lake ridge real estate information: Have Home Values In Lake Ridge Virginia Increased In The Past Few Years? - 10/11/11 12:15 PM
For those who are upside down, who purchased in the height of the real estate market, home values seem to be rising so slow. However for those who purchased in 2008,and 2009, well they  are reaping the benefits of their decision to buy!
Let me give you an example. A first time buyer, school teacher purchased a home in September 2008 when the $8000 tax incentive was being offered. All of sudden on a school teachers salary she was able to purchase her first home. She purchased the three level town house here in Lake Ridge Virginia for $159,900. Back then she could rent a similar townhouse for … (2 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: A New Use For My iPhone- I Snap Photos of Local Contractors That Frequent Lake Ridge Virginia - 09/02/11 12:24 AM
As many times as I travel up and down Old Bridge Rd in Lake Ridge Virginia, not a day goes by that I do not see a handyman, electrician, chimney sweep, pest control, paint contractors that services the Lake Ridge Virginia area residents. 
So I've found a new use for my iPhone!
As I approach a light, whenever I see a local contractor in the area, I snap a photo of the vehicle.So many independent contractors do not have websites, this is just one way to help our our local business people. That way when ever someone calls and needs a … (0 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: LRPRA ARB Violation Easily Solved.... - 06/14/11 02:03 AM
The only violation noted on the LRPRA HOA Resale inspection was the window grids were missing on a home we have under contract pending settlement.
The seller almost blew a gasket thinking he was going to have to buy and install new windows.
"How could this be he asked. These windows have been here for ten years and they didn't come with grids.  Why didn't they say something  before now? And for that matter many of the homes up and down the street don't have grids. What gives?"
I suggested he go talk with the  HOA since the windows have been installed for … (4 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Brisk Rental Market, Positive Cash Flow, Less Than 30 Days To Rent Your Lake Ridge Virginia Home... - 05/28/11 12:18 AM

Brisk Rental Market, Positive Cash Flow, Less Than 30 Days To Rent Your Lake Ridge Virginia Home...
This is the message I have been able to give several townhome owners in the past month.
The rental market in the Lake Ridge Virginia area is quiet brisk. Many landlords are able to command a rental payment greater than their mortgage payment. People are seeking long term leases for two to three   years.
Have you been dreaming of buying a larger home? Have you ever thought about renting your home?It might be worth exploring the possibilities.
The BRAC has brought … (0 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: 12990 Pondwater Ct, Lake Ridge Virginia Went Under Contract In Less Than Twenty Days... - 05/06/11 01:45 PM
The sellers entrusted Erick and Company to list their home for sale. Even before we actually had the listing we began creating the sellers marketing campaign. For the home located at 12290 Pondwater Ct, in Westridge Subdivisionwe concentrated on the unique features of this home.  The peaceful wooded lot, the privacy and the KOI Ponds and waterfall. Everything was launched the day we placed the home in the Realtors MLS Database.
Well, lucky for the seller a frustrated commuter who lived in the Stafford Virginia area was tired of the long commute to Fort Belvior.The prospective purchasers had a desire to have a home with … (0 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: This Week's Caller Said "Peggy what we really want is a home with a Master Bedroom on the main floor!" - 04/29/11 02:43 AM
Everyday as a Realtor, I get calls  from people who are looking at downsizing or they have an aging inlaw who needs to join the family unit and they need a home to accommodate their ever changing family needs.
This week's call who said " Peggy, all we really want  need is a home with a master bedroom on the main floor? Then she said, why are they so hard to find?"
The answer, is simple. Their wasn't the need years ago, like their is now. And secondly those that have homes with main floor master bedrooms are not likely to … (2 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Looking For A Nice Healthy Rental in Lake Ridge Virginia Under $2000.00 a Month. - 04/19/11 12:17 AM
Are you looking for a nice "healthy" rental in the Lake Ridge, Virginia area under $2000.00 a month? Well then you are in luck. Erick and Company of Exit 1st Choice Realty "JUST LISTED" a three level townhome with four bedrooms, and three and half baths in Westridge Subdivision.

