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Live and work in Reston VA. Yes this is a long blog post with lots of pictures. It has to be long to scratch the surface of the economic and natural beauty that can be found here. You can get to all these offices easily by bicycle or internal commuter bus. It is time you relocate to the US' first planned community and the hottest job market in the country...most of the world comes here too! Makes for great food!!!
Man that's a good photo. United Healthcare...water front.
We will be posting the Bank Owned homes (property that has already been foreclosed on and now offered to the public through real estate agents) for Sale in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties weekly. When folks talk about buying forclosures, bank owned homes (REO's) are generally what they are talking about.
These reports below expire within 30 days so keep checking back. Please drop us an email if you have any questions. We have helped many buyers acquire these homes over the years and we also work with investors.
If you have a Herndon address, there is a very good chance that the home you are living in was built after 1985. Well, what did Herndon used to look like before it became a large star on the map of the Information Super Highway? As my children would say, what did it look like in the "olden days" which to them means the 1960's.
Herndon has many beautiful older homes that you may have been driving past for years without ever taking notice. They actually have big yards and big trees as (2 comments)
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. 13 Homes currently for Sale in Virginia Run as of September 28, 2011 25 Homes Sold Since the Beginning of the Year
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.
One reason we like the real estate business is that even though we have been around the block, we still learn something new almost every day. We had a pre-settlement walk through on a new build not long ago and the construction superintendent was a font of wisdom.
When you need to re caulk your bath tub, cut out the old caulk,clean the area with rubbing alcohol and fill the tub with water before applying the caulk. Water weighs a lot and will pull the tub down a bit, so that (3 comments)
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 (6 comments)
I want one of those super camera lenses that takes crystal clear sharp photos of bug's eyes and antennae. Love those shots. However those lenses can easily cost $900 and up. If you don't have one of those beauties, did you know that if you have a cheapo telephoto lens you can do decent close-ups? Well I did not until yesterday.
I have one of the cheapest telephoto lenses you can get. It came free with the camera purchase. It does not have image stabilization built in (15 comments)
This beautiful home has just been reduced $25,000 in price. Come join us at an open house this coming Sunday afternoon September 25, 2011 from 2-5 pm to see this outstanding center hall colonial in Chantilly Highlands. Priced at $575,000, you will find this home to be one of the best values not only in this sought after neighborhood but in the zip code as well.
2920 MOTHER WELL CT Oak Hill, VA 20171
If you are looking for a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath, center hall colonial (2 comments)
Welcome to the Countryside, Sterling VA September2011 Single Family Home Sales Summary. Not familiar with this outstanding neighborhood? Countryside is a beautifully planned community offering 2 pools, parks and walking trails surrounded by big trees and great landscaping.
It has both townhouses and single family home styles conveniently located just off route 7 where it meets route 28. All the shopping you need for your daily requirements is at the entrance to the neighborhood, with Dulles Town Center Mall just across route 7.
The following reports will help you keep track (4 comments)
What homes are for sale in Reston zip code 20190 this month?
What have prices been doing over the last year here?
Can you show me some unfiltered statistics so I can make up my own mind about future market trends? Welcome to the real estate market report for Reston Zip code 20190 for September 2011. The geographic area of Reston with the 20190 zip code is bounded by the toll road (267) and Route 606 (Baron Cameron.)
Hey we're in a visual business eh? You wouldn't put a listing on the market with just one photo would you? No YOU wouldn't. My Grandma always said "we eat first with our eyes" The same is true of blog posts. Small densely packed text with minimal spacing and no pictures wears me out. AND I assume that it wears out any potential prospective readers. Remember your blog posts are competing for viewers just like your listings.
All of us do our best to make beautiful brochures, we make videos and great photos of our (7 comments)
Welcome to the Franklin Glen September 2011 Home Sales Report. Thanks for stopping by.
One of our goals for our blog posts is to introduce you to outstanding neighborhoods you may have overlooked in your search for the next good place to live. Our other goal is to keep Franklin Glen residents up to date on home sale activity in their neighborhood.
The following reports will help you keep track of current home sales activity ( both townhouses and single family homes)as well as sales trends since the beginning (1 comments)
Sam: I may want to put my house in Cedar Cove in Reston on the market in a couple months. I was wondering if you could post a monthly report that will show homes that have sold here in the last year? I want to see what is happening with sales trend in the neighborhood. Also, before you do that could you post a link to show me what homes are currently for sale in Cedar Cove as well as those that are under contract?
