Category Archives: Military Relocation

Always Check The Source Of The Information You Read

One thing about social media is when inaccurate information surfaces it gets spread at lightening speed.  As a Realtor® when I see information that is wrong my hot button gets pushed big time. The biggie I ran across this week was a blog post stating a military service member who completed VA Compromise sale would […]

Relocating To Fort Belvoir? What Will You Find?

Fort Belvoir’s history goes back to the founding of Fairfax County, the settling of Virginia and the beginning of our nation’s history. The 8,656-acre tract along the Potomac River which makes up Fort Belvoir was once part of a land grant from a 17th century English king.  For the next 100 years Fort Belvoir lands […]

Can You Tell Me Where Northern Virginia Is?

It seemed like a crazy question and then I laughed.  The buyer was headed to Fort Belvoir from Arizona they had checked and they couldn’t find Northern Virginia anywhere on the map.  It just wasn’t there. Oh well actually there isn’t a Northern Virginia like there is a North or South Carolina it is just […]

Comparing Lenders Is A Must When Buying A NoVA Home

Are you getting ready to buy a new home in Northern Virginia?  Did you call a lender to get a pre-qualification and say great now I’m ready? Wait are you only going to check with one lender?  Let me give you a real life scenario.  First time home buyers give me a call and are […]

I’m Not Hiding Houses From You-They Just Aren’t For Sale

The great thing about the internet is if you are house hunting you can find dozens hundreds of sites with listings.  The problem is figuring out which of those sites has accurate information and whether those homes are still for sale. When inventory is tight, as it has been in Northern Virginia for the last […]

Can I buy new construction with a VA loan?

The answer is a resounding YES. In the last year six of my clients buying new construction in Northern Virginia have used a VA home loans.   As far as I know there aren’t any new home builders who don’t have a VA home loan option and most of them also offer an incentive to […]

Virginia Grants For Home Modifications for Disabled Veteran’s

The Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) was established in 1972. The VHDA is a non-profit organization which helps Virginian’s purchase affordable housing.  VHDA offers a variety of home loan programs aimed towards first time home buyers and veterans. In addition the offering VA Loans the VHDA also offers “Granting Freedom” to provide funds for […]

Parking Tickets And Northern Virginia Home Buying

DC is notorious for parking tickets. It was reported a year ago a number of the embassies had parking tickets totaling in the 6 figures. Hopefully if you have unpaid DC parking tickets they don’t run that high. But you need to pay them and here’s why. DC reports unpaid parking tickets to the credit […]

VA Loan Limits For Northern Virginia in 2013 Announced

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the VA loan guaranty limits for Northern Virginia starting in 2013.  The loan limits for Northern Virginia have gone up to $843,750.  This new guaranty covers the following local counties: ALEXANDRIA ARLINGTON CLARKE FAIRFAX FAIRFAX CITY FALLS CHURCH FAUQUIER FREDERICKSBURG LOUDOUN MANASSAS MANASSAS PARK PRINCE WILLIAM SPOTSYLVANIA STAFFORD […]

Talking About VA Loans & Supporting Veterans Homeownership

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hangout with Sarah Hill Social Media Strategist for the Veterans United Network.  Sarah as well as team members of Veterans United Home Loans and a few Realtors® nationwide were sharing our experiences and thoughts on VA home loans and how best to help buyers using VA loans get past […]