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Maybe recent real-estate frenzy not quite as crazy as we thought

Was the late-2020-into-early-2021 real-estate market really as hot-hot-hot (and chaotic) as anecdotal evidence suggests? A new analysis says maybe not. Although it also suggests the process was more challenging for first-time buyers. The record-setting housing market that began several months after...

Regional homes market sees strong first two-thirds of year

Northern Virginia’s home-sales market has not only outperformed the unusual 2020 market during the first eight months of the year, but also is significantly ahead of more normal-year markets of the past, as well. The five largest jurisdictions across the...

Date set for upcoming housing fair

The Arlington County government has announced plans for its 2021 Live-In Arlington Info-Fair, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center. The event will feature a series of workshops along...

More seasonal normality returning to Va. homes market

Home sales across Virginia remained solid if not spectacular in August, but the market seems to be returning to more seasonal ebbs and flows after nearly 18 months in which it was first knocked around by COVID, then got...

Homes across region finding buyers at brisk pace

The figures may head higher as the market cools slightly, but for the first eight months of the year, homes were selling at a brisk pace, according to new data. Leading the pack were Loudoun and Prince William counties, where...

Local home-buyers still paying more on per-square-foot basis

Home-buyers continue to pay more, on a per-square-foot basis, for existing homes than they were a year before, according to new data. All major jurisdictions across the Washington area show increases in year-to-date per-square-foot costs, according to figures reported Sept....

Despite concerns, home-builder confidence edges up

Builder confidence inched up in September on lower lumber prices and strong housing demand, even as the housing sector continues to grapple with building-material supply-chain issues and labor challenges, according to a monthly survey. Ending a three-month decline, builder sentiment...

‘Balance’ is back in N.Va. homes market

A “more balanced” homes market between buyers and sellers isn’t the worst thing in the world. In fact, it can be healthy. And that’s the phase the local area appears to be moving back into. “Homes continue to sell at a...

Single-family sales prices still well above $1M in Arlington

Arlington’s real-estate market, which has been hot since the summer of 2020, is showing signs of cooling off, but prices in the single-family sector are holding steady, according to new data. A total of 299 properties went to closing in...

Regional homes market cooling, but nowhere near cool

After a year in which the local real-estate market was turned higgledy-piggledy – first shut down briefly by COVID, then roaring back to life with a vengeance – it appears to be settling back into a more normal seasonality. And...
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