real estate: Real Estate Market Update May 8, 2020 - 05/08/20 12:29 PM

y name is Susan Jacobs and I am a Realtor with Samson Properties, Gainesville, Virginia. This is my real estate market update May 8, 2020. In a release dated May 7, 2020 from the NAR (National Associate of Realtors) 3 in 4 potential sellers are preparing to sell their homes following the end of the stay at home orders. About half of those potential sellers are now completing do it yourself projects in preparation to listing their home for sale. Based on information from local lenders, plenty of buyers appear ready to take advantage of record low mortgage rates by getting … (3 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Market Update for Bristow, VA 20136 - 04/12/12 11:35 PM
Real Estate Market Update for Bristow, VA 20136
The median sold price for homes in the Bristow area in the month of March was $380,000, that is a 7.8% increase month over month and a 18.5% increase year over year. Despite the low inventory there were 39 closed sales. That number is down from last year but an increase of 21.88% month over month.
The average day on the market is 46 days and of the homes that sold the average sold price verses original list price was 97.6%.

While the spring market is upon us inventory remains very low.  … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Foreclosure Pick of The Week for March 12, 2012 - 03/11/12 11:10 PM
Foreclosure Pick of The Week for March 12, 2012Property located at 3001 Marisa Ct Woodbridge VAis this weeks Foreclosure Pick of The Week for March 12, 2012. Check out all the foreclosed properties and get this weeks updated list (below) of foreclosed properties for Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park.
Marisa Ct has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom and full a unfinished basement. Features include: hardwood floors in the two story foyer, accent mirrors in the living room, bay window in the dining room, eat in kit just off the spacious family room, fireplace, master suite with a luxury bath, walk in … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: January 2012 Real Estate Market Update - 02/13/12 11:56 PM
January 2012 Real Estate Market Update for Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park
Year over year January was a good month for real estate. Manassas Park showed the biggest increase of sold volume coming it at 24.22%. Prince William County came in at 2.85 increase while Mansssas City seen a slight dip of 6.08%
There was a 63% decrease in the number of homes that sold in January 2012 over what sold in December 2011. This has to do with the extremely low inventory. In January there was only 1174 home for sale. This is a 2.4% few homes than … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Market Update for November 2011 - 12/26/11 02:41 AM
Real Estate Market Update for Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park
There is currently 1,254 active homes on the market for sale and 427 that sold in the month of November. In October's Real Estate Market Update I reported 1,486 active homes for sale and 441 sold's. While it's not unusual to have lower inventory this time of the year, this is the lowest I have seen it in many years.
Manassas City & Manassas Park are showing increases in value year over year. The following graphs are provided by Real Estate Business Intelligence.


 
 
 
 
 
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real estate: Expiring Tax Deductions and Credits for 2011 - 11/28/11 02:10 AM
Expiring Tax Deductions and Credits for 2011
There are several tax deductions and credits that are set to expire at the end of 2011. Based on the federal deficit problems there is a good chance they will not be extended.
Mortgage Insurance Premium - If you itemize your deductions you have been able to deduct the premium you pay for mortgage insurance since 2007 just like you do for mortgage interest. The deduction for the mortgage premium is scheduled to expire at the end of the year.  To qualify for the full deduction you need to have gross income of $100,000 … (1 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Market Update for October 2011 - 11/13/11 09:53 PM
Real Estate Market Update for October 2011
There are currently 1,486 homes for sale in Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park.  While that may appear to sound like a large number, with an average of 441 homes selling a month that's only 3.3 months of inventory.
The average sold price for Prince William County is $275,436 up 1.05% year over year. Manassas City had only a slight increase in the average sold price which is now at $201,909. Manassas Park had the largest increase of 6.24% with an average sold price now at $205,100.
The following graphs from Real … (2 comments)

real estate: Do You Really Want to Sell This Home? - 10/20/11 02:02 AM
 
Do You Really Want to Sell This Home?
This is a question I ask my self often when I see MLS sheets with so much incorrect information. Agents rely on this information when they are scheduling appoitments with clients. You would hope it's correct. More often it's not.
Here is a great example: Looks pretty straight forward, right?

ALT Agent office number no longer in service. NO contract terms to review- nothing in the MLS doc folder SHOWING INSTRUCTION

Per Centralized Showing Service a 24 hour notice is required. WHAT? Do you see 24 hours notice required any … (4 comments)

real estate: Building That Dream Home Starts With The Lot - 10/13/11 09:46 AM
Building That Dream Home Starts With The Lot
Building that home dream you have always wanted starts with the lot. Speaking as a home owner and Realtor who has personally build three custom homes and helped many clients build homes. I can tell you there is a lot of thought that needs to go into building what is your dream home. Here are some things you need to consider first before you even start to think about the home.
You have to determine the location. Do you need amenities? Close to shopping, schools, major roads? Do you go with a track … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate in the Social Media Era - 07/26/11 02:52 AM
Real Estate in the Social Media EraI love selling Real Estate in the social media era.  As a 20+ year veteran of the real estate world, I remember when clients had to come to my office to look at homes in a listing book and we had those funky looking keys to access lockboxes. Then came the dumb terminals used only by licensed Realtors.In the late ‘90’s websites became the big crave. That was the beginning of a whole new way of selling real estate.
Fast forward to 2011, it’s a fast past environment where buyers and sellers want info yesterday. … (2 comments)

