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Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (RE/MAX Allegiance #1 RE/MAX Company in the World): Not everyone is packing up the car and heading to the beach this weekend. If you are staying in the DC area then the biggest event is the annual Rolling Thunder Rally. The rally started in 1987 with 2500 motorcycles riding through the streets of DC. Over the years the rally grew and now close to 250,000 (0 comments)
Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (RE/MAX Allegiance #1 RE/MAX Company in the World): National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC Sunday May 30thThe parade will feature a special tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps. Edith Shain, the nurse from the famous World War II "V-J Day in Times Square" kiss photograph, marching bands and floats. Location: Begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW, Washington, DC and proceeds along (2 comments)
Military Sponsors-Do You Remember the Days? - 05/27/10 09:31 PM
With PCS moves in full swing in Northern Virginia Cindy's post from last May is still important.With Cindy's experience as a military spouse she understands making the transition in and out of Fort Belvoir, Quantico, the Pentagon and other DC Metro Military Installations.If you are looking for a "sponsor" in the Northern Virginia area give Cindy Jones a call at 703-346-2213
Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (RE/MAX Allegiance #1 RE/MAX Company in the World): If you have been in or around the military for as many years as I have there are some things that you (0 comments)
This is good information for anyone in Virginia considering a short sale. Depending on your circumstances you may have a tax liabilty to deal with at the end of the year. Before you consider a short sale make sure you have spoken to your accountant and know what your potential liability may be. Comments can be left on the original post by Chris Ann Cleland.
Via Chris Ann Cleland, GRI, SFR (Long & Foster, Gainesville, VA): Northern Virginia Short Sales and Mortgage Debt Forgiveness by the IRS The most common concern a Northern Virginia Short Sale Seller has when I (0 comments)
Its Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week in Virginia May 25rd through May 31st. This means that items that you may need to have on hand during hurrican season you can purchase without paying any tax.Some of the items on the list are everyday items most of us need for everyday living including batteries, smoke detectors, flashlights and bottled water to name a few.Having a family emergency kit available throughout the year is important and with the tax free week it is a good time to make sure that your kit is restocked and ready to go whether a hurricane heads (6 comments)
Moving With Pets-Make Sure You Plan Ahead - 05/20/10 08:20 AM
It is that time of year when military families start to plan their summer moves. The weather can be very dangerous to anyone moving in the heat of the summer with a pet. First of all many pets just don't take well to travel of any kind but add 90 degree temperatures on top of that and the combination can be deadly. If you are getting ready for a cross country move you need to make sure that you have checked with the hotels along your route to make sure that they can accommodate your animals. Yes, I know if you (2 comments)
US Navy Band Kicks Off the Summer Concerts Series in Woodbridge VA - 05/18/10 08:50 AM
It's time to get out your lawn chairs for the start of the summer concert series at the Sean T Connaughton Community Plaza in Woodbridge. Every year residents of the area enjoy free concerts featuring a wide variety of artists including the US Navy Band, the US Army Band, the US Airforce Band and other local performers.To get your tapping your feet for the kickoff concert on May 22nd take a listen to the US Navy Band in action.View the schedule for all of the summer concert series at Sean T Connaughton Community Plaza (0 comments)
Via Lou Ludwig CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO, (Ludwig & Associates):
Motivational Power Quote
If You Want the Prize - You Have to Go After It
"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it." Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
As I see it. . . . . . . . If you want the prize - you have to go after it The first step is to start and go after the prize. The prize is (2 comments)
CHILDREN ARE SELLERS IN SMALLER PACKAGES - 05/17/10 12:19 PM
Our team creates business cards for our younger assistants. They love them. This post from Martha Brown is another way to get the kids involved in the process and a reward at the end of the sale.
