Life is full of second chances. Accept one, extend one.

Life is full of second chances. Accept one, extend one.

Life is full of second chances, or at least it should be. Recently, a little furry guy showed up at our house. He had been at the local dog shelter for a while, and his future did not look good. He was old, a little cranky and a bit demanding. My son’s fiancee adopted him, and more than likely saved his life.

Rachel already had five dogs when “Walter” went to live with her. Walter fit right in. Her Walter 1dogs get along very well, but like I said, Walter is a little cranky. Rachel has a mix of small and large dogs. Walter, one of the small dogs, has had a couple kerfuffles with a few of the big dogs. His stay didn’t look good.

Finally, it came down to a change. One of the large dogs was going to be given away, or Walter would have to go. We know all of the dogs, so giving one of the dogs away wasn’t an option. That meant that Walter would move to the Cooper house. He’s some kind of mix between a Jack Russell and Chihuahua. He’s short, round and opinionated, and he has adopted me. My wife says it’s because we’re both cranky old men and we understand each other.

Regardless, he has a second chance, again. There are a lot of events that take place over a lifetime that remind us of our humanness. Some of those events can be debilitating if we let them be. Maybe someone does something to us that hurts us deeply. Other times, we do something that causes injury to someone else, maybe it’s someone we love. Not all relationships can be reset, and some probably shouldn’t be, but when we can extend grace to an offending party, or when we can accept forgiveness and a fresh start from an offended party, we should.

The challenge after that is to start the calendar at that point and not become historical. You can torment yourself into paralysis. If you made a mistake, are you not equally worthy of forgiveness as the person who offends you? If you were offended, it is always to your benefit to extend forgiveness and a fresh start to an offender, when possible. Often, the offending party doesn’t even know he/she has offended you. You end up being the only one perpetually carrying the offense. That is hard on your psyche and your overall health. Like Walter, you’re worthy of a second chance, and so are many offenders. It can be tough to extend forgiveness and a fresh start to an offender, but it can also be liberating.

300 Prestwick Lane, Stephens City, VA 22655


Large end unit townhouse with an open floorplan.


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$205,000
Townhouse
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
1 Unit
Interior: 1,937 sqft
Lot: 0.07 acre(s)
Location
300 Prestwick Lane
Stephens City, VA 22655
USA
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Cornerstone Business Group, Inc.
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115 Grebe Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630 – Retirement Living at its Best!


Spacious home in a 55+ community.

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$395,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 2,880 sqft
Lot: 0.14 acre(s)
Location
115 Grebe Dr
Front Royal, VA 22630
USA

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Oakdale Crossing, Winchester, VA First Quarter Market Report 2013

Oakdale Crossing, Winchester, VA First Quarter Market Report 2013

The Oakdale Crossing subdivision in Winchester, VA continues to see home sales in DSCN79502013, but the number of properties selling is starting to decline. It’s not because of the homes, but rather, it’s because of the lack of homes. Prices are stabilizing, and properties are selling closer to list.

First quarter sales are down 75% from the same quarter in 2012. One home came on the market in the first quarter. One home was sold in the first quarter, and one home was pending during the first quarter. The average days on the market for 2012 was 36, and the current average is 34. The average price compared to list in 2012 was -6%. In 2013, the price compared to list is -8%. A portion of the sold properties in 2012 sold at or above list.

DSCN7952Properties sold in 2012 varied from 6 bedrooms, 4 baths to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Prices followed similar differences from $425000 to $240800. There are numerous types of homes in Oakdale Crossing. There are sprawling single story homes and a wide variety of two story homes with a wide selection of exterior sidings.

With the current lack of available listings in Oakdale Crossing, it is a good time to sell. Low inventory means the opportunity for a more stable list and sale price. Oakdale Crossing is a desirable subdivision on the east side of Winchester, VA. It is close to routes 7, 50 and Interstate 81. It is a commuters dream. It is also close to schools and shopping. If you’re looking to sell, or if you’re looking to buy in Oakdale Crossing of Winchester, VA, call Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., to get started today.

Oakdale Crossing, Winchester, VA First Quarter Market Report 2013