November 2016

Found 4 blog entries for November 2016.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.    Sending you my warm wishes from home to home and to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminders of the wonderful things in life.
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The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® reports on October 2016 home sales activity for Fairfax and Arlington counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton.

A total of 1,540 homes were sold in October 2016, an increase of 1 percent compared to October 2015 home sales of 1,524.

Active listings decreased this month compared with 2015. Listings were 20.36 percent below last year’s, with 4,435 active listings in October, compared with 5,569 homes available in October 2015. The average days on market (DOM) for homes in October 2016 was 52 days, a decrease of 10.34 percent compared to the 58 DOM for homes in October 2015.

The average home sale price remained steady compared with last October, at

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In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.


Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am. Some schools are closed on Veterans Day, while others do not close, but choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities.

Veterans Day

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The U.S. labor market continues to show signs of gradual strengthening, with newly released government data showing the economy added 161,000 jobs last month. Annual wage growth surged to levels not seen since the financial crisis, while the unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent in October from 5 percent the previous month.

While monthly job gains for October were slightly below expectations -- economists surveyed by Bloomberg News had expected U.S. employers to add 173,000 new jobs last month -- the Labor Department on Friday also revised upward its estimates for job creation in August and September, adding a combined 44,000 jobs. Some economist also cautioned that Hurricane Matthew may have temporarily prevented businesses from adding to their

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