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The Best Real Estate in a Fairfax County Virginia Snow Storm

Top Real Estate in Northern Virginia The Best Real Estate in a Fairfax County Virginia Snow Storm The kids had a week off of school.  Crazy.  That's what happens when almost 3 feet of snow get dumped on the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area.  Schools, particularly Fairfax County and Loudoun County in Northern Virginia, didn't know what to do.  Not fair to leave kids out in the cold, the mess, or where would they stand when bus stops didn't exist?  And many roads went from 2... Continue Reading >

Be prepared in the Snow and in Buying Real Estate

In Northern Virginia, Washington DC, or Maryland it's important to be prepared.  Specifically today what's most relevant is during snow.  As we, right now, are experiencing more winter weather.  It appears that we'll accumulate somewhere between 2-4" of snow this time. My wife thought I was crazy for going out in the snow.  As I was driving around it got me thinking about being prepared.  You can see some cars: Priuses, Miatas, even mini vans along the side of the road;... Continue Reading >

Walmart Closes 269 Stores, None in VA

The retail behemoth has announced store closures. 154 of the stores are in the US and most others are in Brazil and Latin America. None of the closures are in Virginia. The closest shuttered store to our region will be the Covington Drive Walmart in Baltimore on January 17. Most of the stores closing in the US are in close proximity to another Walmart. The store will start closures at the end of January. Walmart operates 4,500 stores in the U.S.... Continue Reading >

Winter Events throughout January

Although Christmas has come and gone, and the weather has been downright spring-like, winter activities are still in full swing in Northern Virginia. One of the coolest winter activities is skating on an outdoor ice rink. Tysons Corner Center Plaza rink  or Reston Town Center Pavilion ice rink are both open through March. They conveniently offer skate rentals as well. If you’re looking to venture into the city, the National Mall Gallery’s Sculpture Garden also has an ice rink. Many... Continue Reading >

Tour of the Old Town Fairfax Historic District

Every Saturday from now until November 28th enjoy a weekly walking tour of the Old Town Fairfax Historic District. This is a walking tour that starts at 4pm and lasts approximately two hours. It is held at the Fairfax County Courthouse located at 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Tickets are $10  a person. With various discounts regarding groups and students, it is well worth the money. All proceeds made from the tour go to the Friends of the Historic... Continue Reading >

Pumpkin Masterpieces

Last week we featured the Tysons Harvest Festival, and this week we are piggy-backing with another event happening in Tysons Corner, Virginia again. In addition to the second weekend of the Tyson Harvest Festival, there will be artisan pumpkin carvers creating beautiful displays until November 1st. The displays change daily and can be seen from 6pm to 10pm. The address is Lerner Town Square at Tysons II, 8020 Galleria Drive in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Buying, selling or simply living in a... Continue Reading >

Tysons Fall Harvest

The second annual Tysons Fall Harvest is happening the weekends of October 17th and 18th, as well as October 24th and 25th. It is open 12pm-5pm daily, and is located at 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons, VA. The event is being held at the corner of Lerner Town Square and Tysons II. Admission can be purchased on site at the event or in advance at a discounted price here. Kids 15 and under are free. There are also family packages, as... Continue Reading >

Merrifield Fall Festival

Looking for a fun event for the whole family? On October 17th the Merrifield Fall Festival is happening. This event is held at 2920 District Avenue in Fairfax, Virginia. It runs from 11AM to 5PM. This event is presented by the Greater Merrifield Business Association or GMBA. More information about this event and the GMBA can be found here. The Merrifield Fall Festival is free and open to the public. There is something for all ages, adults and children as well... Continue Reading >

Tysons Green 3rd Quarter 2015 Home Sales Report

Tysons Green 3rd Quarter 2015 Home Sales Report When heading away from Tysons Corner using Old Courthouse Road, towards the Town of Vienna, on your right hand side you'll pass Westbriar Elementary.  On the same side of the Old Courthouse Road as this AAP magnet school, the right side, you'll find a neighborhood called Tysons Green.  This neighborhood, Tysons Green, has approximately 200 homes. In the 3rd quarter, from June to September, of 2015 there was activity in Tysons Green's real estate... Continue Reading >

Westwood Manor Vienna Home Sales 3rd Quarter 2015

Westwood Manor Vienna Home Sales 3rd Quarter 2015 Located close to Tysons Corner off of Old Courthouse Road.  And standing between boundaries like Creek Crossing Road, Westbriar Elementary School, and Westwood Country Club.  This neighborhood, Westwood Manor, in Vienna Virginia's 22180 zip code has 158 properties according to the tax record.  The homes in this neighborhood tend to be either Rambler, Colonial, or Split Level.  Many have been renovated or remodeled to include extensions and build outs that may have occurred... Continue Reading >