Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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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.



For many of us in the Real Estate industry, the end of June is almost like the end of tax season is for accountants; many of the transactions that we have been nurturing since the new year have closed and others are close to it. You may actually find that you have a morning or two where your phon...
One day you are running around making sure you have diapers and sippee cups and the next, it seems, you are the parent of teenagers.  How does this happen so quickly? Today, our young prince, Robbie, turns 13.  He is the youngest child in our family and follows two older sisters.  When he came al...
School has ended, sports are winding down, the rain (may have) temporarily stopped. It is time to get outside and enjoy yourself! This weekend is the Alexandria Waterfront Festival taking place at Oronoco Bay Park at Oronoco and North Union streets in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.  It will run o...
I still remember the skeptical looks my children gave me the first time I announced we were going out for Indian food. Always adventurous eaters, somehow my husband and I had overlooked introducing our children to this wonderful cuisine earlier in their lives.  We have now made up for lost time! ...
The Washington D.C metro area is an expensive place to buy a house.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recognize this  and have approved a higher Jumbo Conforming Loan amount for the area, $729,500 (in addition to Washington D.C. this new amount has been approved for a number of the more expensive Metro...
Every day, at least once, I am asked, 'How is the real estate market?' Wow.  I used to be able to say, "great" and move on to their specific questions about  their house projects and what has sold recently. These days, I try to be positive, because the truth is that I am super busy.  The differen...
Today, I was talking to a friend at my son's class pool party. It was being held at a community pool surrounded by lovely homes on regular, suburban-sized lots. As we got to talking, she shared with me her mild regret that when they moved 'out'--further to the West--they opted for land over commu...

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