Fredericksburg, VA Real Estate News

By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(SAMSON PROPERTIES)
     Awesome News...Home Appraises For Suggested List Price Homeowners in The Village of Idlewild in Fredericksburg Virginia now have something to get excited about. Values are rising! When I sat with the owners of this home, I knew in my heart that I could not allow them to let it go, for what others in the neighborhood had recently sold for. They were told by others they could only get $334,000 at best for their home. My experience and knowledge of what has sold suggested otherwise. I felt that they could get at least $350,000. The reason. In my opinion when a home has upgrades such as hardwood floors on two levels, with additional options such as the butlers pantry, the trey ceilings, double stage crown molding, gas fireplace, upgraded cabinets, all new after market lighting and and ...
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By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(SAMSON PROPERTIES)
  On Monday January 14th, 2013 I listed the home at 1616 Idlewild Blvd in Fredericksburg Virginia For Sale. Just as luck would have the rains came and it rained all week. Finally on Saturday the sun came out and I started receiving calls from agents who wanted to show the home.  A short while after the first scheduled showing the  Buyers Agent called me to say. Peggy the home showed really well, and my client likes it. She is very interested. Please let me know if anyone registers a contract. We have a few more homes to see. Later in the day I received a call from the same agent he said, I am writing an offer right now.  Peggy, I knew it was a good omen, when we pulled up to the home and my client says, "Wow, my initials are on the front door!"       It had to be fate. There is just no ...
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  What’s really nice when You live in an 55+ Active Adult Retirement Community and your sitting in the community center and start talking about someone or something that happened back in the 50’s,60’s or even in the 70’s and everyone at your table knows what you’re talking about.   My wife and I have a family gathering at a restaurant between Fredericksburg and Gainesville once a month with my 2 daughters and a grandson that we raised. The subject of music came up and we started talking about good singers. I mentioned Neil Diamond and got a blank stare from Kevin and his wife Kelly. Now they are both close to 30, college grads and love music. They said to me who is Neil Diamond and what kind of music did he play.   That brought back memories for both my wife and i. I don’t know how many...
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By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(SAMSON PROPERTIES)
On Wednesday January 9th, 2013 late in the afternoon, I received a call from a gentleman who said;  "Peggy, I'm on your blog. And I see that you sold a home in our neighborhood here in The Village of Idlewild in Fredericksburg Virginia and we noticed you were able to get it sold quickly." We were wondering if you could come meet with us and help us figure out what we can sell it for? So we set an appointment for Friday January 11th, 2013. Less than 48 hours from his original call. When I arrived I pulled up in front of the house and snapped this photo. First impressions last a lifetime and well, the outside is perfection. As the owners greeted me in the front foyer, I just smiled. As a listing agent I love when when I walk into a home is move in ready and in showing condition. These hom...
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Where is the MASTER BEDROOM in Falls Run Va an active adult community. Why on the first floor of course ! All of the homes here in Falls Run Va a Del Webb Active adult community have their master bedroom with a nice master bathroom on the first floorIt doesn't matter which floor that was picked. One story, two story, walk out basement, no basement. They all have their master bedroom on the main or first floor.This eliminates having to go up and down stairs With the master bedroom our homes also have a extra large walk-in Closet I've had  many clients say Wow! this is larger than one of my small bedrooms in my present home. Del Webb was very smart in making sure there was plenty of closet space in their master bedrooms. I've never had anybody complain about the master bedroom closets bei...
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By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
What's a Foodie? Well, basically foodies are folks who love good food, are not necessarily gourmets but find all things food - not to mention wine and beer - to be of great interest, from ingredient sourcing to preparation to consumption.  Or as they say at Foode:  Gourmet for the Rest of Us.  This Fredericksburg VA restaurant is not only for foodies, but is for all of us who cherish a well prepared meal in a cozy setting, amidst some unique shops and a strong shot of history, thrown in for good measure.  The folks at Foode have a simple philosophy:  serving the best dishes made with the freshest and cleanest ingredients.  And they support the local community by sourcing 85% of the food they serve from local farms and merchants.  We're talking organic beef, free-range chickens, heirloom...
