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2010 

The Real Deal reported that the "rate of serious delinquencies on single-family homes, those that are 90 days or more behind, increased more than 2 percent between December 2008 and December 2009, up to 3.87 percent from 1.72 percent."  Fannie Mae last week also "reported a serious delinquency ra...
01/31/2010
As I covered earlier this week, Fairfax County planners released a revised 40-year plan for the Tysons Corner area.  A key ingredient of the plan is the Metro, which is scheduled to be completed by 2013, and attempts to create pedestrian walking areas, etc. The Fairfax Times, while covering the r...
01/29/2010
As the construction continues in full force in Tysons Corner, road shut downs and detours are now a common phenomenon.  According to the Washington Post's "Dr. Gridlock", the "exit ramp from the Beltway's outer loop to southbound Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) will close from midnight to 5 a.m. Sa...
01/28/2010
According news released yesterday by the the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), "U.S. house prices rose 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from October to November."  In addition, for "the 12 months ending in November, U.S. house prices rose 0.5 percent. The U.S. index is 10.3 percent...
01/27/2010
The 2010 Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC), which will be held at Tyson's Ritz Carleton from February 24-25, just announced it has landed a big name for its keynote.  Jimmy Wales, one of the co-founders of Wikipedia, will address the 4th Annual SEVC.  According to an SEVC press release, "Wales ...
01/26/2010
Looks like Kaiser Permanente is continuing the trend of well known corporations moving to the Tysons Corner area.  According to the Washington Business Journal, relying on several real estate sources, Kaiser is expected to close tomorrow on the 235,000 square-foot Russell Building located at 8008...
01/25/2010
Bary Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, made headlines yesterday by proposing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be "abolished,"  according to the Associated Press.   He wants to see the companies replaced by "a new system for providing money for home loans." He doesn't want ...
01/23/2010
  According to today's Washington Post, Fairfax County has finally released their revised blueprint for how Tysons Corner will be redeveloped over the next 40 years.  The plan "seeks to transform the suburban office park into Fairfax's own urban downtown rivaling Arlington County's Rosslyn-Balls...
01/22/2010
McLean, VA based Hilton Worldwide has a sweet offer for soon-to-be brides.  According to an announcement by the company, starting this week, they are running a contest where "brides-to-be are invited to participate in Hilton Worldwide’s “I Do Times Two” essay contest and share why their BFF (best...
01/21/2010
Like townhouse sales in 2009, the median days on the market for condos in McLean last year was the shortest than any of the previous years going back to 2006.  Condos stayed on the market a median 26 days in 2009, nearly 2/3rds less than in 2008 when it took a median 66 days.  The 2009 median day...
01/20/2010
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