Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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Real Estate Agent - Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - VA License # 0225089470

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2008 

My husband, James, and I are like ying and yang.  I am a "people person" who loves to chat with anyone.  I'm an eternal optimistc that loves to negotiate a real estate transaction from beginning to end.. using my problem solving skills (communication nuance skills).  I'm also a sloppy person that...
05/31/2008
Last summer I was out watering my flowers and shrubs, when I heard the sound of summer...the ice cream man.  I didn't pay much attention to his circus-like music, but found myself humming along.  Then it hit me!  The ice cream man was playing Christmas carols! Yes, the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream truck...
05/31/2008
I was shocked the other day when I was driving by the gas station near my home.  A digital display was manually changed to show the over $4.00 a gallon for middle and premium grades of gas.  So, there is the obvious fact that evidently no one thought gas prices would get this high when they were ...
05/30/2008
What a hectic week!  Maybe it's because it's been a short one.  Maybe because Active Rain is really paying off in leads.  Maybe because my listings are getting contracts.  Whatever it is, I won't complain.  I will only tell you I am bone tired and will sleep like a log tonight. Seems things have ...
05/30/2008
I have been spending quite a bit of time with my 76 year old mother lately.  She was diagnosed with a swollen retina that would ultimately lead to macular degeneration.  Not seeing well enough to keep from driving a grocery cart into fellow shoppers, she relinquished the keys to her car,  It has ...
05/27/2008
I am always buzzing with excitement whenever I get a referral.  It reaffirms what I am doing in my marketing, in my personal notes and phone calls is working.  It also reaffirms that I am doing my job to my clients' satisfaction.  Unsatisfied clients don't send their friends and family your way. ...
05/27/2008
Are you a potential first-time homebuyer that qualifies for a VA (Veterans Administration) Loan?  If you do, you'd be silly not to request your Certificate of Eligibility and start the home buying process.  You can find out if you qualify here. VA Loans may be the last true source of 100% financi...
05/26/2008
I farm the neighborhood I live in.  The agents in my office will routinely call me if they have questions about this neighborhood from either a listing, or buying perspective...and I am always happy to help. Well, last summer I had the listing directly across the street from my home.  A good frie...
05/25/2008
My brother-in-law, Doug, and I were laughing last night about this comment by the Democratic Presidential Hopeful, Barack Obama.  The link will take you to YouTube, about the only place where you will see it.   And if the thought there aren't 57 states doesn't surprise you, don't make any plans t...
05/24/2008
I finally did it.  I customized my blog.  The Customizer was super easy to use!  And if this is the first time you're hearing about the Customizer, allow me to direct you to the Active Rain Customizer. My husband did step in and help me add that photo at the top though.  I could not size it appro...
05/24/2008
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