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Helping you find the perfect buyer for your home - or helping you find the perfect home - from Northern Virginia to the Northern Neck.
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The Pinecrest.  35 pastoral acres located inside the Beltway, approximately 11 miles from Washington, D.C. and 10 miles from Old Town Alexandria, this planned community sits on part of what was once an 18-hole golf course built in the 1950s.  Today, detached homes, townhouses and condos sit on pa...
08/19/2016
With over a thousand homes surrounding a beautiful wooded lake, Lake Barcroft is located near convenient Falls Church.   Getting it's start as a reservoir to provide water for the City of Alexandria, Lake Barcroft came to be in 1915.   By the 1940s, the reservoir was too small to provide for the ...
07/31/2016
It's not easy to find new construction in such an old town as Alexandria, VA, which was founded in 1749 and consistently ranks in "top 10" surveys of all types. However, if you look hard enough - and that means, getting out and actually driving every street, not looking in the MLS - you can find ...
07/17/2016
SOLD! - MULTIPLE OFFERS 8 DAYS ON MARKET!The layout of this charming, well located Alexandria, VA townhouse is perfect for multi generational living or for housing an au pair.  It would also allow a homeowner to have a rent paying roommate without even knowing they were there, since the roommate ...
07/12/2016
A common complaint about real estate agents is we don't answer our phones.  There is a lot of truth to that;  some reasons are justified and others, well, not so much.Most good agents are, well, busy.  They're busy because they're good and they get a lot of their business by referral.And busy age...
07/07/2016
Sorry for the poor quality of the photo on the right, but that's an early morning photo of a blank wall - yes, you read that correctly, a blank wall - that the VA recently required in order for my Buyer clients' mortgage to go forward. So, it was shot with a phone very begrudgingly by a most unha...
06/25/2016
After looking at dozens of homes, my buyers finally fell in love with - and yesterday, settled on - 41 Whirlaway  Drive in beautiful equestrian-friendly Christie Estates (also known as Christie Farm). This gorgeous Colonial with more than 5,300 finished square feet is perfectly situated on 3 roll...
06/25/2016
Home inspection negotiations can often be fraught with discord and disagreement,  especially when the current owner has substantially different standards when it comes to home maintenance.  Or doesn't apparently believe in home maintenance at all. When a Seller, though, is in complete denial abou...
06/24/2016
Life is full of "what ifs" and "if onlys"  and while I don't see the point in really dwelling too much on past mistakes, it is helpful to put them in perspective and learn from them. As far as my real estate career goes, there are a few things I would have done differently if I were to start over...
06/02/2016
If you’re searching for a large, impeccably maintained move-in ready 5 bedroom, 3 and a half bath Colonial in Stafford County, Virginia, then you definitely want to see 23 Sarasota Drive in established and sought after Manors of Park Ridge, conveniently located near parks, shopping, library, just...
05/30/2016
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