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Two new restaurants joining Chefscape food hall in Leesburg News | Ashburn Virginia
Tips on how to make your home office more secure
10 Cybersecurity Tips for Working from Home Keeping data secure when you're working from home is just as important as when you're in the office. Learn more about how to stay safe with these 10 tips from Old Republic Title.
Great Tips for a more Sustainable Home
10 Tips for a More Sustainable Home Creating a sustainable lifestyle starts at home. Check out Old Republic Title’s top 10 tips for a more sustainable home to get started.
New Year New Style!
Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2021 White, granite, and monochrome looks are among design company Wren Kitchens' predictions for the new year.
Ready to make HGTV jealous?!
Home Staging That Looks TV-Ready Buyers expect to see homes that could be showcased on their favorite design shows. Does your listing compete?
How To Buy Your First Home: A Detailed Guide (May 2021) - Millennial Homeowner How To Buy Your First Home. Buying a home for the first time is a BIG deal. This is everything you need to know about buying your first home.
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Sign is up at new Crumbl Cookies location in Ashburn News | Ashburn Virginia
3 Tips for Buyers in Spring 2021 "Here are three tips to get your buyers ready to find a home this year."
13 DIY Staging Tips for Home Sellers Staging your home can be one of the best ways to help it sell quickly. Read Old Republic Title's 13 tips for staging your home to impress buyers here.
fool.com Proposed legislation could make remote notarization legal around the country, which could change how real estate agents close transactions.
What Is Title Insurance And Why You Need It When You Buy A New Home
forbes.com It's more important than you might think.
Always verify wiring instructions verbally before transferring money.
clickorlando.com An Orlando couple lost almost $50,000 to hackers in South Africa.
See why Conusmers First Settlements fits the bill.
forbes.com Need to know what the deal is with title? I spoke to an expert on why choosing the right title agent can make or break your transaction — and how to get it right.
🚨Notice of Fee Changes!🚨
Effective July 1, 2018, the Regional Congestion Relief Fee imposed pursuant to Virginia Code §58.1-802.2 is repealed. The Virginia General Assembly enacted a new fee entitled the “Regional Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Capital Fee” per Virginia Code § 58.1-802.3. The rate for the WMATA fee is the same as the former Regional Congestion Relief Fee which is $.15 for each $100 or fraction thereof of value of the deed transaction. For your reference, here is an excerpt of the legislation:
VA. Code section 58.1-802.3. Regional WMATA capital fee.
In addition to any other tax or fee imposed under the provisions of this chapter, a fee, delineated as the "regional WMATA capital fee," is hereby imposed on each deed, instrument, or writing by which lands, tenements, or other realty located in any county or city that is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is sold and is granted, assigned, transferred, or otherwise conveyed to or vested in the purchaser or any other person, by such purchaser's direction. The rate of the fee, when the consideration or value of the interest, whichever is greater, equals or exceeds $100, shall be $0.15 for each $100 or fraction thereof, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon at the time of the sale, whether such lien is assumed or the realty is sold subject to such lien or encumbrance. The fee imposed by this section shall be paid by the grantor, or any person who signs on behalf of the grantor, of any deed, instrument, or writing subject to the fee imposed by this section.
Another snow days means its time to unleash your inner foodie! Check out Northern Virginia 2018 Restaurant Week (last day is Saturday!). Link below shows all of the participating restaurants. Happy Eating!
novarestaurantweek.com Arlington Area Restaurants Menu Open Table Menu Open Table Menu Open Table Menu Open Table Open Table Open Table Menu Menu Open Table Menu Menu Open Table Menu Open Table Open Table Menu Open Table Menu Menu Loudoun Area Restaurants Menu Menu Open Table Menu Open...
Its just a drill!
vaemergency.gov Statewide Tornado Drill The Statewide Tornado Drill is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. Save the date! The 2018 Statewide Tornado Drill will take place on Tornado Preparedness Day, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 9:45 a.m. (If widespr...
Weekend Fun Alert! Fairfax City will be closing out their Restaurant Week on Saturday, March 10th starting at 9 am.
fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com Post a picture of your experience at Coyote Grille, Dolce Vita, French Quarter Brasserie, Hamrock’s, PJ Skidoos, 21 Great American Bistro, The Wine House one of our participants on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #TakeABiteOfFairfaxCity and you could win a $25 gift card.
The Real (Estate, that is) stars of the Oscars 🏆
quartzy.qz.com From suburban dream homes to sprawling British estates, the nominees have some of cinema's hottest real estate.
Good News for Loudoun County Residents
loudounnow.com The total value of taxable real estate in Loudoun County grew by 6.6 percent to $77.7 billion during the past year, according to an update prepared by Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. The average assessed value of the single-family detached home has nearly reached its 2006 pre-rece
washingtonpost.com You’ve found the home and now it’s time for you to officially own it. The first step in a successful settlement is finding the right title insurance company.
Weekend Fun Alert: Calling all Chocolate Lovers! This Saturday & Sunday the City of Fairfax is holding their annual two-day Chocolate Lovers Festival!
fairfaxva.gov The Chocolate Lovers Festival, an annual two-day festival held on the first full weekend of February, features activities for all to enjoy. In 2018, the festival will be held Friday, February 2 for Liquid Chocolate only from 6pm-8pm, Saturday, February 3 from 10am to 7pm (see schedule of events for....
Don't miss out on the first Super Blue Blood Moon in 152 years appearing early tomorrow morning! The best opportunity to see it will be at 6:45 AM (EST) 🌚
nasa.gov If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a lunar trifecta: a pre-dawn “super blue blood Moon.”
Why purchasing title insurance is a MUST!
Title defects can be very serious, time-consuming and expensive to resolve. At worst, they can result in the loss of ownership. That’s why having title insur...
How will the Government Shutdown affect the Real Estate Industry?
inman.com “The government shutdown will have an impact on real estate transactions should it continue for an extended period of time,” said Mendenhall.
Thinking about selling your home? Now might be the perfect time.
loudounnow.com Loudoun County’s low housing inventory set a record in December, with the lowest inventory recorded in the county in a decade. According to the Dulles Area Association of Realtors, active listings declined for the 30th consecutive month, reaching the record low. At the end of December, inventory
Need a free AND fun activity this weekend? Visit the Village of Leesburg for their 5th Annual Winter Ice Festival this Saturday!
villageatleesburg.com Join us for our 5th Annual Winter Ice Fest and Mega Block Ice Carving Competition! Bundle up and join the FREE fun! See 8 world renowned ice carvers in action as they compete for prizes in this mega block competition. Stroll the boulevard and enjoy music, an iceless ice skating rink, plus warming st...
Predictions from Real Estate leading experts for 2018 👀🏡
washingtonpost.com Supply will continue to be a problem, which will drive prices higher. Mortgage rates will rise but not by much.
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