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DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

DR. CHERYL WILHOYTE, NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL of METRO SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Cheryl Wilhoyte, Ph.D. of Falls Church, Va. is now heading up the Metropolitan School of the Arts of Lorton, Va.  As the head of school, she’ll be tasked to develop, guide and plan academic and school programming for the D.C. area’s first private, secondary performing arts/academic school, that serves 7th through 12th graders. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Earning her doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees from the University of Maryland, Dr. Wilhoyte specializes in empowering schools, coaching, turnaround principalships, and leadership planning at the district, state and national levels. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Johns Hopkins University in Annapolis, Md., Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

Honey, I Shrunk The Real Estate Market!

Honey, I Shrunk The Real Estate Market!

If you’re actively looking to buy or sell a home in Northern Virginia right now, then you are very aware the market is tight. We have a LONG list of buyers looking for homes. And many Sellers who go on the market are selling quickly. Last Friday we put a home on the market and by Sunday we had 6 contracts. The home sold for almost 5% above list price!

In 2013, the market was also tight in many areas. But we were curious how this year compares to the past. So we ran some stats. (You can see each county/city's January market snapshot of January sales from 2010 – 2014 on our blog.)

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

SUE LHOTKA: Well-Respected TRASH LADY RETIRES FROM CITY Of MANASSAS

 

Susan E. Lhotka has been the City of Manassas refuse and recycling coordinator since 1995 and assisted with the management and oversight of solid waste management programs for Manassas including the residential refuse and recycling contracts. Lhotka is retiring this month after 18 years of service to the City of Manassas, Va.  For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

Home Prices Rise in Vienna - By How Much?

Home Prices Rise in Vienna - By How Much?

As we head into the New Year – it’s a good time to look back over the past 10 years and see what has happened in Vienna real estate. Highlights are below and you can see full charts & graphs from 2003 through 2013 on our blog:

Home Buyers & Sellers Beware - Contract Changes Jan 1

Home Buyers & Sellers Beware - Contract Changes Jan 1

If you’re buying or selling a home in Northern Virginia in 2014, you should be aware there are usually changes to the regional contract forms twice a year – on January 1st & July 1st. Examples of forms changing on January 1, 2014 include:

  • Seller Post Settlement Occupancy Agreement
  • Release from Regional Sales Contract
  • Purchaser Pre Settlement Occupancy Agreement
  • Home Inspection and Radon Testing Contingency
  • Contingencies and Clauses
  • Virginia Jurisdictional Addendum

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Home Buyers & Home Sellers - make sure you are not caught unaware & put behind the 8 ball!

Vienna Homes Selling at 98% of List Price

Vienna Homes Selling at 98% of List Price

November sales numbers are posted and you may be surprised to see that sales in many areas did NOT slow for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Less home showings may be ocurring, but the Buyers who are looking are SERIOUS!

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Here’s what happened in a variety of Northern Virginia Markets in November:

53% of Vienna Homes Sold In 2 Weeks or Less in November!

53% of Vienna Homes Sold In 2 Weeks or Less in November!

It’s November in Northern Virginia. What does that mean for real estate?

(Well – besides the fact that if your home is on the market, you have probably already raked your leaves 5 times!)

Let’s take a look at the numbers (month-to-date). They’re pretty interesting. From city to city, the numbers can vary vastly.