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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 

The Winchester, VA real estate market report for 2015 showed a considerable jump in overall home sales from 2014, but the pattern of sales followed an almost identical trend with 2014. There were 1717 real estate home sales in 2015 as contrasted with 1513 in 2014. That is a 12% improvement year t...
12/31/2015
OK, I have to take up Karen Fiddler's challenge to post the top ten events of 2015. I'll have to admit, 10 might be a challenge. 10. My company surpassed its 2014 sales by 30%.9.   My older son became a coach at a high performance gym. He has long                 surpassed anything his personal t...
12/30/2015
My hope for you is that you live up to your God given abilities and talents, and in this season of reflection, that you reflect on the One who came to show you the way to the life you were designed to live. It doesn't matter if you have taken more than one detour, today is a new day to find your ...
12/24/2015
I saw a beautiful animated video this week that really nails down what this time of year is about. With all if the hustle and bustle this time of year, it can be easy to lose sight of the important things. I hope you enjoy the video. Happy Holidays! Lily and the Snowman. 
12/23/2015
Yesterday, I left town without my cellphone, and I had one of the most peaceful days I've had in ages. After I got past that Realtor "what if somebody calls" panic, I realized that the world would not end, the seasons would continue to change and the earth would continue to rotate. I actually enj...
12/21/2015
I've been consumed with a myriad of activities over the past four months and my blogging time has been reduced to none or very little. I miss that side of my life, and I hope to rectify that in the new year. The video below helped me center today. I come from a very diverse music background. I pl...
12/19/2015
With all that goes on in business and the world around us, you might be tempted to think the world is headed down a rat hole with no hope. But, then, there are children. Children have this magical ability to see the world as a happy place. The world is Disney World, and Disney World is Heaven.Eve...
12/12/2015
Do you have a home listed that has had construction done without permits? How can you tell? You can ask the owner or you can compare the tax records to the listing write-up. I see listings all the time that have 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms, and when I look at the tax records, I see 3 bedrooms / 2 ba...
12/03/2015
The local paper in Winchester does an interesting page every Monday.  On Monday they publish articles from 100 years ago, 75 years ago, 50 years ago and 25 years ago.  I'm always most fascinated with the 100 years ago.  Since I wasn't here to remember them they tend to be the most enlightening an...
12/01/2015
The Winchester, VA real estate market made its typical seasonal adjustment in November 2015. The total number of homes sold was 111 with 16.3% of them being distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The distressed sales were down .3% from the same period in 2014. The numbers show a co...
12/01/2015
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