Where is “Northern Virginia”?

Where is “Northern Virginia”?

January 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re relocating to “Northern Virginia” (often referred to locally as “NOVA”) you may be wondering where, exactly, that is.  Of course generally, we know people are referring to the northern end of the state, but just how far south and west does it include? It depends whom you ask.  For real estate statistical purposes, […]

Northern Virginia & DC Market Update – January 2010

Northern Virginia & DC Market Update – January 2010

January 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring has sprung early as far as the real estate market is concerned.  Buyers are out and circling, anxiously waiting for inventory to hit.  I know I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but the lack of ‘good’ inventory continues to be the story in real estate circles. Check out our market data graphs:  […]

Should I be looking at short sales if I’m relocating?

Should I be looking at short sales if I’m relocating?

January 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In our market, like many others around the country, you’ll find an abundance of short sales amongst the homes listed for sale. In particular you’ll find a lot in the outer suburbs, including near Fort Belvoir and Quantico. If you’re PCSing to the Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia area, should you be looking at short […]

$8000 First Time Home Buyer Credit & $6500 Repeat Buyer Credit

January 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s officially passed the House and Senate, and is now awaiting the President’s signature. Along with the extension of the $8000 First Time Buyer credit (now applies to any buyer under contract by April 30, 2010 and settling by June 30, 2010), there is now a new credit category: long-time residents of the same principal […]