Is RING Safe to Use in My Home?

The Ring doorbell system may see like a great way to keep your home safe. The doorbell cameras let you see who’s at the door and who has come to visit when you weren’t home. You can even use the video recording to see if a missing package got delivered or who put that pink […]

50 Meals Donated to INOVA Hospital Front Line Workers

The AR Property Group donated 50 meals to the front line workers at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. We were so happy to work with our friends at the CELEBRITY DELLY who prepared 50 delicious, individual meals according to Inova’s suggested guidelines. If you would like to donate, let us know and we can help you with […]

Beautiful Oakton Cul-de-sac listing

Beautiful Oakton Cul-de-sac listing! 4 BR up plus additional 5th guest quarters on lower level – each BR has dedicated bath, walk-in closet, and ceiling fan. Updated kitchen and baths, hardwoods, private back yard, 3 car garage, on .3+ acres. Let us know if you want to see it or just follow the virtual tour! […]

Red Day 2020 in the COVID Era

Over the years our market center has built a great relationship with the Willston Center helping them with the grounds (re-mulching their playground, clearing overgrown brush, planting flowers, building planters), cleaning and organizing their storage room, creating a Teen Room with new carpet, fresh paint, a new flat screen TV, providing children with backpacks full […]

Paint Colors for the Best Return

Are you considering updating your home? Painting is one of the most economical and impactful choices you can make to your home. The following article addresses specific color choices and the associated returns for your efforts – important items to consider when you update your home – especially with an eye to selling it. Painting […]

Home Energy Saving Tips for the Summer

Is your home ready for the broiling heat of summer? Spend a few hours following this list of simple, yet effective, ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Not only will they keep your home cooler, but they’ll save your appliances from working overtime, lowering your electricity bill as a whole. Learn how to save […]

The Keller Williams Mobile App

A recent article that appeared on written by Carole Simm, states: “Wireless technology has revolutionized the real estate industry. Using mobile devices, house buyers can search for property listings anywhere in the world at any time of day or night. Mobile technology offers the advantage of more flexible working practices for real estate agents. […]

Spring Cleaning Tips

Our May newsletter is chock full of detailed tips so we thought it would also be a helpful blog post too.  Spring has sprung!  And it is a great time to get your home ready for summer.  Take advantage of cooler weather now to get a jump on home maintenance work so you can go […]

Taxes February 2019

Having met with our new tax accountant, here are a few noteworthy items we discovered and thought we would share:   There are seven Important Deductions Going Away • Dependent & personal exemptions • Interest on Home Equity Loans not used to build, buy or improve your home • Mortgage Insurance Premiums  (Ugh!) • Exclusion for forgiven debt • Miscellaneous […]

Somewhat off topic, but hopefully still helpful

January 2019 Backstory:  Of my mother’s nine siblings, five contracted appendicitis.  One sibling died after it was misdiagnosed as stomach flu.  Since I heard that story, I’ve carried a loathing of appendicitis.  Would I recognize it? Would my doctors? Would I overreact? Would it strike slowly? Quickly? Am I paranoid to worry about it? In […]