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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.

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2015 

My annual advice to graduates.  It's graduation time, and students all over the United States will be walking the final leg of one of their greatest accomplishments.  But, it's really only the end of the beginning.  School, whether it is high school or college is really a time of incubation.  Dur...
05/29/2015
The Winchester, VA real estate market is broken up into numerous micro-markets. The most competitive market is the $100000 - $185000 range homes. From there, the market breaks down along $100K divisions. The $4000000 - $600000 market is one of the smaller categories, but it is still a very active...
05/29/2015
On this Memorial Day weekend, I would like to thank all the men and women who have defended this country from its start to the present day.  It is not without great sacrifice and dedication that you have put your lives in harm's way for the promise of a peaceful return to a more simple life.  Tho...
05/24/2015
The Winchester, VA real estate market has a broad array of home prices. There is truly something for everyone. There are 206 properties in Winchester, VA in the $251000 - $350000 price range. Of that number, only 4 are foreclosures and 4 are short sales.The average price for a listed home in this...
05/24/2015
A little over a decade ago, the movie, Saving Private Ryan was released over a Memorial Day weekend as a tribute to those who fought in World War II.  The movie is intense, and if you haven't seen it - it's well worth an evening. At the end of the movie there is a scene where a much older Private...
05/23/2015
The number of distressed properties in the Winchester, VA real estate market are declining monthly. That's a great sign for home sellers in the area, but that doesn't mean that there aren't bargains still out there. There are still 41 distressed (foreclosed/short sale) properties available on the...
05/23/2015
I know that not all millenials are like the one Julie Borowski portarys in the video below, but I've seen way too many that are. The truth is, all generations have their goofballs. Years ago, when it was generation X, Y, Z, I don't remember which one, but I had multiple experiences with young wor...
05/22/2015
Townhouses are a great home for a lot of today's buyers. There are 42 available townhouses in the Winchester / Frederick County, VA real estate market. They offer a great living space with less exterior upkeep including less yard work and structural maintenance.For the busy buyer, a townhouse off...
05/22/2015
Townhouses are a great home for a lot of today’s buyers. There are 42 available townhouses in the Winchester / Frederick County, VA real estate market. They offer a great living space with less exterior upkeep including less yard work and structural maintenance.For the busy buyer, a townhouse off...
05/22/2015
There are 50 available listings in the Winchester / Frederick County, VA real estate market in the coveted $130000 - $185000 price range. That price range is the most competitive for a lot of reasons. It's made up of first-time buyer, but it also includes scale back buyers who are trying to downs...
05/21/2015
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