McLean, VA Real Estate News

By Are Andresen, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Soldsense - your sixth sense in real estate)
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 sold (11 in the last half of the year.)  The lowest price was a 1br/1ba foreclosure at $193,000. The highest price was a renovated 3br/2ba property with granite countertops at $368,000. The sales mix changed from 2009 to the first half of 2010. In 2009 about 40% of the sales were foreclosures or short sales. In 2010 about 33% were - will 2011 continue the trend? The 2009, the average sales prices were:1 bedroom unit = $212,6672 bedroom unit = $309,2333 bedroom unit = $356,917 In 2010, the avera...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for January 2011.  All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 42 Northern Virginia home sales topping $1 million during January 2011.  This is a big drop from the 70 that sold in December 2010 and below the 57 that sold in November.  This reflects an overall slow month for real estate in January 2011.  Currently, there are 566 homes on the market in Northern Virginia with list prices topping $1 million - this is a slight increase from the 540 that were on the market at this time last month. JANUARY 2011'S MOST...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Map Search for Homes for Sale McLean VA Homes Map Search   Map Search and find McLean VA homes for sale, town homes, estate properties for sale, real estate, houses, real estate properties, condos, and lots and Homes online. McLean is located in northern Fairfax County Virginia minutes from Washington DC, and Dulles Airport. It is an ideal place to live. McLean VA McLean with its great location is located in one of the most prestigious places to live in the United States and for for business development.  [BUYING A HOME]  [ SELLING A HOME ] [ RELOCATION] Map search McLean VA Homes for Sale Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames.
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Luxury Homes and Estate Properties for Sale McLean Virginia is one of the most sought after addresses to have in the United States.  It is located in Northern Virginia in Fairfax County and just a stones throw form upscale shopping in Tyson's Corner, minutes to Langley VA and to Washington DC.  Enjoy all of the beauty of northern VA, and yet be close to fine schools, dining, and activities in our Nations Capitol.  Soon there will be access to mass transit on WMATAs silver line. Feel Free to search for multi-million dollar fine estates, private properties, and river front mansions and luxury homes for sale in McLean VA below, and feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.  It will be our pleasure to assist you. McLean VA Luxury Multi-Million Dollar Estates Homes for Sa...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
The photo above is of a Northrop Grumman office building in McLean, Virginia (photo credit Jim Moore) What's Happening today in the McLean, Virginia Real Estate Market? Here's a snapshot of McLean Virginia home sales in the last 30 days from the end of December 2010 through now: MCLEAN VIRGINIA HOME SALES: Active homes for sale:  226 -- 30 of those have just come on the market within the last 30 days!  Average listing price: $1,746,285 McLean Homes sold in the last 30 days:  31.  At this rate, it would take nearly 7 months for the current McLean inventory to sell -- however, I expect that sales will pick up in the early Spring.  Average Sales Price:  $1,226,088 Median Sales Price:     $864,000 Average Days on Market:  133 -- time on the market has increased substantially in the Winter ...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for December 2010.  All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 70 Northern Virginia home sales topping $1 million during December  2010, a big increase from the 57 sold in November and the 61 sold in October 2010.  Currently, there are 540 homes on the market in Northern Virginia with list prices topping $1 million - this is an almost 14% decrease from the 623 that were on the market at this time last month. December 2010'S MOST EXPENSIVE SALES Single Family Detached Homes: 0 Sorrel Street, McLean, VA 22101 --...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Short Sales McLean VA short sales. Search MLS listings for McLean VA short sales and pre-foreclosures. Buying or selling we can offer foreclosure help on how to buy and sell McLean VA Short Sales.  Short sales listings of homes, condos townhomes in McLean Virginia. McLean VA Short Sales Opportunities  Short Sales in McLean VA?  They exist, but there aren't too many for sale as of today.  If you plan to buy a short sale there are opportunities for a savvy investor, but you need to know what is involved before making the plunge!  On a quick check today there are only 6 short sales in McLean VA for Sale.  Short sales are more difficult home buyers because the owner is upside down.  That means the sellers owe more on the home or property than it is worth.  Thus the term "Short Sa...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Luxury Homes - McLean Virginia Luxury Homes for Sale December 18 2010 McLean Virginia is located in northern VA in Fairfax County.  McLean VA is a luxury homes area with higher priced homes and luxury estates it is nestled on the north side of Fairfax County, and the Potomac River to the north.  To the east of McLean is Langley Virginia, home of the Central Intelligence Agency CIA, and Washington DC lies just beyond.  McLean Virginia is also the home of Fannie Mae,  It is a prime location in the DC area for luxury homes and estates.  