Falls Church, VA Real Estate News

By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Many who are not familiar with mid-century architecture lump any neighborhood in Northern Virginia with "contemporary style" homes in the same category.  Fans of mid-century modern housing understand there is a big difference between the two.  The confusion reminds me of a brain teaser from science class which I reworked to say "all mid-century modern homes are contemporary but not all contemporary homes are mid-century modern."The two most recognizable mid-century modern neighborhoods in Fairfax County, Hollin Hills and Holmes Run Acres are great examples of the vision of the developers who understood the principals of making homes fit in with the environment and not bulldoze every tree in site.  You will find other pockets of mid-century homes in Reston, Lake Barcroft and Mantua Hills...
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By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Skyline Plaza, a two tower 26-story condominium residence located in Falls Church is on a premium location seven miles away from the Reagan Airport and five miles from the Pentagon. The towers are surrounded by 10 beautiful acres of highly maintained landscaped ground. Skyline Plaza has easy access to I-395 which grants easy access to DC and destinations around the Beltway such as Tysons Corner. If you are new to the idea of a condominium and you're curious about the benefits and drawbacks of condo life may find CondoBenefits.com useful. The towers of Skyline Plaza were developed in the 1970s near historic Bailey’s Crossroads. Skyline Plaza is just minutes away from many strip malls (such as the Skyline Shopping Mall and Bailey's Crossroads Shopping Center) malls (such as Landmark and ...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Lake Barcroft in is one of the hidden gems that residents of the Fairfax County, Virginia can miss if they don't know about the area.   The neighborhood was named for Dr. John Barcroft who came to Virginia in 1849 and built his home and a mill on Holmes Run.  He was the community doctor in the area until the Civil War when the area was occupied by the Confederate Army.  In 1913 the area was badly in need of water resources and a decision was made to build a dam on Holmes Run that led to the creation of Lake Barcroft.  The massive dam was 400 feet wide and 63 feet above the stream bed.  Once the dam was finished it created a 115 acre lake with over 5 mile of shoreline.  However by the 1940's the water needs for the area outgrew what the dam could support and the in 1950 the water company...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Falls Church Virginia Homes for Sale - Falls Church Homes Market Report Single Family Detached Homes July 30, 2008.  There are over Active Listings 39 homes for sale in Falls Church Virginia as of today July 30, 2008.  (These are single family detached homes for sale and are fee simple home owner ship.)  This high price of actively listed Falls Church City home for sale is $1,725,000 in the Browns subdivision and the low price of a Falls Church VA home for sale is $450,000 in the Lee Crest subdivision.  There are 5 Falls Church homes under contract with a high price of $1,199,000 and the low price in Falls Church City Va of $499,900. 1 Falls Church Homes is under contract with a 'Cntg/KO' and 1 with a 'Cntg/NO KO' Falls Church Homes - 1 'Cntg/KO' Falls Church Homes - 1 'Cntg/NO KO' Fall...
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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz, Your Northern Virginia and D.C. Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
We have a very interesting set up here in Northern Virginia. We have Arlington County, Fairfax county, the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria, Fairfax, and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton. You mean the city of Fairfax isn't within Fairfax county? Or Vienna? And Alexandria isn't part of Arlington County? HUH???? Let's attack Falls Church today. Falls Church is located along 495, 66, 267, Rt 50...you can get there from any major road. Falls Church CITY has it's own Public School System made up of 4 schools: Mount Daniel Elementary(pre-k through 1)Thomas Jefferson Elementary (2-4)Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (5-7)George Mason High School (8-12) HOWEVER, the property location will determine whether you are located within the boundary for Falls Church City schools, or Fairfax ...
