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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)
Comments 4
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)
Comments 14
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)
Comments 7
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)
Comments 8
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)
Comments 3
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...

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 a broad array of home prices. There is truly something for everyone. There are 206 properties in Winchester, VA in the $251000 - $350000 price range. Of that number, only 4 are foreclosures and 4 are short sales.The average price for a listed home in this...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 0
The number of distressed properties in the Winchester, VA real estate market are declining monthly. That's a great sign for home sellers in the area, but that doesn't mean that there aren't bargains still out there. There are still 41 distressed (foreclosed/short sale) properties available on the...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
The Winchester / Frederick County, VA real estate market moved sideways in April 2015. There was no radical change in volume of sales, days on the market or average price. The only noticeable change was in distressed properties. There was a 6.3% drop in foreclosures and short sales.April 2015 saw...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 1
Winchester, VA is a beautiful community nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains at the top of the Shenandoah Valley. It's within 70 miles of Washington, DC. In many ways, it has become a bedroom community for the Metro area. For those who live in Winchester, it is a slice of heaven. It's more qu...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 0
The Winchester, VA City real estate market is fighting its way to a meaningful stability. The number of listings are down, the number of days on the market are down, the sold prices are up, but the number of sold properties is down. The high inventory of 2014 is coming back into parity for a heal...

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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Vacations are a time to relax and escape from regular life. When you're miles from home, the last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your home in #WinchesterVA. If you plan on taking a vacation this summer (or any time this year), here are some simple tips on prepping your home for a ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
The Winchester, VA real estate market continues to evolve in the new economy. Overall sales have increased 13% from the same period in 2014, and distressed property sales were down 3%. The available inventory has also retreated from 2014. Local available listings came in at 650. That number is st...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
I always love the opportunity to teach a Virginia Housing Development Authority seminar. The classroom is full of first-time home buyers. Some are pretty savvy on the process, and some are hearing the process for the first time.  VHDA offers financial assistance to first-time buyers. Lori Nokes, ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 31
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
The City of Winchester, VA (22601) saw a substantial change in its real estate market in January 2015. The dollar volume of real estate sold within the city limits rose 37.81% over the same period in 2014. The median price range was $220,824. That is up from $187,000 just a year ago (a 31.54% inc...

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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 It is time now to look objectively and unemotionally at your home in #WinchesterVA. Look at it no longer as your home, but as a product to be marketed, a product for sale. Be aware of what you can and cannot change about your home. This knowledge will allow you to concentrate on those items that...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 0
The Winchester (City), VA real estate market followed a typical seasonal pattern in the month of December. Inventory dropped slightly which is good for competitive sales. The total number of sales improved slightly from November. The period from Thanksgiving to New Years tends to be a little slow...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
Black Friday isn’t just for toys and household goods.  Black Friday is also for houses. There are 43 distressed properties available in the Winchester VA real estate market.  The Winchester / Frederick County area has 14 short sales and 29 foreclosures. The average short sale is $210507, and the ...

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