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By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Have you heard of the book “Missing 411”? I’m not here to sell you a book but the mystery surrounding this publication is unbelievable. Today for the most part people scoff at the idea of UFO’s, ghosts, demons, bigfoot and other so called “supernatural” occurrences and this is completely understa...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Both HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development) as well as the U.S. Census Bureau reported that housing starts in July were at a very healthy 782,000 as compared to June’s 693,000. This is an increase of 12.8% and that is very good news for the housing industry and the economy in g...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Where you live has a lot to do with how long it takes to have a home built. According to the Census Bureau’s 2014 Survey of Construction the average time that it takes to build a single family residence is about 7 months but if you take into consideration the 25 days to obtain permits and so on t...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 Do you remember this toy? Well, maybe it wasn’t so much a toy as it was a project but it was loads of fun! I suspect that maybe this interested boys more than girls but I’m sure that many of us little ladies also had fun with this exciting and interesting kit, even if it was our brother’s! Most ...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Support the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring of Michael VickRecently right after the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Michael Vick, a petition was made on change.org against Mr. Vick because of past dog fighting charges. This petition is for support of Michael Vick as a quarterback as a Pittsburgh Steelers.Mi...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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With all of the crazy violent senseless crimes happening across America and especially in Virginia today. I have been thinking about becoming a registered gun owner. I'm thinking about carrying my lockbox key, cell phone, tablet and a small 22 caliber hand gun with me to all my appointments.     ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Did you know that depression is the leading cause of suicide in the U.S.? Approximately 34,000 people each year die from suicide each year in our country. As an average that’s 680 people in each state or almost 2 people a day, each day, every day. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to you but mo...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Have you ever met anyone that seems to live in the past? Chances are that you have a friend or family member that is forever talking about the “good ole’ days” and how great it was before. While it’s normal to reminisce about times gone by, there is a difference between remembering the past and a...
By Steven Weber, Real estate agent in Richmond Virginia, e- PRO®
(Keller Williams Richmond West)
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UCI Road World Championships Richmond 2015This is the crown jewel of cycling events around the world and it's coming to Richmond Virginia! It starts on September 19th and ends on the 27th. The USA has not hosted this event since 1986. It has been hosted in cities around the world including Madrid...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Do you know the biggest drawback to all of our fancy phones today? It is the screen size! Yes, we can watch the latest YouTube videos or even our favorite TV series at any given moment but only on a 2 ½ inch screen. We couldn’t even think of showing a presentation to a client in this way but what...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Actually, the title may be a little misleading. The list is not about the most expensive or most famous zip codes in America; it is about how quickly homes sell in a given area and how often buyers view homes for sale in that particular zip code. This is very interesting information for those of ...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Equity First Realty opens second office location in Fredricksburg, Virginia! Equity First Realty is also now is a proud member of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors. The additional areas we now service are the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King Ge...
By Steven Weber, Real estate agent in Richmond Virginia, e- PRO®
(Keller Williams Richmond West)
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 HOT HOT HOTRichmond VA Real Estate is still hot but how long can it keep up the pace? Home values have went up 4 years straight in RVA. If we take a look at home sales over the last month, the average days on market in the 200-300k range is 46 days in Henrico county. Compare that to 56 days for ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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If you have children I’m sure that you’ve told them many times about the dangers of strangers on the internet. The truth is that no matter how many times you remind them of this fact, MOST CHILDREN DO NOT BELIEVE IT. If you are like me you are positive that your child would never meet a complete ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I don’t know anyone that doesn’t enjoy a good laugh from time to time. In fact, we could all probably use a bit more fun in our lives and watching a great comedian is one way to forget about everything for a while. I recently found an interesting article on the internet that named the top 10 come...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This is one topic that everyone has an opinion on. It seems that just about everybody has at least one ghost story that cannot be explained but do ghosts really exist? About 10 years ago Gallup did a study that asked how many Americans believed in ghosts and it showed that the overwhelming majori...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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3 Things I Plan To Implement In My Business Trimming the Fat and Getting Rid of Dead Weight1) Getting Healthier - My health is the number one resource that needs to be taken care of when it comes to my business. ·         I plan on going to the gym 4 days a week.·         Stop eating so much proc...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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8 Steps To a Successful Home RenovationRenovating your home can be an exciting and rewarding process. Whether you are making modest changes in one or two rooms, or you are transforming the entire house into a dream of a lifetime, the process should be pleasant and smooth, that is if you take the ...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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We're a full-service Virginia real estate company dedicated to saving our United States Armed Services clients lots of money, as well as providing incredible professional representation for armed services military clients and veterans serving all Virginia Military Bases. We can help you whether y...
By Marcus Rice, Richmond & Northern VA REALTOR/Principal Broker, CEO/Owner, CDPE, RAR, FAAR, BBB
(Equity First Realty )
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Your Home SOLD in 7 Days or Less GUARANTEED, or We Will Sell It For FREE!That's right, no commission...even after it's sold!We're so confident in our decades of experience that we can sell any home in any market within 7 days. If we can't, we'll stil sell it and you don't pay our commission.To di...

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