foreclosure: Real Estate Market Update August 2012 for Prince William County - 09/17/12 05:22 AM
Real Estate Market Update August 2012 for Prince William County, Manassas City & Manassas Park
As of September 17, 2012 there are 1,050 homes for sale in Prince William County, 83 homes for sale in Manassas City and 25 in Manassas Park for a total of 1,158 homes for sale. This is down from the 1,214 homes for sale last month.
Of the 1,158 homes for sale 123 are marked as potential short sale and 53 are bank owned or foreclosures. Both short sale and foreclosure are down again this month. This is great news for traditional sellers who are no … (0 comments)

foreclosure: Tips & Tricks For a Great Open House - 03/02/12 06:09 AM
Tips & Tricks For a Great Open House
Manassas sellers need to know that holding a great open house is more than just plopping a sign in the front yard. 
Start with advertising the open house on the MLS listing two weeks prior to the open house. When advertised on the Realtor MLS it will show up on the consumer side in HomesDataBase.com. and Realtor.com Create a business card about the open house with a photo on the front-time & date on back. Have them on the counter at the home and have the seller give them out at work. Send … (4 comments)

foreclosure: Real Estate Market Update for August 2011 - 09/22/11 08:54 AM
 
Real Estate Market Update for August 2011
Here are some graphs from Real Estate Market Intelligence showing a 3.36% increase in the average sold price from the same time last years for homes in Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park.  Inventory is down by 3.67% compared to last year as well. There are fewer short sales or bank owned foreclosures on the market at present time. They are down to 25% of the market compared to 60% the same time last year.
With interest rates at a new all time low we are seeing more first time buyers as … (0 comments)

foreclosure: The Top 5 Questions About Short Sales - 09/07/11 02:58 AM
The Top 5 Questions About Short Sales
“What is A Short Sale?” “Why Would My Lender Accept Less Than Is Owed?” “Will I Qualify For A Short Sale?” “Does My Current Mortgage need to be In Default?”or “I'm Concerned That It Soon Will Be?” “Have You Fallen on Hard Times?” If you owe more on your home or investment property in Prince William County than it's worth and can no longer afford the payments, you've got options. Whether you seek to modify your loan or wish to speak with a short sale advisor if you go to my website SuzieShortSale.com you … (0 comments)

foreclosure: Are You A Flipper? - 01/31/11 02:36 AM
Are You A Flipper?
A Flipper is someone who purchases a home with the intent of re-selling it within a short period of time.
The FHA Flipping regulation was to expire Jan 31, 2011, but has been extended through 2011. If you recently purchased a home that you plan to re-hap and  re-sell in less then 90 days this is great news. That means that the first time buyer who is using FHA financing will not be shut out of owning a re-hap home.
Thanks to Rob Heltzel, President of Heltzel Mortgage for sharing the entire "Anti-Flipping Waiver."
 FHA EXTENDS 'ANTI-FLIPPING WAIVER' … (2 comments)

foreclosure: Home For Sale in Centreville VA 20121 - 01/11/11 12:53 AM
Home For Sale In Centerville VA 6959 Compton Lane $275,000 MLS# FX7505677

This just listed end unit townhouse has three finished levels an a walk out basement. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 full and one half baths. Located in the Compton Valley Estate subdivision just off Compton Rd in Centreville VA 20121
The hardwood floors on the main level include the Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. The Living Room also has a wood burning fireplace. With extensions on all three levels you have the feel of a single family home. Off the eat in area you can enjoy a … (0 comments)

foreclosure: Mr Seller ! .... I dont think you get it :o) - 11/08/10 03:06 AM
 
If you or someone you know are thinking about selling your home, then this IS A MUST READ! Thanks to fellow associate Sheldon Neal from Bergen County, NJ. It explains the importance of not over pricing your home and what can happen if you do.
 
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Once again the media got to another seller who shot himself in the foot by taking the media's advice !!
I ran into an agent today, whose listing I had shown over a month ago.

My buyers liked the house, but felt that it was drastically overpriced.
It was listed … (5 comments)

foreclosure: 5 insurance tips for vacant homes - 10/20/10 12:51 AM
5 insurance tips for vacant homes
This article by By MARY UMBERGER is a must read for those sellers who are planning on vacating their home before they sell.
Did you know that a typically, homeowners' policies won't cover claims if a home is vacant for 30 to 60 days -- after that, your insurer may reserve the right to cancel the policy.
You may go away from that house thinking you've left it secure and looking cared-for and with little risk, but the list of "what-ifs" is a long one. With a vacant home there is no one to call … (0 comments)

foreclosure: Habitat For Humanity Kerrydale Rd Woodbridge Va 22193 - 10/11/10 03:27 AM
Thanks to a recent Neighborhood Stabilization grant, Habitat for Humanity Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park were able to purchase several foreclosed homes and rehabilitate them at a reasonable cost including the Yusuf’s home on Kerrydale Drive, said Habitat officials.

 
Thanks to Kipp Hanley with INSIDENOVA for the great article. Read about this famlies journey.
 
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foreclosure: Mold Remediation in Foreclosed Homes Manassas Virginia - 10/05/10 03:14 AM
Mold Remediation in Foreclosed Homes
When buying a home there are lots of things you need to look out for, Mold is a big one. This is especially true if you are buying a foreclosed home. James Hussher III, President of REO Rescue & Preservation LLC has provided the following information about Mold & Mold Remediation.
Mold Remediation In Foreclosed Homes This week I want to talk about a persistent problem in foreclosed homes - the issue of repairing damage caused by mold and mildew.  The industry term is "mold remediation."
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land … (2 comments)

 
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