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Halloween Spooktaculars Close to Home

Field of Screams

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

Log cabin in Waterford

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...]

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...]

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...]

Summer Baseball and Softball Camps in LoCo

FC Camp photo

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

Log cabin in Waterford

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...]

LoCo High Schools Making the Grade

School hallway

This came through from LCPS and we thought it was worth sharing: All 12 of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) high schools eligible to be ranked nationally by The Washington Post’s Challenge Index received this honor in 2014. (John Champe High School is not yet eligible to be ranked.) The Challenge Index, conceived by Jay Mathews of … [Read more...]

A New Place to Party

Sudden Combat

Last week’s spring break was a staycation for the Elias clan. We watched a few movies, painted a fence, went bowling, and managed to practice a little softball. It also gave us the opportunity to check out Sudden Combat, an “extreme lasertag” and reball facility in Sterling. There have been more than a few team lasertag parties, and our … [Read more...]

Take a Tour of Sterling This Weekend

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Here are all the open houses in Sterling this weekend: … [Read more...]

Slow Rising Tide in LoCo

Dunrobin home

A month ago we wrote about how few listings there were on the market, 660 non new construction homes to be exact. Here we are one month later and we've only climbed to 835 on the multiple listing service. How did we get there? 680 homes have been listed since February 26, with 251 of those currently under contract or already sold. That's … [Read more...]