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 just finished carving the pumpkins with my youngest son, now 15.  His is the one with the Nike Swoosh and mine is the one that I was trying to make look sarcastic. (Okay, so I am not going to win any pumpkin carving awards). We have a number of family traditions that we do each year. We carve t...
If you have decided to bow out of the real estate market and rent for a while, you owe it to yourself to undertand exactly wht the tax benefits of buying could be. With prices down and interest rates at unbelievable lows, the added tax benefits could really make  difference for you!   The true co...
I know we did not even begin to get the amount of snow seen in other places on the East Coast.  It is odd, however, to seen snow and (live) flowers at the same time, so I thougtht I would share this photo. In the upper left hand corner, you can see the last of my summer flowers, too!
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO is a very catchy tune. Add some custom Halloween lights and a 'rockin house and you have a great video!  It is worth clicking over to YouTube to check it out! Party Rock Anthem House   Happy Halloween!
I don't often click on videos, but I am glad I watched this one. It is very, very cool to see some of the things that Corning imagines we will be doing in the future. Considering how much the world has changed since I was a kid, I don't doubt that at least some of this will be our future!One of m...
One of my most popular blogs ever was about texting,  A Very Sad Last Tweet. Since I wrote this blog, texting has become even more prevalent.   Distracted driving, of which texting is a major contributor, is a huge safety problem. Car manufacturers have come up with a system to help minimized dis...
If you listen to the media, you would believe that there is a real estate deal to be had on every corner. There may be deals out there, but they are not as easy to purchase as you might think. If you are in the market for a 'deal,' you need to go into your search process well prepared and with gr...
This weekend Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia celebrates Homecoming with several long-standing traditions. The Homecoming Parade kicks off at 9:30 and runs along Historic Elden Street, ending in front of the Government Center. Come out and enjoy the class floats, the football team, the H...
Seems like sellers can't hear this enough, said in enough different ways, by enough different people.  Heed the doesn't make any sense to overprice!!!Advice for Sellers:  The One Question You Must Ask Your REALTOR®   If you are thinking about putting your home on the market (or maybe ...
My thoughts and prayers go out to our colleague, Missy Caulk. The loss of a child is a pain that no one should have to suffer. Please know, Missy, that we are all thinking of you at this time and are so very, very sorry for your loss.    Lots of blogs talk about the POWER of Active Rain....the po...

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