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.
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Be safe, be happy and enjoy your time with friends and family. This upcoming week is a great time to take stock of all that we have, and all that we can do to improve our lives and the lives of those around us. At this joyous time of year, I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a ...
The Blizzard of 2009, Reston, Virginia. And the snow keeps coming! If you are affected by the storm stay warm and safe. If you are not, enjoy the photos.
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Maybe it is me, but the way the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays fell this year, I have been scrambling to get everything done in time for Christmas. Part of my plan was a solid last minute shopping effort this weekend, as well as Monday and Tuesday. Surprise! My holiday gift this year is cle...
Yesterday, December 15, 2009, my husband had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with President Obama as the 'Cash for Caulkers' program was annonced in Alexandria, VA . This new program will offer homeowners financial incentives to weatherize thier homes. The government program is designed ...
Last night I heard a story about a local foreclosure. I have been believing that many of these stories are tragic...but, this one is most certainly NOT. If anything, it reads a little bit like the Christmas story, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. Imagine a neighborhood where the homes sel...
I am a good consumer. As the mother of 3 teenagers, manager of the house and business owner, I work with a pretty fair number of retailers. For all my spending, I am rewarded--I think. You see, I am constantly receiving discount coupons in the mail and on the Internet for my favorite stores.'That...
There is a difference between a Realtor® and a Real Estate Agent. While these terms are used interchangebly, a Realtor® is also a Real Estate Agent, but Real Estate Agent is not necessarily a Realtor®. In my opionion, there is an advantage to a consumer to hire a Realtor®. Here is why I think th...
Today is our first snow fall. I heard on the news this morning that in the Washington D.C. metro area in the past 5 years, 3 of them we received our first inch of snow on December 5. This year is no exception! Luckily, we are all snugly tucked inside enjoying a quiet Saturday afternoon. The sno...
I just read an interesting, but hardly surprising, article from the Chicago Times Tribune called, In reality, those real estate shows are really fake. It talks about recording and rerecording those 'spontaneous' scenes when the purchasers decide which house to buy. It turns out that this is a...