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LoCo Luxury Homes…Still Selling

Loudoun Luxury Homes

  Back in January, I wrote a post about the luxury market in Loudoun, the $1 million-plus homes, that also ran in the Washington Post's real estate blog. At the time, I pointed out that the luxury market seemed to be rebounding, with the overall number of million dollar homes sold rising from 50 homes sold in 2010 to 62 in 2011. When I … [Read more...]

LoCo Market Update: Blue Skies and Sunny

Blue ridge, blue skies

I wouldn't go so far as to call the local real estate market loco...but it has been a completely different experience than 2011. Based on the May numbers released by MRIS, the multiple listing service that Realtors use here, our Loudoun sold dollar volume for May 2012 was $222,570,219, up 30.71% from May 2011.  At the same time, overall days … [Read more...]

What I Love About Western LoCo

Western Loudoun

Because this little corner of the web has much to offer in the way of Loudoun photographs and thoughts on living here, I often hear from folks who are considering a move. Last week, I spoke with a couple that are thinking about Purcellville and western LoCo for their next abode; they would be moving from Maryland. With a free Saturday to come … [Read more...]

Tavistock Farms Market Report, June

Tavistock Farms entrance

If you are a homeowner in Tavistock Farms in Leesburg, you may be receiving my mailed market updates directly at your home. If not, though, don't fear...here's the latest update on the real estate market within your neighborhood. The stats since March 1, 2012: Three single family homes have sold, average days on market 73, average sold … [Read more...]

How about South Riding?

Ivory Lane

If you are looking for a new home in South Riding, or know anyone who is, I just listed a single family home on Ivory Lane for $630,000.  Interested folks are welcome to visit: 25259IvoryLane.com (It's the property website/ online brochure I created; I do that for all of my listings.) Thinking about listing your own home? Click here to get a … [Read more...]

LoCo Photo: Last Day of School

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Happy summer!! Cheers, Heather … [Read more...]

Pin All the Things?

Pin all the things?

Raise your hand if you are a Pinterest addict...I'm not, but I find it intriguing. For the uninitiated, Pinterest is a social sharing site that allows you to 'pin' images to your own virtual bulletin boards, and share with your friends.  Board topics range from recipes to fashion, to interior design, and motivational quotes. And everything in … [Read more...]

LoCo Market Peek: What’s Going On?

LoCoMarketStats

So it's definitely selling and buying season in Loudoun County. Figured it might be helpful for you to take a look at some of the statistics and trend lines. Below are three clickable charts that show you how the single family home market is behaving in Sterling, Ashburn, and Leesburg.  Overall, median price is up, and days on market is … [Read more...]

How Much House for $500k in LoCo Today?

Kincaid Forest homes

Visited any open houses lately? Wondering what's out there in Loudoun right now? If your target budget falls around $500,000, you have exactly 58 homes to choose from in ALL of LoCo right now. (As of this morning, counting all non-new construction homes active in the multiple listing service.) There have been a ton of active buyers in that … [Read more...]

On Protecting Homeownership…

Heather at the Realtor Rally

So it's been quiet here at LoCoMusings for the last week or so.  Trust me, I haven't been sitting around eating bonbons and painting my toenails (although a vacation would be nice).  My dance card has been full with contract negotiations, listing appointments...and the Realtor Rally. Every year, the National Association of Realtors (NAR, the … [Read more...]