Bill: We are planning to move to the Herndon Virginia area. What can you tell us about the schools there?
Steve: Well Bill, school started the day after Labor Day here and has for decades. This year that date was Sept. 6. Herndon is located in Fairfax County Virginia, the 12th largest system in the US. Therefore the resources for evaluating your child's education options are extensive and thorough. The schools in our county are considered among the best in the nation.
Here are some numbers that you might find encouraging from (2 comments)
Welcome to the September 2011 Penderbrook home sales report.
Penderbrook......Fairfax County's premier golf community...close to the Vienna Metro on the Orange Line and right in the heart of all the shopping, restaurants and entertainment in most of the known world. 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 September (2 comments)
Below is information about the neighborhood of Parc Reston provided for Sam who is looking for condos near Reston Town Center ... ... But if all you want is a report that shows what's currently for sale in Parc Reston plus prices of those homes that have sold in the last 3 months, click here: 4 homes for sale in ParcReston
This post is Way to LONG... but I couldn't help it. I like this place and it's mostly pictures anyway. The best thing for you to do is stop reading and go to the real place... ...All right, you want something to do that's different. You've done the zoo, the DC sights, and all the malls within 15 miles. Want a Farmer's Market on steroids? Go visit Cox Farms at the intersection of Braddock and Pleasant Valley roads in Centreville VA.
At the bottom of this post are the monthly sales figures, showing active single family home listings as of 9/14/11, as well as the sold listings since the beginning of the year.
If you would like to skip the lyrical description of Franklin Farm and just read the report go there now.
Franklin Farm is a community of town houses and single family homes in Fairfax County located between Herndon Virginia and Chantilly. Franklin Farm is (4 comments)
Homes for Sale on One Acre or Larger Lots in Oakton VA 22124. - 09/13/11 04:54 PM
Oakton VA. A wooded country feel in the heart of Northern Virginia's employment central. If you are familiar with Oakton and just want to know what's for sale as of September 13, Just click this link: Homes For Sale in Oakton on a Minimum of One Acre *some of these are listed as "to be built" or lots. The rest of this post is a conversation with Ted who is relocating to Northern VA. Ted: I am relocating from Texas to Northern Virginia. I will be working in the Vienna area and my wife will be working in Reston. (4 comments)
In addition to single family homes, Foxfield offers a large neighborhood of townhouses that stretches between Stringfellow Rd and Lees Corner Rd. Sales data for the town homes appears below.
The following report shows the 16 Townhouses that have Sold in Foxfield since the (0 comments)
Dogs. The Natural Sedative. - 09/13/11 09:09 AM
Thank God for dogs. After a day of witnessing the continued effects of the money crisis, it is good to come home to 2 beings that are just happy to have food, shelter and close proximity to me. They have very low expectations, their dreams of housing magnificence and keeping up in social standing with the dogs next door is non-existent. If they lost it all, the only thing they would care about is being able to continue to hang out with us....their human family. How refreshing.
We have 2 short sale listings in the pot that have (20 comments)
If you are looking for a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath, center hall colonial with 3 finished levels, deck, patio, and fenced backyard on a quiet low access street within the Chantilly High School district, your wait is over.
Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway present:
2920 MOTHER WELL CT Oak Hill, VA 20171 in Chantilly Highlands.
To view the individual property website for this home please visit:http://2920motherwellct.IsNowForSale.com/?mls=1
Chantilly Highlands is a (5 comments)
Foreclosures in Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William Counties. REOs for September 12, 2011 - 09/12/11 11:50 AM
We will be posting the Bank Owned homes (property that has already been foreclosed on and now offered to the public through real estate agents) for Sale in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties weekly. When folks talk about buying foreclosures, bank owned homes (REO's) are generally what they are talking about. These reports below expire within 30 days so keep checking back. Please drop us an email if you have any questions. We have helped many buyers acquire these homes over the years and we also work with investors.
