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LoCo Real Estate Year in Review for 2014

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After a strong 2013 which saw sales rise 21% most of us in the real estate industry were expecting a banner year for 2014. It didn't quite turn out that way, however a strong fourth quarter has us optimistic for a better 2015. Let's take a look... Our first chart shows a month by month breakdown of the actual number of homes sold last … [Read more...]

Most Expensive Homes Sold in LoCo, 2014

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This is one of my favorite posts to write and always one of our most popular. Only the top seller this year would have cracked 2013's top 5 but all signs point to a bounce back for the 2015 real estate market. Let's get to it, here are the top 5 most expensive homes sold in LoCo for 2014: 40182 Monroe Valley Place, Aldie: $2,400,000 The … [Read more...]

Tuscarora Football Has Something Special

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I'm a firm believer that youth sports are about a lot more than what happens on the field or the court. They are a great way to teach our kids lessons which can last their entire lives. Things like working hard, learning to lead, and being accountable for your actions. Sure there are other ways to get these concepts across to your children, … [Read more...]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Trot!

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In the land of overachievers that is LoCo, there is no way fitness takes a backseat. No matter how hot or cold it gets we see runners, walkers, and cyclists on the streets. Even though we aren't a family of runners it's hard not to notice the number of Turkey Trots in our area. Around the holidays we all try to find a way to help those in need … [Read more...]

Commuting from LoCo to DC?

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Working with so many clients relocating to Loudoun over the years, I had plenty of opportunity to see firsthand how much of a role commuting distance played in the homebuying decision. With so many residents of Loudoun commuting to Herndon, Reston, Tysons/McLean, and into DC itself, the amount of time spent trying to get from place to place is … [Read more...]

LoCo Market Update: Whatcha Waiting For?

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Don't be distracted by the gnarly old tree, this is a picture of a fence. They are uncomfortable to sit on and people tend to be on one side or the other. It sure seems like this is where all the buyers are right now and it's kinda tough to understand. Let's take a look... Inventory isn't an issue. Earlier this year during the peak selling … [Read more...]

Halloween Spooktaculars Close to Home

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That picture is a few of the girls on the softball team I coach (including Natalie) as they were leaving the Field of Screams. After our tournament in Olney, MD we took a team field trip through the Paintball Apocalypse and the Trail of Terror and had a blast. It's not for the faint of heart, but all the girls who were brave enough to try made … [Read more...]

How Much Home for $500K in LoCo, Sept 2014

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It's been a while since we wrote about what you can get for your money in LoCo so let's take a look. On May 21st there were 1346 total homes on the market with 84 in the $500,000 price range. Today, if you are searching in the $500,000 price point, you have 119 of the 1706 total homes currently on the market from which to choose. (As shown in … [Read more...]

Stealing Black Gold

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We are really excited about the new technology we've been able to use for our listing at 40748 Black Gold Place in Beacon Hill. Click on the picture above to take the 3-D interactive tour which literally allows you to walk through the house. Let us know what you think, we're convinced it will become the standard for future listings. We're … [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...]