Tag Archives: Northern Virginia Real Estate

Story Time: Experience Does Matter

I have been helping buyers and sellers in Northern Virginia for over 25 years.  During that time, I have seen many crazy twists and turns in real estate transactions. Still, I have not seen everything.  There is always some new angle that I have not encountered but most “surprises” I see coming and make sure […]

What will $500,000 buy in Northern Virginia?

Buckle up and let’s take a ride west on Rt 66 starting in Arlington and ending up in Gainesville with stops in  Vienna, Fairfax and Centreville along the way.  A $500,000 purchase surely is different in each market.  This little exercise demonstrates the dilemma most buyers have regardless of price point.  Is it better to […]

September Stats Show Shift

(Say that quickly!)    I usually just post the monthly numbers in the Market Stats section of the website and do not comment on the numbers but there was one number in the September results that showed a small turn in the market.  Most people tout the change in average price as an indicator in […]


Well, not really.   Anybody familiar with the Town of Vienna knows that the last place to speed would be our streets.  I think there are more radar guns per capita in Vienna than any other local jurisdiction.  There may not be much crime here but there sure are plenty of traffic tickets. I probably should […]

Sales and Inventory In Northern Virginia By Month

I must admit, I am a bit of a stat nut. I have detailed sales and inventory data for the Northern Virginia market for the last 15 years and additional sales data going back to 1975. (Using baseball parlance, I might border on being called a seamhead) Don’t worry, it is safe to read on. My blogs will never get too deep into a statistical interpretation of the market. I will leave that to others. Under the Market Stats tab above are several good resources for those interested in viewing a stunning array of charts and graphs. Here we will just review very simple data that can help a buyer or seller in deciding what time of year may be best to act.