by Emily Yosmanovich, contributing blogger Years ago (in 1981) I was born at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. At that time it wasn’t nearly as big as it is today. And as the 54th baby born that day, I was almost born in the hallway while my mom waited for an open delivery room. Things have really changed since then. The Fairfax Hospital campus has Continue Reading
Yes, They Will Visit You…
One interesting thing about living in Northern Virginia is that your friends and family will be motivated to come and visit. With Washington D.C. just a short drive away (10 - 25 minutes on the weekend) and destinations like the Smithsonian, Air & Space Museum, National Archives or the Cherry Blossoms, who can blame them? On any given week, Continue Reading
4111 Fountainside Lane Fairfax VA
This home sold in 2012 -- True move-in condition! New on the Fairfax real real estate market, this end unit town home has undergone extensive updating over the past two years. Now we all appreciate having a nice kitchen and this one has been updated top to bottom.... like the 18 x 18 tile floor, dovetail cabinetry, stainless steel Continue Reading
11837 Robertson Farm Circle Fairfax Virginia
Walk to Starbucks! Update: This home sold in December 2011 New on the Fairfax Virginia real estate market October 26th. Yes, this home is in excellent condition and ready for you to move into quickly! 4 upstairs bedroom 3 full baths upstairs Large gourmet kitchen Home office with glass french doors & transom Dramatic family Continue Reading
Are School Ratings part of your Home Search?
Edited from original post in 2014 Are home buyers obsessed with school ratings on real estate web sites? In 2014 they are! Most real estate sites now have data on local schools and show ratings from 1-10 on the overall performance (test results) and then give summaries and some parent comments on actual experiences. Take a look at Zillow, Continue Reading
12864 Fair Briar Lane, Fairfax Virginia
Too late, another home sold by Doug Francis (settled 11/30/10) This three level condo has just been repainted and re carpeted so it is super clean and ready for you. Plenty of natural light filters into this home. It is a very open floor-plan on the main level with a kitchen that overlooks the living room and dining space. Set up the furniture so Continue Reading
Things You Should Know Before Moving to Northern Virginia
Relocating here? Well, when I started Things You Should Know Before Moving to Northern Virginia (updated in 2019), I had to force myself to stop at fourteen "things". Over the years I have heard myself giving these tips over and over to clients who are relocating here, so, I thought that I should put down my observations for the world to 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