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    Looking for Coming Soon Homes?

    By Heather Elias | March 22, 2022

    Coming soon homes in Loudoun now display on our site! Read More

    Starting 2021 With a Seller’s Market in Loudoun

    By Heather Elias | January 5, 2021

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware that it’s a seller’s market in Northern Virginia right now. I’ve been a Realtor since 2004 and these are easily the lowest inventory levels I can remember seeing. Every morning, I log into our multiple listing service to take a look at new listings,... Read More

    How is Covid-19 Affecting Real Estate in Loudoun?

    By Heather Elias | March 26, 2020

    Updated 3/31/20: With the new stay at home order for Virginia, we are now ONLY utilize virtual showings. Please reach out with any questions; we will continue to monitor the market and bring you updates on how these changes are affecting home sales. Typically when March rolls into April, we are busy prepping homes for... Read More

    How to Sell Your Home and Buy Another Without Losing Your Mind

    By Heather Elias | July 15, 2019

    Worried about how to sell and buy at the same time? It’s okay: I get this question from just about every client who is thinking about selling. Keep in mind that we operate in Loudoun County, so this information is specific to our area. If you live in another state, you’ll want to check in... Read More

    Worth the Wait: a LoCo HappyDance

    By Heather Elias | July 11, 2019

    We are doing a bit of a happy dance here at LoCoMusings World Headquarters…because this is a moment we’ve been waiting for. You are now able to see SOLD listing information on our site! For years, our multiple listing service didn’t give us the option to be able to include that data on our website.... Read More

    Hotlist: 12 Newest Listings in Leesburg

    By Heather Elias | May 3, 2019

    Another week, and another crop of new listings! And this week, we are looking squarely at Leesburg. Inventory remains tight: there are only 201 non-new construction homes on the market at the moment, across all price points. Honestly, there are only 43 homes priced at or under $500,000 right now, so it’s not surprising that... Read More

    How to Rent a Home in Loudoun in 7 Easy Steps

    By Heather Elias | April 29, 2019

    We understand that if you are looking for the next place you’ll live, buying that home might not be your plan right now. No matter your reasons, sometimes renting is your best option. Guess what: you don’t have do all the work yourself! You can have a Realtor help you find your rental home- which... Read More

    Falling in Love With an Historic Home?

    By Heather Elias | April 25, 2019

    I have a confession to make. I have a soft spot for historic homes, probably because I grew up in one. There’s something about living in a space that has a story, wondering what the walls would say if they could talk. As a kid, I wondered if there were ghosts hanging around our 1900s... Read More

    Virtual Staging? Absolutely Works.

    By Heather Elias | February 18, 2019

    “Is it better to show our home empty, or with our furniture in it?” That question inevitably comes up in most of our pre-listing conversations with our seller clients. And it’s a fair one: would a buyer more easily be able to envision living there if the space was empty or if the home still... Read More

    Commuting from Loudoun to DC

    By Heather Elias | January 22, 2019

    How can I commute from my Loudoun home to work in DC? Working with so many clients relocating to  Loudoun over the years, I have had plenty of opportunity to see firsthand how much of a role commuting distance plays in the home buying decision. With so many Loudoun residents commuting to Herndon, Reston, Tysons/McLean,... Read More

    How Does Staging Help a Home Sale?

    By Michael Elias | October 11, 2017

    One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life is timing is everything. If I hadn’t decided a month before graduating from high school to ask the smartest, best looking girl I knew if she would meet me after English class would we have still found each other and made this wonderful life together? You might be... Read More

    Time for a Holiday House?

    By Heather Elias | November 15, 2016

    We’re rolling into the middle of November, so if you are looking to be in new digs before the holidays, now is the time to get under contract. Yes, a good lender can get you into your home in a 30-40 day window of time…but that’s a post for another day! Obviously this is a quieter... Read More

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Michael and Heather Elias are full time real estate professionals and licensed REALTORS at Century 21 Redwood Realty. They sincerely hope you enjoy reading this blog, and would love the opportunity to work with you.



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