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Richmond, Viringia - "Is Now a Good Time to Buy Real Estate?" - 04/30/09 02:34 PM
Real estate seems to have been a fickle friend to some of us recently. At one time it was something you could rely on to increase your bottom line and secure your future. Then, suddenly, it wasn't! Well guess what - NOW is the time to reconsider how you feel about real property as an investment opportunity or as a new home. You have already heard the advice of real estate professionals, the media and market prognosticators outlining all the signs of the "positive housing market". Some will feel it is a desperate push to revitalize home sales and get you (0 comments)
Richmond, Virginai - First Impressions – Your House & Your Yard - 04/08/09 02:17 PM
In real estate, like most things in life, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Remember that first date in high school? Or perhaps like me you'd just as soon forget about it! Well, trust me; a lot of folks out there feel the same way about YOUR house the moment they drive up to it. Unlike that first date, however, they will simply turn around and get the heck out of there as quickly as possible. If that happens, there will be NO second date! It may be true if you put lipstick on a (0 comments)
The Fun of Finding Storage - 04/08/09 01:20 PM
Why stuff things out of sight and out of reach when the best part of having nice stuff is being able to use it! It is fun and creative to look for or create convenient storage crannies that keep belongings out of sight yet easily accessible. Let the designer in you come out by thinking of opportunities to make use of attic eaves. They offer a lot of room that begs for built-in storage, or drawers and furniture that glide right out of them. Floor level cupboards and cubbies are ideal for children, which are accessible right where they play. And (0 comments)
Richmond, VA - Inviting Signs of Hospitality - 04/08/09 01:04 PM
The following came from a real estate agent friend of mine. I'm not sure of the actual source, but I like it enough to want to share it. Often called the Colonial symbol of hospitality, the pineapple was once considered the most exotic of all tropical fruits that a seafaring captain could bring back home from his voyage to the islands of the West Indies. It is said that in New England a returning mariner would spear a pineapple on his front gate, thus announcing to friends and neighbors his return from the sea, and that all were welcomed to (0 comments)
Minimal Tool Box - 04/08/09 01:03 PM
Old-hand homeowners assemble tool kits by adding items over the course of time, purchasing tools as needed for particular projects. Over a period of years, before you know it, the origin of a workshop has developed. Novice homeowners, though, need a place to start. The price and quality range for tools is huge. If you intend to do only a little yourself, spend a little. If you plan to do more, spend more. Not all home owners are created equal, so be realistic in the jobs you choose to tackle. Permits may be necessary, and it's a good idea to check (0 comments)
Richmond Virginia - Stonewall Court Neighborhood - 04/06/09 06:42 PM
Stonewall Court - A Brief History At the declaration of World War II in 1941, the nation was put on alert for foreign invasion. Over the entire country, on the East and West Coasts, groups were formed for the safety and protection of people in all communities. Men and women were selected from each neighborhood to form a Civil Defense Patrol. In the Court, it was decided a meeting place had to be found where the workers could hold gatherings and to store equipment. One of my former listings, the dwelling known as 345 Lexington Road, was chosen because it had (0 comments)
Richmond, VA - Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) - A Pebble NOT a Mountain - 04/01/09 03:07 PM
The old town and surrounding post-war suburbs of many cities provides countless opportunities for the unexpected when selling and purchasing vintage homes. As an architect experienced in preservation and the renovation work of older structures, I have a tendency to look for the trouble spots of a building first. As a Realtor I'm conscience of trying not to find trouble, queer the deal, or get in the way of a contract. I do wish to protect my client's interests while avoiding panic. Most of the time, problems that are detected can be remedied by not overreacting and understanding the facts. I (1 comments)
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