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You won't believe what the biggest complaint from people in a active adult community is. There's just not enough time in the day. Between spending time with people that I have now become good friends with and all of the activities that I want to do, there's just not enough time in the day. Mornings I may either spend time in our heated olymic sized indoor swimming poolby joining the arobics class or I may just swim on my own. Or maybe I'll join folks out on the tennis courts. Usually there are residents  playing tennis and there's always room for one more. Once I 'm through working out, I can get a coffee or tea and just sit at one of the tables in our main room and enjoy the topic of conversation for the day. There's usually 10-15 people sitting around and just chatting with each other...
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A typical day at the pool in Falls Run, VA, a 55+Active Adult Retirement Community. Water aerobics classes are held every weekday in our heated indoor pool. Every Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning from either 7:30 am or at 9:00 am, you could spend time in our heated 4 lane Olympic size swimming pool with many of our other residents. On Tuesday and Thursday they only have one class at 7:30 am. Many of our residents have told me these classes have become an important part of their life. On Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:00 PM, 2 lanes are reserved for residents taking our strength building classes in the pool. As always with any of our planned activities in our pool, 2 lanes are left open for any residents that want to just swim in our heated pool. Children are allowed to use the pool ...
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  I don't know about other communities. But here in Falls Run by Del Webb an +55 active adult retirement community our residents enjoy a 16,000 sq ft community center with an Olympic-size heated indoor pool plus a Jacuzzi, lighted tennis courts, and an outdoor pool with walking paths throughout the community.  Inside we have a large fitness center (1800 sq ft).  We also have a game room with pool and card tables where you find many of our residents enjoying themselves.  We have a large social room that can be divided into 3 rooms for private use or kept open for our many social functions. Speaking of social functions, Falls Run has 50 different clubs.  We have our own Lions Club, NARFE club, travel club, 18 Red Hat Ladies Clubs and many, many others.  Our residents are always planning o...
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By Dan Rochon, Top Realtor in Northern Virginia
(Greetings Virginia - Keller Williams Realty)
HOMES FOR SALE in Fredericksburg, VA$483,400   131 Sovereign Natalie Walk, Fredericksburg VA 22406   $429,900   350 Spotted Tavern Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22406   $410,000   6601 Broad Creek Overlook, Fredericksburg VA 22407   These properties was listed as of December 4, 2012.  No guarantees can be made that these properties are still actively for sale.  Please ask your real estate professional for an updated status of these properties.
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By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Active Adult 55+ Celebrate Fredericksburg VA Surrounded by conservation land and Cannon Ridge Golf Club - which was named by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 Courses in Virginia - Celebrate is located in the historic Virginia countryside, near Fredericksburg, known for its rich history and quaint downtown area, home to many unique shops and restaurants. The beautiful 30,800 s.f.  Riverside Lodge is the centerpiece of the community, with indoor and outdoor pools, spa, indoor walking track, fitness equipment, tennis and bocce courts, billiards,  a putting green and community fire pit, as well as more than 45 clubs and classes.                 Whatever your housing needs are, Celebrate surely has a floorplan to meet them.  Detached and attached homes, with or without basements, and 1 or 2 ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
HOMES ARE SELLING IN STAFFORD COUNTY IN 2012.   The table below shows homes SOLD in Fredericksburg fromOctober 1 through October 15.  See List Price, Closed Price and the Seller's Subsidy paid for the buyer's closing costs. Call Lenn to tour homes in Stafford County.  We can help! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   City Address ListPrice ClosePrice Subsidy CloseDate Fredericksburg 1031 JULIAN DR $289,900 $290,900 $8,697 1-Oct-12 Fredericksburg 11 WILLOW BRANCH PL $179,000 $181,000 $6,000 3-Oct-12 Fredericksburg 48 AURELIE DR $269,900 $269,900 $8,097 2-Oct-12 Fredericksburg 300 WALNUT DR $169,900 $150,000 $5,000 3-Oct-12 Fredericksburg 477 HOLLYWOOD FARM RD $164,900 $164,000 $4,920 10-Oct-12 Fredericksburg 910 FORBES ST $185,000 $179,000 $5,325 15...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
STAFFORD COUNTY IS LOCATED ALONG ROUTE 95 IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.  A RURAL ATMOSPHERE and located on the shores of the POTOMAC RIVER, you'll love the beauty and value of LUXURY HOMES IN STAFFORD COUNTY VA. EXAMPLES:  Click address for more information about these luxury homes for sale in Stafford County.  To tour these wonderful homes for sale, just call Lenn at 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP! $1,125,000 78 PARTRIDGE LN 7 Bedrooms ,6 full 2 half Baths MLS# ST7929845 STAFFORD ,Zip: 22556 Subdivision: HUNTERS POND Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: Realty World Select Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   $1,099,999 84 WALLER POINT DR 7 Bedrooms ,6 full Baths MLS# ST7831338 STAFFORD ,Zip: 22554 Subdivision: ULY BROOKS Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: Keller Williams Realty Multiple...
