Recap: Georgetown House Tour Patrons’ Party At Frida Burling’s Residence

Frida Burling and daughter Belinda Winslow

Frida Burling and daughter Belinda Winslow

Last night, I attended The Patrons’ Party at The Burling Residence, the home of Frida Burling who The Georgetowner has called “the Tour’s Patron Saint”. Mrs. Burling has been a driving force in the Georgetown community for decades, and has spent her life with charity and style. […]

Area Real Estate Team Huckaby Briscoe Group Expanding to Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group

Karen Briscoe

Karen Briscoe

Karen Briscoe, principal owner, announced today that Lizzy Conroy has joined her as Vice President and that the Huckaby Briscoe Group has been renamed Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group. The expanded team includes two principals, six associate agents and two staff members. Karen Briscoe attributes the team’s success to a strong […]

Three Stages of Residential Real Estate Negotiation

1533 Forest Villa Ln

In a residential real estate transaction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, buyers and sellers engage in three stages of negotiation. The first stage of negotiation is when a buyer makes an offer to purchase real property, and the buyer and seller negotiate the general terms of the contract. Those terms include Sales Price, Earnest […]

Forest Villa in McLean, Virginia


1533 Forest Villa Lane is in the Forest Villa neighborhood of McLean, Virginia, which is in the highly desirable Fairfax County School district. The schools are Franklin Sherman Elementary – one of the smallest elementary schools in the county, Longfellow Middle School, and McLean High School. The neighborhood which has many young families […]

Estates at Great Falls Crossing in Vienna, Virginia


The Estates at Great Falls Crossing offer a number of benefits to those considering moving to Virginia from Washington, D.C. The neighborhood is in the Fairfax County School District, and schools would be Forest Edge Elementary School, Langston Hughs Middle and South Lakes High School, which has the esteemed International Baccalaureate and World […]

DC Area Real Estate Market Past Bottom


Just like everyone in the United States of America, I scour the new sources for positive signs of growth in the economy. I think we are all totally worn out of bad economic news and the lack of consistent data that shows GDP growth and a steady decrease of unemployment. But the tide is […]

Home Inspection Negotiations in DC Metro Area

Home inspection

If a client were to ask me what the most difficult of part of buying or selling a home is in today’s market, I would say, hands down, the home inspection negotiations. Virginia is a “Buyer Beware” state, meaning the onus is on the Purchaser to make home inspections to determine whether they house […]

Hamptons of McLean Townhouse in Northern Virginia

1455 Hampton Hill front

With three bedrooms and three full baths, an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this home would be a great home for a variety of Washington DC area professionals. Hamptons of McLean is situated in downtown McLean, minutes from shopping and quaint eateries, yet minutes from downtown Washington, DC. The […]

The Real Estate Business Looks Easy, Right?

home sales

How many times have you watched a flawless athletic, musical or other artistic performance? The best in the world make their sport or artistic talent look really easy, right? Okay, maybe not easy, but you may think to yourself, “I could do that!” You hear a lot of that talk when you’re in the […]

Where to Find a Newer Built Home for $1,000,000 near McLean, VA

Mclean VA houses

Recently, I have had the opportunity to work with some buyers who are looking to move within McLean. They currently live in a 1960’s era home and would like to move to a newer home. The thought of gaining more closet space, an open floor plan and higher ceilings excited my clients to start […]

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