springfield va homes for sale: Are You Sure That Lower Level Bedroom is NTC? - 03/27/14 09:30 AM
Looking through the Northern Virginia MLS you might see the the initials  "NTC" when referring to a bedroom in the basement of a home.  "NTC" refers to Not to Code and when touring homes we often discover the agent may be short changing a home's features.   Fairfax County VA has a set of criteria for a room to be considered a bedroom that include:
Size of the room-minimum of 70 square feet with not less than 7 feet in any direction Window must be no more than 44 inches from the floor with 5.7 SF total opening Door to a hallway … (6 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: It's A Cold Slushy Real Estate World In Northern Virginia - 01/23/14 05:23 AM
Despite the cold weather the real estate market in Northern Virginia is still moving along.  According to the MLS since January 1, 2104 there have been 109 properties in Prince William County go under contract and 247 in Fairfax County.
One of the biggest things I've encountered this week while out looking at houses in snow and slush.  If you are a seller in Northern Virginia here are a few tips for you to consider.
If you are out of the area talk to your agent, neighbor or local landscaping company about getting someone to your house to clear it for you. … (12 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Open Sunday July 14 2013-New Listing Springfield VA - 07/10/13 10:25 AM
OPEN HOUSE 
SUNDAY JULY 14, 2013
FROM 1 PM to # PM
8460 Blue Oak Court
Springfield VA

 

 
Situated on 18 acres of wooded and gently rolling terrain the 382 townhouses in Springfield Oaks are only 5 miles from Fort Belvoir and 2 miles to the new National Geospatial Intellegence Agency (NGA) .The community is also within a few minutes of the shops and restaurants at Lorton Station and the theLorton VRE Station. It is about 15 minutes to theFranconia-Springfield Metro or you can catch a Fairfax Connector or Metro bus at either entrance to the community.
The neighborhood is divided into two … (19 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Twinkies Are Coming Back And So Is The NoVA Real Estate Market - 04/28/13 12:16 AM
For anyone who has been worried what they would do without their beloved Twinkies the news is out that they should be rolling off the production line this summer.
Just as Twinkies are coming back so is the Northern Virginia real estate market. It seems only a few months ago when we wondered when the real estate recovery would take off. The answer is now obvious. The recovery is here and some of the same concerns we had in 2003-2005 are back as well.
With inventory at lower levels than in the past and buyers hoping to take advantage … (10 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: A Springfield VA Classic The Virginian Rambler - 04/23/13 06:46 AM
Though most home-buyers looking to purchase in Springfield VA today won't know the model names of the homes they are viewing but for those of us who grew up in Springfield they are etched on our minds.
The Virginian Rambler was the starter home of choice for many families.  The home was prevalent in the Crestwood and North Springfield neighborhoods built by Carr in the mid-1950's.  
Over the years owners added on to the 1200 SF homes including turning the carport into a garage or family room and replacing the entry closet with a 1/2 bath.
When they were first introduced in Springfield … (5 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Looking For A Home In The Lake Braddock Secondary School District? - 04/21/13 11:13 AM
Lake Braddock Secondary School (LBSS) in Burke VA  was named by US News the number #11 high school in Virginia and #193 in the nation (2012 ranking). Students in grades 9-12 have the option to take a wide selection of AP classes and per evaluation of the school over 78% of the students participated in AP classes.
If you are looking for a home in the Lake Braddock school district give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213.  This list may not reflect all homes for sale in the LBSS as some agents do not identify schools in … (6 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Orange Hunt Estates-Community Information And 2012 Sales Information - 12/29/12 06:03 AM
Orange Hunt Estates a West Springfield VA Neighborhood
If you are looking for a well-established neighborhood in Fairfax County VA then the Orange Hunt neighborhood in West Springfield may be right for you.  About the Orange Hunt Neighborhood
Orange Hunt Estates was first established in 1967 and has approximately 700 detached homes on ¼ to 1/3 acre wooded lots.   The community has an active Civic Association and Welcoming Committee to help new residents learn about the amenities in the neighborhood.  There are a variety of home styles in the neighborhood including 3 level colonials, split levels, raised ramblers and bi-levels.  … (10 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Headed to Ft Belvoir? Check Out Springfield Oaks Only A Few Miles From Post - 11/04/12 08:59 AM

