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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 

My days are filled with phone calls, document scans, meetings, inspections and a host of other real estate related events. But, there are a lot of families around our country whose days are filled with uncertainty and concern. They are our military families. Those who have a deployed family membe...
01/30/2014
  I had to re-blog Steve's blog because it is just too darn funny. Sometimes, dealing with tenants can be a pain, and other times they can be entertaining. This was one of those times. Please drop by and leave Steve a note. He'll appreciate it.   I work in the second home resort market at a north...
01/30/2014
I've had a barrage of website designers contact me in the past few months.  They are normally in their early to mid-20s.  In the process of most of those calls, I learned something about the majority of them.  They have little to no respect for the people they are attempting to market their servi...
01/29/2014
Should I list my house during the Winter months? I hear that question every year, and I say, "Yes!" One of the things that seems to happen in the cold months is that serious buyers come out and tire kickers take the season off in favor of the warmer months. I sold two houses the first two days of...
01/28/2014
Why do political speeches sound like Charlie Brown's parents? You know, that "Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah." I've lived a long time, and I can count on one hand the times a political speech actually moved me. It seems in this day, that political speeches are really just politicians speaking to their suppo...
01/28/2014
When my older son was about 9, he was invited to a local "Hoop Shoot" competition put on by a civic club. He didn't play a lot of basketball, but we did have a hoop beside our home and we did play some. He was pretty average. Ironically, he won his age division and went on to the regional competi...
01/27/2014
Real estate buyers, when you decide to use the Internet to contact a real estate agent to assist you with your real estate needs, consider your email address first. I've had a number of buyers complain that agents don't respond to their requests for information. It happens to agents with agents t...
01/26/2014
OK, I have two dogs, and neither one likes to take a bath. The little one is easy. I just put him in the laundry sink and he's good. The Rottie, is 150lbs, and there is nowhere to put him to get him bathed. So, he makes regular trips to the groomer to get pampered. The video below is what my litt...
01/26/2014
With all of the technology in our lives today, it only stands to reason that somewhere along the line, someone would be able to listen in to our conversations. It appears that Google has met that challenge. On the Google.com page, there is a microphone on the right side of the Google search bar. ...
01/22/2014
Mike, you know everybody. I hear that all the time, but it's really an exaggeration. I do know a lot of people, and a lot of people know me, but when you've lived as long as I have, you get local tenure. Most of the time, those comments come from a client who lean on me through and after their ho...
01/22/2014
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