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Housing Recovery Efforts: August 2012

Check out this CNN Money article shared by Long & Foster's President and CEO, Jeff Detwiler. Could increasing home prices feed an increase in jobs and spending ? And from the National Association of Realtors: 8 Signs Housing is on the Mend. As always, give us a call or e-mail us if we can help you with your real estate needs: Buying, Selling or Renting!

Lorton and Fort Belvoir: Market Update

Check out the latest stats on Lorton/Fort Belvoir in zip codes 22079 and 22060! Focus On: Lorton, Mason Neck, and Fort Belvoir Housing Market June 2012 Zip Code(s): 22079 and 22060 Units Sold 43 Active Inventory 105 Median Sale Price $389,800 Days On Market 31 Up 7% Vs. Year Ago Down -29% Vs. Year Ago Up 19% Vs. Year Ago Up 29% Vs. Year Ag...

Springfield, VA Market Update

Focus On: Springfield Housing Market June 2012 Zip Code(s): 22151, 22150, 22152 and 22153 Units Sold 145 Active Inventory 200 Median Sale Price $410,000 Days On Market 25 Up 10% Vs. Year Ago Down -37% Vs. Year Ago Up 7% Vs. Year Ago Down -17% Vs. Year Ago Units Sold There was an increase in total units sold in June, with 14...

Alexandria: Telegraph Road Closure this Weekend 7/27

If you've driven around the Kingstowne area in past couple of days, in particular Beulah Street and Telegraph Road, you may have seen the signs up announcing the closure of Telegraph Road. The closure will take place at Piney Run Drive, starting at 10 PM Friday 7/27 and ending 5 AM Monday 7/30. Hilltop Golf Club will still be open, but there will be detours in place for everyone else. This will de...

Area Food Banks Need Your Help!

Several of our local food banks were hit hard by the recent power outages in our area. Many non-profits reported an increased demand for food and services. Area residents lost food in their refrigerators and freezers, but so did many of the food banks. The Lorton Community Action Center lost power for several days and 1,200 pounds of meat and juice that was being stored in its freezers was spoiled...

Metro Track Work This Weekend: July 13-15

If you are headed downtown this weekend, be prepared for some possible delays on Metro. Two stations will be completely closed: Reagan National Airport and Crystal City. This affects both the Yellow and Blue lines. Trains will operate normally between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock and between Pentagon City and Largo Town Center on the blue line; trains will operate normally between Huntington...

Tom & Cindy ranked #72 in the nation by Real Trends & Wall Street Journal!

LONG & FOSTER® SALES PROFESSIONALS RANKED TOP IN NATION Alexandria based team ranked 72nd in Wall Street Journal’s Top 250 CHANTILLY, Va., July 5, 2012— Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, announced today that Tom & Cindy and Associates, Alexandria, Va., ranked 72nd out of 250 for real estate ...

Alexandria: Support your community with Koinonia

Koinonia is a local non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to many community members in the Kingstowne and Franconia areas of Alexandria. They provide help with food, clothing and financial obligations. According to their website, they "encourage self-sufficiency by offering counseling and education to break the cycle of poverty". There are plenty of ways to help out; you can v...

Alexandria and Lorton: Free Concert Series!

Come on out, grab a picnic and some friends and head out to one of these FREE events! Concerts will take place on Fridays evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 PM at Grist Mill Park in Alexandria, and on Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. Here is the schedule: Grist Mill Park 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22309 June: 8th: westmain (Pop/Roc...

May 2012 Update on Springfield Mall

We've recently learned that the tenants in Springfield Mall have been given notice to vacate their spaces in order to pave the way for construction scheduled to begin this summer. The anchor stores (Target, Macy's and JC Penney) will remain open. This first phase of construction will last about 2 years and will include the complete renovation of the interior. There will be a redesigned food court,...