samson properteries realtor: Sellers- Attracting Buyers to Your HOME DURING COVID19 - 04/03/20 05:25 AM
In Virginia, real estate and related industries (home inspection, appraisals, termite inspections, and contractors, etc) are considered essential.  Buyers can still go house hunting with their local Realtor®. 
How to SELL your home during these chaotic times with shelter in place Pandemic?
Dress your home up: This is the time to catch up with Marie Kondo episodes to declutter. Irrespective of the market condition homes that show like a model home or a page out of home & garden magazines always attracted buyers. If you have too much stuff go out and rent a storage unit. Hire a stager to help you rearrange … (1 comments)

samson properteries realtor: January 2020- OR-Early Spring Market -Fairfax & Loudoun - 12/23/19 07:24 AM
 
Our current mood... 
√ Keeping up with our new year Resolution  
√ Recovering from holidays
√ Praying for lives in Australia
  
Our current real estate mood... 
√ Shock by 2020 January Housing market in Fairfax & Loudoun county of Northern Virginia
   
What's going on with the housing market in the Fairfax & Loudoun county?
 
Northern Virginia market has picked very early momentum on the market. Homes that were sitting with no offers in November 2019 are getting showings. Multiple offers are common on homes priced right and in an affordable price range. 
 
Past few years we were slow or sluggish during holidays. Right after we ring new years we … (2 comments)

samson properteries realtor: BUBBLE or UNDERVALUED Northern Virginia housing market? - 12/10/18 04:17 AM
Since the announcement of the Amazon HQ2 and major volatility in the stock market as a Northern Virginia Realtor my phone has been constantly ringing with questions and investors flocking in the area to invest before the market becomes too expensive.
Similar anxiety has been seen with my first time home buyers and buyers/sellers who were planning to buy and sell. Sellers, who plan to be on the market are questioning their decision to sell or hold off for the next few years. 
For the past decade during the holidays we have a sluggish housing market. Homes are on the market remain for … (0 comments)

samson properteries realtor: Tight Inventory - What to do as a Home buyer? - 05/02/18 10:40 AM
Nothern Virginia (Fairfax & Loudoun) is struggling just like any other area in the country with low or tight housing inventory. Some homes don't even make it on the market and are under contract while other homes have multiple offers. 
In this stressful time, how do you buy a home? 
Well, look for a home that needs some work. I understand you don't have financial resource to update the home. If the home is in a livable condition and upgrades can be done in a year or two when you are financially capable go for it.
This ugly duckling may work out for you in … (0 comments)

samson properteries realtor: End Unit Sterling Town Home for Sale-Countryside 20165 - 04/13/18 08:09 AM
TURN KEY Condition! End Unit Town Home for sale in Sterling VA 20165Open House April 15th 2018 1-4 PM
Address:1 Marian Court Sterling VA 
MLS#LO10203702
List price: $349000Schools:
Elementary: Countryside
Middle School: River Bend
Hill School: Potomac Falls 
 
Countryside: $98 HOA dues includes pool, tennis courts, Catch & Release Pond, Parkway Meeting Room, Basketball/Multi-purpose Court Information, Tot/Lots, walking trails throughout the community. 

Location, Location, Location: Minutes to Reston, Herndon, Dulles,  Airport, Tyson’s corner, Major roads, Loudoun County Transit Park & Ride service, Library, Shopping, Dining, golf & other fine accessibility.
 
Fine upgrades & Features:
TURNKEY*This GEM has Everything you are looking For.
Updated includes Roof/Windows/Copper Pipes/HVAC/Water Heater/ ALL Baths/Flooring/Recessed lights*Gleaming Hardwood Flooring on Mainlevel*Kitchen NEW Cabinets, Appliances, Granite, Pantry Space*Large Bedrooms with … (0 comments)

samson properteries realtor: 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)

samson properteries realtor: SOLD : Relocating Home Buyer Centreville VA Sequoia Farms - 07/01/16 12:02 AM
Land plus charming home that was the perfect combination that my relocating buyers from out of state (PA) were looking for while putting their roots down in the Northern Virginia area.
Ignorant of Northern Virginia traffic they soon learned apart from charming home for their family of busy 3 kids will need a commuter friendly location while taking up a job new position in Fairfax, VA.
A perfect match was found when they previewed the home on 5533 Shipley Ct, Centreville, VA 20120 in one of my favorite neighborhood of Sequoia Farms.
List price #529500  Sold Price: $522500This home offered a good balance of : Commuter friendly location … (5 comments)

samson properteries realtor: Northern Virginia News: Home Inspector needs to be Licensed with DPOR - 05/26/16 11:51 PM
Finally, Virginia is catching up with nearby state regulations where the home inspector are required to be licensed. The bill was passed and signed by the Governor. The law will take effect on July 1, 2017, and requires Virginia home inspectors to be licensed at DPOR. Home inspector licensees will fall under the Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspector Board at DPOR.Hopefully, this will help us to weed out hiring any unprofessional home inspectors and help the qualified home inspector to raise their standard. To learn more about the bill and details click here

