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.



Investors make the world go round--really.  Without people willing to take the financial risks, most businesses would fail to grow. My husband and I have a saying that we use,'No Risk, no reward,' as we evaluate investment opportunities.  Investors are the ones who take the risk and, therefore, ...
Last year, around this time, my daughter and I spotted Motorcycle Santa on the Fairfax County Parkway, in Reston, VA. She snapped this picture from my Blackberry, while I kept my eyes on the road: Last Saturday, I spotted him again, this time on Reston Parkway. He was blasting music from the spea...
A couple of super windy days have broken the tether holding up the name rider. It is dangling by a single connection.  Another couple of windy days and the name rider smashes through the  'By Appointment Only,' rider.  Now it looks really bad. The seller probably doesn't have the right tool to fi...
I was an early adapter to on-line shopping. I know it is not for everyone, and there are certainly security risks, but if you find yourself taking advantage of what is offered on the Internet  here are a couple of tips I have learned through the years to make a better, and more affordable, optio...
 The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share your creative side during the holiday season with a creative writing challenge. Join in on the challenge with the  ActiveRain Holiday Greeting Card Contest! Throughout the year, I am constantly amazed by the tirele...
I am not a Home Inspector, I am a Realtor. This is an important distinction as you read this particular post. My clients always get Home Inspections. I have had one client--ever--waive a home inspection on a property (gee, good guess that it was during the crazy times) and we still did one the da...
I grew up in Reston, VA, swore I would never come back (who wants to return to their hometown after college? Not me!),  and, instead I came back almost immediately. Since then, I have married, raised my kids (mostly--the youngest is 15), owned 4 houses over 24 years and loved the time I have spen...
  Since no one ever seems to ask me what I think of the crisis at the Postal Service, I decided that today, I would use my blog to provide my opinion. First off, I am a fan of the USPS. I remember as a little kid sending postcards and letters to pen pals around the country and the world. I use th...
There is always a lot of discussion about whether it is fair to push all graduating Seniors towards college. We are all familiar with the arguments in favor of college, but we don't always hear as much discussion about postponing college. In Europe, it is common for students to take a 'Gap Year,'...
Today, December 4, 2011, is the Wolf Trap Foundation's Holiday Sing-A-Long. It is a fantastic kick-off to the holiday season. Be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys-for-Tots annual programThe Sing-A-Long begins  at 4:00 p.m. , at the  Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for ...

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