loudoun: For Sale on Memorial Drive Leesburg VA 20176 - 08/09/18 09:19 AM

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loudoun: Lovettsville VA Building Lots for Sale - 08/20/17 11:25 AM
Approved building lots ranging from, 2.6 acres to 20 acres in Western Loudoun county VA. Mailing address is Lovettsville. AR1 zoning. 4 Bedroom perc sites approved on all lots.
 Builders available, or choose your own. Stick built or modulars.
One 2.7 acre lot can be enlarged.
Lot prices start at $141,000.00. Very desirable 3.8 acre lot with nice views is listed for $158,000.00. Gravity 4 bedroom conventional drain field site. Total of 7 lots can be created out of this 46+ acre farm. Private. No HOA or covenants. Partially wooded, part open. Beautiful homesite at top of knoll provides excellent views.
 If you need a … (2 comments)

loudoun: Buy Land and Build in Loudoun County VA - 03/16/17 01:47 PM
Are you ready now to pay $125-$150,000.00 for a building lot and build a house in Loudoun county VA?
Tired of looking and not finding what you want? Tired of losing bidding wars? The numbers are in; $140,000.00 for a 2-4 acre building lot. $16,000.00 for septic system, $14,000.00 for well. That totals $170,000.00. Let's see, $503,000.00 - $170,000.00 = $333,000.00 for permit and new home construction.
 Stick build, buy a modular, etc. Allow the $33,000.00 for overages, then contact your builder and see what he/she can build for you for $300,000.00. An all new house, fully customized or partially customized to fit … (1 comments)

loudoun: Ten Concerns When Buying Land and Building - 01/16/17 01:50 PM
There are several good reasons for buying land and building your own house. Maybe you just want to customize a house that fits your family and needs. Maybe you're tired of losing bidding wars. Maybe you have 6-9 months left on a lease and don't want to continue renting. Whatever the reason, you have decided to buy land and build. Where to start? The process is different than buying a resale.
(1) You'll need an experienced loan officer and lender that understands and finances new construction.
(2) You'll need at least 4 copies of blueprints. You can buy house plans then make some … (22 comments)

loudoun: Land Has More Than One Value _ What's it Worth to You? - 07/12/16 03:24 AM
I was recenlty ask about a lot that a buyer is interested it buying. He wanted me to tell him how much it's worth and what he should offer.
 Well, it depends on who you ask. The Seller thinks it's worth $170,000.00. Supposedly an appraiser claims it's worth $160,000.00 but appraisal is over one year old. Tax man says it's worh $135,000.00. Potential buyer knows land and was thinking of offering $125,000.00.
 Lot is nothing special, and perc site is iffy and small and will need upgrading. Steep slopes on back of lot.
 I told buyer that the lot has different values for different … (1 comments)

loudoun: MLS Info / High - Middle - Elementary "Call School Board" - 04/01/16 10:56 PM
 More than once the topic of agents filling in the school information has come up in a CE class. Many agents immediately reply with statements like " I hate that- many of my buyers only want to buy in a specific school district", or " that's because the listing agents are too lazy to look it up", or " the listing agents should be fired", etc, etc. Most comments are negative towards the listing agents that enter " Call School Board".
 Well, when I am the listing agent, I can easily look up the current school information, but if I know that … (4 comments)

loudoun: Hiking & Activities Within 30 Minutes of Lovettsville VA - 01/18/16 07:31 AM
 Lovettsville VA is convenietly located in Western Loudoun county VA. It offers activities for every type of lifestyle. Today, I'll focus on hiking. Just West of Lovettsville is Neersville VA. Just take 287 S towards Purcellville, to 9 W towards Hillsboro. Then turn right on Harper's Ferry Rd which will take you to and through Neersville to WV. Neersville is commonly known as "Between The Hills". We recently stopped at the Blue Ridge Center to hike. We were greeted by this family of pigs!
http://blueridgecenter.org
 
