Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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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.

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2012 

I see a lot of houses.  I see the light, I see the layout, I see the architecture and I see the stuff.  It is always interesting to try to figure out why people buy the houses that they buy.  Sometimes it is obvious and sometimes not. When I am working with a client and they walk into the house t...
01/23/2012
Here is a report on the market activity for Reston, VA, 20194 zip code, for December 2011. December is a notoriously slow month for real estate in the Northern Virginia area. This December did not behave any differently.  In fact, this December was even slower than December of 2010 in the 20194 z...
01/20/2012
Here is the December 2011 market activity report for Reston, VA, 20190 zip code (North of the Toll Road, south of  Baron Cameron Avenue, includes Lake Anne and the Reston Town Center). December is a notoriously slow month for real estate in the Northern Virginia area. This December did not behave...
01/20/2012
Here is a market report for Reston, VA, 20191 (South of the Toll Road), for December 2011. December is a notoriously slow month for real estate in the Northern Virginia area. This December did not behave any differently.  In fact, this December was even slower than December of 2010 in the 20191 z...
01/20/2012
Northern Virginia is a great place to live!  There are things to do all over the Washington D.C. metro area. From NOVA (as we Virginians call it), it is an easy jaunt to Maryland or D.C.  We have access to museums, monuments, theaters, events (and great shopping) throughout the area. If you are l...
01/20/2012
There is undoubtedly a lot of work to do before you put your house on the market.  Not surprisingly, it is the little things that can help convince a buyer that your house is the 'one.'  You can't change the architecture or the location, but you can control how your house is presented. Rather th...
01/13/2012
Compromise has become a dirty word. No longer are we willing to give up something in order to gain something else. In purchasing a home, however, you better get back in that mode, or you will not be moving anytime soon! At heart, most of us are idealists. We truly believe that perfect house is ou...
01/12/2012
What Qualities Make For a Good Realtor? It is that time of year. Folks are deciding that this year might be the time to jump into the real estate market, either as a buyer or a seller. You have probably read that you should interview several Realtors, and that is good advice. What kind of things ...
01/11/2012
As a Realtor, one of the skills I bring to the table is helping my clients determine the investment value of their purchase. This doesn't always work the way that we expect (the bursting real estate bubble caught almost everyone by surprise), but it is something that every purchaser should consid...
01/09/2012
10 Things Sellers Should Replace Before Listing Their Northern Virginia Home Most Northern Virginia sellers spend a lot of time preparing their homes for market.  Cleaning closets, organizing the pantry, getting rid of old toys/books/stuff...the list goes on and on. Many even paint, recarpet or t...
01/06/2012
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