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Looking for a great, casual way to spend New Year’s Eve?  Look no further than the First Night celebration in Old Town Alexandria.  Whether you are single, coupled, or want to include your children in the festivities, First Night has something for everyone. Started in Boston in 1976 by a group of...
Earlier this year when the stock market was tanking, the recession was “officially” declared to be real, and foreclosures continued to make head lines, I knew, without a doubt, that someone  would find a way to make money in a time when others were losing everything they had.  They always do.   A...
Christmas Day at Historic Christ Church, Alexandria, VA   for more pictures, visit us at: Christmas Day at Historic Christ Church, Alexandria, VA
  With best wishes in this Christmas season . . . . Michael
There are two important changes in this week’s mortgage report. First, the conforming “jumbo” loans -  those priced from $417,001 to $625,500 -  are now being priced simply as conforming loans.  For the past few months individual lenders have made price adjustmen to the conforming loan that yield...
Yesterday, at just noon, over 2,000 volunteers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to lay 10,000 Christmas wreaths on the graves of those who have given their lives in service to our country.    With its motto of Remember, Honor and Teach, this important tradition of rememberance began some 1...
Alexandria’s Scots heritage and its annual Scottish Walk ranked at #5 on Home and Garden Television’s review of the “Top Ten Towns for Christmas.“  Take a look for yourself and see just what makes living in this area so special.   For more pictures, visit us at: Alexandria is All About Its Annual...
Yesterday the Washington Post ran an article on a homeowner who is battling his homeowners association in Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County.  The article, titled “Driveway Painting Tests Religious Freedom” caught my eye for  two reasons.  One, we own an investment property that is part of a home...
Just like gasoline prices, mortgage rates have continued to slide downward. A few things to note: Rates closed on Friday afternoon at 5.75% with 0 points for a 30yr. fixed conforming loan. Lenders are accepting loans at up to the 2009 mortgage limit of $625,500 for FHA and Jumbo Conforming loans....
Alexandria has been named as one of the Top Ten Christmas Towns in America by Home and Garden Television (HGTV).   Along with nine other towns “who love to take Christmas to the limit”, Alexandria will be part of a one hour special tomorrow night (Sunday, Dec. 7th at 8:00pm) on HGTV. We’re lookin...

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