Move over spring, summer is coming through! The summer solstice on June 20th marks the first day of the season, but that's not all June has in store. Traditionally, June is known as the month of marriages and graduations, Father's Day, and the first spring harvest for all you gardeners out there. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year, our summer 2020 dreams were delayed by quarantines and an uncertain future. Today, the US is on a better track with successful vaccine distribution and lower overall cases national wide. In fact, Fairfax County is now reporting that over 75% of adults have been vaccinated! Given these statistics, it's only natural to anticipate higher levels of outdoor activity soon.
As we spend more time outdoors this season, let us remember to apply sun screen regularly and drink plenty of water. Most importantly, let's not forget that we are still easing our way out of a global pandemic.
Fine Nest wishes everyone a great start to their 2021 summer! Find some fun and family friendly activities to add to your summer itinerary in the news section!
Fine Nest gladly provides the most up-to-date real estate information, along with COVID-19 updates, and other resources we hope are useful to you and your loved ones as we continue to navigate this unusual time.
The Latest News
June Market Metrics Report
Round and round the market goes, where it stops,
no one knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Many of the current real estate market updates have been more of the same. The market is still seeing unprecedented low inventory, extreme buyer competition, and record breaking sale prices across the nation. In a recent CBS Sunday Morning news story, Amanda Pendelton, home trends expert for Zillow, dubbed the current home buying trend "The Great Reshuffling" as many home buyers are looking to expand into homes with home office spaces. In light of many companies allowing their employees to work remotely, a home office has gone from a small luxury to an absolute necessity. Additionally, Pendelton highlights the generational gap present among buyers today. Younger millennials are now aging into their home buying years, while baby boomers are living longer, healthier lives and looking to downsize into smaller, more affordable starter homes. This generational gap is now driving part of the widespread demand and it isn't projected to end anytime soon. To watch the entire news story, click HERE
Fine Nest still encourages home owners looking to sell their homes to take advantage of this competitive market and obtain the best value possible. Buyers are still encouraged to take advantage of lower interest rates before they go up again. The competition remains extreme and we advise buyers to anticipate the possibility of placing multiple offers to purchase their dream home or simply waiting until the market evens out.
June Home Maintenance Checklist
If you haven't started your summer home maintenance tasks yet, here's a helpful checklist to keep you on track for a successful season!
Celebrating Father's Day
Need ideas for Father's day? Check out these NOVA & MD Father's day weekend events!
Not signed up to get a vaccine yet? find out how to sign up in your state HERE
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Awareness
Every year, millions of wildlife animals are either killed or injured in the US alone due to human activity. Whether it be roadway related injuries or injuries caused by human made obstructions, it is important to note where your local wildlife rehabilitation centers are should you come across an animal friend in need.
Please take a moment to note these Wildlife rehabilitation centers in your area.
From Charlottesville to Leesburg, this byway takes you through the historic backroads of Virginia that are steeped in presidential history. Starting from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Estate and ending at James Monroe's Oak Hill Property, you won't want to miss your chance to learn all about America's historic roots.
Take a historic hike that goes through Woodlawn Manor all the way to the 300 year old white ash tree in Sandy Spring now known as the symbol of hope and shelter for those escaping slavery during the 1800's.