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Holiday Parking As A Competitive Sport

It puzzles me why parking becomes a competitive sport at this time of year.  Throughout Northern Virginia the mall parking lots are loading up with holiday shoppers looking for bargains.   There are some people who need to park close to a door due to a disability (stay out of the handicap spots if you don’t […]


Relocating To Fort Belvoir? What Will You Find?

Fort Belvoir’s history goes back to the founding of Fairfax County, the settling of Virginia and the beginning of our nation’s history. The 8,656-acre tract along the Potomac River which makes up Fort Belvoir was once part of a land grant from a 17th century English king.  For the next 100 years Fort Belvoir lands […]


Can I buy new construction with a VA loan?

The answer is a resounding YES. In the last year six of my clients buying new construction in Northern Virginia have used a VA home loans.   As far as I know there aren’t any new home builders who don’t have a VA home loan option and most of them also offer an incentive to […]


Thank You To All Military Spouses

Did you know that in 1984 President Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother’s Day of each year to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day?   The purpose of this special day is to thank military spouses for the support they give to their family an other military families, to honor their contributions to the communities where they […]


Virginia Grants For Home Modifications for Disabled Veteran’s

The Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) was established in 1972. The VHDA is a non-profit organization which helps Virginian’s purchase affordable housing.  VHDA offers a variety of home loan programs aimed towards first time home buyers and veterans. In addition the offering VA Loans the VHDA also offers “Granting Freedom” to provide funds for […]


2011 BAH Rates Published For Military

The 2011 Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) rates have been published by the Pentagon.  Knowing the BAH for the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico and the local military installations is important for families moving to the Northern Virginia area.  One of the misconceptions about BAH among the general public is that the BAH rate covers all of […]


Are You An “Innie” or an “Outie”?

No, this isn’t a personal question about your belly button. Buyers moving to Northern Virginia often see the phrase “inside” or “outside” the beltway in MLS descriptions and wonder where are these locations on the map. For those who have lived in the Northern Virginia most of our lives we have watched “outside” the beltway […]


Rolling Thunder Roars Into DC

Not everyone is packing up the car and heading to the beach this weekend.  If you are staying in the DC area then the biggest event is the annual Rolling Thunder Rally. The rally started in 1987 with 2500 motorcycles riding through the streets of DC.   Over the years the rally grew and now close […]


2010 BAH Rates Published for Active Duty Military

The 2010 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates (BAH) have been published for active duty military members. For those who are not familiar with BAH, the rates are based on the median rental rates in the area and may not cover what a service member pays in a monthly mortgage if they decide to buy a […]


Fort Belvoir-The New "Green" on Post

In seems logical that the Army would build green homes. Where else can you see more green than on an Army post? But the green homes at Fort Belvoir have nothing to do with fatigues or uniforms but are all about the environment and building housing to support those who sacrifice to serve our country. […]