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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 ...
01/18/2017
“The house is gone!” my husband exclaimed as we were riding bikes around Salona Village neighborhood in McLean recently.  Home builders whose specialty is upper bracket “in-fill” construction have identified Salona Village as one of the top choices for  new home buyers that want to live in McLean...
01/11/2017
 The year 2016 is going to go down in the history books as the best real estate market for sales in McLean and Great Falls in a decade. The number of transactions was up 10% year over year, rising to 1,081.  That is the first time ever over the 1k mark. Furthermore, compared to the 2006 market, i...
01/04/2017
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 be...
12/28/2016
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is a holiday musical classic recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943.  The words of the song tell the story of a WWII overseas soldier writing a letter to his family.  He requests that his family prepare for his homecoming by including his favorites in the Christmas celebrati...
12/21/2016
DEAR EDITOR:  I am a Seller of a home in Northern Virginia.  Some of my friends say that this is not a good market to sell real estate.  Others say, “If you see it in the HBC Group-Keller Williams articles, you can believe it.”  Please tell me the truth; is this a good time to be in the market?Ye...
12/14/2016
It is a tradition in our family every year during the holiday season to watch the Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In fact I’ve seen it so many times that I can quote word-for-word many of the scenes. Perhaps it is because of all the real estate lessons contained within!The heart of w...
12/08/2016
“The Holiday” is a movie about two ladies who are both coming out of bad relationships and decide to “home swap” as a means of getting away.   One is a society column editor from London and the other is a movie producer from LA.  The homes are stereotypical for the locale.  The London home is act...
11/30/2016
Thanksgiving is a holiday special to America, although other countries too have adopted the concept of a day of gratitude. In a desire to live a more purposeful live, I am taking the time to pause and express thanks!First, I thank all of the clients and customers over the year that we have been g...
11/23/2016
The movie “The Blind Side” that stars Sandra Bullock is based on the extraordinary true story chronicled in the New York Times bestseller book with the same title by Michael Lewis. The tale is about football, yet as a real estate agent there are parallels to the buying and selling of real estate....
11/19/2016
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