Happy Birthday, LoCoMusings!
15 Years of LoCo Stories Fifteen years ago today, LoCoMusings.com was ‘born’ as a modest little corner of the internet to share my thoughts about life and real estate in Loudoun County. Long before agents were able to use social media to reach their clients, before Zillow’s home search and Zestimates were mainstream, I was... Read More
Holiday Celebrations and Events Across Loudoun, 2022 Edition
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
Looking for Coming Soon Homes?
Coming soon homes in Loudoun now display on our site! Read More
Most Expensive Homes Sold in Loudoun, 2020 Edition
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
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
Most Expensive Homes Sold in Loudoun, Decade Edition
Time for a decade-spanning look back at the luxury home market in Loudoun County! We’ve been formally tracking the luxury market in Loudoun 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, you’d think... Read More
Hotlist: New Construction Homes in Loudoun
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
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: “How can we do this so that I don’t have to move twice? Is there any way to make it work so that we can sell and buy... Read More
Worth the Wait: a LoCo HappyDance
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
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
Hotlist: 12 Newest Listings in Ashburn
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.
“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