Here are some links to sites that contain helpful information about buying or selling a home. I have also included sites that provide information about Northern Virginia, D.C., Maryland and activities I'm directly involved in.

I hope that you enjoy them and find them useful.

 

Area Information
Community Information - free community profiles
Local Information -
Washington Post Entertainment Guide -
Schools
Alexandria Public Schools -
Arlington Public Schools -
Fairfax County Schools -
Falls Church Public Schools -
Loudoun County Schools -
School Information - FREE school profile reports
Spotsylvania County Schools -
Stafford County Schools -

State dept. of education -

Washington, D.C.

Public Schools - www.k12.dc.us

D.C. State Board of Education - www.osse.dc.gov

DCPSWatch - www.dcpswatch.com

Maryland

Anne Arundel Co. - www.aacps.org

Calvert Co. - www.calvertnet.k12.md.us

Charles Co. - www2.ccboe.com

Frederick Co. - www.fcps.org

Howard Co. - www.hcpss.org

Montgomery Co. - www.mcps.k12.md.us

Prince George's Co. - www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us

St. Mary's Co. - www.smcps.k12.md.us

Virginia

City of Alexandria - Public schools - www.acps.k12.va.us

School Board - www.acps.k12.va.os/board/index.php

Arlington Co. - www.arlington.k12.va.us

City of Fairfax - www.fairfaxva.gov/school/school.asp

City of Falls Church - www.fccps.k12.va.us

Loudoun Co. - www.loudoun.k12.va.us

Prince William Co. - www.pwcs.edu

 

Home and Garden

Backyard Grilling - BBQ headquarters - This website is devoted to the timeless art of cooking over an open fire.
Do it Yourself - Step-by-step home decorating and improvement projects.
Energy Guide - Your unbiased advice about today's energy choices. Lower your bills, avoid confusion, and help the earth's environment.
Gardening - Comprehensive resources on flowers, vegetable gardens, lawn care, and landscaping, among other topics.
Give Your Kitchen A Boost When Selling - The kitchen and bath are the rooms that traditionally sell houses...
Glamour-Krete - The business that reworks existing dull, ordinary concrete into a beautiful and lasting creation.
Home Improvement - Home improvement projects online
How to Clean Anything - Easy-to-follow tips on how to clean home interiors, exteriors, and carpeting, plus resources to find cleaning professionals.
Finance Tools
Cost of Living - Compare the cost of living in two cities.
How much is that home? - Find out what homes are selling for in your area.
Rent or Buy? - Compare renting versus buying by entering how much you want to spend a month and how much down you would put into your house.
Media
New York Times -
Washington Post -
Tax Information
First-time homeowners -
Homeowner deductions information -
How to report moving expenses -
Selling your home -
Maps
Mapquest - maps, driving directions, road trip planner....
Local Weather
Local Weather - forecasts, weather patterns, radars....
Relocation Links
Moving Center - Moving Estimates, Truck Rental, Moving Supplies and Storage
National Weather - find weather info anywhere in the US
Official City Sites - find area info sites across the world!
US State Departments of Education - see the list of all 50 states
USPS' Movers Guide - help for planning and executing your move

LOCAL UTILITY COMPANIES

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.

www.comcast.net

www.rcn.com

www.pepco.com

www.washgas.com

www.verizon.com

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAMS

Washington, D.C.:

http://www.gwul.org/published/programs_and_divisions/housing_and_economic_development.html

Fairfax, Virginia:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/homeownership/Homebuyereducation.htm

www.hud.gov

www.fanniemae.com

For Law Enforcement Officers and Teachers:

http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/reo/goodn/gnndabot.cfm

TRANSPORTATION

www.wmata.com

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Washington, D.C.

www.dc.gov

Maryland

Baltimore City - www.ci.baltimore.md.us

Howard Co. - www.co.ho.md.us

Montgomery Co. - www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Prince Georges Co. - www.goprincegeorgescounty.com

