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Check Out Pearmund Cellars in VA Wine Country!

Are you looking for a fun and exciting place to spend an afternoon? Why not check out Virginia Wine Country? Located in Broad Run, near Warrenton, Pearmund Cellars is an easy trip from Northern Virginia. From our house in Lorton, it only took about an hour to get there last weekend. It was an absolute perfect day—nothing but blue sky and not a cloud in the sky! We got a tour of the winery from t...

Avoid the Virginia Beltway Inner Loop this weekend

I just got the news that you will want to avoid the Inner Loop of the Washington Beltway in Northern Virginia this weekend from 9 pm Friday until 5 am Monday. It sounds like it's going to be a nightmare. Evidently there is some emergency repair work that has to be done on a bridge built in 1961. The pothole repairs haven't worked so they are going to put in a big section of new concrete. The whole...

New Tax Law Won’t Affect Most Homeowners in Northern Virginia

The new health care bill is a long and complicated document that is difficult to understand. One of the most misunderstood sections is the “tax on home sales” slated to take effect in 2013. This provision adds a 3.8% sales tax on the profit of home sales and other real estate transactions. But doesn’t that mean I’ll be paying thousands more to sell my home?! The answer: probably not. Th...

Cindys grandson finishes 9th in Best Ranger Competition

Well, they finished and did really well. Cindy's grandson Capt. Derrick M Anderson and Staff Sgt. Chris L Malone from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment finished 9th in the 2010 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. They walked, ran and swam over 70 miles in the grueling event. Derrick and Staff Sgt. Malone are stationed at Fort Myer in Northern Virginia. We love the photo of them crossing t...

Cindys grandson competing for Best Ranger!

Cindy's grandson Capt. Derrick M. Anderson is part of a 2-man team competing in the 2010 Best Ranger Competition. He's doing it with Staff Sgt. Chris L. Malone. They are both part of the 3rd U.S. Infanty Regiment, which is known as The Old Guard. Their motto is "leading the way". The competition is from May 7-9 and it goes on at Fort Benning, Georgia. Derrick told us after competing last year that...

First-time Buyer Tax Credit NOT Over for Military

As many of you know, the first-time homebuyer tax credit officially ended on April 30th. However, for military and certain other eligible groups it has been extended one more year. This is great news for our area surrounding Fort Belvoir and other local bases! The main criteria for eligibility is that the member of the military (or other eligible group) must have served overseas for at least 90...

May 2010 Market Update for Springfield, Lorton, Alexandria and Kingstowne

Here is a market update for our areas of Alexandria, Kingstowne, Springfield and Lorton for May 3, 2010. The information I am sharing statistically comes straight off of the MLS system we use every day, which is called MRIS, the Multi Regional Information System. Right now interest rates are still low. They just dropped a little to 4.875% with no points. Now always remember that if you are g...

George Washington Parkway Classic

Our Listing Manager, Susan Hall, ran in the George Washington Parkway Classic for the 3rd straight year this last Saturday. The weather held off and she was thrilled to complete her first 10 mile race, having done the 5K race the last 2 years. There were thousands of runners and the race sold out as it seems to every year. It is a very scenic route following Washington St starting at Mount Vernon,...

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 error you can head over to the Shenandoah Brewing Company on South Pi...

Welcome to The Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog!

Thank you for visiting our Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog.  We hope you'll join us from time to time as we explore the real estate market and local community happenings.  Enjoy! If you are looking for Northern Virginia Real Estate resources, including information on foreclosures and military relocation please visit our new website - Hello Virginia.