Discovering The World by Small Ship

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Your Next Vacation Awaits! The Jessica Richardson Team, in conjunction with Bluetail Travel, invites you to join us for a glass of wine, tropical fruit, light nibbles, and tales of the South Pacific! Discover what it’s like to travel to destinations such as rivers of Europe, Asia and the intoxicating Islands of Tahiti on an intimate, yet luxurious small ship. …

So You Bought a New Home….Now What!?

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Congratulations, new homeowner! Now that the buying process is out of the way, here’s a quick and easy checklist of things to do to help you get settled. Security – Change locks: Did you know you can change your locks yourself to save money? – Reprogram automates locks and garage keypad: It’s hard to know who might have had access …

Gardening With Intention: Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Repel Mosquitoes.

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The joy you get from your garden comes from the beautiful visual display of flowers and greenery, but why not add to the beauty with the wildlife your plants attract? You can strategically add specific plants and feeders to an outdoor space to attract certain creatures while repelling others! Here’s a quick list of plants to keep in mind when …

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 …

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 …

Alexandria Staycation: 5 Top Things to Do for Springbreak

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Are you staying home for Spring Break? Has your extended family decided you’re “it” for the Easter holiday. If you find yourself staying in Alexandria, we’ve included art, music, dancing, Easter egg hunting and history in our top 5 top things to do. Stanley Clarke Band (America Jazz) will be playing at The Birchmere. Enjoy an evening listening to what …