Category Archives: Real Estate

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….

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…

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…

How Relevant Is The Case Shiller Index To Washingtonians?

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Yesterday the Case Shiller Index released it’s most recent figures that cover the housing market through the month of June. With the report showing a 5th straight month of overall price growth nationally, it has some saying that the housing market has finally turned a corner. For anyone who lives in Phoenix and has experienced…

Colin’s Catch Of The Day: Nearly Ideal Starter Home in Falls Church

Does this home have all of the modern updates that most expect? No. However, nurse it does seem to be a well maintained home that is very livable in the short term, link has updated HVAC, a new roof, and carpet protected hardwoods as a firm foundation for someone to come in and make this…

City of Falls Church Pending Home Sales Jump In 2012

The City of Falls church is not a large real estate market, but it is a popular one that has seen robust activity so far in 2012. The chart below really tells an unusual story, at least from January 2012 onward. Typically, as you can see through the previous 18 months on this chart, pending…

EYA Properties Set To Deliver Mosaic District Townhomes

If you track with TheBeltwayLife.com, or you have been a client of mine, it is no secret that I have been enthusiastic about the Dunn Loring Metro and Merrifield area of Fairfax/Vienna for quite a while. Long an underperforming, and under-developed island in the heart of Northern Virginia, the nearly open for business Mosaic District…

What Facebook’s IPO and Today’s Housing Market Have in Common:

By now there is little chance you haven’t heard about the LACK of success that the Facbook IPO has had in the last few weeks. The stock has gone nowhere but down since day one. After more hype, order speculation, seek and excitement than any IPO in recent memory, what went wrong? I am not…

Colin’s “Catch of the Day”: Arlington Craftsman With Subtle Curb Appeal, but Ample Space

This edition of my “Catch of the Day” features an Arlington Craftsman with a great mix of modern amenities and classic feel. Built in 1999, before the idea that we had to completely fill an entire lot with a house took root, this Craftsman brings a subtle curb presence, but plenty of room to stretch out inside. Listed…

Is The Clarendon Condo Market Tightening Up?

They say that condos are the first down and the last out of any down real estate market. If that is true then it seems there is hope on the immediate horizon for Clarendon area condo owners, and thus for home owners throughout the area. Personally I have seen competition heating up in the condo…