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By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Farmville VA:Christmas Parade 2021Sunday December 5th at 2 PM*Photo Courtesy of Farmville Jaycees Facebook Event PageNow that it is officially the countdown to Christmas there is no lack of Holiday Cheer to enjoy. One of my favorites is the annual Christmas Parade. In each community there is planning and anticipation by both the ones who enter the parade and those that plan to attend the parade. Then the icing on the cake is Santa Claus coming to town!Farmville Virginia is no exception and this years' Christmas Parade, put on by the Farmville Jaycees, is themed "A Creative Christmas Parade". The grand marshal for the parade will be local healthcare workers from Centra Southside Community Hospital. I am excited to see all of the work that the entrants have done to again make this a small...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for a local place to visit with the whole family this coming Thanksgiving? Well, worry no more because I got you covered! Language is a very important part of the human history, as it is one of the things humans came up with to effectively communicate with one another. We use language everyday -- in talking to other people about chores and needs, for our daily tasks in school and at work, and also to share our thoughts and feeling towards one another. As language progresses, we invented new words along the way, and it just keeps evolving. With that, the way we teach language should also evolve, just like everything else. With the new words sprouting out, taking different forms, it is important that we teach the next generation the importance of language by making it more interac...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Garden Valley Craftsman Cottage by Sasser Construction features a first floor primary bedroom, open floor plan, large center island kitchen, coffered ceiling family room, expansive covered back porch, and a potential for a 4th bedroom or second floor bonus room space. The G Model, as it is commonly referred to, has been built several different ways in The Waterfront at Parkside community in Suffolk, Virginia. This Craftsman Cottage ranges in size from 2,200 square feet to 2,739 square feet, depending in the flexible floor options pictured below. Sasser recently sold this home plan in Founders Pointe with a large bonus room over the garage. The Garden Valley Cottage (G Model) can be built with a front entry garage or a rear entry. Sasser Construction has also recently re-designed the...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
One week to go, and it's officially Thanksgiving! It is a great time to bond with the family, reconnect with other relatives and old friends, and to cherish the holiday season with warmth and love from these people. But why stop at the celebration if you can bond with your friends and family to burn the calories after the grand Thanksgiving dinner! As a person who believes that well-being is one of the most important aspects of life, I think it is great to not only make sure that you take proper diet, but exercise as well. So here's my top 5 list of the activities you can do after Thanksgiving to burn off those calories, and where you can do them in the DC Metro area!1. Cardio on the RunDoing cardio is one of the most effective ways of losing unnecessary carbs and that extra weight you ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
The holidays are fast approaching! This means the winter season is almost here, and so is Thanksgiving. With these events just right around the corner, it will be great to celebrate it with the sceneries you will enjoy and love. This brings us to today's feature: the Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna, VA!Celebrate the holidays by visiting the Winter Walk of Lights show in Vienna, which is celebrating its 10th year. The event will be open from November 11 to January 2, which gives a lot of opportunity for the busy bees out there. Suit up in your autumn and winter wear for the spectacular show of lights that will surely brighten up your hearts and feel the warmth of love wrapping around you. Enjoy the half-mile trail full of spectacular colors and wonders that your friends and family will l...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Thanksgiving is fast approaching! I bet some of you haven't decided what to cook this Thanksgiving, or rather want to try something different from the usual recipes you have every year. Just as much as I watch television shows when I'm not doing anything, I also love to try new things in the kitchen -- which is why today we''ll be talking about my personal top five Thanksgiving dishes inspired by television shows we all know and love.Please note that all of these recipes came from Andrew Rea and his YouTube channel called Binging with Babish (not sponsored by the way). I just really love how he made all of these recipes come to life and make a version of his own that will surely make your mouth water every single time.1. Turturkeykey (from How I Met Your Mother)Ted tries to be a culinar...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
With the holiday season fast approaching, this will be the best time to explore the different parks in the Northern Virginia area and see what nature has to offer! This is also a good time to plan your trips come the holidays as a part of an unforgettable vacation. One of the parks around the Loudoun County is the Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park, that will take you back in time and reconnect you with nature.The Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park located in Leesburg, VA, is connected to the Potomac river, which in itself is a historic site. This is where the American Indians used to live and first built one of the first civilizations in the country by the riverside (which the rest of the world has done as well -- go to a nearby a river and get yourself a civilization in the long run). This ...
