Posts Tagged ‘Information for homeowners’

Power plans upset Brookside community

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

  Power plans upset Brookside community  Tuesday, May. 5 | By James Ivancic Carrie Kane, left, and Susan Weisenborne were among residents of the Brookside community who visited neighborhood sites that would be impacted by an electrical upgrade route option. Fauquier Times photo/James Ivancic Residents of the Brookside community and others facing the prospect of […]

Proposed Power Line Status Update

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Proposed Power Line Status Update This is a summary of a letter I received.  It provides a proposed power line status update on Dominion Power’s proposed power line towers and summarizes the long road ahead . . . . At the last update, the legislative effort to direct the proposed power line route to one that would […]

The Federal Reserve and Interest Rates

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The Federal Reserve and Interest Rates “The much anticipated Fed meeting just finished up.  The expectation since the beginning of the year was an interest rate increase by April. That is not happening. The Fed is saying they will remain diligent on watching this. However everyone expects a rate hike THIS year. Possibly by June-September. […]

Dominion Power Lines

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Dominion Power Lines The area residents are abuzz with the anticipated application in the first quarter of 2015 detailing where Dominion Power intends to place their new power lines. The current application will affect Fauquier, Prince William and Loudoun counties. The Gainesville to Haymarket 230 kV Transmission power line and Substation Project is to augment […]

Real Estate Grantor Tax

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Real Estate Grantor Tax Changes to Real Estate Grantor Tax – July 01, 2013. This will affect Seller’s! The Virginia General Assembly agreed with Governor McDonnell’s proposal on April 03, 2013 to partially fund transportation improvements in Northern Virginia with a 150% increase in the real estate grantor tax. This tax is a burden to […]

Steps to Obtain a Mortgage

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Steps to Obtain a Mortgage Today’s stricter lending environment means that processing a mortgage application is more complex than ever. Given the number of steps that lenders, underwriters, and mortgage insurers must all complete before home buyers truly have their financing in place, the buyer can often feel exhausted and frustrated during the process. To […]

Buyer Representation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Buyer Representation What is it and why does the type of your representation matter? How we practice real estate has changed quite a bit over the years. I often go meet with customers who don’t have a strong grasp of what agency means and why it is important to understand how it applies to them. […]

Lighting Your Home

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Lighting Your Home Ever wonder how to determine how much light is recommended to sufficiently light a room?  Well I have, so I did some research and found there is actually an easy formula to determine how much light will be needed.   What a great way to narrow down light fixtures before you start, right? […]