Monthly Archives: July 2010

Make Your Own Wine and Beer in Alexandria, VA

I’m sure at some point you’ve heard a friend or co-worker talking about brewing their own beer at home, possibly with less than stellar results. Micro-brewing has become an emerging trend and stores, both online and brick-and-mortar, have begun popping up to cater to this new culture. But now instead of learning by trial and […]

Buying a Foreclosure or Short Sale “As-Is” in Northern VA

I’m working with some clients that submitted an offer the other day on a home that was a short sale. With distress sales, both short sales and foreclosures, a bank is involved in the process it’s somewhat different than a regular sale when just the buyers and sellers are involved. One of the differences is […]

Listing Manager Takes One For the Team

I take my job as Tom & Cindy’s Listing Manager pretty seriously and if you knew me, you would probably call me a perfectionist. Its really important for me to showcase our listings in the best possible light. Since it is the first thing a potential buyer will see, getting a great front shot is key. […]

Military That PCS’d to Northern VA: Do You Still Own a Home?

During the busy summer months I work with a lot of renters in our local Kingstowne real estate market and due to BRAC I’ve been assisting many military personnel that are relocating to the area. Most military realize the great advantages they have when buying a home (VA loans coupled with their BAH) so why […]

Great place to watch the planes at Washington Reagan National Airport

For as long as I could remember, I’ve had a fascination with planes. I could sit there for hours and just watch them take off and land. The irony of it all is that I am admittedly afraid of flying. Actually, let me re-phrase, the flying part I love. Its more the fear of crashing […]

Alexandria Virginia noted among 100 best small cities in the USA

Money Magazine came out with their list of the 100 best small cities in the country to live. Our Alexandria Virginia came in #47. While it is nice to be included, and we are certainly not 100% objective, we think our town should have been ranked even higher. With all there is to do here […]

Franconia Moose Golf Tournament

The Franconia Moose Lodge had their annual golf tournament last Friday at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course.  Tom & Cindy agents, family and friends made up 2 of the 24 foursomes. Thanks to one of our agents, who is active duty Army, a couple of us were able to get on base through the back […]

Alexandria: Things to do in Old Town

It seems like there is always something going in the Alexandria area, no matter where your interests lie. The Visit Alexandria website has a pretty extensive calendar of upcoming events. Old Town Alexandria is just about 10-20 minutes away from most parts of Kingstowne, Springfield and Lorton so its really easy to come out and […]

Still Not Sure About Buying a Home in Northern Virginia?

Many agents in our office, and the industry at large, have commented that they’ve noticed a slight decline in buyer activity since the end of the tax credit in April. Home values bottomed out over a year ago, there are lots of great low money down financing programs and interest rates just hit historic lows, […]

Lorton Workhouse Arts Center Events

Are you looking for new and exciting things to do around the area? You should check out the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton if you haven’t been there before. In addition to a multitude of classes, exhibits, workshops and performances, they regularly host a variety of special events. Here are a few upcoming events that […]

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