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There seems to be a new fad in Westridge and Lake Ridge Virginia. This spring more homeowners are prunnng the Crepe Myrtle trees. I noticed the crepe myrtle trees's at the entrance to Westridge prunned and cut way back. With each nice weekendm I began to notice more and more homeowners in the community have done the same thing. Yesterday as I returned home, I looked at mine thinking maybe I should prune them like everyone else. They I looked across the street at one I planted over fifteen years ago when I owned that home. The majestic crepe has perfect form and it's a magnificent tree (1 comments)
What's Happening With The Woodbridge Va Real Estate Market? According To Trulia - 04/23/09 09:54 PM
Take a look at what this market snapshot from Trulia shows for April. This information doesn't come as a surprise to all of us Realtors out pounding the streets assisting buyers with finding a home. The competition is brutal! That goes for the entire Prince William County market area. I you are looking at homes priced under $500,000 chances are you will run others who want the same home you do.In fact I recently wrote a post Bidding Wars,Mutiple Offers, Rejection...Oh My. That said, talk is cheap! I thought a visual would help you the reader get a feel for where (0 comments)
Foreclosure Stats For 22192 Area....Foreclosures Are Slowing Down - 04/22/09 06:24 AM
NEW TOOL FOR REALTORS This week MRIS the Realtors Database has given Realtors access to the most extensive online foreclosure activity information available on the market! The Foreclosure Activity Search Tool (FAST), , gives us information on properties in all stages of the foreclosure process including: Pre-foreclosure, Auction and Bank Owned/Real Estate Owned (REO). I've never been one to shy away from something new, so I took a look into the new database. Most of you know I primarily work the Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas marketplace. However today I want to just take 22192 zip code area as an example or how (0 comments)
Everyone was overjoyed at Settlement 1948 Rainbow Ct, Lake Ridge VA 22192 Went to settlement for $135,000
This home was listed by Erick and Company and the buyer was represented by Anne Thai of Westgate Mortgage out of Falls Church.The sellers of this home had a Saxon Mortgage loan, so if your mortgage is with Saxon Mortgage and you need help, call me. I have a good contact there. All short sales are loaded with land minds that can go off at anytime. Everyone needs to remain patient, persistence and above all professional at (0 comments)
Have you seen the hummingbird migration? - 04/20/09 06:19 PM
I follow Janice Rosovelt's blog and today I saw and read something I just had to share with my reader. Can you believe what you are seeing in the photos.
Via Janice Roosevelt,Ecobroker, ABR, e-PRO - Matt F (Matt Fetick Real Estate Team - Keller Williams Real Estate -): Have you ever seen this, or even heard of it? I hadn't. Abagail Alfano of Pine, Louisiana, lives in a Hummingbird fly zone. As the birds migrated, about 20 of them were in her yard.
She took the little red dish, filled it with sugar water and this is the result.
BEAUTIFUL HOMES ARE COMING ON THE MARKET EVERYDAY. IF YOUR TIRED OF SEARCHING AND SEARCHING ONLINE...PRINTING HOMES YOU LIKE ONLY TO LEARN THEY ARE SOLD...IT'S TIME TO WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER. STOP FILLING THE TRASH CAN WITH PAPER!
Click on the foreclosure banner now to access this weeks list of Active Prince William County foreclosures (0 comments)
How Do You Know Your Real Estate Agent Is Doing A Good Job Marketing Your Home? - 04/17/09 09:18 AM
Selling a home can be a very stressful situation, especially if you have plans and dreams that you want to accomplish and you need to sell the home to attain your goals. In today's real estate climate it takes a lot more than planting a sign in the front yard, installing a lock box on the front door and praying to the God's it will sell. It takes marketing and market knowledge. Pretty marketing flyer's inside the house, appeases you the seller. However, buyers just toss them like trash in the back of Realtors car if they were turned off by the (1 comments)
Bidding Wars...Multiple Offers...Rejection Oh My! - 04/16/09 07:45 AM
Why Is It So Difficult To Find And Buy A House Right Now? Currently the Prince William Real Estate Market is shifting and homes are selling fast. There seems to be a feeding frenzy in the $200,000 and under price points and again in the $350,000 to $500,000. Multiple offers are the norm right now. Buyers and Realtors alike are waisting a lot of time and money searching for the illusive affordable homes.Why and how is that happening. Well, here's is an example of a home that a woman called about the other day, she was a friend of a past client. She said 'I (0 comments)
Achieving Home Ownership May Be Just A Click Away. Prince William County offers special incentives for public service professionals. If you've been thinking of buying a home, there has never been a better time. Historically Low Prices, Low Interest Rates, an $8000 Tax Credit and help from Prince William County. What are you waiting for? Check the flyer below and contact Laura Triplett at Suntrust Mortgage and Laura will assist you with getting your pre-approval ready. Check out Laura's video and learn why Laura has what it takes to help you. HOME HELP Program - Get more Business Documents If you have any questions, please (0 comments)
Our youngest dog CJ is a creature of comfort. As Always If You Need Real Estate Assistance Give Me A Call. 703-851-3085 Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company/Exit 1st Choice Realty, Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office) to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville area's
Only 33% Of Buyers Getting Closing Costs Covered When Buying In Lake Ridge Virginia Area - 04/09/09 03:50 PM
The Market Is Shifting.. Only 12 out of the 36 Homes Sold in Lake Ridge Were Foeclosures! Buyers seeking to buy in Lake Ridge Virignia need to be aware of a what the newest snapshot of Closed Sales data is showing.I've just done a Market Update for the past 90 days ( since January 1st 2009) to see what homes were listed for and what they actually sold for. Here are results. **Stats show up only 33% of home buyers were able to get closing costs covered** This is a new shift and it can mean a great deal of difference to you the (0 comments)
