gainesville: Smart Investors Avoid These 10 Dumb Mistakes - 06/30/14 10:47 PM
Smart Investors Avoid These 10 Dumb Mistakes
You might think that investing in real estate is a quick way to make money. Before you purchase that first investment property you need to check out the list of 10 common mistakes even smart investors make.
Evaluating your financial situation - Is this the right time for you, to be taking savings and investing in a piece of real estate? Do you have reserves? Not doing their home work - You need to learn the basics about tax advantages, cash flow, appreciation, depreciation and loan amortization. Buying the wrong property - Just because its … (0 comments)

gainesville: 9504 Sudley Manor Dr Manassas VA 20109 - 05/13/14 12:21 AM
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gainesville: Feb 2013 Real Estate Update Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park - 03/16/13 05:31 AM
Feb 2013 Real Estate Update For Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park
February was a very active month for real estate listings and sale. The is first in six plus months that we seen an increase in the number of homes for sale. It has also been another month of increased sales and sold prices. This is all great news for sellers as more and more are able to come out from under water. 
Currently 917 homes are actively for sale in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. Prices range from $100,000 to $5,400,000. Of the 917 homes for sale … (0 comments)

gainesville: 5 Things To Help Make The Move Hassle Free - 01/12/13 01:39 AM

Selling or Buying a home can be a very exciting yet a stressful event. Working from a check list helps to keep things organized and on schedule.
While you are waiting for settlement day here is 5 things you can do to make the move easier and  hassle free.
Contact the Movers and Schedule Moving Day: Schedule the move out date 1 to 2 days prior to your settlement date or move out date if you are the Seller.  If you are the Buyer schedule the movers for 1-2 days after the settlement date or possession date. This will give … (1 comments)

gainesville: 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)

gainesville: July 2012 Real Estate Market Update for Bristow, VA 20136 - 08/23/12 06:29 AM
July 2012 Real Estate Market Update for Bristow, VA 20136
As of August 22, 2012 there are 60 homes for sale in Bristow. This is down from the prior month by 11 homes and down 28% from the same time last year. Of the 60 homes for sale 19 are new construction, 25 are re-sale single families and 16 are townhouses. As prices go up fewer home owners are under water so we are seeing fewer and fewer distressed sale's. At present there's only 9 short sales compared to 12 last month and 0 foreclosure's.
The average list price for townhouses … (1 comments)

gainesville: 10 Things To Consider Before Renting Your Home - 08/15/12 10:26 PM
10 Things To Consider Before Renting Your Home
Do your eyes light up with the thought of keeping your current home and buying a new one? Sounds all well and good if you can afford to do it. 
Here are 10 things to consider before renting your home.
How will it change your financial picture? You need to consult a professional tax person to help you decide what your tax liability will be if you decide to convert your primary residence to an investment. Do you have six months of reserved funds?  You need to consider that there could be a … (5 comments)

gainesville: 5 Home Selling Tips - 07/06/12 11:10 PM
Selling your home can be a stressful event if you are not prepared. These 5 Home Selling Tips will help to eliminate some of that stress.

1-    Get Paperwork Organized – Gather all those warranties and contracts you have on items like home warranties, pest control company, security alarms, lawn maintenance, pool maintenance, contractors you use. This is information that prospective buyers will want to have.
2-    Have a Home Inspection –  Its always a good idea for the seller to have a home inspection done. No matter how well maintained your home is there’s almost always something that will … (5 comments)

gainesville: Bristow Real Estate Market Report - May 2012 - 06/20/12 10:34 PM
Bristow Real Estate Market Report - May 2012
Bristow Virginia has turned into a huge PUD (Planned Urban Development). It boarders the area's of Nokesville, Haymarket, Gainesville and Manassas. Bristow was once farm land that consisted of non conforming neighborhoods with no HOA's and no shopping.
Bristow has quickly transformed into an upper middle class neighborhood with a varitiy of home styles, lot sizes and price ranges. You have neighborhoods like the  Braemar Community, Bridlewood, Bridlewood Manor, Brookside, Crossman Creek, Foxborough, Kingsbrooke, New Bristow Village, Lanier Farms, Saybrooke, Sheffield Manor, and Victory Lakes.
The Bristow Real Estate market is going strong … (2 comments)

gainesville: Pizza Is In The Oven - 06/07/12 04:37 AM
Pizza is in the oven. That’s right, this three level custom Colonial home that sits on a private .38 acre cul-da-sac lot has a custom built Pizza Oven. Just smell that sauce as you relax on the two level deck or the beautiful custom patio.

You don't have to take my word for it but, his home shows like a model. That Gourmet Kitchen is a chef’s delight. You have those beautiful Maple Cabinets, Double Ovens, a large Center Island breakfast bar,  Granite counters and gleaming hardwood floors.
The spacious Master Suite has a luxury bath with double sinks, soaker … (0 comments)

gainesville: Prince William Real Estate 8116 Whitting Dr Woodbine Woods - 03/17/12 12:38 AM
Prince William Real Estate 8116 Whitting Dr Manssas VA .Located in the Woodbine Woods neighborhood.

You can't help but to enjoy the peacefulness of the 1.15 acre wooded lot. As you open the door you notice the ceramic tile foyer and gleaming Brazilian hardwood floors in the spacious living room and dining room.
The eat in county Kitchen has a smooth top range with five burners, granite counters tops, ceramic back splash and ceramic flooring.
The family room is just off the kitchen where you can relax by the wood stove or play around of pool. Enjoy the day on … (0 comments)

gainesville: Real Estate Market Update February 2012 - 03/15/12 04:46 AM
February 2012 Real Estate Market Update for Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park
Year over year February was a good month for real estate. Manassas City showed the biggest increase of sold volume coming it at 70.9%. Prince William County came in at 18.8 increase while Manassas Park came it at 26.3
Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park all showed an increase in the number of properties sold in February 2012 over what sold inFebruary 2011. Just another sign that hte real estate market is starting to recover cosidering there is extremely low inventory. In February there was … (0 comments)

gainesville: 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)

gainesville: DIY Home Staging Tips - 02/21/12 10:33 PM
Manassas homeowners, if you are selling your home here are a few DIY Home Staging Tips. Selling for the highest price in the shortest amount of time can be determined by three factors: Price, Location and Condition. If you have it priced right and you're in a good location but the home still isn't selling it may be the condition.  This DIY Home Staging Tip list might be all you need. Looking for more DIY Staging Tips? Check out Preparing Your Home To SELL.
Interior:
Make the beds and open blinds
Put away cloths and shoes 
Keep the bathrooms clean
Wipe … (1 comments)

 
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