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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.



What is the best day to buy a home? Is that something that a buyer can know? Absolutely. Statistical data can provide Realtors, buyers and sellers with information that lead them to the best days, weeks and months to sell or buy a piece of real estate. RealtyTrac uses historical home sales to det...
I would hesitate to say I live a charmed life, but some days it seems that way. This morning I received an online request for information about a property, and I responded to the request. The only problem is that I transposed the phone numbers. A gentleman answered and told him I was responding t...
     Hello Mike,     I've been on Zillow and Trulia and keep seeing your name popping up so I tried a 'click' to see what would happen. It's a rare week that I don't hear a comment like that. A buyer who was in my office recently said, "You are all over the Internet." That was music to my ears. O...
I dropped by a favorite restaurant on the downtown mall yesterday. It was mid-afternoon and not crowed at all. My favorite atmosphere. There were a few customers sitting in the outdoor section, and it was such a beautiful day I decided to do the same. At one table, there were three young women. T...
On this anniversary of September 11, 2001, I have to reflect a bit.  On that morning, I had just returned from the gym and turned on the TV.  The first tower had just been hit and there was a lot of confusion about what had just happened.  Reporters were just starting to broadcast, and there were...
Andrea Bedard's comment on a blog of mine encouraged me to bring this older blog back. In the blog, I'm explaining how we helped our sons learn about money and how to use it. The information is just as relevant today, but the boys are a little older at 23 and 25. One of the best things my wife an...
When my sons were little they were like most kids.  They saw something, they wanted it.  Fortunately for them, they never did the screaming "I want it, I want it" in a store.  I could look at them if they even got close to a tantrum and they would turn into little soldiers.  Quiet, and at attenti...
I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
The Winchester, VA real estate market saw a dip in real estate sales in the month of August 2015, but that is the same pattern the market followed in 2014. The 2013 market showed a similar pattern but with a smaller drop in sales. Is it time to panic? Probably not, but it's always time to pay att...

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