Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Long and Foster Site now has Foreclosures

The Long and Foster website now gives you the opportunity to view foreclosures that are listed in the Richmond MLS. The site is www.longandfoster.com. When buying foreclosure property it's best to have a realtor and real estate attorney to help you through the process. You will need to inspect the property, insure there are no existing liens, check comparable properties to prepare your offer, arrange for financing and follow up on any inconsistencies or decrepancies that you encounter. Buying forclosed property can be rewarding, but proceed with caution. If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call.

Another Gold Star for Richmond

Three Virginia cities make nation's 'Best for Business' list
Blacksburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond have made Forbes magazine's annual short list of metro areas that are business-friendly in the U.S.Forbes magazine has for the tenth year in a row ranked the 200 largest metro areas according to their business acumen. Cities topping the list have solid job growth, an educated labor pool and low business costs. The calculation also includes tax, energy and office space costs, and takes into account Economy.com's living cost index.Six of the 10 top metro areas are in and around state capitals.Here are the magazine's top choices (in ranking order):
Best Metros:
Raleigh, N.C.
Boise, Idaho
Fort Collins, Colo.
Des Moines, Iowa
Lexington, Ky.
Atlanta, Ga.
Richmond, Va.
Olympia, Wash.
Spokane, Wash.
Knoxville, Tenn.
Best Smaller Metros:
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Iowa City, Iowa
Bloomington, Ind.
Columbia, Mo.
Bismarck, N.D.
Morgantown, W.Va.
Rapid City, S.D.
Greenville, N.C.
Charlottesville, Va.
Blacksburg, Va.
Source: Forbes, Kurt Badenhausen (03/19/2008)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Need help searching for someone to do repairs around the house.

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't know where to turn to hire someone to do home repairs? Look no more. Long and Foster's website, http://www.longandfoster.com/ and http://www.angieslist.com/ are great places to start. While Angieslist requires a contract the Long and Foster Home Services Connection is free. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the home page and find Home Services Connection under the Services heading. Long and Foster screens and qualifies every vendor on the list to insure you get the best service. You can also handle transfering your utilities on this site. So next time you have repairs and no where to turn...check out these sites.