Broomsticks, Hangers and Dryer Lint – Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

The time has come for you to move and you are getting ready to put your home on the market. What do you need to do to make as many people as possible feel at home in your house? How do you get them to want your house over the others on the market? You know you should put in new flowers and mulch. You …

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What you should know before moving to Fairfax County

1.  Fairfax County is BIG. Our county has a larger population that 8 US States.  Fairfax is estimated to have 1.04 million people, making it the 37th largest county in the US. 2.  Fairfax is rich. I write that knowing many in Fairfax will bristle at the idea.  But, Fairfax has the second highest median household income in the nation at $106,785 right behind neighboring Loudoun County …

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Annandale High School Study Committee Presents Report

On Thursday night I went to hear the Annandale Study Committee present their report to an interested audience of parents. Jennifer McGarey and Emily Slough presented several different options the Committee recommended to Fairfax County School Board to address the overcrowding at Annandale High School. This was only half of the study. Another group of parents addressed the boundary changes at the elementary levels now …

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Reading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary Mind

Admit it, when you are looking at house listings you like to see: Pictures Video School Info Transportation Info Square Footage So good listing agents put this info in their listings.  More buyers look and the houses sell for more.  But do you want to pay more? To save money on your next home, look for listings that: Have no (or few, or poor) pictures …

House Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and Cheapskates

Finding the right house at the right price starts with finding the right homes to tour.  This is a list of searches that I’ve found useful for clients looking for houses in Northern Virginia.  Each of these is not meant to be good for everyone, but I hope you’ll find one that draws the RIGHT houses to your attention from the many houses on the …

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5 Highest Priced Home Sales in Northern Virginia in 2010

Here is a list of the 5 highest priced homes to sell in Northern Virginia in 2010. – 1. $10,200,000 This Chateau is top of the list. The artistry is amazing. 2. $9,000,000 This home has a 5 car garage among its many features. 3. $8,250,000 The former home of President Kennedy, this home boasts 12 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and 9 fireplaces. 4. $6,500,000 This …

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How could School Redistriciting affect Home Values in Southwest Fairfax County?

UPDATED 1/19/11 Just when everyone was thinking that Option D was going to be what the Fairfax County School Board would be considering when voting on boundary changes, LOOK AGAIN! The staff has come forward with yet another recommendation. This is the staff recommendation that will be presented to the Board tomorrow, January 20th. I did not hear about this through Keeping in Touch or …

Oak View Elementary School Houses

Oak View Elementary School is a Fairfax County School on Sideburn Road in Fairfax.  Though it is right across the street from Robinson High School, it feeds both Robinson and Woodson High Schools.  This post provides information on the real estate situation on neighborhoods that feed Oak View.  If you are searching for homes in this area, be sure to check out the proposed boundary …

Ben’s Great Plan for buying a House

Sorry for the poor video at the beginning of this.  The content is excellent, however. Watch Video on YouTube If you found this post interesting or informational, you can subscribe to future posts by RSS or Email. Written by Jeff Royce of Frankly Real Estate, Inc. Fairfax, VA,  703-585-5663 Related Posts:Reading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary MindHouse Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and CheapskatesHow …