Amazon HQ2 and North Ridge Home Sales

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The number one question Realtors are asked lately is “How will Amazon’s selection of Crystal City affect the housing market?” And especially this past week, when Amazon pulled out of Long Island City, NY. At the Jessica Richardson team, we believe the effect of Amazon will be a slow boil. Amazon’s 10 year plan allows Northern Virginia officials to set …

Vision Zero Initiative in Effect

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Vision Zero is an ambitious plan to reduce the number of traffic deaths in the City of Alexandria and drivers should be prepared for upcoming changes. Before you make a right turn on red, be sure to take a second look to make sure you’re not at a newly changed intersection.With Alexandria implementing parts of its “Vision Zero Initiative” in …

Fun things to do in the DMV area before Thanksgiving

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With holiday parades, special cocktail events, and a plethora of musical performances, November in the DMV is a fun time for people of all ages! We’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite events happening around the area. DC Cocktail Week The DC Cocktail Week, from November 12th to November 18th, is a foodie’s dream week! With over 60+ …

Our Favorite Dog Parks in Alexandria

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While Alexandria is an amazing place to live for people, it is also a great place for dogs! With parks, dog friendly events and tons of places to explore, it is almost as if Alexandria was built for dog owners! Some canines even hold jobs in the city, such as Cooper Jackson. You know it’s a dog loving town when …

Alexandria Experiences

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Fall has arrived in the DMV area! With colorful leaves,crisp air, and pumpkins comes the area’s annual autumn events and festivals! Here are some of our favorite events that will be coming to the community in the upcoming months: Pumpkin Patchin and a Corn Maze One of the best aspects of the Fall is the pumpkins and all of the …

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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Buying a home can be anxiety inducing, especially for first time buyers! There are so many factors to consider when buying a home such as neighborhood, mortgages, and repairs, amongst others. It’s essential to select a Buyer’s agent who can respond quickly in the fast-paced Northern Virginia market. But don’t fret, the Jessica Richardson Team will be with you every …

North Ridge Neighborhood Update

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Check out these sales for the first half of 2018 in the North Ridge Neighborhood comprised of Braddock Heights, Beverley Hills, Timber Branch, Jefferson Park, Monticello Park and Colonial Park.

Last of the Summer Days in Alexandria

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There’s been a lot of talk about Fall being right around the corner but we’re not ready to give up on Summer just yet. We’ve got a month of summer left to enjoy wearing flips flops and shorts while having an ice cream at the Old Town market square. There are several outdoor events in Alexandria to keep you entertained …

Shop Local ~ The Driftwood Home

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The best thing about being a Realtor is the opportunity to meet a wide range of people who have very diverse and interesting backgrounds. Recently, we helped a young, dual-military couple find their perfect home in Fairfax County. What made the house perfect for them is the large workspace for their furniture refurbishing business called The Driftwood Home. They have …

Books to pack this spring break

5 Books to Pack this Spring Break

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With Alexandria Public Schools going on Spring Break March 26-30, it’s time to start planning what books to pack for the plane or car ride and, hopefully, to enjoy by the beach.  Below are some favorites I’ve been seeing on social media and popular in book clubs.   1. All the Light We Cannot See This novel by Anthony Doerr …