prince william county real estate: Mr. and Mrs. Seller You Need to Understand-A Marketing Report Is NOT The Value of Your Home - 09/28/10 12:01 PM
Did you just read a marketing report about your neighborhood and think YEA the value of my home is UP UP UP?  I don't want to put a damper on your enthusiasm but before you decide to list your home for the great price you see listed let's talk.A market report may be about your neighborhood but it isn't about your home.  Most market reports are "average" numbers gathered from the local multiple listing service.  In some cases the report doesn't contain information on all of the sales in the neighborhood.  It doesn't contain information on the number of homes that … (20 comments)

prince william county real estate: Custom Home in Manassas Looking For New Owners Who Appreciate Quality Workmanship - 09/25/10 08:09 AM
If you are looking for a custom home in Prince William County where attention to detail can be seen in every room then call to see 15259 Dumfries Road.
 
With 7000 finished square feet this home offers both formal and informal spaces. The soaring two story ceiling in the first floor family room will certainly make you say WOW. The lower level wine cellar and theater room will make you pull up a chair to stay awhile.The master suite is 40 feet by 15 feet, more than enough room for a king size bed and full sitting room. The other … (12 comments)

prince william county real estate: Lake Terrapin A Blend Of Two Communites in Woodbridge Virginia - 09/24/10 10:20 AM
Are you looking a great home in the Lake Terrapin neighborhood and can't find it on the MLS?  The reason is simple and one that confuses many buyers in Prince William County.  Ridgefield Crossing is the legal subdivision name for the townhouses and some of the smaller older detached homes in the neighborhood and Lake Terrapin the newer ones.  How did this happen?
Ridgefield crossing existed all alone on wide open land. Then K Hovnanian (KHV) purchased the open land to build newer larger detached homes and a neighborhood called Lake Terrapin.  As the first section of homes was being … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: As a Realtor® What Does Local Mean to You? - 08/14/10 06:55 AM
Recently I read a post where one Realtor® was concerned that agents "outside" their area were portraying themselves as "experts" in a particular market on-line. They felt this was misleading to prospective buyers since clearly they didn't know the area as well as a "local expert" would.However later in their post they went on to say they covered a selling area, by Google Maps, which covered a distance of almost 20 miles.  Slightly more than the distance of one of the examples they used of an agent who wasn't a "local expert."  So it of course made me wonder.  What do … (69 comments)

prince william county real estate: Northern Virginia-Who Are the Movers and Shakers in The Real Estate Market? - 06/24/10 01:38 PM
No this isn't about who is the #1 Realtor® in the area or about the latest celebrity home sale, it's about what areas in Northern Virginia have seen the biggest movement in sales price in our current market.Check out City of Manassas Park for starters.  The median sold price for homes in the City of Manassas Park has risen a whopping 42.9% between May 2009 and May 2010.  Interestingly enough this comes on a significant decrease in the number of overall sales.
The next mover and shaker in Northern Virginia is Manassas City with a sales price increase of 17% … (11 comments)

prince william county real estate: Woodbridge VA-A Rare Breed of Space and Location in One Terrific Home - 05/30/10 02:31 PM
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prince william county real estate: Woodbridge VA-Lovely Two Car Garage Townhouse in Riverside Station Community - 05/30/10 02:27 PM
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prince william county real estate: Prince William County & North Woodbridge-A Vision for a New Future - 05/24/10 10:57 AM
Urban sprawl is what most people think of when they drive across the Occoquan River on Route 1 into Prince William County (PWC). Neighborhoods disconnected from shopping, little green space or limited sidewalks for safety.
All of that is changing as Prince William County supervisors, planning commissioners, developers and interested citizens look towards revitalizing North Woodbridge. The area which has been dubbed “The Route 1 corridor” has been neglected for years and has grown into an eyesore of closed business.
Last week the PWC Board of Supervisors approved the plan to allow between 500,000 and 750,000 square feet of office space; … (6 comments)

prince william county real estate: Northern Virginia Market Watch-March Madness Wasn't Just for Basketball - 04/28/10 11:48 AM
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prince william county real estate: Belmont Bay-Where Resort Style Living Awaits You at the End of the Day - 04/27/10 12:42 PM
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prince william county real estate: Get out Your Trampolines-Port Potomac Prices Take a Hearty Bounce - 04/25/10 07:24 AM
Buyer's who are still waiting for the bottom of the market in the Port Potomac neighborhood in Prince William County may be in for a surprise.   Prices for Port Potomac townhouses have made a significant bounce from Q1 2009 to Q1 2010.  Port Potomac is one of the newer neighborhoods eastern in Prince William County VA that was hit hard by declining prices and short sales in late 2008 and early 2009.
Though far from the prices when the final new deliveries and first "flip" started the prices have been on the rise and seller subsidy has declined.

