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How Much Does the Average Home Cost Here? - 05/25/11 07:10 PM
"all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." -- Garrison Keillor on Lake Wobegon Nobody want to be just average. Nobody wants to have just average children. And nobody wants to buy the "average home." Yet, everyone buying or selling a home wants to know the average home prices in the areas that interest them. While real estate is extremely hyper-local, just getting an idea of prices in a particular area can be helpful. Home prices vary greatly from one locality to the next. Here's a quick and easy guide to the (2 comments)
Turning Point of the Year - 1,944 More Northern Virginia Homes on the Market! - 05/24/11 05:45 PM
While 2011 is not quite half over, Memorial Day weekend typically represents a turning point in the year for most people. According to traditional fashion etiquette, you are now allowed to wear white clothing, shorts, and linen. Most people and communities open up their swimming pools in Northern Virginia over the Memorial Day weekend and there's the smell of outdoor barbeque in the air! Memorial Day can also represent a turning point in the momentum of the real estate market. Spring & Summer are traditionally the busiest times for real estate sales, as it's easier to market a home in the (1 comments)
Sales volume for April 2011 was down significantly in terms of number of sales and in total closed dollar volume comparing April 2011 with April 2010. This is due in large part to the increased 2010 activity due to the federal homebuyer tax credit last year which expired at the end of April 2010 thus driving many buyers to try to purchase their home before the deadline so they could get the $8000 tax credit. Here's a snapshot (1 comments)
Look Inside and Buy a "Real Housewives" Home in McLean, Virginia - 05/19/11 03:02 PM
I have a confession to make. I DON'T watch "Real Housewives." I don't care whether they're in Orange County, New York City, or even on my home turf here in Washington D.C. I don't even watch the hit show Desperate Housewives... anymore. Apparently these Real Housewives shows are a big hit. Many people, perhaps you, enjoy getting a voyeuristic look into the drama of these marriages aired on television for all to see. Don't ask me for a summary of the show -- I've maybe caught a minute or two snippet while my wife was flipping channels -- that was more (2 comments)
What Would You Do to... Buy a Home? - 05/17/11 05:58 PM
There are many important reasons that people decide to purchase a home. Among the top reasons according to the National Association of REALTORS "Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2010" are: "Desire to own a home of my own" "Desire for a larger home" "Change in family situation" "Job-related relocation or move" "Desire to be closer to family/friends/relatives" "Desire to be closer to job/school/transit" All of these are great reasons and can be great motivations to make the leap from renting to buying. As you are likely aware, the purchase of a home is one of the greatest if not the (3 comments)
Thank Your Lucky Stars that You're in the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market! - 05/16/11 08:11 PM
Last week thousands of REALTORS from around the United States descended upon Washington to attend the National Association of REALTORS Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo ("Midyear"). While most stayed at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel or Omni Shoreham Hotel where the meetings were held, I crossed the Potomac River back and forth each day from Northern Virginia to attend sessions, explore the trade expo and most importantly talk to and learn from real estate professionals around the country. I've been attending these conferences for several years now and always find it enlightening to discuss the current state of real estate (1 comments)
Buy the Neighborhood First, Then Buy Your House - 05/16/11 04:02 PM
You can change your house, you can fix it up, you can remodel, you can put on an addition, you can landscape, yadda yadda yadda, but you can't (at least single-handedly) change your neighborhood. When it comes to real estate, you've likely heard the adage a million times "Location. Location. Location." It's important to know your price range. You should think about the features you want in a home. Consider your preference for granite counters or silestone. Carefully ponder how many bedrooms and baths you need and whether you want a front-loading washing machine. However, when searching for and purchasing a home (3 comments)
Northern Virginia's Most Expensive Home Sales for April 2011 - 05/05/11 04:18 PM
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for April 2011. All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 61 Northern Virginia home sales topping $1 million during April 2011. This is on pace with the 60 sold in March and a sustained 33% increase from the 45 that sold in February. The spring market in luxury homes is definitely heating up! Currently, there are 775 homes on the market in Northern Virginia (1 comments)
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