Woof, Woof for the Millennials!

    When I am showing property to more than a single buyer, it is always intriguing to see who in the buying group carries the weigh - or who really makes the decision.  A recent survey by SunTrust Mortgage answers this question for...

It’s the little things

We all recognize that Richmond is becoming a Foodie Favorite and gaining recognition throughout the east.  But I've also become aware of Richmond increased  notariety as  the destination for grocery chains.  To name a few - Food Lion, Krogers, Martins,...

What a week!

Wow .......what a week!  Most of you all would say its great - after all you had three closings - two listings and one buyer!  But most experienced REALTORS know that the weeks up to settlement can be hectic with calls, emails and texts trying to ensure...

Another Birthday shared with customers!

Today Krispy Kreme celebrates its 80th birthday!  Happy BD, KKD!!!  They are sharing their special day by selling a dozen of donuts for $0.80 -- Isn't that great?...

A Millennial Speaks Out — we need to listen!

Madeleine Alderman is a vivacious millennial on the One South Commercial Team. Today she published "Millennials Matter" .... and from my perspective they certainly matter A LOT!  I think regardless our age, we can benefit from her perspective.  Madeleine...

Now this is an HISTORIC TINY HOUSE I love

Savannah is my favorite city having spent several high school years at Benedictine Military School.  My dad and I frequently go back and visit primarily for my high school reunions.  Just saw this article and I think this is the neatest of small houses anywhere, let...

Happy 90th…seven eleven! Free Slurpees all around

In honor of their 90th birthday, Seven Eleven is giving away free slurpees today from 11am to 7pm.  I remember    when I visited my first 7 11 in southern Florida - not 90 years ago but perhaps 60 --- what a great marketing concept open from 7am to 11pm!!!  Happy...

Alamo BBQ – Just one of many Church Hill eateries worth a visit

Over the years I have driven past 22nd and Jefferson Street in Church Hill.  Rarely have I consciously seen what was there because  memories from the early 80s flood my mind.  Back then when I lived on Libby Terrace in Church Hill, 2202 Jefferson had a big...

Good Info — Costs you don’t think of when buying a house

Many first time home buyers are not aware of the costs associated with their first home purchase.  In addition to the downpayment other funds are necessary to complete the transaction.  This CNN Money article outlines some things to ponder ........

A proud realtor 🙂

Many of you will recall that I was involved with the sale of Westerhman Farm earlier this year. Westerham, a mid-eighteenth century Federal style dwelling, is proudly positioned overlooking 96 +/- pastoral acres in western Hanover County. Its numerous out buildings...

Thinking about painting your home?

Before you pick up that paint brush to re-do your walls, check out this article that shares the author's thoughts on what colors decrease the value of your home.  ...

Lake Caroline – easy commute to Richmond or Fredericksburg

Unique, custom, tranquil, serene, amazing!   I recently listed this gem in Lake Caroline.  For those of you not familiar with Lake Caroline here is what the Association has to say: Lake Caroline is a gated community situated on a pristine lake, surrounded by 1,400...

July 4th, so soon …..

July 4th festivities are upon us!   Where did June go?  Richmond has many great venues to explore and enjoy the fireworks of this season.  Check out the Times Dispatch guide to fireworks...

8 Rookie Mistakes that Impede a Sale

Today, Realtor.com published an interesting article on rookie mistakes sellers should avoid. Its a good read and one I would encourage all potential sellers to look over.  Even in a sellers market, these are valuable tips. Sellers - Avoid these frequent...

Lunch and Learn

One of the many things I enjoy about One South Realty Group is our wide range of learning opportunities.  Today was no exception!  Two of my colleagues, Nicole and Greg Montalto hosted us at one of their new properties - a 4 apartment dwelling at 2023 West Grace...

Richmond attracts millennials

One again Richmond ranks at the top nationwide -- This time for attracting millennials.  Read what the Times Dispatch said this morning:...

SMILE 🙂

Today was one of those truly great days for a REALTOR - Photoshoots!!!  Bryan Chavez, my new photographer, came highly recommended and he not only lived up to but he exceeded my expectations.  He uses a great technique called exposure infusion which creates...