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Go Look at Houses in the Rain – Seriously

Picture your dream house and what do you see? A gourmet kitchen with a wraparound front porch on 80 acres? You bet, we can do that. A perfectly adorned downtown condo, if that’s more your style? We’ve got a few of those. Bet you that dream house fantasy comes with perfect weather too, doesn’t it? Sunny and 70 degrees? If it’s the New River Valley, it can be winter in the morning, and summer in the afternoon! 

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Home Buying and Heavy Rain – A Perfect Marriage

This has become a bit of an evergreen post for the blog, one I keep going back to again and again, but it’s held up well over the last nearly five years, and it’s accurate for a day like today – where it’s rained, non-stop, in the New River Valley, all day. On days like today, when the temps have dropped and the rain continues to fall, all you want to do is … well, nothing. But seeing houses on a today like today can, in many cases, answer that most important of questions – “does this basement get wet?” …

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Rain and The Art Of Home Buying

It’s pouring in the New River Valley today, just a long, steady rain. The ground is soaked, there’s pooling water everywhere, and by 8am I’d already received a text from a client from my RoofTopServices.com business asking who to call regarding a roof leak at the home they purchased earlier in the year, before you buy a house you should check out roof inspection checklist so that you won’t face a similar problem. It’s the kind of day you just want to curl up and Netflix-binge. Except today is the perfect day to see a house. Given the circumstances, it seemed …

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Why Seeing Homes in the Rain Is A Good Idea

Last Thursday it poured rain, and I was showing houses to clients most of the day.  When I say it poured, I mean cats and dogs. In my opinion, there’s no better time to see a house than when it’s raining.  Now, I don’t mean it has to be The Flood 2 or anything, but a nice steady rain is a good time to see a house, and I said so on Twitter.  At the very next house, my rationale was explained – we walked into the basement to find standing water, a squeegee, and everything stored off the floor …

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Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline. Certainly, if you live in the New River Valley, you’ve heard about this proposed pipeline by now. The issue is far too broad to cover in detail here, but a simple Google search will turn up more than you ever wanted to know. For a comprehensive website that speaks out against the project, Preserve The NRV is a good place to start. Not surprisingly, there’s not a lot out there in favor of it, except for a .info site from the project coalition. The pipeline is a proposed 42″ pipe, running 300 miles from the source fields, …

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Why You Should – And Shouldn’t – Buy A House

Not counting the posts I’ve written and saved as drafts and never actually posted (often times for very good reason), this is the 1000th post on this blog.  What started during Christmas 2006 as an experiment suggested by a friend has turned in to something that I count as crucial to my understanding of the market and how to best explain it – sometimes poorly, I’ll admit – to the people I work with. I’ve been thinking for quite a while about how to acknowledge the 1000th post … it seems like a milestone of some kind. Then Scott Rogers, …

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The Ferrari vs. The Yugo, Part Two

Warning: This is a long post (2034 words, to be exact), so skip ahead to the end if you’re not interested.  It deals with an issue that’s central not only to the success of a New River Valley real estate agent, but also to a buyer or seller who’s relying on their agent to provide concise, well-formatted information in a timely manner. On Monday, I brought up the issue of The Ferrari vs. The Yugo, and this is the follow-up.  The following is a reprint of Sunday’s article in The Roanoke Times entitled “NRV Real Estate Community Weighs In On …

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Beauty’s In The Eye of the Beholder

In all likelihood you’ve seen a house on television and you thought "That’s a really weird home!".  Well, thanks to my Twitter bud @ResPres for pointing out some of these really unusual digs … From Nubricks.com: The Airplane – Late 1994, JoAnne Ussery’s intention was to find a new mobile home. Luckily for us, her brother-in-law had a brainwave experienced by all of us at one point in our lives: Why not look for a decommissioned aircraft instead and convert it into a habitable space? JoAnne did exactly that and the next year had transported an old 727 and started …

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Beauty’s In The Eye of the Beholder

In all likelihood you’ve seen a house on television and you thought "That’s a really weird home!".  Well, thanks to my Twitter bud @ResPres for pointing out some of these really unusual digs … From Nubricks.com: The Airplane – Late 1994, JoAnne Ussery’s intention was to find a new mobile home. Luckily for us, her brother-in-law had a brainwave experienced by all of us at one point in our lives: Why not look for a decommissioned aircraft instead and convert it into a habitable space? JoAnne did exactly that and the next year had transported an old 727 and started …

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