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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.



When my son was a baby, we used to laugh because he went through life humming; it was almost as if he had a soundtrack accompanying his every move. We used to joke that he was starring in his own life. Being in the Washington area, there has been little else discussed over the weekend than the co...
I wanted to make sure that this message got out to the community.  The missing boy was found on November 23, 2009 based on citizen phone call, so all the efforts that the Loudoun County Sheriff's office made to get the word out were well worth it!
UPDATE: ALEX HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND SOUND. Here is a link to the update which will direct you to a news source.   I just received the following information by email from my son's lacrosse league at 2:...
If you happen to be sticking around this weekend, what better way to spend Black Friday (we all know the alternative, and that is not for me) than at the Reston Towncenter Holiday Parade? This will be the 19th annual parade, and based on the fact that my oldest will turn 20 soon, I am fairly sure...
Three years ago, in the market for a new car, I asked around to find out what people thought about leasing or buying. The feedback I received was split, but there were strong feelings on either side. Taking all of the advice in to account, we decided to buy, and went in to negotiate with the deal...
If you are looking for the answer with this post, I will have to advise you to check back later to read the comments My intent in posting this is to gather information from Active Rain members around the globe (let's see how far this sphere of influence stretches). I was in a Broker CE course yes...
I am the kind of person that keeps organization stores in business. A trip to The Container Store is a dream come true for me! My house is filled with baskets, bins and containers that once held the promise of being the perfect solution. Most of them work out pretty well--for a while. But for som...
If you are planning to sell your house, the time to put in the work is BEFORE the property is listed. In my previous post, Sell Your Home: A Series of Posts, Part 2, I discuss how important it is to look at every aspect of your home with a critical eye. The posts below deal with very specific are...
From the Fairfax County FamilyGram, Fall 2009: Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences magnet program will have openings for qualified students in grades K through 6 for the 2010-11 school year. To be selected, students must be working on or above grade level in language arts an...
I am a recycling fanatic.  I am the one in my family who has trouble tossing out the cardboard toilet paper rolls. I save shampoo bottles from the shower and diligently take them to the recycling bin.  I regularly pick soda cans and bottles out of the trash. While not everyone in my family shares...

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