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Acredale is a small cluster of 32 homes along two streets, Babcock Road and Five Oaks Road. The biggest benefit of this neighborhood is it’s proximity to the Town of Vienna and it’s short 1.8 mile trek to the nearest Metro station!The Town of Vienna is one of our favorite areas in Northern Virgin...
08/31/2018
This famous quote “50% of something is better than 100% of nothing” by the financial guru Suze Orman has numerous applications in real estate. Orman shares that she passes on this sage advice that came to her from her father.  Consider an example that applies to sellers. The client determines tha...
08/22/2018
Stratford House, one of Reston’s finest luxury high-rise condominium buildings, is located directly across Reston Town Center, a burgeoning mixed-use community with great restaurants, shopping and nightlife.  Stratford house was completed in 2001 and is home to over 120 units on 14 floors. Buildi...
08/15/2018
There are no perfect houses, there are no perfect spouses.  Actually it applies to just about everything in my opinion because there are no perfect children, no perfect jobs or companies, no perfect charities or schools, no perfect “you fill in the blank”.  As a real estate agent I most frequentl...
08/01/2018
Often I hear from a Seller:  “Just tell the Buyer to make an offer.”  And that seems so simple, so why don’t they?  I believe it is because Buyers have good manners.  Buyers don’t want to offend or hurt the feelings of a Seller by making an offer that could be considered “low ball” or “bottom fee...
07/26/2018
People frequently travel abroad over the summer months.  A few years ago, my husband and I took a cruise on the Danube from Prague to Budapest.  On the journey we spent time in both Vienna, Austria as well as other small towns along the river.   I observed several key similarities to those world ...
07/18/2018
The first half of 2018 is on the books! The number of real estate transactions in McLean and Great Falls is softer than in the same period in 2017, with 562 transactions versus 623 the previous year. The good news is that in comparison to one decade ago in 2008, sales are up over 56%.The upper br...
07/03/2018
This next week the United States celebrates the 4th of July I am reminded of a sign our son Drew had in his room growing up that stated boldly:  FREEDOM. Drew bought the sign because he found it incredibly ironic that he could purchase something that says “FREEDOM” but that it wasn’t “free.” In o...
06/27/2018
Hunter Mill Estates is a community of over 160 estate homes located in Vienna between Hunter Mill Rd and the Dulles Access Road bordering upon Reston. All of the homes in this neighborhood are Single Family Homes built in the mid 90’s by the Toll Brothers with spacious lots and an abundance of tr...
06/01/2018
Hot real estate markets occur in those areas and price points that over a period of time experience low supply and high demand.  In those situations in order to be competitive, it takes strong strategy and negotiating skills. In one such case I was working with a purchaser client who had already ...
05/16/2018
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