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 work a lot with sellers. As a result, many of my blogs are about preparing your home for sale. There many things that go into getting a home ready to sell. Often times sellers paint, repair, landscape and generally spruce up there homes.   When I am working with buyers, however, I am almost alw...
If you are thinking of putting your house on the market, you have probably decided that you need to do some updates. You might be getting the indoors or outdoors painted, you might be replacing the flooring or doing a quick kitchen or bath update.   One area that homeowners overlook is taking car...
As we move toward the holidays, many of us shift gears to menu planning, party going and gift buying. But it is an important time to think about your community (and beyond!) for ways that you can help others. We are so fortunate in this country, but there are always those around us who can use so...
Here in Northern Virginia, there are plenty of homes that were built in the 60s and 70s.  Often these homes remain in the family and updates aren't needed until it is time to sell. There is nothing less appealing than carpet from the 1970s--unless it is 1960s wallpaper! If you are in a position t...
It seems like we have been talking about the new Express Lanes on the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia forever. They are finally scheduled to open on November 17, 2012.   The Express Lanes are two lanes in each direction, from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road....
Since it's opening, Reston Town Center Ice Rink has been a community favorite! I took my children there for Girls Scout events, Boy Scout events, club outings, sporting team outings and just to meet friends and get some exercise.   Located in the Pavilion at Reston Town Center, the ice rink opene...
Today is the day we head to the booth and cast our votes for President of the United States.   It has been an election filled with rancor and bad feelings on both sides. Supporters of each party feel very strongly that their party MUST win (and you cannot assume you know which party a person supp...
After months (and months, and months) of debates, advertisements and phone calls, tomorrow is finally Election Day! As a voter in Northern Virginia, you will be voting on 1)The President 2) Virginia Senator 3) House of Representatives 4)Two Virginia Constitutional Amendments 5) A Parks and Facil...
Most Northern Virginia Realtors will tell you that there is shortage of Inventory.    What does that mean to you as a buyer? It means there are fewer homes to choose from and more competition for the good deals   What does that mean to you as a seller? It means that it might be a good time to lis...
Sunday morning, November 3 at 2:00 a.m. most parts of the United States will gain an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. It makes the most sense to correct your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night--that way you wake up with the correct time on Sunday morning. It...

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