Archive for month: May, 2011

Frederick County, MD 5/31/11

31 May
May 31, 2011 The Real Estate Market in Frederick, MD is a mixed bag of statistics (see charts below). With four zip codes: 21701, 21702, 21703, and 21704, to cover – the news is not as positive as I would like. For the most part all categories are down over this time last year. But if you remember, the Spring of 2010; The Fed did artificially stimulate the market, with the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. Read more [...]

Chincoteague – A Nearby Island Treat

26 May
May 26, 2011 There is no shortage of vacation spots for Washington, D.C. natives to frequent every summer. From the dunes of North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the cape off Massachusetts, the entire Eastern Seaboard doubles as a vacation spot. Read more [...]

Don’t Stress – Tips for Selecting the Right Management Company

25 May
May 25, 2011 For many owners, employing a management company is not just a financial decision but an emotional one as well. Entrusting your home or investment property to others can be a difficult decision, especially to those moving out of the area. I have always been a firm believer the personal connection between a home owner and their management company is an important consideration. A mismatch in personalities could ultimately impact the professional relationship. Read more [...]

Sterling, VA Market Report 5/24/11

24 May
May 24, 2011 As the Spring market moves forward in full swing, the Sterling market bucks the trend with fewer listings than April 2010. This is the result of fewer foreclosure properties in a market that was heavily dominated by those properties last year. Read more [...]

Alexandria, VA Market Report – 5/20/11

20 May
May 20, 2011 As we get deeper into the spring season, real estate activity continues to slowly improve. While it is slow, the key is that it is improving. In most major cosmopolitan areas of the country there is still a decline in prices and an inventory of foreclosed properties. The city of Alexandria was hit hard by the recent storms causing major flooding. When crises’ like this happen people tend to step back and wait to see how things will turn out. In this case it has turned out fine and April saw positive results.   April 2011 April 2010 March 2011 Total Revenue $79,500,275 $87,499,533 $75,427,991 Average Sales Price $476,050 $444,160 $441,099 Units Sold 167 197 171 Avg Read more [...]

Taste Arlington at the Taste of Arlington

18 May
May 18, 2011 Northern Arlington is one of Washington, D.C.’s most rapidly developing areas. It seems that every day a new restaurant or store is being built. The fast-paced growth means that it’s very hard to visit everything Arlington has to offer. Luckily for residents and neighbors alike, one day a year, you can find almost every shop in one location. Read more [...]

Rockville, Maryland Market Report – 5/17/11

17 May
May 17, 2011 Reporting on the Real Estate Market in Rockville, Maryland is not always simple. Rockville is located in Montgomery County, spanning five zip codes. I am beginning to see a NEW more positive Real Estate Market take shape and I have high hopes for the Spring Market Read more [...]

St. Sophia's Greek Festival Brings Greece to Glover Park

12 May
May 12, 2011 While most of the city's diverse cultures are well known, many residents don’t know about this area’s thriving Greek population. Once a year, though, everyone takes notice when a local church hosts their grand festival celebrating the best of Hellenic culture. Read more [...]

MyLife in Metro DC: Yogato Have Some!

10 May
May 10, 2011 The temperature is rising, the birds are chirping and the yogurt is churning. That’s right, springtime is among us and that means ice cream and specialty yogurt stores are bustling with patrons waiting for their favorite flavors. If you are one of those that loves to get real frozen yogurt on warm spring day, Mr. Yogato is a place worthy of a visit. Read more [...]

Montgomery County, MD 5/09/11

09 May
May 9, 2011 Buyers, if you are thinking about making a Real Estate purchase, the time to buy is NOW! I know as a potential buyer, you may have heard this before – but I am looking at the statistics for Montgomery County, MD and these numbers are slowly improving! Read more [...]