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Fall finally feels like it is here after the Halloween rain storms brought in colder weather. We can now finally pull out the sweaters and turtlenecks after having a really warm October with several t-shirt, shorts and flip flop days.
Starting off in November, we have a few fun things to add to the calendar. In addition to the events below, be sure to follow us on our Facebook page, 365 Things to do in Loudoun County, where you will find fun things posted daily. If you know of an event or have an event you would like to see featured, please email us at SonjaAdams@kw.com. Would be happy to help you get the word out!
Wrapping up Halloween this weekend are two fun events. Loudoun’s Largest Halloween Party is on Nov 2nd at the National Conference Center. For more details check out Loudoun’s Largest Halloween Party on Facebook. And what better way to say goodbye to Halloween than Great Country Farm’s annual Pumpkin Chunkin? Smash a few pumpkins and then head up the mountain to either the Bluemont Vineyard or Dirt Farm Brewing.. if you go to Dirt Farm, check out their new paved road! Huge progress over there! For more info on the Pumpkin Chunkin, head over to the Great Country Farms event page
Tonight is the Night at the Library. Kind of reminds me of the movie, Night at the Museum.. is that the name of that movie where the museum comes alive? If not, leave a comment below to remind me of the name! This event will take you through some of the unusual collections and a sneak peak at the Museum’s art storage collection and the rare book room. Enjoy an evening of surprises to include antique dog collars, Paul Mellon’s riding boots and the weird world of four footed beasts and books in the vaults of the Library.
Hungry for some Oysters? Head on over to Creek’s Edge Winery!
If you aren’t an oyster fan, but like seafood, Dirt Farm Brewery is hosting
For more events for this upcoming week, be sure to head over to
Planning Ahead? Here are a couple events coming up!
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Some people who live in Loudoun County, VA might say that Eastern Loudoun is a completely different lifestyle experience than Western Loudoun. It could be true, but there are definitely perks to either location.
In Eastern Loudoun, you will find more planned communities with HOA’s (homeowner’s associations), community pools, conveniences such as shopping centers and grocery stores close by. Western Loudoun has historically been known as more rural but the landscape has changed dramatically over the years as development has sprung and taken away large parcels of open land. The number of communities has increased, however, its my opinion that the same kind of planning that was done in Eastern Loudoun to accomodate walking trails or an overall plan for a neighborhood has not been done to the same extent in Western Loudoun. I think its in part to the resistance of development to the west. Western Loudoun is working hard to maintain the small town feel and retain their open space. Shopping is a little further away for the big box stores but there are plenty of options when you go into one of the towns. Purcellville has 2 grocery stores and has several places to eat and its definitely a family friendly town.
Below are links to single family homes in the $450,000 to $700,000 range in both Eastern Loudoun and Western Loudoun County, VA. This might give you some flavor for the differences in living in different parts of the county. Overall, I’d say you will still get bigger lots in Western Loudoun vs Eastern Loudoun and there is still some feel of small town living the further west you go.
Check it out for yourself and leave a comment as to which you prefer and why! Would love to hear your opinion!
If you or someone you know are thinking of buying or selling a home, call Sonja Adams at 703-963-7407 or email Sonja at SonjaAdams@kw.com
2019 Loudoun County Monthly Sales Statistics
While Loudoun County, VA homes for sale inventory continues to hover near historical lows, the decline in year-over-year number of active listings was notably smaller than in previous months. Active listings from May 2018 to May 2019 declined by 5.7% which was the smallest year-over-year decline since June 2015. June 2015 was also the month/year that the cycle of inventory tightening began.
The notable small decline in active listings was primarily the result of an increase in active condo listings. The number of active condo listings in Loudoun County has increased by 16.8% year-over-year while the number of townhome and single family home listings actually declined during the same period.
Tight inventory was the most probable underlying cause of the decrease of new pending sales to 2.1% from the same month in the prior year.
The good news is that through May, 2019, the homes on the market commanded nearly full asking price. The median days on market decreased from 35 days in May 2018 to just 13 days in May 2019. That said, we did see some softening and longer days on market in the upper price ranges this summer. Stats for June have not been released yet and will be interesting to see.
Check out the table below for 2019 Loudoun County Monthly Sales Statistics.
|2019 Loudoun County Monthly Sales Statistics|
|Month||Residential Units Sold||Average Sales Price||Median Price||Average Days on Market||Active Listings||New Listings This Month||New Pendings This Month||Average S/P as a Percentage of L/P|
|Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. :: Last Updated on 6/6/19
Note that the methodology for calculating Days-On-Market (DOM) changed and was not available for October 2018. The numbers used since November 2018 have been restated according to the new methodology. The DOM data is not comparable to data issued before November 2018.
If you or someone you know has a question about something real estate related, contact Sonja Adams at SonjaAdams@kw.com
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