ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Staging to Sell:Bathrooms Northern Virginia Home Seller Guide - 02/24/22 04:45 AM

Want to sell your home and get the sale of your lifetime? Staging your home to sell is the key! Welcome to a brand new series called Staging to Sell where I give tips on how you can sell your home in style.
It doesn't matter what type of bathroom it is - primary suite, powder room, hallway bath, basement -- we all know that we all need to use the bathroom, and is one of the most used utilities at home. 
What you can do to stage your bathroom is to move all of those bath messes - mismatching towels, bathrooms, and … (1 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Selling your Home? 2 Secrets to Maximize your Take Home Sellers - 07/22/21 08:50 AM
Want to know how to maximize your bottom line in the Northern Virginia seller's market? I'm sharing two quick BUT important tips to help you maximize your profits in today's hot & very competitive market.
 
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Selling home-How To Maximize Your $$$ When selling your Home - 06/25/21 09:44 AM
Every Home seller across the country when selling any product has an intention to maximize the return of their investment. Real estate is the largest investment both emotionally and financially home sellers would like to maximize their bottom line.
Want to know how to maximize your bottom line in the Northern Virginia seller's market? I'm sharing two quick BUT important tips to help you maximize your profits in today's hot & very competitive market.
 
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Bridge Loan & HELOC Options*Buying & Sell at Simultaneously - 06/25/21 09:34 AM
There are a number of homeowners who would love to downsize or trade-up their current homes. 
If you're one of the homeowners who is thinking about buying a new home in Northern Virginia but have to sell your current one first? 
Trey Reed at Intercoastal Mortgage and I spent time discussing all your options and all the things you need to know especially in today's competitive market.  Together, we can help you map out your move with an effective strategy.
 
 
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: 7 Steps To Northern Virginia Home Buying Process - 06/25/21 08:51 AM
The real estate market goes through a roller coaster ride..irrespective if we are in the Seller's market or the buyers' market there are certain steps a buyer goes through when buying a home in Fairfax and Loudoun County of Northern Virginia. 
If you're moving or relocating to the Northern Virginia or Washington, D.C. area, I can help make that transition so much easier for you!
 
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Open House Sunday -Fairfax Single Family Great Oaks - 05/23/21 04:09 AM
3500 Redwood Court in Fairfax VA 22030 is home is tucked away in a quiet enclave of contemporary homes. Tastefully renovated, with a versatile open floor plan, it is located in the sought-after Great Oaks Community (featured in a Washington Post article, 2013) near Army Navy Club, Van Dyke Park, Vienna Metro, Sherwood Community Center, many shops, restaurants & schools.
This stunning home sits on one of the largest corner lots in the community that features a wrap-around deck/patio perfect for all of your entertaining needs with the only home with a fenced backyard AND does not back to other homes. … (5 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: When Will Housing Market Cool Down?Northern Virginia Real Estate Market - 04/20/21 06:00 AM
It seems like week after week the housing marketing continues to get more intense. Multiple bids and escalations with no contingencies have been the new norm.As a real estate agent in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington Dc please know that I feel you and I hear you, buyers and sellers! So the question is these days, will the housing market cool down? Watch today's video for insights on the market trends!     … (1 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: How is Price your HOME Correctly in Fast Moving Real Estate Market - 03/25/21 03:18 AM
How do you come up with the right list price of your home to be marketed in any given housing market?
As we all know to price it correctly in any market will attract buyers who are willing to pay a premium for your home for sale in Fairfax or Loudoun County Virginia.
What's the correct formulae as a home seller you can utilize to come up with the valuation of the home?
Is the home value listed on Zillow, Redfin, Realtor.com, Homes.com is the current trending value of your home for sale in the Northern Virginia DC Metro real estate market?
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Home Buyers Tip - Maximize downpayment balance Monthly payments - 03/02/21 09:01 AM
As you continue on your home search, have you considered the best ways to maximize your down payment AND minimize your monthly payments? Today I'm sharing with you some recommendations on how to put yourself in the best financial position when it comes to owning a home.   Would you like to further learn let's talk Ritu Desai Samson Properties 703-625-4949?     Ritu Desai has been a Northern Virginia Realtor with over 17 years of experience. She has helped many 1st time home buyers, seasoned investors, and home buyers and sellers moving up or downsizing.       … (0 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Resale Home is Better Than Buying New Construction home in Virignia? - 02/27/21 04:15 AM
With a LOW-interest rate should the buyer weigh in a resale home purchase over a new construction home? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
In my two-part series of New Construction versus Resale Home, I share with you the advantages and disadvantages of each.Questions? Let's talk! I'm happy to help you navigate through the decision-making process. 
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: New Construction Better than Resale - Which Is The Right Option For You? - 02/23/21 03:19 PM
New Construction Or Resale - Which Is The Right Option For You?
With housing inventory being so low many of the home buyers are exploring purchasing a new construction home in the Northern Virginia real estate market of Fairfax and Loudoun county.
Should you buy a new construction home or a resale home? What are the pros and cons of buying a new home over a resale home in the current housing market?
Here is part 1 of the video that may help you make a home purchase decision.
 
