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Watch crime or adventure shows on TV? Amazed at the cool analytical techniques and tools that the good guys use? Wonder where that stuff comes from and where the people live who are on the other end of the line with the CSI's, NCIS's and super detectives? Herndon VA. Yeah Herndon VA. Much of what goes on behind the scenes of your life AND world events is developed or co-ordinated from Herndon or within a 15 mile radius.
So if you have heard that your company is (6 comments)
If you have flown into Dulles International Airport, you probably noticed this very cool looking glass building peaking above the tree line off to your left as you head up toward the Beltway.
What is it? It is the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon VA. Known locally as: "You know.....that inverted glass pyramid building off the Dulles Toll Road".....CIT just celebrated 25 years of helping co-ordinate and advance Virginia's technology development.
What Happens if My Las Vegas Appraisal Comes in Low? - 10/28/10 12:19 PM
What happens when your Northern Virginia home appraisal comes in below your contracted sales price? The same thing that happens in Las Vegas home sales. Check out the excellent explanation given by Renee Burrows below. Jan and I had 2 low appraisals within the last 2 months. We were able to contest one and get it up to the sales price...the other...we had to come down $9k....there was no movement upward in the 2nd appraisal. BUT...as Renee says, in this case it was worth a shot. Moving to Las Vegas? Call Renee. Via Renee Burrows - Las Vegas NV Valley - Homes (3 comments)
Halloween is upon us. Think you had some cool encounters in your trick or treating youth? Check out Andy Mooer's Maine experience below. This should not discourage you from moving to Maine. I think this resident is dead now. Call Andy to verify. Oh and buy something up there will you?
Via Andrew Mooers | Northern Maine Real Estate / Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY): Memorable treats you got climbing up front steps, trying not to trip in a mask you could barely see out off, on to porches when the light came on and every hollered trick or treat. Remember (2 comments)
Duct Cleaning And Air Filters (2 of 2) - 10/28/10 11:40 AM
How to slow down dust accumulation in your house? Inspector Jay's second installment of his 2 post series on duct cleaning and air filters is below. Almost NO ONE changes their furnace filter often enough...my A/C repairman always chastises me when he comes for his routine maintenance. Avoid repairman chastisement.....get some good filters and air cleaners and use them :-) Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): In the previous post I discussed dusty ducts and their contents. That post has become increasingly popular! And I have received many private contacts asking for the follow up! So, how can (4 comments)
Duct Cleaning And Air Filters (1 of 2) - 10/28/10 11:35 AM
We are always asked about duct cleaning. Inspector Jay is also. Check out part one his excellent blog post below. Some obvious signs that you need to change your furnace filters more often is by looking at your air intake vents and the edges of any fan blades you have. My guess is that they have got that FUZZ on them. Now imagine 5 years or more of that Fuzz accumulating in your air ducts...... Via Jay Markanich (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC): I am asked by clients and Realtors all the time - "Is duct cleaning really worth it?" I had (0 comments)
Contemporary waterfront homes in Reston VA. Homes for Sale in The Wharf, Reston VA
Sally: I will probably be selling my house in Reston's The Wharf neighborhood in the months ahead. It is such a unique waterfront community that I hate to leave it, but it looks like I will be relocating soon.
I was wondering if you could post a monthly report that will show homes that have sold here this year? I want to see what is happening with sales trends in the neighborhood. (2 comments)
Welcome to the Mosby Woods October Home Sales Report. Stop in monthly to see what homes are currently for sale in Mosby Woods and follow the price trends by seeing what homes have sold for in the last 6 months.
Offering affordable single family homes on large lots with mature trees, close to major commuter routes, shopping and entertainment and Fairfax City Schools are the reasons that folks want to live in Mosby Woods.
Welcome to Pleasant Valley. Stop in monthly to see what homes are available and follow the trend by checking out what has sold as well. If you have not seen this fine community, visit the photo tour in the post below.
Pleasant Valley offers single family homes on large lots, a community pool and tennis. Coveniently located just off route 50 in Chantilly, it is close to Dulles Airport, Route 28 and the major employment centers of Herndon, Fairfax, (0 comments)
Welcome to Fox Mill Estates. A beautiful single family home neighborhood, conveniently located just outside Reston between Lawyers road and the Fairfax County Parkway. Big lots and mature trees surround classic home styles just minutes from the hottest job market in the nation: Dulles/Herndon/Reston/Ashburn.
Stop in monthly for up to date figures on current homes for sale, and follow the price trends by seeing what homes have sold for in recent months.
This report shows the 4 current homes for sale in Fox Mill Estates as of October 21, 2010: Homes (2 comments)
You don't often associate neighborhood aesthetics with a housing development.
