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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.

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2012 

Yesterday, I wrote a post called How Easy Is it To Get Out of a Contract? It was very well received, since this is a topic most buyers and sellers wonder about and most Realtors have to deal with, at some point. Turning the subject around, how do we protect Sellers from a buyer who changes their...
02/26/2012
You have been saving your money, watching your credit score, getting advice from friends and family and you think it might be time to buy your first home. Understandably, you are nervous. So much can go wrong; You might change your mind, you might select one house only to find one you like better...
02/25/2012
If you are considering listing your home, this post by Scott Godzyk, should be mandatory reading. When selecting your listing agent, keep these tips in mind and you will be pleased with your results!An interesting thing happened, I listed a home less than 2 weeks ago, there was 2 other homes for ...
02/25/2012
It is time to start looking for that new house. You have a Realtor picked out, but they are really good at what they do and you don't want to waste their time while you try to figure out what you want. You think you will use someone less experienced to help you look around. Chris Ann Cleland wrot...
02/22/2012
It has taken years, but the Washington D.C. Metro is finally being extended West from Rt. 66 through Tysons Corner, Reston and Herndon.  The battles have been many, over funding, raised or buried tracks, station locations and more. The latest discussion is over naming the stations.  If you have a...
02/21/2012
Buyers...read this and understand that we want you to bug us!  Don't feel like you need to wait until a Sunday open to see a house that you really think you might want.  The more time we spend with you, the more we understand EXACTLY what you are trying to find in a home. Let us do our jobs...we ...
02/18/2012
Why does a short sale take so long? Dear Holly, I am under contract to buy a short sale. My agent said that now we start waiting. Is that true? Is there nothing else we can do? What are we waiting for? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Confused by the Short Sale Dear Confused by...
02/18/2012
Since I heard of the untimely death of Whitney Houston on Saturday night, I have been walking around with a single soundtrack running through my head. I hear it when I lay down at night, at the gym, at the computer. You get the idea. I have to say that I love this song. I hope that by watching th...
02/14/2012
I hope that you are, I am just not entirely sure. It just seems  that you still have some things to work through.  I know you like to travel and that you love trips that are both long and expensive. That kind of travel might not be as easy for you to do. In fact, it might become very difficult.  ...
02/13/2012
My real estate practice includes working both with Buyers and with Sellers. I try to work equally with each type of client. I believe that understanding how each group is thinking helps me to better represent the other group. I have been talking to listing clients lately and found myself repeati...
02/09/2012
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