Notable Destinations: Angelika Film Center

One of the most innovative theaters in Fairfax is the Angelika Film Center and Cafe. Opened in 2012, it has become a popular location in the Mosaic district. The theater’s architecture has a modern edge. Open spaces with cement floors, glass walls, and chandeliers give this theater a refreshingly current appearance. This is one of the reasons why Angelika is popular; it is distinctly artistic, …

Fairfax Boundary Study and the Housing Market

The Fairfax County School Board is once again looking at the High School boundaries in an effort to alleviate the overcrowding at Fairfax High School.  Fairfax High School is a Fairfax City school. The building is owned by Fairfax City and they hire Fairfax County to administer the school. Because of this, all Fairfax City residents will stay at the City schools. County residents will …

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Buying a House through Skype

The temptation to buy a house sight-unseen through Skype is strong these days for people who live far from where they want to buy a house.  You can save the time and money involved in traveling to see a house before you purchase it.   You can avoid taking wasted trips for houses you don’t want to buy.  And in a market like we have …

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Should I Buy this Flipped House?

You know it when you see it; a house that has been flipped.  A house that was purchased cheaply, completely remodeled and is back on the market.  Of course when you see it, it looks great.  It has nice stainless steel appliances, new cabinets and remodeled bathrooms. How do you tell if it is a good deal? What should you look for when deciding weather …

Unlisted New Homes in Burke

Are you looking to buy a brand new home in the Burke/Fairfax area? Christopher Companies is building 2 developments in Burke that are not listed in the MLS. Burke Lake Crossing has 9 new homes on smaller lots in the mid 700’s and Steamboat Landing has 3 new homes on 1 acre lots in the low 800’s. I have the floor plans of the 3 …

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How’s the Market in Northern Virginia?

“It stinks to be you,” was the  response I got from people at Holiday parties I attended this month.  Everybody knew that the real estate market was down and that I must be having a hard time.  After responding “No, the market is great” a couple of times I realized that people thought I was one of those positive Realtors who liked ads generated by …

NoVA Real Estate Market turns inside out

While the outer counties of Prince William and Loudoun had been leading the way (especially when the tax credits were active), the situation has been totally flipped on it’s head in the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market.  Fairfax and Arlington Counties are now leading the way with PW and Loudoun slowly falling into longer market times (Prince Williams’ August numbers being the notable exception). Fairfax …

Seth Godin on How to Buy a House

Good advice:  on Seth Godin’s blog on how to think about buying a house. 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:No Related Posts

Funny–But True–Video on Buying a Foreclosure Property

Thanks to Kris Berg for this video. 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:No Related Posts