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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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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 …

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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 …

The Future of Tysons Corner (& Fairfax County)

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan developed by the Tysons Land Use task force for the future development of Tysons Corner.  The plan is a vision of what Tysons Corner can become over the next 40 years.  A centerpiece of the plan is dividing Tysons into 8 distinct districts or neighborhoods that will make up the “city” of Tysons Corner.  The …

Reaction to Fairfax County Foreclosure Plan

I posted yesterday about Fairfax County’s plan to buy and help others buy foreclosures in the county. NBC 4 did the following report on the issue, which includes the viewpoint of those against the plan on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Click the link below to watch it. NBC 4 Video on Fairfax County Foreclosure Plan Related Posts:What you should know before moving to …

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Fairfax County is buying foreclosed homes, and may help you buy one too.

Fairfax County passed legislation today that will help the real estate market deal with the many foreclosures in the county.  The county is purchasing 10 foreclosed homes outright and helping middle income people, with incomes up to about $75,000 purchase foreclosed homes also. The 10 properties the county is planning to purchase will be chosen by the impact the purchase will have on neighborhoods in …