Northern Virginia Real Estate and Community News Blog

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY
Will it ever stop raining?   We unfortunately had a few flooded basements with this last round of storm, and more severe weather is predicted for later this week.  VERY IMPORTANT to make sure gutters are cleaned!  If you don't live in a condo, chances are that you (the tenant) are responsible for cleaning your gutters!  Also very imp...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spring's here finally!
Although it's unusually cold for Mother's Day today, the hot weather is right around the corner.  There were  A/C repair calls on Friday - and time for those with service contracts to have their Spring HVAC checks.   Things that tenants should do: de-winterize your outdoor spigots, change your furnace filters, cut the grass and weed f...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Burke T/H with Deck, view over Lake
Available early Spring - 3 b/r with remodeled kitchen, fully finished walk-out basement, near Burke, Fairfax and VRE.  $2100

Thursday, April 18, 2013

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW BROKERAGE!
  George and Betty are excited to announce that we've moved our real estate practice up from RE/MAX Allegiance to RE/MAX Executives!   Our new location in Springfield VA  places us conveniently in the center of our real estate and property management practice.   With the recent addition of a full-time property technician, Jay, ...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

We're moving!
We're moving!   In order to provide a more centralized location for our clients, we're moving our physical office from Franconia to Springfield.  Our offices are now located upstairs at RE/MAX Executives8442 Old Keene Mill RoadSpringfield, VA  22152Rent checks should no longer be dropped at the Franconia office.  We prefer to set up...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Warm weather at last...
Warm weather at last comes to Northern Virginia!  A great time to get out and clean up the yard, prepare for Spring flowers and rain.  Make sure your gutters are clear.  And don't forget to wear sunscreen and a hat  : )

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Snow Madness
March Snow Madness!  OK, so we're in for a blizzard, or maybe 4 to 5 inches of wet snow.  I'm sure all the milk, bread and toilet paper is long gone from the stores.  Tenant responsibilities in a snow?  Please shovel your steps and sidewalks (if you have any), report any damage promptly, and avoid using the ice-melt products.  There ...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fairfax County real estate tax assessments are out for 2013
Found mine in the mail today, and looks like Fairfax County assessments are rising nicely this year!   Of course it depends on the neighborhood, because the county micro-analyzes values differently for Burke than it does for Mt Vernon, for example - their formula for adjusting value is actually quite complex.  Rising assessments reflec...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Inspections in Olde Towne and Springfield
We were out today doing our routine semi-annual inspections and hitting homes we manage in the Springfield and Olde Towne Alexandria neighborhoods.  What a beautiful day it was to be out driving around Northern VA!  Can't wait until warmer weather and we can do this on our Key Home Management Harley!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Military Transfers
We love our military landlords and tenants, and we often get requests from landlords to "find me a military tenant."  Our code of ethics requires us to present every qualified applicant to the owner for consideration.  Military families make excellent tenants, but in our area the risk of an early lease termination due to military transf...

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