To view more photos and read more about this home CLICK HERE

Would you like to see this rental? Call Peggy or Erick today at 703-590-2252
Do need real estate help? My promise to you, we will do everything possible to get your home sold or rented for the highest price, in … (1 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Have You Been Searching For a Home In Lake Ridge Virginia Between $350,000 and $500,000? - 03/20/11 02:29 AM
Well your luck has changed in the past week! As we get closer to the end of the school years homeowners who want to sell begin to put their homes on the market. 
This week you have no shortage of homes to choose from.
So if you are looking for a home with a fenced yard, two car garage, or one that is older but renovated, or even a new home that is ready for occupancy, Lake Ridge Virginia has homes for you to choose from this week.

  These are all of the Active Homes For Sale as of … (0 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Can A Relative Buy My House If I List It For Sale By Short Sale? - 01/08/11 12:26 AM
Just yesterday I was assisting another local homeowner with all the necessary paperwork involved in obtaining short sale approval from their bank. One of the most important forms that must be signed by all parties to the contract is the "Arms Length Transaction" form.
I am re-blogging another Realtors post on this subject. Read Terrylynn Fishers post on this topic. This is very important information that all short sale sellers need to know about.
Via Terrylynn Fisher, Realtor EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc. (Empire Realty -

Question:  I want to know if I can short sale my home and have … (4 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Where Are Homes Less Expensive In Prince William County VA, Stafford County VA or Manassas Park Virginia? - 01/02/11 11:03 PM
Below is the Housing Inventory Snapshot that Erick and Company sends out quarterly to let our clients know what's happening in real estate around the Beltway. I found it interesting that the average list price for a single family home under $500,000 is more in Stafford Virginia than in Prince William County Virginia!

Certainly the most affordable place to buy a home is in Manassas Park ,Virginia. Now, you might say Manassas Park? Well if you haven't seen Manassas Park in a few years I think you might just be very surprised.
Blooms Crossing In Manassas Park Community Information … (2 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: This Weeks Caller Asked:"Why Is It So Difficult To Find A Nice Single Family Home Under $650,000 Near Fort Belvior?" - 12/28/10 02:21 AM
Wow, that's a loaded question and one that we get all the time.  "The caller has been approved to purchase a home up to $650,000 with VA Financing. So you would think they would have a lot of choices, right? Well, not so in Fairfax County, Virginia and not when you consider what he is looking for and where."
The caller stated, they have looked at countless homes online and cannot seem to find the type of home they would like to live in. They were looking for a relatively short commute to Fort Belvior in Lorton Virginia, yet they wanted a newer home, with a half acre … (9 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: A Simple Tutorial On How To Use QR Codes With An iPhone. - 12/03/10 11:09 PM
Have you noticed that QR codes are showing up everywhere these days? Like this one..  

Finally, I had to search the net to find out how to use scan them with my iPhone. I learned there is an App for that! Read more

                   Have a question about real estate? Call me 703-851-3085 or contact me by email  
Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder  of Erick and Company of Exit 1st Choice Realty, Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office).If you are a homeowner who has a home to sell, we have  buyers ready and waiting for nice homes … (5 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Home Sellers Are Beginning To Do A Happy Dance In The Woodbridge Virginia Area - 10/29/10 11:08 AM
As local inventory dwindles, those homeowners who opt to list their homes for sale now, may just be doing a " Happy Dance" in a few weeks. Especially, when the SOLD sign goes in the front yard. Days are market are starting to go down and the homes in good condition,priced at fair market value are selling faster these days. Most in less than 30 days.
For those of you who just starting the process of buying a home. The great news is all those homeowner's who have been on the market awhile are starting to realize today's buyer demand upgraded homes in good … (3 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: How Long Will It Take Me To Sell My Woodbridge Virginia Home? - 10/18/10 02:30 AM
Have you ever wondered how to choose a REALTOR to sell your home?
You know you want someone who can sell your home fast for top dollar.
You're are not sure how the local real estate market is right now.  You've been hearing all the news reports and you are wondering what affects you and your family? Interest rates are the lowest they've been, you are seeing more and more new home communities and For Sale Signs going up and  you are curious.You wonder if short sale homes and the foreclosure homes sales affect your homes value?
Rest assured we have  been helping … (2 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Crestridge Home "Just Reduced to $524,900" in Lake Ridge Virginia - 09/08/10 06:05 AM
Every once in awhile as a Buyers Agent I run across a home where you can tell there is a very motivated seller. Such is the case with 11732 Crest Maple Drive, Lake Ridge Virginia.
I showed the home the other day, and it was lovely. Very well kept, immaculate inside, beautiful cul-de-sac lot, high ceiling, spacious center island kitchen, luxury master bath, full finished walkout basement. This one is a show stopper!  

