Finding Great Tenants – The Online Ad

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Our online ads generate a lot of responses from prospective tenants. Great images and an enticing description will get you views. However, the downside to a successful online ad is that you also receive scam emails as well as unqualified prospects. A first time landlord often has trouble distinguishing a great tenant from a deadbeat […]

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I want to raise chickens in Fairfax County!

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There has been a growing trend and interest over the last years in urban gardening. Backyard vegetable gardens are popping up everywhere and people have also started raising their own chickens and turkeys. The movement is largely driven by greater environmental awareness as well as a desire to know and control more what is in […]

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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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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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Mountain views in Tysons Corner?

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Is it possible to have all the conveniences of modern life and still have serene relaxing views to nourish your soul? In Tysons Corner it is possible in a few units in a few select buildings. One such building is One Park Crest. At One Park Crest you are steps away from Harris Teeter and […]

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