Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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Real Estate Broker - The Momentum Group
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, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg and other areas in the D.C. Metropolitan suburbs of Northern Virginia.
What differentiates a GREAT Realtor from a good one? I have been giving this some thought lately. My office is a new Keller Williams office and many of the agents who have joined are new to the business. Are there ways to know who will succeed and thrive and who will quietly pass up their license...
Posted 11 days ago
If you have been searching for an elegant new home in a great location, search no further. My new listing at 11614 Cedar Chase Road in Herndon, Virginia is a beautiful home! Located on a quiet 1/2 acre lot, with adjoining tree-save area, this spacious 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home is filled with spe...
Posted 20 days ago
If you are planning to sell your home, you would be wise to take the advice of those of us who are out in the field, your local Realtors®.  We see houses every day and you may, or may not,  be surprised to find that there are some simple mistakes that many sellers make when marketing their home. ...
Posted about 1 month ago
If you are going to put your house on the market, you have probably been thinking about the things you need to do to get it ready.If  you have lived in the house for any period of time, you have probably made it your own. For many folks, this means painting or hanging wall paper. Preparing your h...
Posted about 2 months ago
I get this question from buyers almost every time we write a contract to purchase a home in Northern Virginia. We have a lot of business professionals in this area and people are used to the way things work in the traditional business environment. Our Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®  c...
Posted about 2 months ago
If you are planning to buy a Northern Virginia  home this Spring, be prepared to be decisive, flexible and quick. Why? The era of writing multiple contracts before securing a home is back.Working with buyers in the popular $300,000-$400,000 price range, I have seen a lack of listings and a compet...
Posted about 2 months ago
Assumable loans. Not really something we have been talking about recently--but something that you are likely to hear more about as interest rates begin creeping up. Over the past couple of years, we have seen record low interest rates. Many folks have both purchased and refinanced homes during th...
Posted about 2 months ago
If you are thinking of selling your house, you are probably moving for a reason. It is usually a life event, but sometimes it is just because you have become weary of the never-ending maintenance and need for updates! Before you list your home--leaving all that annoying deferred maintenance and t...
Posted 2 months ago
If you really don't want to sell your home, here are 10 things that you can do to sabotage the sale (based on my real world experience working with buyers). 1. Make it difficult to see your home. If you really want to turn off the buyer, agree to a time and then don't show up (no lockbox, obvious...
Posted 2 months ago
You have had it with your home! It is too (fill in the blank: big/small/ugly/old/close to work/far from work/other). What is your strategy for finding your new home? Do you troll the Sunday Open Houses and hope that you find the house of your dreams? That can be a great way to help you refine you...
Posted 3 months ago

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