Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog

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Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate Blog



  "Everywhere is Walking Distance if You Have The Time" -- Steven Wright, American comedian The problem is these days people don't have the time.  Gone are the days of walking 4 miles uphill both ways to school.  Nowadays, parents pack the kids in the car and drive them the quarter mile door to d...
Earlier this week I realized that I just completed my first 100 days as a Managing Broker.  It was met with slightly less fanfare and around the clock cable news coverage than the "First 100 Days of the Obama Presidency." Just slightly! Recognizing this milestone while driving home on Tuesday eve...
Everyone enjoys a good fireworks display for July 4th. In the D.C. area there are some great ones -- whether it's down on the National Mall, at Fort Belvoir, over the Potomac River, or in various locations throughout Northern Virginia. However, while some jurisdictions allow people to shoot off t...
Ready to become a REALTOR? Do you want to get involved in an exciting career where the upside potential is unlimited? If you're not interested in taking up this opportunity, how about your friends, family members, or colleagues. Perhaps you're bored of the 9-5 daily grind, long commute, and cubic...
Everyone buying a home wants to know the average home prices in the areas that interest them.  People planning to sell their homes like this information too.  While real estate is extremely hyper-local, just getting an idea of prices in a particular area can be helpful.  Home prices vary greatly ...
Hip bars, cool restaurants, close to a beach, affordability, young & beautiful population.  Sure these are all things that attract newly graduated college students.  But what really gets them flooding into any metropolitan area is the prospect for work.  College grads go where the jobs are.  They...
Consider it a chicken and the egg question. You know, which came first? What's the Starbucks Effect? It's the idea that super-cool Frappuccino joints increase the value of homes in the neighborhoods where they decide to locate their coaches, cappuccinno makers, and coffee bean grinders. Do these ...
This morning, Inman News reported that RE/MAX has national TV to itself. As a managing broker of an office at one of the largest, and the most productive RE/MAX franchise in the entire RE/MAX system, I greeted this news with excitement.  I already knew that RE/MAX dominated national television, a...
As of today, June 8th, there are 397 homes on the market for sale in McLean, Virginia.  80 of these were listed for sale within the last 30 days This chart shows the current inventory, number of pending sales and average list price sorted by neighborhoods within McLean:   McLean Virginia Neighbo...
As most health conscious people do these days, I found myself comparing the nutritional labels on various cereal boxes, juice containers, frozen meals, and other assorted products in the grocery store during my most recent trip to the supermarket.  This got me thinking...   What if businesses, sp...

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