loudoun: Things are looking up again..! - 06/23/09 10:23 AM
According to Jeannine Aversa with The Associated Press, 90% of economists believe that the recession will end by the first quarter of 2010.  The bad news?  The market is projected to make a slow recovery and could take the next 5 years to have an impact on the market and unemployment rates.  As of now, the national unemployment rate has hit about 9% and is expected to increase to about 10% before it falls again.
More good news!
The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) has released data comparing home sales since May 2008 in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls … (0 comments)

loudoun: We have the REAL STORY about the Metro extension-right from the main source! - 05/13/09 05:52 AM
On April 22, 2009, the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) held a Forum on the Dulles Rail & Tysons Corner Redevelopment. Mr. James Bennett, President & CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority spoke at the forum about the Metro Rail Extension project as it extends from Tysons Corner to Dulles Airport. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority is responsible for the portion of the rail project located on the Dulles Toll Road and Airport property. When completed the extension project will include 23 miles of rail with 11 new stations. The project has been divided into two phases. Phase 1 … (0 comments)

loudoun: 21023 Timber Ridge Terrace, Suite #101 Ashburn, Virginia 20147 - 06/19/08 08:00 AM
This first floor condo is peacefully located within in a quiet setting with a large patio facing a common area and a pool.  This sun-filled unit is move-in ready with great features such as its own washer and dryer, tile floors in kitchen and bath, and spotless carpets throughout.  Great unit, great location, great price! Make this wonderful condo your home today!

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loudoun: 47333 Middle Bluff Place Potomac Falls, Virginia 20165 - 06/19/08 07:47 AM

Gorgeous home on a wonderful wooded .65 acre lot backing to parkland with landscaped and fenced in yard. Beautiful open floor plan with many upgrades including an expansion on family room and a large sunroom addition, a wonderful finished lower level with full bath, and a beautiful spacious master suite with large soaking tub. This home has hardwood throughout 2-story foyer, main level half bath, kitchen, and sunroom. Backyard has a wonderful large deck with walk down stairs to patio below all facing trees and parkland. Home is located in a wonderful and peaceful neighborhood with a pool, multiple tot … (0 comments)

loudoun: LOTS OF OPEN HOUSES * STERLING PARK * SUPER OPEN! - 03/01/08 11:43 PM
Many local realtors have joined forces to host a SUPER OPEN WEEKEND!
 Grab your map here.
Some of the  properties that will be showcased:
www.WinchesterDrive.info
www.EastCharlotteStreet.info
 
Aimee Waltz with SunTrust mortgage will be on site and ready to qualify you for the home of your dreams.
Low down payment options!
If you have any questions, or would like additional information:
Gina M Tufano
www.ask-gina.com
703.574.3478
See you in the Park!
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loudoun: 47208 Middle Bluff Place, Rivercrest - 02/18/08 12:05 AM
47208 Middle Bluff Place
Sterling VA 20165
LO6600325
Perfect! 3 finished levels, granite, double ovens, trex deck, hardwood floors, study main level, 4/5BR, 3.5BA, on a private cul de sac lot next to wooded common area. This is truly one of the best homes on the market right now in this price range.  Move in condition and ready to go.  Don't let it pass you by!
For more information:
Gina Tufano
RE/MAX Select Properties, Inc.
www.ask-gina.com * 703.574.3478
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loudoun: Rivercrest featured in Washington Post - Where We Live! - 10/18/07 02:44 PM
RIVERCREST - the details.
Saturday, October 6, 2007; Page G01
BOUNDARIES: Ox Bow Circle and Middle Bluff Place to the west, Ox Bow and River Crest Street to the south, Middle Bluff to the north, and Cliftons Point Street to the east
HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 10 houses have sold at prices from $615,000 to $800,000, according to Gina Tufano of Re/Max Select Properties. There are four single-family houses on the market, priced from $599,900 to $825,000, and one townhouse, at $309,000.
SCHOOLS: Horizon Elementary, Seneca Ridge Middle and Dominion High
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, picnic area, … (0 comments)

loudoun: Washington Redskins Fan Appreciation Day - 07/25/07 06:59 AM
RE/MAX is sponsoring the Fan Appreciation Day this weekend at the Ashburn Training Camp....
Free tickets are available online at: http://www.redskins.com/tickets/article.jsp?id=26850
Enjoy!
 
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loudoun: VHDA Loudoun loan program - 07/23/07 06:01 AM
I received the following announcement from a Loudoun County news release - if you are a first time buyer, looking at homes in Loudoun (Ashburn, Sterling, Leesburg, Brambleton, etc) this is a great opportunity:
 
The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) has allocated funds for Fiscal Year 2008 for the FlexSPARC program, a new, below market rate, home loan program offered in Loudoun County. The program, administered locally by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services, is tailored to meet the needs of first-time homebuyers. The funds will be available until fully utilized or through June 30, 2008. The program terms are as … (0 comments)

loudoun: FHA lending - 07/20/07 11:21 PM
Current FHA guidelines are very attractive for first time home buyers....
 Here is a sampling of what I received from my lender (Aimee Waltz) today:
 
* No VC conditions for your sellers. * NO minimum credit scores * No cash reserves required. * Down payment can come from Gift Money * Seller can contribute up to 6% towards borrowers closing costs * Projected raises (within 60 days of closing) can be used * 43% Debt Ratio
 
With current rates in the 6% range - and negotiating power with sellers - it is an awesome time to buy.
 