Anne Arundel Co. - www.aacounty.org

Calvert Co. - www.co.cal.md.us

Charles Co. - www.charlescounty.org

Frederick Co. - www.co.frederick.md.us

City of Frederick - www.cityoffrederick.com

St. Mary's Co. - www.co.saint-marys.md.us

Virginia

City of Alexandria - www.alexandriava.gov

Arlington Co. - www.arlingtonva.us

City of Fairfax - www.fairfaxva.gov

Fairfax Co. - www.fairfaxcounty.gov

City of Falls Church - www.fallschurchva.gov

Loudoun Co. - www.co.loudoun.va.us

Prince William Co. - www.pwcgov.org

SCHOOL

Washington, D.C.

Public Schools - www.k12.dc.us

D.C. State Board of Education - www.osse.dc.gov

DCPSWatch - www.dcpswatch.com

Maryland

Anne Arundel Co. - www.aacps.org

Calvert Co. - www.calvertnet.k12.md.us

Charles Co. - www2.ccboe.com

Frederick Co. - www.fcps.org

Howard Co. - www.hcpss.org

Montgomery Co. - www.mcps.k12.md.us

Prince George's Co. - www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us

St. Mary's Co. - www.smcps.k12.md.us

Virginia

City of Alexandria - Public schools - www.acps.k12.va.us

School Board - www.acps.k12.va.os/board/index.php

Arlington Co. - www.arlington.k12.va.us

City of Fairfax - www.fairfaxva.gov/school/school.asp

City of Falls Church - www.fccps.k12.va.us

Loudoun Co. - www.loudoun.k12.va.us

Prince William Co. - www.pwcs.edu

CRIME

Washington, D.C. - www.mpdc.dc.gov

Maryland

Anne Arundel Co. - Police Dept. - www.aacounty.org/police

Crime Statistics -www.aacounty.org/police.crimestatistics

Calvert Co. - www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety.law/sheriff

Charles Co. - www.ccso.us

Frederick Co. - www.co.frederick.md.us/sheriff

Howard Co. - www.co.ho.md.us/police

Montgomery Co. - www.montgomerycountymd/gov/police

Prince George's Co. - www.co.pg.md.us/government/publicsafety/police

St. Mary's Co. - www.firstsheriff.com

Virginia

City of Alexandria - www.alexandriava.gov/police

Arlington Co. - www.arlingtonva.us/department/police/policemain.aspx

City of Fairfax - www.fairfaxva.gov/police/police.asp

Fairfax Co. - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police

City of Falls Church - www.fallschurchva.gov/safety.html

Loudoun Co. - www.co.loudoun.va.us/sheriff

Prince William Co. - www.co.prince-william.va.us/police

REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS

Washington, D.C. - www.taxpayerservicecenter.com

Maryland - www.dat.state.md.us

Virginia

City of Alexandria - www.realestate.alexandriava.gov

Arlington Co. - www.arlingtonva.us.departments/realestate/realestateassessmentsmain.aspx

City of Fairfax - www.fairfaxva.gov/realestate/realestatedb.asp

Fairfax Co. - www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/re_home.htm

City of Falls Church

www.fallschurchva.gov/government/adminservices/realestateassessment/index.html

Loudoun Co. - www.co.loudoun.va.us/assessor/index.htm

Prince William Co. - www.pwcgov.org/realestate/landrover.asp

ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Maryland

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development-

www.dhcd.state.md.us

Anne Arundel Co. - www.acdsinc.org

Charles Co. - www.charlescounty.org/cs/housing

Frederick Co. - www.co.frederick.md.us/housing

Howard Co. - www.co.ho.md.us/DH/DH_Homepage.htm

Montgomery Co. - www.hocmc.org

Prince George's Co. - www.co.pg.md.us/government/agencyindex/hcd

St. Marys Co. - www.co.saint-marys.md.us/decd

Virginia

Virginia Housing Development Authority - www.vhda.com

City of Alexandria - www.alexandriava.gov/city/housing/programs.html