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Who Doesn’t Like Seeing Their Name Flash By at 130 MPH?

Who doesn’t like seeing their name flash by at 130 miles per hour? OK, maybe not actually see it, but recognize the blur that is your name. Just recently I became the first of what will probably be many sponsors of Jake Thiewes Racing. Being a sponsor is more then just having your logo on […]

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Is There More to Disposing of Sensitive Documents Than Just Shredded Paper?

Is there more to disposing of 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 three community shredding events that we have hosted so far have generated 12.89 […]

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A Skink, I Think?

A skink, I think? The lightly rustling leaves gave a feeling that it had to be caused by something small. It certainly wasn’t a chipmunk. Could it be a skink? I quickly scanned the moving leaf debris as it moved away from me. There it was. The red head that meant it was an adult. […]

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When You’re Given The Keys After Settlement, It’s For Real

When you are given the keys after settlement, it’s for real. Buying a house sounds so simple; get pre-qualified, review listings on line, look at the promising ones, select one, write a contract, give requested information to the lender, do the walk through and then show up for settlement. One item missing is “time.” I […]

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How To Negotiate On A Really Nice House

So how do you negotiate on a really nice house that has just come on the market? That’s right, pay full price before someone else beats you to it. I just went to settlement on a listing that was head and shoulders above the competition, even though it was smaller and lacked an additional bedroom/bathroom. […]

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Let Sleeping Snakes Lie…

Let sleeping snakes lie – isn’t that what they say? So on Saturday, I’m showing a pretty interesting older property that’s out in the country. Next to the house is a two-story shed that’s dusty with a few cobwebs around the edges. When it came time to climb up the narrow staircase to see what […]

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Shredding Event Results Are In!

A big thank you to all that stopped by on Saturday, in spite of the rain, to shred and recycle. We had a great turnout with a nice, steady participation throughout the three hours. When it’s all over, I’m always curious as to how much paper did we shred and how many electronics were collected. […]

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Two Buyers, One Townhouse

So, it’s 11:38 AM on a Thursday, and I have just clicked “Submit” after inputting all of the information on my newest listing – 5849 Waterdale Court in Centreville. I’m pretty excited, as my seller has done all the right things needed to make this a “smart buy” for a new owner: fresh paint, new […]

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Sensitive Documents? Old Electronics? Don’t Miss This!

With the weather slowly warming up, have you thought about Spring Cleaning yet? Don’t miss my third While-You-Watch Shredding event – now with electronics recycling as well! Round up your old papers, files, and electronics and bring them out on March 14! Saturday, March 14, 2015  –  9:00 am – 12:00 pm 44675 Cape Court, […]

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Just How Much Damage Can Vandals Do?

Vandals come in all forms, causing destruction in any way possible. But just how much damage can a vandal do – with a baseball bat? Imagine being a contractor, doing $60,000 in renovations and upgrades to a client’s vacant investment property, only to open the door and find broken glass on the newly-refinished hardwood floors. […]

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