Events at Reston Library; The Shrinking of the American Lawn

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Brexit and what it means for U.S. homebuyers

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Taste of Reston this weekend, RA fundraiser at Whole Foods

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Home Improvement Tips: Backyard Fire Pits

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  • The dearth of available affordable housing in urban areas has numerous causes, but subsidy programs have yet to really move the needle. The real solution? Substantially increase housing supply to lower prices. (via Greater Greater Washington)
  • 3 factors to help decide whether to rent or purchase a home (via Forbes)
  • Don’t blame student debt for the lack of Millennial home ownership (via Forbes)
  • Of interest: D.C. taxis can now deliver lunch. The Taxicab Commission believes this new service will increase driver incomes by up to $10,000 per year. (via Greater Greater Washington)

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UPDATED! Reston Summer Film Festivals, Community Cookouts + more weekly events

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Balducci’s in Bethesda, Md.

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  • Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market has signed a lease to open at The Signature, Boston Properties’ new building at Reston Town Center, according to RestonNow.
  • Smart Markets @ Reston Station is open 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the plaza outside of the Reston metro station.
  • Reston Association will host its Community Yard Sale this Saturday, May 14 (rain date May 15) from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 12000 Sunrise Valley Drive. Vendor space is sold out. In case of rain in the forecast, call 703-435-6577 the morning of the event, for a recorded message.

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Market in a Minute: A Summary of Market Conditions in NoVA for April 2016

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MCE for sale sign“With the healthy increase in contract activity, the spring market in Northern Virginia is well underway. Those good contract numbers make it tempting to overlook some other fundamentals in the market, which are really just about where they were last year. The average number of days a home is on the market before receiving an offer is slightly higher, and the average sales price is actually down just a bit.

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Buying or selling a home in 2016 is both harder, easier than before; RA Garlic Mustard Challenge

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  • In case you missed it: Washingtonian magazine named Reston one of the top five best value areas in the Washington region.
  • Luxury-home buyers pay top dollar for white-glove movers that offer meticulous wrapping, climate control and custom crates to move rare items and other valuables (Wall Street Journal – Real Estate, April 27, 2016)
  • Buying or selling a home in 2016 can be both easier and harder than it’s ever been. For first-time home buyers or sellers, there is a lot to navigate. This is especially true for millennials, who are beginning to come out of their economic shells, get married, start families and buy their first home. (Forbes, April 27, 2016)

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