Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker, Momentum Realty
A thoughtful look at the Northern Virginia Real Estate industry and the communities that make it so special. Find information about Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg and other areas in the D.C. Metropolitan suburbs of Northern Virginia.
Limited listings. Multiple Offers. Escalation Clauses. These are all things that indicate we have moved into a seller's market. But, unfortunately, you are a buyer! What are some things you can do to be ready to compete and help you end up with your dream home?  Get lender pre-approval. Dive dee...
We all want something for nothing, don't we? Well, when it comes to improving your house, most improvements cost money, but here are some things you can do to inexpensively add value when you go to sell.1. Clean up and clean out your landscape. Obviously, you want to remove dead leaves and tired ...
When you grow up in a community, you don't always understand what makes it special. I came to live in Reston when I was 7 years old. I left when I went to college and returned as a young newlywed--and as my husband will tell you, I did not return without reservations (mostly because I just wanted...
  If you are thinking of buying your first home, you may not know where, or how,  to get started. Should you start looking at houses on line? Should you get someone to review your finances? Should you call a Realtor®? There are a lot of moving parts to get from renting to homeownership and puttin...
 'Would You Like to Know the Market Value of Your Home?'  You have probably been asked this by a Realtor®, or seen it in Realtor® advertising. I imagine you thought  'why do I need that? There are so many valuation tools available on line?'  But before you check on-line to decide what your home i...
This morning I was thinking about the fact that I had not heard back from someone that I had left a message for yesterday afternoon. It occurred to me that there are people who are still able to work business hours and respond to calls during those hours. It has been over 20 years since I had tha...
Last night I got an email from a family member saying that they had found a property that interested them and they wanted to see it. They were not sure what the next step was...should they set up a showing with the listing agent? I told them, not if you want to be represented in the purchase!   ...
  This past year was a big one for technology. It seems like everyone has the latest gadgets, from wireless doorbells, to talking towers and, yes, home camera and security systems.   In the past, if you went into a listed property, you and your Realtor could walk around and freely discuss the mer...
I  had the opportunity, last night, to attend one of the Envision Loudoun meetings . If you have not heard about this effort, these meetings are being held around Loudoun County in November and December to get public input about the Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan.If you are a Loudoun County re...
 While many clients start out thinking they can find a home without the help of a Realtor, they often discover there there is great value in working with one. Once you have gotten past searching on your own using websites that are often outdated, and you decide to hire someone to help and to repr...

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