All About Virginia Real Estate

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
The world of real estate can be daunting, but with enough preparation, anyone can make the dream of purchasing their first home a reality.  To prepare to buy your first home in Charlottesville, VA, research the real estate market trends in the area. After that, you should contact a mortgage professional who will calculate how much you can spend on a down payment, monthly mortgage, and closing costs. Getting pre-approved for a home loan is essential for a smooth home buying process. Finally, to guide you through the complicated journey of buying your first home, get in touch with an experienced local realtor in Charlottesville. What Is the First Step You Should Take Before Buying a Home for the First Time?  The first thing you should do is learn about the available programs from the stat...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Home may be largest investment. Be smart and Virginia is Buyer's Beware state.Here’s a list of things to consider:🚩Damp or musty smells🚩Visible cracks in the foundation🚩Water stains on the ceiling🚩Sloping floors🚩Doors that won’t fully close🚩Evidence of insect infestation🚩Strong air fresheners🚩Lots of homes for sale on the same street🚩Standing water in the yardWant more tips about buying or selling a home? Let's talk and check the right options for you! Call me at 703-625-4949 or visit www.RituDesai.com for more.#RituDesai #fairfaxcountyva #loudouncountyrealestate #buyingfirsthome #inspection #Soldbyritu 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Just one more day towards the weekend! Going to bars and to the movies is nice and all to hang out with your friends and family this coming Saturday, but why not check this beautiful city and what it has to offer for a change? I am, of course, talking about Manassas, VA!Known for its Civil War history, the city of Manassas has a lot of landmarks and places to offer when it comes to sightseeing and a bit of a teaser about what it's like in the past. For starters, you may check out these places:- Liberia House Historic Site - Ben Lomond Historic Site - Mayfield Civil War Fort - Cannon Branch Fort - Manassas National Battlefield Park - Bull Run Regional Park - Signal Hill Park There are more places to cover in this city so make sure to watch out for part 2! 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
What keeps me motivated as a realtor for two decades is when my clients are happy with the services and knowledge I provide. Thank you so much for the kind words, Dharini! It's been a pleasure doing business with you. Cheers for more in the future! 🥂"Ritu is awesome and we are very happy that we chose her as our realtor. She is extremely good with communication and we feel like we are well informed throughout the entire selling and buying process. We will use her again for our real estate needs in the future."- Dharini G.Want to have the best real estate experience that you'll ever get in the Northern Virginia area? Let's talk about your options and more today!
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
What a beautiful Monday it really is! With lots of big tech companies moving to Northern Virginia (video about that in the coming days), a lot of job opportunities are opening up! If you're one of those people who are looking for a home in NoVA for an overall lifestyle change, job offers, or just looking for a place to move up or settle down, this is your sign!This home at 22452 Alewife Ter, Ashburn, VA just got listed! With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 2 car garage, it sure has a lot of customization options that you can ever dream of. Not only that, but also check out the gourmet kitchen with fine cabinets, enormous island and stainless steel appliances!In the primary suite lies a luxuriously upgraded primary ensuite bath, with more spacious secondary bedrooms along the way. More living ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Speculations regarding the market shift in the Northern Virginia housing market are increasing one after another. What is really happening in the housing market in the DMV area? Let's talk about it in this week's Northern Virginia Housing Market Report! Check out the video for a quick rundown and what's going on with the DMV real estate situation above!Do you have any questions or additional concerns regarding the housing market situation in Northern Virginia? Or maybe want to sell a home (which is the best option to do in today's market) and want to know what your options are? Let's talk about it! Call me at 703-625-4949 or visit my website at www.RituDesai.com for more.
