real estate agent: 8 Reason to Work with a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist-Divorce - 03/05/21 01:07 PM
8 Reason to Work with a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist-Divorce
What make a real estate agent trained in collaborative divorce different?
An agent trained in collaborative divorce:
1-Works as the project manager and gathers house related documents.
2-Makes both spouses aware of all the facts.
3- Works with a team of mortgage professionals, home inspectors, title agencies and insurance agents.
4- Helps the lawyer get the two pieces of valuable information that is missing from the case file.
5-Helps the financial professional get the missing documents for the … (0 comments)

real estate agent: 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 agent: Real Estate Market Update March 2012 - 04/12/12 06:20 AM
Real Estate Market Update March 2012 for Prince William County, Manassas City & Manassas Park
Manassas City medium sold price in the month of March is $220,000, this is a 37.5% increase over last year. Prince William County showed a 20% increase while Manassas Park came it with a 14.68% increase over last year.
Even with the low inventory Prince William County and  Manassas City showed an increase in the number of properties sold. This is the being of a good spring market with all signs that the real estate market is starting to recover.
In March there was 1269 home … (0 comments)

real estate agent: 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 and 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)

real estate agent: 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.
Make the beds and open blinds
Put away cloths and shoes 
Keep the bathrooms clean
Wipe … (1 comments)

real estate agent: 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 agent: Live The Dream Of Home-ownership - 11/21/11 08:25 AM
Live The Dream Of Home-ownership
Are you a first time home buyer? Have owned but not in the last 36 months, then listen up. If you are thinking about buying but not sure where to start, then attend a Free VHDA First-Time Home-buyer orientation class.  Realty World Select - The Jacobs Team has teamed up with First Home Alliance. We are now offering FREE VHDA orientation classes every third Saturday.
VHDA was established in 1972 in the Commonwealth of Virginia to help obtain quality and affordable mortgages. VHDA offers a variety of loans designed to meet the needs of Virginia's home-buyers, … (0 comments)

real estate agent: 6085 Spindle Tree Ct, Woodbridge, Va 22193 - 04/29/11 09:51 AM
Welcome to 6085 Spindle Tree Ct, Woodbridge, Va 22193 MLS # PW7589089 Listed for $429,000
Located in Winding Creek Estate neighborhood in Woodbridge VA 22132. This three level Colonial has three finished levels as well as 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a great cu-de-sac location. There are Hardwood Floors in the 2 story foyer. Main level Den/Library has a wall of built in bookcase. There is a Formal Living Room & Dining Room for those special gathering. But wait till you see all the Maple Cabinets in this open Kitchen. It has plenty of room for a Kitchen table, gas cooking … (2 comments)

real estate agent: The Right Agent, The Right Tools, The Right Company - 04/19/11 01:20 AM
The Right Agent, The Right Tools, The Right Company.
In the world of technology being good at what you do isn't enough. The days of putting a listing in the MLS, a sign in the yard and a few brochures in the house isn't enough. You need to be able to reach the consumer the way they want to be reached. And to do that you need to have the Right Tools. Talking House, Electronic Curbside Information 24/7 Various Synidcated Portals Target Mailings - Just Listed/Just Sold Cards Twitter & YouTube Referrals from Managing Contacts & Past Clients … (0 comments)

real estate agent: 3.8% Real Estate Tax in the Health Reform Bill - 03/30/11 04:10 AM
3.8% Real Estate Tax in the Health Reform Bill? I have been getting a lot of upset people asking me about this tax.
Yes there is a 3.8% tax in the Health Reform Bill. It's not a "sales tax" on real estate transactions. It is a Medicare Tax on investment income for so-called “high earners.” Many people "will not" have to pay this tax. The income requirements are clearly spelled out in order to define “high earners”
$250,000 for married couple filing jointly $125,000 for couples filing separate returns $200,000 for everyone else. If your income is above these levels, … (1 comments)

real estate agent: 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 agent: Tech Safety Improvements For Your Home - 03/09/11 10:23 PM
Tech Safety Improvements For Your Home
When we think about improvements, bathrooms, kitchens, roof, new carpet, an addition all come to mind. In a recent article on PATCH By Casey Gittings he spoke about Add Some Tech Safety Improvements to Your Home.
Casey says, "Every homeowner come home at least once or twice to realize they either have lost their keys or locked them inside. Schlage, a company specializing in locks and deadbolts for homes, has created a line of door locks that eliminate the need for keys".
"You replace your existing door lock with one of Schlage’s electronic door lock … (4 comments)

