DROdio Real Estate Blog

  • Fixing your Credit Score

    Are you interested in purchasing a home, but your credit score is preventing you from purchasing? There are a few things you can do to start to fix your credit score. First, you will want to pull your credit report, from all three credit bureau. You want to go through it and make sure that [...]

  • In the Military? Interested in Buying a Home?

    Are you or were you a military member who is interested in purchasing a home? If you are, you might want to look into getting a VA loan. Below is the eligibility requirements according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligibility Requirements: Have a suitable credit Sufficient income Valid Certificate of Eligibility Home must be [...]

  • Living in Old Town Alexandria

    Old Town Alexandria was originally a Native American settlement that became a major port and part of DC several hundred years ago. It then became part of Virginia back in the 1800s. Old Town has a great water front with docks and restaurants. The area is great for someone who wants to walk to everything. [...]

  • Living in Georgetown

    Georgetown. An older part of DC is home to Georgetown University, restaurants, bars and shops. The cost of living in this part of the city is extremely higher than most. Apartments and condos start renting at $1500, and that is for a studio or efficiency. Row homes/town homes typically sell for over $1 million. Parking [...]

  • Buying a Home in Northern Virginia

    When buying a home in any market, especially in the Northern Virginia are you should seek out the assistance of a real estate agent. This will allow you access and insight to homes that are not necessarily being advertised on the internet or the newspaper. An agent can give you access to properties that just [...]

  • Save the Alexandria City First Time Homebuyers Program

    A letter from Regina Pinkney The proposed budget for the fiscal year 2013, to be reviewed and approved by the Mayor and City Council cut funding for the homeownership program by 84.4%.  For the first time in almost 30 years since the Alexandria, VA Homeownership Assistance Program began, the budget has been cut so low as to practically [...]

  • Why HARP 2.0 is a Lifesaver

    The second version of the Home Federal Refinance Program popularly known as the HARP 2.0, is now reaching out and helping countless Americans to stay in their homes and out of heavy mortgage debts.  This home financing program was backed by the proposal made by President Obama to refinance qualified underwater homeowners, which actually compriesed [...]

  • Economic Updates

    Retail sales rose 0.1% to $400.6 billion in December after an upwardly revised 0.4% increase in November. It was the seventh straight monthly gain and the first $400 billion month for retail sales. Total retail sales for 2011 had the largest percentage increase since 1999, up 7.7% to a record $4.691 trillion. Wholesalers increased their [...]

  • VAR Convention – “REthink” 2009: VAR General Counsel Lem Marshall’s “Legal Update”

    VAR Convention – “REthink” 2009: VAR General Counsel Lem Marshall’s “Legal Update”

  • VAR Convention – “REthink” 2009: VAR General Counsel Lem Marshall on Short Sales

    VAR Convention – “REthink” 2009: VAR General Counsel Lem Marshall on Short Sales



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