Tag: VA

A Government Shutdown and Your FHA, VA, or USDA Mortgage Loan

updated: seems there’s been a reversal on FHA mortgages, as first mentioned by Marianne Washington of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Certainly you’ve heard about this whole idea of a government shutdown. Regardless of your feelings on the issue, PLENTY of home borrowers and home sellers need to know what to expect moving forward. Several types of mortgage loans are backed by the United States Government, including FHA, VA, and USDA loans. If you are a borrower currently under contract on a property and have applied for financing under one of these mortgage programs, you are most certainly going to be …

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Where Are You Voting, Christiansburg?!

It’s the day before election day in Christiansburg, but do you know where you’re voting? From this press release, dated April 29th (links and bolding are mine): Montgomery County, Virginia – The Christiansburg Town election on May 4, will be held at the Christiansburg Armory, 15 College St., Christiansburg. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens will be voting to fill three open seats on the Christiansburg Town Council, as well as the position of Mayor. There are five candidates on the ballot for Council and two for Mayor. For candidate information, visit MontgomeryCountyVa.gov/vote. If …

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Blacksburg Schools

As we head into the last half of the grade school year, you might need information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Here’s how to contact the local schools in Blacksburg, VA – thanks to education.com for the data. [schoolsearch city=”Blacksburg” state=”VA” groupby=”schooldistrictname” output=”table”]

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Radford Schools

As we head into the last half of the grade school year, you might need information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Here’s how to contact the local schools in Radford, VA – thanks to education.com for the data. [schoolsearch city=”Radford” state=”VA” groupby=”schooldistrictname” output=”table”]

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Christiansburg Schools

As we head into the last half of the grade school year, you might need information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Here’s how to contact the local schools in Christiansburg, VA – thanks to education.com for the data. [schoolsearch city=”Christiansburg” state=”VA” groupby=”schooldistrictname” output=”table”]

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“Best in the New River Valley” series – Part 3

The Best in the New River Valley series continues today!  We had fun with Part 1 and Part 2, and this time we introduce Mike Eggleston, the New River Valley’s #1 real estate agent in 2009 as voted by Roanoke Times readers. Don’t forget to vote!  Voting is now open at The Roanoke Times‘ website, or by clicking through on this link, and the deadline to cast your vote is February 14th. Disclaimer #1 – your participation entitles you to nothing but our undying admiration. And – we hope – perhaps a chuckle or three. Disclaimer #2 – thank you for thinking so …

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Welcome to Single Property Websites

Single property websites, now live and only on NRVLiving.com! The video below talks about the site, how it’s laid out, and what buyers – and sellers – can expect to find.  I’ll be working on NRVLiving.com/Properties over the next couple of weeks to finish things up, but I was so excited about getting this going that I had to share. Several people I’ve shown this to have asked the same thing – “what’s the point?”. One of my goals in real estate is to provide as much information as possible to buyers and sellers alike, and as home buyers are …

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First-Time Buyer in Pulaski VA? There’s $1 million Available For You

That’s right, $1 million has been set aside to help first-time buyers ease into the Pulaski VA real estate market.  From WSLS.com: The Virginia Housing Development Authority has set aside $1 million for the town of Pulaski for a reduced interest rate housing program. Home buyers who qualify for the loan will receive a one half percent reduction in the standard VHDA interest rate. To qualify, households must have an income between $34,500 and $46,000. “A lot of people are looking for housing already and this just gives them a chance to get a reduced interest rate,“ said Pulaski Town …

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Condos in Blacksburg A Mixed Bag

As reported in The Roanoke Times this weekend: “The town of Blacksburg saw 30 condos sold during the first nine months of 2009, down from 49 during the same period of 2008, a reduction of 39 percent, according to figures real estate agent Jeremy Hart pulled from the Multiple Listing Service, a real estate database. Hart said he would be cautious about recommending either of the stalled projects to clients. ‘There’s an oversupply [of condominiums in Blacksburg], financing is tough to get, and people are more carefully watching their money,’ Hart said.” You can read the full article here. I …

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