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Hot real estate markets occur in those areas and price points that over a period of time experience low supply and high demand.  In those situations in order to be competitive, it takes strong strategy and negotiating skills. In one such case I was working with a purchaser client who had already ...
05/16/2018
Colvin Mill Run is a Suburban neighborhood to Washington, DC metro area which consists of just under 50 homes in Great Falls, 22066. The homes in this community all have over 5000 sq ft of living area, and sit on spacious lots, typically around 1 acre. The community sits off of Colvin Run Road a ...
05/03/2018
The Hamptons of McLean is a large townhome neighborhood which consists of over 120 homes in McLean, 22101. The community sits just off Old Dominion Dr, just minutes from Downtown McLean and all the great things we have to offer here. The community offers two architectural styles of townhomes, bui...
04/19/2018
Grass Ridge is a large Suburban neighborhood which consists of around 100 homes in McLean, 22101. The community abuts Kent Gardens Park between Westmoreland and Old Dominion, north of Kirby Road. This neighborhood is close to both Downtown McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church, with all the great f...
04/11/2018
The number of real estate transactions in McLean and Great Falls closed out the first quarter 2018 softer than in the same time period in 2017, with 210 transactions vs. 242 the previous year.  In comparison to the 2008 market just one decade ago, the number is up almost 60%.  Allow me to specula...
04/04/2018
There is a cost associated with not taking action, for waiting.  It is the weight of waiting.  In business it is also known as the opportunity cost; that is, the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen.  In this case, the party chooses to do nothing. There ar...
03/29/2018
The first day of spring is March 20th and is known as the spring Equinox. The length of the day and night is nearly equal on the equinoxes as the Sun shines directly on the equator. This year there is a massive snowstorm forecasted to hit the northeast. It is like living in two worlds at once. As...
03/21/2018
Hidden Forest is a small Great Falls community, consisting of just over 30 homes in Great Falls. The cluster sits directly off Georgetown Pike, giving the neighborhood the access that many in Great Falls value so highly. The neighborhood is very nearby Great Falls and River Bend parks, and the fa...
03/14/2018
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There are occasions where a client will talk about a "forever home". When a Seller brings up the topic, it is usually when they have built a home that they thought they were going to stay in for quite some time, but circumstances have changed. When a Buyer brings up the topic, it is usually looki...
03/07/2018
Traditionally the spring market is March through May.  In many markets it can start as early as February, around Ground Hog Day.  Sometimes sales continue to be robust and the peak selling season will stretch into June.   Rush hour for many metropolitan areas is from 7 to 9 am in the morning and ...
02/28/2018
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