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One of our current projects…just listed!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Reston Real Estate Report

One of our current projects…just listed!

Spectacular Lake Anne waterfront in Reston’s first and most asked for cluster – Waterview Cluster.  First open Sunday August 23 1 to 4!  More info!

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Summer 2015 All Reston Real Estate update

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Reston Real Estate Report

Summer 2015 All Reston Real Estate update

Happy Summer! Greetings and happy summer to you and family! Here is a brief look at the Reston real estate market. We continue to benefit from low interest rates but with a rising inventory of homes for sale. The Silver Line metro center is up and running and reports are great…high ridership, very dependable and few of the traffic snafus some had predicted. Sales – Reston home sales are strong and running at a slightly higher pace than last year. For the first six months of the year we sold 552 homes vs 497 last year. The average days on...

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Spring 2015 All Reston Real Estate Update

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Reston Real Estate Report

Spring 2015 All Reston Real Estate Update

Happy Spring! Greetings and happy spring to you and family! First, a big shout out to Robert (Bob) E Simon turning 101! An amazing human being! This is a brief look at the Reston real estate market. Sales are up in Reston; mortgage interest rates still way down. We continue to benefit from low interest rates and a decent employment market driving the local economy. Corporate tenants love being in Reston, the overall quality of life, the amenities and proximity to Dulles Airport (while still being close enough to downtown Washington) make it a...

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Our 2014 All things Reston Real Estate Annual Update and Review Reston Real Estate Report

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Reston Real Estate Report

Our 2014 All things Reston Real Estate Annual Update and Review Reston Real Estate Report

Happy New Year!                                                                                       Winter 2015 Greetings!   I hope you had a good holiday season and are looking forward to 2015. Real estate wise 2014 was the year that was, and wasn’t. The first six months of the year were on track to be similar to 2013. But in July the market took a turn and we never quite recovered. Even with a thriving stock market and low interest rates buyers had pretty much disappeared from the market. The forecasts from people much smarter than me –...

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Fall 2014 Reston Real Estate Market Update

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fall 2014 Reston Real Estate Market Update

Reston Real Estate market update                                                                        Fall 2014  I hope you had a great summer! Lots of exciting things are happening in our town. First, the Silver Line Metro opened for business. This will be a great amenity to already thriving Reston, the town center, local business districts and residents of the surrounding area(s).   I have checked out the traffic situation for the past month at many different times of day and so far the concerns of massive traffic backups and delays don’t...

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Summer 2014 Reston Real Estate Market Update

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Summer 2014 Reston Real Estate Market Update

Happy Summer!                                                                                                  Summer 2014 Greetings and happy summer to you and family!  I hope you are having a great summer so far.  This is a brief look at the Reston real estate market.  Home sales are sizzling in Reston along with some amazing heat!  We continue to benefit from low interest rates and low inventory of homes for sale.  Excitement of the pending opening of the new Silver Line Metro at Wiehle Ave. on July 26th has brought many new and...

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Real estate tips – tip #7 Think Big!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Real estate tips – tip #7 Think Big!

As Reston celebrates its 50 birthday and its founder Robert E Simon his 100 birthday this week I am reminded of the importance of thinking big and setting goals.   I am constantly in awe of the vision it took in the early 60s to buy this property and to conceptualize the schools, the lakes, the shopping centers, pools, tennis and a golf course, the housing to be offered and to lay the ground work for what would become Reston Town Center.   Whether in my personal life or my business life it has always served me well to have a ‘road...

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Real estate tips -tip #6 The first impression

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Real estate tips -tip #6 The first impression

While you may have little immediate and direct control over the events that shape the economy or housing market, you do have control over the sale of your home. A real estate transaction involves a significant portion of your wealth. Professional management of the process is crucial for financial success. Proper preparation and marketing, now more than ever, play a huge role when selling a home. The more REALTORS® and qualified buyers who know about your home will result in more showings. Once there, a fantastic first impression is essential....

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Real estate tips – tip #5 Making your house accessible

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Real estate tips – tip #5  Making your house accessible

Having your house on the market involves a certain invasion of privacy.  If you’re lucky, agents will be previewing it and showing it to buyers with some regularity.  On one hand, you’ll want to make it reasonably accessible to real estate professionals and their prospects.   On the other hand, you don’t want to step out of your shower as a local broker is bringing in a group of buyers. In many areas agents use a handy little tool of the trade called a ‘lockbox’.   On an occupied property, agents call first and...

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Real estate tips – Tip #4 Negotiating with the sellers

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Real estate tips – Tip #4 Negotiating with the sellers

One of the first questions many prospective buyers ask us when they find the perfect house is “will they take less?” The agent can’t tell you what the sellers will take, and the only way to test their bottom line is to make an offer.  If you can negotiate a lower price or better terms than the original offering, you may possibly save yourself some money, but could risk losing a home you really love in the process. If your offer is below the sellers’ bottom line, they will probably make you a counter offer.  If your bid...

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