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Growth Of A Referral Tree

Some businesses advertise extensively to find new customers or clients.  Others depend on referrals and repeat business from past clients.  I am certainly in the latter.  After 25 years, I have helped hundreds and hundreds of families buy and sell homes.  And now over 90% of my business is from past clients and referrals. The […]


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 […]





My Real Estate Tax Assessment Changed. What Does It Mean?

From Centreville to Vienna to Arlington and points in between, homeowners have already received (Arlington) or will shortly have their new real estate tax assessment in the mail. (Fairfax County assessments will be available 2/28) I am guessing most will be higher than last year since we had an overall 3% increase in prices in 2011.

I am often asked if the assessment is reflective of market value and the answer is


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.