Northern Virginia Homes For Sale In Today’s Market

Northern Virginia Homes For Sale In Today’s Market

By: Robert Earl The Earl of Real Estate

Just because the credit market is suffering doesn’t mean you have to. You can still buy Northern Virginia luxury homes despite the decline in housing markets. Northern Virginia homes for sale are being sold at affordable prices in various counties.

While searching for an ideal Northern Virginia homes for sale you should look something which is just above your price range. Quoting a reasonable price which is slightly lower than what you had budgeted for the home will benefit you as well as the seller. There is nothing wrong in making an offer which you believe as fair. Later in you may find that your instincts were correct after all.

Typically the seller will appreciate the fast offer you made and chances are, the offer will be accepted at the suggested price. This strategy will benefit you because you will be able to stay with in your budget, and get a better house with more features then you had expected to get. As long as you have a clear picture of the things you want in your head, searching for Northern Virginia homes for sale is very simple.

There are hundreds of real estate agents throughout Northern Virginia that would be glad to help you find Northern Virginia homes for sale. There are many Northern Virginia luxury homes that are also for sale at bargain prices. Loan agents will be glad to help walk you through the purchasing process and get you pre-approved for a mortgage, at which point you can focus on finding the right home for you in Northern Virginia.

Virginia is a beautiful state with endless gifts to offer. Stunning mountain vistas and charming cities make this area truly feel like home. For this reason, more and more people are rushing to buy in Northern Virginia. However, because the market is continually fluctuating, the benefits are with the buyers. Now is the time to buy an affordable and spectacular house that you and your family will cherish.

Values of Northern Virginia houses may be temporarily falling, but will soon rise again. Wouldn’t you like to invest in an amazing house that is guaranteed to make you money down the road? A good way to determine how much your house is worth is to do a search online for housing prices in your area. This way, you will know exactly what price to offer for the home in which you are interested.

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USA Hockey Upsets Team Canada

The United States hockey team, competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, upset tournament favorite and home side Canada on Sunday night, in a 5-3 thriller of a game.

A young American squad, led by three olympic veterans all scoring goals on the great Canadian goaltender Marty Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) including defenseman Brian Rafalski (Detroit Redwings), Chris Drury (New York Rangers), and Jamie Langdenbrunner (New Jersey Devils), fought off a Canadian side that tied the game twice and stayed close throughout the game.

Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres) made 42 saves in a lights-out performance that included a bevy of incredible stops, including the save of the tournament in flurry of the dying minutes while the Americans were hanging on to a 4-3 lead before Phil Kesler (Vancouver Canucks) whacked in the game-clinching goal on the empty net.

The Canadians seemed to be cruising through the first two periods, content with turning on the burners when they had to in order to tie the game through Eric Staal (Carolina Hurricanes) and again through Danny Heatley (San Jose Sharks), who leads the tournament with 4 goals along with USA’s Rafalski, who netted two in this game.

The Americans led at every intermission, 2-1 after the first period and 3-2 after the second, but the viewer always felt that the depth of talent on Canada’s roster suggested they could turn on the pressure whenever they wanted to.  Unfortunately for them, it came too late.

Canada began the third period needing to kill off three consecutive penalties and the U.S. capitalized making it 4-2 with just under 13 minutes left.  The Canadian’s finally kicked into gear and the firing squad escalated on U.S. goalie Miller.  While one goal by Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) did slip by, Miller was up to the task, however, and made several amazing saves to preserve victory for the red, white, and blue.

This border matchup was sure to be a bruiser and it didn’t disappoint as the two squads made up entirely of NHL players left it all on the ice.  There was hard skating, huge hits, and immense passion on display as the teams battled for the top slot in Group A.

The spoils of the game for USA, are a first round bye in the playoffs where they will meet the winner of a game between Switzerland and Belarus.  Canada will face Germany for the right to face another arch-rival; the Russians.

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USA Hockey Takes Silver from Olympics

In the men’s hockey gold medal game on Sunday, the U.S. were beaten by Canada 3-2 in overtime.  Sidney Crosby scored the game winner seven minutes into the extra period.

Canada took an early lead off the stick of Jonathan Toews in the first period and extended it to through Corey Perry in the second.  The U.S., who had beaten Canada in the earlier group stage of the tournament, showed great resiliance as Ryan Kesler took a point back later in the second to bring the game to a score of 2-1 and Zach Parise tied the score at two with 24 seconds left in the third period to send the matchup into extra time.

Unfortunately, the Cinderella story ended as tournament MVP and American goalie Ryan Miller was beaten by “Sid the Kid” to seal the gold medal for the Canadians.  The Americans, however, had a spectacular two week jouney in Vancouver.

They were an afterthought before the games began.  USA general manager Brian Burke fielded the youngest team, averaging 26 years old, and had only 3 players, Chris Drury, Jamie Langdenbrunner, and Brian Rafalski, on the roster with previous Olympic experience.

Team USA and coach Ron Wilson can hold their heads high with pride after winning the silver medal in 2010.  They can also hang their hats on the great performances of Miller (Tournament MVP, Best Goaltender, Tournament All-Star), Rafalski (Best Defenseman, Tournament All-Star), and Parise (Tournament All-Star).

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2010 Winter Olympics – Men’s Ice Hockey

While the 2010 Winter Olympic’s opening ceremony was four days ago, the sport I’ve been waiting to see has it’s first games being played today.

The men’s ice hockey tournament begins today when teams in Group A face off against one another, including USA vs Switzerland and later Canada vs Norway.  The teams in Group B are Russia and Latvia (who also play one another today), Czech Republic, and Slovakia while Group C is comprised of Sweden, Finland, Belarus, and Germany.

As a Buffalo Sabres fan I am excited to see Ryan Miller as the starting goalie for Team USA, as well as Henrik Tallinder (Sweden), Toni Lydman (Finland), Andrej Sekera (Slovakia), and Jochen Hecht (Germany).  You Washington Capitols fans may have a harder time rooting for your home nation as both Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, and Semyon Varlamov are on the Russian roster.  Other Caps competing are Tomas Fleischmann (Czech Republic) and Nicklas Backstrom (Sweden).

Olympic ice hockey is great because not only do you get to see great NHL veterans you wouldn’t normally get to see play together, but you also are able to see emerging young talent from “across the pond” and former NHL stars who are now back playing in Europe such as Jaromir Jagr (Czech Republic), Sergei Federov (Russia), and Peter Forsberg (Sweden).

Here’s the scheduled Group A games for the United States: Switzerland (Feb 16 at 12 pm), Norway (Feb 18 at 12 pm), and Canada (Feb 21 at 4:45 pm).

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