So Why Did the Assessed Value of Your Home Increase This Year?

If you own a residential property in Alexandria City or Fairfax County, you should have received a notification about the assessed value of your home recently. Chances are good that it went up […]

Street Style: Ann Loughlin

Alexandria Bar Association Executive Director Ann Loughlin has incredible style. This is not only due to the fact that she is a dedicated local shopper, although that is obviously a part of it. […]

This Will Make You Nostalgic

The strangest things can bring back the most powerful memories. Sometimes, it’s the smell of cinnamon or peppermint or cookies baking. Sometimes, it’s a song from your childhood. And sometimes, it’s the tile […]

8 Great Ways To Spend a Rainy Day in Alexandria

Last week, we wrote about how Alexandria real estate picks up in the springtime. This week, we’re writing about something else that picks up in the springtime: rain. Winter is (mostly) behind us, […]

The Spring Market Is Here!

You’ve heard it before: spring is the busiest time in real estate. Year after year, come March, listings are live, buyers are out, agents are inquiring. And we love it that way! We […]

Happy Birthday, George!

Did you celebrate Presidents’ Day on Monday? What we were actually, legally and officially celebrating was George Washington’s Birthday — hence the annual George Washington Birthday Parade that drew crowds to Old Town despite […]

The Phyllis Cocktail

It’s not a coincidence that my new favorite cocktail is named after my favorite person: Phyllis just had a drink named in her honor and it’s undeniably delicious. Cedar Knoll, one of Phyllis’s […]

How Will the New Tax Law Affect You and Your Family?

Perhaps you were one of the many who stood in line on December 29th hoping to pay your 2018 property tax bill early. Or perhaps you were calling Congressman Don Beyer’s office trying […]

A Listing at Every Price Point

January started out strong, with two of our listings going under contract in less than two days. No matter your price point, it’s a great time to start looking. Many buyers are already […]

Alexandria Restaurant Week 2018

The only bad thing about Alexandria Restaurant Week is that trying every single restaurant offering lunch and dinner specials between January 26th and February 4th isn’t really feasible. First of all, that would […]

George Washington’s Horse Slept Here Longer than This House Was on the Market

Old Town is a perfect blend of old and new: historical significance modernized and made meaningful in a multitude of ways. Old buildings, new, thriving businesses. Old brick, new pavement. Old homes, magnificent […]

Here Are Alexandria’s Highest-Priced Home Sales in 2017

After a great year in real estate, it’s always fun to look back at the spectacular homes that sold and the range in inventory and price in our Alexandria’s different neighborhoods. 2017 was […]

What’s Coming to One of Old Town’s Favorite Coffee Shops in 2018

Is there any place more inviting on a cold winter morning than Misha’s Coffeehouse? Other than home sweet home, we don’t think so. When you have to be out and about (maybe, like […]

How To Host a S’mores Party

One of our newest listings, 3812 Washington Woods Drive, has an outdoor fireplace that is everything we ever wanted in a backyard. The cozy stone and brick wood-burning fireplace, set beside an enormous […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…To Live in Alexandria!

Real estate typically slows down at this time of year as folks travel or hunker down in cold weather, but this season has been unusually busy, especially in Old Town, where people have […]

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