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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 …

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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 …

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Buying From Overseas – A Client Story

Jessica Richardson Client Stories , Real Estate

I recently got a call from prospective buyers ( Steve and Marie) who were living overseas in Belgium and had been referred by past clients of mine. During the phone call we went over their checklist…3 bedrooms, 2 baths, in a fantastic neighborhood in Arlington or Falls Church under $750,000. Totally doable – I was ready to get started. I asked when …

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Saving The Deal – A Client Story

Jessica Richardson Client Stories , Real Estate

One of my most memorable sales was a beautifully restored historic property in Old Town.  I was representing the sellers.  The husband was a retired Navy officer and the buyers were active duty Army officers. The buyers were using VA financing – something we see frequently in this area. Everything was going along smoothly until 2 days before closing when …