Where is fall foliage in Northern Virginia?

By |2021-09-28T20:10:37-04:00September 28th, 2021|

Where is fall foliage in Northern Virginia? It's almost flannel shirt time! Personally I'd live in flannel if I could.  There is a tinge in the air and college football is in full swing.  So it's time to make plans for the fall foliage.  Here's a great article on how to time out [...]

September Newsletter

By |2021-09-15T12:46:18-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Market Update As is often the case with the media, the headlines they provide do more to terrify than clarify.  What is the truth about the eviction moratorium ending and people actually getting evicted?  What is the certainty about forbearance ending and foreclosures flooding the market?  What is the reality about the pricing [...]

The 10 Best Sheds for Your Backyard

By |2021-09-07T13:16:53-04:00September 7th, 2021|

The 10 Best Sheds for Your Backyard Give your garage back to your cars!! I can't tell you how many homes I go to where at least half the garage has become storage and a nice car is outside and you can almost see the front bumper turned down like a frown!  Get [...]

10 Clever Hallway Decor Ideas

By |2021-08-18T10:23:24-04:00August 18th, 2021|

10 Clever Hallway Decor Ideas Hallways are for more than walking! The walls of our homes often tell a story about who we are, and hallways are an underutilized space for doing that.  They also can serve functional purposes.  Here's a pic from one of my hallways where I got to group some [...]

August Newsletter

By |2021-08-11T13:53:40-04:00August 11th, 2021|

Market Update There is a lot of news swirling around about the real estate market today.  You are probably hearing, reading, or seeing that the market has slowed, inventory has increased, buyers are taking a break, and prices will crash once forbearances end.  Well, the question is - what is real news and what [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2021-08-06T14:19:59-04:00August 6th, 2021|

The REAL Market Update Vacations are affecting the market! Since July everyone that could find a vacation place to rent seems to have done some traveling, which is great for all those who have had the opportunity to do so.  It has led to a little bit of a slowing of the real estate [...]

Lesser-Known Summer Vacations in Virginia

By |2021-08-05T14:53:29-04:00August 5th, 2021|

Lesser-Known Summer Vacations in Virginia Good luck finding a beach rental! With people diving back into their lives with gusto as COVID restrictions ease the hottest ticket in town just about anywhere is vacation rentals.  Fear not.  There are a TON of great options out there for fun and adventure nearby here in [...]

Opposites Attract

By |2021-08-01T20:47:45-04:00July 16th, 2021|

Opposites Attract Who says everything has to "Go together"?" Color pallets and things that "match" have a place but I've always loved contrast in home finishes and decorations. Fortunately things like mixed colored cabinets and not just counters with different colors but different materials are firmly in vogue now. It provides for a [...]

Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

By |2021-07-12T11:19:35-04:00July 12th, 2021|

Is HVAC Air Duct Cleaning Really Necessary? Clean your HVAC system?...Yes.  Clean your duct system?.....Probably not. A week doesn't go by without receiving a coupon about duct cleaning but when you analyze the facts and studies there are really limited instances where you need to have your whole house duct system cleaned, and [...]

July Newsletter

By |2021-08-01T20:32:50-04:00July 8th, 2021|

Market Update It is hard to believe that half the year has come and gone. It certainly has been an interesting six months in the real estate business. We encountered a frenetic sales pace that for several months saw prices escalate tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands above list price with no [...]

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