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samson properteries realtor: Open House Sunday May 15th 1-4 PM: Chantilly/Sterling-Samson Properties - 05/14/16 11:17 PM
It's going to a Beautiful COOL day in the Northern Virginia area !!
Stop by to preview these beautiful homes between 1-4 PM today May 15th 2016
Single Family home in Fairfax County Built 2007 List price $697500
13782 Lowe St. Chantilly VA 20151
 
 
Townhome 2249 SQ. ft. Built 2000 List price $379000 (Great home for investment or 1st time home buyers)
 
21785 Mornington Cresent Ter. Sterling VA 20166
 
 
Call Ritu Desai Samson Properties at 703-625-4949 if you need any additional information!!
 
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samson properteries realtor: SOLD- Single Family Home South Riding Loudoun County -Samson Properties - 04/04/16 09:33 PM
 
SOLD BY Ritu Desai at Samson Properties
Address: 43072 HALLMARK ST, CHANTILLY, VA 20152
MLS# LO9547666
LIST PRICE:$575000
SOLD PRICE: $535000 
Subdivision: South Riding
 
 
Schools: 
Elementary: Cardinal Ridge
Middle: J Michael Lunsford
High: Freedom
 
This beautiful single family home located on a court has everything my
Loudoun county area. The community offers many fine amenities like 4 outdoor pools, 9 tot lots throughout the community, basketball, tennis courts, volleyball court, 4 miles of scenic trails for hiking, walking, biking, and jogging, festivals and special events year around. Check out their spring event.
Apart from the fine amenities South Riding community is well conveniently located minutes from Route 50,28,Dulles shopping center, Loudoun Transit park & Ride, dining and other great conveniences.
 
Thinking … (4 comments)

samson properteries realtor: Last minute Showing Home Seller Caught Between the Snow Storm & Showing -What to do? - 01/23/16 10:34 PM
I was out and about showing homes on the day we were expecting #blizzard2016 in the DC Metro area. We started early in the morning so we can wrap up before 1 PM when the snow storm was going to start. 
I had scheduled all showings appointments a day before knowing many of the parents/home sellers like me, are thinking about how to keep kids entertained, groceries stocked and clean their driveway. Who in the world wants to preview the homes.. well-motivated home buyers!
We showed up at one of the house and the home seller was shocked to see the prospective buyers … (2 comments)

samson properteries realtor: How to cancel PMI From Your Home Mortgage Payment - 01/11/16 06:28 AM

Not many of us are fortunate to have a saving that will help us to put 20% down payment while purchasing a home in the area. Many of my home buyers in the Northern Virginia area have secured loans that have Mortgage Insurance Premium or PMI commonly known as. 
People ask our lenders frequently "How to get rid of PMI?"
The easiest way is to refinance if you don't have enough equity, but for those who do, here's the basic rules on it.
Cancellation based on original value:
You can ask your lender to cancel your mortgage insurance when your mortgage reaches 80% of your home's … (0 comments)

samson properteries realtor: SOLD-Single Family Home in Ashburn Village Ashburn VA 20147 - 12/03/15 10:15 PM
 SOLD BY Ritu Desai at Samson Properties
 
Address: 44008 PANDORA CT, ASHBURN, VA 20147
 
 MLS# LO8710802
SOLD PRICE: $549000 Seller Subsidy $10500
 Subdivision: Ashburn Village
 
Schools: 
Elementary Ashburn
Middle: Farmwell Station
High: Broad Run
 
This beautiful single family home located on a cul de sac has everything my Ashburn home buyer in Virginia desired when they were looking to buy and sell a home. 
The home offers 5 large bedrooms, 3.5 full baths and 2 oversized garage home.
The kitchen was remodelled with modern amenities of stainless steel appliances, granite counter top and main level offered beautiful gleaming hardwood flooring.
The backyard is what sold the buyers to this home. Breathtaking view plus screen in all season porch … (1 comments)

samson properteries realtor: SOLD-Cute Countryside Town home on 1 Marian Court Sterling VA 20165 - 12/03/15 09:13 PM
  SOLD BY Ritu Desai at Samson Properties
 
Address: 1 Marian Court Sterling VA 20165
 
 MLS# LO8762980   SOLD PRICE: $245000
 Subdivision: Countryside
 
Schools: 
Elementary Countryside
Middle: River Bend
High: Potomac Falls
 
This cute till townhome that is perfect for my home buyer in Virginia that were looking to settled in a quaint home with minimal maintenance.
The home offers 2 large bedrooms, 1 full bath and an unfinished large basement. The kitchen was remodelled with modern amenities of stainless steel appliances, granite counter top and a beautiful gleaming hardwood flooring.
The backyard is fully fenced with a patio.  
 
