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.



One of the most beautiful times of the year in Washington D.C. is the emergence of the Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin. So beautiful, in fact, that the city hosts an entire festival around the event. Tourists come from all over the world to see these gorgeous trees and to enjoy the parade ...
I own my own small brokerage.  That provides me with a lot of flexibility, but also a lot of responsibility. I read a posting earlier today (and sorry, I can't find it now) about how the lower overhead can provide more flexibility with commission pricing. Given the widespread anti-trust fear mong...
I  have often said that in the future our wars will be about the shortage of water. Everyone needs water to survive and our ability to continue to have enough food will depend on distribution of this resource. Today is World Water Day organized by the UN Water Group. This event came out of the 19...
I regularly deal with listings that have pets.  One of our early conversations is always how to handle the pets during showings. Many folks have already thought about this, but for others, it is surprising to recognize that not everyone is going to be happy to see Rover as he jumps up to greet th...
I am sitting here texting back and forth with the Realtor on the other side of my transaction. Home Inspection items? Contingencies? You would never guess...pricing for furniture that my sellers want to sell and his buyers want to buy.  For this moment in time, I have become a used furniture sale...
This is a very serious subject, thefts which occur at Open Houses, but this story struck me because it is just so funny--and sad! Recently a man was arrested after stealing panties from an Open House. He was caught by the Realtor, rummaging through the homeowner's drawers. Later when detained by ...
I have 3 teenagers (ooops, one is now 20) and I have watched for years how easily they move from one technical 'toy' to the next. There seems to be no learning curve...they find out about it, try it and it either sticks or it doesn't. Often, I don't even hear about these things until they are eit...
  These are great tips by Eilean Foster for taking care of your gardening tools use earth-friendly techniques. Thanks, Eilean!   Fingers itching to get into your garden, but Mother Nature is telling you it isn't time to plant yet?  Here are tasks that will make the time fly while you wait!  Even ...
If you are like me, you don't have time to do all the things you HAVE to do--much less the things you SHOULD do. I read an article today that said I should have  custom 'skin' as the background on my Twitter Account. Well, I had a few free minutes and decided to go to the application, FreeTwitter...
Forbes Magazine has come out with its list of the 25 Richest Counties. Loudoun County in Virginia tops the list. Fairfax County is 2nd. You are probably wondering why this would be a good thing--after all, don't higher incomes result in higher housing prices? Yes, undoubtedly they do, but they al...

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