Category Archives: Northern Virginia

HOME OWNER ALERT: Dehumidifier Recall – What You Need To Know

Over 2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled For Fire Hazard It hit the press all over, from USA Today, to the Wall Street Journal, over 2 million dehumidifiers have been recalled because they can overheat and catch fire. Oddly enough, we have one of the recalled units, and oddly(er) enough, we noticed it had be running a…

City of Falls Church Is “Under Contract”

If you are driving around the City of Falls Church it might feel as though every home you pass with a “For Sale” sign has an “Under Contract” pronouncement attached to it. Well, that is because most of them are, in fact, under contract! With an average “days on market” for single family detached homes…

City of Falls Church Homes 101

That is, 101.64% actually, which is the percentage of asking price that single family homes in the City of Falls Church were fetching back in April. And with an average “days on market” of 7, many were doing so in under a week. The numbers for May are not yet in (probably out on Monday),…

Swamps and Sunshine: This House Has It All

You are either going to love this one, or hate it. Not sure most would emphasize the swamp that lies in the backyard so much, especially given the mosquito problems most of us in the DC area have even without such features. However, more than anything I am curious what people think of the sun…

After Long Wait Lincoln Park in Falls Church Ready For Action

If you have toddlers and/or pre-schoolers in and around Falls Church, VA, then you know the significance of this headline. After last summer’s Derecho slammed through the DC area the City of Falls Church was left particularly damaged. This included significant damage to one of the jungle gym elements at the not necessarily remarkable, but…

Colin’s “Catch of The Day”: Arlington Farm House Charms

This North Arlington Farm House brings a taste of those charming homes in Lyon Village near Wilson Boulevard, but with a bit more space inside and out. 1914 Quincy St. has the charm, but not without also meeting the space demands of many Arlington families. The big question: Is there enough house to fetch the…

Colin’s “Catch of The Day”: Subtle Falls Church Colonial Delivers Inside

In the City of Falls Church, as with much of the DC Metro area, pickings are slim right now when it comes to real estate. My friends at Fall Properties have just listed this unsuspecting gem in Virginia Forest. Subtle from the curb, this home delivers inside with a spacious, open updated kitchen, and vaulted…

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, and with inventory tightening considerably, there is reason to think this trend…

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 RBI┬álast 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…

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…