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.


Night of the Living Zoo

The National Zoo (Smithsonian National Zoological Park) is celebrating Halloween with the “Night of the Living Zoo” on October 30th from 8 p.m. until midnight.  Enjoy the park and see the animal exhibits while dressing up in costume (prizes will be given for best group costume; 2 or more people) and enjoying such treats as palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.  There will also be a live performance by the musical band Soulive (featuring Shady Horns with special guest Nigel Hall).  Food and beverages (event is sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company) will be available.  It is a 21 or older event and, unfortunately, tickets have already sold out.

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Halloween Playlist

Being a music-lover, one of my favorite things to do is make playlists about EVERYTHING.  Not the coolest thing ever to admit, but it’s my thing.  Here’s what I came up with for the theme of “Halloween”:

Jack’o’lantern’s Weather (311)

Highway to Hell (AC/DC)

Wolfman Jack (Binary Star)

Dead Man Walking (Bruce Springsteen)

Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniel’s Band)

Drink to the Dead (Clutch)

I Put a Spell on You (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Halloween (Dave Matthews Band)

Thriller (Michael Jackson)

Dr. Funkenstein (Parliament)

Wolfman’s Brother (Phish)

Ghost of Tom Joad (Rage Against the Machine)

Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)

Black Magic Woman (Santana)

Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)

Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)

Happy Halloween!

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Origin of Halloween

Halloween, one of the oldest and most popular holidays, is an annual celebration on October 31.  Dating back 2,000 years, it has roots in the Celtic pagan festival Samhain and the Christian All Saints Day, though it is largely a secular celebration today.  Around the time of the Great Famine, Irish immigrants brought varieties of many Halloween traditions to North America.

The name is derived from All Hallows’ Even.  Even is derived from evening, which can be further shortened to e’en.  Hence, the holiday’s original name of Hallowe’en.

The feast of Samhain, honoring the dead, was held every October 31, the end of the Celtic calendar.  A harvest festival, Samhain signified the end of summer with huge bonfires.  Believing that souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages, and that not all were friendly, Celts set out gifts or treats to pacify them.  This is where our tradition of trick-or-treating comes from.

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Halloween Costumes

Trick or treat!  It’s that time again.  Time to carve your pumpkins, visit haunted houses, and figure out what to do about a costume.  That’s right, it’s October and Halloween is on the way.

Let’s start with the pumpkin.  You have several options here.  You can carve a face (jack’o’lantern) or a design.  I prefer the design technique, but it’s important to use a stencil if you are like me, and were not graced with artistic talents.  You can find tips and designs here:  You can use the seeds to make a great holiday snack.  Here’s a recipe for over-roasted pumpkin seeds:

It’s also a fun time of year to take the kids to a haunted house/hayride/etc.  Here are some places near Arlington:

And as far as costumes, always the hardest part for me, you can go to places such as a Spirit Halloween Store (5857 Leesburg Pike, Ste. B. in Falls Church, VA) which have huge selections of ready-to-go costumes, or you can make your own costumes.  Here’s some ideas for home made costumes:

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!

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Northern Virginia Real Estate