My recommendations for the Best Pick Your Owns, Fall and Halloween Events for the Whole Family

The leaves are a changing, football is well underway and pumpkin and apple picking is everywhere. It is Fall again in Northern Virginia.

I have scoured the local news to find the best listings of Pick your Own Farms and Halloween Events for the kiddies. But I wanted to add my own picks.

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My personal recommendation is Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia out in Loudoun County. It might be a drive for some but I would argue well worth it. There are enough activities to please all ages and tire out the little ones. (not to mention Pumpkin Chunkin) We also get a chance to go out to actual fields where the apples are grown and pick them off the tree.

Then I proceed to can the apples for apple sauce.

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(Psst: There’s are two breweries and a vineyard nearby as well #vawine #vabeer)

Dirt Farm Brewing

Bear Chase Brewing

Bluemont Vineyard

Also the best part is that Great Country Farms is also open for business in the Spring and Summer as well a real gem.

Want something a little further in and get the sillies out of the kids? The Reston Farm Market off the corner of Barron Cameron and Route 7 is a great choice for bounce houses and buying a couple pumpkins if you live nearby.  There is a great BBQ Food Truck on site. Our kids like it so much we just bought season passes.

Have a blast out there everyone.

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Loudoun County Taxpayers will be on the hook for the estimated $22.9mm per year contribution to Metro

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A few years after ignoring the input from experts and concerned citizens who tried to prevent this project from getting a foothold in Loudoun’s operating budget, the first concrete signs have emerged making it clear that Loudoun’s annual commitment has just begun to rise.

Read the entire article on LoudounNow.com

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Housing Inventory Snapshot – April 2016

We hope you will find the following snapshot of April’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types/values in our Northern Virginia Real Estate market informative.

This snapshot features new data points that we introduced last year. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good way to lend some perspective to the numbers, bearing in mind that the natural life-cycle of the seasonal markets influence statistics heavily causing some months to be inherently more active than others as we have discussed previously.

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HOUSING INVENTORY SNAPSHOT – OCTOBER 2015

We hope you will find the following snapshot of October’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types/values in our Northern Virginia Real Estate market informative.

This snapshot features new data points that we introduced earlier this year. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good way to lend some perspective to the numbers, bearing in mind that the natural life-cycle of the seasonal markets influence statistics heavily causing some months to be inherently more active than others as we discussed last month.

This month the 30 Days Trend column for the Average List Price could raise a few eyebrows. October will usually have a strong showing when compared to August and November, and in all regions other than Arlington, the table appears to be set for that to play out. Showing insignificant reductions or increases across all price ranges and property types in all regions except Arlington where all price ranges and property types showed a reduction in average list price.

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Housing Inventory Snapshot for October 2015

HOUSING INVENTORY SNAPSHOT – AUGUST 2015

We hope you will find the following snapshot of August’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types/values in our Northern Virginia Real Estate market informative.

This snapshot features new data points that we introduced a few of months ago. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good way to lend some perspective to the numbers, bearing in mind that the natural life-cycle of the seasonal markets influence statistics heavily causing some months to be inherently more active than others as we discussed last month.

Again this month the 30 Days Trend column for the Average DOM (Days On Market) active/sold is a good illustration of how August will usually behave, with the number of days on marketing growing and average prices dropping,

Please let us know if you need our help with anything real estate related.

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Housing Inventory Snapshot, August 2015

Housing Inventory Snapshot – June 2015

We hope you will find the following snapshot of June’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types/values in our Northern Virginia Real Estate market informative.

This snapshot features new data points that we introduced a couple of months ago. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good way to lend some perspective to the numbers, bearing in mind that the natural life-cycle of the seasonal markets influence statistics heavily causing some months to be inherently more active than others as we discussed last month.

Again this month the 30 Days Trend column for the Average DOM (Days On Market) active/sold is a good illustration of how June will usually behave, with properties moving faster than in May, this is especially true in Loudoun County this June and less so in some other areas, and in most categories the number of listings was up in June. Fairfax County continues to have some areas and categories experiencing what we would describe as a market slow down that is evident in the numbers. I am hopeful that the slow Spring will result in a steady summer market, with the threat of rising interest rates keeping prospective buyers engaged.

Please let us know if you need our help with anything real estate related.

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Housing Inventory Snapshot, June 2015

HOUSING INVENTORY SNAPSHOT – May 2015

We hope you will find the following snapshot of May’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types/values in our local Real Estate market informative.

This snapshot features new data points that we introduced a couple of months ago. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good way to lend some perspective to the numbers, bearing in mind that the Spring market has a natural life-cycle so some months are inherently more active than others as we discussed last month.

Again this month the 30 Days Trend column for the Average DOM (Days On Market) active/sold is a good illustration of how May will usually behave, with properties moving faster than in April and in most categories the number of listings was up in May. Fairfax County has had some areas experiencing what we would describe as a slow down in the Spring Market. This may be visible in the numbers, the 30 Days Trend for DOM shows that in Fairfax county the number of days on market for sold listings is dropping much less than its neighbor Arlington County. While Arlington showed a combined total across all categories of 52 less DOM for sold properties from 30 days prior, Fairfax only showed 37. Especially curious when compared to the same numbers from the April report, where Fairfax had a drop of 48 DOM to Arlington’s net increase of 7.

Please let us know if you need our help with anything real estate related.

Housing Inventory Snapshot, May 2015
Housing Inventory Snapshot, May 2015