McLean, VA Real Estate News

By Aaron Browning
(Browning Homes Group)
Search Homes For Sale Near Langley High School Search Homes for Sale Near Langley High School provided courtesy of the Browning Homes Group Team at Keller Williams Realty Metro Center.  When searching for your next home, we understand schools are an essential part of your search criteria.  We have put this page together featuring all public schools within the Fairfax County School District.  The quality of a school can greatly influence home values in an area. On this page you'll find a detailed directory of all of the homes for sale that feed Langley High School in the Fairfax County School District.  Visit our 22101 Market Insider page for school ratings, test scores by grade, student-teacher ratio, and much more.Curious about other Fairfax County Schools? By clicking on the name of a...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center Provides Refreshing Outdoor Space   If you are looking for a break from all that shopping at Tysons Corner, check out the newly opened Plaza at Tysons Corner Center, which opened in July 2014.  The plaza is located on the second floor next to Lord and Taylor on the north side of the mall.  It also provides a connection to the Silver Line Tysons Corner Metro Station.   This refreshing outdoor space has several permanent attractions and is continually adding several events thoughout the year.  There is a kids play area to burn off any extra energy, an eating area, a giant outdoor chess board, and open space for various outdoor events.  In the summertime, there are free movies and concerts on the plaza.  In the wintertime, the space converts to an outdoor ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Founding Farmers Restaurant in Tysons Opens on February 5, 2015 Are you looking for an amazing breakfast/brunch place in Nortern Virginia?  Founding Farmers restaurant is finally opening its doors on February 5th in Tysons Corner.  Located next to Tysons II mall, Founding Farmers is a "farm to table" restaurant which focuses on "quality and natural ingredients." Now I don't have to trek into DC for a delicious meal.  This is one of the best breakfast/brunch places I have found in the DC area.  Although I haven't tried it yet, many people rave about their chicken and waffles dish.  The last time I was there with friends, I opted for a more traditional route with eggs, sausage, and pancakes that were delicious.  I don't think you can go wrong by ordering any dish on the menu.  In the DC ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
  McLean Market Report for January 2015 The McLean Real Estate Market has slowed down from the previous year, with the average sales price down approximately 5% and over 50% more properties on the market than this time last year.  While the average sales price is down, the median sales price of $1,100,000 is up 19.6% from last year, indicating an overall shift to more expensive homes purchased in the 22101 zip code.  Since the 22101 area comprises of several subdivisions with home prices ranging from the mid-$600s to well over $1M, it’s important to understand not only the overall market trends, but also each individual subdivision.  Contact Peggy today at 703-349-0143 for a more in-depth analysis of each McLean subdivision.   New Listings: 23 (Up 15% from last year) Sold Listings: 31 (...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
A Playground for Kids of All Abilities: Clemjoyntri Park One of my favorite things about living in Fairfax County is the access to various playgrounds and activities for kids. If you have kids, you'll want to go to Clemjoyntri Park in McLean, VA.  The two-acre playground is one of my son’s favorite places to play outdoors and one of the best ways I know to have him burn off his energy! Not only is it one of the largest playgrounds in Fairfax County, but it was built to allow children of all physical abilities to play as well.  Clemjoyntri features Virginia’s first Liberty Swing, which allows wheelchair users to experience swinging.  Each playground area also has features which help all children play, such as ramps to connect the play structures, rubber surfaces, and wider entrances to t...
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By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty)
Great Falls Park – Mclean, Va Yesterday we were lucky enough to get into the 70’s and I have a feeling it will be one of the last warm days in 2014. I decided to take a little break from the Real Estate world and set off for Great Falls Park. The park is over 800 acres and only 15 minutes from DC. It makes you feel like you’re away from the city as you stroll through the trees and climb over the rocks to get a glimpse of the water.   The park is trash free, meaning everyone has to take their trash with them. No trash cans are found on any of the trails. With yesterday being Veterans Day there was no charge to enter the park but, on non-holidays it $5 per car and the pass is good for 3 consecutive days for the vehicle. If you’d like to visit the park often an annual pass can be purchased...
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By Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach
(Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)
Cup of Joe Report - Greenberry's in McLean, Virginia I am always on the lookout for a good cup of coffee. Yesterday I arrived to a McLean, Virginia home inspection early so I ventured out and see what I could find. Wanting to find a place I hadn't already tried, I stumbled across Greenberry's Coffee and Tea on Redmond Drive. I used to frequent a Greenberry's in Arlington so I decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed was that there were a lot of people sitting outside enjoying the great weather, friends and coffee. Upon entering, I was greeted by a friendly employee who showed me where to go to place my order. It was a cozy shop and most tables were full. Many people making selections and several happy employees making suggestions. I'm not into anything fancy, just a "cup of j...
