prince william county real estate: So You Think It is A Buyer's Market in Prince William County? - 07/15/09 01:29 AM
If anyone in Prince William County thinks this is still a "buyer's market" they might want to consider how many of these messages we see in the MRIS.
NO MORE SHOWINGS! 18 CONTRACTS IN HAND! DEADLINE FOR OFFER 3PM 07/13/2009. TEMPOFF MARKET. BEST OFFERS RANGE 248K TO 264K. ***SHORT SALE***  Offers to be reviewed and submitted 07/13/2009. This home was priced at $205,000.  Now whether an appriasal will support the a price point up to $264,000 is a serious question but most likely the home will sell for more than the list price.Over the weekend one of my listings priced at $425,000 … (4 comments)

prince william county real estate: Don’t Wait-Only 138 Days to Claim Your Share of the Tax Credit - 07/15/09 12:34 AM
The rush is on.  The deadline for purchasing a home using the $8000 tax credit is November 30, 2009.   You might be surprised to find out how quickly the remaining days left to take advantage of the "free" money from the government will click away.
Let's take a look at how you might use up your time remaining.Before you even head out the door to look at houses you need to have made contact with a lender and start the pre-approval process.  The further you get along in this process before you get in a car to look at a home … (38 comments)

prince william county real estate: Dealing with the Emotions of the Real Estate Market - 07/14/09 01:28 PM
Anyone who sells real estate in Northern Virginia knows the routine. See a home priced below $250,000 and you need to to brace yourself. It's common to see in the MLS, “multiple offers received-submit your highest and best offer.” These could be the most hated words in the MLS right now!
When the Northern Virginia market was hot most buyers were emotionally prepared for the losing contract scenario. In a market where it is supposed to be a “buyer’s market” multiple contracts aren’t something many buyers are emotionally prepared to deal with. As agents we need to set the right expectations … (7 comments)

prince william county real estate: What’s dominating the Northern Virginia Market? - 07/09/09 09:32 AM
More and more we hear buyer's (and agents) complaining that all they can find for sale in Northern Virginia are short sales and foreclosures.  But is that really true?  For most of the first half of 2009 anyone searching through the Northern Virginia MLS quickly found short sales dominated the listing categories.  In Prince William County which many in our area used to refer to as foreclosure ground zero the number of foreclosure properties listed in the MLS has dropped dramatically.  Yet when you search the MLS you find that the majority of properties listed for sale are regular sales.  So what … (14 comments)

prince william county real estate: Watch the Wildlife From Your Back Deck in This Lake Ridge Rental - 07/08/09 08:44 AM

prince william county real estate: Privacy Abounds On This One Acre Lot with Updated Home - 07/08/09 08:41 AM

prince william county real estate: Belmont Bay Condo Rental Featuring Space and Luxury - 07/08/09 08:39 AM

prince william county real estate: House Flippers-Skip the WOW and Go for the Details - 07/05/09 01:17 AM
Over the past few days I've been on the house hunt with a great young couple relocating to Fort Belvoir this summer.  Based on their price range we have been concentrating on properties in the Woodbridge area of Prince William County.  The more listings we pulled, the more "flips" we found and a tour of ten of those over two days found some surprising differences.Obviously the goal of a flip is to get a home ready, on the market and sold as quickly as possible.   A few of the properties we toured are owned by the same investment group and you … (20 comments)

prince william county real estate: Prince William County-Custom Home on One Acre Waiting For You - 06/12/09 11:50 PM
This home won't disappoint  Loads of updates & space both inside & out. First floor master suite, with private bath and loads of closet space.  Main level great room features woodstove and/walkout to sunroom.  Step out to the deck that overlooks your one acre property.  Back inside head upstairs to a  second master suite & 2 additional  The lower level offers you a recreation room, den, full bath and plenty of storage. Need a place for your toys?  Then the two car garage with extra storage is a start.  If you have a boat or RV the second driveway is the prefect … (15 comments)

prince william county real estate: Fort Belvoir-Prince William County Communities Throwing Out The Welcome Mat - 06/12/09 12:45 PM
With the upcoming influx of military and civilian personnel scheduled to move to Fort Belvoir, neighborhoods within 30 minutes of the post in Prince William County are gearing up for new homeowners to arrive. All of these neighborhoods offer great value in today's market and they offer a choice for buyers which include foreclosures, new homes and re-sales.
The first community you find when you cross the Occoquan River is Belmont Bay. With its waterfront location, variety of home styles and communities amenities it isn't a surprise that this community has been discovered by military families being stationed at Fort Belvoir. … (0 comments)

prince william county real estate: Now Serving Client One Million and One - 06/12/09 06:20 AM
Recently a call came from a prospective first time buyer who had some questions.  They were interviewing agents to see who might be able to help them by a home.  As with most agents I always look forward to the opportunity to work with a new buyer and so I was more than happy to answer their questions and send them my first time home buyers guide.The questions were going along well and then one came that had me stymied.  "How many clients have you served during your real estate career?"At first I tried to quickly come up with a number … (12 comments)

