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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.



The  U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 begins today at its new location, the West Potomac Park on the National Mall.  What is the Solar Decathlon  you ask? There are 18 teams participating in this event where each team constructs an energy-efficient solar powered home.  These teams ...
How Can I Be a Good Seller? Dear Holly, I read your blog yesterday, How Can I Be a Good Buyer. It made a lot of good points. I am getting ready to take an overseas assignment and want to sell my place before I go.  My next stateside assignment will probably not be in the same location.  In other ...
Dear Holly, I have been doing my research and I think I am about ready to hire a Buyer's Agent to help me buy my first home.  I want to be a good Buyer and make sure that my Buyer's Agency relationship is a good one. What are some things I should know about my role in buying a house? Thank you, A...
This week, Facebook introduced some major changes to its layout and features. These changes were not universally accepted by my peer group--a lot of complaining showed up in people's statuses, mine included. My kids (21, 19 and 15) have not even mentioned them.   I think this kind of thing is whe...
I read an article last week, 6 Things You Should Be Using Evernote For Every Single Day byMichael McClure , that prompted me to take a second look at an application I had downloaded a couple of months back, Evernote. It just so happened that the very next day, I had a website training class.  In ...
Fall has come quickly to Northern Virginia. No where was that more evident this weekend than in the number of folks out working in their yards. This is a great time to take an objective look at your plantings and make necessary updates to the landscape. Fall flowers can be a relatively small inve...
This is not my story to tell, but I am going to tell it anyway...and I think you will see why. It is not about real estate or even my local community. But it is an important story for all of us to hear. It was a beautiful Summer afternoon in August and a couple of 16 year old friends went down to...
I am walking the dog. We approach the busy intersection and I press the button and wait for the cross-walk signal. The light changes, the pedestrian signal lights up and  I take a step forward and... STOP!!!!!!!!!!!The car approaching the intersection just ran through her red light without even a...
Depending on when you started in Real Estate, you might have seen this kind of down-turn before, or maybe this is a new reality for you.  During the bursting of our real estate bubble, many folks will, and have, left the business, especially those who joined thinking it was 'easy money.' Those wh...
On this solenm day, we honor those who have lost their lives to unnecessary acts of evil. For all who lived through that devastating day, these flags are a reminder to us of how united we were as a country following 9/11. Remember that day by flying your flag proudly as an American.In the last we...

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