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By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lovebirds, holding hands, couples gazing, confessions of love, wedding proposals, beginning of engagements and so much more. Valentine's Day is a day of love and caring.       What makes a venue romantic? A place is romantic depending on your perspective. Someone's idea of romance may not be the same for someone else. I have complied a list of suggestions for area restaurants that are offering specials in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC. To see 50 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day in Virginia, Maryland and DC http://www.pinterest.com/realtorleaven/romantic-places-for-valentines-day/     What are your plans for Valentine's Day?      
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By Karen Briscoe, Your Agent For Life!
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams)
Prediction for Early Spring Real Estate Market Differs from that of Groundhog by Karen Briscoe   Groundhog Day is when Punxsutawney Phil predicts whether the there will be early spring like weather or whether there will be another 6 weeks of winter weather.  On February 2, 2013, Phil saw his shadow which tradition proclaims means there will be 6 more weeks of winter.    Realtors® predict an early spring market by several indicators, the strongest of which is the attendance of prospective buyers at Sunday open houses.   Sunday buyer activity for a new listing is typically in the 10-15 group range.  The Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Realty Group with Keller Williams held a new listing on the market in McLean, VA priced right above $800,000 open on Groundhog’s Day.  There were around 50 groups in...
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By Misstie Pollard, Answering Northern VA Real Estate Questions.
(Realtor and Title Settlement Agent)
  Home Prices in McLean Virginia 22102 Virginia for December 2013 Real estate market data for McLean Virginia 22102 provided by Misstie Pollard of Long and Foster Real Estate Company.   McLean Virginia 22102 Home Prices   We have seen 11 straight months of listing price increases on home prices in McLean Virginia 22102 and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in McLean Virginia 22102 but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis of the McLean Virginia 22102 home on which you are m...
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By Misstie Pollard, Answering Northern VA Real Estate Questions.
(Realtor and Title Settlement Agent)
  Home Prices in McLean Virginia 22101 Virginia for December 2013 Real estate market data for McLean Virginia 22101 provided by Misstie Pollard of Long and Foster Real Estate Company.   McLean Virginia 22101 Home Prices   We have seen 11 straight months of listing price increases on home prices in McLean Virginia 22101 and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in McLean Virginia 22101 but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overpay for your home, you'll want to have an agent that does a thorough market analysis of the McLean Virginia 22101 home on which you are m...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in McLean, VA - September 2013 Market Report This is a market report for homes for sale in McLean, VA in the 22102 zip code.  Real estate market data and analysis is provided byPeggy Yee, REALTOR. September 2013 McLean, VA 22102 Real Estate Statistics   Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $13,625,400 -23.38% -39.76% Closed Sales 15 -31.82% -46.43% Median Sold Price $905,000 +54.04% +90.53% Avg Sold Price $908,360 +12.37% +12.44% Avg Days on Market 42 days -19.23% +40% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 97.57% +0.69% +1.46%   YoY (Year over Year) compares this month's real estate statistics with the same month last year.  MoM (Month over Month) compares this month's real estate statistics with the previous month.   In September 2013, 15 homes sold in the McLean, VA ...
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By Misstie Pollard, Answering Northern VA Real Estate Questions.
(Realtor and Title Settlement Agent)
You have to be in it to Win It! You never know when you will win a contest.  Most brokers will host contests to get the energy going within the sales office.  If you are going to be a salesperson you need to be competitive.  You don't have to be sleazy in the competition, you want to be a good sport.  Working off of straight commission I'm in a competitive battle with myself everyday to determine if my business is a success.  I measure success by two methods: 1) Am I going above and beyond for my clients to exceed their expectations? 2) Was I good enough to be referred to their friends, family, colleagues? ...back to the contest. I was doubting that I should enter the office contest.  At the last minute and after receiving two email reminders I submitted my entry and what do you know I ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in McLean, VA - September 2013 Market Report This is a market report for homes for sale in McLean, VA in the 22101 zip code.  Real estate market data and analysis is provided byPeggy Yee, REALTOR. September 2013 McLean, VA 22101 Real Estate Statistics   Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $42,696,507 +1.39% -9.6% Closed Sales 37 +23.33% -15.91% Median Sold Price $875,000 -6.67% -1.96% Avg Sold Price $1,153,960 -17.79% +7.51% Avg Days on Market 81 days -10.99% +30.65% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 94.38% +0.05% -3.2%   YoY (Year over Year) compares this month's real estate statistics with the same month last year.  MoM (Month over Month) compares this month's real estate statistics with the previous month.   In September 2013, 37 homes sold in the McLean, VA 22...
