Real Estate Market Update – February 2011

February 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring is right around the corner, which means real estate activity is picking up. Big news right now is in the mortgage market, and the potential effects (read: higher rates to come) of several administration proposals. The Administration’s report on housing finance proposes letting the jumbo loan limit for our area drop back to $625,500, […]

Market Stats for Falls Church 22043

Market Stats for Falls Church 22043

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The January market stats for 22043 are out, and they paint a mixed picture versus the same time period last year.  According to Real Estate Business Intelligence January report, sales volume and units are both down by 20% and 19%, respectively.  Median sales price, however, is up by 22.5% over January 2010.  Active listings are […]

Falls Church Neighborhoods: Barcroft Hills

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Barcroft Hills is located off Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) just east of Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church. The community comprises 233 single-family homes and condos, according to local tax records. Construction on the single-family homes in the neighborhood began in 1954, and in 1967, Barcroft Hills Condominium was constructed.  The detached homes sit on lots […]

Market Update – January 2011

Market Update – January 2011

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

2011 is already shaping up to be a busy year in the real estate world. Here’s the latest: Interest rates are creeping up, creating angst in buyers who are hoping to take advantage of still-low prices. The DC area’s strong job market continued to carry our real estate market, which was one of only 3 […]

McLean Province in Falls Church, VA

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

McLean Province is a small townhouse community located in Falls Church, VA, close to I-66, the Dulles Access Road, and the West Falls Church metro station, providing lots of easy commuting options.  The homes are primarily 3 bedrooms, with at least 2 full baths and usually one or more half baths, with 1 car garages.  […]

What if my home inspector misses something?

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I’m often asked by my buyers what sort of ‘guarantee’ they’ll get that the home inspector will find everything or what happens IF something comes up after the inspection is done and you’ve moved into the house.  Let me take the guesswork out: the inspector WILL miss something, and something WILL come up after you […]

Northrop Grumman Selects Falls Church for New Headquarters

Northrop Grumman Selects Falls Church for New Headquarters

July 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s official!  Northrop Grumman, which months ago said that it had given Virginia the edge in the race for its new corporate offices, has signed an agreement to purchase 2980 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church, Virginia. According to its press release, Northrop Grumman “expects to initiate operations in the new corporate office facility in […]

Finding a Falls Church Investment Property

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With the new Mosaic District and the East Falls Church redevelopment efforts, Falls Church is positioned nicely for future growth.  As prices have plummeted, some solid investment opportunities have started to emerge…but how do you identify good investment properties? Step 1: Identify some target neighborhoods. – The first thing to do is to consider long […]

City of Falls Church Summer Concert Series at Cherry Hill Park

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thursdays, June 17-Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Cherry Hill Park 312 Park Ave. Rain Location: Community Center 223 Little Falls St. June 17 Falls Church City Concert Band (movie themes) Artist: Cathy Summers (photography) June 24 Randy Barrett and the Barretones (bluegrass) Artist: Mary Exline & Pyracantha (paintings) *Chipotle fundraiser night: $5 burrito, chips & salsa […]

Pizzeria Orso Review–A Great Addition to the Falls Church Restaurant Scene

Pizzeria Orso Review–A Great Addition to the Falls Church Restaurant Scene

June 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I had a chance to visit Falls Church’s newest restaurant, Pizzeria Orso, which specializes in wood fired Neapolitan pizza from pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid of Pizzeria Paradiso and 2 Amys fame.  Though it’s clear that there were some opening week kinks still being worked out, it was worth the long wait on Friday night, and worth […]

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