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Hickory Hill – The Kennedy Estate – Undergoing Renovation

Hickory Hill – The Kennedy Estate – Undergoing Renovation

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Hickory Hill, Robert F. Kennedy’s home for over 50 years, is currently undergoing a large scale renovation by Gibson Builders.  It sold on January 7, 2010.  Hickory Hill is located on 5.6 acres at 1147 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Virginia 22101.

It was originally listed  for $20,000,000 on 10/29/04 (FX5082121), reduced to $16,500,000 on 9/28/05 , reduced again to $12,500,000 on 3/9/07, then withdrawn from the market on 11/21/08.

It was put back on the market for $12,500,000 on 1/7/10 (FX7232801) and sold on 1/7/10 for $8,250,000.   The 2009 tax assessment for the property was $8,754,110.  The buyers name was withheld from the tax record.

Below is a link to a pdf file containing the full listings for both of the above-cited listings, along with a copy of the tax record:

Kennedy Estate Info

Another home on the same parcel of land (with the address of 1173 Dolley Madison Boulevard and wtih the same tax id number) sold for $2,700,000 on 11/3/11.  It was listed for sale for $4,500,000 on 3/27/09.  The list price was reduced, and it was on and off the market several times, until it finally sold after being on the market for 619 days.  Below is a link to a pdf file containing the full listings for the above-described property.

More Kennedy Property Info


McLean, VA 22101 – Multiple Listing Service Statistics – May 2011

McLean, VA 22101 – Multiple Listing Service Statistics – May 2011

Here are 2 jpeg files containing the latest market statistics for McLean VA 22101 from the local multiple listing service (click on files to see larger views):

Here are links to pdf files of the statistics (which are easier to read):

22101 May 2011 Stats

22101 May 2011 Stats 2

The statistics show the following changes from May 2010 to May 2011:

  • a decrease in number of total contracts form 82 to 69 (broken down as follows):
    • non-contingent contracts from 37  to 31
    • a decrease in number of contingent contracts from 45 to 38
  • a 14.39% increase in dollar volume for the month
  • a 4.3% increase in average sold price
  • a 9.68% increase in units sold from 31 to 34
  • a small decrease in average sales price to original list price ratio of 2.84%
  • a 66.67% decrease in number of attached units sold
  • a 40.91% increase in number of detached units sold from 22 to 31
  • a decrease in the number of days on the market of 26.55%

34 properties sold in McLean VA 22101 in May of 2011.  As of May 31, 2011, 163 properties were on the market and 69 properties were under contract.

As compared to May 2010, the number of active listings was down by 5.23% and the number of contracts was down 15.85%, but the number of properties sold was up by 9.68%.

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Open Houses in McLean, Virginia 22101 and 22102 – Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011

Open Houses in McLean, Virginia 22101 and 22102 – Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011

There are five (5) open houses in McLean, Virginia 22101 and 22102 today (Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011).  Two are by appointment only.  Here is a link to the listings:

They can be mapped by clicking on the map button at the bottom of the list of properties once you click on the above link to the list. 

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“it’s not your father’s real estate market anymore” ®

Tania Hosmer

Tania grew up in Northern Virginia and is a life long resident of the area. She has lived in McLean, Virginia with her husband and 2 children since 2001. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Mary Washington College and an MBA in Finance from The George Washington University. Tania began her real estate career over 20 years ago. In addition to real estate sales, her experience includes managing residential renovation projects in the greater Washington area, planning and overseeing new residential construction and managing rental properties. After completing her MBA in 1996, she joined CIG International (a Washington-based residential real estate investment firm) as Vice President where she conducted extensive due diligence investigations of real estate investment opportunities and oversaw ongoing investment projects. Tania became a residential real estate agent in 2006.

Contact Information:

Tania Hosmer
Keller Williams Realty
6820 Elm Street, Suite 100
McLean, Virginia 22101
cell: 703-403-8225

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