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For years, I've been recommending and working with a particular settlement company to get the job done under a variety of circumstances. And this one company has, and continues to deliver, every single time. The company I work with and recommend to clients is The Settlement Group. With locations in McLean, Alexandria, Franconia, Burke, and Ashburn, there is a friendly, dependable settlement agent right around the corner wherever you may call home in Northern Virginia. Among my favorite folks at The Settlement Group are Crystal Jalali in McLean and Myrna (0 comments)
A high school student challenged a senior citizen, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his. “You grew up in a different world,” the student said. “Today we have cell phones, jet planes, space travel, nuclear energy, iPods…” Taking advantage of a pause in the student’s argument, the elderly man said, “You’re right. We didn’t have those things when we were young... so we invented them. What are you doing for the next generation?” This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington VA real estate. (7 comments)
How is your new job at the office?" asked one friend to another. “I’m not going back there.” "Why not?” asked the friend. “For many reasons,” he answered. “The sloppiness, the shoddy workmanship, the awful language – they just couldn’t put up with it." This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington Virginia real estate. (3 comments)
An executive was interviewing a young woman for a position with a major Fortune 500 company. He wanted to learn something about her personality, so he asked, "If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?"She responded with a grin, "The living one." This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington VA real estate. (5 comments)
A CEO of a major corporation in New York always scheduled staff meetings for 4:30 on Friday afternoons. One of his employees finally got up the nerve to ask why and the CEO explained, "I’ll tell you, it's very simple – it’s the only time of the week when none of you seem to want to argue with me.” This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington VA real estate. (1 comments)
A guy goes to his doctor complaining that his arm hurts. The doctor rolls up the guy's sleeve and is surprised to hear the arm say, "Hey doc, could you lend me $50 over here? I'm desperate!" The doctor turns to his patient and says, "I see the problem. It's pretty obvious. Your arm is broke." This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington VA real estate. (5 comments)
Finding a good mortgage lender in Arlington VA can be like finding a good mechanic. Why take your money to someone who won’t treat you–and your hard-earned dough–with the utmost care? There is one experienced mortgage lender in Arlington VA that I’ve been going to for years and for good reasons. His name is Paul Nagel over at Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. Paul Nagel treats each and every one of his clients with the utmost class, friendliness, and is willing to take on the most difficult challenges with a genuine smile. Over the years, I’ve received so many compliments for (0 comments)
A guy complains to his psychiatrist that he's been having strange dreams. "One night I dream I'm a Ferrari, the next night I dream I'm a Mercedes Benz -- every night, I'm some kind of awesome car. It's really starting to get to me." The psychiatrist responds, "Relax, you're just having an auto-body experience." This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington Virginia real estate. (4 comments)
One day a lady answers her door and finds a snail at his doorstep. The lady picks up the snail and tosses it into the garden, ten feet away. Two years later, she hears a knock on the door and is surprised to see the same snail. The snail says, "Hey what did you do that for!" This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington Virginia real estate. (2 comments)
A farmer was milking his cow when he saw a fly enter the cow's left ear. After a couple of minutes, a fly popped out of the cow's udder and into the milk tin. Looking closely, the farmer was amazed to discover that it was the same fly that he'd seen go into the cow's left ear. The moral of the story? Sometimes things go in one ear and out the udder. This laugh courtesy of Aaron Seekford, your source for Arlington Virginia real estate. (1 comments)
This beautifully updated 5 bedroom 4 bath North Arlington VA home simply has it all. Originally a bit smaller, this expansive 5 bedroom Arlington Virginia house near Ballston Metro has an ample addition that gives you plenty of space in an urban environment. The living room at this 5 bedroom home near Washington-Lee High School features cathedral ceilings, a charming fireplace, and this 5 bedroom Arlington Virginia home with fireplace even has a (3 comments)
On a rural road, a deputy pulled a young farmer over and said: “Sir, do you realize your bickering girlfriend fell out of the car several miles back?” To which the farmer replied: “Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf!” This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington VA Homes.
