Archives: May 2011

The Rumble Of Rolling Thunder 2011

Not everyone is packing up the car and heading to the beach this weekend. If you are staying in the DC area then the biggest event is the annual Rolling Thunder Rally. The rally started in 1987 with 2500 motorcycles riding through the streets of DC. Over the years the rally grew and now close […]


When Is A DoD HAP Contract Considered Ratified?

First a disclaimer.  What I’m including in this post relates to the Regional Sales Contract used in Virginia.   Your area may have different terms that relate to contract contingencies. The answer is very simple.  You have a ratified contract when both the buyer and the seller sign all of the terms and conditions of the […]


Want To Change Your Financing After Contract Ratification?

You’ve presented an offer to a seller stating your going to use conventional financing to buy a home in Northern Virginia.   The seller accepts the offer and then within the time- frame allotted in the Virginia Regional Sales Contract you send over an notice stating your are changing to FHA financing. Now what happens? […]


DoD HAP Funding-A $400 Million Shortfall

For those who read my blog you may get the sense that I’m focused exclusively on Department of Defense HAP sales. I admit over the last year I’ve been fortunate to help over 25 military families sell their homes using HAP benefits and I work hard to stay on top of changes and issues with […]


Could I Have Some Of What You Are Smoking Please?

Pass the whacky tabacca, ganja and mary jane my way please oh but hold on the snacks as I’m headed to the beach in a few weeks. Do you ever get one of those laugh out loud, cause you to snort moments when you open an offer on a listing?  It happened to me recently […]


Today Is Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Did you know that in 1984 President Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother’s Day of each year to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day? The purpose of this special day is to thank military spouses for the support they give to their family and other military families, to honor their contributions to the communities where they […]