prince william county real estate: What Happens When the Tables Are Turned? - 06/11/09 11:23 AM
This week an offer came in on one of my listings.  The prospective buyer has been hanging around awhile so we figured it was only a matter of time before an offer would arrive.  When they presented the offer it was for almost $100,000 less than the asking price.  Now I've learned not to be very surprised by anything that rolls off the fax machine anymore, so despite shaking my head I thought lets see how we work with this.Serious conversations ensued where the buyer defended the offer and explained their rationale.   That is terrific but the logic wasn't 100% on target.  … (21 comments)

prince william county real estate: New Appraisal Process-Not to Worry Your Home is on a Toxic Waste Dump - 06/09/09 06:45 AM
Yep that was on the appraisers report.  An entire neighborhood in Woodbridge is built on a toxic waste dump.  What does the lender do with this little piece of news?  It is just one of the new twists that we are seeing when appraisers who may be unfamiliar with a neighborhood head out to provide the lender with a value on a home.  Now anyone who is familiar with the neighborhood in question knows that there isn't now or has there ever been toxic waste associated with the site.After weeks of back and forth, a significantly delayed settlement and a frantic … (12 comments)

prince william county real estate: Lake Ridge (VA) Small Town America Welcomes You Home - 06/04/09 09:38 AM
If you are looking for a neighborhood where the flags are always flying then Lake Ridge in Prince William County is the community for you. With over 7000 detached homes, townhomes and condominiums a buyer can find just about any type of home at a price that fits their budget within Lake Ridge.As you drive through each of the different sections of Lake Ridge you will get a true sense of "small town America." Frequent community events including Youth Flag Football, T-Ball, Summer Camps, Yard Sales, and Holiday Parades give everyone young and old a chance to meet their neighbors.

prince william county real estate: Forget the Highest Priced Sales in Northern Virginia-What about the Lowest? - 06/04/09 08:33 AM
We all want to know how the rich guys are doing but most of us aren't in their category.  So when the multi-million dollar homes change hands we can ohhhh and ahhhh but we know we probably won't be buying one soon. 
However there is the other end of the market.  The lower end, no I mean the lowest end of the market where homes seem to be flying off the market.  So how low can you go and pick up a home in the Northern Virginia area?  Low varies from county to county in our area.  In Arlington the lowest … (2 comments)

prince william county real estate: Two New Listings-Military Families on the Move - 06/03/09 09:47 AM
This weekend I will be introducing two new listings in Prince William County.  Both are like new one car garage townhouses.  One is located in the Riverside Station neighborhood in Woodbridge and the other in the Carterwood neighborhood in Gainesville.Both homes are owned by military families with PCS orders to leave the area this summer.  Military families face a number of challenges when the orders arrive and having lived through those moves myself I understand the difficulties that the transition can cause.

For me supporting military families in our area isn't just about buying and selling real estate.  It … (2 comments)

prince william county real estate: Potomac Club in Woodbridge VA-It Always Takes a Team to Close A Deal - 06/01/09 12:42 PM
Selling real estate has never been about individual effort.  Even if you are working as an independent agent when it comes to putting it all together it takes an entire team
In a market where deals can fall apart right up until the day of closing having a team to keep it all moving is critical.  Last week while working on getting my listing in the Potomac Club to the settlement table it has taken the hard work and patience of everyone involved to make it happen.The sale was a "regular" sale the kind we all like to have.  The townhouse was … (16 comments)

prince william county real estate: Ground Breaking for September Deliveries in Port Potomac in Prince William County - 05/27/09 10:44 PM
Ryan homes is starting construction of the next section of Port Potomac and September deliveries are now selling.The new home models being offered have some changes over the previous homes in the community.  Ryan homes is no longer delivering the detached garage option that you will currently find on a number of the models.  In addtion a new ranch style model, Springbrook is being introduced. For families looking for a first floor master bedroom option the Springbrook model could be just the ticket.   With a split floor plan the master suite still overs privacy from the two other bedrooms on … (0 comments)

prince william county real estate: Eagles Pointe-New Home with a Green Twist - 05/21/09 11:13 PM
My previous posts about Eagles Pointe in Prince William County looked at the commuting convenience of the community, current value in the community and the community amenities.Eagles Pointe is also the site of K Hovnanian "demonstration" home to showcase materials that are not only environmentally friendly but also will provide up to 40% energy savings over a conventional home.
The home features Energy Star appliances, spray foam insulation and high efficiency heating and cooling systems.  One interesting addition is a tankless water heater and a water distribution system where each faucet in the home is connected to separately to the water heater.K. … (10 comments)

prince william county real estate: FRAUD ALERT - Advice on the $8,000 first time homebuyers Tax Credit - Do you chance it??? - 05/16/09 11:55 PM
Jeff Belonger is one of the mortgage professionals that I have come to respect and trust on Active Rain.  His advice is always worth reading and he doesn't just shoot from the hip.  It is obvious that he does his homework.If you are buyer confused about the recent news about the $8000 tax credit then please read Jeff's post and then consult with your accountant or lender to make sure you understand all of the facts.

Clarification before you read : Yes, you can use the tax credit as part of your downpayment. I have stated this before. … (4 comments)

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