Celebrate Independence Day at Franklin Park with music and entertainment, food, fun and even fireworks. Festivities will begin at 2:00 pm with fireworks at dusk. The pool will be open and normal admission fees apply.4th-a

“Fun Before the Fireworks” event sponsored by St. Peter’s Church. Monk’s BBQ will provide dinner beginning at 5pm and the McGinley Family Singers will entertain the guests with their bluegrass music. Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North will give a live reading of The Declaration of Independence. 


Paul B Kakol Receives New “Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®)” Designation

Professional negotiation skills are necessary for all real estate agents in helping home buyers and sellers, especially in the current market.

Paul B Kakol has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).  The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training over two days.  Agents who receive this certification are among the top agents in the country in negotiation skills.

With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home.  CNE agents have a higher skill level which enables them to 1) communicate more effectively to uncover desired information, 2) help clients understand their options, 3) work collaboratively with others, and 4) resolve deadlocks.  CNE agents have a thorough understanding of how to negotiate effectively to help achieve their client’s goals.

The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is the leading negotiation training and coaching company in the real estate industry.  Collectively, the Real Estate Negotiation Institute’s instructors have over 300 years of real estate and negotiation experience.  Tom Hayman, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, asserts:  “Any Buyer or Seller who hires a CNE agent can feel confident they have one of the best trained negotiators in real estate.  They should achieve superior results and have better resolution of all issues when represented by a CNE agent.”

36470 Main Street, Purcellville

This is the perfect country starter home or a great opportunity to downsize!  Cozy 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bathroom,  country colonial with easy access to town and Route 7!  Perfectly situated on almost 2 wooded and beautifully landscaped acres with four-board fencing and conveniently located across the street from Franklin Park.


Special Features


  • Refinished hardwood floors
  • Updated kitchen & bathroom
  • Spacious family room with wood burning fireplace
  • Screened in porch off of family room (17’8” x 9’9”)
  • Walk up basement
  • Rear entrance with fantastic mudroom

Systems, Wiring & Security

  • Digital wall safe in master bedroom
  • Heating/Cooling System:  Mitsubishi electric split system heat pump, Model MSZ-GE09NA Mister Slim Inverter
  • CAT5, RG6 & fiber optic cable throughout
  • Dedicated 20-amp circuit
  • Wired for in-house security camera system

Expansion Opportunities

  • Unfinished attic – accessible via a full staircase from the 2nd floor – 32’ x 12’.  Check out existing architect plans to finish or create your own design when the time is right!
  • Loads of unfinished space in the basement!
  • Transform the two story 23’ x 23’ outbuilding into a business, workshop or an in-law suite – whatever your heart’s desire!

Actually, the question should be, “When will rates begin increasing?”

Last week, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said it will be appropriate for the Fed to raise rates at some point this year.  In a speech to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Yellen highlighted recent improvements in the domestic economy and indicated the Fed should consider raising the federal funds rate target and begin the process of normalizing monetary policy.” You can read the full transcript of her speech here at Business Insider.

So what does this mean to you?  To begin with, we don’t expect any immediate change that would affect mortgage interest rates.  But this does lay the groundwork for financial changes in the coming months that may affect your decision, or ability, to meet your real estate goals.  Whether you’re a potential buyer, or a seller, keeping abreast of changes and trends in mortgage financing is crucial.  Let Hunt Country Solutions be your resource for how industry trends and market changes can factor into your own personal situation.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen

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