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 am a little bit frustrated. We put our offer in on December 29, 2008 and have yet to hear if it has been accepted.  I know that this is the way it goes with short sales. I know it is made even more complicated by the fact that the sellers had both a 1st and 2nd Trust on the property. Who knows ...
All you have to do is mention 495, The Beltway and there are drivers who will immediately tell you how much they hate it. There are people who will go out of their way to avoid driving this road. Understanding how it works and following some simple advice can make driving this road a much better ...
This weekend I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the D.C. Examiner and saw that in their 1/25/09 column called, "Brightest Lights of the Week," the Dulles Area Association of Realtors (DAAR) was recognized for their continued generosity  in giving money to local shelter-based charities. This...
Last Spring my daughter, at the time a high school Sophomore, came to us and asked to transfer from her private Catholic high school to the local public high school, Herndon High School in Fairfax County. We struggled with this decisions, NOT because of Herndon High School, but because we liked t...
There are a lot of wonderful things about living on the Virginia side of the D.C. Metro area; navigating and understanding the road system is not always one of them. I thought I would begin a short series explaining some of the more complicated roads. Where possible, I will also provide a brief h...
There are many, many things I love about being a Virginian.  I have lived here almost my whole life, attended a Virginia University and am raising my children in Virginia. One thing I do not like is that fact that we have had a selfish and unproductive legislature for the past couple of sessions....
Living in the Washington, D.C. area, we were fortunate to be more involved than most in the transition of power and the welcoming of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Last night we attended an Inaugural Ball put on by the Delaware Society.  We went with good friends who got the tickets for us (Illinois...
It is a really strange time to live in Reston, VA. Usually, one of the things that we love about Reston, and Northern Virginia in general, is the proximity to Washington D.C. without the city traffic. We enjoy going to the theater, to events, to museums, going to see the National Christmas Tree, ...
Somewhere along the way, I feel like it became my mission in life to win people over to using--and believing in the value of--Real Estate Agents. Luckily, for someone with this mission in life, there is an easy way to get your positive reinforcement; all you have to do is take on  a skeptical cli...
Dear Buyer,Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! I am sure you will be very happy there.I know that you have been very concerned about this investment. How could you not be? Each day when you turn on the television or read a newspaper or magazine, you are bombarded with negative infor...

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