Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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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.



I heard a really funny story on CNN last week. It seems that one young woman was less than enthusiastic about the prospect of her 10 year high school reunion. Instead of just skipping it, like the rest of us would, she decided to 'mess with' her former classmates a little bit. A comedian writer b...
It can be overwhelming to think about all of the ways that we contribute to the amount of carbon used in the U.S. But as Earth Day approaches, I started thinking about some of the 'baby steps' I have taken to reduce my own contribution to this problem.  These really are small, small steps, but if...
My husband owns a design/build firm.  Every time there is a heavy rainstorm, the phone calls pour in.  It isn't that all his clients, and our friends, live in leaky homes. The reason for the calls is that many of them live in homes with a 'walk-up' rear elevation.  For folks with basements, there...
Over the years, I have determined that there are two types of buyers: those who can see the possibilities in a home and those who cannot. I am, and always have been, the possibility type. I can walk in to a house and immediately picture how it would look with different flooring, wider doorways, m...
Beautiful Home in Gorgeous Neighborhood   5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms          FX7034964                                   $1,050,000 Spacious and elegant…this is the home you have been waiting for! Located on a premier cul-de-sac lot in a sought after North Reston location, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bat...
Is there anything better than a fresh tomato?  Here in Reston, we have the honor of hosting an awesome Farmer's Market, The Reston Market each Saturday morning from May to October at Lake Anne Village Center. If you have not had a chance to wander through this market, which is held  during the Sp...
As Realtors, we are in and out of a lot of bedrooms.  It never fails to delight when a bedroom is well decorated.  Most people are not seeking excitement in their bedroom decorations  (and that is all I will say about excitement and bedrooms).  Most folks see their bedrooms as a respite from a cr...
You would think in this day and age that it would be very hard to learn anything that you could really call 'surprising.'  Yesterday, however, my 12 year old son came home with the stunning revelation that my neighbors don't do ANY recycling. Nothing!  This confession was made to him sometime dur...
This Saturday, April 18, Reston, Virginia will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a Founder's Day Celebration at Lake Anne Plaza. It is hard to believe that this planned community, one of the most successful in history, will be turning 45 this year!  Reston, Virginia's founding father, Robe...
Yesterday, after doing a little web-surfing, I wrote a post about some sellers offering a higher commission to more quickly sell their homes. It became a featured post (thank you ActiveRain!) and created some great discussion. That post is, Would You Pay More To Sell Your House?Let me be clear; I...

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