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Well, this just came across my e-mail and I thought it was valuable enough to post ASAP.   Download Refinance_Savings_Chart It's a pretty chart showing payments if an individual refinanced their existing mortgage.  A few notes: The chart shows only principal + interest ("P+I"), so to figure out y...
Okay, so I just got lazy.  Google "Young and the Restless" and Richmond, Virginia and the report on the creative class popped right up.  Here it is.  Looks like the focus groups were conducted in March 2004.  I'm not sure when the report itself was generated, I just know I went to the kickoff par...
HYPE Vision: If We Ran Richmond - Play King or Queen for a Day HYPE ("Helping Young Professionals Engage," or on more than one occasion I've heard it revised tongue-in-cheekily as "Helping Young Professionals GET Engaged") is hosting an event on January 21 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 at Toad's Plac...
Well, I listed this a blog topic to come in my most recent posting.  While the outcome for me wasn't what I had hoped, I think it's a good road map for the "dos" and "don'ts" of dumping your real estate agent. Background is as follows:  A year or so ago, I was approached by a friend to list his h...
Wow!  I'm pretty excited by the turnout for the Windsor Court condominium project at 1608-1614 Grove Avenue, especially considering it was a "soft opening" with no paid advertising (just post sign, street signs, MLS notice, Zillow notice, and Craigslist).  On both Saturday and Sunday we had agent...
The December 21, 2008 Sunday Real Estate Section front page had an article about a "mini condo" development in Jackson Ward.  The developer is a gentleman named Ron Stallings of Walker Row Partnership.  Just for the record, I have never met Mr. Stallings.  However, I did see him speak at the Vent...
I'm constantly amazed at how opaque the real estate industry is to the average consumer.  I don't at all mean that as a knock on the consumer, or any indication that consumers aren't smart.  And trust me, I think we as real estate professionals are responsible for the general public's lack of und...

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