Regional Sales Continue to Increase…

The Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market continued to see increases in closed and pending sales in October, with pending contracts at the best levels in a decade.  Median sales prices were comparable to both last year and last month [but showed a decline in the year over 5 year average].  Inventories continue to grow,... Continue Reading →

Home Improvement Projects with the Best Return on Investment

The characteristics that define a good Return on Investment (ROI) for your home meet these four criteria; Low-Maintenance, Good (not necessarily the highest) Quality, Energy-Efficient, and Relatively low cost. The top ROI projects in order, one being the best, are as follows: 1. Replacing Your Front Door 2. New Siding 3. Minor Kitchen Remodel 4.... Continue Reading →

Housing Inventory Snapshot – August 2014

We hope you will find the following snapshot of August's inventory statistics for our local Real Estate market informative. Please let us know if you need our help with anything real estate related.I am optimistic that we will have a strong Fall market based on the Days On Market through August. You will notice that, for... Continue Reading →

According to Wikipedia, "Diestrammena is a cricket genus in the family Rhaphidophoridae. It is native to Asia, including Japan. The United States is currently undergoing a camel cricket census conducted by researchers and citizen scientists at North Carolina State University. Citizen scientists were asked to survey their homes for presence or absence of camel crickets... Continue Reading →

Support Our Troops with Confidence

I was speaking with my father during his visit this past fall and mentioned that I was considering donating my horse to the PATH Intl. Horses for Heroes Therapeutic Riding Program which prompted a discussion about how much of the donated proceeds raised by the several Wounded Warrior type organizations actually go towards helping veterans and their... Continue Reading →

30 Things Every Homeowner Should Know     I don't know about you but I grew up watching Bob Vila on "This Old House". Bob has put together a really good list of helpful tips for homeowners, some more than others. I recommend you take a few minutes to read his suggestions, numbers 12 and... Continue Reading →

Northern Virginia’s Housing Market Shows Confidence

January 2014’s “Active Listings” show a 25% improvement over last year at 2,391 on the market verses 1,909 a year ago, indicating an increase in confidence in the Northern Virginia housing market. Experts suggest that continued increases in sales prices will support the further growth of our region’s realty market.On the other hand, “Existing Home... Continue Reading →

Is USAA’s Movers Advantage Program Really an Advantage?

Use caution when selecting vendors for your next real estate transaction. Mistakes like this can be costly! Update: We were contacted by USAA’s General Counsel regarding the article below. They have requested that Williams Realty amend the language under the section “How It Works”. It is our intent to be accurate, so to that end,... Continue Reading →

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