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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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1st-quarter N.Va. home sales up nearly 20% from 2020

Total home sales during the first quarter of 2021 stood a whopping 19.9 percent higher than at the same period in 2020 in Northern Virginia’s five major jurisdictions, marking essentially the last comparison to a pre-COVID environment. A total of...

MCA has some caveats on county’s concepts for development

The Fairfax County government is nearly finished drafting comprehensive-plan language that would allow for the downtown McLean’s redevelopment, but the McLean Citizens Association still has concerns regarding parking, stormwater management and the number of new residential units. The Board of...

Remodelers bullish on future prospects

The pandemic has done many unpleasant things. But on the up-side, it’s made the nation’s home-remodelers ever more bullish on the future. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released its Remodeling Market Index (RMI) in the first quarter...

New data suggest geographic reshuffling is at hand

Call it “the great reshuffling” – one in 10 Americans moved during the year of the pandemic, and with the health situation (hopefully) stabilizing through the widespread accessibility of vaccines, more may be on the way. “Millions of additional households...

Report: Va. among more urbanized states in U.S.

It’s no New Jersey (with a whopping 1,200 people crammed into every square mile) and New York (fuggedaboutit!), but Virginia does rank as among the more urbanized states in the nation, based on a new analysis. The Old Dominion sits...

First-time buyers growing as part of new-homes market

As the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) reveals that first-time home buyers account for 43 percent of the new-home market in...

Va. home-ownership rate back on the rise

Virginia’s home-ownership rate rose from 2018 to 2019, according to new Census Bureau data, part of a trend across most states. The commonwealth’s home-ownership rate of 66.1 percent in 2019 was up from 65.9 percent in 2018, although down from...

McLean senior-living proposal heads to supervisors

A proposed over-age-60 independent-living development in McLean earned the support of all but one Fairfax County Planning Commission member on March 17 and now will head to the Board of Supervisors for final disposition. Tri-State Chain Bridge LLC is seeking...

Fairfax zoning rewrite not beloved, but wins passage

Capping a Zoning Ordinance Modernization (zMOD) Project that began several years ago and drew sharp reactions from some civic organizations, the Board of Supervisors on March 23 approved a new Fairfax County zoning ordinance that supersedes rules that have...

Homes market is so good, even California thrives

For all the talk of “will the last person leaving California please turn out the lights,” the Golden State’s real-estate market seems to be doing just fine. Homes that sold in February garnered a median $338 per square foot, the...
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Arlington teachers win Wolf Trap grants

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