real estate: Looking To Buy An Affordable Home In Prince William County? - 07/18/11 01:11 AM
Looking To Buy An Affordable Home In Prince William County?
For those who have considered buying a home but have been turn down due to their income being too low should exhaust other options.
Habitat For Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park is looking for families to partner with. In 2010 Habitat For Humanity was able to purchase four homes for families and currently has two homes still available.
If you or someone you know has lived in Prince William County, Manassas, or Manassas Park for at least the last year and is interested in partnering with Habitat for Humanity to … (3 comments)

real estate: 9839 Fairmont Ave Manassas VA 20109 - 03/29/11 08:32 AM
9839 Fairmont Ave Manassas VA 20109 List for sale at $254,900
 
 
9839 Fairmont Ave is ready to be called home. It has new carpet, fresh paint and new vinyl flooring in the Dining Room. The open Kitchen has appliances in good condition and the cabinets are well maintained.
There is a full bath in the Master Bedroom plus a full hall bath and half bath on the lower level. You have vaulted ceilings in the Living room with a large picture window.
Lower level rec room w/ Fireplace walks out to a fenced back yard. Off the Dining Room … (2 comments)

real estate: What Your Alarm Company Didn't Tell You - 03/17/11 11:01 PM
What Your Alarm Company Didn't Tell You
Do you currently have an alarm system at your home or business? Are you thinking about having one installed? If you live in Prince William County listen up. All alarms must be registered with Prince William County? The ordinance requiring this went into effect on July 1, 2009.
Per the Prince William County Police Department they responded to 9,253 alarm calls in 2009. Only 25 calls were valid! Alarm calls require that more than one police officer be dispatched to ensure that the calls are handled in a safe and appropriate manner.
Because of … (0 comments)

real estate: What's The Best Interest Rate On Mortgages - 02/08/11 06:06 AM
What's The Best Interest Rate On Mortgages
If you are looking to refinance or buy a home and get a mortgage you want the best interest rate available. But wait...... it's not all about "just" the interest rate. You say what? Most Banks and Mortgage companies charge fees referred to as the cost of money, orgination fees, doc fees, proccessing fees...... If you shop interest rate ONLY you could be paying a lot more for a rate that you could have gotten else where for a lot less.
Here is an example of the interest rate game. Lets say you have … (0 comments)

real estate: Pending Home Sales Continue Uptrend - 01/27/11 05:31 AM
Pending Home Sales Continue Uptrend In a recent article from Realtor.org on January 27, 2011
Pending home sales improved further in December, marking the fifth gain in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors®
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, increased 2.0 percent to 93.7 based on contracts signed in December from a downwardly revised 91.9 in November. The index is 4.2 percent below the 97.8 mark in December 2009. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which normally occur with a lag time of one or two months.
See what Lawrence Yun, NAR chief … (2 comments)

real estate: Home For Sale Manassas Park Virginia 20111 - 01/25/11 01:00 AM
Home For Sale Manassas Park Va 20111 9215 Fairway Ct MLS# 7505015 $474,900
Welcome to this beautiful colonial home at 9215 Fairway Ct. It sits on a premium .5 acre lot that with woods and privacy. It has a gourmet kitchen with a center cook island, double ovens and built in microwave. The huge family room has a gas fireplace surrounded by built in bookcase. Off the master bedroom is a sitting room and is separated by a gas fireplace. In the master bath is a separate shower and soaker tub. The finished walk out basement has a spacious rec room … (2 comments)

real estate: Commercial Office Space For Lease Manassas Virginia - 12/28/10 08:05 AM
Commercial Office Space For Lease MLS # PW7502288 $950. per month. Located at 7517 Presidential Lane, Manassas, Va 20109
 

Prime office space for lease in Ambassador Square office park.This is a ground level end unit space that faces Sudley Rd. Located just minutes from Route 66 at the 234 South Business exit.
The Owner will accept a 1 or 2 year lease. The property was just recently painted, ceiling tiles replaced and minor fix ups are completed and ready for the new tenant.
The rent includes water, sewer, trash & condo fee. There is plenty of parking.
For more … (0 comments)

real estate: Home For Sale Manassas Virginia 20109 - 12/15/10 10:45 PM
Home For Sale Manassas Virginia - 9839 Fairmont Ave - MLS# PW7496251 List price $269,990
This home at 9839 Fairmont Ave, Manassas Va 20109 is located close to shopping, schools and parks. There is no HOA fee here. Homes in this neighborhood were built in the mid '80 by the same builder. There is a variety of styles from 1 level rambler to 3 level colonials. At present there are five other home for sale in the neighborhood.
This is a must see home. It is already for the new buyer with  fresh paint and new carpet through out. There is … (4 comments)

 
Susan Jacobs CDRE, Gainesville,VA Certified Divorce RealEstate Expert (Samson Properties)

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