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Mr. Burnette, Franklin County, VA will present a Franklin County Economic Development Update, on April 1, at the Westlake Country Club located in Hardy, VA.  The presentation will start at 9 am and is sponsored by the Lake2Lake Referral organization.  The country club is located on Morewood Road ...
03/21/2010
For farmers that have waterfront property look at the State of Virginia's website for information on earning 25% state income tax credit by replacing buffers. Go to http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil_and_water/crep.shtml for specifics.  There are still farmers with waterfront property on Smith Moun...
03/20/2010
A town meeting will be held by the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) on Tuesday, March 23 at 6 pm at Trinity Ecumenical Parish on Rt 122 in Moneta, VA. For those that are interested in Smith Mountain Lake, this meeting will be very informative about water quality, invasive weeds, and most im...
03/19/2010
Each year there are accidents on Smith Mountain Lake, who knows why they happen, but I suspect many are because some boaters have no idea of what they are doing.  When we started boating in the Potomac River in the Washington DC area, the first thing we did was take a safe boating course. The res...
03/17/2010
Smith Mountain Lake started to get a little blue/brown after all the unusual snow that we had this winter.  I thought the color was a result of run off from the snow upstream and was worried if it was going to stay that way all summer.  However, it is actual a natural phenomenon called Lake Turno...
03/13/2010
Between facebook, activerain, etc. I am losing track of what I said where and if anything had any content at all.  I have not developed an appreciation of what it can do for my business.  I started a realtor group and no one takes part in the conversation -- can it be that the older generation do...
03/10/2009
Second Floor 2 Bedroom condo, 1050 sq ft, 2 full baths, family room, kitchen w/counter, and sunroom. A $4,000 golf membership conveys w/property. Community is for active people--amenities include: Indoor and outdoor pools, children play areas, tennis, badminton, and basketball courts, large worko...
01/19/2009
Home is in ideal location, close to Hales Ford Bridge (by boat & car), the center of recreation, shopping & restaurants. Deep water cove provides safe shelter for swimmers. Recently renovated-granite counter tops, wood floors, new roof, gas fireplace. Have to get into property to appreciate feat...
01/18/2009
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Last year, while visitng Florida, I met an investor that invited me to his investment group -- the group turned out to be focused on trading properties.  I found the meeting to be exciting and very informative, but never thought I would have the opportunity to use what I learned.  Recently I obta...
09/03/2008
We have worked so hard gardening --as I like to call it -- we are cultivating our clients and planting seeds for the future.  The market has been slow, but if you do enough plowing and raking, you can find clients.  We have helped many find bargains that resulted from prices driven down by the la...
09/03/2008
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