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.



It is time to sign up for 2013 Summer Day Camps in Reston, Virginia. If you have young children, summer can be a hard time to keep them busy. When my kids were little, I found that mixing some structured time in with plenty of downtime was a great formula for happy days.   The Reston Association ...
We are just about a month into the new year and, by now, many of us have abandoned our healthy living resolutions. Rather than focusing on your big goals, (lose 50 pounds, work out for an hour every day, etc.), why not make some small, manageable changes that will keep you working toward your per...
You have been renting your place for a while. Your income has gone up and your rent has remained stable. As a result, you have put away some money and are considering buying your first Northern Virginia home. What is next?   Evaluate your Cash-on-hand.  You many have been saving, but you don't w...
This weekend I received some hate mail.  I occasionally write for a local paper about real estate issues (who doesn't love free publicity?). Last week, I had an article published about how Realtors®, in addition to helping people buy and sell homes, work to protect property rights through our as...
If you are thinking of selling your house, no doubt, you are preparing to have people in to view your most personal space. You are likely cleaning out closets, touching up paint and cleaning carpets. Despite all your work, you may be unknowingly sabotaging your own sale by doing, or not doing, s...
This is the time of year that Realtors begin getting calls about listing homes for the Spring market. Often, the listing is delayed while we send the homeowner back to get  contractors in to deal with deferred maintenance.  Because everyone is trying to get their house fixed up for Spring (wheth...
Reston, Virginia is a suburb of Washington, D.C. It is no secret that the D.C. Metro area real estate market has recovered more quickly than many other areas.   Located 20 miles west of D.C., Reston, Virginia is a dynamic business and residential community. With the Silver line Metro Reston stati...
I believe in New Years Resolutions. The older I get, the more I realize, that my resolutions are the same from year to year.They usually look something like this:   Exercise more consistently Eat more carefully, adding in new foods to my diet, along the way Be more organized in my marketing  Keep...

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