Fairfax, VA Real Estate News

By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
MyFairfaxRidgeCondo.com Relevant Real Estate Information for the Fairfax Ridge Condo Community INTRODUCTION Its been a while since we updated the stats on Fairfax Ridge. There are still 13 short sales under contract and only 1 has closed in the last 2 months. I can help you if you can no longer make your payments or in a couple months you will not be able to make your payments. Please contact me asap. If you are thinking about buying here in Fairfax Ridge, contact me today and we can set up a time to go look at what is available. There are still some good deals to be had here. As of today (November 6, 2009 11 AM), there are 2 active listings in the MLS and 13 Condos are currently under contract and 0 Condos have sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in ML...
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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.  The 3 TH in the penderbrook area are still on the market. This is expected because they are still overpriced. I have taken multiple buyers by these properties but the homes are priced to high.   There are still some great deals to be had here in Penderbrook.  If you want to look at any of these listings, please contact me. We just listed a short sale condo this week on Tuesday.  We got a buyer 2 days later and are ratifying it tonight.  If you can not make your payments or in the near future will not be able to make your payments anymore.  Contact us TODAY! If you have any questions or would like to find out how m...
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By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
3921 Penderview Dr #1805 This beautiful ground level condo just went on the market today. Private patio off the family room. Amazing amenities! Just seconds to Penderbrook Golf Course and community pool, Fair Oaks, Fair Lakes, Whole Foods, Routes 66/50/29 & Fairfax County Pkwy. Click here to see full listing Sales Price $130,000 - 1 bedroom / 1 bath  
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By Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC
(Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office)
Rates for mortgages are still very low but have increased for the third consecutive week, Rates haven't been this high since about September 2009. The 15 year fixed rate is still in the mid 4's. Here is a link to the Washington Post from today, October 31, 2009.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/29/AR2009102905090.html
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By Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC
(Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office)
This article was from the Washington Examiner dated October 18, 2009. The Principal Daniel Meier is still in office as the Principal presumably until found guilty in a court of law. My only objection is what kind of morals does this teach our youth? Robinson Secondary School is an exceptional high School in one of, if not, the best school systems in the United States. We continually tell our kids not to steal or do drugs, and then this happens...  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime/Teachers_-principals-caught-in-fraud-case-8398445.html
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By Mike Ford
(The Model Home Look)
Modern Style - The streamlined look is in! The contemporary look has gradually worked its way back into the kitchens of many of today’s consumers. Cleaner lines, less ornamentation, lighter paints and a variety of stains seem to be the order of the day. The trend seems to be away from excessively fussy ornamentation. Kitchen trends are featured on www.TheModelHomeLook.com
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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. What does this mean? We have been helping you buy and sell homes in the Penderbrook neighborhood for years. This website is a reflection of our time spent for you. We hope this site allows you to make the best decision as to when is the best time for you to buy or sell. We gets lots of activity on this site and its a very good marketing tool for your home. We have a one bedroom condo in Penderbrook Square coming on the market in 1-2 weeks. This website is the first to know about it. It is in excellent condition and will be listed at $130,000. This translates to $1,150 a month mortgage with $4,550 as your downpaymen...
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By Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC
(Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office)
Walking aroud the Country Club View neighborhood yesterday, I noticed a good bit of activity. Specifically, homeowners were having contractors update their homes. One had just been updated and sold, a nice colonial with five bedrooms and a nice wooded backyard had been recently updated and a new young family with small children had just moved in over the weekend. Diagnally across the street, a home is being renovated either for future sale (A "Coming Soon" sign is in the front yard) or to be inhabited by the current owner. The neighborhood gossip is that the current owners family is moving into the home. If that is the case, then the sign is Likely in the yard to help a realtor friend with advertising. Further down an older couple is having some siding work done on their home. I suspect...
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By Katrina Cantrell
(Capitol Staging LLC)
My children spent the last couple of Halloweens Trick or Treating on Capitol Hill with family and friends. Washingtonians near the Eastern Market area go all out for Halloween, and my kids love the impressive home decorations and elaborate costumes. While the row houses allow for a high rate of candy collection, there are some houses that that are so scary that my youngest son will happily forgo the candy and move on to the next house. Home buyers can be the same way, and will move on to the next house if something scares them away. Here are a few staging tips that can help prevent scaring off home buyers: Clearly Define Each Room Is your dining room being used as an office and is your formal living room now a playroom? If so, switch the room back to its intended purpose otherwise home...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
The buyer was surprised and the sellers were surprised but today my listing in Fairfax went to closing with a 4% assumable loan.  Why the surprise?  Because up until a few days before closing no one thought that Wells Fargo would honor the assumable loan written by Wachovia.  They certainly made it complicated enough.The title company said they had to dust off the instruction book as they hadn't seen an assumable loan in 10 years.  With more FHA loans being written today than in previous years we can all expect to being dealing with the differences between assumable loans and conventional loans for the next few years.Though this home only stayed on the market a few days the assumable loan was a big draw and was a part of what won the buyers over.  Tonight the buyers are in their new hom...
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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 Nothing new happened this week. The only movement was a short sale that was under contract, came back on the market. The buyer must of been tired of waiting and walked away. This happens alot with short sales. Not with our short sales though. We have a system that makes it very unlikely for a buyer to walk. If you need to short sell your home, Contact us today. Interesting Fact: 21 homes under contract right now at Penderbrook. - 11 are short sales, 7 of these are at Penderbrook Sq, 2 at Oxford, 2 are TH. 10 are regular sales, 8 Condos and 2 TH We have a one bedroom condo in Penderbrook Square coming on the market in 1-2 weeks. This website is the fir...
