Stafford County is off to a very interesting start this year! Our market started to pick up in November 2010 and has been getting stronger with each month that passes! Houses that are priced well, are in good condition and in good locations are really seeing a lot of showings and are going under contract much quicker than they were this time last year.
But not far from the soon-to-be shuttered Borders on 18th and L Street is a bookstore that keeps the written spirit alive and well. Kramerbooks and Afterwords, right off Dupont Circle, is the perfect place to find your favorite novel and then settle in and read it.
While it’s still early in the year to determine if the market is really trending upward, a look at the hard numbers reveals that the Front Royal area real estate market still has opportunities for buyers to find good deals. Prices are still very low, interest rates are still comparatively low, and working with a knowledgeable agent and mortgage lender will help buyers find the right property
The thermometer is expected to soar this weekend, a sure sign that spring is on its way. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-50s on Saturday and Sunday, which makes this the perfect weekend to get an early start on some of Washington D.C.’s finer outdoor activities.
Are prices falling? With stable employment and low interest rates, I cannot imagine why prices would not be stable. Sterling is still way above the December lows of two years ago. Sterling has a great housing stock of all sizes, prices and ages. At the present rate of sales and inventory, Sterling has less than a three months supply of homes, and six is considered a balanced market.
The real estate market in the county is showing improvement over 2010, sales are up as are listings and the average sale price. We are still seeing a fair amount of new construction throughout the county and the prices for these new homes are well within the reach of current buyers.
When people head to bars in the D.C. area, getting a mental workout is usually the last thing on their mind. But a few bars in Washington offer the chance to do just that, and one of the most fun bars to work your brain while you drink is Ireland’s Four Fields, in Cleveland Park, NW.
A popular community in McLean, Tysons Corner is home to a major shopping mall of the same name and its upscale sister mall, Tysons Galleria. Tysons is considered the “downtown” of Fairfax County since one quarter of the county’s office space and one eighth of its retail space is located there. And as the Metro Silver line construction is completed those numbers will grow considerably.
Well, it's finally happened. My favorite time of the year has come to an end -- football season is officially over.
And while my Hokies sadly under performed in this year’s Orange Bowl, I happily cheered on the Green Bay Packers as they claimed victory over the Pittsburg Steelers this past Sunday in the Super Bowl.
It was a bittersweet day as I cherished the last few moments of this year’s beloved football season.
And now that the last play has been called and last trophy awarded, all that’s left is a massive void in my weekend lineup. Hours of the day no longer filled with team rivalries, tailgates and lazy time in front of the TV.
I know I’m not the only one suffering
After being under supplied for the past three years, Bristow’s current housing supply is now finally in balance. We have just about a seven-month supply, which is great news. Economists and “experts” say a six-month supply is just right.