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    2023 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Loudoun

    By Heather Elias | January 23, 2024

    Time for us to do our annual look back on how the luxury real estate market performed in Loudoun over the course of the last year! As home prices have continued to rise, the definition of ‘luxury market’ in Loudoun has adjusted as well. Our average home price rose to $778,048 in 2023, up from... Read More

    Holiday Celebrations and Events Across Loudoun, 2022 Edition

    By Heather Elias | December 5, 2022

    Loudoun County has a ton of events and festivities lined up for the month of December, if you are looking to get out and celebrate the season locally. From parades and festivals to tree lightings and neighborhoods full of festive decorations, Loudoun always goes big for the holidays. Our favorite tradition is popping by to... Read More

    Most Expensive Homes Sold in Loudoun, 2020 Edition

    By Heather Elias | January 14, 2021

    We’ve been following the luxury market in Loudoun on our blog since 2010, writing yearly wrap-ups of the most expensive homes sold. (I even wrote about it for the Washington Post’s real estate column.) As the ‘richest county in the country‘ by household income, you’d think that we’d have a large volume of multi-million dollar... 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

    Hotlist: New Construction Homes in Loudoun

    By Heather Elias | August 17, 2019

    Looking for your next home but really want to buy one that’s brand new? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the 12 most popular new construction listings in Loudoun, followed by a link to ALL new construction listings. Keep in mind that the information on those listings is typically the base price 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 Ashburn

    By Heather Elias | March 28, 2019

    It’s Thursday, and if you are currently shopping for a home you know what that means…hello, listings! With a limited amount of homes for sale right now, Thursday is the day to go on market. Time for the serious buyers to see new listings before open houses and jockeying for showings on the weekend. Personally,... 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

    Most Expensive Homes Sold In LoCo, 2018 edition

    By Heather Elias | January 11, 2019

    In 2011 we started writing a January recap of the most expensive homes sold in Loudoun County during the previous year. While we missed a year in 2017 (too much eggnog, I guess?) we are back on track this year. As in prior years, it takes a sale price nearing a couple of million bucks to... 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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