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Musings about Northern Virginia and Washington, DC real estate, green and healthy homes, environmentally and resource-efficient properties, high-tech homes, staging, technology and social media and related topics.
  With the economic recession, shopping at thrift stores in Northern Virginia has become a reliable, and often fun, way to save a bundle by bargain-hunting.  The appeal of “recycling” used goods -- those which may be worn but not worn out -- helps many get over the notion of wearing others people...
If you're hunting for bargains in Northern Virginia, especially along Route 1 from Alexandria to Woodbridge, VA you're bound to notice signs for several discount stores.  Here are two which my real estate and staging clients and I have shopped in, and which can offer substantial savings for those...
  As a Northern Virginia real estate consultant, I sometimes field questions about bargain-hunting around Fairfax County, VA and nearby Washington, DC suburbs.  After some prodding from friends, I’ve decided to share some shopping ‘savoir faire’ with this blog series.  I’ll write about where, whe...
  If you're facing foreclosure, trying a short sale or refinancing a home loan in Virginia or elsewhere, you may do well to identify just who has the original promissory note, or at least ask the lender "Where's the Original Note?"   Here's a succinct description from Rick Misitano about why home...
     Sandwich lovers in Lorton are enjoying toasty goodness again, now that the local Quiznos Sub restaurant has reopened in August under new ownership.  It's the 9433 Lorton Market Street location near the Shoppers Food Warehouse and UPS Store.  For about a month, signs in the windows at the Sou...
    Fairfax South County Slurpee fans got a surprise this Monday when the former Gunston Food Mart and Deli officially turned into a Lorton, VA 7-Eleven store.  Many neighbors learned about the store conversion when they saw the bright "Now Open 7-Eleven" signs on the sides of Lorton Road and Sil...
Caribou Coffee in Lorton, VA quenches thirsts of Fairfax South County locals, weary house-hunters, and neighborhood parents and kids lately with some healthy specials. A sign in the window of this Lorton Market Street business entices customers to try any of three different featured beverages on ...
Finding Good Hair Day in Lorton, VA 22079, a sophisticated South County Salon may be a nice surprise compared to what people who had visited the area a few years ago may expect.  Much of the residential development in Fairfax South County, including most of the luxury properties including some gr...
Spring Hill in Lorton,VA will soon get new condos built!  Spring Hill’s location in the South County area -- the fastest growing part of Fairfax County -- has made it popular, and the condos will complement the two and three-bedroom detached homes already available.  Pulte, the builder of this vi...
When Golfweek ranked Laurel Hill at #15 among the 50 best U.S. municipal courses in the May 2009 issue, many people began to learn just how lovely it is to be living in Lorton, VA near Fairfax County's Laurel Hill Golf Club.  Located at 8700 Laurel Crest Drive near South County Secondary School a...

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