Tag Archive: Northern Virginia

INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Agents Can Northern Virginia Home Buyers and Sellers Choose From?

I like getting clients. It is the only thing that keeps me in business. It is the only thing that enables me to do my part to put food on the table. However, I think a home buyer or home seller does themselves a disservice if they talk to me, me only, and hire me….

Real Estate’s Game of… “Would you Rather?”

If you have bought, sold, rented, leased, or done any darn thing with real estate you know it is full of “would you rather” questions. The uncertainty as to whether you chose the right set of “rathers” is at the core of buyers remorse, when buyers remorse does occur. Of course, some times the buyers…

The Not-so Murkey Low-down on Northside Social

For many, the shuttered building at the corner of N. Fairfax Dr. and Wilson Blvd. in Clarendon was a sad state of affairs. An Arlington area mainstay, Murkey Coffee was a great blend of quality and careless comfort. The quintessential un-Starbucks, the coffees were clean and pure, and the spaces were functional and unpolished. High…

Walk to Work – It’s Cold and You Look Stupid

This is a post for those out there  who walk to work. You either walk to work from home, or Metro in then walk, or I suppose you may even bike to work. You have probably noticed, it’s gotten cold already. Well, I have some things to say about that. Living in Boston for three…

A View of The Market From Chris Cooley’s House

No, I did not go to Chris Cooley’s house, but his house does tell us a good story about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market. Purchased a couple years ago for nearly $3,000,000  the home is now estimated to be worth under $2,000,000 according to a recent article in the Washingtonian. At nearly $1,000,000 underwater…

Northern Virginia Real Estate Sucks

Well for a lot of folks, it does! Unless you bought prior to 2003 and did’t take out any equity during the peak. In that case Northern Virginia real estate is probably pretty amazing. Reality is: Many individuals have to save well into their 30’s to be able to buy and put down enough to…

Northern Virginia Real Estate: Our Online Marketing Matters More

The rules of marketing a home for sale are not changing. They have changed, done, game over. If your online presence is not top notch then you are not winning in today’s market. Sure you may be found, but when that buyer walks up the driveway are they calculating their low ball offer, or are…

Some Fall Color Left in Northern Virginia

There is some fall color left to see in Northern Virginia, and but this weekend is likely to be the last of the best of it. Make plans to get out to Great Falls, or along the Potomac Trail. How do you and yours like to enjoy the fall foliage of Northern Virginia? Related Posts:INFOGRAPHIC:…

New Street in McLean – What Will be There?

If your commute happens to take you along Old Dominion Drive in McLean into, try or out of, malady Arlington then you have probably noticed the land development site pictured in this post. Near to the Chesterbrook Shopping Center (Safeway, two story Starbucks, etc…) this development story has been unfolding in the form of massive…

Relocating to DC? – Consider Renting First

For anyone relocating, or considering a relocation to the DC area my recommendation is almost always to rent first. Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland offer a wide array of viable communities, each with its own perks and drawbacks. There are a number of great school systems to choose from, and there are locations that are…

Halloween’s Not Over Yet – Not At Cox Farms Anyway

No, Halloween is not over yet, at least not at Cox Farms in Centreville, VA! On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th Cox Farms will be hosting their annual “Pumpkin Madness”. Cox Farms loosely calls it “Recycling”, but bring your used jack o’ lanterns out this weekend for a good hurling, smashing, dropping, or…

The Home Search – Where are the Pictures?

It has come time to search for a new home, case or your first home, or you are just a glutton for looking at real estate listings. Like over 85% of people out there the first place you go to start your home search is your computer. What is the number 1 thing you wantto…

September Housing Recap – Falls Church

I went into to greater detail regarding my approach to the monthly local statistics on the Vienna post, so if you are interested in some additional insight into my perspective head on over there. However, for the remainder of the area’s updates I figured it best to jump right in. Like Arlington, looking at Falls Church…

September Housing Recap – McLean

I went into to greater detail regarding my approach to the monthly local statistics on the Vienna post, so if you are interested in some additional insight into my perspective head on over there. However, for the remainder of the area’s updates I figured it best to jump right in. So, having a look at…

September Housing Recap – Vienna

As I sort through the most recent Vienna real estate data posted for September I see that there is no shortage of subplots, each contributing to the broader picture. It is actually because of variables such as these that I rarely put much stock in the overall data set. It is of little good to…