Brambleton, VA Real Estate News

By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
The market has stayed pretty steady over the past month, except for the number of active listings on the market.  Statistics below are based on second week in November and December... Active:  November - 67  December - 46                           Sold Last 30 Days:  November - 15  December - 19 Contract Last 30 Days:  November - 22  December - 25 Active Rentals:  November - 24  December - 26 Rented Last 30 Days:  November - 12  December - 16 Active Foreclosures:  November - 4  December - 5 Active Short Sales:  November - 8  December - 10 Vacant Properties:  November - 9  December - 9 This is pretty standard for the winter market.  While there is far less property and buyers actively searching for homes, the buyers that are out searching during the winter months are far more serious - t...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
National Association of Realtors recently release the following report.   They showed that combined sales of single family homes, condos and co-ops increased in EVERY state as compared to the 3rd quarter of last year.  Pretty good sign sellers...so don't believe those that say houses are selling, regardless of what state you live!
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
Hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed time with their families!  Now down to business... As expected, the number of active listing on the market has slowed down as we hit the holiday season.  However, the month of November did have some surprises.  Compared to the last week of September, the last week of November had the following results in 20148... Active Listings - September: 72  November: 49 Sold (30 days) - September: 19  November: 15 Under Contract (30 days) - September: 20  November: 33 Why the number of active properties on the market and settled homes have slowed, serveral properties more properties went under contract in November than October - great news for sellers!  Several buyers are still out there taking advantage of the low interest rates. The rental market has ...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
The answer to this is simple...it depends! I always tell my clients to consult a mortgage lender to go more in depth about questions like these.  I am a Northern Virginia real estate expert, but I let my clients know that I am not an expert in the fields of lending, moving, etc.  I have made several amazing contacts with experts in a variety of different fields to refer my clients to and guarantee they get the sevice they deserve and that I expect. That being said...I do know the basics to help my clients understand these questions during a consultation.  The following are a few things to consider when determining how much to put down on a house. How much do you have in reserves? What is the monthly mortgage insurance associated the respective programs? What are the current interest rat...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
The past several years the image of homeownership has taken a hit.  However, recent surveys show that 64% of the U.S. population still see homeownership as a safe investment and if you look at the ROI over the past 11 years, real estate by far away is still the best long-term investment for your future. With interest rates historically low and houses more affordable that ever, it is a great time to take advantage of the real estate market - especially for first-time homebuyers and investors. Is real estate a good investment?  DEFINITELY!!!  
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
I recently stopped by to talk with Michael Hales, sales representative for Putle Homes at The Overlook at Brambleton.  A recent client of mine closed on a home Pulte home and we were all extremely impressed by the service Mike provided.  They are loving their new home and really enjoyed the first-time home buying process! Putle is a nationwide builder that merged with Centex two years ago.  They are a JD Power New Home Customer Satisfaction winner 5 years in a row and pride themselves on providing a quality home and great service at an affordable price.  Currently at The Overlook at Brambleton they offer: Warren - 1,552 square feet, $299,990 base Avery - 1,738 square feet, $304,990 base Crenshaw - 2,100 square feet, $333,990 base Highcrest - 2,131-2,400 square feet, $355,990 base They h...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
The Brambleton, VA community has several houses that went above and beyond in the community to celebrate Halloween this year...   I hope everyone has fun and safe Halloween!
