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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 

Homeowners know that a mortgage is a great way to buy a house.  But, too many don't realize just how much a mortgage can run the price of house up over the course of a loan.  If I told you that I would sell you a $200,000 house for $364,813.42 you would never do it, but a 30 year mortgage can run...
11/29/2014
It looks like nothing is sacred now days. I've had the typical comments on my blogs about making a gazillion dollars a month sitting on my butt like XXXXX's mother did, but now the scammers are sending emails through Active Rain. Be careful out there. Message details: From: Ebara Corporation Emai...
11/29/2014
It seems like a dream now, but what a day I had. I woke up this morning still recovering from my turkey and dressing induced coma. I'll admit I was a little groggy. I threw on my robe and headed to the kitchen for coffee. When I passed through the dining room I saw a note. It was very cryptic. "D...
11/28/2014
Black Friday isn’t just for toys and household goods.  Black Friday is also for houses. There are 43 distressed properties available in the Winchester VA real estate market.  The Winchester / Frederick County area has 14 short sales and 29 foreclosures. The average short sale is $210507, and the ...
11/27/2014
I just wanted to drop by Active Rain and say, "Happy Thanksgiving to all of the great Rainers I've met and those I will meet.  I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, and I hope you take a moment to reflect on all of the things you're blessed with in this great country.  Even on ...
11/26/2014
Thirty-two years ago I married my best friend, and 32 years later, she still is.  I knew Buffy's parents before I met her.  They were parishioners at a church where I was an associate pastor, but before I even met them my mother and Buffy's mother started a conspiracy to get us together. I was aw...
11/26/2014
Life has a lot of twists and turns. When I was in college, I had a fellow student ask if I had ever thought of doing any foreign work. I said, "I hadn't really thought much about it, but if I did, I would want to do it in the Soviet Union." Little did I know that 25 years later that's exactly whe...
11/25/2014
I just had a neighbor drop by to talk. He's in his mid-20s. A few years ago, my son and I helped him land a great bank job. He's a smart guy with great people skills and he excelled quickly. In two years he was in management and it looked like he was on the glide-path to a great career. I asked h...
11/24/2014
Aaaaa, 25 hours notice isn't enough? I had an agent call today about a showing I tried to schedule yesterday. Her listing said to call the office. I did. Nobody answered. I could only leave a message. So, I called her cell phone and left a message. When she called today she said, "You were suppos...
11/23/2014
Is the open house dead? Ignore my opinion because I hate open houses, but on the flip-side if something is valuable I want to use it even if I don't think it's valuable. Today, one of my new agents did an open house for me on a great property. It was well advertised and ready to be shown. Zero, n...
11/22/2014
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