Via Martha Brown Annapolis and Anne Arundel County RE (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.): After moving several times with small children in tow I knew personally just how stressful it could be on them. Sometimes it seemed as if the move was a 'bigger' deal to them then it was to me and to me it was huge. So when I decided (2 comments)
Burke Lake Park-A Place to Escape For Minute or All Day - 05/17/10 12:17 PM
A lot is written about the traffic congestion in Fairfax County and it is true we do have our share of jammed roads during rush hour but we also have a huge amount of green space to enjoy when we aren't fretting about getting to work. One of the best known parks in our area is Burke Lake Park right off of Route 123 and a few miles from the City of Fairfax. With over 850 acres including a 220 acre lake there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. For the walkers, joggers and bikers the 5 mile dirt loop around (2 comments)
Prince William Forest Park-A Place to Get Out and Play - 05/17/10 11:58 AM
Then perhaps you should check out the 17,000 acre forest hidden away in Prince William County. One of the least visited national forests on the east coast Prince William Forest Park is located about 35 miles south of DC off of I-95. Prince William Forest Park is maanged by the National Park Service.The park was created by FDR as a recreational area for disadvantaged city kids. During WWI the park was used by the Office of Strategic Services for training. Most people do not realize that the park has cabins available for rent that can sleep 6-10 people. The cabins must (0 comments)
Moving to Northern Virginia? Enjoy Our Variety of County Recreation Centers - 05/12/10 09:42 AM
It doesn’t matter if you are young or old you can always find something to do at one of the nine Fairfax County Recreation Centers.Want to take a class? Then check out the “Aerobics to Zoom” list of course available. Want to work out? The each of the recreation centers offers you full work out facilities and many offer personal trainers if you need a little extra help. Want to swim? Each of the centers offers an indoor swimming pool. Springfield (VA) is home to two of the recreation Centers; Audrey Moore & South Run. Follow these links to find out (0 comments)
Springfield VA-A Guide to Local School Pyramids - 05/12/10 09:03 AM
For anyone looking to buy a home in Springfield Virginia you will hear the term "school pyramid" used to describe the schools that feed into the four local high schools.West Springfield, Robert E. Lee, South County Secondary School and Lake Braddock Secondary School are the four high schools at the top of the pyramid for children living in Springfield neighborhoods. There are multiple elementary schools that feed each of these schools. There are also elementary schools in the Burke Centre community that also feed to Lake Braddock and South County as well. The following chart shows you the current schools assigned (1 comments)
Get out Your Trampolines-Port Potomac Prices Take a Hearty Bounce - 05/10/10 01:12 PM
Comparing the sales charts for equal time frames shows a nice rebound in prices in the Port Potomac neighborhood in Prince William County. It is to early to tell if the trend will carry through the second quarter but sales have been brisk.Primarily TH sales are short sales and foreclosures as Port Potomac is a newer neighborhood where owners bought at the peak of the Northern Virginia market.For more details on sales in Port Potomac give Cindy Jones a call at 703-346-2213.
Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (RE/MAX Allegiance #1 RE/MAX Company in the World): Buyer's who (2 comments)
Lorton Arts-Don't Miss the Second Saturday Art Walk from 6-9 PM - 05/07/10 01:18 PM
This Satuday May 8th from 6-9 PM is the Second Saturday Art Walk at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton VA.The Lorton Workhouse Arts Center artists keep their studios open for special tours. This is a great chance to talk to the artists and if you haven't been to the center before you need to put it on your list of things to do.Saturday is also the last day for the latest exhibit in the gallery, Urban Decay. Featuring low brow art and custom vinyl art, it is not your usual art display! Lorton Workhouse Arts Center9601 Ox RoadLorton VALorton (0 comments)
Getting Ready for a Move in Northern Virginia-A Few Packing Tips to Consider - 05/06/10 10:07 AM
Our phones are starting to ring with clients who have just learned that a move to a new location is in the air. Getting ready to move no matter how prepared you are, is difficult. So here are a few tips that might help you get started with the process. The #1 Tip is PURGE. Start with all of those magazines that are lying around. If there is one article that you want to keep out of the entire magazine cut it out and scan it to your computer or a disc. Go through the closets and clean out the clothes, (0 comments)
Via Chris Ann Cleland, GRI, SFR (Long & Foster, Gainesville, VA): As a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent, I am constantly educating my Short Sale Sellers on the Short Sale process. From the time I take a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing, to the day we close, I am talking to my Short Sale Sellers and keeping them (2 comments)
Up to date and timely information geared to consumers. CJ Realty Group team specializes in military relocation to the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir and Quantico.
Whether they are buying, selling or renting in Northern Virginia give CJ Realty Group a call 703-346-2213. Serving the I-95 corridor including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Prince William County and Stafford County.
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