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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 been reading more and more about the push to get rid of mortgage loans where the buyer has less than 20% to put down towards a down payment. I referenced my own experience in:   Creating a Sound Financial Future . With a 20% down requirement to get a mortgage, we would have had to wait yea...
There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about proposals to require a minimum down-payment on all home purchases of 20%.  Personally, I think this will keep young adults from becoming homeowners for far longer than necessary. As a young about-to-be-married couple, my husband and I p...
Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, Vienna, Virginia If you have never taken your children (or grand-children or neighbor's children) to see a performance at Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, you are missing out on one of the best children's activities in the Washington D.C. Met...
After a  very long school year, Fairfax County schools are finally out for summer break.  My son enjoyed his first morning of sleeping in this morning! It is funny, my girls, both college students, are in their 6th week of internships this week and my son is just now getting out of school??!! Sum...
What is for Sale in Reston, Virginia? As we move into summer, it is a great time to buy a condo, townhouse or single family home. Fewer buyers mean less competition and sellers who might be more willing to deal. Here are some links to show you currently active properties: in Reston, Virginia. Hun...
This weekend, 6/17-6/18/11, Reston, Virginia celebrates the 21st annual Taste of Reston. This favorite event of local foodies kicked off yesterday afternoon and continues today. Held at Reston Town Center, located near the intersection of the Dulles Toll Road and Reston Parkway, the fun begins to...
Happiness is a choice--make it! We all know that life is not perfect. Bad things happen to good people. We have health scares, we lose jobs, we lose people we love, we break things, we lose things, we make bad decisions, our children/parents/friends make bad decisions.  Stuff happens. That's life...
It is graduation week for the public highs schools in Fairfax County, Virginia. Just in case you are curious about when and where each high school in Fairfax County, Virginia is graduating, here is the list:   Annandale Thursday, June 16 7:00 p.m. Constitution Hall Bryant Thursday, June 16 7:00 p...
How Do I Create 'Buzz' For My Listing? Dear Holly, I am getting ready to list my home For Sale By Owner. I have done everything I can think of to prepare it for market. I am getting ready to place an  ad and get some signs.  I don't understand how I 'create a buzz' about my listing. Any ideas? Re...
How Do I Decide How Much House To Buy? Dear Holly, I have been working really hard and think I am ready to buy my first home. I am getting conflicting advice; some folks are recommending I buy the cheapest thing I can afford in the area where I want to live, others are suggesting I stretch a litt...

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