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By Are Andresen, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Soldsense - your sixth sense in real estate)
July 16th, 2008 9:48 PM Brittany Parc is a peaceful enclave minutes from the busy and happening Tyson's Corner. It was built in 2001-2002 by Centex Homes on a wooded site near a popular shortcut called Idylwood Road (it is a popular way with locals to bypass the crowded Rt. 7 and the HOV restricted I-66 during rush hour.) If you are familiar with the area, it is located behind Idylwood Towers at the end of Pimmit Drive in Falls Church, Virginia. The 42 homes are what some would call "city style" homes - tall and stately with brick fronts in a colonial style. Most homes back to either green space or common areas. There are no common area amenities per-se, but there is a common area between the homes that the homeowner association is looking into making some sort of park. The community is...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Falls Church City homes?  Falls Church VA is a place to live in northern Virginia that makes a lot of sense!  Falls Church Virginia is a great location and you can save on gas, walk to Metro or WMATA in some areas, and it is very convenient located inside the 495 Beltway.  If you are looking to live in the northern Virginia area.  Falls Church has great location access to roads, 395, 495, 66, 7, 50, 29, 123, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Ronald Reagan Airport, Washington DC, Maryland, the Pentagon, and more!  Homes are older in the Falls Church area, and town homes and condos near metro are common..  The location is great, I designed this custom map of Falls Church City Virginia for you to check out!  You will not be disappointed!  There are currently 339 Falls Church homes for sa...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Falls Church Homes for Sale and Real Estate Sales.  MRIS Real Estate Sales Statistics for May 2008 were just released today - June 10, 2008 for the MRIS service area. For Falls Church Homes for Sale, we saw an decrease of homes sales of 8.78%  There are buyers out there, and sellers that are realistic are selling their homes.  Falls Church Homes for Sale saw 9  units sold in May 2008 compared to 13 sales May 2007.  In my own opinion it shows that this really has not bottomed yet, but the lower prices are a result of foreclosures, distressed homes, bank owned properties that are brining out buyers that are looking for a deal.  Days on market increased to 71 days or an increase  of 19.32%.  The price of the average unit sold in Falls Church real estate sales dropped  -9.69%  YTD from May...
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Falls Church City Real Estate Our Team constantly monitors local real estate statistics to inform our clients. Below you will find real estate stats for the month of April 2008.   In April, the total number of active listings on the market in Falls Church City was 50. Of those active listings, the minimum list price was $184,900 while the maximum list price was $1,375,000. The average list price was $726,976. The average number for property days on the market is 129.   The number of listings under contract was 14. Of those listings under contract, the minimum list price was $375,000 while the maximum list price was $1,595,000. The average list price was $701,078. The average number for property days on the market was 165.   The number of listings that were sold & settled in April was 12...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Smallest city in the USA?  Not by population, but by area... It's right here in Virginia.  Falls Church City.   Charming Falls Church City is but 2.2 square miles of land bordered by Arlington and Fairfax County.  Yet it boasts The State Theatre which features local and national music headliners, a drive-through espresso and smoothie shack, and one of the area's leading jewelry stores Direct Jewelry Outlet (where my wife and I purchased our wedding bands)     Falls Church is also the home of my martial arts school, Krav Works (Israeli Krav Maga & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)  I've been training for two years, so you better buy a home or I'll beat you up!   George Mason High School (GMHS), a highly-regarded, nationally ranked high school (#1 in the DC Area by the Washington Post, #6 in the natio...
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Falls Church City Real Estate Our Team constantly monitors local real estate statistics to inform our clients. Below you will find real estate stats for the month of February 2008.   In February, the total number of active listings on the market in Falls Church City was 40. Of those active listings, the minimum list price was $199,900 while the maximum list price was $1,650,000. The average list price was $802,354. The average number for property days on the market is 186.   The number of listings under contract was 14. Of those listings under contract, the minimum list price was $275,000 while the maximum list price was $1,210,000. The average list price was $669,696. The average number for property days on the market was 70.   The number of listings that were sold & settled in Februar...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
   This is the 4th in my series on extinct Northern Virginia Airfields. In 1941 E.C. Germain purchased a 350 acre site along Route 7 just east of Bailey's Crossroad.  He operated the Washington Air Charter Service and planned a 3,500 foot unpaved runway.The airport began to achieve greater commercial success when it was purchased by the Benn brothers in 1946.  They opened a flight training school for GI's wanting to learn to fly using their GI Bill benefits.  Eventually, the name was changed to Washington-Virginia Airport. The Goodyear blimp moored at the aiport when it visited the National Capital Area.  Additionally, planes that were modified to represent Japanese Zeros for the filming of the movie "Tora-Tora" passed through the facility.When BEACON FIELD closed in 1960 many of its' p...
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By FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
(Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc)
The first task in writing this post was to look up whether "bullet holes" was 1 word or 2. Turns out it's 2 words. Learn something every day right? Or is it everyday? Anyhow, I went to a bank owned property in Falls Church today.It was disgusting. It was infested by cockroaches (we didn't see any live ones) and a bullet hole in the window (or a run in with a Kevlar beaked crow). What a gem!The good thing was this client was able to see it as an opportunity, instead of being freaked out. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't my thing, but this isn't about me, this is about the buyer. It got me thinking about how bank owned properties (and other dumps) affect neighborhood pricing. I've never really believed in broad market data that say that an area has gone up or down. See my UP 14%!? No, Down ...
