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If you are a Northern Virginia home buyer or seller, and would like to know how to select a real estate agent that will be the right choice for you, take the time to carefully watch this video. We wanted to give you objective criteria on how to make a really smart choice of real estate agent. It ...
Our community profile for this week is London Towne West in the area of Centreville, Virginia. London Towne in the Centreville VA area is a development of town homes very close to Country Club Manor near Route 29 and Stone Road, and well situated in relation to Centreville and Chantilly employmen...
With the weather starting to change, Chantilly and Northern Virginia area home owners who are into grilling may be getting ready to jump into the season. Whether you barbecue for friends or family once annually, or through all 4 Fairfax seasons, it's important to keep a clean gas grill. A well-ma...
Just a reminder for qualified military or federal employees who are eligible.  We are down to 3 weeks from Saturday as the deadline for taking advantage of the federal home buyer tax credit. It allows you to claim up to $8,000 in federal income tax credits. We described some of the key details in...
Many Chantilly and Centreville home owners are no strangers to long commutes. If you have a possible move to Northern Virginia, you may find this data from the American Community Survey (ACS) of interest.  It is based on data from 3 million households, and includes average commute times along wit...
If you happen to be searching for a home in the South Riding and Chantilly VA area, this new listing for sale at 42505 Mandolin Street in the community of South Riding is worth your attention. It is a very, very clean 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick-front Colonial in the attractive and popular communit...
While home sales have dropped, the rental market is doing pretty well. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average apartment vacancy rate is 6.6% nationwide, and that is down from 8.0% last year. Also, the rate for occupied apartments went up during the forth quarter by  more than any compa...
If you are a home buyer in Northern Virginia, we want to invite you to invest a little time to watch our free home buyers video. If  you have not gone through the process of buying a home before, or if it has been a while, a little education will go a long way toward helping you avoid serious mis...
Just in case you were not aware, for certain members of the military, and for certain federal employees, there's just about 6 weeks left to take advantage of the buyer tax credit.  (A little less time than the graphic indicates). Eligible persons include members of the uniformed services, members...
There is a lot of home remodeling going on in Northern Virginia and elsewhere. By some estimates there may be over $125 billion spent this quarter in home remod projects.  Yes, that is an incredible number. You want to be real careful if you are doing this to get your home ready to sell. Not all ...

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