All About Virginia Real Estate

By Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
The very first step in buying a home is making the decision that you’re ready to buy.  The next step after that is determining how much you can afford and what your financing options are.Getting pre-approved by a lender will help you accomplish both of those. It will also help set you apart from other potential buyers, showing a seller that you’re serious about buying and have the ability to get approved for a loan on the home.Now that you know you need to get pre-approved, you’re probably still left with some questions. What does pre-approval entail? How long does the process take? We will explain all the basics of getting pre-approved for a mortgage below. What Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Mean?You could guess that mortgage pre-approval means just that – you are pre-approved for a home ...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Land For Sale: Buckingham Co787 AC Copper Mine Rd Dillwyn, VA 23936Imagine if you will a once-in-a lifetime property that spans 787 acres! Well you can have all that here on this tract that features great views of the beautiful countryside and state maintained road frontage. Two creeks flow through the property that is great for attracting the local wildlife that includes deer, bear and turkey. There is approximately 341 acres of 6 year old Loblolly Pine and 120 acres of 5 year old Loblolly Pine that is favored due to its fast growth rate to be able to harvest, plus 90 acres of timber that are creek buffer. Any mature timber is currently being harvested. MLS#49806$1,300,000View More Information!Call State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or visitwww.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 East Th...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Welcome to Shenstone Farm, the premier luxury community located in Northern Virginia. Developed in 2000, this sought-after neighborhood boasts 128 homes, all in a 9,000 sq ft area.Located just west of Leesburg, Shenstone Farm is surrounded by charming towns such as Purceville and Brambleton. Convenience is key in this community, with an abundance of shopping and dining options just a stone's throw away, including Leesburg Plaza, Walmart, Target, and Costco.But Shenstone Farm isn't just about the hustle and bustle of city living. The community is also surrounded by natural beauty, from the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the peaceful serenity of Morven Park Grounds and Rust Nature Sanctuary.In addition to its prime location, Shenstone Farm also offers easy access to Route ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Attention all buyers and sellers in Northern Virginia! Are you in the market for a luxury single-family home? Look no further! Christopher Companies has just announced the much-anticipated release of their new luxury single family homes located just across from Frying Pan Farm Park and in close proximity to the Silver Line Metro.These homes offer a variety of floorplans, ranging from 3400 sq ft to 6200 sq ft, providing options for families of all sizes. While the price ranges have not been officially released, as an almost 2 decades local Fairfax county real estate Realtor  I can guesstimate they will likely start at $1.5 million and above.In addition to the luxurious amenities and convenient location, these homes are also in close proximity to top-rated Fairfax school district  Floris ...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
 Fairfield is located in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach in the 23464 zip code.  It has approximately 1,100 single family homes that were built primarily in the 1970's.  There are also condos and townhouses that were built in the 1980's.  It is located off of Kempsville Road in between Providence Road and Princess Anne Road.  The children in this neighborhood attend Fairfield Elementary, Kempsville Middle and Kempsville High.  Arrowhead, Carolanne Farm, and Avalon Terrace are nearby neighborhoods.There are currently 2 single family homes for sale in Fairfield at 5269 Beaumont Drive and 5341 Achilles Drive.  There are 2 homes pending closing in Fairfield at 753 Largo Drive and 5269 Beaumont Drive.  In the past 6 months 14 homes have sold in Fairfield.  The average sales price was $...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