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
State Wide Realty Co:Farmville VA50 Years in 52 Weeks: Week 18 Subdivisions:  A fascinating fact about State Wide Realty Co is that our agents over the years have developed a multitude of subdivisions in our service area. They range from waterfront, larger recreational tracts, smaller building lots and everything in between. An example of the subdivisions developed by State Wide Realty agents include:Call State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or visitwww.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 East Third StFarmville, VA 23901434-392-6163www.VaStateWideRealty.com 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
May the Fourth be with you! A lot of you have been asking if the market has shifted, what it means to home buyers and sellers, and what lies in the future with the current market state. Worry no more, as we'll talk about it in today's video!Current Market StateThis week's market is an indication of a shift. Yes, you read that right, from the looks of it the market is shifting at this point. We have seen some softness in the DMV area when it comes to the house prices.For buyersWhile there is an anticipated market shift that's happening at the moment, don't get too excited because there are still some areas where we are facing some multiple offer challenges. It's important to understand what's going on in the marketplace. While we are not seeing 12 to 14 home offer escalation at the momen...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
State Wide Realty Co: Farmville VA50 Years in 52 Weeks-Week 17 Our Website offers a way to search all of our active listings, gives you contact information for each of our agents provides helpful information about the community and more. Stop by www.VaStateWideRealty.com today and take a look around.Call State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or visitwww.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 East Third StFarmville, VA 23901434-392-6163www.VaStateWideRealty.com 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Thank you so much for the kind words! What a great start of the week it is. 😊"Ritu did a fabulous work in getting us our first home. We stepped in as a home buyer in extremely competitive seller’s market, but Ritu made the entire experience "Easy". Ritu is knowledgeable, Competent, professional, has great attention for detail and understood very well our requirement in entire house buying process. She kept us informed on every step right from starting of home search to final process of closing. Ritu was always responsive and able to keep us on track throughout our process. She is not only our great realtor but we found a good friend as well. We highly recommend her. Thank you."- Bharat C.Do you have any questions on how you can buy or sell a home? Want to be the next one writing a revie...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
State Wide Realty Co:Farmville VA50 Years in 52 Weeks-Wk 16Looking to Settle in South Central VA?Call State Wide Realty Co the Companythat Has Seen It All at 434-392-6163 or visitwww.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 E Third StFarmville, VA 23901434-392-6163www.VaStateWideRealty.com 
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Mount Pleasant Heights is located in the Hickory area of Chesapeake.  This neighborhood was built in the 1980's.  There are approximately 247 single family homes in this neighborhood with the average size being 1884 square feet and the average yard being on .3 acre.  Albemarle Colony and Poplar Ridge are nearby neighborhoods.  The children in this neighborhood attend Butts Road Primary, Butts Road Intermediate, Hickory Middle, and Hickory High schools. There is currently only one home for sale in Mt. Pleasant Heights at 804 Glenda Crescent.  $409,900 904 Glenda Crescent Chesapeake, VA 23322 Acres: 0.3Space: 2006Beds: 4Baths: 2  There are currently three homes pending closing in Mt. Pleasant Heights at 945 Nugent Drive, 708 Erik Paul Drive and 901 Lela Lane. $460,000 945 Nugent Drive Che...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for a home in Herndon, VA? Get ready to sing with the Ace of Base as this is THE SIGN! Come and don’t pass on this opportunity to be a new homeowner in Northern Virginia! 📍 2542 Terra Cotta Cir ✅ Freshly Painted Rooms ✅ Formal Living & Dining Room combo ✅ Primary Suite Offers: Private Bath with Double Vanities, Large Soaking Tub, and a Separate Shower ✅ Two additional oversized bedrooms and a full bath off hallway ✅ Walking Distance from Silver Line metro, Dulles Toll Road, 28, Fairfax County Parkway, Reston, Dining, Shopping & more! 📲 703-625-4949 to schedule a private showing!#HerndonVA #northernvirginia #ritudesai #samsonproperties #ListingAgent #propertysale 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