Countryside is a much sought after neighborhood that offers fine amenities … (0 comments)

samson properteries realtor: TRID RULES-2 Closings & 2 Different WORLD of Experience ! - 11/22/15 07:55 PM
By now the word is OUT "BEWARE of new TRID rules MONSTER".
As a Northern Virginia Real Estate Agent, I am top of things on my files.  However with new rules we cannot communicate  directly with the lender. DO Not receive updates or any documents under the new TRID Rules. Unless our buyers share we are left in mystery about their closing or mortgage loan process.
This past week I had 2 closing schedule.
One went smooth as you can imagine. Everyone was on top of things and things look as seamless as possible. We got to closing table as expected with our any issues.  … (3 comments)

samson properteries realtor: 2 NEW Intelligent Real Estate Scams At Closing- Buyers & Seller Beware!!! - 10/22/15 06:37 AM
Recently I learned from 2 different local Realtor®s how their clients almost got scam...and not just an ordinary scam like an email from Africa. Pretty well planned. So here are the details.
 
1. Seller's Closing  Scam  - Realtors email was hacked. The scammer knew all the parties name, where the closing was going to happen and at what time! After the buyers and sellers signed; the smart scammer called Closing agent /Title company, pretending to be the home sellers and requested their funds to be wired to a different bank account rather than the account they provided at the time of the … (4 comments)

samson properteries realtor: Fairfax County Real Estate Market Report-September 2015 - 10/13/15 09:44 PM
Unlike Loudoun County September/Fall Real estate market in the Northern Virginia area Fairfax real estate market was mix bag. We have certain areas where Fairfax Real Estate showed a strong growth while other numbers reflect a weaker outlook.
 
On positive note a rise in SOLD price over the past year even though it was in single digit of 3% . Over all volume of the sales was still higher than the 2014 September real estate market. The list to sold ratio remains very close at 96.6%. 
 
On a not so positive side: The prices of the attached homes slided a small percentage. While inventory remains … (1 comments)

samson properteries realtor: Fall is New Spring Real Estate Market in Loudoun County Virginia - 10/06/15 05:32 AM
Trend evolves over the years. We all know Northern Virginia spring real estate is HOT, BEST & BIGGEST market to buy and sell your home!
It may be still true to a certain extend. However we have emerged into a new phase where we are seeing a stronger fall market.
Loudoun where we had sluggish summer real estate market. Fall has come around as a strong real estate market.
All the numbers are positive. We saw an increase in Sold Volume dollar along with the ratio of list price to sold price at 96.8%.  
The anxiety of Fed increasing the rates may have trigger some home buyers to … (2 comments)

samson properteries realtor: New FHA Changes To Borrower Income - 09/20/15 11:06 PM
Northern Virginia home buyers are once again reconsidering the FHA loan since conventional loan has also added their new financing guidelines and it is getting tougher to get home loans. Here is a great depth of information that will affect the FHA loan.
This past Monday I wrote a blog titled New FHA Changes In Calculating Borrower Debt which covered the recent FHA guideline changes implemented on September 14, 2015 on calculating borrower debt.   I followed that blog up on Friday with a second blog which covered the New FHA Changes To Borrower Assets.  Today I will finish up the FHA changes … (2 comments)

samson properteries realtor: SOLD-Belmont Country Club-Ridges at Ashburn*2 Level Condo*1 Car Garage - 09/17/15 08:36 PM
Ritu Desai & Samson Properties Presents New Listing...
 Address:43865 HICKORY CORNER TER #103, ASHBURN, VA 20147
MLS#LO8735643
Listing Price $249000       SOLD Price: $249000
 
Subdivision: Ridges at Belmont Country Club
Schools:
Elementary: Newton-Lee
Middle:   Belmont Ridge
High:  Riverside
About the condo in Ridges of Belmont Country Club 
It amuses me how real estate has evolved with the growth in social media. As a Loudoun county Realtor ® I belong to various facebook and social media group where we exchange our coming soon or potential buyers looking for a home. This home was pre-market as per sellers approval on various social media. A local agent spotted the listing and had … (3 comments)

 
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