As a seasoned Northern Virginia Realtor (hitting 2 decades), many of my mentees have come and gone in the real estate industry. One of the common questions many of these mentees have asked me "How do I get that listing or buyers and have instead pipeline of the business? I am pumped up and ready to sell like HGTV. "As we all know Rome was not built in one day and so will be your business. I was a rookie once and was the envy of my peers who were successful. It sounded so glamorous seeing their volume of business and sales. So, I understand these sentiments my rookie mentees have. It is tough to be empty and waiting on that call or sales to happen. Over the decades in the real estate industry, I have learned: We live in a world of glitter and glamor. And sales are like a Vegas buffet. We...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
With the hustle and bustle going on a daily basis, it's nice to get home to a neighborhood that's close to nature for that perfect lifestyle balance you've been craving for a long time. Good thing that River Creek, VA is here for you! Situated in Loudoun County near the meeting point of the Potomac River and the famed Goose Creek, River Creek was built to emphasize the natural beauty of its surroundings. Nearly half of the site is still undeveloped, public open space.Can't wait to relocate in River Creek? Let's talk about your options today!#rivercreekva #loudouncounty #virginia #northernvirginia #northernvirginiarealestate #nature #nationalparks #equity #amenities #dcmetro #maryland #realestate #varealestate #ritudesai #samsonproperties #dcmetrorealtor #firsttimehomebuyer
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By Marcus Rice, Richmond, NOVA, Virginia Beach Area Realtor/Broker
(Equity First Realty )
Virginia Homebuyer Receives a Homebuyer Grant Check for $8,042Recently Marcus Rice with MillionDollarHome.com/Equity First Realty® was proud to give another cash back rebate check to past clients Mr. & Mrs. Kay for $8,042. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Kay for closing on their brand new home built by Boone Homes in Wyndham subdivision. Equity First Realty was proud to present Mr. & Mrs. Kay and their amazing son Danny with a Homebuyer Cashback Luxury Grant Check for $8,042.00. Thank you I AM THAT I AM, Jesus and The Holy Spirit for blessing my clients, me and my firm with another closed real estate deal. Glory to God! I want to to give a special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Kay for allowing me to sell their home and allowing me to help Mr. Kays father and mother with the purchase of 2 other ho...
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By Marcus Rice, Richmond, NOVA, Virginia Beach Area Realtor/Broker
(Equity First Realty )
Virginia Homebuyer Receives a Homebuyer Rebate Check for $3,212.00Recently Marcus Rice with MillionDollarHome.com/Equity First Realty® was proud to give another cash back rebate check to past clients Mr. & Mrs. Kay Armstrong. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong for closing on their brand new home built by Hamlin Homes in Goochland VA. Equity First Realty was proud to present Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong with a Homebuyer Cashback Luxury Grant Check for $3,212.00. Thank you I AM THAT I AM, Jesus and The Holy Spirit for blessing my clients, me and my firm with another closed real estate deal. Glory to God!Virginia Home Buyer Grants, Rebates and Down Payment Assistance Programs 2023Equity First Realty® understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challe...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking forward to live somewhere close to nature, and still in the urban side of things at the same time? Then the Potomac Station just might be for you. But what exactly are the things that we need to expect in this neighborhood? Let's all find out in this post.Can't wait to relocate in Potomac Station? Let's talk about your options today!#potomacstation #loudouncounty #virginia #northernvirginia #northernvirginiarealestate #nature #potomacriver #nationalparks #equity #amenities #dcmetro #maryland #realestate #varealestate #ritudesai #samsonproperties #dcmetrorealtor #firsttimehomebuyer
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
 Whether you're looking for a new neighborhood or starting your first home purchase somewhere peaceful, safe, and at the same time entertaining, here's the neighborhood for you. Lansdowne is one of the most optimal locations in the Northern Virginia area both for first time home buyers and people looking forward to relocate for job opportunities. But what exactly are the things that we need to expect in this neighborhood? Let's all find out in this video.Can't wait to relocate in Lansdowne? Let's talk about your options today!
