As millennials are entering their prime as homebuyers, they are feeling the pinch between very low inventory for entry-level priced homes and rising interest rates in the metro DC market.
Moving to Reston is interviewing members of the community who are a part of small businesses that serve the Reston area. Up next is Dawn Crawley of Rescue Me Cleaning (previously known as Champagne Services), a chemical-free, organic house cleaning company.
Here are the five residential transactions that closed for the highest dollar amount in 2016:
- 11990 Market St. #2101 sold for its full asking price of $1.6M. The 1BR/3BA, 2,075 sqft penthouse-level unit carries a condo fee of $1,165.42/month.
- 1830 Fountain Drive #1505 sold for $1.525M (listed at $1,549,900) received a contract after 234 days on the market. The 3BR/3.5BA penthouse in The Paramount boasts 3,000 sqft and a $1,178/month condo fee.
- 1484 Waterfront Road, $1,347,500 (5BR/3.5BA)
- 2637 Fox Mill Road, $1.335M (5BR/5FBA/2HBA)
- 11570 Lake Newport Road, $1.3M (5BR/3.5BA)
Comparatively, in 2015, here are the five residential transactions that closed for the highest dollar amount:
- 11308 Stoneledge Court, $2.3M (8BR/11FBA/2HBA)
- 11990 Market St. #2104 closed at full asking price of $1.7M. The 2BR/2.5BA penthouse unit of 1,986 sqft has a $1,041.78/month condo fee.
- 11310 Stoneledge Ct., $1.6M (5BR/7BA)
- 1203 Bishopsgate Way, $1.5M (7BR/6.5BA)
- 11569 Lake Newport Road, $1.5M (4BR/3.5BA)
As of Jan. 1, 2017, there are 157 properties on the market in Reston for sale, ranging from $129,990 for a 1BR/1BA in Thoreau Place (a 55+ community) to $1,299,900 for a 5BR/4.5BA single family home in the Estates at Wyndham Hills.
A new administration, rising interest rates and a housing market that continues to be competitive will make 2017 an interesting year for real estate. Here’s what I’ve seen on the ground this year in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. and predict for the year ahead.
No matter how long you live in the Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia area, you can never get tired of gorgeous fall foliage. The reds and yellows and oranges are so intense, and driving through the countryside and mountains gives you the pleasure of watching the most stunning season change ever.
The next two months will be jam-packed with festivals, holidays, and parades. Here are some fun things to do in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia leading up to the holiday season.
Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11, the same day that World War I ended in 1918. It was originally established as a way to honor the Americans who had served in that war. Today, the holiday serves to honor veterans of all wars who have displayed patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for this country. To recognize and celebrate these brave men and women, there will be plenty of events around the country, especially right here in the nation’s capital. We’re proud to say that our nation’s first responders are among the honorees.