lake ridge homes for sale: Remember What You Say Can Be Used Against You - 05/20/14 11:11 AM
Are you house hunting in Northern Virginia? Have you been calling from sign to sign hoping to score a deal by working with the listing agent? Do you understand what it means if you don’t have your own Realtor® working for you?
This means you are making one of your largest financial purposes EVER completely on your own. While the majority of Northern Virginia Realtors® working ethically it doesn’t mean you will be getting the information or advice you need. The listing agent represents the seller. They are obligated by the listing contract they signed to hold information the seller has … (26 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Staging It's Not Sticking Something In A Corner And Calling It Done - 03/25/14 10:49 PM
Recently my eyes have been drawn to "staged" homes in the MLS.   I'm not talking about houses where a professional stager has made an empty home seem warm or give an occupied home a few updates.
No these are homes where it appears a Realtor® has decided to grab a few things and put them randomly around a house  A picture on the floor in a corner,  a 12 inch round table in the middle of the dining room or maybe a plant under a window.
 I'm not a professional stager but when these photos pop up in the MLS my … (49 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Is Cash Really King If You Are Buying A Home In Woodbridge VA? - 02/06/14 09:28 AM
We here rumors that "cash is king" when it comes to buying a home.  Cash can win out IF the offer is strong but it doesn't automatically mean a cash buyer has the advantage.
Looking back at Woodbridge VA home sales in 2013 it was interesting to see how cash stacked up against the other types of financing.
Based on a quick look in the MLS of the 359 sold listings in Woodbridge marked as cash transactions 173 of those were distressed sales.  
The chart shows there were 948 FHA sales, 900 conventional sales and 665 VA sales.  Some listings do not include … (11 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Should You List Your Lake Ridge Home During The Holiday Season? - 11/27/13 08:35 AM

It's a question many Lake Ridge VA homeowners ask themselves at the end of the year.  Should I list my home for the holidays?  Aren't buyers only looking in the spring and summer?  Is the work to keep my home presentable worth it?
To answer your question, should I list my Lake Ridge home during the holidays, YES you should.  Let me explain why.  Buyers don't disappear during the holiday season.  Last December in Lake Ridge 24 detached homes and 23 townhouses went to closing.  That's 47 homeowners who decided to keep their homes on the market for the holidays … (5 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Does This Belong In the Crazy Flipper File? - 11/17/13 08:12 AM
No not that Flipper but the ones who buy a Lake Ridge VA property and hope to make a quick profit?
This week while showing a property in Lake Ridge the buyer and I found a few interesting items which left us scratching our head.
Do you know what the problem is with this switch and outlet?
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The problem is they are both on the ceiling! 
We couldn't even reach the rocker switch to see what it turned on but that's probably a good thing.  I wondered what my favorite local home … (8 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17-12298 Granada Way Woodbridge VA - 11/16/13 06:43 AM
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lake ridge homes for sale: New Listing in Lake Ridge-Three Level Townhouse Backing to Woods - 11/05/13 09:51 PM
Coming Soon
Lake Ridge VA
3 Level Townhouse
2 Upstairs Bedrooms
2.5 Baths
Walk Out Basement
Granite Kitchen Counters
Hardwood on Main Level
Large Deck backing to Woods
$240,000
 
Coming on the market the weekend of November 9, 2013 this 1400 SF townhouse has been nicely updated and ready for a new owner.  Low HOA dues of $47.00 per month includes trash pickup and access to all of the Lake Ridge amenities, including 5 pools, tennis courts, parks, walking trails and much more.
If you are looking for a new home in Lake Ridge give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213 to talk … (4 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Spring Has Sprung It's Time To Update Your Neighborhood Photos - 04/09/13 09:56 AM
Not every part of the United States is fortunate enough have four season but in Northern Virginia we are.  This means to keep up with our local neighborhoods we need to get out multiple times during the year and take photos. 
Going on a photo expedition is also a good time to make sure our neighborhood information is up to date.  Has the developer finished all their sales and the community complete?  Are there new stores or restaurants close by?  What about new commuting options or road changes?  

