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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX 1st Realty
everything in and about real estate in the Roanoke Valley as well as personal updates and local events.



These folks at HMBI just don't care. Apparently they consider themselves a government office or a bank as they were closed yesterday for Veteran's Day. I have a great respect for our Vets, but c'mon, the lenders were working. So now another day has gone by with no response from those yahoos. they...
I am currently dealing with HMBI, our Virginia sub-contractor for HUD concerning a property which I bid on and was awarded the sale on behalf of a client. This is interesting to me: One simple exchange that took place at exactly 4:55 pm EST via telephone a couple of days after overnighting the ra...
Buyers are calling me to get more info about the tax credit extension! This is great news. The credit extension should help the market significantly. I am especially excited about the new $6500 credit for existing homeowners who buy another primary residence. Many of my clients were upset to find...
Judging from my own experience, I noticed that pictures of your property can increase the value of your house for sale. But your photos should be correct and impressive. If you send photos of your home online on your own, you definitely dream of impressing your buyers. It's clear that it’s much b...
The Senate today voted unanimously Wednesday night to extend the $8,000 tax credit for home buyers beyond its scheduled November 30, 2009 expiration date.  The credit would be available until April 30, 2010.  Under the new legislation the credit will also now apply to home buyers who are buying t...
   This list of the most asked questions has been provided to us Akron Ohio Realtors to assist our clients in understanding the changes and time limits on the recent legislation passed and signed by the President on Friday, November 6, 2009. You may contact me or any Realtor in your area for any ...
When Active Rain first came out with the ability to re-blog, I wasn't sure that I liked the idea... I'm always just a tad cautious about new things and need a little time to think about it or get used to it.  Quickly though I realized that others were writing stuff that my clients would or could ...
     There are not all that many roofs that I do not walk on---but one of the kinds I don’t usually walk on is steep metal roofs.  If one thinks back to their childhood---they make slippery-slides out of metal for a reason.  I know there are plastic ones, but they are not nearly as good as metal...
First Time Home-buyer Tax Credit Extended Into 2010!  Plus...A New Tax Credit for Certain Existing Home Owners! It's official. President Obama has signed a bill that extends the tax credit for first-time home buyers (FTHBs) into the first half of 2010. This program had been scheduled to expire o...
"Rich, how much will the seller take for the house? Well, taking the rest of the contract into consideration, the seller will more than likely accept the listing price." Frankly, what the heck else did you expect me to say? Even though some agents ask that question, thats really not what they're ...

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everything in and about real estate in the Roanoke Valley as well as personal updates and local events.