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By Casey O'Neal
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
Falls Church City Real Estate Our Team constantly monitors local real estate statistics to inform our clients. Below you will find real estate stats for the month of October 2007.   For the month of October, the total number of active listings on the market in Falls Church City was 54. Of those active listings, the minimum list price was $245,000 while the maximum list price was $1,749,000. The average list price was $821,571. The average number for property days on the market is 97.   The number of listings under contract was 6. Of those listings under contract, the minimum list price was $279,000 while the maximum list price was $1,490,000. The average list price was $662,283. The average number for property days on the market is 59.   The number of listings that were sold & settled ...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Just minutes from the buzz of the interstate sits the mid-century Fairfax County neighborhood of Holmes Run Acres. Built on a 122 acre tract of land originally owned by a Washington investor by the name of Herman Schmidt the property was named Holmes Run Acres in 1945 and a set of restrictions were put in place for the development of the land. Since mid-century modern neighborhoods are rare in Fairfax County they have garnered a following of loyal homeowners over the years and Holmes Run Acres is no exception.The development of the property began in 1950 with what would turn out to be three different builders over close to a 10 year period. In the end 355 homes were built based on contemporary homes design including the California Ranch popular on the west coast and by Frank Lloyd Wrigh...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
In a Northern Virginia real estate market where homes are lingering for long periods of time unsold, the small jurisdiction of Falls Church City saw some very quick sales in July 2007.Falls Church City is the smallest city in Virginia with less than 12,000 residents.  There are only about 4,800 individual households according to the City's tax records.  In July 2007, there were 17 home sales in Falls Church ranging in price from $304,000 to $1,439,000.  The average sales price for July was $734,528.  These homes sold at an average of 97.95% of the listing price in a lightning fast pace of only 29 days on the market.  The most popular community for sales in July was Winter Hill with 4 sales.Here is a chart displaying the number of sales per month and the average days on market for those ...
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By Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
(RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President)
Harry Potter mania is officially here with the book being released across the country tonight at midnight!  Have you reserved your copy?Today's Washington Business Journal reports that Falls Church, Virginia leads the nation in pre-orders for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Harrows" according to Amazon.com. Fairfax, Virginia, and Vienna, Virginia, two close-in suburbs of Washington D.C. were also in the top 5.  The Journal reported that on a per capita basis, Washington D.C. led all 50 states!I guess traffic won't be so bad this weekend because everyone will be at the pool or on the couch reading Harry Potter. According to the article, Amazon dubbed Falls Church, "the Harry-est Town in America" and donated a $5,000 gift certificate to a Library Foundation in Falls Church. Hope you have a ...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
It is interesting to see the current Falls  Church real estate sales statistics for Falls Church City Virginia homes for sale and compared to this time last year.  OVer all it looks very good for Falls Church City homes, and town homes in Falls Church and condos for sale in Falls Church Virignia.  Yes days on market have increased dramatically, but homes in Falls Church Virginia are selling perhaps because Falls Church has access to WMATA rail, and is just a shrot commute into DC and Arlington. Detached/Attached Report - <$100K to >$5M Falls Chruch City, VA From: 04/01/2007 to 04/30/2007  Statistics are generated by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.  Real Estate Trend Indicator  public reports.  FALLS CHURCH CITY   2007    2006    % Change Total Sold Dollar Volume: $ 5,092...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
FALLS CHURCH VIRGINIA MARKET STATS 4/30/2007 290 Active Falls Church VA Homes for Sale  Detached FEE SIMPLE Single Family Homes for SaleHigh List Price $2,750,000 / Low List Price $390,000 7 Falls Church VA Homes for Sale are currently Under Contract KO High List Price $1,649,00 / Low List Price $414/000 =============================================================================== 24 Falls Church VA Homes for Sale  are Under Contract  NO KO High List Price $3,500,000  / Low List Price $449,000   ====================================================================== 45 Falls Church VA Homes for Sale that are UNDER CONTRACT to SELL / 1 LEASE High List Price $1,750,000 / Low List Price $350,000   ======================================================================   These Falls Church ...
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