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.



Yesterday, I wrote a blog entitled, Ten Cheap Ways to Prepare Your House for Sale.  There are definitely some things, however, that it is worth spending some money on (provided you have it). Most of these you will get back in the sales price or in the speed with which your house sells. You might ...
With home values down, sellers are reluctant to spend more than they need to in preparing their homes for sale. It is often necessary to do certain things to make your home more attractive and they don't need to be expensive. Here are somethings you can do to prepare your home for sale that won't...
Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I am getting together the dishes I need to bring. One of my family favorites is a recipe for Cranberry Sauce that I cut out of Good Housekeeping magazine in 1994. It is simple and tasty! Exactly what you need in a recipe. I have always used fresh Cranberries (the e...
This is a great explanation for ActiveRain Newbies (and others) about Keywords, Tags and Categories. It is important to understand not only what you are doing, but why. This provides a good foundation. The Difference Between Keywords, TAGS, and Categories This is probably one of the biggest quest...
One of the best things about ActiveRain is the opportunity to learn as others share their experiences. This blog was of interest to me since I need to go down this path in 2012. Has your experience with WordPress been like Loreena's?  I would love to hear your successes and challenges.With the ho...
For years I had Violet plant in my house; it might as well have been an evergreen--not a flower on it. This summer, I decided to switch things up and see if I could get  my plant to bloom. What did I do? Repotted my plant (fresh soil and the nuturients that come with that) Repositioned my plant (...
If you have done any short sales, you know that the letter from the lender saying that the terms have been accepted is all-important. Lately, the short sales I have been involved in are ones that have both a first and second trust.  This means, of course, two levels of approval.  These approvals ...
If you haven't see this survey yet, or if you have put off answering it, please take about 10 minutes to do so.  If you believe that your market it is different than what you are hearing in the media, this is your chance to speak out!Real estate is local. If you did a search for that phrase on Ac...
Friday, 11/11/11 is Veterans Day. It is a strangely uncelebrated holiday. When one of my friends who works for the Federal Government told me he had the day off on Friday, I was genuinely confused as to why. It took me 24 hours to remember that Veterans Day is a holiday for the Feds. Why isn't t...
I love to promote the contests, but often forget to share the information about the winners. Congratulations to all the winners. Also, a special congratulations to all of you who particpated in a contest for the first time. It is not the reason we are hear on ActiveRain, but it certainly broadens...

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