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Survey says: Local region not among most dog-friendly in nation

Local residents may love their dogs, but the Washington region doesn’t make it onto a new ranking of the 15 top emerging dog-friendly locales in the nation. According to a new survey from Rover and Zillow, 24 percent of dog...

Fairfax sellers getting more per square foot

Home-buyers across Fairfax County continue to pay more, on a square-footage basis, than those who were in the market a year ago, according to new data. For the first two months of 2021, the median per-square-foot cost of residential real...

Real-estate growth still focused on outlying areas

Construction of single-family homes continued to overperform in suburbs, exurbs and rural communities while lagging in larger urban areas, according to new fourth-quarter-2020 data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The trend is a direct result of the...

Rising home prices continue to chip away at affordability

With rising home values outpacing household incomes, even small bumps up in median sales prices are having a disproportionate impact on housing affordability in the local area and nationally. A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)...

Rising assessments to equal higher tax bills in Fairfax

Rising home values are a good thing for Fairfax County homeowners thinking about selling. But for those staying put, they will equate to higher tax bills this year. Residential home assessments rose an average of 4.25 percent from 2020 to...

Builder confidence solid despite lumber, legislative concerns

Strong buyer demand helped offset supply-chain challenges, a surge in lumber prices and the threat of increased regulation, as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched up slightly in February to 84 on a 0-to-100...

Va. home sales start year off strong

Home sales and median sales prices continued their upward trajectory across nearly all areas of the commonwealth, with smaller and more rural areas faring best and the market for condominiums trailing. A total of 8,806 properties went to closing during...

Vaccine rollout expected to further boost home sales

An increase in those availing themselves of the COVID-19 vaccine is likely to add more buyers and sellers to an already red hot real-estate market. A new survey from Zillow finds 70 percent of homeowners say they would be comfortable...

Local home-sellers getting more on per-square-foot basis

Home-sellers across the Washington region continue to garner more, on a per-square-foot basis, than they did a year before. In many cases, significantly more. Year-over-year median per-square-foot prices were up in eight of nine major jurisdictions across the inner D.C. region,...

Single-family sector leads N.Va. homes market

Led by a hot-hot-hot single-family market, Northern Virginia homes sales were up nearly 30 percent in January compared to a year before, while average and median sales prices also continued to rise. “Demand for single-family homes is increasing and competition...
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‘Old School’ column: The deluge!

Yes, I know this has been a banner year for that wet stuff falling from the sky, but the...
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