Fairfax, VA Real Estate News

By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Greenbriar homes for sale, Homes for Sale in Greenbriar, Fairfax, Virginia Greenbriar Homes For Sale: HomesbyBachman   Sam: I am thinking about selling my home in the Greenbriar subdivision of Fairfax County. Do have have any tips for getting it ready to show and sell? Steve Bachman: Sam, here is a short video with our thoughts on the subject. The concepts hold true for Greenbriar or anywhere else for that matter: click here to view. Clean, neat, and neutral without being crowded with too much furniture are the main keys to making a positive impression on prospective home buyers. Organizing your home for showing is different than organizing your home for living. For example... we have too much furniture in our home for selling and showing. We have pieces from my parents, grandparents ...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Wonder what homes are selling in Fairfax VA in November 2009?  It is interesting to look up the Fairfax VA real estate statistics and plot the sales for single family detached homes. Most agents will not break down the numbers, but I do!  Agents that do not understand Fairfax VA real estate statistics and the importance of the numbers try to dismiss them.  That is sad because too many persons stay uninformed and miss the big picture.  I like to inform my clients of the current trends. It has been said the most important thing in real estate is "Location, Location, Location!"  I think this set of Fairfax VA real estate statistics confirms a lot of this.  Most of the sales are either inside the Beltway or very close or accessible to it.  In this report, I used only Fairfax VA single famil...
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By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
As a very young child, I don't think many of us in the real estate profession envisioned ourselves as Realtors.  Maybe the child of a Realtor plays the I've-got-a-great-house-to-show-you game, or negotiates contracts with their dolls.  That wasn't me.  I was raised the first born of two middle class government workers.   Dad worked as a statistican for the Department of the Army and Mom was an adminstrative assistant in the Fairfax City Courthouse.  I really didn't understand either of their jobs.  So when I think back to my early childhood aspirations, it was always a teacher or nurse. As I matured into a young adult, my aspirations turned to broadcasting.  Radio broadcasting.  Forget the fact that I was shy beyond belief.  I ventured into a Speech Communication program at George Mason...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyFairfaxCountyRealEstate.com  October 2009 Fairfax Real Estate Market Report Single Family Homes Fairfax Sold Fairfax Homes in October 2009: 49 homes Average Sold Price: $527,726 Median Sold Price: $508,000 Homes sold for about: 97.5% of asking price Average Days on Market: 45 days  Out of the 49 Fairfax home sales in October - 10 (20%) were distressed (foreclosure, bank owned, short sale).Townhomes in Fairfax Sold Fairfax Townhomes in October 2009: 59 homes Average Sold Price: $399,637 Median Sold Price: $389,000 Homes sold for about 99.7% of asking price Average Days on Market: 36 days Out of the 59 Fairfax townhomes that sold in October - 19 (32%) were distressed (foreclosure, bank owned, short sale). Condos in Fairfax Sold Fairfax Condos in October 2009: 34 homes Average Sold Price...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyFairRidgeHome.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Fair Ridge Townhome Community INTRODUCTION I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their family and friends! As of today (November 27, 2009 10 AM) there is 1 active home in Fair Ridge and 3 homes that are currently under contract and 1 homes that has sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS: Townhomes- 1 NEW LISTINGS According to MLS, there was 0 new listing this week. UNDER CONTRACT 12304 Fort Buffalo Cir #467 - 1bd/1ba (48 DOMP) 4237 Fox Lake Dr - 3bd/4ba (9 DOMP) 12315 Field Lark Ct - 4bd/4ba (24DOMP) I will have the final numbers for these once they close SOLD According to MLS, 1 homes has sold in the last 30 days . 4133 Meadow Field Ct - 3bd/4ba (2DOMP) Regular Sale Asking Price -...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyCedarLakesHome.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Cedar Lakes Condo & Townhome Community in Fairfax, VA INTRODUCTION I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their family and friends ! As of today (November 27, 2009 11 AM) there is 1 active home in Cedar Lakes and 6 homes that are currently under contract and 2 homes that have sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS: Condos- 1 Cedar Lakes -0 Cedar Lakes A - 1 Townhomes- 0 NEW LISTINGS According to MLS, there was 0 new listings this week. UNDER CONTRACT According to MLS, there is 3 townhomes and 3 condos under contract Condos 4215 Mozard Bridage Ln #35 - (54 DOMP) 2bd/2ba 4210X Mozart Brigade Ln #4210X - (9 DOMP) 2bd/2ba 4215 Mozart Brigade Ln #32 - (13 DOMP) 2bd/2ba TH 4328 Sutler Hi...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
