Explore Winchester, VA

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Winchester, VA welcomes its latest winery with the opening of the James Charles Winery and Vineyard. Jim Bogaty is well know in the wine business in the north-western areas of Virginia. Jim is the owner of Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, VA and Bogati Bodega and Vineyard in Round Hill, VA. The ne...

By Beth Paisley Realtor with Long and Foster Webber, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
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We are smack dab in the middle of home buying season, and while some properties are off the market before they're even on it, others haven't had such luck. A great way to boost your home's selling power is to make small and affordable updates throughout the home. These quick updates and fixes won...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The Winchester, VA real estate market saw a pullback in July 2015, but it's more of a seasonal adjustment than a confirmed trend. The total sales in July were 161 compared to 233 in June 2015. That's a 30% decline in sales. In comparison, July 2014 had 117 sales while June 2014 had 187. That was ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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As a licensed real estate professional, I've seen my share of FSBOs. Most of the time, they end up with a Realtor sign in the yard after months of languishing on the market with a "For Sale By Owner" sign. I just passed a former FSBO yesterday. As usual, I chuckled when I saw the Realtor sign in ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The Winchester, VA real estate market has made a steady climb during the first six months of 2015. The lowest number of sales were during the months of January and February which had cold and messy conditions. The first sign of Spring brought buyers into the market with a 28% jump in real estate ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The June 2015 real estate market in Winchester, VA continued to show growth and stability. There was a 35% increase in homes sold in June over May 2015. That's substantial since May was 17% higher than April 2015. Distressed properties stayed at 9% for the month. The total value of original list ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Buyers and sellers, trust your real estate agent. If you can't trust your agent, get a new one. I can't count how many times, in the past 60 days, I've had a caller say, "My agent said this," or "My agent said that," only to find out the agent was wrong. Of course, all agents are fallible. There ...

By Beth Paisley Realtor with Long and Foster Webber, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
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  Not all real estate transactions turn sour. In fact, few do. But once in a while, a bad apple ends up either selling or buying a home, and can throw the entire transaction into chaos. From buyers allowing their children to run wild through a house they're viewing to sellers trying to hide home...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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There are few things that will bring people out into the hot summer sun in Winchester, VA, but the annual Blues House Music Festival will do it every time. It's that time again, and the festival is gearing up for another great year. This year's beneficiary of the proceeds will be Habitat for Huma...

By Beth Paisley Realtor with Long and Foster Webber, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
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 Buying a home is an important decision that can make an enormous difference in your lifestyle. It is also the biggest financial transaction you may make. There are some specific things to consider about a home to buy. Be realistic: There are no perfect homes. Decide what is important to you, and...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I've always been proud of my community, and it's nice to see others point to the benefits of living in Winchester, VA. The August 2015 copy of Kiplinger's magazine features Winchester, VA as one of the top 10 Great Places to Retire. Many of my clients are soon-to-be retirees who come to find a ba...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., is a unique real estate brokerage in the north-western top of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. It is a unique brokerage in a variety of ways. The company began in 1992 as an investment company with a property management division. The only properties in the comp...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Father's Day is an interesting time for me.  My dad left the house one day when I was four, and I didn't see him again for 13 years.  We ended up being friends when I was young man, but he was never actually a father. I enjoyed his company, and he was very entertaining, but he was just another ma...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The Winchester/Frederick County, VA real estate market for May 2015 shows continued improvement. Improvements have been small and incremental overall, but all improvements are welcome. The total number of housing sales in May were 151 with only 9% distressed property sales.Surprisingly, the numbe...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The Winchester, VA city real estate market continued to show improvement in May. The number of available properties was down 17% year to year and down 5% month to month. That is a positive sign for sellers. Less available properties equals better prices. The days on the market are also down 4% . ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Nearly everyday, I drive by Mt Hebron Cemetary, but there is one day a year that I am touched beyond measure. I would like to share that moment with you.  June 6th is remembered for the D-Day invasion of western Europe, but in Virginia, and the other southern states, it has a second meaning. June...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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One of my favorite lines from the TV series "24" is, "I know this is difficult, but you've got to focus right now." That normally comes when someone is about to defuse a bomb, make a life or death decision or jump off of a roof, etc. It never comes when they are deciding on what to order for lunc...

By Beth Paisley Realtor with Long and Foster Webber, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
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 88 percent of homebuyers begin the process online, looking at pictures on the listing site. Good photos and real curb appeal help entice buyers to check out your house in person. You want to make a great first impression, so don't feel scared to make a statement -- you want buyers to fall in lov...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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...

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