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2011 

We have the privilege of serving many military families in Northern Virginia, and doing so is an honor. On this Memorial Day we salute all of our currently serving military men and women and their families.  Please know we at The Kathy O'Neal Team are mindful of your service and we are deeply app...
05/30/2011
  If you want to keep your Chantilly or Northern Virginia home garden in good shape by controlling weeds and pests, but don't like the strong chemicals, take a few minutes to watch this video. Suggestions you will find in the video include: Use of flowering nectar-bearing plants to keep "good " i...
05/28/2011
The recent flood disasters are a reminder of the monumental damage that can occur when flood waters get out of hand. These tragedies are not limited to high risk areas According to FloodSmart.gov, floods are the #1 most common disaster in the United States. About $709 million in flood insurance c...
05/22/2011
New home construction is reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and recent numbers show that single-family housing starts dropped by 21,000 units in April. That is a 5 percent drop for single-family homes, as compared to March 2011, and 30 percent when compared to April 2010. When permits t...
05/22/2011
We have a GreatSchools section on our website.  It is a nice resource if you are moving into the Northern Virginia area and want to get a quick read on schools in this area. Recently Forbes and GreatSchools did a study suggesting that home prices and the quality of public schools don't necessaril...
05/15/2011
Home owners in the Northern Virginia and Chantilly area who are considering putting their home on the market have the obvious concern about how much or how little they should do to prepare the home for sale. There are competing concerns about having a home that looks good, while not spending more...
05/15/2011
If condos for sale in the Fairfax area are front and center for you, our new listing at 9703 Kings Crown Court (#202) in the Fairfax, VA area is definitely worth a look. "Super clean" is a good starting description. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the very nice Hawthorne Village really sparkles. ...
05/08/2011
Home remodeling in Chantilly and elsewhere is doing pretty well.  It is anticipated that projects will top $130 blllion this quarter. That is as high as it has been since the first quarter of 2008.  Interestingly enough, the typical cost of home remodeling projects is dropping. Chantilly and Cent...
05/05/2011
Want to keep your windows clean and do it the eco-friendly way? Here are a few easy steps. First, try to save this task for a cloudy day.  Hot windows will dry out more quickly and cause streaking. Second, mix about 8 parts water to 1 part white vinegar and 1 part eco-friendly dish detergent.  Th...
05/02/2011
  If your Chantilly or Northern Virginia area home could use a bit more space, and if you have a garage, check out this 4-minute video from Lowe's YouTube series. If will give you some great ideas on how to make space by adding elements to your garage interior that may not be there, or may not be...
05/01/2011
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