years whether or not buyer clients should be required to sign an agreement to work with a real estate agent. I have been using a Buyer Brokerage Agreement with my clients because it explains the duties of a real estate agent to their […]

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Virginia Housing Sales Reach Highest Volume Since 2007

Richmond, Va. – According to a market analysis conducted by George Mason University on behalf of the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service, the continued job growth and unemployment decline in the Central Virginia region, coupled with a draw down in the area’s distressed property inventory, has catalyzed home sales in the Central Virginia region […]

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