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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 […]

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Report through January 2009

January saw sellers chances of selling their homes improve steadily.  In the official Northern Virginia area, defined as Arlington, Alexandria, Fairax County, Falls Church City, and Fairfax City the supply of homes on the market declined to under 5 months.  This was due more to an increase in sales than a decline in listings. This […]

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Update

The December 2008 numbers have been released and are in the spreadsheet below.  Please note at the bottom of the spreadsheet, you can click on the various tabs to see the sales statistics for homes in different jurisdictions of Northern Virginia. For the most part sales remained fairly steady from Novemeber to December.  For “Northern […]

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Seaching for a House near a Metro in Northern Virginia

If you are searching for a house near a metro, you’re probably not finding them all.  And it’s not your fault.  It’s the listing agent’s fault. Agents who list houses within walking distance of Metro Stations are NOT including that in their listings.  So when you search for them, you’re not finding them. (You’ve GOT […]

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Real Estate Tax Rates in Northern Virginia

What do various counties and cities charge for property taxes on homes in Northern Virginia? The following figures are per $100 of assessed value in the tax year 2008: Arlington County:  81.8¢ Alexandria City:  84.5¢ Fairfax County:  92¢ Falls Church City:  $1.03 Fairfax City:  79¢ Loudon County: $1.14 Prince William County:  97¢ Most of the […]

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