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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 […]


Our Core Values Include Supporting The Local Community

A large part of the underlying philosophy at Integrity Real Estate Group is giving back to the community where we live and work. At the successful closing of every transaction, whether it’s representing a seller or a buyer, we make a contribution from our commission to a company fund.  At the end of the year […]


DeBunking Another VA Home Loan Myth

Previously I addressed the question “Can I Buy New Construction with A VA Loan?”   Now let’s address buying a foreclosure with a VA loan. There seems to be a rumor flying around that you can’t use a VA loan to buy a foreclosure property.  THIS IS NOT TRUE!  VA eligible home buyers in Northern Virginia are […]


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 […]


Remember The Saying “Leaves Of Three Let It Be?”

Did you ever hear the phrase “leaves of three let it be”? For me I knew it meant a bad case of itching and plenty of calamine lotion was in my future. Recently I’ve found myself saying it when touring homes “staged” by someone without any sense of style. Realtors® please spend a little time […]


VA Loans Still Offering Zero Down For Qualified Buyers

Though you can’t buy a house in Springfield VA for $15,500 anymore if you are qualified for a VA loan you can still buy a home for zero percent down. The reasons service members choose Springfield VA in the 1950’s are still the same reasons to buy there now. Springfield offers convenience to DC, the […]


It Looks Great But Does It Help Your Resale Value?

At least once a week when we are touring  Northern Virginia properties with prospective buyers we see something that leads to an interesting conversation. In this case it was the replacement of the tub and shower in the main level hall bathroom with a fancy claw foot tub.  The tub looked great but it certainly […]


Punxsutawney Phil Can’t Predict The Weather

And I can’t predict the future of the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market.   However I can say the current market seems to be defying the cold weather and heating up old emotions for buyers. Though not all buyer’s today were even considering a new home in 2003 and 2004 they have certainly read what happened.  […]


Foreclosures Don’t Show Up On The Market Overnight

You’ve been driving around your favorite neighborhood in Springfield VA and see a piece of paper in the window that indicates the house in bank owned.   Unfortunately not every house you see with a sign in the window is available to view and in some cases it could be a long time before it is. […]


Big Change To DoD HAP Benefits

Over the past few years the DoD Homeowners Assistance Program has helped thousands of service members sell their underwater homes.  The program has morphed and changed a number of times since it was first implemented.  The latest change is a big one and service members who own homes in Northern Virginia need to be aware […]