The Shortest Distance to a Settlement Isn’t Always a Straight Line

Over the last few weeks three of my listngs using the US Army Corps of Engineers Home Owners Assistance Program (HAP) have finally gone to  settlement.

There hasn’t been anything quick about the first few of these transactions.  One of the biggest reasons was due to the delay in the publishing of the final guidelines and review by Congress.  Since most PCS orders arrive in the summer it didn’t take long to figure out that a number of these transactions were going to be the length of a short sale to complete.

Fortunately every buyer involved in the transactions I was representing in Northern Virginia stayed the course.  In 4 out of the 5 current transactions we were even able to work out all of the details for a pre-occupancy settlement.  Since the HAP program offers different opti
ons on closing it was interesting to see this seller on a HUD-1 this week.



Settlement Statement


With three of my settlements now complete the process is getting smoother.  The real estate specialists at the Savannah Regional Office are easy to reach and the attorney’s representing the US Government are accommodating to work to deliver the funds when needed. 

If you are an active duty military family in Northern Virginia who is eligible for HAP give me a call at 703-346-2213.  Let my experience in working with the Savannah Regional Office and military families in your situation get your home SOLD.


                                   Real People*Real Lives*Real Estate

If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

Military Relocation Professional

Check out www.varealestatetalk.com and www.cjrealtygroup.com for more information.

Integrity Real Estate Group
Real People*Real Life*Real Estate

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia



Comment balloon 9 commentsCindy Jones • January 17 2010 03:02PM


Cindy, Thank you for your willingness to share your expertise... Obviously you are the go-to-gal for military relocation in VA.

Active military or not, when you encounter someone thinking of relocating to the Ft. Bragg or Pope AFB area in NC, please think of us.

We love paying referral fees and promise your referrals will be moved by our truly remarkable service!

Posted by Wayne and Lynda Gomillion (Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC) over 9 years ago


Sounds like you are the go to person for military relocation in Virginia.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

Cindy:  I like that.  Seller:  United States of America.  That's a mighty big client.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 9 years ago

Wayne and Lynda-Thank you for stopping by and I'll keep you on file for potential referrals to NC.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Lou-I'm just one of a number of agents who understand the lingo for military relocation.  The HAP attorney did say I have the most cases she is working with in our area.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Chris Ann-yes it is and a rather intimidating seller at that.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago


It is a great comfort for a buyer and a seller working with you to know that you can navigate the closing trials.  I am going to enjoy our discussion about your expertise in such specialized fields on blogtalkradio January 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PST.

Cosmic Cow

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 9 years ago

Cindy..The HAP program is an amazing program for the military. Anyone in the Military relocating to your area would be very lucky and fortunate to have you as their agent.....:0)


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

Carra-thank you for the opportunity to be including in your radio program.


Hannah-I've been fortunate to assist a number of military families with the HAP program and am glad to be here to help.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments