Archive for month: December, 2010

Prince William County, VA Market Report – 12/30/10

30 Dec
December 30, 2010 Prince William is still growing and has become one of the richest counties in the United States. Currently, with adjacent Fairfax County mostly developed, the eye is on Prince William to provide new business space. Read more [...]

Maryland's Magnificent Chicken

29 Dec
December 29, 2010 Many Washington, D.C. residents bemoan the fact that this area doesn’t have an indigenous cuisine to its name. Because of the transient nature of this town, it seems there isn’t a food for Washington to call its own. But that may be a blessing in disguise. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Hectic Holiday Flying Tips

28 Dec
December 28, 2010 Holiday Travel. Although some of us do our best to avoid it, there seems to always come a time when a tempting trip just can’t be passed up. This was my first experience flying out of DC during the Holidays and with many of you gearing up to jet out for New Year’s Eve I wanted to pass along a few tips and suggestions I found useful. Read more [...]

Stafford County, VA Market Report – 12/23/10

23 Dec
December 23, 2010 November was a very good month in the Stafford region! While closed sales were down compared to this time last year, new listings were up ever so slightly, pending sales rose considerably, the median sales price increased and average days on market decreased! Read more [...]

Ballston’s "sweet" New Spot

22 Dec
December 22, 2010 There are several different movements going on in the world today, and one local restaurant stands at the forefront of a couple of them. Combining the best of the sustainable Earth movement and the healthy living push is salad restaurant sweetgreen, and luckily for people in the Arlington area, a new location opened up last month in Ballston. Read more [...]

Springfield, VA Market Report – 12/20/10

20 Dec
December 20, 2010 Although home sales have begun to exceed new inventory for several weeks, because of the excess inventory prices have not yet stopped declining. Should the sales trend continue we can expect prices to level off soon and begin to climb back up. Most areas of Springfield have seen increased activity Read more [...]

The National Christmas Tree's Holiday Allure

16 Dec
December 16, 2010 Almost every city spruces up for the holidays, but only one place can bring together every state in America in a celebration of winter wonder. Washington honors the December holidays by including the entire country in a celebration, doing so with the National Christmas Tree. The tree is a sight to behold and worth a trip into the city, despite the recent freeze. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Last Minute DC Shopping Secrets Revealed!

15 Dec
December 15, 2010 Tis the season to be jolly… and unfortunately in DC… to be stuck in Holiday shopping madness! Since I know I’m not the only one trying to avoid the mall mayhem, my Holiday gift to you is my top three “mall alternatives” list; helping you find the perfect gifts for anyone on your list while steering clear of the crowds. Read more [...]

Montgomery County, MD 12/13/10

13 Dec
December 13, 2010 Montgomery County is a vibrant, bustling area, just minutes from Washington, DC by car or Metro. The close proximity to Washington, DC and the Federal Government make it a desirable place to live and work. Read more [...]

Warren County/Front Royal Market Report – 12/10/10

10 Dec
December 10, 2010 Warren County and Front Royal generally follow closely to the trends in Prince William County concerning the housing market. October was one of the worst months overall in many months for the real estate markets. There were several factors contributing to this, not the least was the impending mid-term congressional elections. Read more [...]