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Clarendon Condo Owners Are Loving These Stats

After more than 5 years of a stale condo market in Clarendon (22201) condo owners finally have something exciting to look at. The chart below pretty much speaks for itself. December showed a dramatic improvement to the average price of Clarendon area condos, view look and with inventory tightening considerably, there is reason to think…

Northern Virginia Real Estate Showing Signs of a “Hot” Spring?

Buying a home? Get in line.

I like data… no, I LOVE data. Perhaps this is why my posts tend to be about as interesting as a dry bowl of corn flakes. Sometimes, though, some anecdotal evidence is just what we need. A little bit of speculation based on some form of limited experience and hearsay. Well using that very scientific…

Arlington County Real Estate Trends Through November 2012

We’re not going to hit every zip code here, but I do want to take a look at the updated data for the Arlington County real estate market through November, 2012. Data which was just released by RBIĀ last week. 22201: In short, it remains pretty boring to own a condo in 22201 as the market…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Consolation Prize, White House Replica in McLean?

White House Replica McLean, VA

For any of the Presidential hopefuls from this year’s election, or otherwise, there may be a consolation prize just down the road in McLean, VA. This 12,000 sqft “White House” replica could be just the thing for anyone that was just looking forward to the posh presidential living quarters. At just under $4,000,000 I am…

Post Hurricane Sandy: Home Buyer Due Diligence

NASA Satellite Image: Hurricane Sandy

This is just a quick note for home buyers in the general DC Metro area. If you are actively searching for a home now is a good time to know whether or not the homes you are interested have water issues. Here are a few things that you, via your agent most likely, should be…

Enough With Resiliant, Is Arlington County Real Estate Ready to Grow?

Arlington Market Ready to Grow?

How do you feel about the Arlington Real Estate market these days? Is it ready to make stronger moves upward? The data seems to suggest as much, which is great news for homeowners. Home buyers, however, may not find this quite as exciting as they have already been competing in this market and now the…

City Of Falls Church Housing Update – October 2012

City of Falls Church Housing Market Update

As mentioned in the video above, the City of Falls Church housing market is not a large one, so the data can be susceptible to singular instances having a significant impact on the charts. That fact aside, the aspect of the data I am most pleased to see is the leveling off of some of…

Falls Church, VA Open Houses: 10/7/2012

Is there a home in Falls Church you want to see that is not on the Open House list? Give me a call on the number at the top and let’s schedule a time for you to see it… Related Posts:Colin’s “Catch of The Day”: $1.2m Falls Church Home Worth Every Penny?Urban “Widow-Makers”: Storms Leave…

Vicious Cycle of Hotness: Falls Church Real Estate Market

It only takes a quick look at these two charts below to see that the real estate market in the City of Falls Church is tight. At the end of August (the most recent data available) there were 30 homes available for sale, 28 homes were under contract, and 23 homes had closed during the…

Colin’s “Catch of The Day”: $1.2m Falls Church Home Worth Every Penny?

With lot size, dosage location, viagra 100mg condition, etc all added up is this Falls Church colonial a deal at $1,250,000? It might just be. Sure the kitchen is not the largest, which might be the biggest reason I would hesitate at this price, but it is modern and does open up into larger spaces….

Freshbikes Mosaic District Location Now Open

Fresh Bikes Mosaic District

Last Thursday I was on duty to watch our two pre-school girls, which included a morning in school and then a napless afternoon in the aftermath of theĀ adrenaline from their first day. For their sake, and for mine, I needed to find something out and about for us to do. Earlier in the week I…

The Bump: Is Mosaic District Already Boosting Property Values in Merrifield?

Target Mosaic District

With election season upon us the media likes to talk about the “bumps” in polls a given candidate receives after major events such as the RNC, or the DNC. But what about the “bumps” areas can get when real estate development occurs? A question that has floated around for several years now is what impact…

Urban “Widow-Makers”: Storms Leave Dangerous Trail In Falls Church

Limb Down in Falls Church

If you have done any amount of back-packing then you are familiar with “widow-makers”. If you have done much back-packing and do not know this term… you should probably learn it before you go out again. “Widow-makers”, in short, are large branches you want to try and avoid putting your tent under because they are…

What Can You Get For $500k In Falls Church? A Lot To Build On.

Why are American’s, on average, waiting longer to buy homes? Tough economy? sure. Flexibility to move if the right opportunity arises? Absolutely. But then, in places like Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria, or DC, there’s this aspect: For a mere $529,000 the Falls Church property below can be yours. Oh, and make sure to keep a…

Another One Down In Arlington

Harrison St Arlington Demo

  The ever changing real estate landscape of Arlington County continued its transformation on Wednesday (8/29/2012) as this house on Harrison St. N between Lee Highway and Williamsburg Blvd was leveled in preparation for the next generation of homes. This tear down trend has been constant on this section of Harrison Street, health and throughout…