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By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 31
When I came to the office this morning I had an "ah ha" moment.  The back seat of my car tells a lot about me.  I bet yours does too.  Now, before you scramble to driveway to see what evidence you left behind, let me assure you it is probably not a bad thing. I opened the back door of my car this...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 15
In the most recent CNN Money report on "The 10 Best States For Starting A Business," the great state of Virginia came in at number 9.  I'm tempted to jump and down and shout woooohooooooo!.  CNBC listed Virginia at #1 in their "America's Top States For Business In 2011."  In that study, Virginia ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 48
A number of years ago I was teaching a marriage enrichment weekend.  During a break in one of the sessions an older woman came up to me and said the secret to her successful marriage started on day one.   She told her husband she had ten things she would never get mad at him over.  She never told...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
You've got to love Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver.  If you haven't seen it you might want to check it out.  It's an old (really old) movie about a cabby who becomes a vigilante.  In that movie, DeNiro utters that now famous line, "Are you talking to me?"  "ARE YOU TALKING TO ME???"  He stands in fr...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 65
I am so glad my sons were older when the "here's your trophy for showing up" phase of childhood sports began.  I grew up at time when the team who won the game received the trophy, and the kids who didn't left the field mad, dejected and determined to get that blasted trophy next season.  Losing ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 42
We've all had that client who truly believes he can defy the market and list his home for 20-40% over a solid CMA value.  I get one (or more) every year who thinks there is something so extraordinary about his home that savvy buyers will simply ignore the obvious and pay too much. When negotiatin...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
I love technology, but I have to admit I like sleep, food, quiet, puppies, molasses cookies and a whole of other things.  So, technology is one of those necessary items in my life that makes life better, I think.  I know molasses cookies make life better.   I have a very dear friend who always se...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
If you read the financial papers, websites and blogs each week you may be tempted to grab a prosac and curl up in a fetal position.  Some of the headlines this week read: Fed Chairman Points to Distress as Holding Housing Sector Back  Industry's Past Due Mortgages = 6,350,000 Forecast: Real estat...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
"Resistance is your friend."  My 5:30 am indoor cycling class always grimaces when I say that.  I usually follow that with, "We don't add tension in my class.  We add resistance.  Tension makes you tired.  Resistance makes you strong!"  If you're building muscle you want to add resistance.  It wi...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
I wrote my first short story in the fifth grade.  I'm amazed at how much attention it brought me.  Actually, it was a little freaky for a fifth grader, but it was the beginning of my writing career.  If you could call it that.  I did three more major works that year.  Major works to a fifth grade...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
I know my community is awesome, and it is a great place to live and raise a family, but now I have another reason to crow.  I recently posted "10 Reasons to Move to Winchester, VA", but now there are 11.  In their recent article "10 Best Markets for Real Estate Investors," Inman News named Winche...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
Alright, stop calling yourself a Realtor.  You're much more than that now days.  If you've been in the business more than a month you already learned that you will wear many hats.  You may not have learned all of your other duties in your salesperson class, but they are many.  If you are a Realto...

By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty)
Comments 2
Is Winchester, VA a Good Place for a Real Estate Investment? You betcha! Inman News recently published it's Top 10 Best Markets for Real Estate Investors and our very own Winchester, VA makes the list coming in at number 2! In making this analysis, Inman took into consideration markets with: high...

By Cindy Greenya, Cindy Greenya
(Century 21 Redwood Realty)
Comments 0
Loudoun to Winchester VA – Short Sales can be tough. Many buyers don't understand the process and think that since it is a buyer's market, then they set the rules. That's not the case. You, the seller set the rules. After all, you still own the property. But, more importantly, you must set the r...

By Cindy Greenya, Cindy Greenya
(Century 21 Redwood Realty)
Comments 0
Loudoun to Winchester VA – Some buyers think that since it is a buyer's market, then they can make any crazy demand of a seller. And they can't understand when the seller isn't excited by their lowball offer. Here is an example of a recent story where this happened. A buyer makes an offer on a s...

By Cindy Greenya, Cindy Greenya
(Century 21 Redwood Realty)
Comments 0
Tax Consequences for a Short Sale Vs. Foreclosure I have listed many, many short sales and one questions that comes up at almost every listing appointment is, "What are my tax consequences?". I must say that I got very excited whenever I saw a great, easy to ready article explaining information t...

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)
Comments 0
    In October, there was 6.6 months of supply available in Frederick County, compared to 6.6 in October 2009. This month there were 134 homes newly listed for sale in Frederick County compared to 133 in October 2009, an increase of 1%. There were 88 current contracts pending sale this October co...

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)
Comments 0
    Beth Paisley, Realtor - Homes For Sale In Winchester VA - Winchester Homes and Real Estate Homes For Sale In Winchester VA Direct (540) 450-3208bpaisley@mris.com www.bethpaisleyrealtor.com      I hope you will find the following snapshot of local Real Estate inventory interesting. The table ...

By Craig Alexander, Associate Broker in Virginia
(Coldwell Banker Premier Properties)
Comments 1
Diron Corrigan Studios Located in Old Town Winchester VA                                               Once a month my friends and I get together and try to experience a new restaurant we have never been to before.  This particular Sunday we arrived at the chosen restaurant and they were only ser...

By Cindy Greenya, Cindy Greenya
(Century 21 Redwood Realty)
Comments 3
Wells Fargo Changing Short Sale Practices I received an update this morning from The American Banker Report  in their article"Wells Fargo Curtailing Short Sale Extensions" that Wells Fargo will no longer allow extensions on their approved short sales.  Out of the last dozen or so short sales that...

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