9 Swoon-Worthy Discoveries in Falls Church, VA

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Moving to a new location is no easy task. There are a lot of loose ends to tie up and belongings to pack. Plus, you have to prepare yourself and your family for an entirely new community. 

For those moving to Falls Church, Virginia, don’t worry. If you’ve never even been to the state of Virginia, that’s okay. You’re not alone in moving to a completely new state. In fact, statistics indicate that 61% of all moves throughout the country involve switching states. 

Virginia is ready to welcome you and your family with open arms. The sooner you start exploring, the sooner you’ll feel right at home here. Detailed below are nine swoon-worthy discoveries in Falls Church for you to look forward to. 

1. Of Course, You'll Have to Visit the Actual Falls Church

Recognize that this move is going to be quite an investment. Housing market statistics indicate that the average home in Fairfax County (home of Falls Church) costs $599,872. That means you might expect a higher cost of living than you’re used to. 

At the same time, you should understand that moving to Falls Church is worthwhile for more than one reason. For one thing, there’s a lot of history here for you and your family to explore. 

In particular, make sure you check out the actual Falls Church. The current brick building was built in 1769. To this day, it’s one of the oldest church structures in the country. 

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2. The Local Farmers Market is Worth a Trip (or Two)

If you and your family love fresh foods and treats, don’t forget to stop by the farmer’s market in town. 

Every Saturday morning, you can find the farmers market set up at the Falls Church town center. This is located near Cherry Hill Park, which is another great spot to discover. Find your favorites meats, cheeses, and other goodies here every week (and make sure to stock up for the whole week!)

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3. Discover the Art During First Fridays

Speaking of regular events in Falls Church, Virginia, don’t forget about First Fridays. On the first Friday of every month, the town center area dresses itself up in art and other boutique vendors. You and your family will get a kick out of these booths. 

These events are hosted in the city all year long, by the way. Check out this article to prepare your home for your first winter in Falls Church. Then, you can go out and have a care-free time – but bundle up!

4. Antique Discoveries in Falls Church

Antiquing is not difficult to do in Falls Church. The town is proud of its historic heritage, after all. That means that antique-lovers can find a ton of great spots to hit – especially along Broad St.

5. Enjoy the Scene at Local Breweries

Perhaps you’re more interested in the night scene in Falls Church. If that’s the case, you’re in luck! There are a few local breweries you need to take a look at such as Mad Fox Brewing Company and Settle Down Easy Brewing Company, two local favorites. 

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6. Experience Vietnamese Culture at the Eden Center

If you and your family have adventurous food palates, where got some mouth-watering news for you. Falls Church is home to the noteworthy Eden Center. 

The Eden Center has developed an exotic reputation as the best place in the area for traditional Vietnamese food. In fact, it’s the largest commercial Vietnamese center on the East Coast. There are regular events and festivals to celebrate throughout the year, too. 

7. Take a Tour of Cherry Hill House and Farm

The Cherry Hill House and Farm is an excellent place to combine fun and history. You and your family will love to walk the grounds of this vast estate.

Make sure you listen to the tour guide regarding the spot’s beloved history. It has quite a collection of historic tools and artwork. In fact, that’s why it was converted to an actual museum in recent years. 

8. Have Fun at a Show at the State Theater

The State Theater was originally built to show movies. These days, though, it’s a bustling arena for all kinds of performances. 

You can check out concerts and other live art forms there all the time. Keep up with the scheduled events there so you know what to look forward to when you move to Falls Church. For example, they’re known to host a regular legwarmers’ party!

9. Don't Forget to Explore the Sights in Washington, D.C.!

One of the great things about Falls Church is that it’s only a skip and a hop away from the nation’s capital. This is of particular benefit for families who are relocating to work in Washington, D.C. If you and your family want to make the most of a day trip, check out some of the country’s beloved monuments in the capital. 

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Find Your Ideal New Home in Falls Church, Virginia

At this point in the article, you have a great idea of today’s top discoveries in Falls Church. You and your family deserve to take advantage of this exciting new adventure. There’s no need to cut corners when it comes to exploring your new home and community. 

Still, you have a lot of work to do to make this upcoming move go seamlessly. Even if you’re relocating for a job, moving can feel uncertain. That’s why it’s in your best interest to find your new home as soon as possible. 

In fact, that’s where we can help you and your family. We do our best to bring the latest and greatest housing opportunities in the areas surrounding Washington, D.C. When it comes to Falls Church, Virginia, there’s no exception. 

For that reason, we encourage you to browse through the rest of our website. On it, you’ll find expert advice to make the most of your upcoming move to Falls Church. To start, check out more information on our available residential rentals listed today. 

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Your portal includes a selection of extremely useful reports. Reports are available in the “Reports” section, and are distinct from the financial statements. Unlike financial statements which are static records, Reports are dynamic real-time records that will update with current data every time you view them. 

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Navigate to the "Reports" module in your portal:

Owner Portal Reports
  • Keep in mind, these reports are dynamic records. They will refresh to display current information every time you view them. 

Enhanced Rent Roll Report:

Enhanced Rent Roll Report
  • The Enhanced Rent Roll Report will show the rent amount, last payment date, move-in date, lease expiration date, and security deposit amount for each of your tenants. 
  • It will also show a portfolio summary with occupancy percentage, vacancy loss, and more!

