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2017 

Great Investment Opportunity, Just Listed in Montclair for $235,000Montclair is a neighborhood in Dumfries, VA where you can find a variety of homes.  All residents of the community have access to Lake Montclair and the community beach.   This townhouse, located in the Water's Edge section of Mon...
09/30/2017
Unspoken Contract of Trust We Have With Our Fellow Citizens Every DayWhen we wake up and go about our day to day lives, we mix with our fellow citizens and trust that they will follow the rules and regulations of our society, particularly the rules of the road.  Not speeding, staying in our lanes...
09/29/2017
The Best Review a Bristow, VA Real Estate Agent Could Ever GetSelling homes in the Bristow-Gainesville marketplace is something so much more satisfying than I could have ever imagined it would be.  And since 2005, when I first started my Bristow-Gainesville real estate career, I have deepened my ...
09/16/2017
What Makes an MLS Photo Bad?If you belong to any social media group of agents, you will see outrage at bad MLS photos.  Real estate agents are a tough crowd.  They seem to measure every listing they see against how they would better present a home.  It's natural.  It's our job.  There are probabl...
09/14/2017
The Effects of Irma Even Stretched to Bristow, VAHow can a hurricane, swirling so many states below Virginia have an effect on anything going on in Bristow, VA?  Well, it was certainly not a widespread effect, but certainly had this Bristow Real Estate Agent on edge from Friday into Sunday.It all...
09/11/2017
Haymarket Contemporary Under Contract in Twenty-Three DaysWhen you get a unique listing like this Haymarket contemporary at 16402 Jackson Hollow Road, it is not one you can reliably predict a marketing period.  Sure other homes with similar lots, or similar square footage or the same number of be...
09/10/2017
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Heritage Series)What a crummy day.  Nothing but dreary skies and rain.  Of course, these crappy weather days are great for putting together local real estate market reports.   Today I am working on the Braemar Property Value Report for Heritage Series h...
09/06/2017
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Courtyard Series)While the fall solstice may not be until September twenty-second this year, it certainly felt like fall as soon as we entered September.  The chill in the air reminds me of back to school time, even decades after graduating high school....
09/05/2017
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Carriage Series)For some reason, this doesn't feel like a holiday weekend to me.  Maybe it is because I haven't fired up the grill and done the American classic holiday weekend meal--hot dogs and hamburgers.  The sunshine outside today is certainly invi...
09/04/2017
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Arista Series)Labor Day weekend certainly didn't get off to a sunny start yesterday.  The drizzling rain made it fairly miserable.  Seems you will have a chance to enjoy the last days of the Braemar pool season today and tomorrow though.  Right now, it ...
09/03/2017
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