Sales Statistics

This is my first post on this blog related to sales statistics for houses in Fairfax City.  I intend to give an update around the 10th day of each month on the sales from the previous month.  I will always include the data for months going back about two years for comparison sake.  It is hard to tell if a month was good or bad …

City of Fairfax Helps Owners Improve Homes

The Washington Post reported this morning on programs Fairfax City has to assists homeowners in making renovations to their homes:  Fairfax Makes It Pay to Stay.  The programs Fairfax City uses to encourage owners to improve their homes are unique and extremely beneficial to residents of the city.  The City uses several different incentives as part of the Neighborhood Renaissance Program including 0% interest loans …

Open Houses in Fairfax City this Weekend

There are nine open houses listed in the MLS for Fairfax City this weekend.  You can see them all by clicking here.  You can also perform your own search for open houses here. Open houses are great for getting the “lay of the land.”  I highly recommend that you use a buyer’s agent when you get serious about buying a home.  I wrote an article …

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Neighborhood Profile: Warren Woods (City of Fairfax, Virginia)

The Warren Woods neighborhood is in the Southwest corner of Fairfax City.  It is sandwiched between Joyce Heights and Westmore in the city, and Fairfax Villa, which is a neighborhood in Fairfax County.  It is made up of 153 homes that were built in the mid 1950s.  They are principally brick and block construction with a touch of siding on some of the models.  The …

Open Houses in Fairfax City this Weekend

There are five (publicly listed) open houses in Fairfax City this Weekend.  You can see them all by clicking here.  You can also go here to do a search for open houses around Northern Virginia. As I look this afternoon, there are 139 homes for sale in Fairfax City.  You can see a list of them here in order of price.  Happy hunting to all the …

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Neighborhood Profile: Old Lee Hills (City of Fairfax, Virginia)

Old Lee Hills is a neighborhood in the middle of Fairfax City. It is made up of several subdivisions including: Old Post Estates, Heritage Manor, Greenway Hills, Fairmont Estates, Amans Fairmont Estates, and a couple of other very small subdivisions. Old Lee Hills is made up of 255 detached homes generally built in the 50s and 60s. Lots in Old Lee Hills are around 1/4 …

Sherwood Family Gives $5 million for Community Center at Van Dyck Park

The City of Fairfax and The Sherwood Family finalized an agreement that will use a $5 million donation for a community center at Van Dyck Park.  Plans are for the center to open in 2010 and to be used for cultural activities, a teen center, a senior center, and arts related activities.  The location was chosen because of its central location in Fairfax City. You …

City of Fairfax Police Collecting Gifts for Kids in Fairfax Hospital

From the City of Fairfax Police: The City of Fairfax Police Department will be participating in the annual Santa’s Ride on Wednesday, December 12, at 11 a.m. Motor officers from the City Police Department will join officers from other Northern Virginia law enforcement agencies in a convoy to pick up donated gifts from collection boxes throughout the City.   Suggested donations are new unwrapped toys, …