Category Archives: Great Falls

November 19

Thanksgiving Curb Appeal

We are constantly advising home sellers on curb appeal, so I thought I better practice what I preach.  Here’s my work on improving my Thanksgiving curb appeal…with winter pansies (sprayed with Bobex deer repellent, of course), cabbages, twisty branches, birch branches and some light up branches from Target!  I save those branches every year, and […]

August 20

Great Falls Trails: Cool, even in the Dog Days of Summer

We love walking the trails of Great Falls in any season, but during the dog days of summer, they are a lovely shady escape.  

August 18

Food Truck Night in Great Falls

We love food truck night.  Probably because it means we don’t have to cook dinner.  Tonight was the Tapas Truck.  Yum. Classic Wines of Great Falls on Georgetown Pike brings in food trucks on many Thursdays.  Thanks Classic Wines! #whywelovegreatfalls  #notcookingtonight

May 11

Landscaping and Home Values in Great Falls and McLean

Landscaping, or the lack of it, can make or break a home’s curb appeal.  An established, beautiful garden is visually appealing and a sign to buyers that a home has been cared for and maintained.  A coherent landscaping plan with a variety of shrubs and perennials also adds real value to a home.  Good landscaping’s return on […]

April 16

9563 Edmonston Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066: OPEN SUNDAY APRIL 17 FROM 1-4

Tucked away in the Carrwood Estates in Great Falls, this home and its setting are quintessential Great Falls.  Located between Beach Mill Road and the Potomac, the Carrwood Estates neighborhood is one of Great Falls’ most desirable locations, with an exclusive enclave of twenty homes, ranging from brick Georgians, contemporaries and Tudors, to a modern farmhouse […]

April 11

9113 Weant Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066:Adorable cottage, unbeatable price

Once upon a time in the lovely woodlands of Great Falls, there was an enchanting brown cottage with a bright red door.  This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage charmed all who walked through its bright scarlet door and fell instantly in love, especially when they found that it was priced at just $699,000!!! This is not […]

5 Home Selling Tips for Homeowners Who are Not Selling (Yet)

Selling your home may be an idea you are seriously considering, but that does not mean you are ready to put your home on the market just yet. You may be waiting to pay off your mortgage, you may be waiting for the kids to move out, or you may not be ready yet to […]

March 24

New Life for an Old Barn!

Great Falls is home to some great barns.  One of our favorite things is a renovated barn, like the one in this HOUZZ story that was moved from New York to Connecticut and given new life as a guest house. If you are looking for a home with a barn, give us a call.  We can […]

March 10

Millenials Are Moving to the Suburbs! (Does that make it hip?)

While DC is bursting with renting 20 and 30 somethings, a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors shows that when Millenials (ages 18-35) are ready to buy, they are buying in the suburbs.  We can confirm that we are seeing millenials out at McLean and Great Falls open houses, which, we have to admit, […]

March 07

Are You Thinking About Downsizing?

Are the kids grown and gone and now it seems you have too much space you never use? Would you rather be traveling than maintaining your home?  Are you ready for a change, maybe to a smaller place or in a different neighborhood?  Then maybe it is time to downsize. The idea of downsizing from a […]