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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Gates of Mclean 2021 Price Predictions

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The Gates of Mclean had another exciting year in 2020. There is a lot to be thankful for now that the Scotts Crossing connector is finally complete (and the Wegmans has opened across the street.)  It has been some challenging years with non-stop construction dust, noise and roadwork closures. The prices at the Gates of […]

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Pimmit Hills Transformation

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Back in 2015 I wrote an article titled “Pimmit Hills 2015 – “Should I Stay or Should I Go!.” The article spoke of the changes taking place in the neighborhood with old small homes being demolished to make space for larger new ones. While progress in inevitable, the modern homes bring with them different demographics with […]

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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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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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Tysons Corner Market Comeback!

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The real estate market in Northern Virginia has remained open for business through the COVID crisis.  The market slowed significantly in March, April and May while we were all trying to figure out what the heck was going on – but as we have come to accept the new normal the market came back surprisingly […]

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Tysons Corner Market Slowdown

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As opposed to other regions the real estate market in Northern Virginia has remained open for business through the COVID crisis. We all take precautions and do things differently and homes do still get listed for sale and buyers are still looking for and buying them. The record low interest rate has also created a […]

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Freedom Hill – the Civil War in our backyard

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Northern Virginia and Fairfax County is an area with a rich and interesting history. Our area was home to several Civil War sites like Captain John Quincy Marr Monument(Fairfax City – opening conflict of the war with first soldier killed), Fort Marcy (McLean – fort built to protect the Chain Bridge), Mount Gilead House (Centreville […]

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Great communities near the Silver Line metro

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With the Silver Line metro line phase 1 long completed and phase 2 on the way many communities are now metro-walkable for the first time. Apart from being able to park your car at home there are also other great new areas  amenities like new grocery stores, retail and restaurants. While there are some new […]

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Graph showing number of new listings in Tysons Corner over time

Tysons Corner real estate in the age of covid

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  The 2020 spring is here and Tysons Corner Virginia would normally be filled with excited buyers, hopeful sellers and  busy real estate agents. Instead, we have home buyers and sellers worried about getting infected and lenders having to deny loans for furloughed or out-of-work applicants. All is not lost. Homes are still being listed, […]

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