****If you are interested in the process (0 comments)
What is happening in the Fairfax County Real Estate market? That is the most frequently asked question we get. There is no need to speculate; here are the major statistics through the month of July 2011. Yes I know it is September but it takes a while for the statistic's providers to gather and analyze the data. The cherry blossoms have come and gone but Fairfax County's low unemployment rate (half the national average) combined with record low interest rates have kept the price recovery motoring along. We tend to like longer term stats since that (2 comments)
Tammy: I have always wanted to be a Property Rehabber, Flipper and Landlord. Can you tell me true stories with NO EXAGGERATION that will guide me through much of the process. Steve: Yes
Tammy: I want to help humanity by buying property, fixing it up, renting it out then resting in the peace and prosperity that will inevitably come my way. Do you recommend this? Steve: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...Buy a jug of Advil and lots of Pepto Bismal. You will soon learn soon how many truly interesting personal habits humans possess. Ted: That sounds (13 comments)
This beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath single family home just went under contract. Jan and Steve Bachman listing agents. If you are thinking about selling your property in the future, we would love the opportunity to interview for the job. Below is an example of some of our work. We believe in using video and quality photos to market both the property and the neighborhood on the Internet. Our goal is to show the home in context; in this case not only did we photograph the Cardinal Forest neighborhood but tried to capture some of the beauty (4 comments)
Sandy: Is there a place near Reston and Herndon that can do re-upholstery and custom window treatments?
Steve: Sandy, you should check out The Upholstery Shop in downtown Herndon. It is located on Elden street in the heart of old town across the street from the Ice House restaurant and next to Jimmy's Old Town Tavern.
They have a huge fabric selection in stock at great price points, and both a drapery and (0 comments)
If you are lookng for an affordable single family home in a community of mature trees and large lots, Fox Mill Estates in Herndon VA could be what you are looking for.
The neighborhood has a park and playground, an elementary school within its boundaries, two swim and tennis clubs and convenient shopping near the entrance to the community.
Reston Town Center is only 1.5 miles away as is the Dulles toll road with easy access to all the companies that line that high tech highway. Let's visit Fox Mill Estates: (the sound on this video is (3 comments)
When you need to or want to. All homes sell. It is just a function of price, condition, time and marketing. As you can see from the bar chart below June and July are typically the months that have the highest number of homes going to settlement in Northern Virginia.
The advantage of selling in spring and early summer? That is when most buyer's are looking. The downside? More competition. Can I sell in the winter? Of course. In this area people are moving in and out all the time. The advantage? Less competition. The disadvantage? Fewer buyers (43 comments)
Chantilly Highlands Homes for Sale Oak Hill VA 20171. September 2011 Report - 09/07/11 05:00 PM
Welcome to Chantilly Highlands. This beautiful neighborhood is conveniently located just off the Fairfax County parkway close to the employment centers of Herndon/Reston and Dulles. With an elementary school within its boundaries, pool, tennis and walking paths, Chantilly Highlands has proven to be a destination community for 25 years.
Stop in monthly to see what homes are available and follow the trend by checking out what has sold as well.
This report shows the 5 homes for sale in Chantilly Highlands of September 8, 2011. Currently on the market: Homes For Sale in (0 comments)
Even if your total knowledge of our military comes from reading Tom Clancy novels and watching NCIS and JAG reruns, you can still serve those who serve us by doing a first class job of helping them relocate.
Do not worry that you are not a retired colonel...my observation is that folks in the service do not care whether or not you were in the military before you entered the real estate biz.
They just want you to do your best at what you do now...help them buy the best home at (26 comments)
One of the best quotes I heard about photography is:"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."Dorothea Lange. Usually most of us take faithful reproductions of what we see or what I call "I was there" photos. As real estate agents it is our job to showcase the homes we list and the neighborhoods we represent by taking clear photos and videos. This can be done in different lighting and from different angles but....you still have to take a photo of a particular thing. When you just wander around trying to (9 comments)
Rock and Roll Sound Track with Favorite Seattle Photos of People and Places - 09/04/11 08:45 AM
When you are between 22 and 25...you go to a lot of weddings. Then about 20 years later you go to many graduations. About 5 years after that you start going to a lot of weddings again. This is the circle of life and it is quite a nice part of that circle. It is certainly better than that part that is too fast approaching .....where you experience the truism you have heard for years: "Well, if we live long enough we become "twice a child" I cannot wait for that I tell you. We just got back from attending the (10 comments)
Our adventure to the Seattle area is over :-( What a great place to visit and I would live there in a heartbeat, rain or no rain. As far as taking better photos is concerned, I would ship a better tripod and use a remote control shutter button, especially for night shots. I bought a cheap light weight travel tripod that swayed in the wind and moved when I depressed the shutter button. I lost my remote shutter release somewhere and should have bought another. If you are (8 comments)
Find out what homes are for sale in Northern Virginia, what the real estate market is like and discover more about neighborhoods in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.
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