First Time Buyer Finds Their Dream Home on 5 Acres in Fredericksburg

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Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

First Time Buyer Finds Their Dream Home on 5 Acres in Fredericksburg

Early in the year, I received an email from a potential buyer, referred to me by a former client who had bought and sold with me.  Still makes me smile from ear to ear when someone refers their friends and family to me.  It is affirmation that I have done a good job, and that's a great feeling.

This particular Buyer signed up with me mid-Febuary 2015.  He wanted at least an acre of land within fifteen minutes of his friend's home in Warrenton, no more than $450,000.  After looking at about two dozen homes and coming up disappointed just about every time, something had to give.  Either the price range had to be increased, area of interest had to widen, or both.

This four bedroom home in the Stafford County portion of Frederickburg sold for $480,000 on June 1, 2015.

What felt like forever to my Buyer, really only took six weeks.  On March 29th he found IT.  The house that felt like home.  So we immediatley wrote an offer.  We had written an offer previously and lost in a multiple offer situation.  That wasn't happening again.   He didn't want to lose this one.  He made a full price offer and asked for his closing costs to be paid.  The Seller agreed to all the terms, but had to delay settlement to June 1st.  

Knowing he was getting the home, my Buyer happily agreed to June 1st, but as the end of April came, and May began, his patience was tested.  He literally waited longer from offer to closing, than he spent looking at homes.  

Today, June 1st, he purchased this two year old beauty in Frederickburg, located in Stafford County.  It boasted hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel/top of the line appliances, and new everything.  There was a covered front porch and covered back deck overlooking the fenced portion of the five acres.Final sold price was $480,000.  And he even got a refund at settlement since all of his closing costs were paid by the Seller.  Of course, you can only get back what you put into the transaction, which is your earnest money deposit amount.  Still, he got most of that back.

If you are looking for your dream home, give me a call and let's get the search started.  Most settlements happen in four to six weeks of the contract being accepted.  But occasionally, a Seller will need more time. 

 

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Kathleen Daniels
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Chris Ann, I'm so happy for your and your clients.  I am amazed at the sales price of that home on 5 acres.  Congratulations on a job well done.

Jun 01, 2015 10:15 AM #1
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Will Hamm
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What a deal Chris Ann for your clients.  They pick a great agent, "YOU"!

Jun 01, 2015 10:59 AM #2
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Kathleen:  I was too.  It was a perfect find.

Will:  Thank you!  It's great to get referrals from past clients.

Jun 01, 2015 11:08 AM #3
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What a great story Chris Ann, this is why we are Realtors. I really enjoyed this blog.

Jun 01, 2015 11:45 AM #4
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Noah:  The home buying process, particularly for first time buyers, is emotionally draining.  It's much easier on this side, than having to decide.

Jun 01, 2015 11:56 AM #5
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Hi Chris Ann -- congratulations to your new homeowner who patiently waited for his purchase to be completed.  It sounds as if this dream home on five acres was well worth the wait.  I'm sure he's most grateful for your assistance.  

Jun 02, 2015 12:13 AM #6
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Michael:  I certainly hope so.  I enjoyed helping him through the process.

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I'm finding the same thing on the other side of the country as well, sellers are delaying closings, and I've got a handful taking more than 60 days to close. Fortunately, buyers are willing to wait.

Jun 03, 2015 10:49 AM #8
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Elizabeth:  It became harder and harder to be patient near the end.  It was definitely worth the wait.

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This will be a fine home for the lucky purchasers. Home buyers and home sellers are in good hands when they  select your as their agent.

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Roy:  I'm sure they having a lot of fun placing their furniture and buying new towels and things this week.

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