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Jake Thiewes Racing: Green Flag!

Weekends earlier this year at Road Atlanta and Summit Point have set the stage for this coming weekend’s event at VIR in Danville called HyperFest.  The new year started with ther transition from a roll-bar to a full cage – more safety is always good. Once installed, Jake was faced with the decision of leaving […]

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A Big ‘Thank You!’ to Everyone Who Showed Up to Shred and Recycle

Our Shred Event and Electronic Recycle on April 2nd was the biggest so far! By the numbers: We had over 300 people stop by in spite of the rain to shred and recycle. The two shred trucks collected a total of 14,100 pounds of shredded paper. It seemed that each truck had a line of two or […]

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Buying Your First Home is Scary — But You Don’t Have to Be Afraid

So many questions and you’re not even sure what they are. What do you do first, then second and then what? Can I really afford to buy something? It’s so much money. Should I buy now or wait until I have more money (make more money, save more,….). What type of house do I want and where? The questions and […]

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We’ve Removed 960 Lbs of Pollutants From the Air — Any Idea What a Lung Full Weighs?

Is there more to shredding sensitive documents then just shredded paper? Yes, shredded paper gets recycled and saves us from having to go through the paper making process to make more paper. It also saves in several really interesting ways. The four community shredding events that we have hosted so far have generated 16 tons […]

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One Month Into the New Year – How’s The Market?

We are one month into the New Year, so how does the market look? As always, it’s a matter of where you live. As a whole, Northern Virginia saw the number of active listings (6,314) in January decrease 2% from the previous January. New listings are down by 12.4%. Median prices for all types of […]

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“So, How Is The Real Estate Market?”

“So how is the Real Estate market?” Whenever I meet up with someone that I haven’t seen in a while, invariably at some point in the conversation, the question will get asked. Besides showing interest in what I do as a profession, people genuinely want to know how the market is doing. For all kinds […]

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Caring for Your Home During and After a Big Snow Storm

1) If you have an exterior basement walkout that has several or many steps up to grade, it is critical to make sure the drain at the bottom of the stairs is clean. If the drain is covered with leaves and snow it may not drain fast enough to prevent water from flooding into the […]

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What’s That Smell… Pet Urine?

We walked in and noticed that the fan in the eat-in kitchen was going about 1500 rpm as if it was poised for take off. It also felt a bit cool inside (the temperature outside was about 50º). Turns out the window in the upstairs bedroom was open about 12”. Now we knew that the […]

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Loudoun Schools Get an A+, Rank Among Best in Virginia

A recently published list by niche.com has placed 11 of the 15 Loudoun County high schools in the top 100 schools in the commonwealth. Five of the schools rank in the top 25; #6 Stone Bridge, #8 Dominion, #10 Briar Woods, #11 Loudoun Valley and #21 Heritage. The website utilizes a formula that takes into […]

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Deer and Car Collisions

Deer and car collisions are up! If you drive in Loudoun County, beware of deer, especially at this time of year. While the numbers are slightly dated, they bear repeating. In 2013, AAA Mid-Atlantic released their figures for deer and car collisions and the results were sobering. Loudoun County led the state with the most deer-related vehicle crashes […]

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