This past weekend showed us just how wonderful spring in Washington, D.C. can be: warm temperatures, gentle breezes and clear skies. The perfect conditions that make you want to head outdoors.
A lot of us, when we do leave the house, don’t do so alone. Many people in this area take with them their four-legged friends. Which is perfect, because this area is littered with parks for your litter (or just the one, if that’s all you have).
Way northwest of the city, past Germantown, Maryland is Black Hill Regional Park. The entire area is dog-friendly, and with scenic views of Little Seneca Lake and rolling hills, it’s the perfect place to take your dog for a leashed stroll. But when your
In less than a week, the country’s biggest block party will come to a close. If you haven't heard about, it’s been going on ever since this Wednesday. But right now, the streets of New Orleans have been closed, and will be for six more days, as the city puts on what may be America’s wildest week.
That’s right, it’s Mardi Gras. The festivities began much earlier than usual this year, with Fat Tuesday coming in early February. That’s the final day of celebration, and this year is February 12th. Fat Tuesday celebrates the last day before the solemn season of Lent, and is the actual day of Mardi Gras. But ever since the city of New Orleans threw its first parade back in 1857, the parties
After any holiday ends, there is often a bit of disappointment. Weeks or even months of preparation culminate in a single day, and then it is simply over.
But it doesn’t have to be that way with Halloween this year. Once everyone finishes trick or treating on Wednesday night, there’s still an event that gives the holiday a proper send off.
And it is a literal send off, but not in any traditional sense. This year, if Hurricane Sandy didn’t already dispose of your jack-o-lanterns, you can skip the usual step of tossing them to the curb. Get rid of yours by sending them soaring into the sky and smashing into the ground at Great Country Farms Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’.
There’s just a week and half until to the spookiest season of the year. Halloween is one of the few times where both kids and adults get to act like children, and in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas, there are an unlimited number of activities to indulge your ghoulish side.
Wow, Ashburn leads the market in Loudoun County.
Sales volume has a dramatic increase over June, 2010, the average sales price is up nearly 10%, and number of active listings remains relatively stable.
Let's look at the stats for zip codes 20147 and 20148:
Total Sales Volume
Avg. Sold Price
All indications show that the Ashburn market will enjoy a steady increase in value. The Ashburn market is one of the “hot beds” of new construction in Northern Virginia, with new single family and town homes leading the charge in the Brambleton area.
Now that the spring market is in full swing, there is a noticeable increase in new properties on the market as well an increase in properties going under since February. The most favorable part of these statistics is that even though the number of active listings has increased since last year the average sales price has also increase nearly 18%
The 2011 spring real estate market is starting off nice and strong! Our market is blossoming just like some of the early flowers, making us feel more hopeful that real estate in our area is a little more stable than other parts of the country.
Stafford County is off to a very interesting start this year! Our market started to pick up in November 2010 and has been getting stronger with each month that passes! Houses that are priced well, are in good condition and in good locations are really seeing a lot of showings and are going under contract much quicker than they were this time last year.
Everyone knows that buffalo wings originated in the United States and are one of the quintessential American foods. But what many people don’t know is that the best buffalo wings aren’t found in their namesake town in New York. No, the best buffalo wings come from a country nearly 7,000 miles away: South Korea. But you don’t need to book a trip halfway around the world to experience these delicacies. You just need to head to Annandale, Virginia and make a trip to Bon Chon Chicken.
November was a very good month in the Stafford region! While closed sales were down compared to this time last year, new listings were up ever so slightly, pending sales rose considerably, the median sales price increased and average days on market decreased!