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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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How’s the Market in Northern Virginia?

“It stinks to be you,” was the  response I got from people at Holiday parties I attended this month.  Everybody knew that the real estate market was down and that I must be having a hard time.  After responding “No, the market is great” a couple of times I realized that people thought I was one of those positive Realtors who liked ads generated by …

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How could School Redistriciting affect Home Values in Southwest Fairfax County?

UPDATED 1/19/11 Just when everyone was thinking that Option D was going to be what the Fairfax County School Board would be considering when voting on boundary changes, LOOK AGAIN! The staff has come forward with yet another recommendation. This is the staff recommendation that will be presented to the Board tomorrow, January 20th. I did not hear about this through Keeping in Touch or …

Charles buys a Foreclosure

Related Posts:Reading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary MindHouse Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and CheapskatesHow’s the Market in Northern Virginia?

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The Blogger Brawl at the Virginia Association of Realtors

The Virginia Association of Realtors is hosting a Blogger Brawl it is a tournament style competition to see which Real Estate Blogs people like (or at least vote for).  I’d appreciate your vote for OurFairfax.com.  You can vote at the VAR Buzz Blog.  Thanks for your vote. Related Posts:Reading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary MindHouse Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and CheapskatesHow’s the Market …