Monthly Archives: February 2012

Reverse Morgage Info

I joke sometimes and say the only thing that stays the same is in real estate is change.  In today’s real estate market there is always something new to learn and the rules that applied for loans, closing, appraisals, etc. … Continue reading

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100% Financing with Rural Development (RD) Loan – Backed by USDA!

  Looking to buy a home in Central Virginia but don’t have the cash for a 5% or greater down payment, what to do?  Consider the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) backed Rural Development (RD) loan for 100% financing!  … Continue reading

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Yard work this weekend!

This weekend Karen and I will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary.  Pretty cool!  So what are we doing special to celebrate?  We raking leaves, picking up yard debris and getting ready for spring planting at Kamp Karen (our home).  … Continue reading

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Can your home be more energy efficient?

Does your home (old or new) need improvements to make it more energy efficient?  If so, you might want to consider the Power Saver Loan offered by the UVA Community Credit Union.  The Credit Union has also partnered with Local … Continue reading

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Weekend Events

Looking for something fun to do on Saturday before the snow, rain and ice predicted for Sunday?  Head out to Orange County’s  Montpelier and check out the Gilmore Farm and Cabin.  It’s scheduled to be open this weekend. Or head … Continue reading

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Spring Fire Season in Virginia

Today brings the start of Spring Fire Season (February 15 to April 30) to Virginia.  I found the following in formation on the Virginia Department of Forestry web site: “The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers in February

Out showing homes and walking land this week, I came across lots of flowers blooming early this year.  It’s a blessing to encounter flowers in February!  I enjoy working in Central Virginia since you never know what beautiful site you’ll … Continue reading

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BuilderFish

Had a great meeting with Todd and Johathan of BuilderFish.  They remodel and build using green building, againing in place and universal design for  sustainable lifetime living.  Check out and follow BuilderFish.  They brining an interesting option to construction in … Continue reading

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Time to buy seedlings from Virginia Dept. of Forestry

  Need to plant some trees for fall color or perhaps establish a living buffer between you and a neighbor?  The Virginia Department of Forestry sells  Virginia seedlings and you don’t need to purchase 1000’s of seedlings.  Purchase as few … Continue reading

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With Valentine’s Day Approaching, It’s A Great Weekend To Get Out With Your Sweetheart

With Valentine’s Day coming up, lot’s of folks will be celebrating this weekend with thier sweet hearts.  I’ll be working but plan to include a treat or two for Karen.  Perhaps I’ll stop by the BBQ Exchange for some great … Continue reading

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