“Do you believe in life after death?” the teacher asked her student. “Yes, ma'am.” the student said. “Well, then, that makes everything just fine,” the teacher went on. “After you left early yesterday to go to your 'grandmother’s funeral,' she stopped in to see you." This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington Virginia real estate.
Scott goes to see his boss in the front office. “Boss,” he says, “we’re doing some heavy house cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff.” “We’re short-handed, Scott,” the boss replies. “I can’t give you the day off.” “Thanks, boss,” says Scott. “I knew I could count on you!” This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington Virginia real estate.
The HR person at a major PR firm asked a young grad out of Princeton, “And what starting salary were you looking for?” The young grad said, “In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer said, “Well, what do you think of a six-week vacation, 16 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching your retirement fund to 60% of your salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Porsche?” The young grad sat up straight and said, “Wow! Are you (2 comments)
A businessman stumbled home and barely made it to the kitchen table for dinner. His concerned spouse met him at the table and began to question why he looked so tired. "My, you look so out of it," she said. "You must have had a difficult day at work. What happened to make you so tired?" "It was the worst," her husband said. "The computer broke down in the office. We all had to do our own thinking." This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington VA Homes. (6 comments)
Stevie was being yelled at by his Dad for fighting in school. "Stevie!" said his angry father, "This will not fly! You have to learn that you can't have everything you want in this life. There must always be give and take." "But there was Daddy!" protested the defensive Stevie. "I gave him a black eye and took the apple!" This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington VA Homes. (3 comments)
According to Inman News, a trusted source national real estate information, the Washington/Arlington/Alexandria, VA area was named the #1 real estate market to watch in 2011. Below are some statistics that show why an Arlington Virginia home or Arlington Virginia real estate is so appealing. Take a look at these impressive numbers for the Arlington VA real estate market: Median home sales price: $331,100 Percent change YTD: 8.1% Sales volume (units sold in 2010): 97,860 Percent change (sales volume) YTD: -3.5% Unemployment rate: 5.7% 2010 foreclosure activity rate: 1 in 49 units As you (0 comments)
The passenger tapped the cab driver on the shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the sidewalk, and stopped centimetres from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look mister, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!" The passenger apologized and said he didn't realize that a little tap could scare him so much. The driver replied, "You're right. I'm sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my (3 comments)
At a local coffee shop, a young lady was divulging her idea of the perfect husband to some of her friends. "The man I marry must be a light in the darkness. He must be musical, tell jokes, sing, and stay home at night!" An elderly lady overheard and chimed in, "Honey, if that's all you want, get a television!" This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington VA Homes. (4 comments)
A motorist, after being bogged down in a muddy road, paid a passing farmer ten bucks to pull him out with his tractor. After he was back on dry ground he said to the farmer, "At those prices, I should think you would be pulling people out of the mud night and day." "I can't," replied the farmer. "At night, I haul water for the hole." This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington VA Homes. (8 comments)
A husband comes home and sees his wife painting the living room, but she had her raincoat and her fur coat on. He asks her why in the world she has her coats on. She replies, "I read the can, and it said for best results put on two coats." This laugh courtesy of Mr. Arlington, your source for Arlington VA Homes. (6 comments)
A college graduate is applying for a part-time job to help with his course fees. He applies to work in a supermarket and gets the job. The first day the manager tells him to sweep the floor. The graduate is furious and shouts, "Hey man, don't you know that I have several degrees in various areas of science and after seven years of going to school you ask me to sweep the floor???" The manager replied, "Oh sorry, I didn't know that. Here, pass me the broom and I’ll show you how (1 comments)
A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried a creative defense to get his client free. "My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few paltry items. His arm is not technically himself, so I fail to see how you can punish the whole body for an offense committed only by his arm." "Well put," the judge replied with a grin. "Using that same logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to one year's imprisonment. Your client can accompany the arm or not, as he chooses." The defendant smiled. (4 comments)
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