It's a great place to know about and visit, especially if you like the outdoors. You can rent … (9 comments)

loudoun: 20 Sources of Free Photos and More for Bloggers - 12/28/15 11:22 PM
 If I had the time, I could easily put together a list of 100 sources of free photos for bloggers and web designers. But anyone should be able to pick 3 or more favorite sources from this list, or find one of the many other sources of free photos. Notice that google images isn't on this list.
 As most people already know, taking your own photos is always best if you need a variety of photos for blogging. If you need higher quality photos for your website, you might want to either hire a professional photographer, or spend the money to purchase some high … (135 comments)

loudoun: Superior Cleaning Product for Sellers and Agents - 09/20/15 04:32 AM
Every now and then I discover a cleaning product that gets added to my list of superior cleaning products that I keep on hand. While improving a current listing in Lovettsville Town Center this morning, I had the chance to use this product by Mr. Clean called Magic Eraser.
 
First I tried it on a wall that was scuffed with black marks. Within 1 minute, I had removed the scuff mark. Here is the before picture. Watch the lower left corner scuff mark.
After scubbing lightly for less than one minute, the scuff mark in lower left was gone.
I also used it to … (8 comments)

loudoun: "Closing Discloure" to Replace HUD-1 on 8/1/15 - Personal Prop Value? - 01/06/15 10:15 PM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be requiring the use of the “Closing Disclosure” starting August 1st 2015. This replaces the current HUD-1 closing statement.
 The form shown in this pdf might change before 8/1, but this is probably close to what it will look like.
http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201311_cfpb_kbyo_closing-disclosure.pdf
 
There are a few things I like about this, and probably a few things I won't like.
Likes- (1). I think it wil be easier for the average buyer to understand more about the closing process.
(2). On page 4 under " Loan Disclosures" , It clearly states whether or not a … (3 comments)

loudoun: 10 Tips for Showing Large Parcels of 20 or More Acres - 09/06/14 07:18 AM
 I occasionally get sign calls from drive byes asking if they can stop and look at lots I have listed. Almost always it is a waste of time. First of all, you don't have a plat with you. When they ask, they have no idea what the lot cost is. Many times the lots are wooded, and if you don't know where you're walking, you will probably never find the lot lines or corner stakes. Some lots border other owners so you have no way of knowing if you would be trespassing onto someones else's land. If it happens to be … (6 comments)

loudoun: Bluemont Fair Snickersville Tpke September 20 & 21 - 09/02/14 01:52 AM
The Bluemone Fair has been held in the village on Snickersville Turnpike starting in 1969. It seems to have grown and maintained it's popularity over the years. This year, should you decide to attend, you will see a variety of attractions including food, pies and pickles contest, antiques, history, weavers, llamas and alpacas, organ grinder, quilters from Waterford, train history, jams and jellies, t-shirts, tractors, pony rides, bee keepers, master gardeners, Round Hill FD, Virgina Defense Force ( State Guard), local authors, crafts, face painting, live music, model railroad, art show, antique car show, and more. Something for all ages.
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loudoun: I'm Creating Another Prime Lovettsville VA Building Lot - 08/31/14 06:17 AM
This Lovettsville building lot is attractively priced and conveniently located to suit a variety of lifestyles. You can reserve this home site now. It should be ready near the end of the year. Features of this lot include: Mostly level, mild slope on back, 2.9 acres, no HOA, paved road, approved perc sites, well will be included, borders an 11.4 and 15.6 acre lot, and another 7 acre lot that already sold with new custom smart home to be built on it.
 Located approx 1 mile from Potomac River, C&O canal towpath, Public boat launches, MARC commuter train station, Brunswick MD, … (0 comments)

