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Lorton, VA Market Report – 1/6/2014

06 Jan
January 6, 2014 Are we edging closer to a “Normal Market? Not really, we are still in the “Seller Zone”! Look at the chart below - prices are still rising in Lorton with the average sold price up 20% over Dec. 2013.  Prices will continue to climb at a steady rate as long as interest rates and inventory remain low. In the third quarter of 2013 there was an increase in new listings coming on the market but sold prices did not reduce. Why, you ask? Because inventory is still historically low.  There are 9,758 homes in Gainesville and only 87 are actively looking for a buyer.  That’s less than .01% of homes in active status, very low inventory indeed! Is there any good news for buyers - absolutely! The Read more [...]

Clarke County, VA Market Report – 11/21/2013

21 Nov
November 21, 2013 Clarke County is a great location for the Washington DC and Northern Virginia Commuter. It is only 60 miles west of DC and borders Loudoun County - the Nations Wealthiest County! The Median Sold price in Clarke is down 3.75% from this time last year. The average days on the market has dropped from 93 days down to just 81 days. Sellers are selling for 94.7% of their listed price which is much higher than last year when they were averaging just 93%. Clarke County is a planned open space community, residents can enjoy the "slow growth" country setting while still being just 20 minutes away from Loudoun's Tech Corridor. First time homebuyers can find affordable prices in Clarke, the average Read more [...]

Centreville, VA Market Report – 9/17/13

17 Sep
September 17, 2013 The Centreville market is divided into 2 distinctive markets - 20121, located North of Lee Highway, and 20120, which is South of Lee Highway.  In line with Northern Virginia and Fairfax County, the Centreville market continues to enjoy the low inventory levels, and monthly sales continue to run close to the number of active listings, creating a Sellers market with average days on the market below 30. August 2012 August 2013 % change Avg. Sales Price $390,502 $415,098 6.4% Avg. DOM 24 24 NC Total Unit sales 43 68 28% Active listings 69 86 25% Pending Sales 132 147 115 If you are considering selling, now is the time! It's time to take advantage of this exceptional Seller's Read more [...]

Great Falls, VA – 8/8/13

08 Aug
August 8, 2013 From athletes to politicians, actors to entrepreneurs, Great Falls is the long preferred zip code for our areas uber-wealthy. CNN Money ranked Great Falls first in the nation on its list of "Top Earning Towns" in 2011. It makes perfect sense though, when the average household income is $179,000. It’s the part of NOVA that has not given way to postage stamp lots. The homes are on sizable lots and of course, have sizable homes. Condos and townhomes do not exist in this exclusive zip code. Great Falls has more than just Great big homes and Great shopping, they have the Falls! If you love to be out doors, you can access the Falls in VA or MD for a fun filled day of kayaking, climbing or hiking.  The Read more [...]

Skip Crowds With These Cheap Cherry Blossom Tricks

08 Apr
April 8, 2013 If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you know exactly what to expect in these next two weeks. It may be the busiest time of the year here, when, after the calendar hits spring, one of the best sights in this entire country blooms. Literally. Thousands upon thousands of trees around this city will flower and cherry blossoms will overtake the Tidal Basin and several other spots in town. This year has proved tricky to predict the actual bloom, with our warmer than average winter followed by this recent cold front. Original forecasts had them flowering in late March, but right now, the prediction is that they will have peaked by April 4-6th, which doesn't seem to have happened. For those who Read more [...]

Warren County/Front Royal Market Report –3/26/13

26 Mar
March 26, 2013 The Market in Front Royal,VA is really picking up! The sales volume has increased by 14% from this time last year! The average sold price is up 6.24%, and the average amount of time in which to sell a property has dropped from 106 days on market to 80 days. Warren County and the quaint town of Front Royal is a very desirable location for first time home buyers, we are continuing to see a lot of first timers enter the marketplace here. There are loan programs being offered that allow qualified home buyers to purchase with little to no money down! The interest rates are historically low, so Buyers are realizing that purchasing in many cases will cost them less than renting! The average sales Read more [...]

Graffiato’s Got the Buzz, with the Cooking to Match

07 Jul
July 7, 2011 Washington, D.C.’s burgeoning culinary scene received a big boost last month with the opening of the area’s most hotly anticipated restaurant. Mike Isabella, formerly the head chef at Zaytinya, branched out on his own, opening his first-ever restaurant: Graffiato. Isabella is best known for his performance this past spring on Top Chef All-Stars. Read more [...]

Baseball is Back, So it's Time to Take a Trip to Nationals Park

31 Mar
March 31, 2011 Yes, baseball season started today with the Washington Nationals losing to the Atlanta Braves. Sure, it was 40 degrees and gloomy, but baseball is back, and that means warmer days and beautiful evenings at the ballpark are coming soon. If you weren’t able to make it to opening day, don’t fret. Baseball has the longest regular season of any sport, with 82 homes games, and the cheapest tickets around. Read more [...]