home buying: I Love Living in Potomac Shores in Dumfries Virginia! - 04/18/18 09:44 PM
Why Did I Choose To Buy A Home In Potomac Shores?
In one word it was for the Lifestyle.
I have been involved in Northern Virginia real estate for over thirty years for both new home builders and in general brokerage. I knew from the moment I visited  Potomac Shores in 2013 that this would be where I would live someday. After helping so many families search for their next home and watching them choose Potomac Shores, I found it hard to resist. As with anything involving real estate the timing needs to be right. For the past few years, my husband and I along with … (0 comments)

home buying: I Am The Needle In The Haystack Home You Have Been Looking For! - 05/27/17 09:46 PM
 
You are confident your home is out there you just have not found it yet...you just know it is!
Well I am looking for a new owner and I am coming soon. I hope you are as good to me as my present owner. I have been loved and cared for in every way! I show great and I think you will love me especially if.....
You want a home that is well maintained. Your need or want at least  4 bedrooms and three full baths. You prefer No HOA You want a nice long driveway You are looking for a Private treed lot and … (1 comments)

home buying: Potomac Shores Update MAY 2016 - 05/23/16 05:02 AM
Potomac Shores Life Offers Home Buyers something you do not find any where else in Virginia!
Potomac Shores in Dumfires, Virginia sits on the 2,000 acre Cherry Hill Peninsula is quickly becoming home to hundreds of home owners and for good reason. when complete the community will be home 3800 homes and will have 800 acres of green space reserved.
I have been writing about this community for over two years now and I am just amazed at the growth of the community. Everything Sun Cal the developer has promised has so far come true. It took courage for buyers to buy in a community … (0 comments)

home buying: Potomac Shores Update Febuary 2016 - 02/02/16 05:30 AM
 
Potomac Shores is always growing!
As a local New Home Buyer Specialist I get excited when I see framing packages being dropped in a new home community. To me this says that someones dream  is coming true!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I drive through Potomac Shores often because I have eight clients who live there and also because my sister lives in the community. It is by far my favorite new home communities in all of Northern Virginia right now. When people ask me I simply ask "Have you seen it?"
 
If their answer is No...  I ask them to let me show them around.
 
If they say Yes, … (1 comments)

home buying: Lowest Priced Newer Home in Woodbridge,Virginia - 12/26/15 05:06 AM
Reids Prospect is a community built over the last 5 years and is centrally located right off the Prince William Parkway near the County Complex in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Over the past year, we are starting to see homeowners who are now moving since it has been a few years typically we see resales starting in year four. This year there have been 10 sales, one under contract and one for sale now that is only 2 years old.  The community features a community pool and is just a short drive to Harris Teeter or the Safeway at The Glen Shopping Center.
 

The StreetScape … (2 comments)

home buying: Calling all Fredericksburg, Virginia Buyers Under $325,000! - 11/11/15 03:20 PM
Kimberly Lane in Fredericksburg, Virginia  in a Community Called Jackson Meadow and just minutes away from Chancellor High School and Harrison Elementary. It is going to make you want to run and write a contract!
This home is what most people dream of finding especially first time home buyers who have been watching shows like Love It or List It and Property Brothers.  One lucky buyer looking for a home in November  is going to get a home with features you could only dream. I told the owner it is as if his wife had a Pinterest Board pinned with her favorite … (0 comments)

home buying: PCS Orders Read Fort Belvoir or Washington D.C? - 08/18/15 02:15 AM
Are you Relocating to Fort Belvoir or maybe you already working there and would like to cut your commute?
Fort Belvoir is now the largest employer in Northern Virginia it exceeds the Pentagon in the amount of people who work there. The area in and around Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon have seen growing pains in recent year with the roads leading to the base under construction. It's not as bad as it sounds the worked have demolished a bridge and taken down buildings along Rt 1 in an effort to widen the roads all while keeping the traffic moving. The construction company … (0 comments)

home buying: Read this if you are Renting between $1200 and $2100 a month . - 07/02/15 08:14 AM
 
 
Woodbridge, Virginia Mortgage Downpayment Assistance is here!
Are you saving for a downpayment for a home or maybe you just think it is impossible to save enough!
Do you live in Woodbridge, Virginia or the surrounding area and have a lease that will expire in the next four months?
If  you answered Yes, Do not renew your lease before talking to me if you have ever dreamed of owning your own home.
Renters are becoming Homeowners weekly with The 5% Down Payment Assistance Grant Program. The money can be used for downpayment and closing costs and does not need to be paid back!  
No … (0 comments)

home buying: What Does A New Single Family Cost in Alexandria, Virginia? - 06/23/15 06:00 AM
 
Where can I find a Newer Home in Alexandria, Virginia?
 
This is such a typical question especially from folks relocating to Northern Virginia. 
 
A  few weeks ago I was working with buyers who had just arrived from out of state. One of the first questions they asked me was, What does a Luxury Home in Alexandria, Virgina?
 I asked them,  "What do you consider a Luxury Home?
They said based on where they live now  in Austin, Texas Luxury to them would an upscale custom home in a neighborhood that was  built in the last five years with a large yard.  
I then asked them … (0 comments)

home buying: Potomac Shores More Affordable than you think! - 04/17/15 06:23 AM
 
Potomac Shores Community in Prince William County
This community  is well under way to creating the vision Sun Cal the California Developer started almost three years ago.
The Jack Nicklus  Golf Course ,Golf Club  and Tidewater Grill are now open
The 18,000 sq ft Recreation Campus is under construction with opening in 2017.
If you have not seen the video of this yet let me tell you it is AMAZING!
 
