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Real Estate Agent - Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - VA License # 0225089470

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2008 

I answered the phone, and there I was, in the middle of a political survey.  What did they want to know?  My age, race and political party affiliation for starters. Then...they wanted to know who I'd voted for in recent local elections. Then...they asked if I had strongly positive, somewhat posti...
06/29/2008
I woke up this morning not expecting to do much in the way of work.  I had nothing scheduled and definitely planned to take some much needed "me" time. I found a message from someone on my voice mail.  You can always tell a fellow Realtor, even when they don't leave their company name.  So I call...
06/29/2008
Our unsuspecting white kitty Phoebe, lets her attention drift from the kitty condo castle she is coveting.  Inside, an older and wiser Minx waits for her opportunity to pounce on her new little sister.  We got Phoebe, and two of her siblings, seven months ago when she was a six month old kitten. ...
06/28/2008
Mailboxes.  In my community, they are supposed to be a certain color with a certain type of number on the side.  Driving through the community, you'll see top notch lawns, lovely homes and mailboxes that are falling apart, or just need a coat of paint.  I took these pictures just driving around o...
06/28/2008
Some might argue that Manassas and the surrounding Prince William County are a stop on your way to destinations beyond.  I disagree.  You'd be surprised what we have to offer to brighten your day.  There's fun for all ages and interests. Here are the top five things I'd recommend you do while you...
06/28/2008
Tonight I tried something I haven't done in a looong time.  I went swimming.  It was adult swim at my community pool (Braemar) from 8pm-10pm.  The water is usually not as cold that time of day, so I was looking forward to it.  (That is as much as an overweight female can look forward to going out...
06/25/2008
The idea of buying a home can be extremely intimidating, especially if you're a first time homebuyer.  You have no idea where to start, and no idea who to ask for help.  Start with a Realtor. Do an online search for agents that know that your marketplace.  Give them a call and see if you would fe...
06/21/2008
Active Adult Communities are a fairly new thing in the Northern Virginia real estate market.  Typically, they are age restricted to people 55 or over.  These communities are geared toward soon-to-retire, semi-retired and retired adults that still like an active lifestyle.  They usually feature a ...
06/21/2008
Enjoy the convenience of location.  Walk to shops and be minutes from I-66, Routes 28 & Route 50 in Chantilly, VA.  This three bedroom condo is a great opportunity for investors, anyone looking to downsize, or a first time homebuyer.  Live on one level.  Separate living and dining rooms.  Galley ...
06/18/2008
My husband and I have two very mellow, people-oriented cats.  Why are they like that?  Because I was picking them up constantly from the time they were 10 days old.  They have no fear of me. So in December last year, when my husband and I took in a litter of three stray six month old kittens, we ...
06/18/2008
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