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By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Oakdale Crossing, Raven Wing, Raven Point - 2017 Real Estate ReviewThe Oakdale Crossing, Raven Wing and Raven Pointe neighborhoods had a good 2017 in real estate. All three neighborhoods show year over year improvement in sales numbers, distressed property sales and average sales price. They also...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
                                                     Why do FSBOs often fail to sell?As a real estate professional, I've seen my share of FSBOs. Most of the time, they end up with a Realtor's sign in the yard after months of languishing on the market with a "For Sale By Owner" sign. I just passed...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
                     Winchester-Frederick Co., VA Real Estate Market in Review - 2017The Winchester-Frederick Co., VA real estate market ended 2017 with solid numbers and evidence that the trajectory is continuing up. Every sales number is positive, and the view for 2018 is upbeat and bright. The...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
                                 What's a good home-buying timeline?When you're buying a home, there is a timeline of events that will happen. So, what's a good home-buying timeline? On rare occasions, you may get the itch to buy a home, and start and close in 30 days. That is not the norm. From ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
                                                   Low housing inventory. What changes it?Low housing inventory. What changes it? The simple answer is to add more houses to the inventory, but the real answer might be more complicated. The housing market is cyclical. The market shifts from a selle...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
                                            Should I list my home in the Winter months?Should I list my home in the Winter months? Absolutely! There is a mistaken idea that homes sell better in warmer months, but there is plenty of evidence that homes sell at anytime, but Winter has some advantag...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
                         Low Real Estate Inventory Isn't Always a Sign of Bad NewsLow real estate inventory isn't always a sign of bad news. It can actually be masking really good news. In the Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market, an inventory of 550 available homes tends to be the ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
What to look for before a home inspection on your listed home: Electrical 2It can be very helpful to have a home inspection before listing your home. That way, you know what a home inspector is likely to point out when a buyer puts a contract on your home. There are some areas where home inspecto...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 1
November 2017 Real Estate Report - Winchester-Frederick County, VAThe Winchester-Frederick County, VA November 2017 real estate report is not sexy. Actually, it's down right boring, but this is one time when boring is a good thing. The market saw 126 sales in November 2017. Of those sales, 8% wer...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
Buying a Winchester-Frederick County, VA Home Buying a Winchester-Frederick County, Virginia home can be exhilarating and horrifying at the same time.  It's the single largest expense most people will accept in their lifetime.  That alone could make you want to run the other way, but STOP!  I ca...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
        What changes can I make to get more money for my home at resale?If there is one question I hear from home sellers over and over it is, "What changes can I make to get more money for my home at resale?" I've had some say they were going to add a pool, do a major kitchen remodel, completely...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
Winchester-Frederick County, VA Third Quarter Real Estate Market Report - 2017The Winchester-Frederick County, VA third quarter real estate market for 2017 showed continued growth and stability. The numbers that need to be up are up and the numbers that should be down are down. That's good news f...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 1
Winchester/Frederick Co., Housing Market - September 2017The Winchester/Frederick Co., housing market slowed slightly in the third quarter of 2017, but the numbers are still good. The third quarter statistics followed the same pattern as September 2017.Winchester/Frederick Co., housing market by ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 1
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) continues to make housing affordable for first-time home buyers.The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) continues to make housing affordable for first-time home buyers in Virginia. VHDA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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There are so many crazy things we, as Realtors, do for our clients. I've seen agents paint rooms, carry away garbage, mow grass, help move, fix meals and the list goes on and on. That's a wonderful way to show clients that Realtors really are in this business for more than a commission check. Thi...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Northern Shenandoah Valley Real Estate Market Update - January - July 2017The northern Shenandoah Valley real estate market update for January through July 2017 shows where real estate is moving and where it is booming. It's moving in all sectors, including, Frederick County, Clarke County and Wa...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
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)
Comments 2
Don't panic; it's July. Winchester-Frederick County, VA Real Estate Market ReportDon't panic; it's July. The Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market for July 2017 shows a considerable drop in sales from June 2017. Real estate sales dropped 24%. That might sound worrisome to some, but i...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
Selling Homes in the Shenandoah Valley of VirginiaSelling homes in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a blast. There are never two days in a row that are the same, and just about the time you think you've seen it all, something comes along that amazes you. The homes you sell can be in subdivisi...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Buying a home? What is the process?Buying a home is one of the most exciting and sometimes horrifying experiences adults face. It can be exhilarating in the beginning, labor intensive in the middle and exhausting by the end. Some deals just go that way, but not every deal needs to wear you out by...

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