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Real Estate Assessment time 2012: Welcome to Spotsylvania!

Okay folks, its assessment time again in Spotsylvania county. I love my county, but sometimes I get confused by their reasoning. For example, our local real estate market has been in a downward slide for the past 4-5 years. We have lost at least 40% of our value from 2007. However, my county real estate […]

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Fredericksburg fresh and local fruits and vegetables: Farmers Markets

You might not know it to look at me, but I’m actually picky about my food. I prefer my fruits and veggies locally grown from biodynamic farms that don’t use pesticides. Failing that, I prefer them from the US with an organic designation. Part of that is because I want food with a higher nutrient […]

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Should I get a home warranty?

My buying clients often ask me “should I get a home warranty?” Yes. The answer is yes unless you are: 1) a general contractor 2) an investor who will not occupy the home or 3) buying a fixer upper in poor condition. Why would you want a home warranty? The real question is why wouldn’t […]

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I just joined Exit Realty Expertise!

Just a quick announcement. As of today I am an agent at Exit’>http://www.exitrealtyexpertise.com/”>Exit Realty Expertise in King George! Although I enjoyed my time at Exit’>http://www.exit-fredericksburg.com/”>Exit Real Estate Professionals, I transferred to work with my father in law, Don’>http://www.buysellfredericksburg.com/”>Don Duft, again.

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Why you should buy a home in the Fredericksburg Area right now!

I know that sounds a little pushy, which is not my intent, but after reading a short article in Bill’>http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/businessbrowser/2011/01/22/introducing-fredericksburg-business-insider/”>Bill Freehling’s Fredericksburg Business Insider I felt I needed to provide some impetus. The reason I say this is because the median home price reached an 8 year low in January 2011.

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College Heights, Fredericksburg VA

This is another neighborhood tour in three segments. College Heights is a huge area in Fredericksburg so I felt the need to break up the tour. Take a look and let me know if you have questions!

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What makes people buy homes?

I get this question from sellers all the time. “What makes people buy homes?” There are a lot of options for purchase incentives and they can get a little confusing. I’ll outline a few of them here and talk about consequences.

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How do I sell my home and buy a new one at the same time?

This post goes out to a friend. I actually get asked this question quite often, as many of my clients are upgrading and not just buying for the first time. If you already own a home and want to buy another you have a few options.

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What happens after my short sale at tax time?

This is a pretty common question in the short sale world. Most parts of the country have been hit hard by short sales, and Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania are no exception. If you are lucky enough that your bank does not attempt collection then you are likely to receive a 1099. “What? I didn’t do any work for my bank?” I agree, but the bank is required by the IRS to report any forgiven debt in excess of $600 using a 1099-C form.

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Fredericksburg Restaurant Week 2011

Okay folks, its time again for Fredericksburg’>http://www.visitfred.com/visitors/articles/viewArticle.asp?nav=d&url=/visitors/articles/dining/restaurant_week.asp”>Fredericksburg Restaurant Week! Actually, its a little longer than a week, lasting from January 14th to January 24th in fabulous downtown Fredericksburg!

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