Category Archives: Focus on Fairfax County VA

Relocating To Fort Belvoir? What Will You Find?

Fort Belvoir’s history goes back to the founding of Fairfax County, the settling of Virginia and the beginning of our nation’s history. The 8,656-acre tract along the Potomac River which makes up Fort Belvoir was once part of a land grant from a 17th century English king.  For the next 100 years Fort Belvoir lands […]

8 Tips for Getting Your Northern Virginia Home Sold

If you are selling a home in Northern Virginia there are a few key things you should know. This Infographic below was gathered from surveys by Trulia from the experience of 500 real estate agents. It represents some key things Realtors® think every home owner should know. If you’d like to know more about how […]

The Amazing Home Sales Race-NoVA Edition

In the spring the amazing Northern Virginia home buyer’s race began with a sprint.  Buyer’s couldn’t get in the doors fast enough when a new listing came on the market.  Vying for first place in the bidding war, buyers went back to waiving home inspections and appraisal contingencies to be the first on the mat […]

VA Loans Still Offering Zero Down For Qualified Buyers

Though you can’t buy a house in Springfield VA for $15,500 anymore if you are qualified for a VA loan you can still buy a home for zero percent down. The reasons service members choose Springfield VA in the 1950’s are still the same reasons to buy there now. Springfield offers convenience to DC, the […]

Is Your Home Ready For A 24 x 7 Open House?

Wait did you think when you put your Northern Virginia home on the market that the open house was on Sunday from 1-4PM? No your house is going to be open for buyers to see every day it is active in the Northern Virginia MLS.  Had you thought about what that means when you get […]

Fairfax County 2013 Real Estate Market

Simple equation of supply and demand. As the Fairfax County Inventory rose the prices slipped downward. However the good news is Fairfax County home owners found themselves with an average appreciation of 5.24% over 2012. The sales volume in the county increased 8.67% over 2012. Sellers with realistic price expectation sold their homes for 96.4% […]

Have You Noticed The Quiet Change in the NOVA Market?

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the Northern Virginia real estate market recently you might want to consider taking a look.  We have had a quiet change from what many were calling a “buyer’s market” to one leaning towards favoring sellers.  It isn’t 2004 or 2005 when the local market was the wild […]

Fairfax County Farmers Markets-Summer 2012

It’s an exciting time of the year for those of us who love fresh local produce.  The Fairfax County Farmers Markets and Smart Markets are opening for business.  Farmers markets in Fairfax County run by both organizations use only locally grown or made products.  No resellers are allowed.  You can find fresh eggs, vegetables of […]

Kings Park-Now and Then

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” at least that’s what Alphonse Karr is credited with saying sometimes in the 1800’s. The phrase came to mind when looking at an original ad for the Kings Park neighborhood in Springfield VA recently (click ad to see larger) In comparing the ad to a […]

Northern Virgina Short Sales-What’s The Scoop?

Back in January the Washington Post published an article I wrote entitled “Northern Virginia: Should you make that low ball offer?”  as part of their Where We Live Blog.  This past weekend Ken Harney of the Washington Post said it again in his post about low ball bidders.  Low-ball offers aren’t flying in our market […]