Investments

July 25, 2019

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond. We’ve gathered current data from the industry’s most reliable sources […]
January 11, 2019

Let’s talk interest rates…again

“Keep your eye on the ball.”  I can’t seem to get away from the sports metaphors.  The “ball” is interest rates.  Keep your eye on “interest rates”. Why?  Because despite the Federal Reserve raising the federal fund rate by another […]
August 23, 2018

Taking stock

As we enter the second half of 2018, I wanted to share with you my perspective on a few key economic metrics and how they are affecting home buyers and sellers in today’s real estate market. Mortgage interest. Rates are […]
January 22, 2018

Arlington Residential Property Tax Assessments Increased Significantly for 2018

Residential properties recorded a solid 3.9 percent increase, up from 2.5 percent last year. The value of the average Arlington home, including condominiums, townhouses and detached homes, is now $640,900, up from $617,200 last year. “Year after year, we see […]
January 19, 2018

Getting the Best Bang for the (Renovation) Buck

A strong housing market isn’t necessarily all good news for sellers. As evidenced by Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report for 2018, average return on investment (ROI) for home improvement projects dipped across the board, with “upscale” projects taking the biggest hit. […]
November 17, 2017

With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. Recently, five housing experts weighed in on […]
January 13, 2017

Arlington County VA 2017 Property Values Up Modestly

This just in from Arlington County: Arlington 2017 Property Values Up Modestly Overall increase of 2.9 percent Average residential property up 2.3 percent, to $617,200 New constructions slightly boosts office value, up 0.6 percent 6 percent growth in existing hotel […]
January 8, 2017

Some real estate eye candy

As an associate with Long and Foster, I have the great good fortune to be affiliated with Christie’s International. If you have an property valued over $1million or are looking to purchase a luxury property, certainly contact me.  The Christie’s […]