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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
After spending a couple of weeks vacationing with my family, I've stayed connected with my associates back in the US who have been covering for me. Here's a quick update on the current state of the real estate market.Real Estate Market UpdateThe market remains stable but has slowed down a bit, which is typical for this time of year as many people, including realtors, are on vacation. Days on the market have extended slightly, so if you're a home seller, this is still a good time to list your property. Prices remain strong, providing an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the market.Opportunity for Home BuyersFor home buyers, the current market presents a great opportunity. While traveling overseas in Vietnam, I managed to secure an interest rate of 6.5% for my clients under contract....
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
When it comes to selling your home, having an experienced agent by your side is crucial. Navigating potential offers can be complex, and it's essential to thoroughly vet potential buyers by addressing these critical questions:1. Do They Have a Pre-Approval?A pre-approval letter from a lender shows that the buyer is serious and financially capable of purchasing your home. This can provide peace of mind and streamline the closing process.2. Is Their Down Payment/Closing Fund Liquid and Easily Available?Ensuring that the buyer's funds are readily accessible can prevent delays. This question helps verify their financial readiness and commitment to the purchase.3. Is the Offer Contingent?Understanding if the offer is contingent on the sale of another property, financing, or inspections is vi...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR/E-Pro/C2EX . Customers are always #1
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
July Retreat: Optimizing Your Experience at Smith Mountain Lake  View from 1130 Deer Path Ln. Moneta, VA. 24121Photo byShows Great Photography To view a gorgeous custom home on over 10 acres with a point lot and this amazing view in a most desirable location -  1130 Deer Path Lane - Custom Dream Home on 10plus acres   Optimize your experience during your July retreat at Smith Mountain Lake. During the initial two weeks of July, noteworthy events unfolded at the captivating Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. July 7, 2024 Sightseeing Cruise: Enjoy a meal and a 2-hour tour of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare cruise boat. 1 p.m. Christian Q.: Live music at Drifter’s. 2-5 p.m. Wood & Strings.: Live music at Portside Grill & Bar. 2-4 p.m. July 8, 2024 Literary Lakers Book Club: Open...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
The real estate landscape is on the brink of transformation with significant commission changes imminent. In our latest video below, "Understanding Real Estate Commission Changes: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know," experts delve into the impact of these shifts starting August 2024.Join Robin Gauthier from NextHome Tidewater Realty as she uncovers what these changes mean alongside experts Melinda Swager and Alicia Rivas. Discover how these alterations will alter the buying and selling processes. Impact on BuyersMelinda Swager highlights the shift where buyers may shoulder agent commissions directly, enhancing transparency but posing new challenges. Learn how this change empowers buyers to negotiate while potentially affecting accessibility for certain buyer demographics.Impact on Sel...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
(Credits: Palmer Harned)Just listed! With over $500,000 in upgrades in just 5 years, this property offers unmatched luxury and comfort, perfectly situated between downtown DC and Loudoun’s wine country.Main LevelThe main level features a fully renovated space with new electrical and plumbing. The high-end kitchen appliances and heated bathroom floors add a touch of elegance. Beautiful 3/4" American Hickory flooring runs throughout.Upper LevelUpstairs, enjoy the extra full bath and convenient washer/dryer. The 3/4" American Hickory flooring continues, and the finished attic space offers additional room. Luxurious touches include a steam shower, marble feature wall, and custom closets.OutsideThe spacious deck with a pergola, hot tub, and firepit surrounded by natural river rock make outdo...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Curious about the housing market's health? Here's the latest:Stable Market with Multiple OffersThe DC metro area remains steady, with homes receiving multiple offers.Luxury Home Prices SlowingWhile luxury prices in Washington DC have slowed, opportunities are still plentiful.Hot Sale in Ashburn, VAA home in Ashburn sold for $200K above asking with over 60 offers!Mixed TrendsSome areas see price reductions, but interest rates are improving.Summer SlowdownDespite the seasonal lull, committed buyers can find great deals!🎥 Watch my video for more insights!For any questions or to discuss buying or selling in today's market, feel free to reach out!   
