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In this time of financial uncertainty we feel rather fortunate to have a self-described ‘contrarian’ on our side. Tom Dellinger with LPL Financial has been working us since about 2001 and his steady hand has been particularly reassuring over the past year or two.  Tom is always on the look out fo...
The Virginia State Fair, which opened this past Thursday in Richmond, VA is more than just another midway.  In fact, it’s one of our all time favorite places! In the past 15 years we have taken our children and their friends, our nieces and their friends, and our godchildren and their friends.  I...
Homeowners Wendy and Doug Grills in Clifton, VA submitted their “stupid” room to the Washington Post’s House Calls and came away with a smart, chic office.  Click here to see the work of designers Patrick J. Baglino and Megan Blake. Want to know more about the rapidly growing world of eDecorating...
Today’s short real estate takes: It’s the ying and yang of real life - even as the financial markets continue to crash around our ears, Virginia’s home sales in Fairfax County rose 10.7 percent last month, the county’s first double digit increase in a year and a half.  Click here to read more. 6,...
James J. Cramer, co-founder of, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money”, and regular contributor to New York Magazine, declared in a recent column that the housing market will begin its long awaited upswing on June 30, 2009. A self-described “bear” on housing in the past year, Cramer offers 10 r...
Love books?  Love to read?  Then this Saturday is for you when the 8th Annual National Book Festival comes to the Washington Mall in a literary extravaganza. Among more than 70 authors and illustrators participating in the National Book Festival this year are Tiki Barber, Marc Brown, Warren Brown...
There were 15 August 2008 home sales in zip code 22301 which encompasses the Alexandria neighborhoods of Rosemont and Del Ray.  Median sales price was $510,000; median list price was $525,000 for a 1.71%  differential.  Median days on the market was 33. 2007 figures for the same time period show ...
There are 5 great reasons to visit Alexandria’s Sixth Annual Festival of the Arts this coming weekend, September 13-14: It is one of the top 100 art fairs in the country. Artist demonstrations and hands on activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. A family “respite” area in the yard of histo...
We are so intrigued by the do it yourself enthusiasm of a young Richmond, Virginia couple that we wanted to share it with our readers. Sherry and John bought a 50 yr. old house in Richmond, VA that had, as we like to say in the real estate business, lots of potential.   Fortunately Sherry and Joh...
3 Reasons to Register for the Alexandria Citizens Academy September 10th, 2008 Categories: Alexandria There are 3 good reasons to register now for the fall session of the Alexandria Citizens Academy: Become part of a cadre of residents who will be trained in how to become more involved in communi...

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