My PenderbrookHome.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Penderbrook Community of Townhomes and Condos in Fairfax, VA INTRODUCTION I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!! If you have any questions or would like to find out how much your home would sell for right now Contact me As of today (November 27, 2009 11 AM) there are 20 active homes in Penderbrook and 16 homes that are currently under contract and 8 homes that have sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS: Townhomes- 5 active 5 regular sales Condos - 15 active 1 bedroom condos - 3 2 bedroom condos - 9 3 bedroom condos - 3 Heights at Penderbrook (Condo/Townhome) - 6 condos Penderbrook Square (Condos)- 7 condos NEW LISTINGS According to MLS, there was 1 new listi...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
Relevant Real Estate Information for the Foxfield Townhome Community in Fairfax, VA INTRODUCTION Your Neighborhood Expert! This is one of the top communities in Fairfax for first time home buyers who want to buy a TH. They are great sizes for a starter home and even better sale prices in low 300's Contact me if you are thinking about buying or selling here in Foxfield. We have been helping this community for years and can give you a competitive edge. As of today (November 25, 2009 11 AM) there are 3 active homes in Foxfield and 3 homes that are currently under contract and 2 homes that has sold in the last 60 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS: Townhomes- 3 active (One Short Sales) 13312 Hound Run Dr (46 DOMP) 3702 Keefer Ct (46 DOMP) 3922 Kernstown Ct (1 DOMP) NEW...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyGatesofFairLakesCondo.com Relevant Real Estate Information for Gates of Fair Lakes . A gated condo community. INTRODUCTION Buyers: Interest rates continue to stay very low. If they go up like they might in early 2010. It could increase your payments by as much as $200 a month. Sellers: Most people selling now at Gates of Fair Lakes are short sales. If you no longer can make your payments or do not want to make your payments and cant sell. Contact us. We can get your property sold in much less time than the current short sales are taking. Contact us to see if Short sale is a good option for you. As of today (November 25, 2009) There are 4 active listings in MLS and 4 condos that are currently under contract. 4 condos have sold in the last 60 days. Here's the breakdown of all active lis...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyFairfaxRidgeCondo.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Fairfax Ridge Condo Community INTRODUCTION Buyers: Interest rates continue to stay very low. If they go up like they might in early 2010. It could increase your payments by as much as $200 a month. Sellers: Most people selling now at Fairfax Ridge are short sales. If you no longer can make your payments or do not want to make your payments and cant sell. Contact us. We can get your property sold in much less time than the current short sales are taking. Contact us to see if Short sale is a good option for you. As of today (November 25, 2009 11 AM), there are 2 active listings in the MLS and 15 Condos are currently under contract and 2 Condos have sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS:...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Are you interested in buying or selling Fairfax real estate or Fairfax VA homes for sale? Do you want to know what other persons are buying?  Before you buy a home, condo or town home in Fairfax VA perhaps it is wise to first understand what is in demand - that means what are other home buyers are buying in Fairfax VA!  When buying a home Fairfax VA the most interesting to note the current Fairfax real estate trends. Since real estate is local... it is important to identify the type of homes in Fairfax VA that are selling. It is a smart thing to do especially if you want to protect your investment.   The homes that are selling in Fairfax VA County far faster than anything else are 4+ bedroom homes. They are the most sought after, and then followed by the 3 bedroom units. Over the years ...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Fairfax VA Real Estate Report - November Home Sales in Fairfax Virginia - Average Home Sales Prices Drop of -25.6% Compared to Same Sale Period in October 2005.  Fairfax VA Homes Price Average of Home Sale Price Trend seems to have leveled out in this Fairfax Virginia Real Estate Market Report.    This 5 year comparison of average Fairfax Virginia homes sales price chart based on MRIS Data* was created to allow better comprehension of Fairfax Virginia Homes sales price trends. The Fairfax Real Estate market has changed and we all need to know what is occurring.  Fairfax's average price of sold homes in October 2009 - compared to previous Octobers goin gback 5 years to 2005 when the Average sold price in November was $557,701.  In October of 2009 the Average Sold price for homes in Fairf...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!  While the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy (which is a beverage in our house) are all worth the long day in the kitchen, what I get up for on Thanksgiving Day morning is The Parade.  It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it.    I remember as a little girl my Dad took me and my brother Thomas to his office to view the parade in 1956.  My brother was probably four at the time and the subways were jammed coming and going with all the other parade attendees. Dad's office building in Manhattan looked down on the parade route.  It was a cold, windy day because Dad carried my brother and I walked behind him, holding on to his coat trying to cut our way through the crowds.   