Today,I was giving feedback to the listing agent Linda Welch of Re/Max Allegiance. She said, Peggy we have dropped the price again, and the seller … (1 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Are There A Lot Of Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes In The Lake Ridge Virginia Area? - 08/03/10 12:03 PM
Today, I thought I would share with you, how our local Lake Ridge Virginia real estate market is holding up. For those of you who read the recent article in the Washington Post this weekend titled " DC Area Housing Market Relatively Insulated from finds" it may not come as a surprise to you that our market typically rebounds faster. The report noted that the Prince William County Virginia market was one of the hardest hit when the housing market unraveled and it is one of the markets first to rebound. ( Thank God...could it have gotten any worse???) I think not!
So how many … (1 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: Local Prince William County Virginia Realtors Share Local Real Estate News, Tips, MLS Listings, and Success Stories On Facebook. - 06/05/10 01:32 AM
How do you know what Realtor to hire? Is going to their company website enough to show you who they are and how they conduct buisness? Do you just listen to friends and neighbors or do you investigate, interview and choose the Realtor that will best be able to help you with what you need?
Well in the Prince William County Virginia area, Erick and Company is very visable and for lack of a better word transparent. Both Erick Blackwelder and myself write local real estate blogs to address market conditions, success stories, and real estate news that is important to you the consumer.
You … (0 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: This Weeks Callers Said "Searching For Homes On The Internet Is Tedious At Best..." - 06/01/10 02:37 AM
Over the holiday weekend I took several calls from home buyers searching online for homes. The down time gave them a little extra time to search.  I can still hear the frustration of the one caller who the entire process was  tedious at best and as soon as they find something they liked, when the called it was already Under Contract. I totally understood.
"Don't you just hate when that happens?  Just when you can see yourself in a home, and you are all excitied about the possibilities, you call the number your told, I'm sorry that home is already sold. But we have others!"
Go … (8 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: In Today's Real Estate Market,The Best Call A Realtor Can Make To A Seller Is "Your Home Appraised!" - 05/10/10 08:37 AM
One month ago a homeowner in The Vinings in Lake Ridge,Virginia contacted me to help her sell her condo.Since her home did not have a lot of updates that home buyers are looking for today such as stainless steel appliances and granite and all new baths, I suggested we list it just under the $150,000 mark to capture the attention of home buyers  who were looking up to $150,000 and also catch the attention of buyers who could afford more however were hoping to get a good deal.
Immediately we had traffic. That said several Buyers Agents gave me feedback the condo was priced … (0 comments)

lake ridge real estate information: How Do You Search For A Local Realtor To Help You Buy Or Sell A Home? - 04/15/10 12:27 AM
In today's day and age when most people want to find something they just fire up the computer,do a few clicks on a smart phone to find what they need. Well the same goes when you are searching for a Realtor to help you buy or sell ahome. 
Before you buy or sell a home, make sure you are aligning yourself with someone who knows your community well, who has the tools and the knowledge to help you meet your goals.  Well, some folks say "How do I do that?" or "Where do I start looking?"
Click on the Video shown below to see how with a few … (3 comments)

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Peggy James

Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Woodbridge, VA

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Peggy James has been awarded as a Top Local Real Estate Blogger by Active Rain for the Lake Ridge Virginia and surrounding area.Peggy services the area's Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries and Manassas down to Fredericksburg Virginia.




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