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.



I grew up as a devoted fan of the local public library. As a pre-teen, I saved my babysitting money to buy a few select books (The Little House on the Prairie series and a few Nancy Drew's), but most of my books came free with my library card.As I grew up, I bought more books, but remained a devo...
The New York Times picked up an AP story today that contends that over the next year we will continue to see a drop in home prices of between 2%and 8%. The story says that this will be seen even in the markets that have come through the recession without too much of a negative adjustment. Working...
As Buyer Agents, we commit to representing you in finding and purchasing your new home.  It is a huge commitment.  It often seems that Buyer Clients do not understand their part in this contract.  This is not a post intended to 'bash' buyers, but rather let them know what our expectations for the...
I am the proud mother of an independent daughter. She and her girlfriends moved in to their second shared college apartment this weekend--one  that they found, inspected and signed the lease on without any parental input. We were included in the search for the first one (the one they just moved o...
I always wanted to go to summer camp. I never did.  When my kids got old enough to express an interest, I was right there asking for recommendations and finding the right place for them. We have done our share of sports camps and arts camps and even day camps. I was looking for a good, old-fashio...
If you haven't had the opportunity to attend one of the concerts in downtown Herndon, VA that make up Friday Night Live, why not go tonight? Tonight's concert features  Love Seed Mama Jump, a six-piece rock band from Dewey Beach, Delaware. Their music is described as guitar-driven pop rock -- a b...
George Mason High School, located in the City of Falls Church and the only high school in the city's school system, serves Falls Church City students in grades 8-12. Visible from  Leesburg Pike, this high school is well known as a high achieving public school with small class sizes and stellar ac...
When you opt to list your home with a discount real estate broker, keep in mind that one of the ways that a discount Lister can keep down their commission is by spending less time and effort with you preparing your home for sale. Their business model is to  make their money on the volume of homes...
The Commonwealth of Virginia has implemented several new traffic laws that you should know about. On July 1, 2010,  the following new driving laws went into effect: It is a primary offense for a child under the age of 17 to be seated anywhere in a moving vehicle and NOT use a seat-belt. Up until ...
If you have been worried because you could not get your loan done in time to close on June 30th, Congress has given you a reprieve.Congress has approved the extension of the closing deadline for claiming the federal homebuyer tax credit.  This will allow homeowners who were under contract by Apri...

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