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Real Estate Agent - Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams
September is the traditional “back to school” month across the United States.  Public school begins the fall semester the week before Labor Day in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia where the HBC Group agents predominantly sells homes.   Turns out that September is a great month to sell real est...
The Cedar Cluster Townhomes are a group of 6 townhomes tucked into their own private little enclave in the heart of Downtown McLean. These luxury townhomes with elevators, built in 1985, have 4 beds and 4.5 baths, all with around 3000 sqft. Surprisingly private even though located adjacent to Cha...
The Village at West Falls Church Metro is a condo community of 117 units minutes from the West Falls Church Metro Station on the Orange Line. These condos differ from your typical condo in that they’re primarily two bedroom, two or two and a half bathroom units that more resemble townhomes than a...
Waverly Hills is an area within Arlington, VA consisting of over 400 single family homes, many of which were built in the 30s and 40s. The key features of this neighborhood are the recently renovated Woodstock Park, the nearby Lee Heights shops, and it’s amazing location. You’re minutes from Ball...
Lynwood is a subdivision of just over 50 homes in McLean, VA near the intersection of Dolley Madison and Georgetown Pike. These colonials, built in the late 70s and early 80s, are located a bit off 123 in McLean and sit on comfortable, roughly third-acre lots. These homes are in HIGH demand, even...
The Silver Line of the Washington DC metro is the silver lining of the Tysons area.  It will cover 23 miles and has four Metrorail stations in the Tysons area alone.  The first phase opened in July 2014 and has changed the landscape of the region.  The Tysons Partnership was formed to build commu...
Real Estate Market UpdateFirst Half 2019 vs.First Half 2018 and 2009 Comparison McLean and Great Falls Flat is the best description of the real estate market performance for the first half of 2019.  Truly I am surprised as there were signs and indicators of more robust activity.  The numbers spea...
Interior or Exterior Motivations It is helpful to understand the source of the motivation for Buyers and Sellers of real estate.   Essentially the urgency is from inside their personal life or situation or the drive to move has an external catalyst.  In order to best be able to help a client, it ...
The objective of almost every Seller I have met wants to sell for the highest price possible and doesn’t want to leave any money on the table.  On the other side, the Purchaser wants to pay the lowest price possible for real estate and, for certain never more than the current market will bear.  T...
The fastest-growing segment of city parks is dog parks, according to the non-profit Trust for Public Land.  A century ago the demand for parks was for playgrounds for children. There has been a demographic shift of more households with dogs (43 million) than with kids (38 million), thus the incre...

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