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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA 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, Your Winchester, VA 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, Your Winchester, VA 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, Your Winchester, VA 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, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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, Your Winchester, VA 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...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
Winchester-Frederick County, VA Mid-Year Real Estate Report - 2017Up NumbersThe Winchester-Frederick County, VA mid-year real estate market continues to shine. Some numbers are up and some are down, but they're all good. That is welcome news for buyers, sellers and homeowners in general. The tota...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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When buying a home in Winchester, VA, there certain things you'll want to consider.  Some things are obvious, and some are easy to overlook in the excitement of a new home purchase.  For instance, your considerations may be,1. How much can I spend?  That's something you will need to know before y...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
Winchester Distressed Properties Are No Longer DistressingThe good news for the Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market just keeps rolling in. It's safe to say that Winchester distressed properties are no longer distressing most home-owners. What is a distressed property? A distressed ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
Winchester-Frederick County, VA Real Estate Market Update - May 2017The Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market continued to strengthen in May 2017. Sales are up, prices are up, distressed properties and days on the market are down. Those are all great details for sellers in the Winche...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I share this blog each year at this time because every war casualty in this country is a tragedy. I also live in the south, and this event is part of our remembrance of those who honored their call, even if it was for a failed and misunderstood cause.  June 6th is remembered for the D-Day invasio...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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5 Tips for Selling Your Winchester - Frederick County, VA HomeSelling your Winchester - Frederick County, VA home does not have to be difficult, and with a few simple tips, you can do it quickly and for top dollar. Selling your home starts well before you place it on the market. It's a process, t...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Winchester-Frederick County, VA Home Sales for the First Third of 2017The Winchester-Frederick County, VA home sales for the first third of 2017 have been on a consistent growth trajectory. Sales have climbed 4% year to year, and there was a 2% drop in distressed property sales.  Currently, distr...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
"George Washington slept here" is a common phrase used when some institution is trying to gain notoriety for the guests who used its facility. To have evidence that George Washington, our nation's first president, slept in your establishment is an incredible feather in your cap. In Winchester, VA...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA Real Estate Year in Review - 2016Canter Estates is on the east side of Stephens City, VA. It's a highly desirable neighborhood with a variety of housing styles. Custom builders, such as, KHovnanian and Ashbrooke Homes have shared in the construction of many, if n...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The Blue Ridge Housing Network is a non-profit organization in the northern tip of Virginia. BRHN partners with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) to help first-time buyers find affordable housing. Their primary mission is stated as, "Our main focus is to identify housing needs and...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Oakdale Crossing, Ravenwing and Raven Pointe Housing Review - 2016Oakdale Crossing, Ravenwing and Raven Pointe are the trifecta of great housing in Winchester, VA. These three neighborhoods flow seamlessly from and to the other on the east side of Winchester, VA. They have all been highly desirab...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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2017 Real Estate Trend in Winchester-Frederick County, VAThe real estate trend in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA market shows a slow steady increase in 2016 over the 2015 market. That's good news for the 2017 real estate market. Eight out of twelve months in 2016 exceeded the market of 2015,...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
Winchester - Frederick County, VA Real Estate Sales - December 2016The Winchester - Frederick County, VA real estate market showed continued growth and stability in December 2016. Real estate sales were up 13.75% over the same period in 2015. Total sales for December 2016 were 155.Of that number,...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Year in Review - 2016The Winchester, VA real estate market had a good year in 2016. Overall sales were 1732, which is only 13 less than 2015. That's less than a 1% pullback. It is consistent in a contentious election year to see sales slow down in the months leadi...

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