Archive for month: March, 2014

First-Time Homebuyers | Overcoming Fears and Jitters

27 Mar
March 27, 2014 Buying a piece of real estate is part of the American Dream. But, all too often the process of buying a home becomes confusing when would-be homebuyers are blindsided with unexpected intricacies that aren’t shown on an HGTV show. Because I want to see new buyers get the very best value for their money, here my essential steps for preparing to buy your first home. Know How Much You Can Afford An obvious first step. But did you know that most first-time homebuyers get stuck at this stage in the process and never make it out? It is perhaps due to the fear of inquiry. Knowing how much you’re worth may lead you to feel self-conscious or depressed because you may not have enough to buy the Read more [...]

Teal for Good in Fredericksburg Means More Than Scarves

17 Mar
March 17, 2014   What I love most about Teal for Good is the amount of excitement I see from friends and coworkers who take the extra time to give back to the community. This was exemplified earlier this week when a long-time friend came to the Fredericksburg office and graciously agreed to donate 25% of the sales from her small business to our local charity, Rebuilding Together.  For as long as I’ve known Adrienne Bergquist, she’s been a fashionista with an eye for making the most out of professional attire and an expert on using her fashion skills to make the best first impressions. So naturally when the Teal for Good initiative began its fundraising efforts through the sale of teal scarves, Read more [...]

Teal for Good: Giving Back to the Community | Centreville

10 Mar
March 10, 2014 Ever since their son was in his late teens, Becky and John* noticed something wasn't quite right. He was having behavioral issues and outbursts and they couldn’t place their finger on the problem. After many years, thousands of dollars spent, and more doctors’ visits than they could count, they finally received the news that their son, now in his mid twenties, had Schizophrenia. With this disease, the risk of homelessness for their son increases dramatically. Fortunately, there are organizations dedicated to preventing this from happening. One such organization, The Brain Foundation, is located right here in Centreville. And if it wasn’t for the Teal for Good charity they never would Read more [...]