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2015 

Braemar Reflection Quarterly:  July-September 2015This is the third Braemar Reflection Quarterly report.  I started compiling stats on these homes after the first quarter of 2015 ended.  Reflection Series homes are located off of Tarvie Circle and are the semi-detached single family homes that ar...
11/23/2015
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  July-September 2015There is an excitement in the crisp fall air as we start to see Christmas decorations springing up around the neighborhood.  Thanksgiving is this week and I feel completely unprepared, but that's a good thing.  It means I've been busy selli...
11/22/2015
Braemar Condo Quarterly:  July-September 2015The third quarter of the year is well behind us.  Looking back on the activity in the Braemar real estate market, it may well have been one of the busiest quarters for Braemar condo sales.  If you recall, we had only two sales of Braemar condos in thir...
11/21/2015
The Quest for ApprovalThere is not a soul in this world who doesn't love approval.  Approval of friends and family members, work recognition, whatever.  Approval is something we all seek on some level.When you are a Short Sale Listing Agent, seeking approval is your job.  Approval means you get b...
11/19/2015
What's Been Left Behind in Your Listing?Taking a final stroll through your home before leaving it as vacant and on the market is a must.  You would be surprised at the things you can overlook when packing up the moving boxes.  And of course, you want to make the best possible impression on buyers...
11/16/2015
And the Award For Biggest Cheapskate Landlord Goes To...It is not often that I get out to show rental properties.  I am usually too busy listing Bristow homes and helping Bristow buyers.  However, today was dedicated to helping two families looking for rentals.  And what a great day to be out loo...
11/14/2015
A Day Late for Veterans Day, But Some Thoughts of My DadMy Dad was a member of the Army.  He never saw combat, but he was so proud of having been a member of the military.  After his time in the Army, where he was stationed in Germany, came to an end, my Dad got a job with the Department of the A...
11/12/2015
Home for the Holidays in this End Unit, Bristow Townhouse for $265,000Okay, so maybe there isn't enough time for you to get in this townhouse before Thanksgiving.  Of course, if you have cash to buy 9850 Maitland Loop, the longest wait you'll have is the title search.  The reality is, most buyers...
11/11/2015
Home for the Holidays is a State of MindLast Saturday I was hosting an open house in perfectly dreary weather.  Gray, drizzly and cold.  My Sellers almost had me cancel the open, but I thought that was a bad idea.  I vividly remember one of the busiest open houses on one of my listings was a day ...
11/11/2015
USAA Touts Veteran Loyalty, But Their Approval Process Comes Up ShortWe've all seen the USAA commercials with veterans returning from war.  Kids of veterans talking about where their USAA benefits were earned.  It is a highly emotional campaign.  And when it comes to emotions, it can be hard to t...
11/10/2015
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