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Bryn Mawr is a large Suburban neighborhood which consists of over 100 homes in McLean, 22101. It comprises of the area along Tennyson Drive and Longfellow Street and abuts the heart of downtown McLean. It enjoys all the wonderful amenities to be found living in this walkable enclave, including th...
Valentine’s Day in the United States focuses on people in love. Tina Turner belted the now famous song:  “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and on this special day think of how this theme applies to real estate. Is there any place for love in the purchase and sale of real property? Often there is. T...
The Groundhog Day event occurs in a small town in central Pennsylvania each year on February 2nd. Punxsutawney Phil predictions of whether the weather will bring an early spring or whether there will be another 6 weeks of winter are broadcastes across countless media platforms. In 2018, it was th...
The number of real estate transaction in Reston closed out the year 3% greater in 2017 than in 2016.  In comparison to the 2007 market just one decade ago, the number is up 7%.  This is significant as 2007 was the last peak year in Northern Virginia for real estate. Anytime there are more buyers ...
The Summerwood Community is a small community of 59 expansive single family homes located in the 22102 zip code of McLean. The homes are large, primarily of the Colonial style, and built in the early to mid 80s. The homes sit on spacious lots in a cozy wooded neighborhood. The neighborhood sits b...
    Regal Oaks is a small community of 60 townhomes right outside the beltway, just south of Tyson’s Corner with easy access off Gallows Road. It has all the amenities of it’s incredible central location, while still having the benefit of suburban living, with its no-outlet thru streets and abund...
McLean Crest is a small enclave community of just 64 homes nestled in adjacent to Downtown McLean. This neighborhood has all the benefits of living near McLean, including the restaurants, shops, and parks. It has a huge WalkScore of 85! It also has the benefit of accessibility being right of Rt 1...
The number of real estate transactions in McLean and Great Falls closed out the year in 2017 11% greater than in 2016.  In comparison to the 2007 market just one decade ago, the number is up almost 30%.  The last peak year for Northern Virginia real estate was 2007.  All price segments performed ...
The holiday season is in the past and the New Year is upon us. While many are still in celebration mode active professional real estate agents are busy. It happens that "Housing Black Friday" is frequently the first Friday after Christmas. That's right, immediately after the holiday people began ...
“All in the Family” is a sitcom circa 1970’s. As the purchase and sale of a home has such significant ramifications, I’ve found that in almost all cases there are peripheral people involved. Usually it is family members but also there can be financial advisors, close friends, neighbors and busine...

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