However the planners of Franklin Farm have left open space and plenty of natural beauty in and around the neighborhood. Its tree lined streets are inviting and its amenities and close proximity to employment and shopping make it a great place to live. It should be on your short list of neighborhoods to visit if you are looking for a home in Western Fairfax County.
Single family homes for sale in Hunters Woods section of Reston VA 20191 Cara: Can you tell me what single family homes for sale in the Hunters Woods area of Reston? The 20191 zip code. They must have at east 3 bedrooms and 2 or more full baths. Steve: Cara, as of today there are 38 homes for sale in 20191. Here is a link to the October 20, 2010 report on the single family homes for sale in Reston's 20191 ...featuring at least 3+ bedrooms and 2+ baths. Cara: I must say that I am sorely disappointed with the old (0 comments)
Welcome to Sully Station. Stop in monthly to see what homes are available and follow the trend by checking out what has sold as well.
If you have not seen this fine community, visit the photo tour in the post below.
Sully Station One and Two each have their own homeowner's association as well as separate club house, pool and tennis. The photos below are of both communities.
Maine Sporting Camps, Cabins Not Just For Guys, Gals, Kids Wearing Bright Orange. - 10/19/10 04:43 PM
If you grew up experiencing the cool backwoods and quiet streams and want to have it again....check out this post by Maine super agent and tourist tsar Andy Mooers. If you wondered what life outside the suburbs might be like call Andy. Maine...it's not too scary. You can do it. The whole state is set up to help you enjoy it. What's not to like? My doctor just got back from his cabin in Maine and he is not happy to be back. Maine...check it out. Via Andrew Mooers | Northern Maine Real Estate / Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY): When you own (0 comments)
Are you hoping to find a good selection of single family homes with easy access to routes 66, 29 and 28? Sully Station in Centreville VA 20120, should be on your list of communities to visit. Sully Station has two sections designated interestingly enough, Sully Station and Sully Station Two.
Both communities offer single family homes as well as townhouses. Sully Station "One" also has the Lifestyles Condominium neighborhood just across (5 comments)
Virginia Run Centreville VA 20120. Neighborhood Photo tour. Virginia Run Homes for Sale.
Are you hoping to find a single family home on a large tree shaded lot near the confluence of routes 66, 29 and 28? Virginia Run is what you are probably looking for. Check out the Virgina Run photo tour we created below and see for yourself.
A huge community pool and club house, sidewalks and walking trails, sports fields and tennis, and an elementary school right in the neighborhood are what Virginia Run offers.
Welcome to Penderbrook. Stop in monthly to see what homes are available and follow the trend by checking out what has sold as well. If you have not seen this fine community, visit the photo tour in the post below.
The following reports show the different home styles currently for sale in Penderbrook as of October 14, 2010:
Single Family Homes For Sale in Penderbrook Fairfax VA 22033 (2 comments)
Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway represented the buyers on this beautiful new construction by NV Homes in the outstanding Poplar Parc neighborhood of Fairfax VA 20151, that went to settlement this morning.
This classic colonial offers 6000 finished square feet, 2 story foyer and family room, 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths and sold in the upper brackets.
The photo tour below gives you an idea of the construction (4 comments)
What Can You Do With An Empty Maine Waterfront Lot, Real Estate On A Lake, Pond, Next To Something Wet? - 10/08/10 03:21 PM
Wow...take a look at sunset one of Maines 6000 lakes. Then look in your wallet. Whatever this would cost here...Andy says divide by 4 or more. Follow Maine agent Andy Mooer's blog and see what you can get for just a little...a lot...AND on the water. Buy a place then invite me. I am great company Via Andrew Mooers | Northern Maine Real Estate / Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY): Using common sense, blind trust and "help yourself to Maine's natural resources" around a lake, pond, some body of water is not something to depend on as a best management practice. Mess up (0 comments)
Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway are the listing agents representing the sellers. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 level end unit garage townhouse in the pristine Bryarton neighborhood of Centreville VA went under contract yesterday.
Listed at $300k, 6240 FROSTY WINTER CT, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120-6015 went under contract on day 5 from the date it came on the market. One week after the coming soon sign came down, Steve will be putting up the "under contract" (8 comments)
Walker Nature Center, Reston VA. Children's activities in Reston, free, fun and informative. - 10/07/10 08:54 AM
Walker Nature Center, Reston VA. Children's activities in Reston, free, fun and informative. Right in our own back yard there is a fast, free, aesthetic retreat in Reston. How about a few hours of doing something different with your kids? Check out the Walker Nature Center right on Glade Drive in Reston News, activities and updates to the following information can be found at Reston's Walker Nature Center. Walker Nature Education Center 11450 Glade Drive Reston, VA (703) 476-9689
Check out Steve's musical photo tour of Walker below...then GO!
