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 went to preview a home today at the invitation of the Realtor.  It took me a while to find it because there was no sign. I finally located the house number and saw the lock box on the door.   When I opened the door, I was met with a basket of shoe covers. I removed my shoes and continued on thr...
  What is the one thing that woudl get you to sell your house? Would you have to get a certain price? Would you have to net a certain amount? Would you have to haveidentified your next new home? Would your kids have to have graduated from college? Would you have to have earned that next promotion...
When Reston, Virginia, was built, the developers created a number of Lakes and Ponds throughout the community. These Lakes and Ponds are crucial components of our rain water run-off system, but through the hard work and planning of the Reston Association staff, they are also highly sought after l...
Tomorrow is the annual Reston Home Tour!  This once-a-year event is the major fund raiser for the Reston Historic Trust.  The tour runs from 10 am to 5 pm. If you buy a ticket to the tour, you will have the opportunity to view 5 private homes and  stop at Bow Tie Cinemas for a viewing and discuss...
  It is always an education to tour a listed property with a buyer. You learn about their lifestyle, their likes and their dislikes.  If you look at a enough houses, with enough buyers, patterns emerge. A smart seller will be interested in those patterns as they prepare their home for market.   I...
  Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia,  has been around for many, many decades. First opened at the site of the current Herndon Middle School,  the traditions that go with the high school are deep rooted and offer a real small-town feel.    Never are these traditions better than at Homecomin...
Just over the border from Fairfax County into Loudoun is the community of Eastgate by KB Home. These Condominium Townhouses are ready-to-go and priced to sell! All units feature a single garage and parking pad for an additional vehicle, 2 levels, 3 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths and are stocked with u...
  Fall weekends are busy, so in the spirit of planning ahead, I wanted to let you know about one of my favorite annual events, the 12th annual Reston Home Tour.   The tour, which will be held on October 19, 2013,  will provide attendees with a chance to see some of the homes that make Reston, Vir...
  Today is day 8 of the Federal Government shut down.  For many throughout the country, this might be political posturing at its worst, but here in D.C. it is a real threat to our local economy. Please note, I am not discussing the politics of this shut down, but trying to put a real face on it--...
So much of preparing your home for sale involves big decisions. Should I change the carpet? Paint the foyer? Re-do the landscaping? Sometimes it is just overwhelming.   Here are ten tiny things that you can do that will impress buyers:   Change the garbage disposal baffle (the rubber thing that k...

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