The best schools in Tysons Corner?

So, I got a surprise when I woke up the other day and saw that George C Marshall High School had turned into an average school overnight (the GreatSchools rating dropped from a stellar 9 to an average 7.) At first I wasn’t sure what had happened – did they fire a bunch of teachers […]

Using the condo docs to cancel purchase in Virginia?

In Virginia, a purchaser of a home in a condominium (or a homeowner association) has a right to review certain documents pertaining to the home. A purchaser also has a right to cancel the contract within a given time frame if those documents are not satisfactory to them. The disclosure package typically includes the rules […]

Build – Don’t Buy!

What to do if you like a particular area but like none of the homes available on the market? For many, the answer is to purchase a lot and then have a builder put together a home. The options range from fully custom (expensive) to a spec home with few or no structural options (less […]

Get A Backyard for Your Condo!

If you like condo living but miss growing your own vegetables, there is a tried and true solution for you!  While it may seem like something from the 40′s and their “Victory Gardens”, the idea of community gardening is still strong in Fairfax County!  There are more than 650 garden plots available in nine different locations. […]

Bargain Hunting at the Courthouse Steps!

I regularly get emails from prospects and clients about great foreclosure deals they would like me to help them with (you can easily find listings like that on sites like Zillow and RealtyTrac.) Often, the list prices quoted are fantastic and at a significant discount from comparable homes. After all, if a home is listed […]