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Real Estate Agent - Virginia Properties, A Long & Foster Co.



Real estate seems to have been a fickle friend to some of us recently. At one time it was something you could rely on to increase your bottom line and secure your future. Then, suddenly, it wasn't! Well guess what - NOW is the time to reconsider how you feel about real property as an investment o...
In real estate, like most things in life, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Remember that first date in high school? Or perhaps like me you'd just as soon forget about it! Well, trust me; a lot of folks out there feel the same way about YOUR house the moment they driv...
Why stuff things out of sight and out of reach when the best part of having nice stuff is being able to use it! It is fun and creative to look for or create convenient storage crannies that keep belongings out of sight yet easily accessible.  Let the designer in you come out by thinking of opport...
The following came from a real estate agent friend of mine. I'm not sure of the actual source, but I like it enough to want to share it.  Often called the Colonial symbol of hospitality, the pineapple was once considered the most exotic of all tropical fruits that a seafaring captain could bring ...
Old-hand homeowners assemble tool kits by adding items over the course of time, purchasing tools as needed for particular projects. Over a period of years, before you know it, the origin of a workshop has developed.  Novice homeowners, though, need a place to start. The price and quality range fo...
Stonewall Court - A Brief History  At the declaration of World War II in 1941, the nation was put on alert for foreign invasion. Over the entire country, on the East and West Coasts, groups were formed for the safety and protection of people in all communities. Men and women were selected from ea...
The old town and surrounding post-war suburbs of many cities provides countless opportunities for the unexpected when selling and purchasing vintage homes. As an architect experienced in preservation and the renovation work of older structures, I have a tendency to look for the trouble spots of a...

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