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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Business Group Inc - 0225086119
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.

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2014 

With the advent of the Internet, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and a host of others, have made real estate searches so easy for potential buyers and sellers that the question has been popping up over and over, "Do we really need real estate agents...
03/30/2014
Some things just make you smile, and the following video is one of those. If you're having a bad day, take a minute and watch. This little guy has great reason to roll over and be depressed, but that's not what he's doing. Check it out, and hopefully, it will plant a big smile on your face. Enjoy...
03/29/2014
Music has always been a part of my life. I played drums as a teen, and I went on to play heavy metal guitar in numerous bands long before we called it heavy metal. I love that sound, but ironically, the one instrument that I've never played, but always wanted to learn, is the violin.  In the vide...
03/29/2014
I've written about this before, but today just reminded me that a lot of real estate agents need to be aware of their impact on those outside of the real estate craft. I've been involved in real estate for over two decades. I've simultaneously been involved in electrical contracting for over four...
03/28/2014
I'm a big do-it-yourself-er, and that pretty much covers every area of my life. I have remodeled most of the real estate I've bought in the past 30 years. I've done all of my own framing, electrical, phone, cable and drywall work, painting, trimming, window replacement and some floor refinishing ...
03/27/2014
There is a new wave of phone scams going around the Winchester, VA area, and I'm sure there are many other communities experiencing the same thing. The scam involves callers who are very convincing as IRS agents. The callers call an unsuspecting resident explaining that they have an anomaly on a ...
03/26/2014
OK, Winchester, I have some inside information for you. There is another bicycle store coming to Winchester. Yes, a third bicycle shop, and you ask, "Do we really need a third bike shop?" What kind of question is that? Of course we need a third bike shop. As a two wheel geek, I love the idea of m...
03/24/2014
I had the pleasure of watching "Frozen" this weekend, and like most animated Disney features, I really enjoyed it. If you haven't seen it, I would encourage you to check it out. The advent of pay per view cable and satellite TV has given those of us without small children the opportunity to see t...
03/23/2014
Seller's, if there is a remote chance your home will need to go into a short sale, investigate early, keep your file for submission ready continuously and act quickly when you know. That's the advice a client of mine ignored for the first 4 months I had his house listed. He desperately needed to ...
03/23/2014
I had one of those annoying "I can get you on the front of Google" calls last week. The girl on the other end was telling how she could make my electrical contracting company a superstar through her cyber-magic.  If I would only sign up for $99 a month I would see my business double, triple or ev...
03/21/2014
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