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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 

There are a lot of good real estate agents in the Winchester, VA market, and there are a few things that make working with other agents a gift. I'm not much for drama, and I don't like to see people give up on a challenge before it's overcome. Those two items seem to be work practice of a lot of ...
08/31/2014
Alright, I'm officially old. At least that's what my daughter-in-law said this evening. What brought her to that conclusion? My first grand-baby being born today. Yes, I'm going to be one of those grand-parents who is always showing new pictures of my little girl. So, please let me get it out of ...
08/29/2014
I don't go out in the electrical field very often, but when I do there is a specific reason. Today was one of those events. Our company is trenching four jobs this week. That means two men are required for safety purposes. So, I'm the guy on the trencher. No problem. I love it.  On the flip side,...
08/26/2014
Would you ask your auto mechanic about brain surgery? No? Why not? I hope the answer is because he is not qualified to give advice about brain surgery or is not trained to perform it. I've never asked my physician about auto mechanics either. It's not his area of expertise.  So, why do so many ho...
08/25/2014
Is your business at a crossroads? Mine is. It's time to make a few major decisions about the future. I'm a big hands on kind of guy, but there comes a point in business where growth potential is determined by adding other hands to the process. I'm at that point. I have added office staff this yea...
08/22/2014
The Winchester, VA real estate market started to see a slowdown in July 2014. The number of sold properties were down to 117. That's a 36% drop from June 2014. By comparison, June saw 183 sold properties. It's also a 16% drop from July 2013 sales.  The good news is that distressed properties have...
08/21/2014
Our family is a big dog family. We've always had them, and every time one departs it leaves a huge hole in our hearts and in our home. Walter, my little buddy, had a massive heart-attach yesterday and collapsed. I wasn't able to resuscitate him and he left us. Today, our family is in mourning. We...
08/17/2014
Today ended with a very sad event at my house. My beloved dog, Walter, had a massive heart-attack and dropped dead. It was a total shock for all of us. Even after CPR, I couldn't revive him. He died in my hands. He crossed the rainbow bridge and entered into eternity happy and full of life.  A ye...
08/16/2014
  A house fire is a nightmare no how badly the property is damaged. Even a small fire can cause a lot of problems for the property and for the homeowner. This week, our electrical company was called out to a fire location to "make safe" a property that had a small fire. The fire was small, but it...
08/16/2014
Did this week just happen? I really learn how much I appreciate the people who work with me when they're on vacation. This week my primary electrician is on vacation. Also, I am short one real estate office staff member. So, of course a house would catch on fire and need immediate electrical work...
08/15/2014
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