My recent … (6 comments)

prince william county real estate: Is Your Agent One of the Multiple Bidders on The Home You Want? - 03/20/10 10:40 AM
The buyer was ticked.  Actually that is putting it mildly and not the word they used but it will suffice for a public blog. The reason?  A few months ago they had made an offer on a property in Prince William County VA and their agent told them the property had multiple offers and theirs was not selected.  Okay it happens and so they went on to look at other properties before putting their search on hold during the cold snowy winter. Fast forward to this week and they call me to help them start their home search again.  The first … (31 comments)

prince william county real estate: Belmont Bay-Three New Listings For Discerning Buyers - 03/19/10 12:29 AM
Whether you are looking to buy your first home or looking for a place to retire Belmont Bay offers you an opportunity for both and more!Three new condo listings with waterfront, waterview and water glimpse views!
Harbor Pointe East (Regular Resale)1900 SF 2 BR/2BA & Den Stainless Steel AppliancesHardwood Floors in Dining RoomNew Carpet in the Living Room and DenMaster Bedroom with Two Walk-in ClosetMaster Bath with separate soaking tub and showerEnjoy the morning sun on the balconyWaterviews from balcony, den and master bedroom2 Garage Parking Spaces & Storage$389,900
 
HarborSide Condominiums (New Construction)Last 4th floor unit left (James Model)1795 SF … (8 comments)

prince william county real estate: Is Woodbridge VA Inventory Low or Are we Imagining it? - 02/26/10 09:45 PM
There is constant chatter among agents and buyers that the inventory for detached homes in Prince William County is at an “all time low.”
Though Woodbridge inventory for detached homes and townhouse is down from the 2008 and 2009 it isn’t at an “all time low” for this decade.
 

 
 

 
What makes the lower inventory harder for Prince William County buyers to take is that of the 218 detached home listing posted in the MRIS in January only 128 of those listings are for “regular” sales (not a short sale or foreclosure.) Townhouses are hit even … (14 comments)

prince william county real estate: Life in Belmont Bay-The View Has Changed a Bit Today - 02/06/10 03:27 AM

 
Could have save this for a Speechless Sunday or Wordless Wednesday but for those of us who are riding out the latest east coast snow storm our usual views are changed again.  If you are living where it is sunny and warm be thankful for your day on the beach :-)
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prince william county real estate: Northern Virginia Buyers-Updated Addendum Spells Out Your Rights - 01/05/10 12:01 AM
Everytime a Northern Virginia buyer sees these remarks in the MLS:
“Must use seller selected settlement company” “Seller to determine settlement company” “Short sale being professionally negotiated by XYX settlement company and buyer must use for settlement”  They ask why can't I use my own settlement company?The answer is you can!
Now an update to our Virginia Jurisdictional Addendum spells out a Virginia buyer’s right to choose even more clearly than before:
“The Provisions of the Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act (CRESPA) may not be varied by agreement and rights conferred by this chapter may not be waived.  The seller … (17 comments)

prince william county real estate: Know Your Forms - New RESPA Closing Documents On The Way!!! - 01/04/10 09:48 AM
 
Gary has provided a valuable look at the new HUD-1 and GFE (Good Faith Estimate) that went into effect on January 1, 2010.  Hopefully the new forms will provide the details that buyers need to be able to make a more informed decision about what lenders are charging and keep the last minute "junk" fees from appearing on loan documents.
If you are a Northern Virginia buyer thinking about a new home in 2010 give me a call at 703-346-2213.  We can talk about the new Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and talk about your plans for a new home.
 
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prince william county real estate: Belmont Bay-Water & Golf Course Views from This Terrific Rental Property - 01/02/10 12:47 AM
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prince william county real estate: Head into the New Year with Less Clutter in Your Life - 12/28/09 09:32 PM

Take one house with closets already overflowing, throw in holiday decorations and a few deliveries from UPS and soon you have a house that is ready to explode. The holidays are a great time to put your home on a diet. A clean up of all of those items that have been sitting on the closet shelves for a year that you haven't used, clothes that you don't wear and old magazines gathering dust.
Over the years I have become acutely aware of the clean up and throw out process. With my numerous moves as a military spouse, emptying out my … (59 comments)

prince william county real estate: Speechless Sunday-Can You Find Your Golf Ball? - 12/20/09 08:48 AM

Not a single footprint on the 18th green of the Osprey Golf course in Belmont Bay today.  With over 20 inches of powdery snow on the ground it looks like the golf course would make a much better cross country ski route than a place to play a round of golf.If you are interested in learning more about living in Belmont Bay give me a call at 703-346-2213.  Let me show you why Washingtonian Magazine has called the neighborhood a hidden gem.
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