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The sales activity at the Fountains of Mclean was great in 2010. There were 24 homes sold in 2010 versus 23 homes sold in 2009. The lowest price was a 1br/1ba unit that sold for $200,000. The highest price was a 2br/2ba property at $337,000. The sales mix has changed this year. In 2009 about 35% ...
02/21/2011
There has been a good level of activity in Woodburn Village this year. Unfortunately, 2/3rds of the sales are still foreclosures or short sales. For the regular sales that took place, the prices and appraisals were heavily influenced by the distressed sales. 30 homes sold in 2010 compared to 39 f...
02/21/2011
Pulte Homes plans to start sales of new townhomes this spring (2011) of townhomes and condominiums at their MetroWest location adjacent to the Vienna Metro. The 56 acre parcel will be a maste rplanned community with a total of 2,248 residnetial units (an uknown portion will be rental apartments.)...
02/21/2011
The market activity at Idylwood Towers has been up this year. While there were 12 homes sold last year - 2010 saw 19 homes sold. The lowest price was a 1br/1ba at $175,000. The highest price was an updated 3br/3ba property at $310,000. As can be seen by the graphs above, the percentage of distres...
02/20/2011
Fairfax County provides real estate and car tax relief to citizens who are either 65 years or older or are permanently and totally disabled and meet income and asset eligibility requirements. For requirements, go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/taxrelief_faq.htm . 
02/19/2011
The sales activity in Pimmit Hills did as well in 2010 as in 2009. In 2009 49 homes sold compared to 50 homes sold in 2010. With the activity remaining the same, what is happening to the prices? There were some expectations that the homebuyer credit would affect the prices and/or activity for the...
02/17/2011
The sales activity in 2010 at the Gates of McLean was great and prices were up on average for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. With the new metro getting closer to completion and the new noise barriers the community is getting more and more attractive. There were 18 homes sold in 2009 - in 2010 24 units...
02/14/2011
Well, apparently not when we are speaking about shopping around for a mortgage. Initiating a conversation with a lender/mortgage broker in regards to rates and qualifying for a mortgage is considered a permissible purpose for the company to pull your credit. This would necessitate they have your ...
09/28/2010
So, I am fascinated with backyard vegetable gardening and animal keep these days. Having found out that my lot is too small to keep chickens, I am very happy to report that it seems I am allowed to keep up to 4 hives of bees on my 0.125 acre lot!  Beekeeping is a time honored tradition running ba...
07/23/2010
There has been a growing trend and interest over the last years in urban gardening. Backyard vegetable gardens are popping up everywhere and people have also started raising their own chickens and turkeys. The movement is driven by greater environmental awareness as well as a desire to know and c...
07/22/2010
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