If you haven't visited the Deepwood neighborhood off Reston's Glade Drive, you should. Residents enjoy the large trees and landscaping that makes that place so welcoming. We have always appreciated the care and creative thought that went into the design and layout of the neighborhoods in Reston Virginia, and Deepwood is a first class example.
Even though it is convenient to everything, Deepwood seems to possess a sense of privacy... yet neighborliness. The photos in this post are (2 comments)
The Buyer For This Masardis Maine Log Hand Crafted Lodge Home, Cabins Is..... - 10/06/10 02:19 PM
Now this is a Maine property worth stretching to buy. Super agent Andy Mooers out does his normally great job in presenting this waterfront Maine beauty. Follow the video in from the road and you can capture the whole sense of the place. if I am moving to Maine, I'm getting waterfront and I am calling Andrew Mooers....I think he runs the state. Via Andrew Mooers | Northern Maine Real Estate / Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY): The area where you live now it is noisy, crowded, crime common place and you long for Maine. To fill your lungs with clean Maine fresh (0 comments)
Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway are the listing agents representing the sellers. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 level on a quiet cul-de-sac in the beautiful Chantilly Highlands neighborhood of Herndon/Oak Hill VA 20171 went to settlement last night.
Listed at $650k, 2902 MOTHER WELL CT, HERNDON, VA 20171 went under contract on day 4 from the date it came on the market.
The buyers and sellers cooperated beautifully during the extended contract period. The owners of Mother Well, needed several months before move out to have time to finish (6 comments)
Small cost, BIG impact! An easy, DIY project to improve how your home shows! - 10/05/10 10:33 AM
Great tip for home sellers from Sharon Lord of Argent Decor, Vacation Home Furnishing & Home Staging in Phoenix. Take a look at the photos below and see how big a difference new light switches and face plates make. When we help an investor client prepare to fix up and flip a property, this is exactly what we do. It is cheap and effective in changing the appearance of a property. Via Sharon Lord (Argent Decor): One of my "hot buttons" is outlets - be they 110v recepticles, or light switches. So often, home sellers overlook them when cleaning and preparing their home (7 comments)
Fall Garden Tours and Workshops in Northern Virginia - 10/02/10 08:43 AM
Looking for something to do in our beautiful Northern Virginia fall season? This great post by Michael Bergin of Alexandria presents an options list for those who are avid gardeners or just folks who like to walk around enjoying the earthy talents of others. I have got to get out to the ornamental grasses tour at Meadow Lark myself. We have admired so many displays of these easy care plants within the landscape plans of the communities in our area that we want to add some to our own garden. Maybe we will see you there. Via Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real (1 comments)
Another Jan and Steve Bachman Pending Home Sale. 15315 Jordans Journey Dr. Centreville VA 20120
Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway are the listing agents representing the sellers. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 level center hall colonial on a third of an acre in the beautiful Virginia Run neighborhood of Centreville VA went under contract last night.
Listed at $550k, 15315 Jordans Journey Dr in Centreville VA went under contract on day 7 from the date it came on the market. One week after the coming soon sign came down, (1 comments)
Maine Fall Leave Foliage Colors Not Peaked In Aroostook County Yet. - 10/01/10 12:56 PM
Look you have to move to Aroostook County Maine. If for no other reason that Andrew Mooers has got to be fun to hang out with. Check out a week of his posts and you get an excellent cross section of Northern Maine life as well as photo tours of most of the upper half of the state. Hey and if you buy a farm from him, he will show you how to run the baler. Via Andrew Mooers | Northern Maine Real Estate / Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY): The Maine fall foliage colors are getting richer, more varied as the days (2 comments)
Join Steve Bachman of the Jan and Steve Bachman RE/MAX Team at their open house event on Saturday, October 2 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at 6240 Frosty Winter Ct. Centreville VA 20121 in the Bryarton neighborhood. Take a look at the virtual tour below then come by and visit during the open house tomorrow. Priced at $300K, this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath end unit garage town house has a walk out basement and a beautifully landscaped back yard. Featuring: New paint top to bottom....white ceilings, wheat colored walls and white trim will show off the brand new off white carpet (4 comments)
The Real Costs Of Selling A Home - 10/01/10 10:24 AM
How much will it cost to sell my house? Great post from Lisa Logan in Utah that lays out the fundamentals. Your agent should give you what is called a net sheet with three pricing scenarios based on what you might get for your property based on its final sales price. You might ask for a sample HUD-1 from one of your agent's previous settlements so you can see all the typical closing cost charges. Via Lisa Udy Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group):
Original source: The Real Costs Of Selling A Home There are many fees and extra (0 comments)
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