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Fairfax home sales show both strength and seasonality

Excepting 2020 (the reason being explained down below), Fairfax County’s real-estate market had its strongest September in a decade this year, with larger-than-normal sales totals and still-increasing (if not booming) prices across various market segments. Whether this modest momentum can...

McLean High golfer earns state berth

Playing and posting an early score were the easy and stress-free parts for Cab Fooshe. Then, it was the nearly two-hour wait to learn his fate that became the anxious and nerve-wracking moments for the McLean High School senior...

Key football matchups this weekend

For the remainder of the regular season there will be key weekly high-school football games, with the results eventually determining the winners of various league championships. This weekend there are multiple such contests, including the Friday night, Oct. 15, clash...

Langley wins sixth straight state golf title

One fact goes with the other, but in winning a record six straight state golf championships, the Langley Saxons have established record-setting scores and decisive and impressive margins of victory in the process. In misty conditions, Langley won the 2021...

Vienna Council OKs emergency elevator repairs

Vienna Town Council members agreed Oct. 11 to pay a contractor $48,314 for emergency repair work conducted last month on Town Hall’s elevator. The Vienna Department of Public Works earlier had used Kone Inc. to install a sump pump and...

Vienna government, business group ink deal on Halloween parade

The Vienna Town Council on Oct. 11 unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with the Vienna Business Association (VBA) regarding their respective roles in the upcoming Vienna Halloween Parade. The parties will hold the parade Oct. 27 from 7 to...

Per-square-foot costs keep rising for local home-buyers

Home-buyers in the local region are paying more, on a per-square-foot basis, than they were in 2020, with the outer suburbs seeing a higher rate of growth. Every major jurisdiction the Washington metro area has seen a year-over-year increase in...

Philly lengthens home-sales lead over Fairfax County

With three quarters of the year down and one left to go, Philadelphia has slightly lengthened its lead over Fairfax County for real-estate supremacy in the Mid-Atlantic region. With 1,573 residential transactions going to closing last month, the City of...

Fairfax County History, 10/14/21 edition

News that was making news in years gone by. October 16, 1941: D.C. planning officials are pleading with their Northern Virginia counterparts not to allow high-rise development adjacent to the Potomac River.The goal for this year’s Fairfax County Community Chest drive...

Commentary: Fivesome arrives for late tee time

There was a late-afternoon fivesome that wandered up to the first tee area at the wooded Algonkian Regional Park golf course in Sterling on Oct. 5, looking to play a round. The group didn’t have an official tee time, but...
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