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I've probably said it here before but I am a huge movie buff. When we built our house the only thing I wanted was to make sure we had a home theater. Last week Heather and I watched Two Guns with Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. It's about two undercover agents who are trying to bust a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions of dollars. … [Read more...]

It’s Christmas in LoCo

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There are a number of holiday activities happening this weekend and it looks like it Mother Nature is going to cooperate. If you are feeling adventurous you could probably hit them all: Purcellville Parade, Saturday, Dec. 13th at 12:00 Jingle Jam, Tally Ho, Saturday Dec. 13th at 2:30 & 8:00 Leesburg Parade, Saturday Dec. 13th at … [Read more...]

Commuting from LoCo to DC?

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Working with so many clients relocating to Loudoun over the years, I had plenty of opportunity to see firsthand how much of a role commuting distance played in the homebuying decision. With so many residents of Loudoun commuting to Herndon, Reston, Tysons/McLean, and into DC itself, the amount of time spent trying to get from place to place is … [Read more...]

Not Just a House… It’s Our Home

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This photo was taken in September 2004, as the finishing touches were being put on our new house in Purcellville. It was lacking front door paint and shutters here, but that got handled and we moved in shortly thereafter. As of today, we have been in our home for 10 years. Honestly, we thought we'd stay here for about three years and then move … [Read more...]

Dinner at TRIO

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One of the perks of writing LoCoMusings is an occasional invitation to try new restaurants. A couple of weeks ago Heather and I accepted one of those invitations and had dinner at TRIO Grill in Merrifield. In in the interest of transparency most of our meal was covered, but I can promise you we will definitely be dining there again! Viewing … [Read more...]

How to DIY Your Dream Home

Fixer Upper

There are a ton of shows on HGTV right now about people buying a fixer upper and turning it into their dream home. Admittedly Heather and I love watching them, partly because we talk about doing it ourselves but mostly because it's cool to see the transformation. The Realtor in me wondered how these folks are paying for it. Most people don't … [Read more...]

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

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Some natural disasters can be forecast -- hurricanes, snow storms and, in some cases, flooding. Other disasters occur without warning, such as tornadoes and the massive 7.9 earthquake in Alaska yesterday. It's a good idea to prepare for an unexpected emergency and every home should maintain a ready, working emergency kit for such a … [Read more...]

The Best Margarita in LoCo

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Heather and I love a good margarita but it's rare we find a place that makes them close to what we concoct at home. Thanks to our good friend Dr. Chad at Advanced Corrective Chiropractic we've found one of those places... Welcome to Dos Tequilas in Leesburg. Hidden behind Starbucks and next door to Melt Gourmet Cheesburgers, don't let the … [Read more...]

Who’s on Your Team?

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Last week the NFL had it's draft and my Cowboys picked an offensive lineman for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. Johnny Manziel was still on the board and as much as I like Romo, it would have been alright by me if they had taken him. Even stranger was the trade with the Redskins to take another defensive end named Demarcus. What was Snyder … [Read more...]

Are We Speaking the Same Language?

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Ever heard the saying, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"? Well, sometimes the people you can't help teach you more than those you do. I recently had such an experience and wanted to share what I learned from it... We had a client moving to LoCo from out of the area and to say they were experiencing sticker shock would be an … [Read more...]