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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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2018 

                      Clarke County, VA Real Estate Market Review - 2017The Clarke County, VA real estate market is very much an island. The 2017 real estate market review makes this even more obvious when you look at the Clarke County market compared to the immediate neighbors in Frederick, Warr...
01/28/2018
A few years ago, I had one of the funniest sales calls of my real estate career.  A representative from a national web-based lead promoting company called to solicit my business.  The salesman was very polite and actually was smart enough to not insult me in the first couple minutes.  That was a ...
01/27/2018
I received a home inspection removal addendum Monday that had 6 things listed as needing attention. In those 6, there were multiple additional items added under the blanket request of each number. I went to the home yesterday to determine the validity of the requests.After spending about an hour ...
01/24/2018
Winchester, Virginia is a great place to relocate to for many reasons.  Here are 10 Great Reasons to Relocate to Winchester.  Economics - Winchester gives you more bang for the buck. Housing and the cost of living is less expensive than Winchesters Northern Virginia neighbors. Access - Winchester...
01/24/2018
                        Warren County, VA Real Estate Market Review - 2017The Warren County, VA real estate market ended 2017 on an upbeat note. The positive numbers are up, the negative numbers are down and the area appears to have put the recession behind it.Warren County, VA Real Estate Market...
01/22/2018
Shenandoah County, VA Real Estate Market Review - 2017The Shenandoah County, VA real estate market had a great 2017. The market continues to expand sales and distressed properties (short sales and foreclosures) are dropping yearly. There are plenty of reasons to be enthusiastic.Shenandoah County,...
01/21/2018
I never liked the word cheap because it tends to denote something of lesser quality. It's kind of like when someone says, "These cabinets are builder grade." In my market, that means they're one step up from cardboard boxes. As a contractor, I do take a slight offense to that sentiment, but I als...
01/19/2018
Canter Estates Subdivision in Stephens City, VA - Real Estate Review - 2017The Canter Estates subdivision in Stephens City, VA had a solid real estate market in 2017. Like many of its neighboring subdivisions, all the right numbers are up, and the unwanted numbers are down. That is consistent wit...
01/19/2018
This is the from Lou Ludwig's blog in 2009. I plan to re-blog Lou's past posts throughout the year. I challenge you to do the same. There is a great deal of wisdom and inspiration in his posts. Not forgotten.   Inspirational Power Quote   A Man Who Learns to Use His Talent   "If a man has a talen...
01/19/2018
                                       What makes one person a success and another a failure? What makes one person a great success and another less successful or even a failure?  There is the theory that some are just born with the ability to be successful and others are not.  There is also the ...
01/19/2018
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