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woodbridge va real estate: Tell Me The Truth-It's Laminate Not A Hardwood Floor - 11/13/13 07:19 AM
Now is some instances a nice laminate floor makes perfect sense. A top quality laminate can also look great. But let's be honest it isn't hardwood floors. For buyers walking into a home that is listed in the MLS with "hardwood" floors to discover laminate is setting them up for a big disappointment. Especially when you discover not only isn't it hardwood but it is a poorly installed low quality laminate. It's hard to know whether advertising a hardwood floor when there isn't one is just lack of knowledge on the listing agents part or truly meant to deceive. I'm going to hope (9 comments)
If you live in Belmont Bay you know the train plays a large role in the neighborhood. With a Virginia Rail Express Station at the entrance to the community, Belmont Bay is one of the whistle stop communities that was developed when the commuter rail station began to open south from DC into Prince William County. If you are interested in learning more about Belmont Bay or other Prince William County communities along the VRE tracks give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213. If you are starting your home search check out CallNovaHome or interactive home search (4 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: What You Get For The Money In Northern Virginia - 11/04/13 03:54 PM
There are plenty of HGTV, BRAVO and A&E network TV shows that talk about “what you get for the money” in certain areas of the country. If you are a prospective buyer relocating to Northern Virginia or already living here and considering a home purchase the same question applies only on a much more micro level. In the case of Northern Virginia the question may be is the neighborhood you are considering inside the beltway or south of the Springfield Interchange?. Just to give you a general idea of what I mean take a look at this chart. It shows the (2 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: Looking At Homes To Buy? Don't Get Hung Up On The Current Owners Furnishings - 10/31/13 03:54 PM
To many times when we are touring a home buyers get hung up on looking at the furniture. Guess what? The same room can look completely different with your furniture than the current owners. Here is an example of the same condo I've sold two times. The original owners had more modern and sleek furniture. The second owners had beautiful antiques. The only change to the home was to switch out the the dining room light fixture Yet it looks very different.
As a buyer you should be concentrating on the fundamentals. Does the floor plan work for you? What's (51 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: A Lesson On Why To Hire A Licensed & Insured Contractor - 10/20/13 10:13 AM
The fire alarm in the condo building was blaring loudly telling everyone to leave the building. It was the middle of the day and fortunately many people were at work. There wasn't any smell of smoke or visible fire so was it a drill? On a lower floor a contractor doing repairs on a unit decided to try and speed up the process of drying the joint compound on newly installed drywall. They figured a blow torch was just the right tool to make it happen. Unfortunately the heat from the blow torch set off the sprinkler system which of course set (14 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: Another CJ Realty Group Goes To Closing-Dawson Landing Woodbridge VA - 09/04/13 05:26 PM
It only took 3 weeks from accepted contract to closing on this Dawson Landing home in Woodbridge VA. For those who wonder if the VA loan process is longer than others this should help put those rumors to rest. This was a VA loan that closed faster than many conventional loans. Thanks to Cathy Smyles from Long & Foster from bringing great military buyers who quickly responded to every request from their lender and kept the transaction on track. Dawson Landing is located less than a mile from the Rippon Landing commuter rail station and 2 miles to the new Potomac Town Center. (1 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: What's Happening In the Woodbridge 22192 Townhouse Market - 08/27/13 05:27 PM
Townhouses for sale in Woodbridge 22192 With low inventory in the Woodbridge area townhouses in the 22192 are in short supply. There are currently on 57 townhouses on the market in the 22192 zip code which includes the popular neighborhoods of Lake Ridge, Ridgeleigh, Old Bridge Estates and Westridge to name a few of the largest neighborhoods. There are currently 88 townhouses under contract in the Woodbridge 22192 zip code Preparing To Buy A Woodbridge VA Townhouse You need to think fast and be ready if the right home comes on the market. Being ready includes having met with (1 comments)
Yesterday I had a long conversation with a newer agent who wanted to make an offer on a property significantly lower than the list price. Despite telling them how to locate the most recent comps they were determined to go back to last winter as their comparison. At least in the Woodbridge VA area low ball offers just aren't making the grade with sellers. If you are thinking about a buying a home in the Woodbridge VA area give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213. We know the local neighborhoods and will help you find (8 comments)
If you would like to be able to walk the water front in Belmont Bay you may want to check out CJ Realty Group's waterfront condo listings. In addition we have two more properties hitting the market in the next few days including a light filled end unit 2100 SF condo and an end unit 3200 SF townhouse. For more information on Belmont Bay properties for sale call Cindy Jones at 703-346-2213 or Pam Driscoll at 232-3669 to schedule your appointment. (8 comments)
Reviewing listings in the MLS there are currently only 50 active bank mediated properties in Prince William County. Compare the current status of foreclosures and short sales to what has happened in the last three years. As you can see the number of distressed properties has declined significantly.
