Saturday, October 27, 2007

Make a Difference Day in Loudoun County

Today is Make a Difference Day.
The Ashburn Office of Long & Foster decided we would participate. We raised a little over $225. Several of the agents contributed. We also received a contribution from our title partner, RGS-Ashburn....thanks Michelle!
The money went a long way. I went Target to pick up the goods for the drive. It took me about 45 minutes to collect the items for 6 baskets. What a great place to shop. Many of the toiletries were on sale so I was able to purchase more with my money.
Once I left Target, I went back to the office to assemble the baskets to take to the Holiday Coalition. Pam Jones and Greg Smith were there and they generously offered to help me. We were able to sort through the items and put them in the appropriate baskets in no time flat. We loaded up my car and I was off to deliver my goodies.
You should have seen the activity at the Holiday Coalition site! The parking lot was as full as if it were a week day. There were volunteers on site helping unload cars, writing receipts, building shelving and sorting everything that came in. And boy was the stuff coming in. There was a continual flow of cars.
I spend my workdays helping families find homes and homes find families. I spent an hour of my life today helping six families in need. I love what I do!
There is still much to do this holiday season. The Holiday Coalition is still in need of donations for their holiday "store" as well as volunteers to assist with the set-up, sorting of donations, preparing food and personal care baskets and my favorite,helping families shop.
You can give me a call at 703-726-3421 or contact the Holiday Coalition directly at 703-737-8367 or

Friday, September 28, 2007

Why buy now??

Have you thought about buying a new home? Now's a great time. Buying real estate is no different that buying stocks. Have you heard the expression "Buy low, sell high"? The prices have adjusted downward. For those of us who own homes, it's a difficult pill to swallow, I know. My home is definitely not worth what I bought it for two years ago!

So why buy now? The prices are down. You don't have to waive the appraisal contingency. You don't have to waive the home inspection contingency. You don't have to waive the financing contingency. The seller might pay some of your closing costs. You probably won't be paying more than the asking price.

And then there are the builders. They're looking to get rid of their inventory homes. For many of them, their fiscal years ends in December. Each and every day, I get an email regarding the specials the builders have.

Let me guide you through the maze of buying a new home~Nancy

Friday, September 21, 2007

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

Just a note to let you all know that there will be a Virginia sales tax holiday from October 5th through the 8th for all Energy Start rated appliances including lightbulbs! If you need more information, let me know.