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The numbers are in for 2018 and the news is good for Reston real estate.  We experienced 1316 transactions in 2018, a 2% increase from 2017.  That’s on top of a 3% increase from 2016 to 2017.  So the market has had considerable improvement in the past two years.  If we compare to the 2008 market ...
01/11/2019
The statistics for 2018 real estate transactions in McLean and Great Falls have been tallied.  The numbers are down year over year, with 1,096 total transactions compared to 1,214 the previous year.  The good news is the market is considerably improved over 2008, a decade ago, which totaled only ...
01/04/2019
The holiday season is in the past and the New Year is upon us.  While many are still in celebration mode, active professional real estate agents are busy.  It happens that “Housing Black Friday” is frequently the Friday following Christmas.  That’s right, immediately after the holiday people bega...
12/26/2018
It is a tradition in our family every year during the holiday season to watch the Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In fact I’ve seen it so many times that I can quote word-for-word many of the scenes. Perhaps it is because of all the real estate lessons contained within!The heart of w...
12/19/2018
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“All in the Family” is a sitcom circa 1970’s. As the purchase and sale of a home has such significant ramifications, I’ve found that in almost all cases there are peripheral people involved.  Usually it is family members but also there can be financial advisors, close friends, neighbors and busin...
12/12/2018
DEAR EDITOR:  I am a Seller of a home in Northern Virginia.  Some of my friends say that this is not a good market to sell real estate.  Others say, “If you see it in the HBC Group-Keller Williams articles, you can believe it.”  Please tell me the truth; is this a good time to be in the market?Ye...
12/05/2018
“The Holiday” is a movie about two ladies who are both coming out of bad relationships and decide to “home swap” as a means of getting away.   One is a society column editor from London and the other is a movie producer from LA.  The homes are stereotypical for the locale.  The London home is act...
11/28/2018
Thanksgiving is a holiday special to America, although other countries too have adopted the concept of a day of gratitude. In a desire to live a more purposeful live, I am taking the time to pause and express thanks!First, I thank all of the clients and customers over the year that we have been g...
11/21/2018
Greenway Heights is a beautiful McLean neighborhood outside the beltway comprised of about 135 homes surrounded by parkland. The neighborhood was founded in the late 60’s and features various home styles, from the traditional Virginia colonial to the mid-century rambler, ideally site on half-acre...
11/16/2018
Today is Halloween and I think of some of my favorite cartoon characters - Superman and Wonder Woman!  Superman changes from Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter to super hero who defends truth, justice and the American Way.  Wonder Woman heralds from a blend of many heroines who protects with th...
10/31/2018
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