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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

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Some natural disasters can be forecast -- hurricanes, snow storms and, in some cases, flooding. Other disasters occur without warning, such as tornadoes and the massive 7.9 earthquake in Alaska yesterday. It's a good idea to prepare for an unexpected emergency and every home should maintain a ready, working emergency kit for such a … [Read more...]

How Much Home for $400K, June 2014

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It's not unusual for this segment of the market to be the most active, however 40% more listings than the next closest price range is kind of surprising. If you are searching for a home in the $400,000 ball park, you have 178 of the 1548 total homes currently on the market from which to choose. (As shown in the multiple listing service this … [Read more...]

Market Update: Leesburg, June 2014

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It's the first week of summer and the end of the spring market. Let's take a look at how Leesburg's market fared during our busiest selling season... The chart above shows the total number homes sold by zip code in Leesburg. May marked the third straight month where volume has been down compared to 2013 with 33 fewer homes sold. There were … [Read more...]

LoCo Update: Midyear Luxury Report

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We currently have a beautiful home for sale on Black Gold Place in Beacon Hill. The list price is $849,000 and as we have been updating our clients on the market activity one thing is clear, the pool of buyers seems to have shrunk! So far this year, 54 homes have sold between $800,000 and $999,000. Two key points: They spent between … [Read more...]

Strawberry Fields Don’t Last Forever

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In elementary school our kids all took field trips to Great Country Farms (GCF) in Bluemont. They were able to live the life of a farm hand for a day and it gave them an appreciation for the amount of work it takes to run a farm. Maddie fell in the pond during hers and came home with a t-shirt, pretty nifty on her part even if she did smell … [Read more...]

How Much Home For $300K in LoCo, May 2014

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Last week when we wrote about homes in the $500,000 price range there were 1346 active listings. Here we are a week later and 45 more homes have hit the market. If you are searching in the $300,000 price point, you have 87 of the 1391 homes currently on the market from which to choose. (As shown in the multiple listing service this morning, … [Read more...]

The Best Margarita in LoCo

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Heather and I love a good margarita but it's rare we find a place that makes them close to what we concoct at home. Thanks to our good friend Dr. Chad at Advanced Corrective Chiropractic we've found one of those places... Welcome to Dos Tequilas in Leesburg. Hidden behind Starbucks and next door to Melt Gourmet Cheesburgers, don't let the … [Read more...]

Summer Baseball and Softball Camps in LoCo

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Over the last eleven years I've spent thousands of hours coaching girls softball. Mostly my own daughter's teams, and maybe a friend's child or two along the way. This summer I will have the privilege to relay a little of that knowledge to all of my Fielder's Choice campers. If you are looking for a great way to get your children outside this … [Read more...]

How Much Home For $500K in LoCo, May 2014

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Since we last wrote about this, the number of homes for sale in Ashburn, Sterling, and Leesburg have doubled while the rest of LoCo has stayed constant. If you are searching in the $500,000 price point, you have 84 of the 1346 total homes currently on the market from which to choose. (As shown in the multiple listing service this morning, … [Read more...]

Who’s on Your Team?

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Last week the NFL had it's draft and my Cowboys picked an offensive lineman for the 3rd time in the last 4 years. Johnny Manziel was still on the board and as much as I like Romo, it would have been alright by me if they had taken him. Even stranger was the trade with the Redskins to take another defensive end named Demarcus. What was Snyder … [Read more...]