Archive for month: June, 2012

Have "A Capitol Fourth" in Our Nation's Capital

28 Jun
June 28, 2012 Over the past four years, American's have been spoiled. Since 2008, the Fourth of July holiday has aligned with a weekend, giving the entire nation three days off. This year, the holiday falls on a Wednesday, sandwiched between days at the office. For many, that might be a disappointment, and cause people to trim their activities. But here in Washington, D.C., despite the weekday date, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate. Read more [...]

Stafford County, VA Market Report – 6/26/12

26 Jun
June 26, 2012 For those of you who really watch our local markets, you must really like what you are seeing! The majority of houses are moving quickly in our area and our prices are going up. Read more [...]

Springfield, VA Market Report – 6/25/12

25 Jun
June 25, 2012 Last month we talked about what a great time it was to buy or sell your home, especially in the zip codes of 22151, 22152 and especially 22153, and this month -- it still is! If you've been listening to the news recently, you’ve heard that our housing inventory is down and homes are selling faster, most with multiple offers. Read more [...]

Prince William County, VA Market Report – 6/22/12

22 Jun
June 22, 2012 Sellers in Prince William County enjoyed a great May 2012. Not only is the average sale price of a detached single-family home up 2.51% from May 2011 to $346,495, but the average days on market also dropped by a whopping 25% Read more [...]

Twentieth Annual National Capital Barbecue Battle Takes Center Stage

20 Jun
June 20, 2012 Everyone knows that one of the best things do to during the long days of summer is to fire up a grill in the backyard and spend an evening cooking outdoors. Beef, pork, chicken, lamb—basically any food—all taste better when cooked to perfection on a grate over hot coals or a raging gas flame. Read more [...]

Mount Airy, MD 6/19/12

19 Jun
June 19, 2012 Have you visited Mount Airy lately, or for that matter, ever? It is a quaint town with historic buildings and a welcoming atmosphere. It is centrally located, just north of Washington, D.C., west of Baltimore, south of Gettysburg, and east of Frederick. Interstate 70 borders the town and provides easy access to larger cities and major employment centers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Read more [...]

Bristow, VA Market Report –6/18/12

18 Jun
June 18, 2012 For those of you who have been following my posts on the Bristow market, we continue to see the effect of the lowest inventory levels in the past 5 years coupled with historic low interest rates. Read more [...]

Make Father's Day a Hole-In-One With Miniature Golf Courses in the Area

14 Jun
June 14, 2012 This upcoming Sunday is Father’s Day, and with the weather expected to be wonderful, instead of buying gifts and cards for Dad, why not take him out for a memorable afternoon? And there’s no better family fun than a round of miniature golf. Read more [...]

Have You Been Craigs-RE-Listed?

13 Jun
June 13, 2012 Two weeks ago one of my investment properties needed a new tenant. As a REALTOR/Investor, in addition to using our wonderful MRIS, I use Craigslist to advertise my rental properties and can proudly boast a 100% success rate in finding new tenants. Savvy as I’d like to think I am, my ad was not going to be a regular ad, oh no, I went onto Postlets and created a more dramatic flyer with numerous photos of the house rather than the standard four photos Craigslist permits. Read more [...]

Spotsylvania County Market Report – 6/7/12

07 Jun
June 7, 2012 April showers bring May flowers and our April market definitely brought us an amazing May market, that is for sure! If you compare what your neighborhood Realtor would have said to you about our market last year at this time, compared to now, I think it would be like night and day! Read more [...]