prince william county real estate: Belmont Bay-Comstock Homes Relinquishes River Club 2 to M&T Bank - 09/30/09 12:06 PM

When the sales office closed at the Comstock Homes River Club 2 project in Belmont Bay in Prince William County last spring it didn't take long to figure out what the future would hold for the project.  The official announcement from M&T Bank was released yesterday.   
"Under the terms of the agreements, M&T Bank agreed to release the Company (aka Comstock Homes) from its obligations and guarantees relating to the Belmont Loan and the Company agreed to cooperate with M&T Bank with respect to its foreclosure on the remaining portion of the Belmont Bay Project which includes 19 partially completed … (2 comments)

prince william county real estate: Woodbridge (VA) Buyers-Are You Waiting for the Bottom? - 09/30/09 09:45 AM
If you are looking for a new home in the Woodbridge area of Prince William County and still waiting for the bottom you have missed it. In reviewing the data provided by Zillow for the Woodbridge (VA) zip codes of 22191,22192 and 22193 you can see that the bottom passed you by in the first quarter of 2009. Anyone who is currently looking for a home in the Woodbridge (VA) area knows inventory is low. Multiple offers are real and unfortunately the chance to think about it for a week or so before you make an offer will mean the home … (2 comments)

prince william county real estate: The Prince William County Communities the Virginia Rail Express Built - 09/28/09 11:13 PM
We have all read the stories of how the railroad opened up development throughout the United States and changed the face of our young nation. When transportation officials and developers began planning the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) along the I-95 corridor in 1992 there were concerns as to whether the lack of housing near the train stations would derail the long term plans for a commuter trail. Just like the Wild West the train brought a new supply of "whistle stop" towns close to the eastern run of the tracks including Belmont Bay, Rippon Landing and Quantico.The Woodbridge Station sits just at the edge of … (19 comments)

prince william county real estate: Fall Coming On Strong for Buyers and Sellers - 09/28/09 11:42 AM

The cooler fall weather has arrived and so have the buyers.  As we get ready to head into October I already have five properties lined up to go to settlement.  No short sales, no foreclosures just good old fashion regular sales.Anyone else feel like fall is going to be strong this year?  Is it because of the last minute rush to use the tax credit?  Or is it the better pricing and lower interest rates?  It certainly seems as if there is a nice buzz in the crisp fall air.Whatever it is I'll take it.
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prince william county real estate: If You See Me Running around Belmont Bay Like a Crazy Person - 09/18/09 12:45 AM

No one can ever say that one day in real estate is just like the next.  By early yesterday afternoon I was convinced I was stuck in a vortex in Belmont Bay and might never get out.Within a matter of hours I finished leases on three of my rental listings, had a closing on a condo and out of nowhere an agent called with clients who were interested in one of my HarborSide new construction listings.  Sure enough they were serious enough to put down a deposit.All of this and I never got in my car!  The good thing about living … (14 comments)

prince william county real estate: Belmont Bay-Prince William County Featured Community of the Week - 09/11/09 02:34 AM
Hidden just across the Prince William County line is the waterfront community of Belmont Bay. As you cross the Occoquan River take a glance to your left and you will be surprised at what you will see. A community Washingtonian Magazine has twice picked as one of the "best communities" to live in the DC area sits right on the Occoquan River.
With a variety of choices from detached homes, townhouses, and condos buyers can find just about anything they are looking for. What makes it even more unusual is the VRE station at the entrance to the community making the … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Lake Ridge (VA) Featured Property of the Week - 09/09/09 09:19 AM
Are you looking for a new place where the woods are at your back door and you can walk to the water at the Occoquan Reservoir? Then this townhouse in the Ridgeleigh section of Lake Ridge should be on your viewing list.The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floor and a sunny bay window for your table. The living room dining room combination ha two sets of sliding glass doors that lead to the deck overlooking the trees. Head downstairs to a recreation room with another double set of sliding glass doors. Step outside and enjoy the quiet. The lower … (3 comments)

prince william county real estate: Prince William County (VA) Slated to Received 2.8 Million From HUD - 09/03/09 12:35 PM
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan has announced that Prince William County (VA) is in line to receive over 2.8 million dollars to support development of affordable housing in the county.
The funding includes money for HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Home Investment Partnership Program.  According to Donovan ""If we hope to lay the groundwork for sustainable growth and prosperity in the future, it's critical that we help state and local communities to make the needed improvements and to produce more affordable housing."Even though prices in Prince William County have dropped significantly in the last … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Enjoy a New Home with Nature At Your Doorstep - 09/03/09 11:49 AM
Are you looking for a new place where the woods are at your back door and you can walk to the water at the Occoquan Reservoir? Then this townhouse in the Ridgeleigh section of Lake Ridge should be on your viewing list.The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floor and a sunny bay window for your table. The living room dining room combination ha two sets of sliding glass doors that lead to the deck overlooking the trees.  Head downstairs to a recreation room with another double set of sliding glass doors. Step outside and enjoy the quiet. The lower … (3 comments)

prince william county real estate: Prince William County First Time Home Buyer Scores a Ten! - 08/28/09 09:52 AM
Matt scored a 10 when he managed to become the owner of this REGULAR sale condo in Prince William County.  In a market that seems to be heavy on short sales and foreclosures it was easy to know that this condo wasn't going to last long.  With an Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) FHA Tax Credit Loan he managed to move in with no money down.   This weekend he is spending time at Ikea only a few blocks away filling up his first home.Handing over the keys at settlment is a great feeling.

