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I love Central Virginia and would love to answer questions for anyone thinking moving to Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft or Charlottesville, Virginia area. Call me - anytime 540=290-3200 :)
I read the article below last week and it really bothered me.  I am copying part of the article just to see what kind of response it would have on other readers."Mortgage Industry NewsMore to mortgage industry than sub-prime; Daily Herald The term "mortgage meltdown" has become so commonplace -- ...
I am really serious about this questions, and would like to open a dialog asking anyone that is thinking about purchasing or selling a home or has bought or sold a home in the past to respond.  It doen't matter where you live the questions could most likely be appied in all areas of the country.T...
Closely Guarded Secret - Crozet, VirginiaIn the State of Virginia there is a little village that you may have never heard of.  Crozet????   When you see the name for the first time trying to figure out the pronunciation may be a little problem.  Let's see the T is silent and the E is pronounced l...
Shopping for a home?  Below you are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.Few things in your life will be as exciting or nerve racking as locating and purchasing your first or second home.  It's not unusual for good and bad to emotions to converge during the search process.  Don't despair, this is a...
To begin with you have to remember that you will be marketing to others, and not getting ready for a open house to visit with friends.  You have to realize that your objective is to view your home as a product to be marketed.  With most of us that have lived in our homes for a while this is a dif...
It seems that everyone now believes (maybe with good reason) that the real estate market has cooled.   Analyst are implying that if you didn't get into the market before the boom it's no use investing now.  WHY?  Again I ask Why?  When you get down to it and talk with real estate professional in ...
Anyone visiting the area next weekend should take advantage of the cooler temperatures and visit Wintergreen.  Most of the summer it has been anywhere from 15 to 20 degrees cooler than down in the valley.Next weekend at Wintergreen there will be an International Wine Festival on Saturday, Septemb...
Nine years ago when Prue and I decided to relocate to Charlottesville we did not realize what a wonderful place we were about to move to.However it only took a few months for us to realize what a find we had made.  During that time we even convinced our oldest son and his wife to relocate.Some of...

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I specialize in all Charlottesville and Central Virginia Real Estate, particularly Charlottesville & surrounding counties, & Wintergreen Resort Properties.