If it's happening to you, you know the stress involved. Trying to find another rental, uprouting the children, packing and paying for an unexpected move. It's especially painful when you just moved in. I cannot count how many renters who have called who have been in thier (0 comments)
Saxon Mortgage Is Improving...My New Loss Specialist Is Awesome! - 04/08/09 07:18 AM
Short Sales with Saxon Mortgage has proven to be extremely challenging over the past seven months. My file is so thick and I have hundreds of calls documented. Over those months, I Googled Saxon and I've read the bad press. So,if you asked me four even two months ago about the company I would have had a story to tell. However, it appears changes are in the works in Fort Worth,Texas. Because in mid March I was assigned a new Loss Specialist who works for Saxon Mortgage. He is a dream Loss Specialist. He not only answers my email, he follows up with phone calls. (2 comments)
Have You Ever Heard Of Blooms Crossing? Blooms Crossing is a subdivison tucked behind all the hustle and bustle of Liberia Rd in Manassas. In my humble opinion Blooms Crossing is a hidden gem of a community in Prince William County. Because of all the retail expansion on Liberia Avenue and the fact Old Town Manassas is less than three miles away, Blooms Crossing is a wonderful place to live. Add to that the Manassas Park VRE Station and the city of Manassas VRE Station service this area, well commuting to DC is easy! Forget about driving...take the train! (0 comments)
WESTRIDGE SUBDIVISION WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AGAIN!
Those of us who live in Westridge understand and realize how great a community it is. And as much as we sometime loathe all the rules of a home owners association, those rules help keep the community safe and beautiful and a sought after place to live. And this award proves that. All Westridge community association officials and volunteers need to take a bow! Job well done.
Westridge won the 2008 Community Association of The Year Award in the huge association category for the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. (0 comments)
Lake Ridge VA Real Estate News:"Will You Be Ready To Write An Offer-When Your Dream Home Comes On The Market?" - 04/07/09 05:54 AM
This weekend, I was scheduled to house hunt with a family who wanted to look at homes in Woodbridge Virginia and as far out as Manassas Virginia. It was an average house hunt, the couple talked with a lender and learned they could afford to buy a home up to $450,000. They are veterans and were amazed they could buy a home with very little money out of pocket. They had many homes to choose from and selected several they wanted to see. This was the first real day out with a Realtor, not just popping into open houses, and walking around (6 comments)
As Always If You Need Real Estate Assistance Give Me A Call 703-851-3085 Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company/Exit 1st Choice Realty, Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office) to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville area's
Buyers Learned The Hard Way-Teaser Low List Prices Benefit Banks Not Buyers! - 04/02/09 08:52 PM
Foreclosed Home Closes $84,100 Over List Price-WHY? Back in February we had clients who were looking for a home priced up to $400,000 in the Prince William County Area. A foreclosed home came on the market priced well below the target price only at only $294,900. It seemed to good to be true that such a stunning home could be priced so low. We took them to see it, and it had everything and more of what they were looking for.
Erick Blackwelder the team leader for Erick and Company coached the buyers that the home was priced (0 comments)
What Will You Do With Your $8000 First Time Buyer Tax Credit? First time buyers who purchased with our help last fall, who have just completed there tax returns are learning now that they are getting $7500, $8400, and more back this year. Eric and Meg purchased a very nice single family home with a big porch and a two car garage. They skipped town home living all together. We found them an amazing home. They are expecting their first child and the tax credit will come in handy for all the added expenses they face this year.
Find Utility Company Numbers Fast...Prince William County Virginia - 04/02/09 03:32 PM
As an added value service to my clients, we publish a list of Utility Company Numbers. Make sure if you are under contract that you have utilities connect in your name prior to the final walk through. This is a buyers responsibility. Some Utility Companies may require a deposit if you have not had utilities in your name. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us.
Prince William County Utility List - Get more Business Documents
Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company/Exit 1st Choice Realty, Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (0 comments)
Have You Ever Wondered What A Short Sale Approval Looks Like? - 04/01/09 06:23 AM
Another Short Sale Approved! A Short Sale Approval Letter is the most elusive, mysterious and most anxiously awaited document in the short sale provess. In most cases someone selling their home by short sale waits months after they have agreed to sell their home to a buyer. This short sale letter from Saxon Mortgage was a difficult one to get. The contract was received on January 13th, 2009 and we finally received the short sale approval letter on March 25th, 2009. The owners of the townhome here in Lake Ridge Virginia has purchased the home well over $300,000 back in 2005. (0 comments)
Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News
Local real estate agent Peggy James of Exit Choice Realty blogs about current real estate market conditions, just listed, just sold, and shares tips and information for home buyers and sellers in Lake Ridge Virginia.
Lake Ridge VA Real Estate News- Peggy James a local Realtor® helps home buyers and sellers in the Woodbridge,Lake Ridge, Manassas, Dale City, and Quantico Virginia area's. Ask questions, learn about short sales, foreclosure homes,how to sell your home fast. Find active homes for sale, learn "what's happening" in the local Prince William County Virginia Real Estate market.
Let me know if I can help you with a real estate question call 703-851-3085.
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