The VRE has had it's ground breaking and is full speed ahead for constuction. 
If you drive out past the Golf Club to the bluff you can get a feel for the view the … (0 comments)

home buying: Relocating To or From Northern Virginia? - 03/31/15 05:34 AM
A Realtor can be a great asset to Buyers and Sellers who will be relocating.
How would you find a REALTOR  if you were moving to another Town or State?
 
Would you look at homes on line and reach out to a listing agent of a home you like? Would you just arrive in town and pick one from an ad? Would you schedule a visit and go to Open Houses? As one of the biggest investments in your life it would be wise to get a Referral to a Professional that will match up to your Real Estate goals.  
A REALTOR who … (0 comments)

home buying: Renting in Northern Virginia is like throwing money away! - 03/22/15 03:34 AM
Does Renting Make Sense for you?
 
Today I want to talk to all the Military Veterans  who for whatever reason are renting a home.  Your VA Loan is your ticket to home ownership.
Here in Northern Virginia  where rents run about 30% higher than mortgages on the same home it has become a wise choice to buy when PCSing or living in to Northern Virginia area. Over the years many Military Veterans have purchased homes and then rented it out when they left the leave the area. Many have done very well on those rentals over the years.
If you are going to be in the area 3 years or … (1 comments)

home buying: Potomac Shores VA, Buyer Agent Ready to help you. - 03/06/15 09:33 AM
 
Why would  you want me to be your Buyer Agent when you buy a New Home home at Potomac Shores ,Virginia?
As a buyer agent I am your Coach, Advocate, Sounding Board. I love working with buyers and I cost you nothing but can save you thousands!
 
Sure you can buy a new home on your own without help. The buyers who I have worked with said they could not have imagined doing it on their own. My buyers felt they save time, money and stress by having me work directly with them as their agent in the purchase … (0 comments)

home buying: Is Potomac Shores what you have been Searching for? - 03/05/15 04:55 AM
 
 
Are you Dreaming of a New Home in Northern Virginia?
 
If so let me tell you why you may want to consider Potomac Shores just of 95 in Prince William County.
Potomac Shores is like no  other community in Northern Virginia.
From the moment you drive up to the community you get the sense this is community is  something special with it's large stately stone walls with the Obelisk shaped light house lanterns standing tall. As you drive down the wide boulevard you will see extensive landscaping in each direction and signs of  the amenities to come. The drive On Potomac Boulevard is flanked by beautiful golf course vistas and … (1 comments)

home buying: Potomac Shores Virginia Update for 2015 - 03/05/15 04:16 AM
 Potomac Shores Virginia is growing!
 
If you visited Potomac Shores community when it was new you may have wondered will this community really sell at these prices. When it was introduced the community was well received but for some buyers they were afraid to move forward with a purchase on the high side of prices in that area.
 
In May 2013 when it opened prices stated in the high 400's. Fast forward to Spring of 2015 and prices remain in the high 400's but now they have introduced new floor plans.  The introduction of the new floor plans I'll bet are for … (0 comments)

home buying: Sorry the home is Under Contract! - 02/26/15 04:06 AM
 
I am hearing myself say that more often this year!
 I feel so bad for one of my local buyers in Woodbridge Virginia.
I met them at an OPEN House in December and at that time they were  looking for a Single Family under $400,000 In the Lakeridge area of Woodbridge. At that time their wish list seemed very possible to find a home  priced under $425,00 with updated  kitchen and bathroooms and a two car garage. 

 
 
 
Granite Counter Tops and Stainless Steel Appliances are on the Top of most buyers must have list today.
 
 
 
 
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home buying: Don't Be surprised if you find your home quicker than you thought! - 01/21/15 11:09 AM
Every buyer has a different idea of Ideal Home.
 
Every Buyer I meet has a price point in mind and a general area they would like to live. They even have a vision for the home they would love to find and yet some cannot really describe it buys they  say "I will know it when I see it."
As a Buyer Agent, I can tell you buyers have it great today compared to years ago. By the time you align yourself with a Buyer Specialist you typically have viewed hundreds if not thousands of homes online.
Experience has taught me if I learn about where you … (0 comments)

home buying: Home Buying 101 when retiring from the Military - 10/04/14 11:14 AM
Planning is Key if you are thinking of retiring and you want to buy or refinance a home.
Just ask Ben Bernanake  
 Yes even the man who was the head of the Federal Reserve until recently thinks lending may have been tightened a little to much!  He recently let it slip in a speech he was doing that he himself  could not refinance his house recently due to the tight lending guidelines. 
Why you might ask?
In his case he was changing jobs and to make it even worse he became self employed. 
It does not matter that you have an awesome credit score and … (6 comments)

home buying: Nine Tips for Relocating Buyers to Fort Belvoir, Virginia - 09/06/14 01:19 AM
 
Your orders read PCS to Fort Belvoir In Alexandria, Virginia.
You have heard it is expensive from people who you have talked wth.
Most Wonder will I find a home within my BAH allowance. 
  
The truth is it all depends on what you are hoping to find if you coming from Hawaii you will not have any price shock but if you are coming from the Carolina's  it may be another story!  No matter your rank or price point the story is the same. 
The Search......
So you have started your search on line maybe you have had an idea you will get orders so you have been … (2 comments)

home buying: Wessynton in Mount Vernon, Virginia - 08/30/14 06:45 AM
                 Contemporary Homes Near Fort Belvoir with Easy Access to The Pentagon
                        Located in a Quiet Community in Mount Vernon, Virginia
                      The community features pool, tennis and private boat launch.
 
Why Choose Wessynton as your next place to call home?
Wessynton is a beautiful neighborhood of contemporary mid century single family homes that is conveniently located just 18 miles outside of Downtown Washington D.C. It's not uncommon to see neighbors walking their four legged friends, in this quaint little oasis tucked just off … (0 comments)

 
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