Northern Virginia home sellers need to understand how current home buyers are searching and finding their next home. In fact, anyone preparing their home to sell can achieve a lot over the next month or two to get their house prepared for those "picky buyers" who will emerge from the "holiday season trance" come 12:01 a.m. on 1/1. A blog post on Continue Reading
Fire Safety at Home
As I sat reading The Washington Post with my fresh cup of coffee about a dozen years ago, I came across an article about a townhouse fire in Falls Church VA on Dominion Way. It had been the evening before, and I thought about the fact that some of my real estate clients lived on Dominion Way. "Jeepers, I wonder if they saw the fire?" I Continue Reading
Vienna Real Estate is a Top Location
As Northern Virginia continues to become a center for corporations to move their headquarters, relocating employees are confronted with the decision of where to live. The list of concerns includes housing prices, types of homes available, commuting time to work, access to the Metro system, proximity to shopping and recreation, schools, friends and Continue Reading
Not just another real estate search site
As I was doing some dougfrancis.com performance maintenance over the summer, I started reading through some of the older blog posts deep inside this blog. Part of my effort was to clean up issues that Google Webmaster Tools told me were causing Crawl errors... but, anyway, it forced me to read through some of my older blog posts. This little Continue Reading
Trimming your neighbor’s tree?
"Doug, these trees are wonderful!" exclaimed a client last fall as we drove along Miller Heights Road in Oakton, VA looking for a home to buy. For those of you from San Diego or Colorado, we have very large Oaks (hence "Oakton"), Maples, Sycamores, and Sweetgums that can give the impression we have forests amongst our manicured suburban Continue Reading
Town of Vienna VA Vehicle Tax?
Image by Haole Punk via Flickr UPDATED for 2012 If you live in the Town of Vienna, VA or anywhere in Fairfax County, then you will be paying a $33 per vehicle license tax in 2010. Motorcycles will be $18. Residents should be getting these bills sometime during November, 2011. Don't miss the payment deadline, there is a $25 penalty fee! Continue Reading
Vienna, VA Holiday Stroll on Church Street | 2019
Updated for 2019 The 23rd annual Church Street Holiday Stroll will be held in Vienna, Virginia on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 6 to 9, a much-anticipated free event for everyone living in Vienna. This is always a fun evening for everyone to stroll from Lawyers Road to Mill Street where Mayor DiRocco will light the Holiday Tree near the Freeman Continue Reading
Yes Vienna, it’s a special number day 07-08-09
As a friend also pointed out, around lunchtime at will be 12:34:56 7/8/9 Continue Reading