My Mom dressed us as though we were visiting the White House.  We had on our finest ou...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Fairfax VA Real Estate Market Report - October 2009 for Fairfax Virginia Real Estate. MRIS our MLS was just realeased the mosst recent data for Fairfax VA Homes sales on November 10, 2009 and it includes statistics for Fairfax Homes Sold in October 2009.  I created a trends graph from that data and compared it to same time frames in October 2005-2009.  These Fairfax VA homes sales reports are always very insightful to determine sales and marketing trends.  It deals with only homes sold in October.  This is a better way to explain what is happening in our Fairfax VA real estate market.  Instead of looking month to month, more often than not we need to take a step back and view the trends for  the same time period.  In October 2009 there were 1203 home sold in Fairfax Virginia.  Again thi...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Ever wonder where the detached single family homes are selling in Fairfax VA in October 2009?  Most persons that are interested in buying or selling never bother to look up the Fairfax VA real estate statistics and try to make sense of them. Agents that do not understand Fairfax VA real estate statistics and the importance of the numbers try to dismiss them or ignore them.  That is sad because too many persons stay uninformed and miss the big picture.  I like my clients informed of the current trends. It has been said the most important thing in real estate is "Location, Location, Location!"  I think this set of Fairfax VA real estate statistics confirms a lot of this.  Most of the sales are either inside the Beltway or very close or accessible to it.  In this report, I used only Fairfa...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
I first entered real estate in 1988 (See bumper sticker from that era which read:  "If you bought in '88, I CAN'T HELP YOU!")  I was with Merrill Lynch at the time in the Fair Oaks office and I promise you they turned a pumpkin into a real brain.  I remember going to several mortgage corporations for intense training as though I were becoming not a REALTOR but a loan officer.  I knew just about everything the 10% of my working brain could hold.  The Scarecrow and Dorothy were so proud of me!  Subsequent to the 1980's blip in real estate, I was only too thrilled to hand the mortgage planning over to trusted loan officers with whom I work as the programs became more complex and personalized for each client's needs.   Scroll down to the other day.  I was in a continuing education course ab...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
My PenderbrookHome.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Penderbrook Community of Townhomes and Condos in Fairfax, VA INTRODUCTION We are your neighborhood specialist. We had 5 new listings this week and 4 homes that sold. Our short sale listing in Penderbrook Square went under contract in 3 days !! There is still alot of activity at Penderbrook. The TH are still overpriced but a few are starting to come down to market level. The new condo conversions are surprising in that they are selling for a lot more than they should, you can buy the same condo for 40k less. I dont know why anyone would want to pay more. But people are still doing it. The smaller TH are selling quickly and the Heights of Penderbrook. We are continuing to help those whose home is below market value. They eith...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyFairRidgeHome.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Fair Ridge Townhome Community INTRODUCTION Its been a while since we have had a bank owned or short sale here in the Fair Ridge community. This is helping the community out alot. Sales prices are starting to come up. Days on the market are way down here at Fair Ridge and its usually only taking 1-2 weeks to sell your home if its priced right. If you are thinking about selling, contact us today so we can get you the most money for your home. As of today (November 16, 2009 10 AM) there is 1 active home in Fair Ridge and 4 homes that are currently under contract and 1 homes that has sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS: Townhomes- 1 NEW LISTINGS According to MLS, there was 1 new listing thi...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
I remember being over my grandmother's house and smelling the black, moist, mushroomy scent of her earthen basement when she'd open the cellar doors out into the yard on a breezy day.  She loved to bake coconut cake and I can still smell it as she toasted the white flakes before letting them rain through her fingers all over the icing.  Marcel Proust would immediately recall his aunt's home in Combray, France the moment he'd savor a morsel of madeleine cake. The scent of pine and chalk always reminds me of my early school days as I often slapped the board erasers together in the school yard for the teacher.  When I smell lavender soap, I recall the craze of days gone by when everyone doused themselves in everything English when the Beatles were in their prime. Sorry, but the scent of th...
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By Thomas Merical, "From House to Home"
(Keller Williams Realty Dulles)
Thomas Merical http://www.mynvahomes.com/ http://www.findahomesellahomenow.com/ Blog@MyNvaHomes.com
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