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Try something new... - 06/26/08 12:22 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that a favorite local establishment, the Austin Grill, has opened a new grab-and-go restaurant in downtown Fairfax. It's apparently been open for a few months, I don't know how I missed it! It's the Austin Grill Custom Burrito Shop and is located at 3955 Chain Bridge Road. Check out their menu at www.austingrill.com. They are going for a similiar concept to Chipotle. Another notable point is the location is run on green energy.
Changing Daily - Interest Rates - 06/26/08 11:56 AM
Interest Rates Change Daily Interest rates change constantly, but it is important to know that rates are cyclical. If rates are currently at historical lows then we know there is a strong probability rates will go up again, and vice versa. Certain economic indicators such as unemployment data, consumer price index, retail sales data, and consumer confidence all have an effect on mortgage interest rates. But the key factor to watch is the relationship between stocks and bonds.When the economy is slow and the stock market is "bearish," many investors move money out of stocks and into bonds and mortgage-backed securities. (1 comments)
Buying a Home in Northern Virginia - The Buyers are out there... - 06/24/08 11:03 AM
This week I have two ratified contracts for buyers. The first buyer ratified is for 15092 Wetherburn Drive in Centreville. This home was listed for $559,000 and is a single family home with 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and located on .22 Acre lot in the Xanadu Estates. The buyer ratified is 19240 Sinder House Court in Leesburg. This 4 Bedroom, 2.55 Bath Single Family Home was listed for $436,900. If you are interested in looking for or selling your home, please contact me Read my Market Update
Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia - Donny Samson - June 24th - 06/24/08 10:53 AM
Featured listings for the week of June 24th. This week 20416 Cool Fern Sq. went under contract after being back on the market for less than a week. 43123 Holtby Sq was listed for Rent. For more information on any of these fine properties please call me directly at 703-864-4894 or visit my web site www.dmsamson.com Thanks and have a safe and happy summer!
Money Saving Tips - 06/24/08 10:37 AM
TIME FOR A CHANGE...OR NOT? The rising cost of crude oil has everyone talking about gas prices at the pump... but what about the actual oil in your engine? Are you spending too much on oil by changing it too often? Most of us probably think a car's oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. But that's an old mechanics tale these days. Did you know that many car manuals now actually recommend changing the oil every 5,000, 7,500 or even 10,000 miles? That means you may be changing your oil twice or even three times as often as you (0 comments)
Summer Food Safety Tips - 06/17/08 02:00 PM
Summer Food Safety Tips Summer-time is one of the best times of year to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those that aren't available year-round. But recent salmonella outbreaks like those in last year's spinach crops or this year's tomato crops are an important reminder about handling food properly. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes that there is no way for consumers to detect salmonella since it can't be smelled, tasted, or seen. Here's what they recommend to reduce the risk of exposure during this latest outbreak: Check the Type Since April 16, more than 220 people from twenty-three states (0 comments)
Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia - Donny and Meredith Samson - June 17th - 06/17/08 08:41 AM
Featured Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia for the week of June 17th. 2968 Cyrandall Valley Road in Oakton was just listed for sale and is holding an open house this Sunday from 1-4! Stop by and check out this amazing 3 BR Townhouse. 9064 Tanyard Lane in Lorton is Under Contract and 20416 Cool Fern Square in Ashburn is back on the market. For more information on any of these listings please call me directly at 703-864-4894 or visit my website at www.dmsamson.com
Open House this Sunday! Charming 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Townhouse. This House Shines! Great Oakton Location! Walk to the Vienna Metro from this wonderful Townhouse with easy access to 66, 495, 29, 50 & 123. Beautifully updated Baths & Kitchen. Open Floor Plan with hardwood floors, wood blinds & custom fixtures. Appliances, Roof, Carpet, Fence & Patio only a few years old. New water heater. Great Schools, Parks and Shopping.
Northern Virginia Featured Listings - Donny and Meredith Samson - June 11th - 06/11/08 11:19 AM
Featured Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia for the week of June 4th. 45640 Livingstone Staion Street was just listed for rent. This is a beautiful 4 BR, 3/5 BA SFH in Sterling. For more information on any of these listings please call me directly at 703-864-4894 or visit my website at www.dmsamson.com
Ease the stress of moving - 06/09/08 12:12 PM
Moving can be very exciting...but it can also be a bit of a pain as well. Besides packing and unpacking, there is a long list of details to be handled. Things like choosing a mover, connecting utilities, getting Internet and cable service, or subscribing to newspapers or magazines in a new area can be quite a chore. And if you forget to connect one of the utilities you could be stuck in your new home for several days without that much needed service. To ease the stress of moving and schedule new connections for all of the utilities in one convenient (0 comments)
Search the Web for a Good Cause - 06/04/08 12:09 PM
I posted this a month ago and just had to repost to help spread the word. Goodsearch is such an easy way to raise money for your favorite charity! Please help spead the word! Here's a new easy way to raise money for your favorite cause. Just start using http://www.goodsearch.com/ as your search engine and online shopping mall. Every time you search the Internet or make an online purchase at one of their partner merchants, GoodSearch makes a donation to your favorite nonprofit or school and it's powered by Yahoo! so you get great search results! One great Cause I search for is: A (0 comments)
Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia - Donny and Meredith Samson of Samson Realty - 06/04/08 11:34 AM
Featured Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia for the week of June 4th. 43123 Holtby Square in South Riding is holding an Open House this Sunday from 1-4. Stop by and preview this magnificent home. 22521 Maison Carree Square in Ashburn went to settlement and closed. For more information on any of these listings please call me directly at 703-864-4894 or visit my website at www.dmsamson.com
A recipient of one of the International Festivals and Events Association's top honors, Celebrate Fairfax was named a Bronze Pinnacle Award winner in 2005 for its long-time quality and success. The festival was also a 2006 honoree as one of the Top 20 events in the Southeastern United States. For more information on any of the festival's programs, or to become a part of the festival as a volunteer, sponsor, performing artist, or simply to attend, please browse our website, or contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247). Download a map of the 2007 festival site. ExxonMobil (0 comments)
Retailers Looking For Some "Stimulus"... - 06/02/08 11:24 AM
According to a recent poll on how consumers intend to spend their stimulus checks, 19% of consumers plan on using their economic stimulus check for a special purchase, and 23% plan to use their check for everyday expenses. The rest...well, 36% say they will pay down debt and 22% say they will put it into savings. But will the check burn a hole through their pockets? Maybe so, particularly with the "stimulus check" specials that many retailers have come up with, offering bonuses and incentives for people who spend their "stimulus" dollars with them. Here are some examples, in case you (0 comments)
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