Of the Active homes for sale in McLean Virginia today Saturday December 18, 2010 the highest priced home is priced at $9,997,000 in Eaglecrest and the lowest price home for sale in McLean Virginia is priced at $584,900 in Marlboro Estates.  The fo...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Townhomes and Condos for Sale As your McLean northern Virginia condominium, condos, and town homes real estate specialist, I can assist you purchasing condos or townhomes in McLean, Langley, Reston, Tysons Corner, and Vienna VA.  We also serve Arlington, Falls Church, and Alexandria VA. I specialize in offering you the best real estate service in the close in Washington D.C. suburbs of Maryland, and northern Virginia. Our goal is to provide excellent real estate service in the greater Washington DC suburban northern Virginia McLean condos, and town homes in  McLean Northern Virginia. There is a lot of appeal in buying a condos or a townhomes in McLean VA especially for those that are on the go all the time.   McLean VA is the perfect location, and with the new WMATA Silver lin...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Listing Agents McLean VA Listing Agents. Choosing the right McLean listing agent with experience is critical for getting your home in McLean VA sold or rented these days.  Listing homes for sale is best when your McLean VA listing agent has the experience to assist you in getting your home or real estate sold.  Anyone can list a home, but we live in different times, and time in this market equals money when you need to sell it or rent it! McLean VA Listing Agents Planning to Sell Your Home in the McLean area? You'll need a McLean VA listing agent to assist you. Selling a home can be so stressful and there are some many questions that need answers!  Is it a good time to sell it? Should I rent it out first and maybe the market will be better next year? What are the homes selling...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Home Staging Most persons in our area are well aware of the fact that the luxury homes market has been hit harder in recent years.  Yes it has impacted our area, but homes are still selling.  Some homes just make a better presentation than others, and some homes it is the effort that they put into it before it goes on the market that makes the difference.  It is called "Home staging!"  As successful real estate agents, we've staged many a home that was listed before and sold them.  Successful home sales are always grouded in paying attention to the details.  A home sale isn't luck or chance. Most home sales are the results of a marketing strategy that includes home staging.  For a McLean VA homeowners trying to sell a home, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to sell...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Homes Buyers Agents "Caveat Emptor" or "Buyer beware" is the official stance of many states for consumers when it comes to buying a home.  Basically it means proceed with caution.  It is always wise to have a McLean VA home buyers agent represent you as a consumer when purchasing a home.  The listing agent under state law area already in a contract to represent the sellers interests only.  Buying a luxury home or estate property in McLean VA these days is no small matter.  Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it's probably also the most complex. The economy seems up one day and down the next, and it is important to work with a McLean VA buyers agent that is experienced and represents your needs, not the sellers! There are many good reasons to...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Free CMA - Home Values Listing your home in McLean VA and want to know what a good listing price will be?  Then you'll need a free CMA.  A CMA is not an appraisal, but rather a suggestion of a listing price based on similar homes in your neighborhood with features similar to your own real estate property whether it is a home for sale in McLean VA, a townhome, condo, commercial real estate or land.   If you are not satisfied with the results of your CMA... face it in this market no one is...as your agents, we can also suggest ways to improve the value of your property within reason. Remember that we live in different times and that increasing a property values is not an easy task to do. Appraisers have out their magnifying glasses looking for very conservative home values.  How...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for November 2010.  All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 59 Northern Virginia home sales topping $1 million during November 2010, just slightly down from the 61 sold in October 2010.  Currently, there are 623 homes homes on the market in Northern Virginia with list prices topping $1 million - this is a significant decrease from the 713 that were on the market at this time last month. November 2010'S MOST EXPENSIVE SALES Single Family Detached Homes: 1532 Crowell Road, Vienna, VA 22182 -- Sold on November...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
McLean is an exquisite town along the Virginia side of the Potomac River, located between the George WashingtonParkway and the town of Vienna.  McLean is known for its many luxury homes, as well as its shopping and upscale malls, including the nearby Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria. McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high-ranking federal government officials, entrepreneurs and service businesses partially attributable to its proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is also the location of Hickory Hill, the home of Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Several major companies are or have been headquartered in Mc Lean including Booz Allen Hamilton; Capital One; Cardinal Bank; Freddie Mac; Gannett; Hilton Hotels Corpora...
