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.
 '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 Once you have gotten past searching on your own using websites that are often outdated, and you decide to hire someone to help and to repr...
By the time you are ready to sell your home, you are sick of pumping money into repairs and maintenance. Chances are you are ready to move on--preferably to a house that isn't so 'needy.' Before you paint a couple of rooms, change some fixtures and prepare to list your home, consider why making ...
  Everyone I meet is a potential home buyer. Some are home buying veterans, having purchased several homes already, and some are novices, considering their first home purchase. I give everyone the same advice when they ask me what the first step in the process should be--contact a mortgage lender...
  Property owners today have resources at their fingertips to help them determine the value of their property. Right? Yes, but if you want to understand the MARKET value of your property, be very careful which valuation tools you trust. The sites that create automatic values for residential real ...
   We all have that list...the running list of home maintenance  items that we try to get to when we have an extra couple of minutes. Oftentimes, real life gets in the way and that list keep growing--until, sometimes,  items are forgotten.  There are a couple of tasks, that while they seem minor,...

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