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    7-3-15 9:00 am - Marie Butler Levin Preserve
    The Millennial Deadheads

    Anyone truckin' up to Chicago this summer?

    Billy Goat Trail Section ‘A’ Rock Scrambles & Gold Mine! 7 Mod or Stren 9.6 Mi
    7-3-15 9:00 am - Marie Butler Levin Preserve
    Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group

    C&O Canal National Historical Park: Billy Goat Trail Section ‘A’ Rock Scrambles and Gold Mine Area Trails! A Moderate 7 Miles or An Easy-Side-of-Strenuous 9.6 Total Miles This adventurous and memorable hike contains some optional rock...

    Marie Butler Levin Preserve (McLean, VA)
    7-3-15 9:00 am - Marie Butler Levin Preserve
    nature lovers meetup

    Protect the independence of native plants by spending a few hours volunteering at a local native plant arboretum, just north of Arlington in McLean, Virginia.  See photos and learn about the preserve by visiting Earth Sangha's page.  The...

  • Recent Posts

    Northern Virginia’s Growth Rate

    Fall Light in the garden“So, how’s the market?” Generally, this is a question posed to most realtors, no matter who is asking, a neighbor, a friend, another agent who wants to check out the chops of their competition. Right now, the market in Northern Virginia is interesting to say the least. A recent article posted by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors made mention of the market growing at a “healthy rate, about 4-8 percent a year” according to some of the local economists. One of the things they also made mention of in the article is the enormous gap between the “available multi-million dollar luxury homes and lower-end properties such as townhouse and condos found in higher density areas.” This means to the economists that there is a gap for the haves and the have nots and that they still put a huge weight on the millennial to go out and start procuring loans. Those whom are attaining salaries and incomes of over $100,000 by this rationale should be purchasing these larger scale homes, however, they are not.

    NVAR makes mention, as do many of our delegates that our area is still feeling the impact of the recession and, especially of sequestration, because of the major contracting positions which were lost or not renewed in our market. The article says  “while these effects still linger here, these should soon be in the rearview mirror…. with current businesses branching out to create new sources of revenue” that may not look for the federal government for contract work.

    Some of you may wonder what this has to do with home sales… Well, when people are scared of losing a job, or think that an economy isn’t as stable as it should be, they are less likely to make applications for home loans. As we attract more businesses to the area that have nothing to do with FED, we will be more likely to see folks hoping to plant roots, and who will have the purchasing power to fill in that gap of the haves and the have nots.

    Energy Efficiency Homes and Northern Virginia

    What is important to you when you’re looking for a home? Is it the price? Of course. The location? Yes! What about the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Ding. Ding Ding. Well, something else that often comes into consideration these days is the thought of the energy output of the home. Nearly two years ago, I wrote an article for Agent Genius’ Realuoso about the Re-Energize Reston program. This article discusses a program that a combined effort of LEAP, the Reston Association and local realtors who had taken the initiative to learn more about energy efficiency to educate their clients.

    I hope you’ll enjoy it. 3916_16th

    Homeownership Mixer with ACFCU

    Are you curious about what it takes to become a home owner?

    Come on out and chat some industry insiders up tomorrow night! Find out what it takes to become a homeowner in today’s hot real estate market. Learn some of the tips, tricks and pitfalls to avoid. Also, have some snacks and drinks courtesy of Arlington Community Federal Credit Union!

    See you tomorrow, April 29th from 6:30-8:00p at the Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill!

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