Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Home Sales by Season

I am often asked about what our local seasonal cycles are for real estate, so I thought I'd pass along this chart (thanks MRIS) for real estate sales volume in Loudoun County since 2006.  Despite fluxuations due to weather, tax programs, loan programs, interest rates and many other things, this chart shows a definitive cycle for our area.  Lowest sales have been occurring in January and February and the highest number of sales usually in June of every year. 

Keep in mind, this chart represents closed sales.  Most residential contracts are 30-60 days in contract (of course, with short sales that is longer, but I am speaking "generally" here). 

Is your home listed yet?  If you're thinking of selling this year, you may want to get a jump on things.  Buyers are out in force now, and are looking.  Many people won't put their homes on the market until June (they'll wait until school is out, etc), so often the early bird does get the worm.

Vicky Chrisner

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Tell Congress Our Mortgages Need to be Deductible!

Congress is looking at many potential revisions to the tax code, including limiting the tax deductions for mortgage interest. This change could truly have a negative impact on our local & national real estate market. We need to let Congress know we want the mortgage interest deduction to be left alone! Click the link, follow the prompts.

Contacting Congress is easier than you'd think: CLICK HERE!

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Vicky Chrisner

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Taste Test Tuesday!

It's Taste Test Tuesday!

OK, I will admit that I am stealing the "game" from, but I liked it.  Every Tuesday I will post pictures of 2 or more homes and ask for your favorite.  I might shake it up a bit just for variety, but in this case, I have posted 2 pictures of Single Family Homes, both in Loudoun County, both currently for sale, and both priced the same.  So, which do you like? 

Like "The Real Estate Whisperer" on Facebook and let us know!! Tomorrow, I will post details on the facebook page, and you'll learn the price location and other such fun facts about both homes.

If you are looking for a home like these or any other, I'd love to help!

Vicky Chrisner

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Monday, March 28, 2011

WANTED: Single Family Home, SW Leesburg

Well... actually, if you own a home in Leesburg or Loudoun and you'd like to sell, please call me so we can talk!  I'd love to help you sell it.  But, today, I am actually in search of something in particular.... and I am hoping to find it in the neighborhoods listed above.

The good news, if you're planning to sell this year, is the market is looking good.  Buyers are out in force.

In the meantime, feel free to make sure of these online resources:
I can't wait to hear from you!

Vicky Chrisner Keller Williams Realty

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Bored? Get Out and Explore!

Bored?  Get out and explore.  If you're looking for things to do in Leesburg, Virginia, we've got you covered!

For the week of March 28-April 3, our calendar is chocked full!  You'll find free concerts, Karoake night, Parents Night Out, Ladies Night, First Friday, Spring Horse Trials, Toastmasters and even Breakfast at Kettermans! 

Make sure you check back often!  Events are updated regularly

*  The Leesburg VA Facebook page and sites are managed by Vicky Chrisner, a Loudoun County Real Estate Agent, and all around local expert.  Have real estate needs? 

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Good Night Moon

March 19, 2011.... "Super Moon"

A celestial treat!  People around the world are talking about it... our moon.  Tonight, it is about 17,000 miles closer than usual, appearing 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than most nights. Scientists have dispelled myths that this "super moon" will wreak havoc or cause natural disasters..... I guess we'll know for sure by morning. 

Good Night Leesburg.  Good Night Loudoun.  Good Night Virginia.  Good Night USA.  Good Night Moon.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patricks Day Events!

Have you checked out our events calendar on ?    Lots going on in and around town today!

This and every Thursday is $3 Thursday at Tally Ho where you can watch first run movies for only $3 per person. 

Since today is the 3rd Thursday of the month it's also "Girls Night Out" in downtown Leesburg.... so come on it and pick up a program at any one of the local businesses who will be open late night and offering all kinds of specials.

But, if you're looking for something "different", you're in luck, we have a long list of great events that come but once a are just a few....

You can't think St. Patrick's Day in Leesburg without automatically thinking about Spanky's Shenanigans on Market Street, where they invite you to "get your shamrocks off" there and to endulge in green eggs and beer, along with a full Irish menu, live music and free beads all day long.  What more could you possibly want?

Other best bets for St. Pats?  If you like the green beer scene, and don't want to miss a minute of March Madness, here are you best bets:   Bunkers Sports Cafe, & Sals NY Pizza, both on Market Street in Leesburg and Nicks Corner Grill in Brambleton (Ashburn). 

In Reston, just over the line into Fairfax County, Clyde's is hosting "The Running of the Leprechauns" beginning at 3pm, followed by Irish fun for all.... face painters, balloon twisters, a moonbounce, Irish music, dance and food. 

If that's not your style, maybe Grandale Farm has what you're looking for... you'll find no Green Beer there. They'll be celebrating St. Patricks Day with dinner specials, deals on good Irish Brews and "The Way Changers". 

The annual St. Patricks Day Party at the Carver Senior Center is pleased to be bringing in The Polka Dots who will perform a set of jaunty traditional tunes, and the Celtic School of Rythm will perform traditional Irish dance while partiers endulge in corned beef and cabbage. 

Check out info on these and other great events....

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

All things Local: Loudoun, Dulles and Otherwise

For a long while now, I have been managing and maintaining a facebook page for our community in Leesburg, Virginia ( and in less than a year with only organic growth, we have over 3700 fans.  There we discuss community happenings, upcoming events, promote fundraisers, swap tips and all sorts of things. 

The banter is quite engaging, but I have found many of the same questions get asked repeatedly, especially as we have new members, and then sometimes I can't put my hand on the information that other "fans" contributed... it seems to get lost in the newsfeed stream on the 'wall'.  So, I've come up with a solution! (I think)

We've launched a complimentary web site.  It's under construction right now, with only the home page and the calendar page (which uses a Google calendar that is imbedded) are complete...but check it out!  It's already becoming a popular resource for community members....and I hope you'll join the Facebook comunity, but if you're not a "facebooker" then perhaps you'll just enjoy our web site.  Either way, it's at your disposal!

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