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... Continue Reading →

Housing Inventory Snapshot – April 2015

We hope you will find the following snapshot of April’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 last month. They show the trend of changes across several categories from 30 days prior. This can be a good... 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 – January 2015

We hope you will find the following snapshot of January’s inventory statistics for the various regions and property types in our local Real Estate market informative. As compared to the January 2014 report Fairfax County's numbers are down in all categories except Condo/Townhouses over $600K. In that category average and median list prices are up... Continue Reading →

Each Buyer & Market is Unique

Every person has a unique set of circumstances when it comes to buying real estate. In the article I have linked to below, the author poses three very important questions people should explore before deciding to buy a home. Number two borrows a term from statistics “quartile”, if you aren’t familiar with it, put simply... Continue Reading →

U.S. Economic Confidence Index on the Rise

Excerpt from Gallup’s Latest News on the Economy: …In the U.S., Gallup's Economic Confidence Index averaged -8 for the week ending Nov. 9. This is the highest weekly average found since the week ending June 30 of last year, and continues the upward trend in confidence that began in late September. Prior to late September,... 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 →

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