Old Town wears Fall well

Welcome Fall ~ A Checklist for Fall Maintenance

Jessica Richardson Real Estate , Tips

Autumn is here… Fall has arrived along with all the tell-tale signs of the season: mums, maple donuts, Fall festivals and,of course, everything pumpkin. It’s also a great time of year to get your home ready for winter and, for sale, if you’re contemplating a spring move. Here is a checklist to get you started on Fall Maintenance items. Start …

Celebrate fall at Cox Farms

Fall Festivities for the Whole Family

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Even though the truly-feels-like-fall weather has temporarily taken a step back, it has made way for 80-degree, low-humidity days… at least for the next two days. And while some loyal fall activity partakers argue that seasonal festivities should only be done when it feels like fall, I’m going to enjoy and appreciate these last few warm days, and then relish …

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Find the Perfect Color for your Home

Jessica Richardson Remodeling

Picking a paint color is hard.  Is it just me or are swatches getting smaller and smaller, and who really wants to buy 3-5 samples, paint different parts of the room with each, and wait 2-3 days to see how the colors look at different times of day?  Not me. Houzz photo by ProRail Systems Ltd Houzz photo by tvizz Narrow …

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Why I Love Living in Braddock Heights

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Our Areas , Real Estate

If you’re thinking of moving outside of  the city but still want to be close to the action, you should take a look at the Braddock Heights neighborhood.   Part of the greater North Ridge section of Alexandria City, Braddock Heights is a quiet  suburban neighborhood located between Russell Road, Braddock Road and Quaker Lane. Living in Braddock Heights is …

Vine on the Waterfront

Two Fantastic Annual Alexandria Events this Weekend!

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

Alexandria is a wonderful place to be each summer – there are festivals galore, and with the lovely weather we’ve had lately, albeit hot, there is no better time to enjoy the festivities.  This weekend is no exception, with two of Alexandria’s favorite festivals on Saturday. Vine on the Waterfront Each summer Wine Lovers hosts its annual Vine on the …

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How To Properly Display the American Flag

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle , Tips

Memorial Day and July 4th are  just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to show your patriotism by displaying the American flag on your house. If you are thinking of flying Old Glory, you’ll want to keep proper etiquette in mind. Based on the official Flag Code, here’s what you need to know about displaying the flag at your home When displaying …

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The Hangout House

Jessica Richardson Real Estate

We all remember the “hangout house.” It was the friend’s home where everyone wanted to be, after school and on the weekends. The parents were around, but not hovering. There were always plenty snacks and fun things to do. Other parents were reassured knowing that their kids were at a friends house. So what are the features that make a great hangout house?  I recently …