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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Shenandoah Valley, VA real estate market is shifting, and not necessarily in a good way. Of the five localities, all five localities dropped in the number of sales for the third quarter year to year, three out of five dropped in list price to sale price and pending sales at the end of the thi...
10/20/2022
The Shenandoah Valley, VA real estate market is shifting, and not necessarily in a good way. Of the five localities, all five localities dropped in the number of sales for the third quarter year to year, three out of five dropped in list price to sale price and pending sales at the end of the thi...
10/20/2022
Shenandoah Valley Virginia Real Estate Report - July 2022Many media outlets are buzzing about changes in the real estate market throughout the USA. Is it still hot? Is it slowing down? Has it flipped from a seller's market to a buyer's market? The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia real estate report fo...
08/24/2022
I realize not every real estate agent is going to be a contractor or have contracting experience, but there are things you can do when you receive a home inspection report that has scary looking or sounding material on it. This week, I was asked to review a report for another agent and give my op...
08/12/2022
I had an ah-ha experience this morning while feeding the clan at the Cooper Pet Rescue Hotel. One of my rescues, Max, is always ready for food and treats. He has learned that if he goes outside, supposedly to the potty, that he will get a treat when he comes back in. He will act like he is bustin...
07/31/2022
 I have a love/hate relationship with many things in my life. I love to fly, but I hate to do it through large commercial airports. I love to eat food considered junk food, but I hate to see what it does to my waistline. I love to cycle, but I hate the challenges that disrespectful motorists give...
07/23/2022
The Shenandoah Valley real estate market is showing signs of change. The market has suffered five years of low inventory and an abundance of buyers. That scenario creates a seller’s market where multiple offers flood available listings often in the first days and buyers can overpay and often decl...
07/12/2022
 On this Memorial Day weekend, I would like to thank all of the men and women who have defended this country from its inception 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 lif...
05/29/2022
Late Monday afternoon I received a text from a local property management company asking if I could take a look at a problem at one of their units. I dropped by and the main breaker at the meter stack would not stay engaged. The maintenance man had turned off all of the breakers in the main panel ...
05/24/2022
I had a revelation a couple of weeks ago, and it explained a lot to me. I'm sure all of you brainiacs have thought about this before, and I have to a point, but I finally realized that real estate buyers do not have a clue how a real estate agent gets paid. I have been a pretty steady listing age...
05/19/2022
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