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Most Bang for Your Buck

All home owners like to add, change, update, and remodel their homes. Some remodels are out of necessity, others out of desire, but all are done hoping to add value to the home. However, some are disappointed to find that the dollars that were spent did not increase the value of the home at all. How do you know what projects will give you most the bang for your buck? In a recent issue of Remodeler’s Magazine, the article “Cost vs.... Continue Reading >

3009 McComas Ave Kensington MD For Sale

3009 McComas Ave Kensington MD For Sale This super home is for sale now!  It is move in ready!  The owners have done almost everything, including expanding the transition from the dining room to the kitchen.  A large granite island, Stainless Steel appliances, upgraded cabinets, wood floors, and more make a great kitchen for cooking or entertaining or both.  Plus it overlooks the super backyard with 3/4 distinct areas to enjoy.  The backyard has a really unique tree deck, and also... Continue Reading >

2921 Amberleigh Way, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 For Sale

2921 Amberleigh Way, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 For Sale This is a great end unit town home for sale now!  Spacious and open, it boasts beautiful bamboo floors, in the main area: dining and living rooms.  The kitchen is large with a bay window and granite counters, and matching white appliances with a stainless steel sink.  Carpeting has very nice upgraded pad in lower level and upper level.  Plus a walk out basement is great to get to your private fenced back... Continue Reading >

What Not to Do Before New House Closing

You've made an offer to buy a house. The seller has accepted your offer. You've given your mortgage lender the purchase agreement. The closing date has been set. What’s next? Many buyers assume that they are "home free," once the seller accepts their offer, but not always. There are things that can go wrong before closing day. The pre-approval is not a commitment or guarantee. You've been conditionally qualified for a loan, but you need to stay qualified all the way to closing.... Continue Reading >

Welcoming Spring – 2015

“Hello, Beautiful – Welcome!” Is that not what you want to say when you look out of your window and see the first bloom standing tall. With that first bloom, we think spring is on its way. With spring comes old-fashioned cleaning. The common areas we do without coaxing, so below are the top three areas that are overlooked around the house, and also to ourselves. Enjoy the extra hints on how to prepare yourself for spring. Inspect your roof: Shingles that... Continue Reading >

Snow doesn’t seem to help real estate in the DC Metro area

Snow isn't good in the DC Metro area for the Real Estate Market Snow doesn't seem to help real estate in the DC Metro area Some areas seem to be better prepared for winter Weather.  These could be areas like Buffalo, New York or maybe Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Washington DC Metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia) is not like those areas.  Snow has a major impact.  And it's impact has been felt this 1st quarter of 2015. The Real Estate Market in the DC Metro area is one area the effects of snow... Continue Reading >

2014 Tysons Corner McLean Zip Code 22102 condos sold in 4th Quarter

2014 Tysons Corner McLean Zip Code 22102 condos sold in 4th Quarter Another year is over.  2014 is in the past.  And the past is what helps us determine value in real estate.  Well at least the recent past anyway.  Check out this video telling what condos sold in 4th quarter of 2014 in the Tysons Corner McLean Zip code.  Data also includes 1st 7 days of 2015. Real Estate is still selling, as you see homes sold in a variety of... Continue Reading >

Tysons Corner Real Estate Report Closed Sales October 2014

Tysons Corner Real Estate Report Closed Sales October 2014 Tysons Corner is a really unique area in Northern Virginia.  It's a shopping haven, as well as a great corporate hub for many businesses.  And the amazing merger of so many roads and transportation avenues as well. When it comes to real estate Tysons Corner is the confluence of McLean 22102 zip code and Vienna 22182 zip code.  Together these zip codes, one from McLean and one from Vienna, make up what is... Continue Reading >

2014 Merrifield Festival at the Mosaic District

GBMA Merrifield Fall Festival in the Mosaic District 2014 Merrifield Festival at the Mosaic District Yesterday the Merrifield Festival was lots of fun at the Mosaic District.  Plenty of booths, food stands and food trucks, a variety of beverages for adults, kids games and rides, at least one politician and lots of local people. The Merrifield Festival was held on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.  It was hosted by the Greater Merrifield Business Association (GBMA).  Founded in 1984, they are a local non-profit organization for the purpose of bringing together local... Continue Reading >

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 5K

race11482-logo_bt2tNT Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 5K The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 5K is this Sunday, October 19, 2014. The race will begin at 9:00am at 7925 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Come join me at the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 5K and share your support for a great local charity! The race fee is $35 plus a $3 sign up fee with proceeds benefiting Food For Others. I will be donating $2 to Food For Others for every walker or runner that signs up for the Neighbors Feeding... Continue Reading >