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Top Five Musings Posts from 2014


2014 was different than we expected but finished with a bang. Thanks to Victoria, Jeremy & Michelle, Michael & Mary Jean, Jessica & Tom, Melissa & Chris, Megan & Eric, Cassie & Luke, and Ashley & David for making last year memorable. Here were the top 5 most read posts on LoCoMusings in 2014: 5. Luxury Home … [Read more...]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Trot!

Cross Country

In the land of overachievers that is LoCo, there is no way fitness takes a backseat. No matter how hot or cold it gets we see runners, walkers, and cyclists on the streets. Even though we aren't a family of runners it's hard not to notice the number of Turkey Trots in our area. Around the holidays we all try to find a way to help those in need … [Read more...]

Halloween Spooktaculars Close to Home

Field of Screams

That picture is a few of the girls on the softball team I coach (including Natalie) as they were leaving the Field of Screams. After our tournament in Olney, MD we took a team field trip through the Paintball Apocalypse and the Trail of Terror and had a blast. It's not for the faint of heart, but all the girls who were brave enough to try made … [Read more...]

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Lighting phot

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...]

Summer Baseball and Softball Camps in LoCo

FC Camp photo

Over the last eleven years I've spent thousands of hours coaching girls softball. Mostly my own daughter's teams, and maybe a friend's child or two along the way. This summer I will have the privilege to relay a little of that knowledge to all of my Fielder's Choice campers. If you are looking for a great way to get your children outside this … [Read more...]

Welcome to Veloville USA

veloville usa cover photo

Every once in a while you come across someone so passionate about what they do you walk away energized by just being around them. Who knew walking into Veloville USA in Purcellville this morning I was about to meet one of those people... Nicole Davison, along with husband Scott, is the owner of the newest bike shop in town and she is that … [Read more...]

LoCo High Schools Making the Grade

School hallway

This came through from LCPS and we thought it was worth sharing: All 12 of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) high schools eligible to be ranked nationally by The Washington Post’s Challenge Index received this honor in 2014. (John Champe High School is not yet eligible to be ranked.) The Challenge Index, conceived by Jay Mathews of … [Read more...]

I’m Just a Bill, on Capital Hill…

Cameron Chase Home 2

This past weekend Governor McAuliffe signed a couple of bills into law concerning real estate.  Though the specific provisions of the bills he signed will not come into effect until July 1, 2014, here is a recap of three that may make a difference for you: HB 331 - Establishing First Time Homeowners Savings Plans First Time Homeowners … [Read more...]

15 Minutes of Fame

Smashed car

  I always assumed my 15 minutes of fame would be related to golf, real estate, maybe even coaching. Never pictured something like this... Yesterday was a rare occasion for me to stop by our Century 21 Redwood Office in Ashburn. I was working on a listing presentation when an agent came running in saying a Mercedes had been hit in the … [Read more...]

Purcellville Green is Open for Business

Pville Green Model Kitchen

Yesterday I had a chance to stop in and meet the sales manager at Purcellville Green, a Toll Brothers community of townhomes on 21st Street. Toll Bros. has actually owned the property for five years and unlike some of their other projects they are fast tracking lot releases. Construction began back in October and so far thirteen homes have … [Read more...]