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Weichert taps industry veteran for regional post

Susan Westbrook, who has held leadership posts at a number of local real-estate agencies, has been tapped as a regional vice president in Weichert, Realtors’ Capital Region, responsible for the management and growth of the company’s 12 sales offices...

Local homes market getting back to normal ebb, flow

Newly released home-sales data from across the Washington region suggest that the market isn’t quite yet back to its normal seasonal ebb and flow, although it is headed in that direction. Compared to a year before, sales in September were...

Realtor Q&A: How to help children navigate home-buying process

It’s a conundrum faced by many parents – how involved should they be when their adult children embark on their first home purchase? Other than handing out cash, in what ways can parents be the most helpful when their children...

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...

Vienna Council sees no consensus on lot-coverage update

Vienna officials for decades have limited lot coverage in residential areas to 25 percent in order to prevent overbuilding, reduce flooding and preserve the community’s small-town feel. But some residents, builders and Town Council members advocated Sept. 27 to loosen...

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...

Home-builders launch diaper initiative to aid needy families

The cost of disposable diapers is nearly $1,000 a year per child, and the charitable arm of local home-builders is doing something to help families that struggle to meet the cost. HomeAid Northern Virginia on Sept. 20 kicked off its...

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....
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On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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