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By Misstie Pollard, Answering Northern VA Real Estate Questions.
(Realtor and Title Settlement Agent)
I was on Bravo TV today...at least it felt like it. My broker hired a limousine bus to tour multi-million dollar McLean home sales.  The properties viewed during the tour are our featured office listings.  It was a great educational opportunity to sit back and take in the sights. If I can't get my husband to drive me around I normally take my bicycle; then I don't have to watch the road as much and stop and go as I please. Sometimes bicycling is not always an option; having a limousine bus to tour multi-million dollar McLean home sales is a great alternative. I provide information about properties, communities, subdivision, builders, walk scores, etc. like no other agent.  The internet can be overwhelming or difficult to navigate through to get exactly what you want. Any agent can assis...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in McLean, VA - August 2013 Market Report This is a market report for homes for sale in McLean, VA in the 22102 zip code.  Real estate market data and analysis is provided byPeggy Yee, REALTOR. August 2013 McLean, VA 22102 Real Estate Statistics   Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $22,619,500 -24.3% -12.08% Closed Sales 28 -17.65% -3.45% Median Sold Price $475,000 -45.1% -45.4% Avg Sold Price $807,839 -8.08% -8.94% Avg Days on Market 30 days -34.78% -48.28% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 96.17% +1.03% +0.74%   YoY (Year over Year) compares this month's real estate statistics with the same month last year.  MoM (Month over Month) compares this month's real estate statistics with the previous month.   In August 2013, 28 homes sold in the McLean, VA 22102 area w...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in McLean, VA - August 2013 Market Report This is a market report for homes for sale in McLean, VA in the 22101 zip code.  Real estate market data and analysis is provided byPeggy Yee, REALTOR. August 2013 McLean, VA 22101 Real Estate Statistics   Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $47,228,094 -3.44% -22.49% Closed Sales 44 +10% -6.38% Median Sold Price $892,500 +10.19% -18.86% Avg Sold Price $1,073,366 -12.22% -17.2% Avg Days on Market 62 days -3.13% +19.23% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 97.5% +1.99% -0.21%   YoY (Year over Year) compares this month's real estate statistics with the same month last year.  MoM (Month over Month) compares this month's real estate statistics with the previous month.   In August 2013, 44 homes sold in the McLean, VA 22101 area w...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in McLean, VA - July 2013 Market Report This is a market report for homes for sale in McLean, VA in the 22102 zip code.  Real estate market data and analysis is provided byPeggy Yee, REALTOR. July 2013 McLean, VA 22102 Real Estate Statistics   Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $25,727,400 -10.54% -1.74% Closed Sales 29 -9.38% -6.45% Median Sold Price $870,000 +7.08% +6.24% Avg Sold Price $887,152 -1.29% +5.04% Avg Days on Market 58 days +1.75% +123.08% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 95.46% +0.07% -3.42%   YoY (Year over Year) compares this month's real estate statistics with the same month last year.  MoM (Month over Month) compares this month's real estate statistics with the previous month.   In July 2013, 29 homes sold in the McLean, VA 22102 area with an ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in McLean, VA - July 2013 Market Report This is a market report for homes for sale in McLean, VA in the 22101 zip code.  Real estate market data and analysis is provided byPeggy Yee, REALTOR. July 2013 McLean, VA 22101 Real Estate Statistics   Statistic Values YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $60,928,557 +52.65% +13.05% Closed Sales 47 +23.68% -2.08% Median Sold Price $1,100,000 +33.58% +17.01% Avg Sold Price $1,296,352 +23.42% +15.46% Avg Days on Market 52 days -23.53% +10.64% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 97.71% -0.21% -0.91%   YoY (Year over Year) compares this month's real estate statistics with the same month last year.  MoM (Month over Month) compares this month's real estate statistics with the previous month.   In July 2013, 47 homes sold in the McLean, VA 22101 are...
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By Karen Briscoe, Your Agent For Life!
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams)
Changing Face of Salona Village - the House is Gone!   “The house is gone!” my husband exclaimed as we were riding bikes around Salona Village neighborhood in McLean recently.  Home builders whose specialty is upper bracket “in-fill” construction have identified Salona Village as one of the top choices for  new home buyers that want to live in McLean.  The neighborhood is highly desirable as it is a short distance from downtown McLean, which offers numerous shops and restaurants.  The public schools are top tier preferred for Fairfax County:  Franklin Sherman Elementary, Longfellow Middle and McLean High School.  Franklin Sherman Elementary School and Salona are both located adjacent to the boundaries of the neighborhood.     The neighborhood name is derived from Salona, which is a priv...
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