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Welcome to 'Life in Northern Virginia,' where I, your host and lifelong Fairfax resident, bring you two decades of real estate expertise and a world of insights. Join me every week for a treasure trove of information on homeownership, consumerism, and small business. From opulent luxury living to navigating distressed properties, we cover it all. Unearth hidden gems, avoid scams, discover local businesses, and explore remarkable places. Our mission? To inform, educate, and uplift everyone in our Northern Virginia community and beyond. So, hit that subscribe button and let's embark on this enriching journey together! Say "Hi" on social media FB @liveinoldtown, TW @cherylshowlive or email directly hello@cherylspanglerteam.com I answer all emails. ALSO, review our podcast and suggest new content, we are always open and want to hear from you!

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Welcome to 'Life in Northern Virginia,' where I, your host and lifelong Fairfax resident, bring you two decades of real estate expertise and a world of insights. Join me every week for a treasure trove of information on homeownership, consumerism, and small business. From opulent luxury living to navigating distressed properties, we cover it all. Unearth hidden gems, avoid scams, discover local businesses, and explore remarkable places. Our mission? To inform, educate, and uplift everyone in our Northern Virginia community and beyond. So, hit that subscribe button and let's embark on this enriching journey together! Say "Hi" on social media FB @liveinoldtown, TW @cherylshowlive or email directly hello@cherylspanglerteam.com I answer all emails. ALSO, review our podcast and suggest new content, we are always open and want to hear from you!

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Episodes

Can You Qualify for the Virginia Housing Voucher? | Explained in 2024 for Landlords and Tenants

1/25/2024
In today's podcast we talk about the Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Program otherwise known as (SECTION 8). Landlords can get paid direct deposit from the government and tenants can get 50-75% of their rent paid for. We walk through all the requirements for both landlords and tenants and how you can take advantage of this housing affordability program. FYI: all landlords with 4 or more rentals are REQUIRED as of 2020 to have their home approved for vouchers. all future landlords with even 1 rental will most likely be required to be approved soon very soon (within 1-3 yrs). Check out the video version of this on my YT @goodsideofrealestate Visit me on FB @liveinoldtown Visit me on IG @cherylspanglerrealestate **thinking of buying or selling in Northern Virginia email me hello@cherylspanglerteam.com

Duration:00:27:13

7 Myths of Luxury Home Auctions and Why You Should Consider Doing One

10/3/2023
Get ready to shatter the misconceptions and unveil the truth about luxury home auctions in this eye-opening episode. Join us as we dive deep into the world of high-end real estate auctions and debunk seven common myths that have been holding you back from discovering a whole new dimension of property transactions. From understanding the auction process to demystifying the idea that auctions are only for distressed properties, we're here to empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions in the luxury real estate market. If you've ever considered buying or selling a luxury home through an auction, or if you're just curious about this intriguing world, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now to get the facts, insights, and insider tips that will change the way you think about luxury home auctions. Don't let these myths stand in your way; become a savvy luxury real estate enthusiast today! 🏡💎🔨 Connect with me on: YT @goodsideofrealestate IG @cherylspanglerrealestate FB @liveinoldtown say hi! and don't forget to leave me a review here on this podcast platform so that others can find out about it

Duration:00:10:57

What Defines A Luxury Home? Find out now if your home meets the luxury benchmark

10/2/2023
Luxury with regards to pricing is determined by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. But of course this is not all that defines luxury. Moving forward we will dive into luxury amenities, some of which you have never heard of that will blow you away. Today however, we are talking about price and the benchmark to which a home is compared when considering it a Luxury home. Sites that you can market your home on when you fit this price criteria include: www.worldproperties.com (luxury properties only) www.proxiopro.com (international listing site) www.luxuryhomemarketing.com (insiders group) of which I am a member of so reach out if you want help marketing your property Connect with me on: YT @goodsideofrealestate IG @cherylspanglerrealestate FB @liveinoldtown say hi! and don't forget to leave me a review here on this podcast platform so that others can find out about it

Duration:00:08:17

Security Entitlement Explained [Do You Actually Own Your Home?]

