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How appropriate for this Real Estate Market…..  Brian Buffini helps me to make lemonade out of lemons.  My clients have been the greatest this year and not only helped me with my success, but referred  others to me so they could take advantage of selling and buying homes when so many people are full of fear.  Winning is when confidence outshines fear and negativity.

Thank you for helping make this a great year. Yes, several hurdles with appraisal  issues, lending got tighter, inventory was less ( a good thing), and sometimes multiple offers made, but all in all, we all made it happen to our benefit.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

– Rudyard Kipling


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Limestone Overlay Restrictions- Affects on Your Property and Home Values!

Limestone Overlay District,  What Does that means to Loudoun Homeowners?


•1.    Expensive geological studies before homeowners can construct barns, swimming pools, and additions on property.

•2.    Limitation on 14,000 acres north of Leesburg imposing restrictive regulations.

•3.    Financial burden on 1,200 to existing property owners

•4.    Restriction of growth and adverse affects of sale of existing and future homes


What is the Limestone Overlay District and who will be affected?  This Map shows you the area most affected by this proposed regulation.

How serious is this? Did you know that not only is Leesburg built on top of limestone, but so is the new high school, Tuscarora High School off of Route 15.

Dulles Area Association of Realtors is calling you to action.  Send this letter, if you live in Loudoun.

From DAAR website:

“On Wednesday, February 17th, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (LCBOS) will vote on adopting a Limestone Overlay District (LOD) intended to alter the way property owners use their land on over 14,000 areas north and south of Leesburg. The proposed regulations prohibit “land disturbing activities” and require property owners to conduct expensive geological studies before constructing barns, additions, swimming pools or large gardens. DAAR members and citizens are encouraged to participate in the call-to-action on this issue by writing the LCBOS and speaking at the public input session on Tuesday, February 16th, 7:00 pm at the Loudoun County Government Center. For more information and to participate in a the DAAR call-to-action on this issue, visit this site.


What’s at Stake? To address a perceived problem concerning development on limestone geology, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors(LCBOS) is once again considering adoption of a Limestone Overlay District (LOD).  The real intent of the ordinance is to limit development on 14,000 areas north of Leesburg and impose overly restrictive regulations and financial burdens on 1,200 existing property owners. 
In addition to limiting growth in the area, the proposal restricts what homeowners can do with their property, imposes unnecessary financial burdens for basic home improvements and adversely affects the future sale of existing homes.
Specifically, the proposal prohibits land disturbing activities and requires property owners to conduct expensive geological studies before constructing barns, building additions and swimming pools. 
The proposal also requires a warning-style notice on every property’s deed, subdivision and tax record alerting prospective buyers that the house is subject to environmentally sensitive features due to the nature of underlying geology.”

Tanya Spotts     

Director’s and President’s Club  2006-2008
This Spot’s For You!  ( http://ThisSpotsForYou.com )

 Long & Foster Realtors
508 E. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176 

 Cell Phone: 703-618-1218

 Office Tel: 703-777-2900

 Office Fax: 703-777-5627

Email: Tanya.Spotts@longandfoster.com

L&F Office Green Ambassador 

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