 
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loudoun: Rivercrest real estate update! - 07/08/07 02:01 AM
The heat is on....summer has set in, The Rivercrest Riptide is in full swing, and here are the homes available:
20428 River Bank Street
47437 River Falls Drive
47344 Middle Bluff Place
 47452 Middle Bluff Place
47309 Ox Bow Circle
 
 If you would like more information about any of these homes, please don't hesitate to contact me.
 
Keep cool ~
Gina
 
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loudoun: Affordable housing in Loudoun County - 06/14/07 10:17 PM
Gina M. Tufano, a Realtor with RE/MAX Select Properties, Inc. in partnership with Loudoun Habitat for Humanity has organized a group build day to construct housing in St. Louis, VA.  On Friday June 15th,  residents of Rivercrest, a Sterling, VA neighborhood, will come together to erect several homes, providing low cost housing to families in need.  "Home ownership is a dream many of us share, regardless of our financial situation", said Tufano. "Working with Habitat allows me to help make that dream a reality".  Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2008.For more information, please contact: Gina M. Tufanohttp://www.ask-gina.com/With more than 11 years of experience, a great … (0 comments)

loudoun: Rivercrest weekly update.... - 03/29/07 11:50 PM
There was a bit of activity this week in Rivercrest (South Bank).  While I am not tracking them here - a rental came on on Ox Bow Circle and has an application already! There is another rental on Middle Bluff Place that hasn't had a bite yet, time will tell. Flyers went around for the upcoming Easter egg hunt and the annual yard sale was planned.
In the resale market we have a new listing on Sisler Court (a section of Rivercrest added after the development was completed, these homes are built by Carr), as well as another price reduction for the River Bank … (0 comments)

loudoun: Adding pictures to your MLS listing is supposed to be a GOOD thing..... - 03/22/07 02:14 AM
I just don't get it.
On our local MLS, there is a fee to add pictures - the first one is free, after that you purchase an album with a set number of photos (obviously more photos = higher cost).
I was checking for updates in my market, and stumbled upon this:
 
I mean seriously.  This is a "move-up" home.  Priced around 800k.  Does this image make you want to buy this home?  Perhaps submit it to one of those declutter/makeover shows on HGTV - but purchase it???
Having this picture out there does the opposite of what it is intended to do.  It … (2 comments)

loudoun: Rivercrest update....buying and selling in Loudoun County - 03/19/07 07:42 AM
Rivercrest (also know as South Bank) is a small development in eastern Loudoun County.  It is bordered by the Potomac River to the north, Lowes Island to the east, Sugarland Run (the waterway, not the neighborhood) to the west and Algonkian Parkway to the south.  Surrounded by parkland and trees, there are abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, jogging, bird watching, dog walking, and the like. 
It is a perfect commuting location - just across the Fairfax County line - with easy access to Route 7, Route 28 & Fairfax County Parkway.  Shopping is abundant with the Dulles Town Center mall just … (0 comments)

loudoun: Loudoun County Hazardous Waste collection 3/24/07 - 03/19/07 06:39 AM
From Loudoun County Public Information Office:
Loudoun County's Office of Solid Waste Management will host this year's first Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Road, Leesburg.
Household hazardous waste items that will be accepted are cleaning products, fluorescent bulbs, paints, paint thinners and solvents, corrosives, insecticides, unwanted fuels, photographic chemicals, oxidizers, and other potentially hazardous materials. Bring your HHW in clearly labeled, leak-proof, airtight containers.
"The county has hired contractors to properly handle the waste. County residents don't even have to get out of … (0 comments)

loudoun: Are you smarter than a 3rd grader? - 03/16/07 12:22 PM
It's unclear if I am....
Every Friday morning I head into my son's school to volunteer.  I proceed to Horizon's third grade classroom where I give spelling tests.  Ooops, I keep forgetting, "word study".  Just like gym is no longer gym - it is PE.
I digress...
 A few months ago - I started giving the kids bonus words at the end of the test.  Words that weren't on their lists - but usually have something to do with current events, etc.  Today I gave them the word leprechaun. Some moaned, some started scribbling frantically and the test was over.  As they handed in … (1 comments)

loudoun: Spring break with NMSS & the Caps - 03/15/07 01:15 AM
I am working on getting the word out for this fabulous fundraiser.  I will be attending the April 7th game with my family, hope to see you there!
 
Please forward this on to anyone in the Metro DC area who might be interested....
 
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with the Washington Capitals to help Solve the MyStery!
 
Discounted tickets will be sold for either the April 3rd (Caps vs. Panthers) or April 7th (Caps vs. Sabres) game and on top of the generous reduction in price, the Capitals Organization will donate $8 per ticket to NMSS.
 
To purchase tickets:
http://www.capstickets.com/nmss.html
 
PDF … (2 comments)

 
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