Unit Comparison Report:

Unit Comparison Report
  • If you own multiple units (or buildings) with Nomadic, you’ll get access to the Unit Comparison Report. 
  • This report enables you to quickly compare financial performance between your units at a glance without toggling between individual reports. 

Income Statement Month-Over-Month:

Income Statement by Month Report
  • The Income Statement Detail – Monthly Report serves as a month-over-month record of portfolio performance. You’ll see itemized income and expense categories and can track monthly. This report will update with fresh data every time you view it. 

Financial Statements

Financial statements will be published to your portal on a monthly basis. The statements are found in your Documents library, and provide a historical record of all financial performance. The statements serve as a snapshot of financial performance over a given period, and are static documents (unlike Reports, the statements do not update/change in real-time). 

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The Documents area contains monthly financial statements:

Owner Portal Documents
  • The statements in the Documents are are static documents. They are posted to the portal once a month to serve as a historical record of financial performance. 

Download a statement to see month and YTD financials:

Owner Portal Property Statement

You'll also find a month-over-month operating statement:

Month over Month Statement

Portal Communication Tool

You can use your owner portal to communicate with our team. Any messages you send through the portal will go straight to your Account Manager. When we reply, you’ll get an email notification and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

Here’s an overview of using the communication platform:

Click "Communications" and navigate to "Conversations":

Commincation Dashboard Screenshot
  • The communications module will contain a record of all messages that you create through the portal. 

Click the "New Message" button and send your message:

Owner Portal New Message Screenshot

Responses will show up in the conversation ticket:

Portal Conversation Response Screenshot
  • You’ll get an email notification whenever you get a response, and you’ll also see the message in your portal next time you log in. 

You can reply in-line using the comment box:

Owner Portal Comment

Each conversation will be logged in its entirety:

Portal Conversation Snapshot

Understanding the Ledger

Your portal includes a ledger with all transactions. The ledger is populated with data in real-time as transactions flow through our accounting software. Much of this information is also available in the Reports area, as well as the Statements in your Documents library, but the ledger is the most comprehensive resource for diving into the details. 

Please scroll through the sections below to get a better understanding of how to interpret the ledger. 

By default, transactions are sorted chronologically:

Owner Ledger Dates
  • The date reflected in the lefthand column is the actual transaction date, not the “bill date”. This is the date the transaction was actually processed. 

If you have multiple properties with Nomadic, you'll see the address for each transaction in the "Location" column:

Ledger Property Column
  • You can filter the ledger to look at just one property, all properties, or specific sets of properties. 
  • If you only have one property with us, you’ll just see the ledger for that property. 

The Description column displays the transaction type:

Owner Ledger Description Column
  • BILL: this is an expense transaction, such as for repair costs or management fees.
  • CHARGE: this is a transaction  billed to the tenant, most typically a rent payment. 
  • NACHA EXPORT: this is a credit we processed to your distribution account. This type of transaction is how you get paid! 

The Amount column shows the dollar value of each transaction:

Owner Ledger Amount Column
  • Positive Amounts: if an amount is positive, it reflects a transaction that is payable to you. Typically, this will be a rent payment that we collected from your tenants. On occasion, a positive number could also signify a journal entry or credit adjustment. 
  • Negative Amounts:  if an amount is negative, this is a transaction that is either payable to Nomadic or is an amount that has already been paid to you. Typically this will be for repair costs or management/leasing fees. Owner draws (net distributions into your checking/savings account) also reflect as negative amounts, since they have already been paid to you. 

The Account Balance column shows a sum of positive/negative transactions at a given point in time:

Owner Ledger Account Balance Column
  • Account Balance should always equal zero after a net distribution has been processed. When the balance is zero, this means that all expenses have been paid and you’ve received the remainder as net operating income, leaving a balance of zero (meaning: no one is due any money, as all funds have been distributed appropriately). 

Navigating the Propertyware Owner Portal

Your portal includes some extremely useful features that help you understand your property’s financial performance at a new level, with real-time transparency into every transaction.

Scroll through the snapshots below for an overview of portal navigation! If you need more help or have specific questions about using the portal, you can reach out to your Account Manager any time for a screen share. 

You can filter all info by date range or property:

PW Portal Filters

View a snapshot of income and expenses on your dashboard:

PW Owner Dashboard View

See every transaction in real-time on your ledger:

Owner Portal Ledger View

Statements and forms will be posted to your documents library:

Owner Portal Document Library

View a suite of real-time financial reports:

Portal Reports View

See a running list of all bills, and drill down for more detail:

Owner Portal Bills View

Under Bill Details, you'll find dates/descriptions/amounts and more:

Portal Bill Details

You can also communicate with your Account Manager through the portal:

Owner Portal Communication Tools

How do net distributions work?

Net distributions keep your accounting clean and simple. Each month we’ll collect rent from the tenants, deduct any repair expenses for the previous month and any management/leasing fees for the current month, and credit the remaining net operating income to your account. 

Net Distribution

You’ll receive a statement via email each time a net distribution is processed, and can view all transaction details in your Propertyware owner portal.