Prices Dropping Like Leaves!

Debbie and I have Four listings you all may want to know about–Four that have had Major price reductions this week.

First up, we have our great five bedroom, three bath family home with full unfinished walk-out basement near Orlean on over Ten wooded and clear acres. Featuring brand new flooring and paint throughout, this home is turn-key ready to welcome it’s next family. Drastic price reduction to only $525,000 (BELOW assessed value)!!

https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=8613891119

Next, we have a Stunning four bedroom, 3.5 bath Chalet just six miles south of Front Royal, surrounded by epic Blue Ridge and Skyline Mountain Views, just reduced $15k, to $675,000. Close enough to commute to the City, yet far enough to be considered for a second-home or mountain retreat. Come be IN the Views! We are holding Open Houses This Saturday, November 2, and Next Saturday And Sunday, the 9th and 10th!

https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=8613934354

Right Back in Marshall, just three miles from I66, this amazing Custom home on over seven fully-fenced acres has a new, lower price of $589,000. The attention to detail, the craftsmanship, and materials make this home a show-stopper. Images just don’t do it justice!

https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=8613907770

Our second Orlean area four bed, 3.5 bath home with semi-finished walk-out basement sits on over ten mostly wooded acres, has TONS of potential, and features an open loft with Three bedrooms and Two Full Baths, overlooking the main level living room with cathedral ceilings and two-story stone fireplace! Price just dropped $10,000!

https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=8613922432

Debbie and I would Welcome the opportunity to show you these homes, or find you Exactly what you are seeking!

WHAT a MONTH!!

It’s been a Banner Month, in a time that is typically busy to begin with!

We had one Charming little home in Goldvein go directly from “Coming Soon!”, to “Under Contract!”.  The home closed without a hitch, and a new family is Set to Bloom here!  Featuring over five acres, its OWN POND, and completely renovated with Three bedrooms and Two baths, great open floorplan Country Kitchen and vaulted ceilings in the Living/Dining room, this home was Sure to be snatched up! 

https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=7077985348

Simultaneously, our “Fixer-Upper” with Huge potential had Enormous interest and activity.  Also right in the Goldvein area (Equidistant to both Fredericksburg And Warrenton!) It went under contract after escalating over ten thousand dollars!  Our client will soon be free to travel the world, unencumbered by a home too large. 

https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/zn4KC2y1rJ/13387SillamonROAD

We have added FOUR great listings this last week—One a spectacular Chalet on either ten or twenty acres, just six miles south of Front Royal.  This home is perched atop a knoll, nestled in a valley of Skyline Drive, with 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge.  The estate will make an excellent 2nd (or 3rd…) home for someone who wants to escape the City, or for the local Executive or Entrepreneur with discriminating tastes. 

https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/YRTKK0pJxJ/151BoydsMillLANE

No expense was spared on materials or craftsmanship during the extensive renovations and modernizations of our next listing, featuring Three Master Suites, one on the lower level, with its Own Gourmet Kitchen and walk-out access!  This home is on over seven extensively land- and hardscaped acres, with a Grand Pergola, Koi pond, small barn/shed, and kennels.  It is entirely board fenced, augmented with approximately 2 ½ acres fenced with plastic coated 6’ chain link (dogs cannot jump this fence!).  This home is just Three miles from I66, right off Crest Hill Rd, in Marshall. 

https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/WSklJllHxJ/4527AchillesLANE

Our little gem is a fine three bedroom, 1 ½ bath Brick rambler on five acres with spring-fed, fish filled POND, on Belvoir Road, convenient to…. Well… EVERYWHERE!   Located halfway between Marshall and The Plains, and minutes from I66, commutes are a breeze, and access to Leesburg, Gainesville, Marshall, Warrenton, Front Royal, Middleburg, and on and on, is simple and direct.  This home features a Brand New Roof, Fireplace, attached garage, and is Turn-Key Ready to move in! 

https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/b0RYYPCMxJ/4227BelvoirROAD

