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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

    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

    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

    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

    What to Expect When You Are Selling

    By Michael Elias | March 4, 2016

    We’ve already written about What to Expect When You Are Buying and felt it was time to give sellers an idea about how the process works from their side of the table. There are a lot of factors which go into making the decision on whether it’s the right time for you and that’s definitely another... Read More

    How Much Home for $400K in LoCo, Feb. 2016

    By Michael Elias | February 19, 2016

      Last week we wrote about the lack of listings on the market and as we take a closer at what you can buy for $400,000 today in LoCo it continues to be true. Normally we can expect between 100 and 200 active homes for sale in this price range. As of this morning only... Read More

    Most Expensive Homes Sold in LoCo, 2015

    By Michael Elias | January 12, 2016

    In last year’s most expensive homes post we felt 2015 was going to be a bounce back year for the real estate market… and man were we right. Heather and I have been writing about these dream homes since 2010 and for the first time no home under $3,000,000 made the cut. Let’s take a look at the... 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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