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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 

Being a real estate investor, I add value to my clients by using investor techniques to give my clients the biggest bang for the buck. As an investor, I've always been all about the win-win deal. Nobody ever walked away from one of my deals feeling like they were just robbed. It has never happene...
08/20/2015
If you live by the Internet, you go down with the Internet. Boy, did I learn that this past week. My Internet went down Thursday 8/13. I wasn't too concerned because I had a closing Thursday and Friday so I wasn't in office anyway. I wrongly assumed it would be back up and running by the time I h...
08/19/2015
I'm bringing this blog back for the many new bloggers I see online. I hope it helps them overcome the fear of blogging and get right into it. It's fun and beneficial for all who read them. This is my most frequently read blog of all time (13174 views).   When I first went back to college to purs...
08/18/2015
I grew up with a beagle named Tab.  He was a typical beagle.  That means a lot of things for those of us who have been beagle owners.  In my case, Tab was a barking, bellowing rabbit chasing escape artist.  If he saw a unattended door he would bolt out of it, and he would be gone for hours.  You ...
08/17/2015
I would imagine we all have those zany moments in life that make us snicker a little while breaking a smile. Mine come in waves, I catch my breath and then the next wave comes. Here are few of those moments this week.I learned this week that not everyone walks up to strangers and talks about cat ...
08/14/2015
I don't know about you, but old age is starting to look scary.  In the past week I've seen commercials about: catheters, Depends for those awkward moments, hearing aids that look like wireless phone ear-pieces, recorders to help me keep from losing my car, alert devices to call for help when I fa...
08/14/2015
Some deals are like being dragged over broken glass and some are as smooth as sliding on a ribbon. I've had both this week. The one that closed yesterday even had the closing attorney, the buyers and of course, me, all saying we're glad to put this one to bed. It was a challenge from day one and ...
08/13/2015
I'm a granddad, and I love it. Yep, my granddaughter will be 1 year old in a few weeks, and I couldn't be happier. I've always heard that having grand-kids is different, and it's more than the fact that you can hand them back when you get worn out. By the time our granddaughter arrived, we were b...
08/13/2015
The second Clear the Shelters Day will take place August 15, 2015 nationwide. In the Winchester - Frederick - Warren County areas, two shelters will be participating. Both the Winchester SPCA and the Humane Society of Warren County will participate this year.NBC is sponsoring the event in an effo...
08/10/2015
I did post a question on the Q&A portion of the site, but let me pose my situation to everyone with an explanation. Over the past year, I've had multiple clients chose a nationwide lender to finance their home purchases. Each case has been a nightmare. Our experience has been with three different...
08/10/2015
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