Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog



The U.S. election cycle is in full swing. Every 4 years, our great country selects a new leader. On average, every 5 to 7 years, you'll elect a REALTOR to help you buy or sell a home. If your current home or your next one will be in Northern Virginia or Washington D.C., I'm campaigning for the jo...
Blogging?  Been there.  Done that.  Have the t-shirt. Social media?  Sure.  We tweet, plurk, link-in, poke, flick'r', etc. Video?  Seen some good ones.  And some really really bad ones. WHAT'S THE NEXT BIG BIG THING FOR REAL ESTATE? Blogging has been around for quite some time.  Sure, it hasn't c...
Sorry to break it to you but Summer's Over!    Not by the official measure of the Earth's orbit around the Sun at the center of our solar system.  However, look around you.  Kids are going back to school.  The weather is cooling and friends and family are stocking up on charcoal, burgers and corn...
One of the first things we're taught in real estate is to market to our sphere of influence.  Our friends, family, acquaintances form the backbone of our business when we first get started. Don't you just remember your first day on the job when your broker asked you to take out a yellow pad and s...
One year ago today lightning struck my condo building. I wasn't home, but my wife was. That's something that doesn't happen every day. Read about it here: When Lightning Strikes... Your Condo! We have some crazy electrical storms here from time to time: I live in Alexandria Knolls West in Alexand...
This morning I noticed that my real estate brokerage, RE/MAX Allegiance has started running ads in the ActiveRain Sponsors area that shows up on your screen along the side or along the top every time you log in to the site.  Our RE/MAX franchise has a strong presence in the Washington D.C. area, ...
Searching around the internet for real estate information? If you are like most people thinking about purchasing a home, you've started your search on the internet.  Statistics from the National Associations of REALTORS point out that close to 90% of home buyers look to the internet first for inf...
Wealth, Science, and Jobs. These are most definitely good things to have in your area.   If your area is Arlington, Virginia, you have all three.  Those who live in this county just across the Potomac River from the Nation's Capital already know that it's a great place to reside and it's no surpr...
When you move to a new area with children, chances are that one of the first things you look at are the schools.  The quality of the public education is a major factor for many people in determining where to purchase their next home.  Even families without children will want to consider the publi...
Making the decision to purchase a home and invest in real estate involves risks.  So does everything in life from Day One forward.  Although you played no part in the decision to leave your mother's womb nor in most decisions before the age of 3, the rest of your life has likely involved a series...

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