real estate agent: 6 Ways To Increase Your Home's Value - 03/09/11 10:32 AM
6 Ways To Increase Your Home's Value
1-Make Repairs: Homes require regular maintenance and repairs are a necessary component of homeownership. Procrastination gets you nowhere when it comes to home value.
2-Curb Appeal: Curb appeal is about first impressions. It is also about neighborhood values.
3-Community Involvement: The classic quote from Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu says, "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step." This is especially true for improving the health and wealth of a community.
4-Updated Kitchen: Kitchens are a real selling point. Outdated cabinets, counters, and appliances will stick out like a sore thumb to buyers.
5-Updated … (4 comments)

real estate agent: What Is My Appraised Value? - 03/01/11 10:31 PM
What Is My Appraised Value?
An "Appraisal" is a detailed report about the property. It is based on the gross living space and other factors like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, lot size, condition, improvements, age and location.
An Appraisal is a snap shot in time. It is the opinion of that particular appraiser on that particular day. To arrive at that opinion they use:
Homes that have sold within the last six months Homes that are currently on the market for sale Homes under contract as supporting factors Homes that are comparable in gross living area, bedrooms, bathrooms, age, condition … (3 comments)

real estate agent: Housing Prices In Manassas - 02/21/11 07:37 AM
Housing Prices In Manassas
Housing prices we are showing an upward trend. In the 20109 zip code the Bull Run Subdivision showed the strongest gain, with a 16.5% gain year over year.  There is currently 32 townhouses / condo's for sale in the 20109 zip code. The average list price is $171,818 and the average days on the market is 36.
Bull Run Zillow Home Value Index Bull Run Home Values - Interactive chart … (1 comments)

real estate agent: 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 agent: Best Places For Senioritis - 01/17/11 02:15 AM
Best Place For Senioritis written by G.Scott , Dec 16, 2010
The most popular retirement destinations this year are in the traditional hot spots of Florida and Arizona. But look deeper and some unlikely areas emerge as favorites for seniors, a survey finds.
When you think of retirement do you think of Washington, DC? In a Portfolio survey Washington is number 54 on the the list of 157 Best Places for Senioritis to Live. Based on the survey 10% of the populations in Washington are Seniors and 82.92 % where Seniors born outside the state.
Their No. 1 choice, according … (1 comments)

real estate agent: Home For Sale Stafford Virginia - 01/15/11 02:29 AM
Price Reduction on this Home For Sale in Stafford Virginia is located in the Hidden Lake subdivision at 9 Glade Dr Stafford VA 22556 MLS# ST75612399 Priced at $78,900
If you are looking for a one level Rambler on a half acre wooded lot that is close to the water then you have found it.  They is a great home for a small family or it could be a wonderful weekend get away.
Glade Dr is only a short walk to the Lake. It's a great place to enjoy a little fishing or just relax. Located about 10 miles form … (0 comments)

real estate agent: Todays Real Estate Tip And Tricks - 01/10/11 11:15 PM

Todays Real Estate Tip And Tricks
 Concerned about rising interest rates?  There are ways you can still get a lower a rate.
One of the best tricks is the buy-down. In a buy-down, a fee is paid at the closing to get a lower interest rate. In a soft market, an anxious seller may be lured into to paying all or part of the buy-down.
Another approach is to get the seller to pay some of closing costs, thus lowering the amount of cash a buyer needs to close. Frequently the seller's costs can be used as a write-off by … (4 comments)

real estate agent: Home For Sale On Surveyor Pl in Springfield, VA 22152 - 11/24/10 01:15 AM
Home For Sale 8852 Surveyor Pl in Springfield, VA 22152
MLS# FX7483298
This Spacious end unit Townhouse in the Hillside Commons neighborhood in Springfield VA has Maple Cabinets & a new kitchen floor with a door out to the upper level Deck. There is a update Powder room on the main level, Hardwood floors in the Dining Room & Living Room. Master suite has sitting rm, walk in closet hardwood flrs & luxury Bath. Lower level has new carpet, new light fixtures  and a wood burning Fireplace. The Rec Room walks out  to a lower level deck and a private yard. … (2 comments)

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

Susan Jacobs CDRE

Gainesville,VA Certified Divorce RealEstate Expert

Gainesville, VA

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