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There are numerous factors that determine whether a location is considered highly walkable.  The first is that there is a central location where people congregate. Typically there are numerous businesses and access to public transportation.  The infrastructure design is pedestrian oriented and pl...
05/01/2019
Shouse Village is a large Vienna suburban neighborhood of over 250 homes just north of Wolf Trap. These homes are primarily Single Family Homes of the Colonial, split levels and rambler architectural styles. They sit on lush lots, usually around 1/3rd of an acre. The neighborhood attends the McLe...
04/25/2019
McLean Hamlet is a Shakespearean-inspired community of over 500 homes in McLean 22102. Streets in the Hamlet have names like Macbeth St and Capulet Ct. Developed in the 1960's, the homes are various styles and sizes with spacious lots. Their best features are their charm, location, and value!This...
04/11/2019
First quarter 2019 went out like a lion on March 31st with breezy weather in Northern Virginia.  The real estate market behaved similarly at the end of the first three months of the new year.  The numbers have been tallied for real estate sales in McLean and Great Falls and indicate down year ove...
04/03/2019
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing in Washington, DC.  Even when there are fits and starts with the arrival of spring weather, the blossoms always arrive!  Tour buses clog the roadways.  People swarm the Tidal Basin to catch a glimpse of the world-famous trees.  These are indic...
03/28/2019
The first day of spring is March 20th and is known as the spring Equinox. On the equinoxes the length of the day and night is nearly equal as the Sun shines directly on the equator. As the daylight becomes longer people begin to feel the hope in the air! The quote “hope springs eternal” comes fro...
03/20/2019
The Morningside Subdivision is a quiet alcove community of just 12 homes between Little River Turnpike, Rt 50, and the Beltway. Built around the turn of the 21st Century, these modern Colonials sit on beautiful private spacious lots and feature impeccably designed floorplans.This community’s home...
03/13/2019
It is commonly thought that when selling a home that everything should be neutral in order to appeal to the broadest market possible.  This includes wall colors, bathroom and kitchen fixtures and cabinetry, and floor coverings.  This offers a blank slate for the buyer’s own taste and personality....
03/06/2019
The lines:  You can’t always get what you want; But if you try sometime you find You get what you need” from this Rolling Stone’s hit song rings true in the buying and selling of real estate as well.  It has been said that a good outcome in negotiations is when both parties feel as though they go...
02/20/2019
You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs, Before You Find Your Handsome Prince!This is the popular moral of the fairy tale The Frog Prince by the Brothers Grimm.   The princess is encouraged to seek out true love, and yet in the process may have to endure some ugliness along the way.  There can be a moral...
02/13/2019
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