If you are looking to buy a home in Prince William County chances are you are going (3 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: Go And Show The Key Is Under The Mat - 07/28/13 02:23 PM
When you list your home for sale security is one of the things you worry about. So how would you feel if you knew the agent has the key to your door under the welcome mat? Recently I called for showing instructions on a listing in the Woodbridge VA area and that's exactly what I was told. Sure enough when my clients and I got to the front door there wasn't a lockbox but the key was there under the mat. My clients were shocked and I wish I could say I was too. Perhaps the sellers agreed to this arrangement but (10 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: Coming Soon Woodbridge VA 22192 Detached Home - 07/26/13 03:49 PM
Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group are pleased to present this detached home is within walking distance to Chinn Recreation Center and Chinn Library on a private path. 4 Bedrooms3.5 Bathrooms Living Room Dining Room Eat in kitchen with Island Family Room with Gas Fireplace 4 Upstairs Bedrooms Lower level fully finished Brick patio in rear Fully fenced yard $415,000
The owner is in the process of cleaning and painting the main level. Once it's done the home will be ready for the market. If you are interested in more information call Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group at 703-346-2213 for details. (2 comments)
Closed sales are up 12.8% over last year and the average sales price is up 9.87%. Another positive note in the Woodbridge VA real estate market is to see short sales and REO properties to continue to be a much lower percentage of the market. Certainly there are still distressed properties for sale but the gap in prices between distressed properties on (6 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: Another Month In Woodbridge 22191 And The News Remains Positive - 05/09/13 05:13 PM
The last 6 months in the Woodbridge zip code of 22191 home prices and sales have been steady as she goes. Homes are Selling Prices are Steady And 1/2 Price Off Just Isn't True What does this mean for buyers who may be considering a move one of the neighborhoods in the Woodbridge (22191) area? First make sure you have talked to a local or reputable lender before you are serious about house hunting. The current inventory is low and with prices holding steady and multiple offers are not unheard of. Research neighborhoods you like. Neighborhoods in the (2 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: In A Multiple Offer Situation There Is Only One Offer That Matters - 04/28/13 03:28 PM
And it's yours. What do I mean? Don't worry about how many other offers might be out there, think only about writing the strongest offer you can the first time. In a multiple offer situation it often comes down to the sellers net but there could be something you can do to sweeten the deal that isn't all about the price. For example has the owner said they need to find a new home? if so give them a reasonable time frame to find that home. If you have lost out on a home or two they might as (84 comments)
woodbridge va real estate: Ewells Mill Estates immediate Delivery New Homes In Woodbridge VA - 04/26/13 04:07 PM
New homes are still going up in Prince William County. N.V.P. Homes has immediately delivery of 3 detached homes currently priced between $525,000-599,000. Just a few miles from I-95 and Route 234 at Spriggs Road. The community is convenient to shopping, major commuter routes and public transportation to DC. Ewills Mill consists of 100 quarter acre lots with no through streets in the community. With 60 acres of PW County parkland surrounding the neighborhood peace and quiet abound. Standard features include gourmet kitchens with granite counters, full or partial brick fronts and energy star appliances.
Most of us found out that Punxsutawney Phil got the early spring prediction wrong. However with the warmer weather final here I've decided to forgive him and all of the other groundhogs who might have been on the hoax. This groundhog hangs out around the rocks in Belmont Bay which isn't a bad life for him or the rest of us who call it home.
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