How to best Clark Griswold this Christmas! For all you "Christmas Vacation" types out there (that means you Ben) here's a darn fine article on exterior holiday lighting.
I am Grateful for You! Now that another Halloween has come and gone, hopefully you weren’t spooked by the real estate market and the news that you have heard about it. The market is good – not bad – not slow – not great – just good. People need to expect that their [...]
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. That statement reverberates across much of life but it's particularly applicable in saving towards a buffer/emergency fund or planned significant capital need (like a down payment!). Here's a great article with some really good common sense strategies to pump up your savings! [...]
The market is still humming along in a very balanced fashion. Open houses are very busy and folks are still out looking, but they are getting increasingly frustrated by the lack of inventory in general and good inventory in particular. And it's likely not ready to improve. We have a 10% drop in week [...]
Getting closer to confirming the anticipated announcement of Amazon coming to Crystal City From more information about the announcement check out this article. Don't forget to check back for insights on the coming changes this move portends.
I had a dinner party and everyone stayed in the kitchen! This is a social phenomenon that probably bears scientific study. Perhaps it's because you didn't make the 6 mistakes noted in this excellent article. As always reach out to me for referrals and input on market trends. I don't watch HGTV every [...]
What effect would Amazon coming here have on the local market? As my readers know I have been blogging extensively about the prospects of Amazon choosing one of several Northern Virginia locations (still very bullish on it BTW) but it's time to consider what an affirmative decision might mean for the local housing [...]
Fall is a great season for stunning color and a still hot real estate market! Plus this signals the pending end of the year and we are all eyeing big decisions by major corporations that will have a huge impact on our region. More on that below. Our region continues to out perform [...]