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
In the spirit of Halloween, I'd like to compare types of sales to costumes that I believe are a good reflection of them.  For Sale By Owner "FSBO" - Ghost: Often overpriced and nearly impossible to find, FSBO's are almost non-existent on the market today.  My guess is people people realize the advantage of using a realtor to market their home.  Short Sales - Jersey Shore Cast: You never know what you're going to get with a short sale.  Though the process is beginning to speed up a little, I still advise a 4-6+ month turnaround time to allow buyers/sellers have the appropriate expectations.    Foreclosure - Inmate/Cop:  Why you can often find foreclosure on the market at discounted prices which can be very exciting...but after you realized what kind of improvement cost the property might...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
As we start to hit the winter months, the real estate market in Loudoun County is beginning to slow down.  As of the second week in October, the number of properties under contract have dropped 29% and sold properties 28% since the August over a 30 day period.  While the number of active properties coming on the market has slowed down, there is still over 1,200 active lisings in Loudoun County.  With fear of future lending changes, interest rates historically low and high possibility of more distressed properties hitting the market in the Spring - depending on your family's situation, it may be worth it to take a shot at staying on the market through the winter months. Currently distressed properties make up 16.7 percent of the market.  It is a great time for investors to attack propert...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
Composed of nearly 2,000 acres of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, Brambleton features eight homebuilders including Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Gulick Group, Miller & Smith, Pulte Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes. Through September of 2011 - there have been 377 homes sold in Brambleton in 2011, consisting of 175 single family homes and 202 townhomes - making Brambleton the 8th best selling community in the U.S. Brambleton offers several amenities (some still in process): Summer Concerts at the Plaza, Family Campouts, Annual Events, Casino Nights Towncenter Including - Sports & Health Club, Movie Theater, Restaurants, Wine Tasting Bar and More Clubhouse for Party Rentals Playgrounds, Four Pools Soccer, Football, Softball, and Baseball ...
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By Lisa Moroniak, SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Certified
(Keller Williams Realty | Northern Virginia | 703.635.0388)
  Home Values and Homes for Sale in BRAMBLETON, ASHBURN, VA 20148 The community of BRAMBLETON is a part of Ashburn, VA 20148 and features a variety of homes at moderate price points.  I've personally enjoyed living among various communities in Loudoun County since 2002 to include Ashburn, South Riding (Chantilly) and in Leesburg - Potomac Station, Lansdowne on the Potomac and Selma Estates.  Loudoun County is a fantastic way to experience a private, rural lifestyle while maintaining close proximity to the DC Metro area.  It's only minutes to the Greenway/Toll Road, Dulles International Airport and all the conveniences to serve the needs of today's active family. BRAMBLETON, ASHBURN is family-friendly with amenities for all to enjoy to include: Bike Trail, Common Grounds, Jog/walk Path, ...
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By Eric Pearson
(Pearson Smith Realty)
Presents 1st Annual Layups in Loudoun Basketball Fundraiser to benefit the Loudoun County Special Olympics! Join us September 24th, 2011 at Briar Woods High School from 6:00-9:00 as Loudoun County almuni basketball players participate in a game to help raise money and awareness for the area's Special Olympics program. The event will consist of some of Loudoun's best former high school basketball players. Halftime will include a scrimmage between Special Olympics players and some of their most cherished coaches and volunteers in the area. Guest speakers, music and more will be provided. Special Olympics in Loudoun serves over 230 athletes in the area. The program is made up of over 150 dedicated volunteers that give their time to train athletes year round and take them to local, regiona...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Another Jan and Steve Bachman Home Sale. 42579 Highgate Terrace #27m Brambleton, Ashburn VA 20148   Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway in Chantilly were the selling agents on this beautiful new construction by Pulte    This two level garage town house condo sports 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is truly decked out. Not only does this home enjoy an array of amenities within the complex itself, it is also has the luxury of the amazing life style available within the Brambleton community. These stacked townhouses are almost sold out. So call us now if this sounds like the place for you.          Always use a Realtor to help you with new construction. It costs you nothing extra. The new home representatives serve the builder. Your Realtor works for you.  This beautifully well built...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
NEW HOME CREDIT FOR HOME BUYERS IN LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA - REBATE 1% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF YOUR NEW HOME REBATED TO YOU AT SETTLEMENT. CREDIT FOR HOME BUYERS IN LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA - JUNE 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2010. EXAMPLE:   Purchase Price Buyer's Credit     $300,000 $3,000 $400,000 $4,000 $500,000 $5,000 $600,000 $6,000 $700,000 $7,000 $800,000 $8,000 $900,000 $9,000 $1,000,000 $10,000         HOMES IN THE $500,000 TO $600,000 PRICE RANGE ELIBIGLE FOR THE HOMEFINDERS.COM, 1% CREDIT - REBATE.  FOR A TOUR OF NEW HOMES IN LOUDOUN COUNTY, CONTACT: Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.   NEW HOME MODEL IN THE $700,000 PRICE RANGE IN ASHBURN.  BUYER'S CREDIT - $7,000 TO $8,000. Click photo for more information.  MLS#: LO7288442  Price: $599,990  Bedrooms: 4  Bathroo...
