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My blog covers whatever is on my mind. It travels the spectrum from Real Estate in Northern Virginia, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories, and once in a while just some random craziness. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.



David has great information here that every buyer who has been sitting on the sidelines should consider.  It's still a great time to buy, but don't let it slip away.  Make sure to drop David's blog and leave a note.  He'll really appreciate it. Many people,even those in the industry, are under th...
The Winchester, VA real estate market is heating up. Homes in good condition that are priced well, soon find themselves in bidding wars with multiple buyers looking for a deal. More sellers are finally feeling comfortable enough to list their homes after years of sitting on the sidelines. The Win...
OK, I've had so many inquiries into my background on my blog that I feel like I need to explain.  I wrote this blog in 2011, and it explains it all (and then a little bit). Enjoy! It's all Mimi Foster's Fault!  When I first started blogging, I was totally clueless about content or style.  Thanks ...
This has been a week for zany and new challenges for me. The first related to BOA asking for a document to verify that there was not a document. Go figure. I'm sure it made sense to someone sitting somewhere (in a cave).   Monday afternoon, I received an email while sitting at a closing. It was f...
One of the last things that happens prior to closing a home sale is the delivery of the HUD-1 form. On that form, there are all of monies that are coming and going for both the seller and the buyer. It would be easy to glance at it and confirm the commission split and assume the rest is fine.  On...
In the world of banks that are too big to succeed, I ran across another zany situation this week. We had been leading up to a closing which happened yesterday. On Friday, a lender rep from Bank of America called me to tell me that they needed a form in order for closing to go forward. The rep sai...
It's National Dog Day. Don't forget to give your four-legged furry friend a hug. Walter and Hoss say, "Hi," and they hope your dog enjoys the holiday! They want you to know that extra treats are in order.                               
I have no problem having a "hot" wife, but when that means the air conditioner is not working correctly it can be a problem. I just spent my Thursday servicing our heating / cooling system and there are a few things the average homeowner should know about his/her HVAC system. Every repair is not ...
Life is full of lessons.  It's always best when the lessons are positive, but even a few not-so-positive lessons can change your life and make you a better person. Those are the big lessons we learn from, but there are many more little life lessons that impact us, and they too change the way we d...
Did you know there is a positive side of being around negative people. Let me preface that with this thought, "Negative people can only make you negative with your permission and cooperation." I know that most of us probably don't like being around negative people. I know I don't. But, with that ...

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