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.



I wrote a blog earlier in the week about my favorite thing to do at the beach: Reading on the Beach . But even the most book-wormish of us sometimes need to do something besides read.  So I guess my second favorite thing to do on the beach is take long walks. I could not think of how to make that...
Here is the scenario: Large rental company, unhappy tenant.  Tenant Tweets that the rental company does not have a problem with its tenants sleeping in moldy apartments. Large  company sues because the tenant has made defamatory statements and permanently injured its reputation by passing this st...
If you are already 'tweeting' on Twitter, you can skip this post, but if you are not, there is a really easy way to become a 'Tweeter.' ActiveRain makes it very simple to send notification of your new posts to Twitter.  It is amazing how quickly you will develop a following on Twitter simply by a...
Everywhere you turn, you hear that you should be ‘greening your home’ or becoming more ‘environmentally friendly.’ For many of us, there is so much information to absorb that we tend to do very little. As a homeowner, or even as a renter, there are some easy things that you can do to reduce your ...
When I went in to this business, selling Real Estate, I knew that I could be very good. My strong organizational skills and my background in process and process improvements would help me to provide superior service to my clients. And for years it did. But now we work in a new reality; the proces...
Reston, VA Homeowners Fund Small Tax District 5. This extra tax is paid as part of your annual property tax bill, so many residents are either not aware of the tax or are not sure of its purpose. In 1975, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created this tax district  to fund the Reston Commun...
The summer brings with it lots of wonderful times and great experiences, but it also brings an urgent need for blood donations.  The combination of regular blood donors vacationing and an increased need to due to outdoor accidents results in a reduction in the levels of blood on hand, bringing th...
Summer time and the living is easy...but what are some of the things to do in Reston, VA? One idea is to take a trip to the Reston Zoo. This thirty acre site is located off of Hunter Mill Road near the intersection of Baron Cameron Avenue.  While it has changed owners over the years, it is a veri...
Avoiding Invasive Exotics in Landscaping Reston, Virginia has a program for avoiding invasive exotics in landscaping. The community, long known for its approach to green spaces and many trees, has put together some recommendations for homeowners regarding plants they call 'invasive exotics.' Thes...
One of my all-time favorite things to do is park myself in a comfy (or not) beach chair on the beach, in front of the ocean waves and lose myself in a really good novel. For about 15 years (from the time my oldest was born until my youngest became a strong swimmer), this delicious past-time was ...

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