If you are first time homebuyer in … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Another Prince William County (VA) First Time Homebuyer Moves In - 08/26/09 01:22 PM
Today another one of my first time homebuyers settled on his new home in Prince William County (VA).  It is always terrific working with first time buyers and when they are able to take advantage of the Virginia Housing Development Authority Tax Credit Plus loan program it is even better,The VHDA Tax Credit Plus program offers first time homebuyers the option of using the $8000 credit towards their down payment.  Set up as a second mortgage the program allows a buyer to pay off the second mortgage with a delayed repayment of up to 1 year at NO INTEREST!   For most … (3 comments)

prince william county real estate: Buying New Construction in Prince William County-The Final Chapter - 08/25/09 10:01 AM
This is the last installment in the guide to Buying New Construction in Prince William County.  This guide is useful for anyone to considering buying new construction whether they are in Prince William County (VA), the rest of Northern Virginia or across the country.  Read the guide in it's entireity here or skip to the bottom to read "The Final Chapter". Open publication
Throughout this guide the goal has been to help educate you on the important things to consider as you go through the process of buying a new home in Prince William County from a builder.  Parts of the process are … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Occoquan Landing-New Homes Delivering in Prince William County (VA) - 08/24/09 12:23 PM
Stanley Martin Homes has just released a new section of lots in the Occoquan Landing Community just off of Old Bridge Road in Prince William County (VA).   Located only a few minutes from a commuter lot with direct transportation to DC, entrance to I-95, a Virginia Rail Express station and Prince William County parkway the community is strategically located for commuters to the Pentagon, Crystal City, DC, Fairfax or Manassas. The 14 new lots released begin on Luca Station Way where the first section of the neighborhood was completed earlier in 2009 and end at a cul-de-sac .  The new section … (8 comments)

prince william county real estate: Buying New Construction in Prince William County-What to Expect at Settlement - 08/23/09 01:41 PM
Your new home is ready and today is the day you've been waiting for...settlement!
A quick reminder on how you finally got to this spot you can review:
Hiring a Buyer's AgentWhat to look for as you Tour the Model HomeLot Premiums, Options and UpgradesBuilder Contracts, Incentives and FinancingChange Orders and Inspections
Settlement on a new home in Prince William County isn't any different than settling on any other home.  The settlement process is actually quite simple but loaded with paperwork.  As the buyer the majority of the paperwork is yours.  The most important document that the seller has to sign … (2 comments)

prince william county real estate: Buying New Construction in Prince William County-Change Orders and Inspections - 08/21/09 09:38 AM
Congratulations!  You have made it through a number of tough hurdles on your way to seeing your dream home completed.So far we have covered:Hiring a Buyer's AgentWhat to look for as you Tour the Model HomeLot Premiums, Options and UpgradesBuilder Contracts, Incentives and Financing
As you see your home starting to grow from a pile of dirt you begin to second guess some of your decisions about finishes.  Do I really want a shower in the master bedroom or wouldn't a spa tub be better?  We would have a few more feet of space in the guest bedroom if we added … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Buying New Construction in Prince William County-Builder Contracts, Financing and Incentives - 08/19/09 12:19 PM
So far in the series on Buying New Construction in Prince William County we have covered: Hiring a Buyer's AgentWhat to look for as you Tour the Model HomeLot Premiums, Options and Upgrades This installment in the series is going to look at a few differences in builders contracts, financing and incentives.  A builder's contract is not the same as a standard Virginia Regional Sales contract.  In fact it doesn't resemble one at all.  A builder's contract is designed to protect the builder and not the buyer.  For example you've toured the model home and are excited that you can move … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Buying New Construction in Prince William County-Lot Premiums, Options and Upgrades - 08/17/09 11:24 AM
In the first two editions of the Prince William County New Construction Buyer's Guide we covered:Hiring a Buyer's AgentWhat to look for as you Tour the Model Home
Today we are going to look at lot premiums, builder options and upgrades all of which add to the cost of the home you are considering buying.  As you first drove through the neighborhood you took note of lots in the neighborhood that caught your attention.  Was it the ones that backed to the pond, woods or perhaps the community playground?  Now let's look at the builder's site plan.  As you will notice … (12 comments)

prince william county real estate: Prince William County New Construction Buyer’s Guide-What to look for as you Tour the Model Home - 08/15/09 02:41 PM
In the first section of the Prince William County New Construction Buyer's Guide we discussed the first two important steps to consider before you buy new construction.  The first step is to get pre-qualified by a lender not associated with the builder and "hiring" a buyer's agent to help you through the process.
This section of the guide helps you understand what look for when you tour the model home.   As you arrive at the construction site you and your agent should drive through the neighborhood and take a look at the layout of the community.  Note any lot markers and … (1 comments)

prince william county real estate: New Construction-A Prince William County Virginia Buyers Guide - 08/13/09 12:52 PM

Congratulations you've decided to buy new construction in Prince William County Virginia.  Watching your new home go from an empty lot to dream home can be an exciting process.  It also means that you need to be prepared for a process that can take from 4-6 months for a "stock" built home and a year or longer if you are building a totally custom home.  During that time period you are going to have a lot of decisions to make and certainly you will second guess your decisions along the way. Just as with buying any home you should have a … (5 comments)

prince william county real estate: Enjoy All Lake Ridge Has to Offer from This Great Rental Townhouse - 07/18/09 07:22 AM
Lake Ridge has plenty to offer residents of all ages.  Great schools, recreation activities, shopping and ease of commuting are just a few of the ammenities you will find.  You can check out our webpage dedicated to Lake Ridge to see more details about the community.If you are just moving to the area and don't want to commit to buying then this Lake Ridge rental TH is a great place to call home.  Enjoy a small neighborhood with no through streets and a townhouse that backs to the woods.
 
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