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
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
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
4587 Derring Lane, Fairfax Virginia SOLD!
SOLD and Settled @ $429,900 in April 2010! ... look at the interior photos! This home is not asking a 3rd party for approval! Not a foreclosure either... super clean and ready to settle by the end of the year! Mint condition town home located close to Fair Oaks, Fairfax, and some of the best shopping on the East Coast including Wegman's, Whole Continue Reading
It’s Fire Prevention Week, Virginia!
It was a cold, late fall morning as I read the Washington Post about ten years ago. The Metro Section had an article about a couple escaping a burning home on Dominion Way in Falls Church... I took a sip of coffee. "Dominion Way, don't I have clients on that street?", I thought. "Right, I should call Scott and Jeannie to see if they saw Continue Reading
Installing a real estate “for-sale” sign in Virginia?
Better call Miss Utility first! Yes, that familiar RE/MAX Presidential sign in your front yard is going to require a bit more effort (and spray paint) to install. The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) is turning up the heat on enforcement of the Virginia Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act which was enacted thirty years ago, and Continue Reading
3126 Windwood Farms Ct, Oakton VA The Video Tour
OFF THE MARKET A new video tour of this home in Oakton that is now ready for you. Okay, maybe too many suggestions and comments about the wallpaper, but this home has great potential. And like they always say in real estate, location, location, location... it's 1.5 miles to the Vienna Metro. Yes, it's from YouTube! Continue Reading
Limestone Ct. in Clifton – Buyer Client bought
One of my buyer clients has this wonderful home settled 2009. It is a 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, one car garage townhome that backs to trees and not another townhome. One of the few that wasn't a ripped up foreclosure or long-shot short sale (most don't work out). View Larger Map Continue Reading