16 water-oriented homes for sale in Reston, D.C. neighborhoods where homes sell the fastest

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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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Market in a Minute: Leaving ‘Inside the Beltway’

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MCE for sale signMcEnearney Market in a Minute (April 2016): “We’ve seen something in the first quarter of the year that we’ll be keeping a close eye on. For the first time in a long time, new contract activity for areas of Northern Virginia inside the Beltway is down while those outside the Beltway are higher. We’re not convinced that three months of activity is enough to say there’s a trend, but it’s possible that the higher prices of close-in communities are causing some buyers to look elsewhere. Stay tuned.”

Click here to read the entire Market in a Minute report for Northern Virginia, here for Washington, D.C. 

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Renting, buying or selling a home with your canine in mind

MovingtoReston.com author and McEnearney agent Lauren Budik with her dog, Lily

I wonder if there are other areas where you can drop off your dry cleaning, stop by the pharmacy, buy a pair of jeans, visit your favorite artist’s studio and enjoy a leisurely lunch, all while walking with your dog. It never surprises me when visitors ask, “Are you allowed to bring your dog in here?” When I say “Absolutely!”, they wish they had brought their dog on vacation, too!

Yes, we are lucky to live in Northern Virginia, however, there are also some challenges to renting, buying, and selling your home when you own a dog.

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5 largest homes for sale in Reston; Area craft breweries

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Here are the five largest homes for sale in Reston, based on taxable square footage (does not include basements, even if above ground) as entered into the MRIS as of March 16, 2016.

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Market Conditions for Feb. 2016; Easter events in Reston

mcenearney logoAll indications point that the spring market of real estate has arrived: contracts and inventory are both up — but as the old adage goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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