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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 just read an interesting on-line article about the FBI's investigation of the subprime mortgage industry. I have included a link, in case you are interested: was most compelling was to read through the article and then to read t...
I have talked to a number of agents (all with different firms and who work in different markets) who have held open houses over the past two weekends. Without exception, all have reported an increase in traffic from open houses held before the holidays.  Personally, I have seen formerly reluctant...
Yesterday afternoon turned out to be a snow-day here in Northern Virginia; all of my kids were home and no one was going anywhere. I made a cup of coffee and sat down to ActiveRain.I was pleasantly surprised to run across two really great posts about getting the economy and real estate markets mo...
After almost 3 weeks of New Years Resolutions, many of us are losing our motivation to get (and stay) in shape. I think keeping our bodies healthy is a critical to our other successes in life.  I do not own a gym or teach exercise classes--I just think it is really important.Here are a couple of ...
   Remodeled and updated, this 3 BR/2BA townhouse is conveniently located in the Lake Anne area of Reston. This lovely townhouse features updated kitchen, ceramic tiled entry and kitchen, hardwood flooring on main and upper level, built-ins, private backyard with deck and gas grill. Call me today...
If you are looking for something to do--and to save money while doing it--this week is 'Restaurant Week' in Washington D.C.  During this week 170 restaurants offer fixed price dining options: 3-course lunches for $20, and 3-course dinners for $30.08. It is possible to make reservations for this e...
I have read and seen many opinions about the efforts to allow Reston to become a town.Having grownup here (yes, if you can believe it), I have seen the evolution of Reston from a small concept 'place'--the original tag phrase was, "A place called Reston"--to the urbanized destination that it is t...
Is anybody else struggling with MRIS's implementation of the SAFEMLS code?  For those of you who are not members of the MRIS MLS system, effective 1/1/08 we have a token that issues a unique  code that we must enter each and every time we log on to the MLS system.  Right now, this token lives by ...
I realize that we are a week in to the New Year and this is my first entry of the year. What is up with that?  As you might have guessed, my resolutions for the year included things like, 'get to the gym more often,' and 'clean out the scary storage room.'  I also have some big ones: complete the...

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