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LoCo Market Update: Whatcha Waiting For?

Fence

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...]

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 $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...]

A Day in the Life: Circa 1880

Natlie & Mrs. Houtz

LoCo is filled with history and each year 4th graders get an opportunity to live a little of it. This past Monday I had the chance to chaperon Mrs. Houtz's class on their annual field trip to the Second Street School in Waterford. Here's a glimpse of what we learned... The Second Street School was founded by Waterford's Quaker meeting group … [Read more...]

Take a Tour of Western LoCo This Weekend

Western Loudoun

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

Cutting Down the Nets

Tiger Champ!

Last week we wrapped up our Western Loudoun Basketball League season with the playoffs. Maddie's 5th grade Tigers team was able to win Coach Castellano his first championship in an exciting 21-18 win over the Cardinals (the first basketball trophy in our house). My 4th grade Commodores weren't so lucky. We fell 13-11 in the first round of the … [Read more...]

Ever Heard of a CSA?

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...]

Luxury Home Outlook for 2014

Dunrobin home

We started the year off with one of our favorite posts, 2013's Most Expensive Homes Sold in LoCo. Over the last few weeks we've reviewed the 2013 real estate market for most of our towns and many neighborhoods. Let's take a look at last year's luxury market and see what that may bring for 2014... The number of homes selling with a $1,000,000 … [Read more...]

How Much Home for $750k in LoCo Today?

Stoneleigh Home

Sitting here on another sub zero day, our second extended break with the kids off school, and one of the fun things we like to do is dream about what might be the "next" house. Here's a little taste of the top end of the market, hope you enjoy. If you are searching in the $750,000 price point, you have 29 of the 676 total homes currently on … [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...]