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This public blog contains commentary as well as factual information regarding the real estate industry and other organizations and businesses that have some relationship with housing or residential land.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A Virginia state historical highway marker explains it all.  The Science Museum of Virginia used to be a bustling railroad station known as Broad Street Station.   Above is the state historical highway marker explaining the history of the building below.   This photographic perspective of the Sci...
11/15/2013
While walking up to the front door of Sabot at Stony Point, my first impression was "Did I happen to find a backup Harry Potter film studio?"  The main building's size and architecture certainly is reminiscent of Hogwarts school.  One teacher in the lobby told me that students sometimes are gentl...
11/14/2013
Have you thought about what it takes to have a home placed on the National Register of Historic Places?  Just click this link for the National Park Service, and you can discover more about what it takes.   According to Wikipedia, there are 194 properties and districts within the City of Richmond ...
11/13/2013
Approximately one week from today, one of my first-time buyer clients is scheduled for a final walk-thru of a pending property.  It's an 850-square-foot condo, so it ought to be simple, right?   Fortunately, the few very minor repairs from the home inspection done a few weeks ago are of no concer...
11/12/2013
As we approach Thanksgiving this year, some of us may take a mental review of the past 11 months and think about what makes us thankful.  There are various reasons to be thankful and to express more gratitude by giving.   The following may serve as a general checklist of items for Thanksgiving gr...
11/09/2013
While having excellent work habits are so important for us to get ahead in the business world, I believe the value of vacation sometimes can be overlooked.  When is the last time you had a "real" vacation lasting at least five days?   Here are a few anecdotal benefits of an annual vacation: 1) Se...
11/07/2013
Do any of you have dogs that are more than just pets?  We have a rescue miniature poodle, Nathan, who's more than just a pet to us.  Right now he's on a trip with us in San Francisco, and officially became a bi-coastal poodle as of yesterday.   Nathan is the type of dog than rarely ever meets a s...
11/06/2013
The wonderful thing about having tree-lined streets in Richmond, VA, is that fall color can be enjoyed from within an Open House.  Of course, it's wonderful to head to the mountains to enjoy leaves turning blazing shades of red, orange, yellow and gold.  However, why not start by enjoying some fa...
11/04/2013
Do any of you ever carry a lucky keepsake either in memory of someone or something?  If so, do you sense that these items have ever helped your business over the years?   For me, my lucky new keepsakes purchased yesterday at The Aquarian Bookshop in Richmond, VA, are three stones: obsidian strawb...
11/03/2013
Last Monday night, Oct. 28th, 2013, was our last class for oil painting at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, VA.  For approximately two months of Mondays we met for two and a half hours at approximately 6:30 PM in our art studio and painted a different still life every week.   Although I'm more...
11/02/2013
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My outside blog is collectively known as the "World According to Nathan" in honor of our rescue toy poodle. He's survived a puppy mill and now is a member of our family. The entries for the blog can vary but relate in some way to housing and/or real estate.