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.
  You finally found the perfect home! You are a little bit nervous, after all, someone else has been doing the maintenance (or not doing it, as the case may be). The Home Inspection is scheduled. What can you expect?  First of all, unless you are buying a brand new home, there will be items ident...
OPEN SUNDAY 5/21/17 FROM 2-4 P.M. Improved pricing! This wonderful Vienna townhouse is located close to popular Church Street and the W&OD trail and is now offered at $719,900! With the HOA doing a lot of the exterior maintenance (inquire for more information), you will be free to enjoy all that ...
 I did a preview on Friday of the new community being built on the former site of Woody's Golf, Summer House Landing, in Herndon, Virginia. The builder is NVHomes.  The community will consist of 30, 1/2 acre lots. It will feature a sidewalk, extensive plantings and a pond. It is accessed via Suga...
   When you are preparing to buy a new home, a lot of time and effort goes in to putting together your 'must have,' 'should have,' and 'can't have' lists. What if you turned those ideas upside down and, instead, started thinking about what is the single most important thing you must get in your n...
Elegance and convenience combine in this luxury 3 story, 2 car garage townhome, in the heart of beautiful, downtown Vienna. Located in a small enclave of homes, and tucked back in the corner, this rarely available end unit has all of the amenities one would expect in a high quality home AND the c...
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...

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