We are proud to present a true Hidden Gem on ten mostly-wooded acres in the Highly desirable Orlean area of Northern Fauquier.  This four-bedroom, three and a half-bath home has true craftsman features—a two-story loft with three bedrooms and two baths upstairs(!) overlooks a dining and living room featuring a stone fireplace.  There is a Country Kitchen adjacent to the living room, and a Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi and Rain Shower on the Ground floor!  A huge oversized detached two-car garage and mostly unfinished basement round out this fine custom builder-built  home.

https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/WLrKdWLPxJ/11131OrleanVistaDRIVE

We are also featuring our existing listing, also in the wonderful, beautiful and convenient  Orlean Area.  This great five bedroom, three bath home is perfectly situated on over 10 ½ mostly wooded acres, that drop off in a gentle slope to over 800’ frontage on Carters run.  This home features fresh paint and brand new flooring throughout.  An unfinished walk out basement and two-car garage with bonus room above make this a Great family home!   This owner is Motivated, has just drastically lowered the price, and is offering a negotiable remodeling allowance!

https://matrix.brightmls.com/matrix/shared/y0mXnWYSxJ/7400PoplarPointLANE

Debbie and I would welcome the opportunity to help you with your Real Estate needs.  We are All about the Northern Piedmont!  Don’t hesitate to shoot us a line.  We can advise, assist, and come up with the Best Solutions for you! 

EXCELLENT Investment Opportunity! $238,500 4/2! Reno and Flip, or Live in Yourself. 40′ X 60′ Morton two stall Horse Barn, Over Two acres!

This is a true Diamond in the Rough. Home has enormous potential. There are three bedrooms and one full bath upstairs. The finished walk-out basement features one bedroom, one “bonus room”, one full bath, and full living room with fireplace that can easily be converted to an autonomous apartment with the addition of a kitchenette.

The Home IS livable “as-is”, but is in need renovation. All systems (septic, well, electrical, roof, foundation, etc), and the structure appear in fine condition. Appliances, flooring, paint, kitchen and bath fixtures, toilets and shower/tubs ought be replaced.

Any interested parties MUST contact us, the listing agents, to arrange showing. Candidates have to be pre-qualified. We accompany all showings.

Easy commute to Fredricksburg, Culpeper, Bealton, Warrenton, Manassas, and points East.

Do NOT, under any circumstances, drive by or show up unannounced!

Home is an EXCELLENT investment, offered at only $238,500, for two+ acres, four bed/two bath, 40 X 60 Morton barn with two-stalls and fenced yard.

Please see the listing HERE.

TRULY AN HONOR!

Debbie and I are excited to present this Perfect Rancher, on five private acres with its OWN fish-packed pond, Just off Rt. 17 in Goldvein!  Empty-nesters looking to downsize, or new families seeking a great Starter Home will find this three bed two bath home Very attractive.  Commutes to Fredricksburg, Warrenton, or even Culpeper are a breeze from this conveniently located home. 

Your surroundings are quiet and peaceful on this great lot offering a perfect combination of manicured lawn, pond, and woods.  Just updated (and Gorgeous!) kitchen, open floor-plan great room, two-car garage, and new deck overlooking the woods all mean this little gem will host its next family Very soon! 

Please feel free to check out this delightful home at the links Here or Here

We would be honored to show you this home, or answer any questions you may have.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to Debbie or me, at either Debbie@cdencompass.com, 571-451-9112 or 571-468-1068 Today!

Why Are Monuments Important?

I have been thinking about this for quite some time now–probably since I returned to Fauquier County two years ago March.

A few observations about Our Fine County, and from where it has come:

As a child, I spent many a Friday Night going around in circles at Hugo’s Skateway in southern Fauquier.  I remember well the controversy and kerfuffle over the debate to ALLOW black kids admission.  To the roller rink. 

I remember well, the then Belvoir Restaurant (now El Agave) making statewide news for refusing to allow blacks to be seated or served.  One of the legends is, Jim Vance of Channel 4, NBC DC came out to interview the owner.  During the interview, a light rain began to fall.  Vance made a motion to continue the interview inside, out of the rain.  The owner told him (a fine, eloquent, well educated, conservative, upstanding, brilliant Man among Men), “you ain’t comin’ in”.  The story went (mercifully briefly) national. 

