frederick county: Winchester VA Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 18th, 2014 - 08/24/14 06:15 AM
Winchester Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 18th, 2014: homes priced around $253,534 compared to $253,534 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price.
 

 
For Sunday, August 24th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.28%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.24%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.55%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.71%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators.  Get local info and … (1 comments)

frederick county: Suburban, Urban or Rural: Is Winchester VA Right for You? - 08/06/14 06:19 AM
If you're unfettered by a particular job in #Winchester VA, deciding where to live isn't as easy as it may seem. Often, a battle ensues between our heads and our hearts. And the real estate mantra of "location, location, location" does nothing to help us decide which location we might prefer – the city, suburbs or a rural setting.
Whether you think that life on a farm in Virginia is right for you or a penthouse view in Northern Virginia may be more to your liking, let's take a look at suburban, urban and rural environments to see if we can shake … (0 comments)

frederick county: Don't let your home become the most expensive on the block - 04/02/14 12:01 AM
Like most Americans, your home is probably your single largest investment. While the value of your home is largely determined by such things as location, size, condition and amenities, there are still steps you can take to maximize its worth.
First, you need to evaluate your plans carefully if you're improving your home to put it on the market. Cutting corners could hurt rather than help your prospects, but you don't want to go overboard either. Your home's value should be no more than 20% above the average. That means a $10,000 kitchen improvement project might be a better idea than … (4 comments)

frederick county: Scope out the neighborhood before committing fully to buying a home. - 03/03/14 02:54 AM
Scoping Out a Neighborhood
Homebuyers in Frederick county and Winchester, Virginia enter the process with one of two mindsets. There are those who know what kind of house they want – the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of kitchen and maybe whether or not they want a yard. Then there are those who know where they want to live, such as a specific school district or neighborhood, but haven't completed a wish list of home features.
Seldom does a homebuyer tell her real estate agent that she wants a "three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a gourmet kitchen, a fireplace and a … (0 comments)

frederick county: Understanding Your Homeowner's Insurance ...before it may be too late. - 01/30/14 10:48 PM

Understanding Your Homeowner's Insurance
...before it may be too late. For nearly all consumers, owning a home represents a large investment. But suppose your home is vandalized or damaged by a storm? Weather related damage has happen twice to me personally. Having insurance can protect you from such unpredictable losses.
When purchasing insurance, it is important to READ YOUR POLICY. Your policy is the contract between you (the insured) and your insurance company. The time to learn about your coverage and conditions is not after you have suffered a loss but before, while you have the opportunity to discuss the policy … (0 comments)

frederick county: Home Remodeling Trends - 01/26/14 12:09 AM
Trends for Remodeling Your Home
Modern kitchens with white or gray, minimalist designs and glossy finishes for sleeker appearance. Open space, prep space, large pantries and recycling centers are incorporated.
Updated bathrooms with large walk-in showers with multiple shower heads, heated towel racks and floors.  Cool, neutral colors are in like off white.
Going green and energy efficient is becoming the norm. The best trends to concentrate on are low maintenance features, energy efficiency and smart use of space and technology.
 
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frederick county: Get Your Budget in Gear - 01/25/14 02:26 AM

Get Your Budget in Gear
How to Create a Household Budget Many people spend their income without any planning and end up broke before month's-end. Then, they borrow to make ends meet and wind up with more problems because they fail to repay their debts promptly. Obviously, this is not a prudent way of managing your personal finances. Planning your financial affairs by prioritizing your needs and budgeting income and expenses is the best way to achieve financial success.
It is important first to assess your financial needs.
What are your financial objectives? What do you want to achieve in the course … (2 comments)

frederick county: How to Set a List Price for Your Home - 12/30/13 05:08 AM
Setting the list price for your WinchesterVA home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your REALTOR® will help you set your list price based on:
pricing considerations comparable sales market conditions offering incentives estimated net proceeds   Pricing Considerations – Find a Balance Between Too High and Too Low When setting a list price for your home, you should be aware of a buyer’s frame of mind. Consider the following pricing factors:
If you set the price too high, your house won’t be picked for viewing, even though it may be … (0 comments)

frederick county: Winchester VA Housing Inventory Snapshot - 11/05/10 07:41 AM

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frederick county: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Releases April 2010 Residential Real Estate Market Statistics - 06/07/10 06:50 AM
Winchester City, VA
Had the second highest Y-O-Y increase in Median Sold Price with a nearly 55% increase (from $132,600 in 2009 to $205,000 this year).  While the Total Units Sold dropped by 20% (from 25 units last year to 20 this year), the Average DOM also dropped by nearly 43% (from 124 in 2009 to 71 in 2010).
In the major cities of the MRIS region, as well as in some frequently asked about suburban areas, the picture remains consistent.

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frederick county: Winchester VA provides an unparalleled quality of life, a small-town environment and a low cost of living. - 04/30/09 05:20 AM
This wonderful town's rich heritage is reflected in its many historic buildings, Shenandoah University, Winchester Medical Center and the Civil War battle sites throughout the surrounding area. A former winner of the prestigious "All-American Community" award, Winchester is home to approximately 25,000 residents known for civic pride, community spirit and dedication to their town's progressive growth.
The "Top of Virginia" is situated in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, about 65 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Located in this beautiful pastoral setting is #FrederickCounty and within the county lies #Winchester, #Virginia the oldest English city west of the beautiful Blue … (0 comments)

frederick county: How to get prequalified for a mortgage before you buy a house hunt in today's market. - 12/31/08 12:04 AM
One of the keys to making the home buying process easier and more understandable in today's world is planning. This will help anticipate requests from lenders, lawyers and other professionals, and all the foreclosures, buyers will move more easily through the home buying process.
As for closing costs, in today's buyers markets, you can negotiate an offers that requires the owner to pay some or all of the settlement expenses. 
 
Steps in the Mortgage Loan Process
You walk into the local bank and ask to see a mortgage specialist. Palms sweating, heart leaping – you are about to apply for what may be the largest loan in your … (0 comments)

frederick county: Foreclosures Have A Huge Impact On CMAs - 02/04/08 10:59 PM
When meeting with my potential sellers, I have to used comparable foreclosures or short sale listings when performing a comparative market analysis.
For one, like it or not, these homes are my sellers' competition. By showing these foreclosure properties, my sellers learn a very valuable lesson in pricing the property at market value and will most likely not overprice the properties.
Foreclosures have had a huge impact on the CMAS on homes for sale in Winchester VA and the Frederick county Virginia area in some neighborhoods, I always try to run one CMA with the foreclosures included and one without to review with my … (3 comments)

 
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