September 01

Is It Better to Buy a New or Existing Home?

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction – wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of modern living – […]

August 25

How to be the house that sells in a saturated buyers market

Recently, the CIO and EVP of McEnearney Associates Realtors, David Howell, wrote a column for the Washington Post headlined “More evidence of how farther-out communities are losing favor with buyers,” a claim that surely will send chills down the spine of current and potential sellers in many outside the beltway communities, including our hometown of Great […]

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

June 06

Beyond the Falls: 13 Great Adventure Day Trips

Looking for outdoor adventures?  Great Falls, RiverBend, Scott’s Run, Dead Run – there are plenty of great trails in our back yard, but what about something new? Here are 13 great outdoor adventures within a few hours drive. Great Hikes Pohick Bay Regional Park – Pohick is located on Mason Neck Peninsula, and is about […]

May 27

Great Falls in the News!

Our community of Great Falls is one of the cover stories in this month’s Virginia Living Magazine.  Read more here…

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 […]

Do “Subway Tiles” and “Barn Doors” Sell Your House Faster?

Does your kitchen have a farmhouse sink or subway tile backsplash?  Is there a room in your home with sliding “barn doors”?  According to a the number crunchers at Zillow, these items can help your home sell for up to 13 percent more and 60 days faster!  Really? A Zillow Digs analysis of for-sale listings touting craftsman or […]

April 23

6868 Frase Drive, Falls Church, VA 22043: JUST LISTED, OPEN SUNDAY 4/24 from 1-4

At the top of many Northern Virginia buyers’ checklists today are:  open floor plan, large kitchen/gathering spot, natural light, high ceilings and a convenient location.  This elegant new listing in the popular Stockwell Manor community checks all the boxes and is a must see if you are in the market for a townhouse in the […]

How To Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day. Small Maintenance […]