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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.



I have 3 children, the youngest of whom is in middle school. We have been through this debate several times already.  A lot of determining when a child can be left home alone depends on the child and their maturity level.  In Fairfax County, Virginia, there are guidelines that have been developed...
  We have friends who hold an almost annual adult costume party. It is a pretty clever bunch of folks, so the pressure is always on to be creative.  Aside from the obvious political fodder, I would love to get some of your ideas. Okay, I will get the obvious out of the way...Sarah Palin, Barack O...
If you are a Realtor® or  homeowner in Loudoun County, you should know about a proposal before the Board of Supervisors related to non-conventional septic systems.  It could affect your land values. The following Call to Action  was prepared by Christine Windle of the Dulles Area Association of R...
The Reston Home Tour, Celebrating a New Perspective, is coming up on Saturday, October 18 from 10 am to 5 pm. Unlike many home tours, this one features homes that people live in! I know we all love to get in and see how other people live, so here is your chance. The tour, which includes a stop at...
 This weekend on the National mall in Washington D.C. is The National Book Festival. This full day festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 pm and features 72 writers and illustrators who will be available to discuss their works and sign books.  This event, which is in its 8th year, is hosted by First ...
Today on NPR, I heard Michelle Singletary  talking about a recent settlement in which Trans Union Corp has agreed to provide one of three settlements for anyone who borrowed money between January 1, 1987 to May 28, 2008 (you can hear the discussion at
You have cleaned out the closets and painted the hallway.  You have planted some flowers and mulched the flower beds. The house looks perfect in every way. But what about your Tax Record?When I show a house to a prospective buyer, I am usually showing it from a listing.  The information in the li...
If you haven't had a chance to RSVP to our FREE Fall Home Buyer Seminar, please do not hesitate!  We need to get an accurate count of the number of folks attending so that we can have enough materials on-hand. The number to RSVP is 1-877-531-4636, ext. 430. In addition to the information below, w...
This morning I got the kids off to school and went out for a quick run.  Anyone who has read my blogs knows that one of the things I love about Reston are the many paths and trails here.  The Reston Association does a fantastic job of maintaining these paths and my family uses them frequently. Th...
There is a little known secret about Reston; parts of it do not belong under the jurisdiction of the Reston Association and parts of it do.  Within the accepted boundaries of Reston, all homes use the Reston name and zip code, but all do not have to adhere to the Reston Association rules--nor do...

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