If you have PCS orders to Fort Belvoir you should put Springfield Oaks on your list of neighborhoods to consider.  Situated on 18 acres of wooded and gently rolling terrain the 382 townhouses in Springfield Oaks are only 5 miles from Fort Belvoir and 2 miles to the new National Geospatial Intellegence Agency (NGA) .The community is also within a few minutes of the shops and restaurants at Lorton Station and the the Lorton VRE Station. It is about 15 minutes to the Franconia-Springfield Metro or you can catch a Fairfax Connector or Metro bus at either entrance to the … (1 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: A "Full Price" Offer Has A Different Meaning Depending On Who You Represent - 10/18/12 09:26 AM
A buyer's agent calls with the exciting news they are going to make a "full price" offer on a listing.  The seller will be thrilled...or will they?To a seller a full price offer means an offer at list price with as few as contingencies as reasonably possible.  The net to them will be the list price minus their required closing costs, pro-rated taxes and the commission they agreed to pay.  However a "full price" offer to a buyer has a different meaning.  Yes they may be offering the list price but they are also asking for closing cost assistance, a home … (30 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Yes Springfield VA Homeowners Fall Is A Good Time To Sell Your Home - 10/11/12 08:29 AM
One of the questions prospective Springfield VA sellers ask is should I wait for Spring to put my home on the market? To be honest homes sell all year. Yes the "peak" selling season seems to be during the summer, however there is often a small second "peak" at the end of the year when buyer's realize they want to have a tax deduction for the following year. Selling your Springfield VA home in the fall and winter months does have a few extra challenges. With the sun setting before you get home for work you should consider install solar sensors … (5 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Orange Hunt Estates Springfield VA - 08/23/12 12:56 AM
Orange Hunt Estates a West Springfield VA Neighborhood
If you are looking for a well-established neighborhood in Fairfax County VA then the Orange Hunt neighborhood in West Springfield may be right for you.  About the Orange Hunt Neighborhood
Orange Hunt Estates was first established in 1967 and has approximately 700 detached homes on ¼ to 1/3 acre wooded lots.   The community has an active Civic Association and Welcoming Committee to help new residents learn about the amenities in the neighborhood.  There are a variety of home styles in the neighborhood including 3 level colonials, split levels, raised ramblers and bi-levels.  … (4 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Sometimes You Have To Look A Little Closer To Find What You Are Looking For - 08/12/12 07:49 AM

At first looking at this pond all you might think is WOW there's a stagnate pond and nothing could possibly live there.  However just like many things in life if you take a moment to look a little closer you might be surprised.

This pond is teeming with life.  Among the many creatures was this Leopard Frog just waiting for his next meal to fly within reach.  
Hope you have a great week and find something that catches your attention. … (17 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Homes For Sale and Community Information in Newington Forest-Springfield VA - 08/10/12 10:59 PM
Newington Forest Community Information and Homes for Sale Driving through the Newington Forest neighborhood in Springfield you may encountered this guy just off the side of the road.  It is a nice reminder that when Newington Forest was being built 50% of the 734 acres of the development was set-aside as community common areas.  This resulted in a community with large mature trees and five miles of hiking and biking trails.
Owners in Newington Forest have a choice of  townhomes or detached homes spread out among the remaining 300 plus acres of the community.  Looking for a starter place?  Then the … (4 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Who Let The Dogs Out-Strange Showings in Northern Virginia - 08/09/12 10:06 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 … (26 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Orange Hunt Estates-Community Information And Recent Sales - 07/10/12 10:08 PM
Orange Hunt Estates a West Springfield VA Neighborhood
If you are looking for a well-established neighborhood in Fairfax County VA then the Orange Hunt neighborhood in West Springfield may be right for you.  About the Orange Hunt Neighborhood
Orange Hunt Estates was first established in 1967 and has approximately 700 detached homes on ¼ to 1/3 acre wooded lots.   The community has an active Civic Association and Welcoming Committee to help new residents learn about the amenities in the neighborhood.  There are a variety of home styles in the neighborhood including 3 level colonials, split levels, raised ramblers and bi-levels.  … (4 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: "Hi I'm Cindy It's Nice To Meet You" - 05/22/12 11:37 PM
Typical words we say when we first meet our clients.  Yesterday at the closing on my townhouse listing in The Forest at Southrun in Springfield VA, I meet the homeowner for the first time.When we started the process of selling their home in Springfield, the owner was on deployment in Afghanistan.  After multiple emails and a few phone calls the townhouse went on the market.  We had a solid offer within 2 weeks and then it was a matter of processing through the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP).
It hasn't been unusual for me to work with absentee sellers … (16 comments)

springfield va 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)

springfield va homes for sale: Does Your Home Bring A Smile To The Face Of Prospective Buyers? - 06/01/11 02:39 PM
There are a number of ways to make your home stand out in today's market. One of them is to make it noticeable to everyone that drives by. Honestly every time I pass this home it makes me smile. I have no idea what the neighbors think but since it is on a street lined with eclectic homes I'm sure they don't even notice.If you are thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future you may want to forego the bright pink paint and consider instead some more traditional methods of getting your home ready to sell.
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springfield va homes for sale: Relocating to Fort Belvoir or NGA? Check Out This Townhouse Less Than 5 Miles Away - 05/22/11 04:34 AM
With the rising cost of gas finding a new home with close proximity to public transportation, shopping and work is a high priority. For anyone relocating to Northern Virginia for a new position at Fort Belvoir, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) or a commute to DC, this new listing in the Townes of Manchester Woods should be on your must see list.
Located within 2 miles of the Springfield Metro, 3 miles to NGA and 5 miles to Fort Belvoir your car won't even burn a gallon of gas to get to and from work. Shopping is close by with … (4 comments)

springfield va homes for sale: Taking the Emotions Out of Putting A Value on Your Northern Virginia Home - 04/13/11 10:57 AM
It doesn't matter how long you have owned your home, when it comes time to sell emotions often run high.  Your home is a place where you have created memories, perhaps you've watched your children grow up there and you may have put sweat equity into fixing it up.  However when it comes time to sell emotions can get in the way of making a sound business decision. Over the past 15 months I've listed 35 and sold homes though our local MLS.  Only twice have my listings had an appraisal issue.  One for $3000 and one for $1500, so I … (64 comments)

 
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