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By Lenn Harley, Loudoun County VA Real Estate - Homes in Loudoun County, Virginia
(Homefinders.com, Helping home buyers find their way home.)
ASHBURN NEW HOMES FOR SALE $450,000 TO $500,000 IN BRAMBLETON.  1% Homefinders.com New Home Buyers REBATE.  Contact, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.   MLS#: LO7115822  Price: $474,990  Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 2 full  1 half  Garage: Detached  Zip Code: 20148  City, State: ASHBURN, VA  Community: BRAMBLETON  Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: Miller and Smith Homes, Inc.   MLS#: LO7166914  Price: $459,990  Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 3 full  1 half  Garage: Attached  Zip Code: 20148  City, State: ASHBURN, VA  Community: MARTIN'S CHASE  Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
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By PS Ha
(Keller Williams Realty)
Home in Brambleton caught fire yesterday (3/14) afternoon.  Click here for fire department link.  Good news is that no one is hurt.  We should all help out when the owners are ready to return.  This is also a good opportunities to check out insurance policy.   We need to make sure we have adequate protection.  More photos also can be found here.  
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By Donny & Meredith Samson
(Samson Properties)
A New Construction Home closed for my Ashburn Buyer this Friday. 42884 Bittner Square in Ashburn, Virginia settled for $410,000. This new construction is a 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath End Unit Townhouse in the Windermere subdivision of Ashburn and was built by Pulte Homes.  It includes a 3 level extention and upgrades such as hard wood flooring and granite counter tops. If you are interested in looking for a new home please contact me or call me at 703-864-4894. Donny and Meredith SamsonSamson RealtyAssociate BrokerNVAR Top ProducerDirect 703-864-48944 - 4 1/2% Full Service ListingsCash Back to my homebuyershttp://www.dmsamson.com/
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By Donny Samson Team, Great Service at a Great Price
(Samson Properties)
RENTED!!!43225 Highgrove Terrace, Broadlands, Virginia $2,100/Month  Elegant 3 Bedroom, 2.55 Bath End Unit Townhouse. 2 Car Garage. 2400 Sq Ft of Living Space. Large Trex Deck. Hardwood floors and plantation shutters throughout main level. Elegant Living Room & Sep. Dining Room. Gourmet Kitchen with granite, SS appliances, cook top, double wall oven and Breakfast area. Large MBR suite with room darkening blinds, crown moulding and Lux MBA. HW floors in MBR, Berber Carpet t-out rest of upper level. Great Broadlands location w/walking trails, pool, nature center, walk to restaurants and shops. Rent includes basic phone, high speed internet, cable and trash. For more info please visit www.dmsamson.com  
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By Donny & Meredith Samson
(Samson Properties)
This week I ratified a new construction for a Buyer in Ashburn.  This new construction is a 4 Bedroom End Unit Townhouse in the Windermere subdivision of Ashburn and is being built by Pulte Homes.  If you are interested in looking for a new home please call me at 703-864-4894   Donny and Meredith SamsonSamson RealtyAssociate BrokerNVAR Top ProducerDirect 703-864-48944 - 4 1/2% Full Service ListingsCash Back to my homebuyershttp://www.dmsamson.com/  
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By Donny & Meredith Samson
(Samson Properties)
  43901 Thorncroft Terrace, Ashburn, VA, 20148 United States $399,000   MLS# LO6900230 List Date 10/16/2008 Type Town-Home Style 3 Story Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms-Partial 1 Square Footage 2725 Lot Size .08 Age 5 Parking 2 Monthly Condo Fees $95.33             Elegant 3 Bedroom 3.5Bath  2 Car Garage End Unit TH. Located on a quiet dead-end street. Hardwood Floors throughout main level. 9' Ceilings. Eat-in Kitchen  w/42"Cabinets, bay window. Family Room w/gas marble fireplace. Sep Dining Room and Formal Living Room. Luxurious Master Suite w/coffered ceiling, soaking tub, sep. shower. Bedroom Level Laundry Room. Large Deck w/arbor. Walk-out Lower Level  w/spacious Rec Room and 3rd full BA. Great Ashburn location! Wooded asphalt walking trail throughout neighborhood!  
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