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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.



The Berryville, VA real estate market saw more of seasonal slowdown than it's neighboring counties in November. The number of available listings is down which is good for the local market. Too many listings suppress prices. The number of sold properties is also down, but that's typical for this t...
The Winchester / Frederick County, VA real estate market saw improvement in November. The number of available properties dropped, and the number of sales held steady from October. The seasonal affect has had less of an impact on the Frederick County market than expected. That's a good sign for bu...
The Stephens City, VA November market report showed the typical seasonal shift to a slower market. Sales were down 5% from October, and the days on the market continued to climb. The local market tends to slow just before Thanksgiving and pick back up at the first of the year. This shift should n...
I had two interactions today that reminded me how important it is to be the sunshine with the people you interact with. You never know where a person is in his/her life, and a little act of kindness can be like a gift. I stopped by a convenience store on the way to the health department for a sep...
"You understand this is a contract and contracts have consequences?" I have that little speech with nearly every buyer and seller I work with. For some odd reason, people seem to think that contracts have no power unless they are on the side that needs to enforce one.  This year, I've had three c...
I would imagine that most parents want their kids to succeed, and if they can help them along the way they're more than happy to do so. I'm in that camp. I'll do just about anything to help my boys become successful, except co-sign on anything.  I haven't had the challenge of making that choice, ...
The November real estate market in Winchester, VA 22601 showed a number of positive changes. Housing inventory dropped from summer highs, days on the market also dropped, median sale price increased and the number of units sold also increased. These are all positive indicators for a market that h...
You can't argue with the experts. You better if you want to stay in business. A lot of self-appointed experts are circling the real estate business. There is an old biblical passage that says, "When a blind man leads a blind man, they both end up in the ditch." (Matt 15.14). The unfortunate thing...
I hate to change cellphones. Once I've gotten accustomed to a phone, I'm good for 3-4 years. Of course, the phone company doesn't want me to be happy with my phone. They start sending me notices about upgrades as soon as I get close to my upgrade date, but I don't want to upgrade. I like my phone...

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