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Never A Dull Moment In NoVA Real Estate

That may not be entirely true.  The days we spend sending paperwork back and forth to agents, lenders, title companies and clients aren’t exactly a thrill.  However there are days when you are out showing houses where you need to be prepared for just about anything. Yesterday it was an open house where nothing had […]


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 […]


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 […]


Foreclosures Don’t Show Up On The Market Overnight

You’ve been driving around your favorite neighborhood in Springfield VA and see a piece of paper in the window that indicates the house in bank owned.   Unfortunately not every house you see with a sign in the window is available to view and in some cases it could be a long time before it is. […]


A Fun Look Back At Springfield VA

The good thing about parents who didn’t throw anything away is uncovering the original developer brochure from our home in the Yates Village neighborhood.  It’s a good chuckle to read. Springfield The Community Designed for Progress “To reach Yates Village drive out the modern dual lane Shirley Highway” “Just 15 minutes to Washington DC” “There’s […]


Pending Sales Index on the Rise in NOVA?

Really…says who?  Actually it was the  National Association of Realtors® (NAR) pending home sales rose in October 2011.  Yes this is over 6 weeks ago but we are always off by about 30 days with reporting statistics in the MLS and across the nation. According to NAR  “The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator […]


Ahh Could You Tell Me Where Northern Virginia Is?

It seemed like a crazy question and then I laughed. The buyer was headed to Fort Belvoir from Arizona they had checked and they couldn’t find Northern Virginia anywhere on the map. It just wasn’t there. Oh well actually there isn’t a Northern Virginia like there is a North or South Carolina it is just […]


Are You This Nosey At Friends House?

You know what I’m talking about right?  You saw the Open House sign and wandered in.  We chatted for a few minutes and then you set off to tour the the house.  Though I wasn’t right on your tail I was watching you. First you opened up the kitchen cabinets.  Okay that makes sense as […]


NOVA Relocation-A Little Primer To Help

Relocation is always stressful. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve made a move the minute you get the word to pack your bags you need to learn the “language” of a new area. In Northern Virginia part of that new language is deciphering the difference between our cities and our counties. Northern Virginia has […]