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New Year, New You, New Home!

In Alexandria, it’s not uncommon to see new construction seemingly at every turn. But what is it about a newly constructed home that is so appealing? What are the benefits of purchasing a new home? Well, here are just a few of the many reasons new constructions are so popular.

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2021 New Year Market Update

2020 was a year full of uncertainty and frustration, however, the housing market showed incredible strength. We expect 2021 will have similar demand as we respond to the challenges and changing preferences that emerged in 2020.

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Hey 2021! What are you planning?

In three days, we will turn the page on 2020 and look to 2021 with full hearts! So, what are our predictions for 2021? Well, this year allowed us to look at our homes with new eyes: problem-solving eyes. Where can the kiddos do homework… undistracted? Where can I do work… undistracted? How can we utilize our space, stay sane, and stay out of everyone’s hair?! We took a look at our spaces and needs, and we predict 2021 will bring these needs some solutions.

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It's Christmas Eve...

It’s Christmas Eve and only eight days until 2021! I think this calls for a celebration! Well Alexandria, we’ve had some ups and downs, some roses and thorns, some highs and lows. But through it all, our community prevailed. I’d say our community definitely made it to the top of Santa’s nice list this year… and he won’t even have to check it twice!!

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Suckers for Sugar: National Cupcake Day Report

Before we have dreams of sugarplums dancing in our heads this holiday season, here at our Patterson Group HQ, located just blocks away from some fantastic Old Town bakeries, we’ve decided to round up some of our favorites to celebrate National Cupcake Day (December 15)! Although we don’t necessarily need a reason to indulge in sweets during the holidays, it’s nice to use a “national holiday” as our excuse. We ordered a chocolate and vanilla cupcake from each to go head-to-head for our taste test. It was hard to pick a favorite when these three local cupcakeries were so tasty.

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Festive Wreaths and Garlands at Home

Before you deck the halls, deck out your decor 🎄✨⁠

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Happy National Christmas Lights Day!

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! To kick off December, we are celebrating National Christmas Lights Day. This year more than ever, we are rounding up the holiday fun that’s happening right here at home in Northern VA. Last week, we put a call out on our Instagram account asking, “Where can we find the best Christmas lights in ALX?” From our followers’ suggestions and our own research, we’ve compiled a list of festive displays to enjoy this season.

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Resturant Report: Sisters Thai

Nestled under The Gables in North Old Town, imagine a display of creativity, both in decor and flavor. At Sisters Thai, you’ll find beautiful blues, rich woods, creative murals, and three hundred and sixty degrees of Instagram-able desserts, drinks, and dishes.

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The Magic of Giving this Christmas

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Christmas season has already started to make its way into shop decorations, TV commercials, radio songs, and just about everything else. For some in our community, providing a special Christmas is not always easy or doable. That’s why Operation Christmas Hope is bringing the spirit of Christmas to these families… with your help!

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