Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker, Momentum Realty
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.



Last week I posted a blog entry about why you should go to your High School Reunions, Yesterday I received an email from an ActiveRain member, Capital District Real Estate, Lewis Beynon, letting me know that he,'...
This weekend was the annual Herndon High School Homecoming.   For as long as I can remember, this has been a community event.  I am a graduate of Herndon High and now I have a daughter there (the High School draws kids from both Herndon and Reston).The formula has not changed in the 30 years that...
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 25, 2008-- America Recycles Day'08. I have long been a supporter of community programs designed to reduce landfill waste, so I encourage you to find a location where you can dispose of the items listed below. If you are in Northern Virginia, there will be ...
Last weekend my sister-in-law called to tell me that my brother did not want to go to their 20 year reunion.  They were high school sweethearts.  She, however, had been long making plans with friends and was very excited about the prospect of catching up with old high school buddies. They live ou...
This post is part of the October 15 BLOG ACTION DAY POVERTY As the election nears, we have all become accustomed to the 'sound bites;' those little quips that get tossed around that are supposed to make us feel better about one candidate or the other. The one that sticks in my head (and you don't...
If you live in Virginia, and  have been putting off the purchase of a new appliance, clear out the truck and make a path from the front door, because this weekend, Virginia will hold a tax free holiday for Energy Efficient Products. The Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, October 10, 2008 and run...
Beginning Friday, October 10, 2008  Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia (Loudoun County) is hosting The Haunted Forest. Get in the Halloween spirit by going to their website, Here you can see pictures, read the story behind the event and get the schedule. The fir...
My husband, a builder, and I have decided to jointly purchase a business card scanner.  I volunteered to do the research and, of course, came right to ActiveRain where I can always get solid advice. Do any of you use one on a regular basis?  We are looking for 1) easy to configure, 2) easy to use...
Most, if not all, of us have been touched in some way by Breast Cancer. While many studies have been done to try to determine the cause, these studies generally include women who already have Breast Cancer. Maybe you saw the NBC evening news last night, or the TODAY Show yesterday morning. Dr. Su...
Fairfax County has an organization called Fairfax County Master Gardeners which has been serving the community since 1976.   Most people have some responsibility for a plant in their life. You might care for an acre large, fully landscaped yard, or you might just care for the violet that used to ...

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