Should You Replace Your Windows?

One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. When they are well maintained they have a positive impact on the impression potential buyers will have of your property. The opposite occurs, of course, when your windows look old and worn. So does that mean you should replace your windows? That depends […]

Parkway To Be Repaved – H@$$ Freezes Over

Patch reports that Fairfax County Parkway (or whatever it’s name is going to be) will finally be repaved, now that it’s a primary road and eligible for federal funding. Here’s the report: The Virginia Department of Transportation will repave 24 miles of the 32-mile, six-lane Fairfax County Parkway between Route 7 in Dranesville and Rolling […]

Big Johnson Reminder!

If you were planning to enter the Big Johnson Co-ed Basketball Classic, now’s the time! All the brackets are set, all you have to do is go to the links below, create your entries (if you haven’t already) and join the Big Johnson group using the password kimsentme.   Mens Tournament:  http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/frontpage Womens Tournament:  http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket-women/en/frontpage […]

Trulia Has Unicorns, Too

In her post “Zillow and Unicorns” on February 25, Kris Berg in San Diego analyzed the so-called “active listings” showing in Zillow in a particular zip code on a specific day. I urge you to read her piece because it will go through a lot of stuff you would like to know, so I don’t […]

FHA Fees To Increase April 1

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Monday that the cost of mortgage insurance for Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-guaranteed mortgages will increase on April 1, and again on June 1, 2012. The increase is necessary to protect the FHA’s mandated reserves, and, potentially, encourage the return of private capital to the national […]