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What about Zillow.com?  Should it be used to determine the value of any property? "I can do it myself" can cost you much more than you may have thought.Here's a fresh comparison of Properties' Listed Prices, Sold Prices and Zillow's "Zestimate" for three different communities (Prices are rounded)...
06/08/2007
The Vienna "Relay for Life" will be held this weekend at George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike near Tysons Corner.  So far pleges have topped $240,000 and event organizers are hoping to exceed last years total of $400,000.  All proceeds go to benefit the American Cancer Sociey.CLICK ...
06/07/2007
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today (June 6th) on Productivity, which was down about .7 (Business previously at 1.3, revised down to .0.5 and Non-Farm Business previously reported at 1.7 and revised down to 1.0) and the number of hours worked was down.  More troublesome though, were the...
06/06/2007
Celebrate Fairfax Northern Virginia's largest community-wide celebration, Celebrate Fairfax!, arrives June 8-10, at the Fairfax County Government Center. This annual festival is filled with fascinating sights and sounds with more than 400 exhibitors, vendors, crafters, and interactive activities....
06/06/2007
At today's (June 5th) address to the 2007 International Monetary Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (via satellite) Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Fereral Reserve Board noted:"As you know, the downturn in the housing market has been sharp.  From their peaks in mid-2005, sales of existing homes ha...
06/05/2007
On June 9th, the Annual Mantua Parade and Picnic will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Mantua Citizens' Association is once again pleased to sponsor this welcome to summer with the Mantua Swim and Tennis Club. This is one of the most enjoyable community events of the year and we ho...
06/05/2007
The Commerce Department reported today (June 4, 2007) that Factory Orders for manufactured goods were up 0.3% for April '07.  This report surprised industry analysts who were forecasting .7-.8% increases for non-durable goods, more than double the actual report.  This report also reflects a decre...
06/04/2007
No . . . it's not a misprint or a typo.  The average home is predicted to be worth $14-Million by 2057.  This is not some "nutty" crystal-balling, but actual analysis of future trends by the regions most learned experts and leaders.  From today's average home value of $477,000, they are predictin...
06/01/2007
Virginia is ranked in the "Top 25" for 1-Year Appreciation at 5.42%. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) reported today (May 31, 2007) that the rate of home price appreciation in the U.S. remained slow but positive in the first quarter of 2007. The OFHEO House Price Index (...
05/31/2007
The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today (May 30th, 2007)on Nationwide improvements in the unemployment rate.  Our region ranks positively with the second  lowest unemployment rate in the nation out of 49 metropolitan areas of similar or larger size, and best rate in the S...
05/30/2007
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