Ballston Quarter Investment The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor is, by far, one of the hottest places to live in Northern Virginia. It has the highest concentration of college educated people, ages 18-34 years old, in the country. With 650,000 people projected to live within a 5-mile radius by 2019, it is no wonder that Arlington County plans to transform the area into what will be called Ballston Quarter. The transformation will feature a dynamic mix of commercial and residential spaces, and breathe new life into the city. Due to this incredible growth, we jumped at the opportunity to invest in a Ballston property.... Read More

Showing Specialist About Dutko|Ragen The Dutko|Ragen Homes & Investments Team, part of Keller Williams Falls Church office, is looking to hire a Showing Specialist! We are an award winning real estate team, top 1% of agents nationwide, recognized in best of Northern Virginia magazine and Virginia Living magazine. The Showing Specialist supports Buyer Specialists (Realtors who specialize in working with buyers) by scheduling showings for clients, showing properties to clients, and communicating clearly and in a timely manner with all parties. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, a positive fun-loving attitude and with a strong sense of... Read More

Win a March Madness Prize from Dutko Ragen! Feel at Home with Dutko Ragen Homes & Investments. This March Madness, play with us and enjoy the chance to win a prize! March Madness Brackets are back and we started a pool, Dutko Ragen Homes & Invtestments, on Click here to join our pool, so we can compete all of March Madness! The winner will take home a brand new, energy saving Nest Thermostat.

Virginia Living Magazine Names Dutko Ragen a 2018 Top Real Estate Agent!  Dutko Ragen Homes & Investments is a 2018 Top Real Estate Agent! Our vision is to lead the real estate market with integrity. Our clients know that we are committed to providing them with the highest levels of professionalism, personalized care, and proven results. Hence, dedicated real estate agents who have your best interest at heart are the cornerstone of Dutko Ragen Homes & Investments. We have two passions: people and houses. Our clients know that they can depend on us to help them find the perfect home. Furthermore,... Read More

Looking for some family fun? The 3rd annual Taste of Annandale will be taking place next Saturday, October 14th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM along Tom Davis Drive between Columbia Pike and John Marr Drive in Annandale. The event is “aimed at encouraging community engagement, celebrating Annandale’s diversity, and shining a spotlight on local restaurants and businesses”. Local restaurants and food trucks will fill your belly while you enjoy live entertainment! The event will kick off after the annual 5k race (runners, start lacing your shoes!). There is no cost to attend the festival. There will be tons of... Read More

Our most recent renovation, 8708 Camden Street, is located on historic land. The home is located in the Stratford Landing neighborhood, a part of what was once River Farm. In the mid 1650’s, English Captain Giles Brent acquired 1800 acres of land for his son, Giles Jr. The Captains wife was a member of the Piscataway tribe of Native Americans, and the huge parcel of land was named Piscataway Neck. Years later in 1679, Giles Jr returned to England after conflicting with the local Douge tribe and separating from his wife (the first separation in the state of Virginia). He... Read More

About 20 miles west of our nations capital lies the Kings Park West community in Fairfax County. It was built by Richmarr Construction, a powerhouse developer in our area responsible for over 50 large commercial and residential projects. Construction on KPW began in the late 1960's and lasted through the mid 70's, eventually totaling over 1,850 single family homes and cementing itself as one of the largest communities in the county. Popular among families(kids can walk to elementary-college with nearby George Mason University) and professionals alike, the area boasts shopping centers, recreation, and entertainment at venues such as Eagle Bank... Read More

Dutko | Ragen Homes and Investment’s most recent renovation project, 2110 Popkins Lane, is located in the innovative and contemporary neighborhood of Hollin Hills: a collection of 458 houses nestled into 225 acres of wooded, hilly terrain in Southeastern Fairfax County. Nebraska born builder Robert Davenport acquired the land at a courthouse auction and began construction on the first home in the neighborhood in 1949. Davenport was inspired by the contemporary designs of notable DC architect Charles Goodman, who forged his own path away from the colonial revival look so common in Virginia. Besides working closely with Davenport in the... Read More

The Volcker Rule, named after former Fed-Chairman Paul Volcker, is Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Act. Dodd-Frank was a response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The role of Dodd-Frank was “to build a financial system that helps the real economy while also preventing future crises.” The Volcker Rule specifically attempted to restore “part of the firewall between commercial and investment banking,” which was lost in the repeal of Glass-Steagall. The Volcker Rule was implemented to prevent banks from making “large speculative bets” and to refocus the bank’s attention to serving customers. The Volcker Rule... Read More

The minimalistic trend popular in the U.S. right now might not be for everyone. Shows like HGTV’s “Little House Big Living” promote small homes as providing a fresh lifestyle change, financial freedom, and a more limited impact on the environment. The homes featured on the show are extremely small. For example, Jenny and Nathans home, nestled in the Hawaiian cliffs amounts to a mere 314 square feet and Mark and Jens 224 square foot surf house featured in Season 2 is perfect for their outdoor lifestyle. Above: Dutko | Ragen Homes & Investment's Craftsman style project at 7214 Arthur Dr... Read More