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Buyer Agent FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on Buyer Agency: Do you work as a buyer’s agent? How much do you charge? What do you do for buyers? Do you work as a buyer’s agent? Yes.  we work for buyers, not for sellers when our client is buying a house. How much do you charge? We charge 3% of the sales price of the house, but this is often …

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Annandale High School Study Committee Presents Report

On Thursday night I went to hear the Annandale Study Committee present their report to an interested audience of parents. Jennifer McGarey and Emily Slough presented several different options the Committee recommended to Fairfax County School Board to address the overcrowding at Annandale High School. This was only half of the study. Another group of parents addressed the boundary changes at the elementary levels now …

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Reading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary Mind

Admit it, when you are looking at house listings you like to see: Pictures Video School Info Transportation Info Square Footage So good listing agents put this info in their listings.  More buyers look and the houses sell for more.  But do you want to pay more? To save money on your next home, look for listings that: Have no (or few, or poor) pictures …

House Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and Cheapskates

Finding the right house at the right price starts with finding the right homes to tour.  This is a list of searches that I’ve found useful for clients looking for houses in Northern Virginia.  Each of these is not meant to be good for everyone, but I hope you’ll find one that draws the RIGHT houses to your attention from the many houses on the …

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5 Highest Priced Home Sales in Northern Virginia in 2010

Here is a list of the 5 highest priced homes to sell in Northern Virginia in 2010. – 1. $10,200,000 This Chateau is top of the list. The artistry is amazing. 2. $9,000,000 This home has a 5 car garage among its many features. 3. $8,250,000 The former home of President Kennedy, this home boasts 12 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and 9 fireplaces. 4. $6,500,000 This …