Real Estate Report: Many Virginia-shore singles own homes

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia posts the nation’s highest rate of homeownership among singles, according to a new study by the financial website SmartAsset.

Sixty-four percent of people who live alone in Chesapeake, Virginia, own their home, the highest rate in the nation, according to the study. The second-highest-rate, 57 percent, is found in neighboring Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The next three in the rankings are suburbs: Aurora, near Denver; Chandler, near Phoenix;...


A half-century has brought many changes to Long and Foster and the real estate industry

A half-century has brought many changes and challenges to real estate brokerages. Through the years, Long & Foster has fended off its competitors to thrive in this market. (Kenny Kiernan/for The Washington Post)

Fifty years ago, the median home value nationally was $25,600. Today, that number hovers around $241,000. In 1968, real estate agents updated listings twice a week with perforated pages pulled from thick notebooks and tucked into boxes of 3-by-5 cards. Today, listings are updated ...


Ballyhack Golf Club Breaks Ground on New Maintenance Building & Gating for Residential Real Estate – Washington Business Journal

ROANOKE, Va., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballyhack Golf Club has officially broken ground on its new maintenance facility and gating for the Estates of Ballyhack. The club, which came under new ownership in 2016, is today one of several private destination clubs that comprise the Dormie Network. These projects are among a number of renovations that have been in the planning stages for several months, More