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
This post is about where to eat in West Springfield, Virginia. Sometimes we take for granted the grocery stores, pharmacy and shops in our own neighborhood. This includes the restaurants in our immediate area. Along with the standard fast food options, there are established family restaurants that have been around for decades. COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry. Eateries had to adjust to a take-out model almost overnight. Fortunately, most in West Springfield survived, and new establishments have opened or are coming soon.This video takes you on a tour of local restaurants in West Springfield. Check it out, you might be surprised at what you find.One of the most important aspects of a neighborhood is what kind of food is nearby.West Springfield is enjoying an explosion of diversit...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
'Tis the season, indeed! Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, and it's about time that people to start shopping for decorations, gifts, or maybe just new things around your home. To all of the locals here in Northern Virginia and the DC Metro Area, we'll talk about the top 5 bazaars and shopping destinations this holiday season!1. It's Bazaar on 21st StreetLooking for great finds this year? Then this bazaar is for you! The Bazaar on 21st Street located in Purcellville, VA is indeed one of a kind. Enjoy all varieties of antiques, vintage collections, home decor, music, handmade pottery, gifts, jewelry, and more! Interested in going to this wonderful shopping place? You may visit their website for more info.2. Heurich House Museum's ChristkindlmrktLooking for more variet...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe Towns at Pender Oaks is located in the north-western section of Fairfax, Virginia, known for the outstanding features of its townhomes.This breathtaking plot is part of a master-planned community being developed by K Hovnanian Homes. One of the most endearing characteristics of this builder is that they are incredibly enthusiastic about creating many outstanding communities that will be home to a large number of people. Considering that most of the settlements in this community are still in the early stages of building, there are still several homes available in the neighborhood. The Towns at Pender Oaks are well-equipped with a variety of features. A peaceful private adult and children's pool, a bathhouse where they can enjoy showering before going for a swi...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationCadence Park is a new flagship single-family house community in the heart of Vienna.The entire neighborhood of Cadence Park was constructed by Sekas Homes, and its long-standing reputation as a community developer is illustrated once more by this new development. Each of the five lovely residences on the property has been thoughtfully designed to offer exceptional features. These properties provide marketable values, impressive aesthetic appeal, and the country's highest level of comfort options. Two of the five available homes have already been purchased due to the characteristics of the properties. There are still three well-built residences in the vicinity that are available for purchase, and many potential homeowners have already expressed an interest in them...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe Flats at Pender Oaks is a picturesque residential community located in the north-western portion of Fairfax, Virginia.This magnificent location is part of a planned neighborhood designed by K Hovnanian Homes. K Hovnanian Homes is a massive corporation that has completely taken over the business, and its homes are widely available in fifteen different places across the country. Many prospective homebuyers have expressed an interest in this brand-new project based on the builder's background knowledge. Living in The Flats at Pender Oaks comes with several benefits, which allow residents to take advantage of various amenities, including the condominium's in-house swimming pool, dog wash, mailroom, and information technology bar. Because they are readily availabl...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information444 Maple is a structured multi-unit residential development outlined to replace the former Wolftrap Hotel building in Vienna.444 Maple is intended to be a sophisticated destination with mixed-use attributes and a magnificent residential area constructed to give a comfortable and convenient living environment. To the northeast of the site will be erected a residential structure, with flatsoffering spectacular views of the city and the planned shopping complex. The range of available models is as broad as the range of available units to meet the preferences and budgets of a diverse range of prospective homebuyers. Those who live at 444 Maple have access to a wide range of services and facilities. On the property, two parking levels are specifically intended for ho...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationVienna Market is a residential vicinity in the southwestern portion of Vienna, Virginia, known for its beautiful townhomes, which provide plenty of homeowners with the option to enjoy their privacy.A premium residential enclave in the heart of Vienna, Virginia, Vienna Market offers luxury townhomes to meet the ever-increasing market for new development in the area. Certain lots have already been managed to sell in the proposed neighborhood, and there are still a few properties available for purchase in the community. You will appreciate the excellent property options available in Vienna Market if you are looking for a private townhouse subdivision conveniently located in the city center. Vienna Market is home to a plethora of entertainment and self-improvement es...