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Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Report (New & Improved!)

Below is a spreadsheet of the latest statistics for the Real Estate Market in Northern Virginia.  A lot has changed (hopefully improved!) this month so take a close look at the spreadsheet.  A few of the changes: Different Jurisdictions are on separate tabs of the same spreadsheet.  As always I have stats for Northern Virginia (Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church City, Fairfax City, and Fairfax County) …

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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 …

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Frankly, It’s Time for a Change

I’ve decided to join Frankly Real Estate.  Let me tell you why: 1. Frankly Real Estate, Inc. is on the cutting edge of technology. In fact, I had started sending some of my clients to the FranklyMLS web site to search for homes long before I considered switching companies.  I think it is simply the best site out there for locating a home because it includes …

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Mr. Smith buys a house

I had a short talk yesterday with Lucas Smith, who recently bought a short sale in Centreville, Virginia about why he decided to buy a house at this time: Related Posts:Buyer Agent FAQReading Real Estate Listings with a Contrary MindHouse Searches for Walkers, Bikers, Boaters and Cheapskates

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Can you Win in this Real Estate Market?

As I write this the whole world is going through an economic crisis.  Congress just passed a bill to “bail-out” Wall Street.  Stock markets all over the world have tumbled, and some have closed their markets to avoid further losses.  The main issue in the presidential debate has become the economy.  Voters want to know which candidate can get us out of “this mess we’re …

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Interview on Web 2.0 Connections

I was interviewed along with Bob Carney of Long & Foster for the Solutions are Power Blog of Network Solutions this week.  They wanted to know how we used Web 2.0 in our Real Estate Businesses.  You can read the interview here. The short answer is that I use the web to connect with people and share information.  The interview list some sites where I …

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 …

Fairfax City Real Estate Market Update

In June, the Fairfax City Real Estate market had it’s best month since June of 2007.  19% of the available inventory went under contract last month.  The chart below has the statistics from the past two years on a month by month basis for Fairfax City home sales. Related Posts:5 Highest Priced Home Sales in Northern Virginia in 2010Seaching for a House near a Metro …