9/30/2023
Today, we're diving into a topic that affects every homeowner, especially when the economy hits rough waters: "security entitlement." Join me as we simplify this complex term and explore its profound implications on our homes. Picture this: you've got your dream home, but an economic downturn shakes things up. What does that mean for your home sweet home? In this episode, we'll break down security entitlement and how it relates not only to stocks but also to your home and property rights. I've brought in some top-notch experts to help us navigate these waters and share practical strategies to protect your homeownership during economic uncertainty. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned homeowner, this podcast is packed with insights and tips you can't afford to miss. Stay tuned to "Securing Home Ownership" and arm yourself with the knowledge to ensure that your home remains a solid fortress, no matter what the economy throws your way. Connect with me on: YT @goodsideofrealestate IG @cherylspanglerrealestate FB @liveinoldtown say hi! and don't forget to leave me a review here on this podcast platform so that others can find out about it

Duration:00:17:42

Watch Your Water - How To Find Out If Your Water is Contaminated Right Now

9/11/2023
Visit http://www.ewg.org/tapwater Type in your zipcode and find out what is in your water today This non profit organization which is world wide stands for Environmental Working Group is constantly working to protect our health exposing contaminates in our water and other things. From this site you can report the contaminants but mostly you need to find out what they are, what they cause and how to remove them. It lists which item can be removed by a simple carbon block water filter and which ones require a reverse osmosis water filter.' IF you were to do ONE THING right now that could improve your health it would be going out and buying a carbon block water filter OR a carbon water filter that goes on water bottles. It's an individual filter that people sometimes buy when they go camping - this could greatly benefit you today. Let me know what you think and if you have ever had your water tested. Visit me on my other social channels and consider giving me a review on this podcast, it helps others find me.

Duration:00:11:23

Loan Modification Scams How Homeowners Can Avoid Them

8/30/2023
This is just touching the surface of what homeowners are going through. If you think you are involved in a loan modification scam, there is help, reach out. If you enjoy the show please leave us a review to help push this message to more listeners around the world. Please visit Cherylspanglerteam.com to access more content, buy or sell your home or get advice on your homeownership situation. YT @goodsideofcrypto YT @goodsideofrealestate hello@cherylspanglerteam.com

Duration:00:04:26

Squatting & Security What To Do To Prevent Someone From Moving Into Your Vacant Home

8/30/2023
Talking today briefly about what a squatter is, how to prevent this from happening and what to do if this IS happening to you right now If you enjoy the show please leave us a review to help push this message to more listeners around the world. Please visit Cherylspanglerteam.com to access more content, buy or sell your home or get advice on your homeownership situation. YT @goodsideofcrypto YT @goodsideofrealestate hello@cherylspanglerteam.com

Duration:00:03:13

Why Virginia Septic Systems Are Failing [What They Don't Want You To Know]

8/30/2023
A little history lesson, if you live or are thinking of buying a home with a septic system (versus public sewer) listen to this. If you enjoy the show please leave us a review to help push this message to more listeners around the world. Please visit Cherylspanglerteam.com to access more content, buy or sell your home or get advice on your homeownership situation. YT @goodsideofcrypto YT @goodsideofrealestate hello@cherylspanglerteam.com

Duration:00:14:41

My Home Is In Foreclosure What Do I Do?

1/28/2023
This episode is dedicated to all those who are struggling or facing a situation where your home may be in or going into foreclosure. You need to act fast, this podcast will give you a starting point and a little more information that will help. If you live in the state of Virginia and need assistance in matters such as stopping foreclosure I recommend contacting the person below asap. John D. Sawyer, Sawyer & Azarcon, PC 10605 Judicial Drive B2, Fairfax, VA 22030 Tel (703)893-0760 EXT 1 Fax (703)273-9886 Tysonlaw111@aol.com __________________ Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect with me in IG @cherylspanglerrealestate Connect with me on Twitter @cherylshowlive Connect with me on Youtube @liveinoldtown Hello@cherylspanglerteam.com