Once the trees have finished with their show then it will be … (34 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: A New Buyer Calls Lake Ridge VA Home - 03/08/13 08:03 AM
Today my buyer settled on her new townhouse in the Lake Ridge neighborhood in Prince William County VA.  We looked at a number of properties and neighborhoods before they decided that Lake Ridge was the right fit.
The buyer first found me on the internet while still living in Texas.  In order to help with the home buying process and get them settled as quickly as possible I was out with my camera taking photos of homes for them to consider.
Once they arrived it was a matter of looking at a few options and writing up the winning offer.
Now they move … (24 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Check Out Lynnwood A Lake Ridge Neighborhood With Large Treed Lots - 09/15/12 06:56 AM
Lynnwood a Lake Ridge Neighborhood in Prince William County VA. Lynnwood is one of the neighborhoods that make up the 7800 home planned community of Lake Ridge in Prince William County VA.  The Lynnwood section of Lake Ridge offers winding streets and ½ acre or more tree-lined lots.
About the Lynnwood Neighborhood The Lynnwood neighborhood was built between 1980-1986 by four well known local builders,  Calvert Homes, Fairfield Homes, Long Homes and VanMetre Homes.  The variety of models gives the Lynnwood neighborhood a custom home feel.  New buyers will find colonials, Victorian style with front porches, split levels and a mixture … (10 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Woodbridge 22192 Market Report and Townhouses For Sale - 09/08/12 09:53 AM
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 71 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 a … (6 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: There is More To Buying A Northern Virginia Home Than Looking On-Line - 08/13/12 11:31 AM
Are you thinking about buying a home in Northern Virginia?  Have you been spending days, weeks maybe even months looking at homes on-line?  Are you wondering what you should do next? 
I'm glad you gave me a call so we can talk in more detail about the home buying process.  In Virginia you are now required to have a buyer agency agreement in place once you start having substantive discussions about buying a home.  One of the first things we are going to do is go over the Virginia Agency agreement and discuss how we are going to work together.  Once … (3 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Show Anytime-The Key Is Under The Welcome Mat - 08/02/12 08:55 AM
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 … (20 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Looking For A Townhouse In The Woodbridge 22192 Zip Code? - 07/13/12 03:55 AM
Townhouses for sale in Woodbridge 22192 With low inventory in the Woodbridge area townhouses in the 22192 are in short supply.  In June only 43 new townhouses came 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.
 
Though this is not the lowest townhouse inventory in the last year the days on market for a townhouse in the 22192 zip code is.
Preparing To Buy A Woodbridge VA Townhouse You need to think fast and be ready if the … (0 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Lynnwood A Lake Ridge Neighborhood That Breaks the Mold - 07/03/12 11:23 AM
Lynnwood a Lake Ridge Neighborhood in Prince William County VA. Lynnwood is one of the neighborhoods that make up the 7800 home planned community of Lake Ridge in Prince William County VA.  The Lynnwood section of Lake Ridge offers winding streets and ½ acre or more tree-lined lots.
About the Lynwood Neighborhood The Lynnwood neighborhood was built between 1980-1986 by four well known local builders,  Calvert Homes, Fairfield Homes, Long Homes and VanMetre Homes.  The variety of models gives the Lynnwood neighborhood a custom home feel.  New buyers will find colonials, Victorian style with front porches, split levels and a mixture … (4 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: The Answer To The Question Is -"It Depends" - 11/04/11 11:18 AM
Depends on how you frame the answer.
The question is "are there fewer short sales and foreclosures in Prince William County VA than last year?"
As an example I've posted charts showing the decrease in foreclosures and short sales in the Port Potomac neighborhood since 2008.  Port Potomac is one of the newer developments in the county where it was evident as the market began to turn that investors were going to bail.  The impact on home prices in the neighborhood was evident.  In the case of Port Potomac the answer is "YES" the number of short sales and foreclosures has … (12 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Goldilocks & The Three Bears-Writing The Best Offer For Your New Home - 10/12/11 09:16 AM
In Northern Virginia the competition for listings is strong.Not as crazy as the height of the market but in many cases listings will bring multiple offers. For Northern Virginia buyers that means working closely with a buyer’s agent to craft the best deal you can on your dream home.Recently while reviewing offers on a listing in Woodbridge the book “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” came to mind. Make an offer that is to low and your offer most likely will not even be considered.What is to low?  If the average percentage of list price to sales price in a neighborhood is … (52 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: It Looks Innocent Enough-But What Were They Thinking? - 10/06/11 01:37 PM
This evening while showing a property in Lake Ridge the buyer and I found a few interesting items.  My suspicions about whether the homeowner may have been doing a little of their own handwork was confirmed when we wandered to the utility room.Do you know what the problem is with this switch and outlet?
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The problem is they are both on the ceiling! 
We couldn't even reach the rocker switch to see what it turned on but that's probably a good idea.  I wondered what my favorite local home inspector Jay … (26 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Summertime Fun Is About To Come To An End For Lake Ridge School Kids - 08/24/11 07:02 AM

These kids were having fun at Lake Ridge Park in Woodbridge VA as part of summer camp. Fortunately there were lots of giggles as they figured out how to right their swamped canoe and get back in the boat.  In only a few weeks school starts for kids who live in the Lake Ridge neighborhood. In the Lake Ridge area there are 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school all within the community.  Many children can walk to school and for the others it is a short bus ride.  There are also a number of pre-schools located … (2 comments)

lake ridge homes for sale: Do You Know What Your Pets Are Up To When Your Not Home? - 07/17/11 02:24 PM
It seemed as if it would be an easy showing. The instructions said to call the owner first so they could crate the dog. We had a pleasant conversation, gave them a time-frame and they said they would vacate the house so we could have it to ourselves. You have to love sellers who understand the process.
We arrive at our appointed time and just to make sure the owners are gone I knock on the door. From deep inside the house I hear the dog bark followed by a "shut up". Figuring that the owners hadn't left yet I … (44 comments)

 
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