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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 […]

Happy Armed Forces Day 2012

Today is Armed Forces Day. Created on August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. The day was created to replace the separate days celebrated by each branch of the […]

SOLD-Woodbridge Home With The Assistance Of DoD HAP Benefits

This morning we went to settlement on our waterfront townhouse listing in Powells Landing in Woodbridge VA.  The owners of the home had left the area on PCS orders in 2009 and were eligible for the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP). The owners contacted me after reading a number of blog articles I […]

Kings Park-Now and Then

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” at least that’s what Alphonse Karr is credited with saying sometimes in the 1800’s. The phrase came to mind when looking at an original ad for the Kings Park neighborhood in Springfield VA recently (click ad to see larger) In comparing the ad to a […]

Rolling Valley-West Springfield Hot Spot

Rolling Valley in West Springfield is currently one of the most active neighborhood in terms of listings, contracts and sales in the West Springfield (VA) area. Why do I call it a hot spot?  As of today (April 17, 2012) there have been 25 listings in Rolling Valley for the year.    There have been 7 […]

Active Listings Are Down But Check Out DOM

Market Update for Springfield VA Zip Code 22152 DOM is Realtor® speak for Days on Market. I’ll admit I’ve been slacking off from posts over the last month.  Mainly because the team is busy and also just came back from a Real Estate Technology Conference in Atlanta GA.  Started off this morning by taking look […]

Should I Wait Till Spring to List my NoVa Home?

It’s winter, it’s cold and the thought of putting your home on the market when it gets dark before 5 PM seems daunting.  It’s a conversation that is repeated many times during the winter months with prospective home sellers in Northern Virginia.  Let’s just wait until the spring when there are more buyers looking for […]

Are PCS Orders A Hardship For A Short Sale?

It’s a question asked frequently by military families stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Quantico MCB, the Pentagon and other installations part of the Military District of Washington. Last fall the Fannie Mae issued guidelines to include Permanent Change of Station (PSC) orders as a hardship. A hot line was (877-MIL-4566) created for service members to be […]

New Ft. Belvoir Wounded Warrior Homes

This past week two prototype homes for injured US soldiers. were unveiled at Fort Belvoir. The two homes called the Freedom and the Patriot Homes are the first houses developed as part of a collaborative project between the Wounded Warrior Home Project, the Department of Defense and Clark Realty Capitol. The mission of the project […]

A Quick Way To Find Military Housing Info

Half the fun of a PCS move is wondering if you can get base house and whether you want to get base housing based on what is available.   There is now a website that takes some of the mystery out of what you might find at your new installation.   If the housing is handled […]