NEW CONSTRUCTION ALERT! Not just one, not two, but SIX NEW CONSTRUCTION in Northern Virginia is now up for grabs!You'll definitely have a lot of options with about 5-12 designs to choose from for each neighborhood! Check these neighborhoods out: 1. Belmont Bay by Miller & Smith (Woodbridge, VA) 3-4 Beds 2-3 Baths 1 Half Bath 2-Car Garage 2,700+ Sq. Ft. $659,000 above 2. Coming Soon: Montebello by Del Webb (Sterling, VA) 8 designs  2-4 Beds 2-4 Baths 1-2 Car Garage Starts at 1,400+ Sq. Ft. 3. Regency at Belmont by Toll Brothers (Ashburn, VA) 3-4 Beds 3 Baths 1 Half Bath 2- Car Garages  4 Stories 2,900+ Sq. Ft. 4. Carter's Mill by Del Webb (Haymarket, VA) 8 Designs 2-5 Beds 2-4 Baths 1-2 Car Garages  Starting at $524,990 5. Cadence at Lansdowne by Brookfield Residential (Lansdowne, VA) 12...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Whether you are a Christian or not, we all love the celebration of Easter. Starting as a story of sacrifice and salvation, Easter does give a message of hope and new beginnings. Without further ado, here are five countries around the world and how they celebrate Easter!1. PolandPoland loves going all out for easter. It all starts on Palm Sunday, where people would buy dried palms which lives up to its name. On Easter Monday, however, instead of just having the dyed eggs like in most countries, they make it in a very intricate flowery design called Pisanki. 2. ItalyScoppio del Carro is a Florence tradition in which white oxen pull a centuries-old cart to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. The archbishop releases a mechanical dove into the carriage after mass, which explodes in a stun...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
We've all seen it, adored it, and played egg hunting all revolving to this adorable yet notorious creature -- the Easter Bunny and its eggs. However, we probably don't know much about it and where it came from... until today! Today, we'll be talking about the Easter Bunny, where and when the tradition came from, and what's up with those eggs that this bunny "lay" every Easter.Guten Tag, says the OsterhaseThe famous Easter Bunny came from Germany. Called the Osterhase (occasionally spelled Oschter Haws), this fictional bunny has been a part of the German tradition a long time ago. The said bunny allegedly lays eggs, where children would usually make nests for the bunnies to lay their colorful eggs on. This has been going on for a while, until some German immigrants settled in Pennsylvani...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Bit of a throwback here from last week, but this is so important that you can't miss it! This is the Weekly Real Estate Market Report of April Week 2!Inflation was such a hot topic from last week, as the snowball continues. There were some new construction lately (check out Metro Walk at Moorefield Station and Hillside at Broadlands) which helps the inventory, but competition is still very tight.My tip for the buyers -- this is STILL an opportunity market. If you're thinking about buying that home, go for it! Go get those contingencies which you haven't been getting in the past two years! I repeat: If you're a buyer, THIS. IS. IT.If you're a home seller, go ahead and list that home! Take advantage of the inventory -- this is the best time to sell your home fast and with lots of good off...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
State Wide Realty Co:Market SnapshotPrince Edward Co VAMarch 2022Here is how the month of March 2022 played out for residential and land sales in South Central Association of Realtors for Prince Edward Co versus March of 2021.   Residential 2022 2021 Average Days on Market 90 70 Average List Price $253,476 $296,224 Median List Price $239,000 $279,900 # of Solds 17 17 Average Selling Price $247,229 $292,253 Median Selling Price $238,000 $276,000 *Information provided by South Central Association of Realtors-Navica MLS System*  Land 2022 2021 Average Days on Market 140 2,985 Average List Price $79,488 $48,038 Median List Price $84,450 $18,900 # of Solds 4 13 Average Selling Price $71,623 $39,608 Median Selling Price $71,250 $39,608 *Information provided by South Central Association of Rea...
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By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
Wallace, I believe it was about ten years that you provided management services for us.  I feel that except for our encounter with Phil Sims brother-in- law it was a smooth operation.  I believe you were not involved with that but it prompted us to hire you. I just want to thank you for your management of our property.  You are excellent in your communication, obvious skill and  your care of us and the tenants. Thank you for all you provided. David Eubanks The resident I put into the Eubanks' townhome several years ago, purchased it last month...a true win-win for everyone
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Cheshire Forest is located in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake.  This neighborhood consists of approximately 460 single family homes built in the late 1980's to the late 1990's with the median size of a home being around 2,800 square feet.   Foxgate Quarter and Southern Pines are nearby neighborhoods.  The children in this neighborhood attend Great Bridge Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High schools.  The two homes below are on the market in Cheshire Forest.  $624,900 513 Yorkshire Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322 Space: 3470Beds: 5Baths: 4   $530,000 909 Keeling Drive Chesapeake, VA 23322 Acres: 0.29Space: 2752Beds: 4Baths: 2  In the past year 24 homes have sold in Cheshire Forest.  The median market time is 14 days and the median sales price is $492,500.I am eager to sell more homes in...
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