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By Roslyn Ashford, Home Stager
(ra reDoes rooms - Home Staging, DC and Maryland)
Two weeks ago, I was contacted by a Realtor for staging a newly constructed million dollar house, and to keep expenses down, was only looking to stage ONE space within the home.  In line with a topic from a previous post, I informed him I could definitely stage one area in the home. I met with the new Realtor that afternoon and reviewed a beautiful home in McLean, VA.. Here is what I found:     Yes, the realtor asked to stage the landing – which is large enough to be its own room, as it seemed to be confusing potential buyers. I had a few ideas of what to do with the space – study area, reading room, kids play area but given time and budget, I narrowed down and decided to do it as a reading room. I submitted the contract and received a call 2 days from the builder?! I didn’t know the Re...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for October 2010.  All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 61 Northern Virginia home sales topping $1 million during October 2010, about the same as were sold in September 2010 (63).  Currently, there are 713 homes on the market in Northern Virginia with list prices topping $1 million - slightly less than the 748 that were on the market at this time last month. October 2010'S MOST EXPENSIVE SALES Single Family Detached Homes: 1322 Balls Hill Road NE, McLean, VA 22101 -- Sold on October 28th for $10,200,000O...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
McLean VA Subdivisions and Communities There are many great subdivisions in McLean VA.  Each McLean community and subdivision is unique in many ways.  The price ranges of the homes, single family detached homes versus town homes, in their amenities and what makes up the neighborhood community.  Some of these McLean subdivisions have homeowners associations while others do not.  A few are gated communities and others offer swim tennis, nature trails and walking trails.  I created a list below of McLean VA subdivision communities.  You can click on the link to view homes for sale in McLean VA.  If no homes appear that means none are available at this time.  Please feel free to contact us that we can assist you. McLean VA Subdivisions and Communities Ashley  Evermay Old Dominion Garden Bri...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
The photo above is of the sushi conveyor belt at Wasabi in Tysons Corner Center (McLean, VA).  Photo courtesy of bigbirdz. What's Happening today in the McLean, Virginia Real Estate Market? Here's a snapshot of McLean Virginia home sales in the last 30 days from the end of September 2010 through now: MCLEAN VIRGINIA HOME SALES: Active homes for sale:  300 -- 54 of those have just come on the market within the last 30 days!  Inventory of McLean homes has nearly doubled in the last 2 months. Average listing price: $1,657,376 which is down about $150K from earlier this year.  Please take these average listing price numbers with a grain of salt.  If you remove the 5 highest priced McLean homes for sale (all above $5 million), the average listing price drops by over $110,000! McLean Homes s...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Are you wondering about Northern Virginia real estate and pondering what has sold recently? Here's some information about the most expensive home sales in Northern Virginia (Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City) for September 2010.  All information was obtained through MRIS. Overall, there were 63 Northern Virginia home sales topping $1 million during September 2010, a significant decrease from the 82 that sold in August 2010.  Currently, there are 748 homes on the market in Northern Virginia with list prices topping $1 million - about the same amount of inventory that existed last month. September 2010'S MOST EXPENSIVE SALES Single Family Detached Homes: 11191 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA 22079 -- Sold on September 29th for $3,600,000Homes ...
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