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Welcome to Indian Lakes, Virginia Beach Hello, I’m Robin Gauthier with NextHome Tidewater Realty, your guide to one of Virginia Beach's most cherished neighborhoods – Indian Lakes. Reach me anytime at 757.739.7754 or via email at Robin@nexthometr.com. Learn more about what I do on my website robinsoldmyhome.com, or schedule a direct appointment with me here.Introduction to Indian Lakes, Virginia BeachIndian Lakes stands out as a large community with a neighborhood pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and more.  Below are the home sales in the past 6 months.Recent Real Estate Trends in Indian Lakes Single-Family Homes: Overview: Recent months have seen vibrant activity in the single-family homes market, with a diverse range of properties. Statistics: The average selling price was $360,000 at...
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By Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
Entering the world of loans can be daunting, whether you're securing a mortgage for your dream home, financing a new car, or funding your education. Amidst the paperwork and financial jargon, your loan officer becomes your guide through the process. They’re not just a figure behind a desk; they're your ally in achieving your financial goals. Always keep the lines of communication open ensuring a smooth and successful lending journey.We are the primary point of contact with the lending institution. We facilitate the loan process, from initial application to closing, and beyond. Their responsibilities include assessing your financial situation, guiding you through available loan options, assisting with paperwork, and ultimately, ensuring that you receive the best possible loan terms tailo...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Discover the Charm of Stonegate: Ideal Living Just Minutes from Great BridgeWelcome to Stonegate, a neighborhood that's highly sought after for its generous yard sizes and serene ambiance. Unlike the bustling city center, Stonegate offers a peaceful living environment that’s still conveniently close to the essentials.Location and AccessibilityOne of Stonegate’s greatest advantages is its proximity to key locations. You can reach the heart of Great Bridge in under five minutes, providing quick access to local shopping, dining, and entertainment. Moreover, the nearby 168 highway is just a 5 to 10-minute drive away, making commutes or trips around the area effortless. This ease of access, combined with the tranquility of the neighborhood, makes Stonegate a perfect balance of convenient and...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Another day, another closed deal! This beautiful home in Alexandria is officially off the market. This cozy home located in Pointe at Park Center is not just about the comfort of its own, but also the transportation convenience and amenities it offers. Here are a few things about this home:This one-storey home offers LVP flooring, an open floor plan with natural lighting, and some brand new quartz countertops and cabinets in its kitchen. Next to the living room is a private balcony with extra storage, and a primary suite with a large walk-in closet which provides more space for storage.Talk about amenities - Pointe at Park Center offers only the best amenities like an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, dog park, basketball court, playground, and grilling stations. A shuttle to Penta...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for a place that combines modern comfort with a touch of elegance? Your search ends here. This top-floor rental property in Alexandria, VA, offers everything you need for a stylish and convenient lifestyle. Let's dive into the details:Main levelExperience the luxury of high ceilings and beautiful Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring. The top floor location ensures peace and privacy. Enjoy a spacious, open floorplan that's bathed in natural light. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a long day. Step out onto your private balcony, complete with extra storage space. Ideal for morning coffee or evening relaxation.Upper levelRetreat to your primary suite, featuring a generous walk-in closet. Plenty of space for your wardrobe and more. Forget about laundromat trips. With an in-uni...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
I've been in a recent event here in Clifton, VA, right between Fairfax and Centerville, which a top producer hosts this $2.5 million house!With a 10-acre land, almost 11,000 square footage, 7 bedrooms and bathrooms, and a serene view, this is what $2.5 mil can get you in Northern Virginia! What do you think about this home right here? Let me know in the comments!
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Are you searching for the perfect place to call home in the Salem High School district? Look no further! In this video, we'll take you on a virtual tour of some fantastic neighborhoods where you can find your dream home without breaking the bank.  There's something for everyone in Indian Lakes, Glenwood, Salem Lakes, and Spence Crossing.Neighborhood Highlights:Indian Lakes:  Enjoy convenient access to parks, shopping centers, and close access to highways.  Single family homes, townhouses and condos in this neighborhood.Glenwood: Experience the charm of Glenwood, where tree-lined streets and welcoming neighbors create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  Single family homes, townhouses and condos in this neighborhood.Salem Lakes: Discover the perfect blend of suburban living and urban conven...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Happy Weekend! With this jam-packed weekend approaching, a lot of people are expecting a whole lot of joy and love. And that's what Anna Sudha Community Kitchens are all about - providing love, happiness and joy through food.As you may all know, I'm actively involved with Anna Sudha and their goal to provide healthy, affordable, freshly cooked food to everyone. From providing meals to those in need to organizing community events, every action counts.With that being said, I encourage everyone to be a part of their mission to spread love through hearty meals that will benefit the needy in our community and beyond. Here's how you can participate:1. VolunteerIt's very simple - contributing to the open pantry, volunteering to make healthy meals, or even making a straight-from-the-heart donat...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Imagine you want to buy the same house you live in now, right in your own neighborhood. Sounds good, right? But here's the thing: could you pay for it in today's market? Well, 59% of them, especially those from the Baby Boomer generation, say they couldn't.Now, let's talk about these folks who are saying no. They've been living in their homes for about 10 years. That's a pretty long time! This isn't just about what's happening right now with the pandemic. It's also about other things like not having a job and the cost of borrowing money, which is called interest rates.So, here's a big question for you: if you bought a house today, do you think you could still pay for it 10 years from now? It's something important to think about in today's housing market.
