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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
It’s that time of year again when our outdoor decks finally get pressed into service! There’s nothing I love better than a Sunday cook out or family get together on a beautiful summer day but even… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent How To... Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Although we have definitely experienced an economic recovery as compared to the not so distant past, there are still many homeowners that owe more on their home than it is worth. This is a situation that… Read more
Blogged Tue May 20, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Mistakes happen in life and the world of real estate is no exception.  Every homeowner’s nightmare is finding out that somehow a mistake has been made regarding your property line and you (or a previous… Read more
Blogged Mon May 19, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent Property Q&A Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Usually property taxes rank as the second largest expense of home ownership surpassed only by the actual mortgage payment. Like most expenses in life there is nothing we can do to change this fact but… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 28, 2014 by Valorie Ford Home Buying Agent2Agent Home Ownership
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Robert Ranso…, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Hello readers!I have been writing, shouting, Facebooking, tweeting, texting, etc. about now being the time to sell for those looking to move from one property to another.  And while that is still very… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 23, 2014 by Robert Ransome Home Buying How To... Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
There isn’t much that we can do about the first two but today more than ever there are viable alternatives for supplying power to our homes. Renewable energy sources are becoming more and more popular… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 22, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Now that winter is here most of us are enjoying the football season. While the half time festivities are underway take a moment and look at all of that beautiful grass on the playing field. It’s beautiful… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 18, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent How To... Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
If you have tried to buy a home but have discovered that the lack of a substantial credit history is preventing you from being approved for a home loan you are not alone.  This situation is very common… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Valorie Ford Home Buying Agent2Agent Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
One of the great benefits of owning your own home is the ability to save money by refinancing your home loan. Like many things in life timing is a critical component. There are many factors you need to… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent Home Ownership
Robert Ranso…, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Good morning readers!First let me define the term Steering for those who may be unfamiliar.  Steering is the channeling of home seekers to particular neighborhoods, or discouraging potential buyers from… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 3, 2014 by Robert Ransome General Area Home Buying Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
As you probably already know more and more people are installing security cameras in their homes. There was a time that that only the rich could afford this type of protection but today prices have put… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 18, 2014 by Valorie Ford Agent2Agent Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Having a hard time finding good real estate jokes? Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy! Time Saver Salesman: This computer will cut your workload by 50%. Property Manager: That's great; I'll take two… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 11, 2014 by Valorie Ford Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Whether you are in the process of selling your home or just thinking about it you need to know just what it is that attracts today’s homebuyers the most. You might be surprised to find out that what… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 27, 2014 by Valorie Ford Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Being a real estate agent I am sometimes asked questions that may not exactly be my area of expertise. It reminds me of the story about the man that went to a podiatrist with an aching back. The doctor… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 25, 2014 by Valorie Ford Home Buying Agent2Agent Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Many homes have one or more casement windows (that’s the kind that “crank” open and closed) that are very hard to use. For some reason they are stiff and require a lot of strength to operate. Discovering… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 25, 2014 by Valorie Ford How To... Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
There are a lot of beautiful older homes in Charlottesville and if you live in one of them there is something that you should do. Lead based paint has not been sold in the U.S. for many years but older… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 25, 2014 by Valorie Ford How To... Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Have you heard about the newest cleaning sensation? Well, maybe it’s not that new but it’s definitely making a comeback! Microfiber cleaning cloths are awesome. They are even used in hospitals where… Read more
Blogged Mon Feb 24, 2014 by Valorie Ford How To... Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Lemon is a Natural Bleach Now you know why many of the dish liquids on the market advertise lemon as one of the ingredients in their product. Lemon is fantastic at dissolving the built up soap scum in… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 21, 2014 by Valorie Ford Going Green How To... Home Ownership
Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Did you know that you can use a felt tip marker to hide deep scratches in your wood furniture? It’s very easy to do and the only trick to it is to match the color as closely as possible. I suggest visiting… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 21, 2014 by Valorie Ford Remodel & Renovate How To... Home Ownership
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Valorie Ford, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
I can remember when I was a child going into the basement and seeing some mold at the bottom of the wall in one of the corners. I told my mom about it and she said “Just don’t touch it”. Things have… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 20, 2014 by Valorie Ford Quality of Life How To... Home Ownership
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