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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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2015 

Am I the only one who has things I'll never understand? I don't necessarily find life to be a mystery, but there are things in it that seem to be a mystery. Let me give you a few examples. Why can't mornings start later in the day? Tell someone there are 400 billion stars and he will believe you....
04/27/2015
Mr. Buyer, that super-duper bargain property that you want to buy is a super-duper bargain for a reason. You see, when the average sale price in an area is $275K, a $29K property has problems. It might be a collapsing foundation. It might be a roof that leaks and has ruined the floors, walls and ...
04/27/2015
I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
04/25/2015
Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
04/24/2015
Front Royal, VA is a northern Virginia community nestled between the north and south forks of the Shenandoah River. It's a strategic location for commutering into the Metro DC area. Route 66 runs along its northern border and gives commuters quick and easy access to their destination east. Housin...
04/22/2015
Since the National DO NOT CALL REGISTRY legislation passed in 2004, telemarketers are not supposed to call us mortals who have asked to be on that list. Generally, if someone calls me, I will ask them to take me off their call list because I'm on the NDNCR. In the past, that worked pretty well, a...
04/22/2015
Berryville, VA is a small real estate market at the top of the Shenandoah Valley. Small changes make huge percentage jumps. Enjoy the video, and when you're ready to buy or sell in the Berryville/Clarke County area, give your Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., agent a call. We'll be happy to help....
04/20/2015
I read a headline this morning that reminded me of how important it is to always check out the contractors who do work for you. The headline read,  "Maine Exam Board Issues Warning About Former Master Electrician, Offers Free Inspections."  It just reminded me once again that everyone who profess...
04/20/2015
The Stephens City, VA real estate market is small example of the overall Frederick County real estate market. It has seen improvements in sales and prices over the past 30 days, but days on the market is climbing as in other parts of the county.  That is no cause for concern at this point. The ma...
04/18/2015
The Winchester / Frederick County real estate market continues to improve. It is more incremental, but slow steady growth is more desirable than the unsustainable growth of the pre-recession era. Enjoy the video for the 22602 zip code in the Winchester, VA, real estate market, and when you're rea...
04/17/2015
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