Okay, it's official. I have gone diesel. Way back in January, I put on my schedule replacement of my long-time business companion... my SAAB. Beside the fact SAAB went out of business and repairs were getting a tad expensive, what I really wanted to improve was my gas mileage. Yes, real estate agents still drive from place to place and the Continue Reading
An Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Vienna, VA
Over the weekend when I took my dog into the new Petco in Vienna, VA to browse for some new puppy toys, we literally walked right into my first encounter with a car charging station. I have probably walked by this little power station a dozen times without noticing it, but I am sure that anyone living in Vienna or passing through in an electric Continue Reading
Earth Day in Vienna, VA 2010
The 40th Earth Day arrived today and the weather is truly spectacular in Northern Virginia. This year the focus across the board is on energy efficiency and replacing older appliances with Energy Star qualified appliances like A/C or heating systems, hot water heaters or refrigerators. Like I wrote last week, the Commonwealth of Virginia has Continue Reading
Vienna VA a winter wonderland of snow at home
Some of you moving to Northern Virginia may be seeing the area in nice warm weather, but it can really snow here and I thought I would give you a taste of the big blizzard of 2010 when we had two monster snow storms within a week dumping three feet of snow at my home in Vienna, VA. The kids in Fairfax County, VA didn't have school for almost two Continue Reading
Buying a Home with an Older HVAC Unit?
Considering buying a home with a central air conditioning or a heat pump system now that another Northern Virginia summer is approaching? Well it is essential that you know that as of January 1, 2010, manufacturers aren’t going to build any new systems using R-22 refrigerant or any new spare parts for those existing systems using R-22. And, Continue Reading
Plumbing nightmares… pumpkin pulp!
Should I be flattered to be considered a voice for plumbers across America? Well here is this week's tip from Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service: ~ watch the pumpkin pulp and seeds ~ It seems that while we are enjoying pumpkin pies upstairs in the dining room with the family, the pulp that we shoved down the garbage disposal is coating Continue Reading
Keeping Vienna’s Northside Park free of invasive plants.
The Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers on Saturday, September 26th to help identify and remove invasive plants in Northside Park. As in most suburban areas across the country, non-native plants are growing out of control and impacting the natural environment for native plant species. The Northside Park Invasive Continue Reading
Digital signature saves the home sale negotiation!
One of my real estate associates at RE/MAX Presidential recently went on a vacation and I agreed to handle her clients. Yes, we all need vacations (even real estate agents) to recharge our batteries and add a little adventure to our lives. In her case, it was a motorcycle trip in Wyoming and Montana with her husband. One of the cases involved a Continue Reading