Welcome to your weekly 5 Things Friday post where we cover the Loudoun county real estate market, fun things to do, and new things to try in the NoVA area!


List to close price ratio drops slightly.

The list to close price ratio dropped slightly from last week, but still remains above 100%, reflecting the continued competition for limited inventory. 

Competition continues heating up. 

Competition among buyers is still intense as the average time to contract is down 4 days from last week, but still remains 4 days higher compared to the average time-to-contract for the same week in 2022.

Sellers still reluctant to list. 

With new listings significantly lower than levels seen in 2019, low inventory continues to drive prices higher but this is still not enough for some sellers to list. The pause in Fed rate hikes and a decline in mortgage rates could entice some sellers into the market later this summer, though supply will remain constrained.


Discount Summer Movies

Looking for a way to beat the summer heat and still keep the kids entertained? Many local movie theaters offer free or discounted shows throughout the summer. Check out these options:

Summer FunFest at CMX Cinemas in Leesburg offers $1.99 tickets Tuesday through Thursday for the 10am show. A different kids’ classic film is shown each week.

Summer Movie Camp at AMC Theaters offers $3 tickets on Wednesdays and $5 tickets on Saturdays for a variety of family friendly shows. 

Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas presents summer movies for kids for just $2.


Revitalize Design

Are you looking to wake up a sleepy space in your home, refresh your style, or get advice to prepare your home for sale? Revitalize Design, a multi-year Best of Loudoun winner, is a boutique-style interior design and home staging company that offers hands-on expertise to transform your home. The firm’s owner, Val Valdez, brings more than 20 years of design experience and her vivacious personality to every project. Her services include real estate staging, new construction consultations to help with selection of finishes such as flooring and tile, design guidance for color palettes, placement of artwork, and decorating tips, and full renovations ranging from finishing basements to remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. She allows clients to customize their services based on what they want and need to get them the results they are looking for. You can check out her work or get in touch here.


Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Loudoun County, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center offers a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors of all ages. The center is located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, and offers stunning views of the rolling hills, lush forests, and crystal-clear waters. Choose from a variety of thrilling outdoor activities from zip lining through the treetops to navigating a series of suspended bridges, swinging logs, and rope ladders to whitewater rafting down the Shenandoah or Potomac River. Go for the day or extend your visit by camping at one of the many tent camping sites or staying in one of the cozy cabins! Plan your visit here.



If you are looking for a unique summer escape not too far from the DC metro area, check out these destinations for a glamping getaway! Each of these options make it easy to get closer to nature while still enjoying some of your favorite creature comforts like king-sized beds, air conditioning, kitchenettes, and WiFi! Whether it is a romantic getaway for two or fun for the whole family, your next adventure awaits! Learn more about the glamping options nearby here.