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Etheridge Lakes is located in the Hickory area of Chesapeake.  This neighborhood has approximately 560 single family homes that were built primarily in the 2000's.  The median size of a home is 3,096 square feet.  The median size a yard in this neighborhood is .3 of an acre.  The neighborhood is located near the intersections of Centerville Turnpike and Etheridge Manor Boulevard and Fentress Road and Centerville Turnpike.  The children in this neighborhood attend Butts Road Primary/Intermediate, Hickory Middle and Hickory High.There are currently 2 homes for sale and 2 homes pending closing in Etheridge Lakes.  In the past 6 months 14 homes have sold in Etheridge Lakes.  The average sales price was $586,250 with an average market time of 16 days.I am eager to sell more homes in this nei...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
The Northern Virginia housing market is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. In recent months, we've seen a significant increase in the inventory of homes for sale in both Loudoun County and Prince George's County. According to recent data, inventory is up by 85% in Loudoun County and 92% in Prince George's County.While some may be worried about such a large increase in inventory, it's important to remember that this is a seasonal trend. Every year, we see a rise in the number of homes on the market during the winter months. This is because many homeowners choose to wait until the busy holiday season is over to list their homes for sale.For home buyers, this increase in inventory is a great opportunity. With so many options to choose from, you can take your time and explore the m...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Selling a home can be a stressful and overwhelming process, but with a little bit of preparation, you can make the process go smoothly and potentially even increase the value of your home. Here are six things you should do before selling your home in 2023:Declutter the home: A cluttered home can make it difficult for potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Take some time to go through your home and get rid of items that you no longer need or use. This includes things like old clothes, outdated decor, and excess knick-knacks. By decluttering, you can make your home look more spacious and inviting.Finish the unfinished projects: If you have any unfinished projects around the house, now is the time to finish them. This could include things like painting a room that you never ...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
     I represented the seller in the sale of this townhouse in Bayside Villas in the Pembroke area of Virginia Beach. This townhouse is 1,240 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It sold within a week with multiple offers over the asking the price.   Bayside Villas is a townhouse community with no property owner's association located off of Witchduck Road near the Independence Blvd intersection. There are approximately 83 townhouses that were built in 1984 and 1985. The median size of a townhouse is 1,255 square feet. The children in this neighborhood attend Bayside High, Independence Middle and Pembroke Meadows Elementary.   There are currently no townhouses for sale in this neighborhood. In the past 6 months 3 townhouses have sold in this neighborhood. The average sales pric...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
   I represent the seller in the sale of this home in Fox Hall. This adorable home has recently been updated with fresh paint, new roof, fixtures, newer HVAC, and refinished hardwood floors downstairs. The living room opens up to the dining room. One can access the sunroom from the living room. Off of the kitchen is a pantry and access to the basement. Downstairs has 2 bedrooms and an updated full bathroom. Upstairs has a large loft area (could easily be turned into a 4th bedroom) and another bedroom. There is a deep backyard with an oversized 1 car garage. One can access major shopping and highways in just a few minutes.  This home sold in a week over the asking price.   Fox Hall is located off of Princess Anne Road near the Military Highway intersetion.  This neighborhood was built pr...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Are you a home buyer and hoping to get some foreclosure deals? Well, with the current market conditions and the equity-rich homeowners, you may need to wait out a bit longer. However, there's always a way to get a great deal to buy the home of your dreams. Want to learn more? Watch this video for more info.Do you have any questions on how you can buy a home? Let's talk and discuss your options today!
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
 Warrington Hall is located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  This neighborhood has approximately 200 single family homes, 60 townhomes, and 60 condos that also includes a 55 and up section.  Construction began in this neighborhood in 2002 and completed in 2018. This neighborhood is located between Butts Station Road and Kempsville Road.  It has walking trails, clubhouse, tennis courts, playgrounds and a pool. Kemp Crossing and Kemp Woods are nearby neighborhoods.  The children in this neigborhood attend Greenbrier Primary and Intermediate Elementary, Greenbrier Middle and Indian River High Schools.  Above are the homes for sale in Warrington Hall. In the past 6 months the below 8 homes have sold in Warrington Hall.  The average market time was 15 days.  The average home sold 1% ov...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Studies show that it takes a buyer the first eight seconds upon entering the home to make a decision whether to buy the said home or not. First impression matters in the shift of the market. In this buyer-driven market, this means sellers would have to make an effort designing and decluttering the home one of the top priorities among other things.Finding the right agent who understands the local market and pricing the home right from day one are very important, too. These will give them the reason to view the home in the first place. Aside from that, the shorter daylight makes things a bit darker than usual, so make sure that the home is warm and lighted. With that said, being more flexible with the showing is important, too - you're on a timer for each day, so make sure to be at the ri...
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By Dana Hollish Hill, REALTOR * Broker * Coach
(Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living)
It's #GivingTuesdayYou know. After Thanksgiving, and Black Friday, there's Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and then...Giving Tuesday.It's day to donate to charities. Well, I'm involved with a service sorority that raises money for cancer research. Each chapter raises money and then we have a national convention where we vote on doctors doing revolutionary research and we give them money to work toward cures. Last year we raised and awarded $380,000 to 6 doctors. My sisters made a video about why we joined Phi Beta Psi. Perhaps you'll consider making a tax-deductible donation today.   Thank you in advance,DanaUpsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Psi
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