Sometimes You Have To Kiss A Few Frogs

Happy New Homeowners
I doubt that either of these two terrific people ever had to kiss a frog in their lives but they certainly learned that when it comes to looking for a new home that you do have to look at a few frogs before you find your prince.

In this case we found a few homes that frogs would definitely love.  A little bit Kissing Frogof water in the basement, overgrown yards and a few bugs for sustenance.  However as with any house hunt you just have to keep on looking.  We named a few of the houses along the way "granite house", "squishy basement house" and "overgrown yard house."  In the end we found just the right house and yesterday it became theirs.

With a little bit of paint (who doesn't love a camouflage basement), carpet cleaning and a new refrigerator this home will be a gem.   The home even got the parents approval, an important piece of the puzzle.  Thanks to a VA loan, a cooperative bank (foreclosure) and an listing agent who stayed on top of their side of the transaction, we went from contract to closing in 3 weeks.

So another foreclosure in Prince William County is off the market and in good hands.  Congratulations you two and may you have many happy years in your new home!




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Comment balloon 13 commentsCindy Jones • June 21 2008 07:54PM


Wow! What a happy story! I've never heard of a VA loan closing in just three weeks. Great job!

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Wow, a foreclosure with VA financing in 3 weeks?  You are one incredible agent, Cindy!

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) almost 11 years ago

Great job and wonderful couple.  Glad your market has a handle on it.  Keep it going and make sure everyone knows you are the professional and that you know your market.

Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Cindy ... what a nice blog. Well crafted and to the point. And what a happy point! These days it's nice to hear a good success story. It made me smile!

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) almost 11 years ago

I love it when things work out!  Great story.  I am sure they will be happy in there new home.

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) almost 11 years ago

You must have a great mortgage person, and/or great buyers to get your loan done so quickly, especially a foreclosure.

Have A Great Day and Contrats!

Posted by Doris Freeman, Broker/Agent, Realtor, Madison-Gibson-Crockett (RE/MAX REALTY SOURCE) almost 11 years ago

I'm glad to see you had success. I'm forging the same path in the same county and have come across some of the same challenges. We'v been close a couple of times, but no prince. We got beat out on one contract. Multiple contracts in this market? Yes, occasionally.

Posted by Craig W. Barrett, Hughesville MD Real Estate (RE/MAX 100) almost 11 years ago

Congrats to you! I love "you have to kiss a few frogs" which if you don't mind, I will probably use!

Posted by LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet) almost 11 years ago


Congrats!!!  The analogy is very funny.

Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) almost 11 years ago

Cindy-what a great story.  It is always nice to hear a happy ending!

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) almost 11 years ago

to both you and your buyers! I love to hear the smooth closing stories as that is how it should be!

Posted by Rich Dansereau (Positive Real Estate Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Hi Cindy...Wonderful news.  Thanks for sharing with us.  Just goes to show that anything is possible with the right cooperation (and some good luck).


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) almost 11 years ago

This post is so nice1  Good to hear about good people getting a great house!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

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