Duration:00:10:37

Scammed By A Local Business In Virginia

12/20/2022
This information is meant to help any person who lives, rents or resides in the state of Virginia who might think they, their family member, their friend or their collegue is being scammed by a local business or professional. ______ Links discussed in this podcast: www.bbb.org (Better Business Bureau) www.dandb.com (Dunn and Bradstreet) www.CFPB.com (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)- https://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/ www.FDIC.com (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/assistance/filecomplaint.html www.DPOR.com (Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation) - https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Report-Licensee www.scc.virginia.gov (State Corporation Commission) https://www.oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection (Office of Attorney General For Virginia) Don't forget when you are done with these, go give a Google Review, Yelp Review. Connect with me: FB @lifelovescheryl IG @cherylspanglerrealestate TW @cherylshowlive http://www.cherylspanglerteam.com/blog

Duration:00:26:50

Jeremiah Community Tiny Houses Solving Homelessness in Fredericksburg VA (get involved, donate, tax breaks, change lives)

11/8/2022
Today you will learn everything about a new mission and community called "Jeremiah Community". What it's all about, how it started, how it will help the homeless population and the concept is already being used around the U.S. to help thousands of people. What you will learn in this podcast will enlighten you, shock you and help you understand how one person, one business, one organization can literallly help generations of people. Links I talk about in this podcast: https://jeremiahcommunity.org http://www.mlf.org/ http://www.edenvillageusa.org/ http://www.innisfreevillage.org/ http://www.larcheusa.org/ Cost Analysis of this project: Housing Focus Group Report: CONNECT: hello@cherylspanglerteam.com IG @cherylspanglerrealestate YT @liveinolddown YT @goodsideofcrypto FB @lifelovescheryl FB Business Page @liveinoldtown TW @cherylshowlive LinkedIn: @cherylspangler ***BE A GUEST on the podcast ***ADVERTISE on the podcast

Duration:00:21:32

Tax Lien Certificates Explained and How To Purchase a property in Virginia for a Fraction of the Fair Market Value

10/21/2022
If you have every wondered how tax liens happen, what tax lien certificates are and how to purchase a home in your state for a fraction of the fair market value (like $5000 for a 350k home) then keep listening. There is one error in this audio and that is when I talk about mortgage lenders collecting taxes I stated 1 year up front but in reality it's only 4-6 months up front. Anyway, Here are some links if you are interested in getting yourself on the list to instantly receive a list from each county of upcoming Tax Property Auctions. Get FREE Tax Lien Lists Here=> https://www.cherylspanglerteam.com/taxlien-page

Duration:00:23:40

Which Restaurants in Northern Virginia Have Mold, Failed Inspections and Health Violations

9/21/2022
The most important thing you can do is have an air quality test, whether you are a renter, homeowner or commercial business leasee or owner. Compared to the years of health risks and complications the cost of doing a single test is ridiculously low (like $135 or less). If you are not aware of how mold gets into your home here are some common ways: Recent severe storm (wind and rain), Construction defects, Poor filtration in HVAC, Plumbing problems, Improper insulation, ventilation or grading, Basement floods or leaks, Roof /ceiling leaks, through the air and more. Exposure to a large number of mold spores may cause allergic symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itching, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigueIf you're wondering what percentage of homes have mold, the answer is around 70%. This is a terrifying statistic for homeowners Counties with restaurants who have failed inspections, some of those is from mold: *********************************** FREDERICKSBURG: https://patch.com/virginia/fredericksburg/fredericksburg-restaurant-inspections-25-violations-1-facility ARLINGTON: https://patch.com/virginia/arlington-va/arlington-restaurant-inspections-99-violations-29-locations PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY: https://patch.com/virginia/manassas/prince-william-county-restaurant-inspections-26-violations-1-place ALEXANDRIA: https://patch.com/virginia/oldtownalexandria/va-restaurants-cited-majestic-costco-chick-fil-funland LOUDOUN: https://patch.com/virginia/ashburn/ashburn-restaurant-inspections-17-restaurants-violations-0 FAIRFAX: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/b3dd72c1245c46c59879749a0fb9f0fa These inspection reports are available electronically at the following website: https://inspections.myhealthdepartment.com/virginia. From this web page, simply click on the “District Sites” link, and then select the health district where the facility is located. Although the web page is called the “Restaurant Inspections,” it is not limited to restaurants. The VDH publishes the inspection reports for almost every facility where food is prepared and served, such as schools, daycare centers, adult living facilities, gyms, public and private clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, and correctional centers. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:06:17

