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

Local Real Estate News

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    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

Upcoming Local Events

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The fifth annual South Lakes 10K will be held Aug. 28 to benefit South Lakes High School’s cross-country team. Overall awards will be $150/$100/$50 for the top 3 males and females. The cost to participate is $40/in advance, $45/day-of. Click here to register. To volunteer, email Terri Marlin at

Mark your calendars! Reston Association (RA) will host its always-popular Community Yard Sale on Sept. 10 (Sept. 11 rain date) from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 12000 Sunrise Valley Drive (across the street from RA). Ninety-five families will be selling a variety of items. Vendor space is sold out; no early birds, as gates will open at 8:30 a.m. Contact or call 703-435-6577 for more information on weather related cancellations.

The Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull® on Sept. 17 is Special Olympics Virginia’s “heaviest” fundraiser, pitting teams of 25 against one another to see who can pull a 164,000-plus pound Airplane 12 feet the fastest. All proceeds help Special Olympics provide year-round training and athletic competition.

Did I miss an event happening today? Know about something coming up? Have a real estate question? Let me know in the comments below. 

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