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Hydroponic vegetables

About nine years ago Heather began having migraines on a regular basis. After a few doctors appointments and some research on our own, we realized many were being caused by chemicals in our food. If you actually read what is on the label of stuff you buy in the grocery store you might never eat! Now we didn't go all doomsday prepper and start … [Read more...]

How Much Home for $300K in LoCo Today?

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  Last week when we wrote about homes in the $400,000 price range there were 1500 active listings. Here we are a week later and only 2 more homes are on the market, maybe the weather is slowing things down. If you are searching in the $300,000 price point, you have 59 of the 1502 homes currently on the market from which to choose. (As shown … [Read more...]

2013 Year in Review: Potomac Lakes

Sterling townhomes

  Located in Sterling between Route 7 and the Algonkian Regional Park, Potomac Lakes is a community of single family homes and townhomes built between 1989 and 2002.  We know this area well having spent countless weekends on the softball fields at Potomac Lakes Sportsplex. Let's take a look at last year's real estate market … [Read more...]

Look Back: Sterling Market in 2013

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Home to the Dulles Towne Center and Trump National Golf Club, Sterling is one of the oldest towns in LoCo. Many of our friends grew up in Sterling Park, although most say it has changed quite a bit in the last 30 years. Let's take a look at how the real estate market here fared in 2013... The graph above details the 1271 sales of existing … [Read more...]

How Much Home for $400k in LoCo Today?

South Riding townhomes

Guess the cold weather isn't slowing the market down, last week when I wrote about homes in the $750,000 price range there were only 676 on the market! If you are searching in the $400,000 price point, you have 56 of the 1500 total homes currently on the market from which to choose. (As shown in the multiple listing service this morning, … [Read more...]

To Close or Not to Close…

Woodgrove High School

I know our parents walked to school uphill both ways through two feet of snow, heck I've even shared some of those stories with my kids when they complain about going to school on a questionable day. Last week we had two such days, and either way one side of the county was going to be upset. I want to share what we saw and try to help us all … [Read more...]

Look Back: LoCo Market in 2013

Farm outside of Waterford

2013 was the year of the seller in LoCo as every statistical measure of value increased. A couple of my buyers experienced this first hand with multiple offer situations, but we were still able to find them a home. Probably the most shocking stat was a 21% increase in total sales volume to almost $2.9 billion! That's enough to buy the … [Read more...]

Tis the Season for Sweetz Bakery

Sweetz cupcakes

Last week I stopped by Sweetz Bakery in Leesburg for the first time. In addition to yummy cupcakes, cookies, and other delicious pastries, customers can grab a soup and panini of the day. I had the Thai Chicken Noodle soup and a perfect chocolate chip cookie, just what the doctor ordered to fight off this cold. On Fridays, adult cupcakes are … [Read more...]

Sterling Bucks the Trend in LoCo

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Earlier this week we wrote about the summer real estate markets in Ashburn and Leesburg. Today, we'll take a glance at how things are moving in Sterling, one of the more established towns in LoCo. Over the last two months 108 single family homes have changed hands, only two more than the same time last summer. For a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath … [Read more...]

Time for Some Fireworks (not talkin’ about the Pizza)

Colorful fireworks over a night sky - EXTRA LARGE

  I know it's a few days early, but some areas of LoCo are starting fireworks this weekend. Here's a list of everything going on over the next week:Saturday, June 29 Brambleton – Brambleton Plaza at 9:30 p.m. with a rain date of June 30 Sterling Park Golf, Swim & Tennis Club at 9:30 p.m. with a rain date of June … [Read more...]