loudoun: Loudoun VA First Time Buyers & Their Agents Should Monitor ADU's - 07/25/14 08:59 AM
Previously when I was working with first time buyers that we're approved to buy ADU's in Loudoun, there was a long waiting list. In fact, at one time the county quit accepting applications from people to be added to the list. However, first time buyers shouldn't let that discourage them. Many people on the list never buy an ADU. They might rent, buy something else, move away, or do something that disqualifies them from buying an ADU. But if you and your agent want to keep you in contention, the rewards could be worth the wait. What's does ADU stand for?
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loudoun: Lovettsville Smart Home To Be Built for CPL Ronny Porta USMC - 07/03/14 01:26 AM
 Just wanted to take time to mention some great organizations like Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and Gary Sinese Foundation. Members of the Siller family traveled to Lovettsville VA to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Cpl Porta and his family who are relocating to Lovettsville from MD. Senator Black is speaking in photo below and Ronny is seated to the left. It was a great ceremony with some great people and great sponsors in attendance. 
 

Speaking of sponsors, if you ever have a choice to make when buying materials or products for a home, the ones listed on … (0 comments)

loudoun: Ashburn Village VA Townhouse Near Lake and Sports Pavillion For Sale - 06/07/14 11:00 AM
One of the attractions of Loudoun County VA for several years now has been Ashburn and Ashburn Village. Ashburn is centrally located with access to major commuter routes like 28, 7, toll rd, etc. Also there is plenty of public transportation available, and it's a short drive to Dulles airport and Leesburg airport. But if you don't want to go anywhere, many residents can walk to shopping centers, restaurants, lakes, etc. There is a large network of sidewalks throughout Ashburn. Another attraction of Ashburn Village has been The Sports Pavillion. It and this large lake are located just across the street … (1 comments)

loudoun: Tour Spacious Manor Townhome in Lansdowne on The Potomac Leesburg VA - 04/15/14 05:46 AM

Beautiful Single Family Attached Manor Home for sale at 19210 Skinner Sq Leesburg VA. Built by Centex Homes in 2004 in Lansdowne on The Potomac community. Conveniently located to commuter routes like route 7, Parkway, Toll rd to Dulles, Leesburg airport, Town of Leesburg, Ashburn, shopping, parks,hospital, and more! Owner recenlty invested over $70,000.00 in new SS Jenn Air appliances, beautiful hardwod flooring, neutral paint, ceramic tile, master bath shower stall with custom Rainhead shower, landscaping, granite counter tops and back splash, GE 50 gallon water heater, sump pump, and more! HOA fee includes standard phone service and cable. Copeland … (2 comments)

loudoun: Loudoun VA Step by Step Guide to Verify School Boundaries - 04/14/14 02:43 AM
When entering listings, our MLS gives us the option of selecting whatever High school, Middle school or Elementary school residents of each address would attend, or we can enter " Call School Board". Over the years I've heard agents mention a variety of ways they interpret " Call School Board". Some think agent is too lazy to look them up, others think agents are afraid to enter wrong school, others think it means listing agent isn't familiar with the neighborhhod where they have the listing. Some just prefer to let the buyer have the resposibilty of verifying what schools their kids … (4 comments)

loudoun: Farm Credit Country Mortgages of Virginia Launches Knowledgebase - 03/18/14 07:04 AM
If you're planning on buying a farm property in Loudoun , Faquier, or further out to start some type of farming business, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Farm Credit of VA. You can learn a lot from them, not only about financing land or farms, but they also finance farming operations and equipment. I usually suggest potential land and farm buyers call Marilyn Jarvis at Farm Credit in Leesburg VA when the situation arises.
 If you're new to farming, and just want a country property for some type of crops or livestock, you'll want to do some research first. Those … (14 comments)

loudoun: Loudoun Real Estate Tax Rates,Assessments Appraisals,Fair Market Value - 03/05/14 08:09 AM
 Many times I will get homeowners telling me that their home assessment just went up 10 or 15% etc., and of course they think their house will now sell for 10-15% more. I'll usually have to explain that assessments vary many times by simply by zip code and condition, and there is usually a difference between assessed value, appraised value, current comps, and fair market value. Each has to be studied, compared, and evaluated. They are all an estimate, and those estimates can flucuate. Many times there are personal reasons that a property sold for less than fair market value. Maybe … (0 comments)

 
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