Archive for month: April, 2011

The National Aquarium in Baltimore: Every Ocean Under One Roof

28 Apr
April 28, 2011 As sister cities, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD have a healthy rivalry. The two towns, just 40 miles apart, argue about football teams, baseball stadiums and harbor areas. There is one aspect, though, where Baltimore undoubtedly surpasses DC and every other city in the nation: The National Aquarium. Read more [...]

Stafford County, VA Market Report – 4/27/11

27 Apr
April 27, 2011 Our spring market in the Fredericksburg region has been much hotter than our weather! Buyers are out taking advantage of great interest rates and housing prices. Sellers are able to take advantage of low housing inventories and somewhat stable prices. We experienced a very busy start to our year that has been very steady up until the beginning of April. Read more [...]

Fredericksburg's Past is a Present

21 Apr
April 21, 2011 In honor of Avery-Hess's 365 Things to Do in Fredericksburg photo contest, MyLifestyle is taking a closer look at some of the enjoyable things to do in the Fredericksburg area. Fifty-two miles south of Washington, DC lies the small town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Though only 22,000 people strong, the community is vibrant and alive. Located on the banks of the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg offers old world charm less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Read more [...]

Kensington, MD Market Report – 4/20/11

20 Apr
April 20, 2011 The citizens of Kensington are among the few that can honestly brag that the Real Estate bottom has come and gone. With a Total Sales Volume of $8,010,210 just last month, which is up not only 2.05% over last month, and up 80.39% - yes, I said - 80.39%, over this time last year! Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC – Movin' On Up!

19 Apr
April 19, 2011 April 26, 2011 will mark my official one -year anniversary of living in Metro DC. And after one year, it is once again time for me to sign a lease or look for a place to buy. While both my roommate and I absolutely love our condo, David has started to consider the idea of purchasing his first home and I’ve realized that if I want to start saving for my first home, I needed to find a place closer to my realistic “housing budget.” And so the search began…again. Read more [...]

Springfield, VA Market Report – 4/18/11

18 Apr
April 18, 2011 A year ago we were nearing the end of the government’s tax credit for 1st time buyers. There was a frenzy to be under contract before the end of April. Comparing this year’s 1st quarter to 2010 is a bit skewed because of that. However, figures for March of this year seem to be improving from February so the spring market looks promising. Read more [...]

Bristow, VA Market Report – 4/14/11

14 Apr
April 14, 2011 Despite the ongoing news about rising interest rates, more foreclosures properties entering the market, and no buyers, Northern Virginia continues to sustain a steady growth in most markets. The Bristow community however is bucking this trend for the 1st quarter of 2011. The bright side is that the number of properties under contract for the month has increased over 2010, which indicates that the number of sold properties will show an increase for the month of April. Read more [...]

At Toki Underground, Taiwanese Food is Taken to the Next Level

13 Apr
April 13, 2011 Over the past ten years, Washington, DC has seen a culinary boom like no other; an influx of restaurants and chefs turning this town from food backwater to a city on parallel with any in America. One of the best parts of this transformation is that it has been all encompassing. The booming Northeast Atlas District, seems to add a new, delicious and reasonably-priced eatery every week. And while a lot of those quality restaurants would be hard to top, Toki Underground may have done just that. Read more [...]

Spotsylvania County Market Report – 4/11/11

11 Apr
April 11, 2011 Happy Spring! Our regional market is off to a great start this spring! Buyers are still coming out in droves and houses are selling! If you are considering putting your house on the market, now is a great time as inventories are still low and the average list price for solds has increased from this same time last year. Read more [...]

At Top Golf, You Don’t Need to be a Master to have Fun

07 Apr
April 7, 2011 The Masters teed off today, signaling the unofficial start of golf season for the general public. The weather is warming up and it’s time to hit the links. Anyone that’s headed straight to the course after a winter off, knows it’s better to hit the driving range a few days beforehand. But heading to any old driving range and smacking hundreds of golf balls can be a tedious affair. So if you are looking for a way to jazz up your warm up, then Top Golf in Alexandria is just the place to visit. Read more [...]