This Action Can Save You 60k When Buying Your Next Home in Northern Virginia

9/21/2022
Septic story that will make you RUN to the health department right now. Taking the action I mention in this podcast could save any home buyer or home seller 60k when purchasing in Northern Virginia. BEWARE: Straightline Builders Inc. If you listen to this podcast and have questions don't hesitate to contact me via email: hello@cherylspanglerteam.com and I will help you out in any way I can as a public service to all Virginians. Always do your research, especially when buying new construction, regardless of how big the builder is, go to the local county government and get a copy of your own septic report. (it's free) **I frequently record podcasts while driving, so noise may be a factor but the content is worth it, it's where I do a lot of thinking** Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:18:10

Fredericksburg National Baseball Stadium Everything you wanted to know

9/1/2022
Fred Nat Baseball Stadium, located at 42 Jackie Robinson Way in Fredericksburg, Virginia has a ton of history for such a new state of the art stadium, we talk about everything in today's podcast. Another little interesting factoid, is that I have purchased the entire Virtual Land above this stadium to use AR/VR for advertising purposes and renting that virtual land out to businesses. Fred Nat Stadium is open, holds 5,000 people and you can rent out the luxury suites for business, personal, birthdays or whatever (costs $1,450/night) if you want to do that. This is considered a little league stadium but also the home of Washington Nationals and where they practice when they need more room. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:10:02

Self Defense Rules That Just Might Save Your Life

9/1/2022
Self Defense Rules That Just Might Save Your Life. I recently took a self defense class in Virginia and we spent a lot of time discussing "what to do next". Not only do you have to protect yourself against intruders, criminals etc. but you have to then protect yourself against the police, the lawyers, the courts, the system. The law does not have built-in protection...we give you some immediate answers in this podcast. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:10:10

A Gap In The Rental Market You Could Capitalize On Today and SERVE MILLIONS

8/29/2022
Investors are always searching for that gap in the real estate market where other people are not taking action, well here it is! This podcasts talks about a real struggle in Northern Virginia and probably in your city and how you can fix it soooo easy. Be a part of change, make a positive impact in your local community by finding the gaps and coming up with solutions. Comment what you think and how you are doing things in your community that serve a specific struggle people are having. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:04:57

How To Move Your Entire House For Less Than $400

8/24/2022
Moving is costly but what if there was a way you could move your entire home without spending mor than $400...how about just $300? In this episode we walk through how to do this. Who have you used in the last 24 months to help you move, share with us and we will highlight your answer on one of our upcoming podcasts. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:04:07

Helper Culture in Woodbridge, Virginia

8/23/2022
When was the last time you did something for someone without asking for anything in return? Today we talk about changing our mindset to a Helper Culture and the struggles homeowners go through when there just isn't anyone to call to help you move. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:04:57

LIVE with "The Wharf" Restaurant Owner Mike Brumagin Old Town Alexandria

8/27/2020
Meet Mike, the owner of the The Wharf Restaurant, located in Old Town Alexandria at 119 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314. Must try the appetizers, I haven't tried anything that isn't amazing and displayed beautifully. It's walking distance to the water/dock, has an event area upstairs you can rent for special occasions, weddings, receptions, business meetings etc. White table clothes upstairs in the event center you would never know that place existed. Visit their website for more information https://www.wharfrestaurant.com and mention you heard about the restaurant from our podcast. Connect with me on FB @liveinoldtown Connect on TW @cherylshowlive Connect via email hello@cherylspanglerteam.com Connect via web to book yourself as a guest http://www.LifeInNorthernVirginia.com

Duration:00:03:19