What is going on with real estate???

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Summer is over and the residential real estate market in Northern Virginia just keeps going in spite of the economic uncertainty.  While sales slowed significantly in the spring, the market has been full steam ahead since. The overall listing volume for the year is still down – the number of listings were above average in […]

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Easy living at the Gates of McLean

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Located just down the street from Tysons Corner mall, Gates of Mclean is a community I have been active in for many years. Gates of Mclean is a medium sized condominium community squeezed in between I-495, Chain Bridge Road and the Capital One campus. Gates of Mclean was built back in 1997 as an apartment […]

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Maximizing Leverage with Net Annual Constant

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When investing in residential real estate there are many things that make up the overall benefit of the investment. Cashflow, value appreciation, tax depreciation and tax deductibility are a few that comes to mind. Another important element is leverage. How much or your capital is tied up in the investment and what is your monthly […]

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Awesome August Market!

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Summer is coming to an end and the real estate market in Northern Virginia ended up being surprisingly robust in spite of the economic uncertainty.  While sales slowed significantly in the spring the summer has been very good for most sellers. The overall listing volume for the year is still down – the number of […]

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Your Own Beach 90 mins from NOVA?

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While this summer has seen the regular stampede of people seeking out the beaches of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Outer Banks, the COVID epidemic has changed the landscape quite a bit. The inability to go on a regular vacation, working from home and remote learning for school all changed peoples priorities and presented new opportunities […]

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HOT July Market in Tysons area!

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The real estate market in Northern Virginia has remained open for business throughout the COVID crisis.  Will sales slowed significantly in  April, May and June it is back to business as usual in July. The overall listing volume for the year is down – but the number of listings increased significantly in June and July […]

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Low inventory in Tysons Corner?

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The 2020 spring is almost here and the real estate market in Tysons Corner Virginia is onto another great start. January started with a record number of closings (almost double the number from January 2019) and there were a lot of new listings (79) as well in the Tysons Corner area (zip codes 22102 and […]

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Overcrowding of Rentals in Virginia and Fairfax County

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There is a lot of confusion out there as to what is allowed and what is not allowed in regards to limiting occupancy. The conflict is generally between HUD (that typically deems reasonable occupancy to be 2 persons per bedroom) and local jurisdictions and building codes (that calculates reasonable occupancy based on square footage of the bedroom.) […]

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Gates of McLean Market Outlook 2020

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After some challenging years since the market crash back in 2006, the prices at the Gates of McLean has increased steadily the last few years. 2019 turned out to be another  great year for the community with a year over year average price increase of about 6%. Updated units at the Gates of McLean are […]

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