MovingtoReston.com is relaunching Sept. 12

When I started this blog in January, it was my hope that it would evolve into a resource for those moving to the Reston area — in terms of housing information, community news and new development, events, real estate advice and more.

Since then, I am humbled to say that my business has taken off and left me with less time than I’d imaged to dedicate to this blog. So, for the next two weeks I will be writing fervously, putting together the posts I’ve always wanted to have, curating information about the area and really re-starting this blog and launching it to be what I wanted in the first place.

In the weeks and months ahead, you’ll see more posts from local small business owners who serve the Reston area, gain a better insight as to what national real estate news means on a local level and learn more about what lies ahead for our ever-growing neighborhoods. I hope you’ll share these posts with others and provide me feedback about what else you’d like to see.

I’ll see you in two weeks!

-Lauren

Advertisements

More Reston development news; 5 Q’s to ask about flood insurance

Local Real Estate News

  • waterfront houses
    Image credit PBS

    CoreSite to spend $60M in acquiring Sunrise Technology Park, $90M on first phase of new development, $500M on building out space over time (via RestonNow)

  • Of the roughly 20M sqft of vacant office space in Fairfax County, JBG principal Greg Trimmer said a disproportionate amount sits in suburban office parks, while Reston Town Center has just 3 percent vacancy(via BisNow)
  • Charts: D.C.’s rents rising, homeownership dropping (via Curbed DC)
  • 5 questions to ask about flood insurance (via PBS, NPR, Frontline)
  • For fun: Woman who now owns the “Brady Bunch” house thwarted burglars attempting to enter her home (via realtor.com)

Continue reading “More Reston development news; 5 Q’s to ask about flood insurance”

Single family homes are getting smaller

Local Real Estate News

How much have home values changed during the past year? That’s probably the question we’re most often asked. Here’s a direct answer: the average sales price in the metro D.C. area is up 1.2% from this time a year ago.

And how does that relate to the value of your home? It doesn’t. Market conditions vary from area to area, and we think the recent market activity in three “cities” illustrates this perfectly.

Read the entire Market in a Minute Northern Virginia analysis by McEnearney Associates CIO David Howell here. The D.C. analysis is here

Continue reading “Single family homes are getting smaller”

What if The White House was for sale? Plus, Arlington studies paying for Uber to get to Metro

Local Real Estate News

Continue reading “What if The White House was for sale? Plus, Arlington studies paying for Uber to get to Metro”

Living with grandma, housing market exacerbating inequality and STC “Free For All”

Local Real Estate News

Continue reading “Living with grandma, housing market exacerbating inequality and STC “Free For All””

Around Reston: Meet Geoff Crawley of Champagne Services

Crawley
Champagne Services co-owners Dawn and Geoff Crawley

Editor’s note: Champagne Services changed its name to Rescue Me Cleaning in March 2017. 

Moving to Reston is interviewing members of the community who are a part of small businesses that serve the Reston area. Up next is Geoff Crawley of Champagne Services, a chemical-free, organic house cleaning company. Champagne Services is a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

Continue reading “Around Reston: Meet Geoff Crawley of Champagne Services”

Ceilings, D.C. rents reach new heights; Summer Restaurant Week

Local Real Estate News

Continue reading “Ceilings, D.C. rents reach new heights; Summer Restaurant Week”