I remember when the Fish and Game officer entered Freestate to enforce some such hunting law, and never came out.  (still searching for the linking article for this one–what do you guys remember?)

Yes.  Our county, our state, and our country have had dark times in our past.  Even in my past (and I’m “ONLY” 52!!).  Segregation, racism, Jim Crowe, lynchings, the Klan, and on and on, are a sad part of our collective history.  A history NONE of us are not proud of.  Nonetheless, during those times of discord, there was always a faction that fought that status quo.  That stood up and refused to accept each and every one of those policies (as well as internment, blue laws, not allowing women to vote or own property, and many, many others). 

By honoring the people who lived in those times, we celebrate not the periods of darkness, but the PROGRESS we, as a culture, have made.  We are all able to use statues, monuments, plaques, road and building names as pinpoints in history.  A pinpoint we can use as a yardstick to measure our progress.  And how much more needs improvement.  How are we to know what it was Like, be proud of how far we’ve Come, and judge how far we have YET to go, if we dismiss and erase and eliminate any reference to our past??  Destroying and vandalizing and demanding the removal of statues is nothing short of re-writing history. It is Crucial that we embrace our history–WARTS and All. As George Santayana wisely said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. To covet truth is a very distinguished passion.

Great Opportunity to own a Great Home!

Available for purchase, we have a Five Bedroom, Three Bath Family home on over ten acres in the Orlean area. Convenient to Warrenton, Marshall, Front Royal, and D.C.

Excellent home for a Busy, Active established or growing family! Featuring a full unfinished basement, wood stove, Great deck, mud room and bonus room. There is a paved driveway leading to a two car garage.

The Property has a gentle slope and long frontage on Carters Run. One third of the lot is grass and two thirds are wooded. Private, Quiet, and Scenic.

See the Link below for Far more information!

7400 Poplar Point Lane, Warrenton

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE IN MARSHALL!

Available now, a two bedroom, one bath, ground level apartment on Main Street, in Marshall. Freshly painted. $1,300/month.

Available July 1, a one bedroom, one and a half bath second floor apartment with attic access. $1,150/month.

See Both Here: https://matrix.brightmls.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=5226721254#1

First Month, Security, Application, Credit and References required.

Small pets considered on a case -by-case basis.

Call Chris or Debbie at 571-451-9112 or 571-469-1068

CATTLE BUSINESS FOR SALE!

We are excited to offer a +/-900 Acre world class WORKING cattle farm, near Madison Virginia. Facility will easily accommodate up to 400 head of cattle. Current break down is approximately half in pastureland, and half in supporting agriculture (hay, feed corn, etc). Available for purchase are +/-250 head of cattle, tractors, equipment, fuel and grain in bunker. Farm comes with several tenant and management homes of varying size and status.

The farm is not for sale. The owner is seeking a long term land lease.

The ranch is located within easy striking distance to Charlottsville, Culpeper, and Warrenton, still convenient to I 95 and Northern Virginia. We are eager to speak with interested and qualified parties. Further information available, contingent on signing of a basic Confidentiality Agreement.

Feel Free to reach out to us at 571-451-9112, or Chris@cdencompass.com

Balancing Self Promotion with Discretion

Success in Real Estate comes when we can meet our client’s needs.  Clients come in all types and styles and, more importantly, with myriad baggage.  Some clients are celebrating attaining their own goals at long last, career advancements, or triumphs of wise investments.  But just as often, they come to BE clients in the first place due to strife, divorce, escaping bad relationships, hard times, or even as a consequence of death. 

I’ve worked with brokers in the past who always, enthusiastically rallied the seller or buyer or renter into a group, for the celebratory Photo at Closing.  Yay!  Aren’t we all Happy!  Our goals have been Met!  I’ve seen far too many forced smiles and downcast sideways glances in those group photos gracing the walls of Brokerages and worse, websites and social media. 

I’ve only seen two clients respectfully (and sheepishly) decline/refuse the group photo.  Who knows if they are selling to get away from a stalker?  Or if the LAST thing they want their good-for-nothing cousin to find out is they Sold the “Family Farm”?  They may be dreading his arrival, expecting or demanding HIS “share”, or hat in hand seeking assistance from his newly well-off relatives.  Or, perhaps they HAD to sell, due to job loss or bankruptcy or even nasty neighbors.  Then, there are the rental clients, former homeowners, ashamed that they are relegated to the world of second-class Tenants.

