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Fairfax still trailing Philly in real-estate footrace

Fairfax County and Philadelphia battled to a relative draw for real-estate supremacy for the Mid-Atlantic region in April, but that leaves the (supposed) City of Brotherly Love in a commanding lead as the first third of the year goes...

Letter: Fairfax County is working; Youngkin threatens to derail Va.

Editor: From the great American songbook, “Say It Ain’t So.” For about 18 months now, on your editorial page, gallons of ink have been used to pontificate about what is disliked in Fairfax County. Fairfax County is one of the best...

Fairfax falls behind Philly in home-sales sweepstakes

Looks like it’s not going to even be much of a competition this year. In both 2020 and 2021, Philadelphia and Fairfax County vied throughout the year for the crown of most real-estate sales in the Mid-Atlantic, based on data...

Editor’s Notebook: Ms. Crawford knew how to dress nice, why can’t they?

“Don’t with me, fellas, this ain’t my first time at the rodeo” from “Mommie Dearest” has to be one of the half-dozen or so greatest lines to have come out of Hollywood over the past century. I was reminded...

Fairfax likely to be bridesmaid in battle for real-estate crown

In the battle for real-estate supremacy in the Mid-Atlantic, Fairfax County drew closer to Philadelphia in November but appears likely to return to bridesmaid status after being the bride in 2020. Fairfax County slightly exceeded Philadelphia in home sales for...

Editor’s Notebook: The name game (Fairfax supervisor-district edition)

Regular readers know my affection for the late great chanteuse Shirley Ellis and her early-1960s linguistic fun one, "The Name Game." (Whatever you do, do not, repeat not, plug "Chuck" into her musical formula. "Bart" is bad enough …) Ms. Ellis,...

Fairfax closing in on Philly for real-estate supremacy

In the battle for real-estate supremacy in the Mid-Atlantic, Fairfax County drew closer to Philadelphia in October and remains somewhat within striking distance of taking the crown for the second year in a row. With 16,401 home transactions during the...

Fairfax voters OK school bond by lopsided margin

Fairfax County voters by a two-to-one margin have approved a $360 million school-bond referendum. The proposal garnered support of 67.8 percent of the electorate, according to preliminary results reported Wednesday morning and counting 247 of the county's 250 precincts. The result...

Editor’s Notebook: Is he going to punch out a nun before Election Day?

I’ve got no idea how this gubernatorial race is going to turn out – nobody does – but if one looks at how the two candidates are performing under pressure, you have to guess that Glenn Youngkin is feeling...

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...
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