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Escalation Clauses in Fairfax County

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Bidding wars have been back in Fairfax County and in the Washington Metropolitan area for the last couple of years. Great job opportunities and an optimistic outlook for the region keeps well priced homes flying of the shelves! Investors looking for rental properties are plentiful in the current market - likely discouraged by poor stock market performance and encouraged by rising rents and still great prices on low end condominiums. We often have multiple offers and sometimes escalation clauses on homes we are selling....Continue Reading!

No Christmas Tree For You!

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With the holiday in full swing, everyone may not be aware of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code that says: It is unlawful to place natural cut trees, including Christmas trees, and artificial decorative vegetation, if the decorative vegetation is not flame retardant or flame-resistant, in condominiums, cooperatives and other similar occupancies unless the buildings have approved automatic sprinkler systems. That means that if you live in a condominium, and it does not have a sprinkler system, natural Christmas trees and wreaths...Continue Reading!

My Tenant’s Dog Ate Up My Hardwood!

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Being a landlord is stressful and challenging at times. The move-out inspection and subsequent security deposit disbursement even more so. You may have had wonderful experiences with a tenant that always paid on time. You may have baked them apple pie for the holidays and sent birthday cards to their children. However, when they move out and it comes time to assess the condition of the property (and return the deposit), all that is water under the bridge. Fights over security deposits...Continue Reading!

Idylwood Towers 2013 Condominium Fees

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Condominium fee increases are as certain as  death and taxes. So, it is therefore no surprise that the condominium fees at Idylwood Towers in Falls Church is going up yet again in 2013.  The 2013 fees are a 1.75% increase from 2012. The new fees are as follows: Jr 1 br - $441.00 1 br - $559.00 2 br - $741.00 3 br/2ba - $887.00 3br/3ba - $923.00 Keep in mind that the condominium fee at Idylwood Towers include all utilities and great amenities like a 24 hour manned...Continue Reading!

Wonderful 4br Home For Rent in Tysons Corner – $4,200

Pristine 4br/3.5ba home with many upgrades in convenient Tysons location in the Brittany Parc neighborhood. Huge open kitchen - perfect for entertaining - black granite counters, ceramic tile floors, SS Kitchenaid appliances. Fully finished lower level with bath/br-den. 2 car garage, deck, fenced backyard. Recessed lights, countless upgrades! Lawncare is included in rent. Pictures are from before current occupant. [idx-listing mlsnumber="FX7970722" showall="true"]Continue Reading!

Gates of McLean For Sale and Sales for Winter 2012

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The sales activity at the Gates of McLean is continuing at a greater pace in 2012 than in 2011. With the new Silver Line McLean Metro stop “almost there” the community remains very popular with homeowners and investors alike. On one of our 1 bedroom listings at the Gates of McLean we had 6 offers - almost all above asking price and 5 out of 6 were by investors. It is clear that people believe there will be price and rent...Continue Reading!

Land Restrictions and Fairfax County Resource Protect Areas

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If you are planning to buy or renovate a home, a Resource Protect Area (RPA) may be something that will impact you and the value of your home significantly A Resource Protection Area is created to limit development around water bodies with perennial flows. The goal is to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries through limited development. The Chesapeake Bay Act has been around for a while and most purchasers do know that development potential is limited around...Continue Reading!

Do I Need A Chimney, Sewer or Home Inspection in Northern Virginia?

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What inspections are common when buying a home in Northern Virginia? The short answer is that it varies depending on the age and type of home. In the Northern Virginia area (like Fairfax County, Loudoun County etc) the most common inspection would be a general Home Inspection. As this area also has radon, radon testing is also done regularly. A general Home Inspection is a great way to get an overview of the condition of the home and to identify potential...Continue Reading!

Who to Call For a Fallen Tree in Northern Virginia

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Hurricane Sandy seems to have left Virginia with less devastation than feared. Nevertheless, the storm caused lots of trees to fall completely and also left others in a damaged and potentially hazardous state. If a downed tree is near wires, stay away. Never remove trees, limbs or anything else that are near or touching a downed wire. (more…)Continue Reading!

Merrifield Updates

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At the Dunn Loring/Merrifield Metro Station work continues on the phase one WMATA parking garage. As soon as that parking garage is finished, the construction of one of the two new apartment buildings on the site will start. The project will include a Harris Teeter, retail and 500 apartments. Across the street at Halstead Square residential leasing has started and new commercial businesses like BlackFinn American Grill and Lost Dog Cafe are moving in.  Construction of a final building in the project is scheduled to...Continue Reading!


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