Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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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.



When we bought our Reston, Virginia home, almost 11 years ago, we made a lot of changes, including moving and editing the landscaping.  This one plant, however, was one of my favorites. As a single specimen, we had to find a place where it would get the right sun conditions, yet still look like i...
Yesterday, I wrote a post called, 'Keeping Up With the Joneses' Pays in Real Estate.  In it I discussed the importance of making sure that you keep your house updated to the standards of the neighborhood. What most sellers want to know is, 'what kind of improvements are worth the money?' Of cours...
We live in in a wonderful community in Reston, Virginia. We have known most of our neighbors since about 1994 when our neighborhood was built.  We meet for coffee, celebrate birthdays and holidays together and watch one another's lives change and evolve. Inevitably, every time we get together, th...
This week I spent some time educating one of my clients about the way that   home inspections are handled in Northern Virginia. They are handled differently than her past experience in other states, so I thought it might be worth explaining what a seller should expect, so that others know when th...
It has been a very mild winter in Fairfax County, Virginia. As a result, the Fairfax County School Board has modified the 2011-12 schedule to make the last day of school Friday, June 15, 2012. The school year has been modified by reducing the number of days in the school year by 2 to allow this e...
We Realtors are a busy bunch.  I am not saying that we are busier than every other profession, but the truth is that our profession is both detail and people oriented. Our ability to accomodate other folks  schedules is what keeps us in business.  The need to keep our paperwork current is what ke...

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