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The Number One Mistake You Can Make When Hiring a Realtor

Every so often, I get a phone call from another agent, calling me on their lunch break (from another job) and they need me to get back to them right away, or wait until after ...
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Determining Your Home’s Value

One of the first questions you’ll face when selling your home includes how much it’s worth in today’s market. And if you’re purchasing another home, chances are you’ll need to know this sooner than later, ...
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5500 Riverside Drive | RVA | Custom Modernization

5500 Riverside Drive, the transformation of an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan The genesis of this project began back in August of 2014 when Jeremy Connell of Pareto LLC and I first toured the ...
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Getting in the Game | 5 Keys to Real Estate Investing

Getting in the Game | 5 Keys to Investing in Real Estate Long before there were landlords as we know them today, there were simply lords who owned enormous plots of land. Peasants worked the ...
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5 Ways the VCU Master Plan Affects Richmond Real Estate

5 Ways the VCU Master Plan affects Richmond Real Estate. Last week I was able to attend a presentation which revealed the culmination of  the last 2 years of VCU working with consultants to re-develop ...
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Richmond VA Real Estate is: Easy to Love

The accessibility of the Richmond VA real estate market was exemplified for me on a recent trip to Boston, Mass. Boston is a historic and charming city brimming with personality. Each neighborhood seems unique and has it's ...
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“Creepin” Web Presence

The other day I was having lunch with a friend who works in marketing and we were discussing the importance of both personal and business web presence. Long gone are the days in the past ...
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How Are You Going to Sell My Property?

"How are you going to sell my property?" This is usually one of the first things any potential client will ask me when we're discussing the listing and selling process. I enjoy being asked this ...
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Museum District Home

“Roofs Come in Different Colors?”

If you’re like most, you probably rarely pay attention to roofs when it comes to property. About 10 years ago when I was going over a proposal to replace an existing roof with a client ...
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Church Hill Homes

Situs , Situs, Situs!!

Almost sounds like an unpleasant nasal infection doesn't it? In reality though, this is a term you have probably heard dozens of times and have perhaps even stated yourself... but in easy to understand modern ...
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Real Estate Alchemy at Work

What does alchemy have to do with real estate? Alchemy has it’s origin in the concept of turning ordinary materials into the extraordinary. The most easily called to mind is the medieval attempts at converting ...
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