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The Reserve in McLean, VA

By Will Rodgers / May 24, 2020
A black marble sign with gold lettering that says "The Reserve A Miller and Smith Community". The structural part of the sign is made of stone and you can see greenery behind it.

Welcome to The Reserve in McLean VA An enclave is defined as a “place that is different in character from those surrounding it”. The Reserve in McLean, VA is an enclave in the truest sense of the word. The Reserve is a neighborhood, a community complete with a homeowners association…

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Franklin Park McLean, VA

By Will Rodgers / May 22, 2020
A traditional tudor style brick home with a black slate roof and lots of archways. Green english ivy is growing up the side of the home.

Welcome to Franklin Park McLean is home to much of the grandest and most valuable real estate in Northern VA. Much of this fact lies in the location. McLean gives residents quick access to Washington DC, where many of them are employed. The other factor making McLean real estate so…

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Behind On Mortgage Payments? Need Help? Here are some options.

By Will Rodgers / May 20, 2020
A vector image of a neighborhood, that spells out the words, SOS.

Falling Behind On Mortgage Payments Sometimes, life gets messy. You bought your home with the intention of making every payment on time for 30 years. But sometimes your situation changes, there is an unexpected personal or national financial crisis, job loss, illness or other hardship. If you are behind on…

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Moving to Northern VA: The Ultimate Guide

By Will Rodgers / May 18, 2020
A bridge is shown over a river, reflection of bridge and buildings can be seen in the water below.

Whether you just found out you are moving to Northern VA, or you are still researching where to move, welcome. I am a lifelong resident and real estate professional in Fairfax County. This guide is here to give you some more information about Northern VA and hopefully get you excited…

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McLean Hamlet, McLean VA

By Will Rodgers / May 11, 2020
A brick sign with mulch and landscaping in front. A tiny US flag hangs from the top. Mature tree trunks can be seen behind. The sign reads, "McLean Hamlet".

Welcome to McLean Hamlet The McLean Hamlet is a community of 507 single-family homes with a colonial style on the western end of McLean, VA. It is conveniently located in the land that occupies the space between Lewinsville Road, The Dulles Toll Rd (267) and Route 495. The neighborhood is…

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Home Inspection on a New Construction Home: Should You Get One?

By Will Rodgers / April 20, 2020
A white new construction home made of concrete or possibly stucco. The home has modern features such as wall to ceiling glass panes, and clean boxy design.

The New Home Experience The experience of purchasing and building a new home was made to be exciting. Picture this. You walk into a model home. There is a friendly builder rep inside a home with all the latest shiny trends. The kitchen is what dreams are made of. The…

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Homes in Langley McLean, VA

By Will Rodgers / April 16, 2020
CIA headquarter building, seen surrounded by woods and two big buildings with lots of glass. Parking lot is seen in the background.

Welcome to Langley Langley has developed a reputation of having some of the finest, largest, and most legendary homes in all of Northern VA. If you are looking for the combination of a luxury home and a great area, you have found the ultimate spot. Langley is a community, not…

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New Construction Homes For Sale In Fairfax VA

By Will Rodgers / April 6, 2020
A blue, new home that was built in Fairfax, VA. Clear skies and green lawn in front.

Buying a New Home There is no place like home. Especially if it is a brand new home. Northern VA is a popular area for new construction. More and more land is being purchased to make way for new communities. Everything from condos, townhomes to single family homes are available.…

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Selling a House for Divorce: A Quick Guide

By Will Rodgers / April 6, 2020
Image of a two separate keys, with a home pendant that is broken in half.

Intro If you look up the most stressful life events, moving and divorce are frequently at the top of the list. Unfortunately, if you are currently divorcing or are researching divorce, at some point you will have to address moving. You will have to figure out whether you, your spouse…

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What’s My Home’s Market Value? How to Get an Accurate Estimate in 2020.

By Will Rodgers / March 28, 2020
A brick cape cod home, chimney caps can be seen out of the top, a new black roof, red brick and white trim with a green door.

Getting Your Value If you found this guide, you probably are thinking of selling your home. Whether you are selling next week, next year or are just curious about your properties value, read on. I will tell you how to quickly and easily determine your home value the right way.…

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