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Welcome back to our weekly market update, where we take a closer look at the latest happenings in the real estate world. Let's dive right in and see what's been shaking up the scene this week.Contracts on the RiseIt's official - contracts are on the rise, and they're exceeding numbers from last year. For the week ending April 14, new contracts surpassed those from the same week in 2023 by a solid 10.4%. And that's not all - there was a whopping 15.4% jump in new pending contracts compared to just last week.Canceled Listings on the RadarHere's the scoop: canceled listings are spiking, surpassing last year's numbers. With 332 canceled listings in the Bright MLS service area this week, that's a hefty 19.9% surge from the same week last year. Sellers might be hitting pause, waiting for the ...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
🏡 Exciting News for Homebuyers in Chesapeake, VA! 🏡Looking to buy your dream home without breaking the bank? We've got you covered! Melinda Swager, Chandu Nisar, Alicia Rivas, Erika Stewart, and myself have just released a must-watch video highlighting 5 neighborhoods priced under $250,000 in the 23320 zip code.Join us as we take you on an exclusive tour of Creekside, Willow Pointe, Lakewood, Queens Gate, and Harbor Watch. Discover the charm, amenities, and unbeatable value these communities have to offer!But wait, there's more! Stick around until the end for invaluable insights from Brandon Blalock with Southern Trust Mortgage, who breaks down the affordability of a $250,000 home with an FHA loan. Learn how much you need to make to qualify and take the first step towards homeownership ...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA
(Long & Foster)
Fauquier County VA Homes Actively Listed for SaleFind Actively listed homes for sale and real estate in Fauquier County VA and simplify your home hunt search.  Find homes for sale just listed in the MLS, browse MLS listings, find homes that have been reduced in price, or just gauge the market!  Feel free to search for homes for sale in Fauquier Co. Virginia for single-family residential homes! Buying or selling a home or real estate in Fauquier County, please feel free to Contact Me with Any Questions!  As of today, there are 102 actively listed single-family homes for sale in Fauquier County VA. Fauquier County VA Homes for SaleClick Here:  Fauquier County Virginia Homes for Sale    SELLING A HOME CONTACT US!   WATERFRONT     
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA
(Long & Foster)
Caroline County VA Homes Actively Listed for SaleFind Actively listed homes for sale and real estate in Caroline County VA and simplify your home hunt search.  Find homes for sale just listed in the MLS, browse MLS listings, find homes that have been reduced in price, or just gauge the market!  Feel free to search for homes for sale in Caroline Co. Virginia for single-family residential homes! Buying or selling a home or real estate in Caroline County, please feel free to Contact Me with Any Questions!  As of today, there are 66 actively listed single-family homes for sale in Caroline County VA. Caroline County VA Homes for SaleClick Here:  Caroline County Virginia Homes for Sale    SELLING A HOME CONTACT US!   WATERFRONT     
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA
(Long & Foster)
Orange County VA Homes Active ListingsSearch for Active listing homes for sale and real estate in Orange County VA and simplify your home hunt search.  Find single-family homes actively for sale just listed in the MLS, browse MLS listings, find homes that have been reduced in price, or just gauge the market!  Feel free to search for homes for sale in Orange Co. Virginia for single-family residential homes! Buying or selling a home or real estate in Orange County, please feel free to Contact Me with Any Questions! There are currently 90 homes for sale in Orange County VA as of today.Orange County VA Homes for SaleClick Here:  Orange County Virginia Homes for Sale  SELLING A HOME CONTACT US!   WATERFRONT     
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