 
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ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Multiple Offers- How Does Seller select Offer? - 02/20/21 09:11 AM
As a home buyer, you are Housing hunting over the weekend in this low inventory crazy hot real estate market in Fairfax & Loudoun county Virginia.
You found the ONE! And then comes the deadline to submit the offer....wait for the dreaded news: There are multiple offers on the home. Your highest and best is due in 72 hours or less! How do you win the deal? How do you stand out from the crowd? I'm sharing my top tips with you today so you have a better understanding when you submit your offer.     … (2 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Fed's Rate Drop Impact Housing market in Virginia - 08/03/19 05:21 AM
The much anticipated Fed Rate drop happened on July 31st, 2019. 
As a Northern Virginia Realtor in Fairfax & Loudoun county, many of my clients are wondering how it will impact our real estate market?

This will come as a surprise to scores of consumers who mistakenly believe the Fed's 0.25% rate cut equates to a 0.25% drop in ALL rates. The Fed only sets its own "Fed Funds Rate" which governs overnight lending between big banks. Unfortunately, the long term mortgage (30-year fix) does have a direct impact with the Fed's bank rate policy.
August is here!
Which means parents (like myself) have to send their kids off … (1 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Amazon HQ Impact on Suburb Housing Market - Loudoun & Fairfax - 11/13/18 08:47 AM
Many investors, buyers, and homeowners were hoping and praying the Amazon HQ will land near Amazon's sister site of Cloud Computing AWS offices in Herndon or Dulles area.
After the official announcement of Amazon landing in Crystl City Virginia 22202, many were disappointed Amazon did not make DC Metro Virginia suburbs. 
For folks reading this blog outside the DC Metro area, Crystal City is right outside Washington DC and close to Pentagon. Here is an overview of the location.
Here is are a few thoughts process that will help eventually increase the housing demand in the suburbs of DC Metro area.
Commuters:
Getting to Crystal City from suburb … (1 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Talk to a Lender or a Real Estate Agent First? Buying a home in Northern Virginia? - 02/08/18 12:23 PM
Should I Talk to a Lender or a Real Estate Agent First when buying a home in Northern Virginia?
There is tons of information online and everyone has a friend or a family member who is unselfishly willing to guide a naive potential home buyer. 
Northern Virginia comprising of many counties like Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William. It is considered a very affluent or richest counties around the US with a strong economic engine of the region. This has converted many of our renters into home buyers.
According to a survey, nearly 69% of the people desirous of buying a home … (1 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Reflecting Back 2017-Loudoun County Real Estate Market Report - 01/04/18 02:25 PM
Loudoun County had a very strong 2017. If numbers don't lie than here in reflecting back to 2017 real estate market snapshot of the Loudoun County.  We started early on with a warm up in January and continued strong housing demand until late falls/early winter. Loudoun had a perfect combination to thrive in 2017 a milder winter weather conditions, lower interest rate, high demand and low inventory.
 
List price to sales price: As always I tell my home buyers in the Loudoun County area of Ashburn, Chantilly, Leesburg, Sterling, and Aldie we sell very close the list price. No surprise peak of our … (2 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: 2017 September-Loudoun County Lower Volume but Higher Sales Price - 10/24/17 09:19 AM
Being a Loudoun County Realtor and a resident for close to two decades I can personally vouch we are still a very young county. We will all have to go through growing pains from construction nuisances, high demand for housing, schools, roads and transportation to fast-rising home pricing.
Continuing with our struggle of low inventory in double digits (-15.87%) the volume of homes under contract suppressed last year by -6.54%. Once again focusing on the sales to list price ratio remain at the minimalistic of 0.49%. This means the home sellers in the Loudoun County area received contracts that were close to the list … (0 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Broadlands Single Family Home For Sale Ashburn VA 20148 - 05/16/17 12:07 PM
A beautiful home with $$$$$ upgrades throughout the home. Broadlands Single Family Home for sale!Address: 42900 VESTALS GAP DR, ASHBURN, VA 20148 
MLS# LO9933872
List price: $689000Schools:Elementary: Hill Side   Middle School: Eagle Ridge  Hill School: Briar Woods
 
Broadlands Community: $75 low HOA dues includes outdoor pools, sports courts, Tot-lots, walking/jogging path, beautiful common grounds, nature center, trash & snow removal services.
Fine upgrades & Features:Magnificent “Delaware” Model with Four large bedrooms, three full and one-half bath, two car garage on a 0.24 acreage land.
Brand NEW Roof, New HVAC, and Water Heater.
Gleaming hardwood flooring on entire main level and Master Suite.
Premium landscaping with irrigation system.
Elegant Living and Dining room.
Convenient main … (2 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Half Yearly 2016 Loudoun County Real Estate Market Report - 07/18/16 11:08 PM
As a local Loudoun county Real estate agent while reviewing the statistics of the mid-year to date 2016 real estate market we have a stable housing market.
 
A typical sluggish start which is expected in the January and February 2016 (Remember winter weather and 3+ feet of snow). The market picked up by April (spring time!) which was reflected by a strong housing market stats in the May and June.
The average ratio of the listing price to the sold price has been close to high 90%. Which means that the homes were sold close to the asking list price. In January again with the … (1 comments)

ashburn aldie chantilly leesburg south riding stone ridge sterling potomac falls housing market: Closing Cost or Reduction in Sales Price What is Best for Home Buyers? - 12/13/15 08:10 AM
As a local Northern Virginia Realtor, we get asked by our home buyers what is the best approach:
Whether to ask the sellers for a seller subsidy/ closing cost assistance OR reduce the sales price?
Here are 2 sides of the transaction thought process:
As a Northern Virginia home buyers, you want the best deal. As a Northern Virginia home seller, they care about their bottom line OR  NET from the home sale.
So what is the best way to handle this.
If you are a home buyer with a short on cash on hand or want to save bringing cash to the table definitely you … (0 comments)

 
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Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

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