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Veteran's Park in Woodbridge just off Featherstone Road and a block from the Potomac River offers huge benefits to it's Woodbridge neighbors and the entire Prince William County community. Veteran's Park is a year round facility offering a swimming pool in the summer, recreation center for indoor sports, a child care center and a popular skateboard park.During the summer the Woodbridge Little League calls Veteran's Park home and in the fall the soccer fields are teaming with kids on the weekends. All year round the licensed childcare center accepts children 3-5 years old. Registration is required and can be obtained (2 comments)
Condo Documents-There is a Reason We Suggest You Read Them - 09/13/11 06:49 PM
Along with loan documents condominium documents rank high among the paperwork buyers should read before closing on the purchase of a Northern Virginia condo. Since Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group sell a significant number of Belmont Bay Condominiums in Woodbridge VA we often have agents asking questions about condo rules and regulations. This past week an agent called who recently represented buyers on the purchase of a Belmont Bay condo. The owners were anxious to get the home on the rental market and had a couple of questions. As thoughts of rot row passed through my mind I asked them (2 comments)
Tropical Storm Lee has finally left the DC and Northern Virginia area. This morning I went out to try and take a walk at Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield VA. I found washed out crossings over Pohick Creek and the turtles among the fallen branches drying out from all the rain. (6 comments)
Most people think Old Town Alexandria is Virginia's oldest chartered town but they would be wrong. As you drive down Route 1 between Woodbridge and Quantico you pass through an area known as Dumfries. It doesn't seem much like a historic area but it is. However chartered one day before Old Town on May 11, 1749, Dumfries was a thriving cultural and commerce center in its time. Founded by Scottish merchants, the town had large tobacco warehouses and was the second largest port in the colonies only surpassed by Boston. Dumfries was also known as a cultural center with theaters, race (2 comments)
Fall Is Coming And It's Great Chance To Clean Out Your Closets - 09/10/11 08:35 PM
Over the last few years I have become acutely aware of the clean up and throw out process. It started when I began downsizing myself. Along the way I became friends with the folks at the Fairfax County Dump, Salvation Army, 1-800-Junk, PODS and more My new routine is if I haven't used it in a year then I can live without it forever. Need some help getting started on the de-cluttering? It is over-whelming I can admit it! So here are a few ideas that helped get me started on the stuff purging: Pick a room-doesn't matter where you startSet (10 comments)
Trust and Integrity-It is a Two Way Street - 09/10/11 08:21 PM
Referrals are the lifeblood of most businesses so when a company that has been reliable in the past stiffs a client you can be sure the word gets out. In this case everytime we get a requrest for the same service from a client or another agent asks we say don't use XYZ company. Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (CJ Realty Group, Inc.): Without going into the details or naming the company (yet) let's just say today I learned how "invaluable" repeat business is to some. After years of recommended a contractor to different clients and within one (2 comments)
Cardinal Forest Condominiums in West Springfield VA Community Profile - 09/09/11 10:22 PM
Most people thinking of buying a condo think of highrises and one level living. Yet the Cardinal Forest neighborhood in Springfield VA offers a twist on the concept of condo living. Buyers are pleasantly surprised when they drive through the Cardinal Forest neighborhood and discover not only are there one, two & three bedroom single level units but also two level townhouses and a 2100 square foot three level townhouse as well. There are a total of 68 buildings and 1050 units that make up the neighborhood. The condominium fee in Cardinal Forest includes everything but your "plug ins" and whatever (0 comments)
Never Mess With Mother Nature-The Occoquan River After Tropical Storm Lee - 09/09/11 10:10 PM
We finally saw sunshine this afternnon but not after Tropical Storm Lee dumped somewhere between 6-9 inches of rain on the area. In Woodbridge one local neighborhood was wiped out by a flooded creek. Here is hoping the worst is over for now. Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (CJ Realty Group, Inc.): Though there are harder hit areas along the east coast of the US from both Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, Northern Virginia hasn't escaped the rath of the storm. This morning I decided to head out to take a look at Occcoquan River to see (4 comments)
Fairfax County Recreation Centers-Check One Out Today - 09/05/11 08:59 PM
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)
Hidden Pond Nature Center-A Little Slice of Paradise In Springfield VA - 09/04/11 07:27 PM
Tucked at the end of a residential street in the Kenwood Oaks neighborhood, Hidden Pond Nature Center offers the type of small park that makes it easy for anyone to take a leisurely stroll around the perimeter of the pond and through the woods. At twenty five acres the park is eclipsed by some of its larger neighbors such as Burke Lake Park at 880 acres or its connecting neighborhood park Pohick Stream Valley Park with 700 acres.What Hidden Pond Nature Center does offer that makes it special are a wide range of educational activities offered throughout the year for school (0 comments)
Habitat For Humanity Restore-Chantilly And Alexandria - 09/03/11 08:30 PM
If you are undertaking a spruce up project on your home in Fairfax County VA you may want to make the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Alexandria or Chantilly your first stop. The Habitat ReStore offers you an opportunity to do three things at once. The first is to support the great programs Habitat for Humanity offers to low income families to give them an opportunity to own their own home. The money raised by the ReStores across the US provides funds to build an additional 10 homes per year. The second benefit is the Habitat ReStore has to offer is (2 comments)
Active Rain MeetUp-Northern Virginia, DC, MD And Anyone Who Wants To Jump In - 09/03/11 08:24 PM
Active Rain MeetUp in Northern Virginia is next week. Don't forget that AR is also holding their Virtual MeetUp on the 8th as well. You can enjoy the Virtual MeetUp and then come meet your local rainers face to face. Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (CJ Realty Group, Inc.): Active Rain Meetups are happening across the country next week. Those of us who live in Northern Virginia, DC and MD don't want to miss out on the fun. We've got our time and place picked out. Now all we need is YOU! Active Rain MeetUp.When: September 8, (0 comments)
Rooting For The West Springfield HS Dance Team-America's Got Talent - 09/02/11 08:39 PM
Our local West Springfield Dance Team is rocking it on America's Got Talent. It's amazing what this talented group of young people have accomplished. Look for them next week in the final competitions. Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (CJ Realty Group, Inc.): With two alumni of West Springfield HS in my household we are excited to be watching this seasons America's Got Talent competion and see the West Springfield High School Dance Team in the Top 10.Check out the routine that got them into the Top 10 and stay tuned to see how far they go. No matter (0 comments)
Commuting Northern Virginia Style-Trains, Buses & Metro - 09/01/11 08:35 PM
One thing you quickly learn about living in Northern Virginia is that there are plenty of ways to get around town that don't include a car.You can take the Metro aka subwayYou can take a Metro BusYou can take a local connector depending on your locationYou can be a Slug And now you can look at what is happening along your route with traffic cams and route traffic to get a view of how traffic is moving along your route.If you are relocating to Northern Virginia and need help finding a home then give the Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group (0 comments)
Active Rain Masterminds-Ways To Deal With The Real Estate Scam Of The Day - 09/01/11 08:21 PM
This is good information for anyone who has been hit by one of the internet scams. If you are searching for a home on your own DON'T wire money to someone you haven't met AND always met an owner at an office location first. Far to many people have been separated from their hard earned money. Via Cindy Jones-Northern Virginia Real Estate & Military Relocation Services (CJ Realty Group, Inc.): It seems that in our tightening economy we are hearing more and more about real estate scams. People posing as owners/landlords creating fraudulent leases robbing people of their deposit, even some owners (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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