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Jeff’s Totally Excellent Iced Tea: A Sun Tea

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It’s been rather hot and we’ve been running a lot (nice rhyme, right?).  What better way to quench thirst deliciously?  Here is my recipe:

5 bags English Breakfast Tea

2 bags Green Tea

64 oz water in a clear (preferably glass) container

Cover and put in the sun for three hours. Add:

3 tablespoons raw sugar

There you have it!  Enjoy!  Of course you can add more or less sugar, lemon, mint…this is simply the basic recipe and it’s really good, and has some healthful properties!

Enjoy the day!


Mental Science

thomasTroward200wGood Afternoon, and great Friday to all of you!

I’ve been reading a lot by Thomas Troward and highly recommend his “The Edinburgh Lectures”.  What an incredible book; what an incredible way to think! He explains in depth why your mental attitude and what you think about are key to how you will experience your life and what you will experience in your life.

It is important to be happy, experience joy, live life more fully each day, love everyone and everything, be aware of your constant connection with the Universal, or God, all of  these things! Judge Troward explains all of this–it’s like the science of spiritual philosophy.  Very deep and very joyful!

Troward has a number of other books, but so far I like “Edinburgh” best. Other titles include “The Creative Process in the Individual”, “Bible Mystery and Meaning”, “The Law and the Word”, and “The Dore Lectures”.

If any of you read any of his work, I’d love to hear your thoughts about it!

Have a truly fine day!


New Construction House for Sale: 1241 Hanson Avenue, Norfolk VA, 23504!!!

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Beautiful new construction house in Bruce’s Park, Norfolk VA!  Three bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, attached garage; open floor plan, kitchen with tile and stainless steel appliances; large yard.  1,703 square feet, not including garage.  Three percent closing cost assistance with a full price offer of $199,900!!!  Call Liz Schuyler at 757-235-0274 for more information.

Thanks and have a great day!

1241 Hanson Avenue, Norfolk VA–Coming on the Market this Weekend!


Beautiful house coming on the market!  3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms, open floor plan, attached garage, large kitchen with big tile and stainless steel appliances.  Spacious master with beautiful tile bath and walk-in closet.  Close to NSU and downtown Norfolk.

Call Liz Schuyler at 757-235-0274 for more information!

And have a superfine day!

Happy Halloween!

I trust all of you will have an exquisitely fine Halloween. May all the spirits be good ones. As within so without.
Ciao for now.



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Cash OffersPlease us know how we how help you with any of your real estate needs!  Call us at 757-752-8882!

Open House Saturday May 31, 1-4 PM, 3404 Bangor Crescent

I hope everyone is having a really fine day!

Come by Saturday to see this beautiful home.


The Path and Price Reduction


Sorry to have you scroll past the photo to get to the words, but hey, it’s a pretty kitchen!  Ostensibly this post is about the price reduction on this property at 3404 Bangor Crescent, Chesapeake VA, 23321 to $112,500–great price for this home that has been completely redone.  It is a 3/1 1,120 square feet town home with virtually new everything!  Call Liz at 757-235-0274 to find out more.

Along the way in the real estate business, as in any vocation or income-producing enterprise with which I have been involved, I have thoughts.  Not only that, I read a fair amount about a variety of topics, including real estate of course, but more importantly I’ve been reading a lot about the power of thought and how vital it is to think correctly both consciously and subconsciously.  I am coming to believe that what we think determines our lives, not just partially, but completely.  There are many authors, thinkers, spiritualists, and self-help people who say essentially the same thing and come to find out, Jesus and Buddha said the same thing, too!  I am just getting started and I am learning more each day–it is truly fascinating!  There’s a lot too it and I am learning that I have to think and act in harmony with a power or powers greater than I–some would call this God, or Universal Mind or Nature, Buddha, Allah, Yahweh.  Some of the material I’ve read also points to quantum physics and quantum mechanics as saying essentially the same thing, but I need to read more about this.  I will say it is in line with the Heisenberg uncertainty principal (not Walt you guys) that has intrigued me since high school physics, which essentially says that viewing a sub-atomic particle affects it.

As Napoleon Hill says, “Conceive, Believe, Achieve” or something similar.  Here’s to happy productive thoughts and a great attitude that becomes habit and thus becomes embedded in your subconscious.

Enjoy the day!

Real Estate and Thinking

No matter what business you’re in, including real estate, you success depends on your thoughts.  What is the quality of your thought?  Is it positive, helpful, creative, service-oriented, productive?  There is a wonderful quotation in “The Master Key System” by Charles Haanel that goes like this:

Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things.  Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance. –James Allen.

This is why it is critical to monitor your thoughts in order to weed out anything negative or unhelpful.  This is also why it is important to be vigilant about what you take into your mind.  What you read, the television you watch, movies, videos, songs, all these are entering your mind.  Do they contain thoughts you want to keep?  Are they the thoughts that you want to weave into your “interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance”?

There are many stimuli vying for our attention.  We might be better served if we focus more on our own internal worlds (our inner minds) to create strong, positive, moral and ethical thinking–this will have the effect of creating a stronger and more positive external world.

Thanks for reading and have a fantastic day full of great thoughts!

Hummingbirds and Real Estate

As I was looking up properties I saw my second hummingbird of the spring–they are always such a joy to watch!  They are masterful fliers, very wary, and really beautiful.  Where I live in Virginia Beach I have seen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds exclusively.

Generally, people choose a place to live based on their priorities.  If a person is a bird watcher and has a fondness for water fowl, then she might prefer to live on or near water, for example.  If she want hummingbirds around, she might choose a spot that has a lot of flowers and plants nearby.  This is why it is important to form relationships with the people in real estate with whom we work–this is how we can discover what their priorities are and we can assist them in meeting those priorities.  It is important to know whether a seller wants a speedy sale versus a top dollar sale, or if a buyer wants to be in a high-rise building or in the middle of five open acres.

We always strive to build relationships with our clients so we can serve them better.  Give us a call and let’s get started!  You can reach me at 757-752-8882 or email at  Have a fantastic day!


Image courtesy of National Geographic–thank you!