Debbie and I are always proud of our successes.  Finding the right investment property or home, or apartment, or selling any of the above, is our goal.  But that can only be achieved by acquiring the Trust of our Clients.  Trust we hold paramount, and in equal value with Confidence.  We may announce, “Yay! We found another client the Perfect Horse Farm (or car lot, or young couple’s first apartment rental, or office complex, or 14,000 square foot second home)!!”  But you’ll never see our client’s images, or identifiable photos of their homes or businesses, either bought, leased, or sold.  

Because the main commodity we market is US, and your ability to have faith and confidence in our discretion. Trust is paramount in a Real Estate transaction.

Where Do We Stand

A crime is a crime. Government out of control hurting the people is a CRIME, specifically IN AMERICA (as a world leader). The power was given to the people to ensure Government does not take its absolute power and corrupt absolutely (Sir Acton).

The other day someone posted that Antifa, the radicalized group, was going to steal the yellow jacket as their newest protest.

Upon looking into the what the yellow jacket protesters are saying (video), the message is people are sick and tired of so many years of corruption by the government serving only the few and ignoring the people. In other countries this would be seen in one way or another as this protest has spread to other countries.

The answer is not violence. Be smarter than that. The goal is proactive implementation.

Here in America this is seen in the escalation to epidemic proportions of health, loss of jobs, drugs and trafficked children used as sex slaves. Millions have been spent and still our numbers are soaring, until the last couple years. Major safeguards are being initiated, laws/initiative/task forces implemented, and criminals being taken down.

The use of government agency for political and financial gain is criminal. The suppression of REAL HELP for the people for personal or financial gain is criminal.

There was a shift in news reporting in the last 24 hours. Issues must stop being spun, marginalized and caught in the politics and personalities. We must deal with principals and not just personalities. The principals as defined by the laws of the lands. If the laws are wrong, then address changing the laws. Ignoring them is not an option in a just society. The focus much change to unjust laws. The upset is that crimes are being exposed, and people do not want to be caught in the middle of the spot light on the criminal mess.

The parts of the government for years pretend, with their sleight of hand, to say they help, while the kids, parents, people are sickened, weakened, kidnapped legally, trafficked, abused, harmed, erased and killed.

This is shown through the numbers of across the board in every industry the systemic government has their hands in. They want to prove their intervention is effective by skewing the numbers in their favor and burying the harm being done. 

One example is the number of foster kids trafficked is alarming and most of them are affiliated with foster care, yet most Americans turn a blind eye until it happens to them or someone they love.

The current criminal cases of state workers, court professionals and foster parents have been found to be abusing kids. These kids have feed the sex slave trade for decades. And many of those involved in child protection have sworn an oath of office to protect and serve. They are now, since the election Trump, been exposed and taken down. More and more crimes of missing kids, abusing kids, trafficking kids and killing kids is coming out in the news. There is more to the story and being able to connect the dots is becoming closer and closer.

The news is now filled with missing kids, trafficked kids, opioids killing kids, and so much devastation on the family. This is not new information. It’s just now being reported, and yes, the numbers have escalated. This has been a silenced. The escalation of public awareness started 2 years ago with the arrests consistently of trafficking and drug related crimes.

This last week there has been an increase of awareness of the common actions of courts locking up the trafficked kids now adults for crimes of stopping their abusers. The investigators have labeled these kids and adult survivors as harming or killing another individual, instead of defensive action to escape trafficking. When the trafficked fight back against their abusers, they have been jailed for long sentences by the courts. What messages does that send to kids and now adults trapped by their abusers: The criminals in this situation remain free. WHY? The traffickers and their Johns who are paying for sex abuse remain free, must have some warped protections hidden from the law. This is being exposed: lawyers, judges, state workers and other politicians that have benefited from this continuing industry. 
Released by DOJ December 2018. NY Welfare System Sting.

