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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’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 …

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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 …

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 …

Fairfax Station Real Estate

Fairfax Station is both a subdivision in Fairfax County and a “postal address” in Fairfax County.  The postal address is a fairly large area wedged between Clifton on the west, Lorton in the south, Burke on the east, and Fairfax on the North.  This report is on the subdivision called Fairfax Station, which is a collection of about 540 detached homes that sits right at …