Archives: February 2009

What Is Your Home’s Walk Score?

I just came across this awesome tool called WalkScore, which allows you to enter your address (or the address of a home you might be interested in purchasing) to find out that home’s Walk Score. It maps out different places near the address you input and tells you how far...

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What You Get In Harrisonburg for $500,000

Sometimes I’ll watch that show on HGTV about what you can get in a home for different price points around the country. It is quite interesting, and I always think to myself that we have it pretty good here in the Shenandoah Valley. So to prove that you get a...

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New and Improved Tax Credit for Buying a Home

In 2008, Congress passed a law that offered a tax credit of $7,500 to anyone who purchases a home for the first time, up until June 30, 2009. Tax credits are better than deductions. Generally speaking, if you are entitled to a tax credit, you get the full amount, even...

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How to Find Info on Foreclosures Online

The Harrisonburg area has blessedly few foreclosures. (Check out this previous post with a cool map showing foreclosure rates in every city and county in the U.S.) However, if you are interested in hunting for a deal on a property in foreclosure, here is a great post on one of...

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Highlighted Listings on Trulia

We recently upgraded our Trulia membership to Pro status. (See “We Just Upped Our Level of Service to Sellers.”) One great thing about this upgrade is that Trulia is constantly working hard to provide us with better tools to promote our listings, which in turn gives our sellers better web...

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