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationLocated in Oakton, Virginia's north-western region, Fox Mill On The Lake is a wonderful neighborhood that can offer you many recreational activities. The entire area was established in the 1790s, and it is located in the Ravensworth historical preservation district. The community has more than eight thousand people who enjoy the lovely amenities, convenience, and a variety of family-friendly features that the area has to offer them. Large lot sizes, snug and personal homes, and convenient access to a wide range of recreational alternatives are just a few of the elements that characterize the Fox Mill On The Lake community. This neighborhood is ideal for families that want to be close to nature and have easy access to the woods. Fox Mill On The Lakes is a beautifu...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationLocated in the southwestern part of Oakton, Virginia, West Oaks Corner is a charming community with a beautiful setting. With a large number of townhomes and a convenient location, West Oaks Corner strikes a balance between aesthetics and convenience for its residents. If you're interested to know more about this neighborhood, feel free to contact our team!This is a brilliantly designed neighborhood in Fairfax County, one of Virginia's most desirable places. Developing the entire neighborhood, known as Tri Pointe Homes, was the responsibility of an up-and-coming developer from Virginia. West Oaks Corner is conveniently located near a variety of shopping and entertainment options. Sports enthusiasts will like the abundance of open-space parks, easily accessible gy...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Happy Diwali, everyone! I love to share my culture to everyone, for I believe it only makes the world a better place. Just like Diwali, where we are make each other happy and remind us that we are not alone in the journey of life. Without further ado, here's my top 5 list of all the restaurants and venues to celebrate Diwali this year!1. Celebration by Rupa ViraLooking for a modern twist to traditional Indian food this Diwali? Look further no more as Celebration by Rupa Veera got your back! Located in Ashburn, VA, Chef Rupa believes in improving and further evolving the Indian cuisine we all know and love, while still keeping the tradition alive. Visit their website here for more information.2. Punjab GrillMake Diwali more special by visiting the Punjab Grill in Washington, DC! Get the ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
It is the festival of lights, indeed. From my family to yours, I'd like to greet everyone a Happy Diwali! I hope you are all celebrating Diwali peacefully and I wish you all the goodness and prosperity this year. I hope the warmth of all these lights bring you joy, happiness, love, and peace. How's your Diwali celebration going so far? How do you plan to celebrate this Diwali? I hope you receive meaningful gifts this year, no matter how simple. Do you have any recommendations, suggestions, or maybe a unique way of celebrating Diwali this year? Let me know in the comments down below! With all the forthcoming blessings this Diwali, are you finally planning to illuminate your world and make a move in the DC Metro area? Let's talk -- 703-625-494 or visit my website at www.RituDesai.com. Onc...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
The word "investment" might be a mystery to some people, especially when they're trying to learn more about financial planning and stability. Some people are just confused as to what insurance actually is, and how things work, so there's usually a lot of hesitation when it comes to getting one.Today in this episode of Thankful Thursday series, we talked about the most frequently asked questions about insurance not only in real estate but in other fields as well! Join me with Aditya of Arya Insurance as we talk about how insurance works, what is included and what's not, and why it is important that you get one for your financial stability and for your loved ones, too! Click on the video at the top for more.Want to know more about insurance and how you can get you and your dream home insu...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
And now at last, we finally come down to the last letter of our Real Estate Alphabet Soup -- letter Z! Z for ZoningZoning refers to a number of things, but in real estate, it's all about the laws and regulations that states how a property can or can't be used in certain areas. This includes demolishing a home for renovation, converting it to a land, or other purposes. If you are considering buying a home that needs to be knocked down or if it's a raw land and you want to build a property with, or if it is an existing structure that you want to demolish and build your own dream home, then zoning will be one of the things that you have to refer to. Given with these circumstances, it's important to speak with the zoning commissioner of your local county for you make sure that it is conform...
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