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RECENT BLOG POSTS
I've been selling real estate full time now for over three years.  Most of the time I absolutely love it.  But days like today make me wonder if I made the right decision.  Being a single mom on 100% commission, with no other source of income, in THIS market....well, it's a scary time. So, what c...
04/21/2009
Once again, this is not something I wrote - d*mmit! - but I think the article is both well-written and timely.  We're seeing lots of first-time home buyers getting into the market, based on a combination of (i) affordability; (ii) inventory; (iii) record-low interest rates, and still readily avai...
04/16/2009
Well, the dust had barely settled (literally), and everyone seems to have an opinion about whose "fault" it is that the Eggleston Hotel collapsed.  Seriously.  Here's an article the day after the collapse titled "Richmond Official Blames Hotel Collapse on Owner's Inaction." Today the headline is ...
04/16/2009
I just got around to flipping through my most recent copy of the "Fanfare," the Fan District Association's bi-monthly newsletter.  There is a lot of cool stuff coming up in the Fan, so I thought I'd list the activities, in case people who aren't "Fanfare" subscribers aren't aware.  So here they a...
04/15/2009
There have been several times in the last several months, when I have driven by the Eggleston Hotel at the corner of Second and Leigh Streets in the heart of Jackson Ward, and I have thought to myself "What a handsome building that is!"  Now it is no more.  In the early morning of Saturday, April...
04/15/2009
Wow.  The last few days have been azy-CRAY.  I'm exhausted, truth be told.  Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.  Being busy in this - per the media - "AWFUL" market is a good thing.  It's hard to predict if the trend is going to last, but based on the current activity, at least in the su...
04/04/2009
D*mmit.  I hate it when someone writes a piece on a topic I wanted to address, AND does it better than I could have.  That exact circumstance occurred in today's Commentary section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in a piece titled "More Must Be Done to Revive Homebuilding" by Russ Parker, the pas...
03/29/2009
I have a new listing (with the able assistance of my co-listing agent, Pat Petersen Robnett, of course!) at 2113 Floyd Avenue, and it's a great starter house in the Fan.  I've pulled together a photo album here, so please pop in and take a look.  I cannot figure out for the LIFE of me how to orde...
03/26/2009
I got home this past Sunday at 3 a.m. from vacation in Costa Rica.  WONDERFUL.  Beautiful country, super nice people, amazing wildlife.  I'll post a picture album once I can dig through all the work stuff.  But I do not recommend the return trip schedule - leave house at 5 a.m., drive 2 hours to ...
03/26/2009
In the interest of full disclosure, I have two personal conflicts with this story: (i) I graduated from the University of Richmond Law School in 1998, and have very fond memories of my times there; and (ii) my Dad's general contracting firm, Loughridge & Company LLC, was the general contractor on...
03/26/2009
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