Here in Northern Virginia this is changing. All the agencies around Northern Virginia started to see a spike in local concerns and started talking to each other and started collaborating. Then they started task forces, off the books by stretching the current budgets. This ended up a two year pilot program put on by CNA and their panel reported the local results (CNA Panel Discussion: Trafficked Children in the U.S.) Across the country real criminals are being taken down right and left, exposed, and new ways to identify and deal with these situations are being taught.

This is changing. The trafficked kids are getting help (JustAskPrevention.org & HTINOVA.com). The Northern Virginia pilot program is having very positive effects. Fauquier’s commitment to education and education is excellent as evidenced by the 3 recent public community town hall meetings, the new programs coming into the schools, the training of first responders and the new town hall meeting in the new year.

The shift is happening where the kids that are victimized are identified, protected and getting help. Law enforcement and first responders are being trained to identify and work with victims and go after the real criminals. The laws are shifting to take down those hurting children. The long-standing networks that have systemically removed kids to feed this industry here in America with our own American kids while at home before being taken is finally being addressed seriously.

This continues in other areas, until we identify the damage and start implementing new ways to turn this around.

The schools have been so focused on testing scores to prove they are effective by reaching bench marks, are failing to teach kids to want to learn, to be educated and to be empowered. Thus, the rise of victims dependent on the state.

The medical system focused on protocols of test results and documented interventions of medication, surgery or behavioral modification, has fallen short since there are increasing numbers of chronic disease and other epidemics making us a very sick nation.

The legal system has its hands tied and is working outside the constitution and rule of law. All lines have been blurred. Guilt with no way to protect from false allegations, sanctuary cities protecting criminals, open borders with attacks on ICE doing their job taking down illegal crossings and criminals coming into our country to do harm.

The government has grown, and cannot be blamed. The government is a system filled with people. Some very good working very hard to make this world a better place, and then others abusing the loopholes and dark places to push their own agendas to benefit from the system. 

Between 1837 and 1869 he was known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

The government is not here to resolve all the worlds problems or just give benefits to everyone. The government is a system there to serve, protect and allow the people to live in this representative republic function to its best ability. The dark blurred lines harm people, thus our forefathers established checks and balances to ensure the effort to prevent corruption. This is a process, and everyone must be diligent in their dedication to ensure our governmental system functions well and keep corruption at bay.

The good old fashion ideals of transparency, integrity, responsibility and plain old hard work are needed. Rolling up our own sleeves and dedicating ourselves to the projects we believe in. The idea that government must provide and pay for everything is the dangerous big government that will ultimately corrupt causing more harm than good. Victimization is the industry of this bloated government seeking to keep everyone sucking on the corrupt teat of the system.

STEP UP – night now locally with any of the issues that speak to you. Focus on positive action to fix the concerns we are facing. Work with your neighbors. Stop fighting the political spin. If you don’t agree with the current politics, then vote to change it at the next election. Right now, do what you can to improve your immediate community. The focus on Integrity, transparency, responsibility and hard work. Rights and freedom must be for all people, not just your group. 

Let’s stop fighting each other, and work together to find solutions to protect ALL PEOPLE, not just one group or another.

The yellow jackets are demanding that the people are heard and that the government is there for the best interests of the people, not the agendas of the few. The government is made up of people. Therefore, it should not protect and serve a handful of people with personal agendas and interests while they harm another group. Many try to stay out of the way and ignore the greater concerns to prevent involvement or harm heading their way. 

A crime is a crime. I support the President and all the agencies in the government that are not committing crimes against the people, the children and families. I support the CLEAN UP by the FIXER to put the brakes on this mucked up system.

The 60-year-old “ISM” video shows how people jump on the bad bandwagon for all the right reasons. Their shortsightedness or massive need to fix things, only makes it worse by drinking the ISM juice.

The hate feeds the corrupt government out of fear.

The positive actions to make things better by deflating the corruption and empowering the people. 

Each and every one of us want the freedom to live a good life, and each of us need not steal that from another to get it. That means integrity and responsibility to ensure our freedom and the freedoms of others. That means taking down the criminals that cross the line hurting and using others for their own gains.

See beyond all the spin.

This boldness in statement is dedicated to community, collaboration and action! Our point is to engage and provoke commitment to positive action in our country for a better and more empowered future.