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By Heather Frye, Fredericksburg Mortgage - The Frye Team
(Movement Mortgage - Fredericksburg Mortgage)
  So, I was reading through my parenting magazine this morning, and I came across an article that struck me and inspired me!!!   Growing up, my parents did not have a lot of money.  There were 5 children and both of my parents worked full time to make it.  I can remember times when I was a little disappointed as a young child, because I didn’t get that ONE thing I really wanted for my birthday or for Christmas.  I can remember my parents actually breaking the news to me that “there is no Santa” in order to spare my disappointment come Christmas morning because they didn’t have the funds that year to go all out and my 7 year younger sister and 8 year younger brother were still young enough to really be impacted by the loss of Santa (although, looking back I feel like it was probably time...
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By Marcus Rice, Richmond, NOVA, Virginia Beach Area Realtor/Broker
(Equity First Realty )
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By The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Welcome Barnes and Noble to Fredericksburg Barnes and Nobles is coming to Fredericksburg's Central Park, and should be opening Mid-Fall 2012 (sometime near the end of October to the first week of November).  The book retailer sealed a deal on a 10 year lease within over twenty-four thousand square feet.  The book store is going to be a pretty large book store.  The huge book retailer hasn't opened a new location in over a year and the Fredericksburg store will be the first of many.  The bookstore will be located right beside Target and will be right in the heart of Central Park.  I'm not sure about the City of Fredericksburg, but my wife and I are ecstatic about the book store.  We spend A LOT of time in bookstores, and Barnes and Nobles has always been our favorite.  Hope to see you t...
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By The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
The Village of Idlewild is a beautifully designed community that is located conveniently off of I-95.  It's also within minutes of Central Park , the largest shopping center on the East Coast, with more than 200 retailers.  The Village of Idlewild real esate statistics are pretty impressive and continue to be a very sought after community.  Over the past 365 days, there has been 57 homes SOLD in The Village of Idlewild.  There are only 4 homes for sale in the community now that are resale.  You can see the entire list of homes for sale as well as rent here:    Ryan homes are the only builder that is still developing, they currently have 3 different models to choose from.  The prices are starting at $337,000 and are beautifully built.  Here is a quick view of the homes they are building...
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By The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Summer has come to an unexpected end and this brings us to the threshold of Fall and the wonderful holiday season.  Typically this becomes a time in life where most will kick their gym attendance into high gear and will focus on shedding a little of the summer vacation weight.  It's also an awesome opportunity to begin to plan for the plethora of holiday eating that will be coming in just a couple of weeks.  Golds Gym in Fredericksburg, Virginia is one of the nicest gyms I have ever attended.  The gym is only a couple of years old, but the inside is very custom and in excellent shape.  Huge hats off to the ownership and management, as they've done an exceptional job of keeping the "new feel" of the gym alive and the functioning of the gym is also very sharp.  If you're ready to take yo...
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By The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
Welcome to The #1 Source For Fredericksburg Real Estate  The Crews Team of Keller Williams Realty Serves the entire Fredericksburg Region and Surrounding Counties.  With a specific concentration in serving the following communities:  Breckenridge, Crown Grant, Estates of Chancellorsville, Fawn Lake, Fox Point,Fredericksburg City, Fredericksburg, Kingswood,Lee's Crossing, Lee's Hill, Lee's Park, Pelhams Crossing, Ruther Glen, Salem Fields, Spotsylvania,Stuarts Crossing, Summers Landing, The Estates at Lees, The Falls at Lees Parke, and The Villages of Idlewild Fredericksburg Short Sale Homes for Sale Under $250,000 Fredericksburg Short Sale Homes for Sale $250,000 - $500,000 Fredericksburg Short Sale Homes for Sale $500,000 and Above Fredericksburg Foreclosed Homes for Sale Under $200,0...
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By The Crews Team At Keller Williams Realty
(The Crews Team, Keller Williams Realty)
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