Author: Darius Wilson

Affordable Housing Shortage

In the wake of the nationwide affordable housing shortage, the federal government has proposed tripling rents for the poorest tenants receiving federal housing assistance and encouraging some 4.5 million households enrolled in federal voucher and public housing programs to shorten

Bugging Out

Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite is a phrase many of us heard during childhood and, later, paid little attention to once we became adults. But according to Orkin – the Atlanta-based pest control company – there

We’re Back. . . and Looking Forward to 2017

It is great to be back, after suspending our blog several months ago to complete our office move to a new location in Alexandria. And as we settle in to welcome in a new year, we are thankful for the

Women in Construction

Although women working in construction numbered just 1.2 percent of the entire U.S. workforce in 2013, an increasing number of construction industry vendors that we do business with are headed by women or employ women. Our experience is apparently an

Our 1st Anniversary

It’s been nearly a year since the inception of this blog. So I thought we’d take a look back at what we have shared with our readers and what our readers have shared with us. Since our first blog post

Energizing Virginia

Due to passage of the federal solar Investment Tax Credit and improvements in manufacturing panels that capture energy from the sun, solar power costs have decreased significantly nationwide. However, here in Virginia, communities have yet to benefit. That could slowly

Across the Pond…

Last Spring, I traveled to London, Paris, and Amsterdam for vacation but also managed to spend some time comparing U.S. housing to homes that folks live on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. First stop London. I was fortunate

Homelessness — A Personal Story

Nearly two decades ago, after relocating from the country roads of Mississippi to the city streets of Alexandria, Virginia, my family became homeless. Our fall into hard times placed us among the thousands every year who must rely on emergency


    Welcome to the inaugural post of the new blog of Shiver Management Group, a real estate company with long and deep roots in Northern Virginia. This blog is our effort to improve communications with our tenants, vendors and homeowner