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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Getting Cheap House E-Mail Alerts on FranklyMLS.com

In my previous video I showed you how to search for under-priced homes using FranklyMLS.com.  I suggest you watch that one first, then come back and watch this one on how to get email alerts for your searches for low-priced homes.  This feature was just added yesterday, and is incredibly useful for finding cheap homes as soon as the come on the market and before …

Northern Virginia Market Update

The Northern Virginia Real Estate market continued to be strong in July. This was the best July in several years, both in terms of units sold and percentage of units sold. There were 2056 in Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County) in July. Typically sales fall off substantially this time of the year, but the market showed no signs of …

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Northern Virginia Market Update

The Northern Virginia Real Estate market again sustained its recent strength in June with 20.14% of the available inventory going under contract. This is the third straight month that we have sold more than 20% of the inventory. This surprised me because the market typically sells fewer homes in June than in April or May. Last month was our best June in several years. Below …

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 …

Living along the W&OD Trail

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail is a bike trail that goes from Arlington through the middle of Fairfax County and out to Purcellville in Loudon County for a total distance of 44.82 miles. In The Washington Post is a great article with all kinds of stories that have happened along the trail. They also created a video interview with Paul McCray, much of whose …