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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 have a one bedroom condo in Penderbrook Square coming on the market in 1-2 weeks. This website is the first to know about it. It is in excellent condition and will be listed at $140,000. If you or someone you know has any interest email me. You can be the first to see it. If you know someone who is behind in the mortgage payments, cant make their mortgage payments, or simply are over there head and do not want to live in their home, but dont think they can sell, have them contact us. We are short sale certified and work with the top short sale law firm in the area. We will get your home sold quickly and much quicker than the average 5 months on the...
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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 We are your Neighborhood Expert for Gates of Fair Lakes As of today (August 14, 2009) There are 3 active listings in MLS and 2 condo that is currently under contract. 1 condos have sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all active listings in MLS: 12817 Fair Briar Ln #12817 - 1bd/1ba (21 DOMP) 4650 Superior Sq - 2bd/2ba (21 DOMP) 4644 Superior Sq - 2bd/2ba (15 DOMP) NEW LISTINGS According to MLS, there was 0 new listings this week. UNDER CONTRACT According to MLS, there is 2 condos under contract. 12844 Fair Briar Ln #12844 - 1bd/1ba 4558 Superior Sq #4558 - 2bd/2ba I will have the final numbers for this once it closes, if it closes. SOLD According to M...
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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 We finally got a short sale pushed through in Cedar Lakes. It had been sometime. Unfortunately this one took close to 205 days. We did not sell this one but I know everything that happened in the situation. Multiple buyers backed out and finally a buyer stuck it out and it sold! We do work with you to sell your home if you mortgage is more than what your home is worth now. We have one of the best law firms to negotiate with the banks. They can almost guarantee it will close 2-4 months. Townhomes still continue to sell quickly in Cedar Lakes. There is very low inventory so that is pushing prices back up for Townhomes also. Contact us today to see if now is a go...
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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,  contact me with any questions. Well we still have the same 2 homes on the market here at Foxfield. They are both short sales and probably not the best scenario to get into unless you have lots of time.   Since our last sales report 1 home came on the market and left in 5 days. This was a regular sale and in excellent shape.  No new homes have sold in last 30 days but 2 of the 4 that are under contract should close soon.  The other 2 are short sales and will take a while. Our last short sale that sold in this community took 4 months.   Contact me if you have any questions As of today (October 6, 2009 11 AM) there is 2 active homes in Foxfield and 4 homes that are cu...
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By Donny Samson Team, Great Service at a Great Price
(Samson Properties)
Looking for some family fun this weekend then be sure to check out the Fall For Fairfax KidsFest.  Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9:00am - 6:00pm Free Admission!!      Enjoy the best that fall has to offer at the 17th annual FALL FOR FAIRFAX KIDSFEST, being held at the Fairfax County Government Center!     Fall For Fairfax is FREE to attend; all entertainment and most programs are also free of charge.  Some activities have a minimal fee to participants, however Fall for Fairfax keeps all activities affordable for event visitors!  Festival Attractions Include:   The Inova Arcade of Health Interactive health-related activities that are both fun and educational! Ellipse and Forum Stages Two entertainment stages, featuring music and dance of Fairfax's diverse community.   Exhibit AreasFeatu...
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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 Less and Less homes are on the market here at Penderbrook.  We do have an abundance of homes under contract, but more than half are short sales thave have been sitting for a while.   We just had one short sale close this past week that took 286 days!!   If you are in over your head with your mortgage or know someone that is.  We have just teamed up with the top law firm in negotiating short sales in the area.  They can almost guarantee they will sell your home in 3 months, once we find a buyer.  Contact me if you have any questions and to see if you qualify.    There is very little credit damage in doing a short sale and it might be in your best inter...
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By Donny Samson Team, Great Service at a Great Price
(Samson Properties)
I've just sold a Single-family property at 13116 Pennypacker Lane in Fairfax.  Come and visit my site to see other properties in that area. If you are interested in looking for or selling your home, please Contact Me. IMMACULATE 4BR/2BA SFH IN GREENBRIAR. BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED BACKYARD WITH GAZEBO, STORAGE SHED, FISH POND AND PATIO. LARGE KITCHEN W/BREAKFAST AREA. MUD/LAUNDRY ROOM. MAIN LEVEL MASTER BEDROOM. PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHOWS. GREAT GREENBRIAR LOCATION. CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS. MINUTES FROM I66, FFX CO PKWY & RT50. SOLD 13116 Pennypacker LaneSingle Family House4 bedrooms2 full/0 partial baths1,512 sqft $399,999Fairfax, VA   Donny and Meredith Samson Samson PropertiesAssociate BrokerNVAR Top ProducerDirect 703-864-48944 1/2% Full Service ListingsCash Back to my ho...
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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 Check out the 2 sales in the last month. One was a short sale that took 4 months to close but this person must have really loved the TH because it got bid well over asking price. Most likely the bank countered with another number and the sellers were willing to go that high. The next one was a bank owned TH that sold at a great price. There are some great deals here at Foxfield, you just have to act fast. Multiple offers are happening on almost every home here. Contact me if you have any questions As of today (September 15, 2009 11 AM) there is 2 active homes in Foxfield and 3 homes that are currently under contract and 5 homes that have sold in the last 30 days. Here's the breakdown of all ...
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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 Ok I am updating this report a couple days early this week. Things have slowed down at Fairfax Ridge. Thats a good sign because the only thing that has been selling here is short sales and bank owned properties. Surprising stat: Only 1 regular sale at Fairfax Ridge this year. There is only 4 condos on the market. 3 of them are short sales and 1 of them is bank owned. The bank owned should be gone anyday now. 2 bedroom. Check out the zip code stats for 22033. 2009 is crushing 2008. Its going to end up being a Great year for home sales.! As of today (September 15, 2009 11 AM), there are 4 active listings in the MLS and 13 Condos are currently under contract and 0 Condos have sold in...
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