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.



You have gotten in over your head with your mortgage for reasons out of your control (medical issues, job loss, life event) and need to get out from under your monthly payment. Should you just walk away from your house? This is an issue that more and more home owners are facing.  It is important ...
It began as a regular old of the last before the kids headed back to school and summer comes to its unofficial end. Then on Tuesday, we were rocked by an Earthquake. Registering 5.9 on the Richter scale, it was felt up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest. I was on my screened ...
I have been working with some first time buyers lately and found there are some terms that Realtors use all the time, but which are not always understood by consumers. These are the terms that are used in my market in Northern Virginia. While many of these are universal terms, they may not all be...
I was at the Fairfax County, Virginia website  and saw that there was some information about something called Virtual Fairfax.  Always on the lookout for tools that I can use in my business, I went ahead and downloaded the application.   It is very cool! It is a great way to see an ariel view of ...
Curious about what the least expensive and most expensive homes sold in Reston, Virginia in  July 2011? There were 89 properties that sold in Reston this July.  The least expensive of these properties was a gutted condominium located on Southgate Square.  The close price for this property was $83...
Tomorrow we move my youngest daughter into her first college apartment. Last year she lived in a dorm on campus. This is the next step; an apartment that is owned by the school (so rent goes through the tuition account), but  one in which the responsibility for bills and most meals remains with h...
Fuzzy images of cubbies and long tables with cute little chairs is what I think of when I think of Kindergarten. That and the fact that my mom brought in Chocolate Covered Cherries to celebrate George Washington's Birthday (remember the cherry tree?). I remember thinking how smart my mom was to t...
Every once in a while, I will have one of those days where things seem to go from bad to worse. One of the things that always cheers me up is to get in my car (alone) and blast some of my favorite songs (maybe they think I am talking on my bluetooth?). This one is JUST PERFECT, whether or not you...
Fairfax County Public Schools are run by the Superintendent of the school, Jack Dale, who provides  overall leadership and direction to the school division. The elected School Board  sets County School policy. There are 12 members of the Fairfax County School Board, each of whom is elected for a ...
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