Leesburg, VA Real Estate News

By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
NEW HOMES IN LEESBURG - BUILD TO SUIT - PRICED RIGHT - BUYER REBATE! Builders have lowered prices in the past 30 days.  Not a surprise.  It's September and they need to get homes under contract for their "end of year" stats.  This is a little known but important marketing dynamic.  The builders' "end of year" numbers are important when they do their budgets for construction financing, advertising, staffing, etc. for the coming year. IT'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A WONDERFUL NEW HOMEand get a good price with some incentives.  Also, remember, with new homes in Loudoun County, you, the buyer will always qualify for a Homefinders.com New Home Buyer's REBATE, which is approx. 1% of the purchase price.  That's real money folks that you can use for furniture, moving expenses, or anything you wi...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
                                      LENN HAD AN ADVENTURE BUYING A SEWING MACHINE SHOPPING FOR A SEWING MACHINE IN LEESBURG VIRGINIA.  A STITCH IN TIME AND THE JEANS WILL FIT. A PREDICAMENT WITH WHICH MANY WOMEN and a few men WILL IDENTIFY is. . . . They just don't make jeans to fit me.  A matter with which I've always struggled is that "off the rack" clothes rarely really fit.  We just make do.  What's the problem, you ask??  HA!  If the waist fits, the hips do not.  If the hips fit, the waist does not.  Further, if the hips fit, the "straight leg jeans" are no longer straight, they are baggy.  WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?  Get a sewing machine and alter the dang things!   So, I did.  However, although I sewed a lot many years ago, I haven't for years and it was like a new adventure.  For on...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
CARPETS & RUGS in LEESBURG VIRGINIA - MY FAVORITE RUG SHOP is A & M Carpet & Rugs I love rugs.  Not carpets, rugs.  I love Persian Rugs.  I love Chinese Rugs.  I love Mexican rugs.  I love Scandinavian rugs.  I just plain love rugs.  The day I closed on my home on February 28, 2006, while waiting for the lender's package, I found a wonderful rug store in Leesburg.  I parked in that parking lot because there was a coffee shop where I could read for an hour or so waiting for my loan docs to arrive.  However, next door was the A & M Carpet & Rugs.  I had an adventure in rug purchases.  I love shopping local businesses and services.  My visit to A & M Carpet & Rugs that day was an adventure.  I've had several adventures there since.  I believe I have 8 or 9 rugs from that lovely shop in Lee...
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By Vicky Chrisner
(Fieldstone Real Estate)
First Friday events are held in downtown Leesburg on the first Friday of each month. On these nights, 35 different specialty shops and businesses stay open until 9:30 offering various types of entertainment.Each month, scheduled entertainment is posted at http://www.firstfriday.com/. The entertainment varies, but usually includes many choices for art galleries, live music, wine tastings and more. In August, my husband and I went and took the kids (ages 3 and 6). We grabbed a light dinner at the historic Georgetown Cafe and headed to the Last Ham Standing, a regulary scheduled monthly improv comedy show at Tally Ho Theatre...and yes, it is family friendly. It was hysterical... although I admit that my children kept waiting for the movie to come on. (They really didn't understand why we w...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
LEESBURG OPTOMETRIST, EYE GLASSES, EYE EXAMINATIONS IN LOUDOUN COUNTY VA and more with convenience and friendly services in Loudoun County. eye glasses * eye exams * opthometrist * vision care * sun glasses * reading glasses  vision rehabilitation * driving glasses * designer frames  Sometimes you just have to upgrade, whether it be a home, a vehicle, the landscaping, your wardrobe or your eyeglasses.  NECESSITY OFTEN DRIVES SHOPPING.  For me, I needed a new pair of shooting glasses.  I've been using my driving glasses because they were designed for distance viewing.  Sadly, the rims of the driving glasses tend to hit the gun stock.  Not good.  While I'm not required to use driving glasses since I passed the eye exam performed to renew my driver's license and the Motor Vehicle Administr...
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By Vicky Chrisner
(Fieldstone Real Estate)
With all the local summer camp options in Loudoun, it's nice for kids to try various activities. It keeps the summer interesting and keeps them constantly learning, sampling different activities that may (or may not) be of longer term interest to them. After horseback riding camp, I enrolled my 6 year old daughter (Rachael) in a Cheerleading Camp with DMB Sports, which was held at the National Conference Center on the east side of Leesburg. The first day, Rachael was a little apprehensive since she didn't know anyone there, but she quickly made new friends, and found a few kids that she knew from other local activities. And, she fell in love with her camp staffers, especially Lauren who she said reminded her of me. (Isn't that sweet?) The two weeks there were ones she'll remember for a ...
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By Tanya Spotts, Realtor, The Spotts Team, Northern Virginia
(Long & Foster Realtors)
              Spotlight on Leesburg  One thing high on my daughter's priority list before leaving for her first year at college was to care of this "growth" that came, believe it or not, from getting her eyebrows waxed at a nail salon.  Apparently they had the wax too hot which burned the delicate skin on her brow. As time passed, she noticed a bump forming.  Now two years later, she demanded to have it removed before she went off to college. I know you're wondering how all this leads to lunch in Leesburg and my discovery of a great little spot for lunch and dinner in Leesburg.  Anyway, we ended up at The Wine Kitchen for an outstanding meal.      It was perfect for us since Kea and I prefer smaller portions that wow our taste buds over the usual larger American servings.   Here we are ...
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By Sue Pirrone
(Pirrones Graphic Designs)
The Leesburg Animal Park is a great place to bring the family for affordable entertainment. Located just off of route 15 in Leesburg, there are pony rides, giant tortoises, lemurs, safari wagon rides and much more on 21 acres of fun.  Feed the fish as the pond.....or feed the exotic parrots!! Leesburg Animal Park opened in the Spring of 2000. The Park is owned by Bob and Shirley Johnson who owned and operated the famous Reston Animal Park on Hunter Mill Rd in Reston from 1980 through 1999. April-September Park Hours:OPEN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY10am-3pmOPEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY10am-5pmCLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE ANNOUNCEDPlease call 703-433-0002-- 19270 James Monroe Highway -- Leesburg, VA 20175  Hours are subject to change without notice.
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
LEESBURG VIRGINIA HEALTH CLUB OFFERS CIRCUIT TRAINING, YOGA, WEIGHT TRAINING, AEROBICS and MORE.   COME ON OUT AND GET FIT WITH LENN.  3-4 days a week will do it.  The circuit has a machine or two for every muscle in the body.   Fitness First is just 30 minutes from my home in Lovettsville and I can get in a good early morning work-out before my phone starts ringing.  Get a trainer.  Jennifer Bilek  is my trainer and she plans and supervises my work-outs.  FITNESS FIRST - LEESBURG 703-771-4900532 East Market StLeesburg, VA 20176 This post dedicated to Connie Harvey who inspired me to find a good trainer, join the gym and add to my routines at home.  FITNESS CIRCUIT - A machine for every muscle.         A machine for every muscle in the old body.                        P U S H !    P U S...
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By Kim Curran
(RE/MAX Unlimited of Northern Virginia)
  Public Auction Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2009   Location: Tillett's Auction Barn Belmont Ridge Rd Ashburn, VA 20148  Tillett and Damewood Auctioneers   (703) 303-4760 (540) 668-6179   Tillett and Damewood Web Page Damewood1@aol.com  Tillett and Damewood Auctioneers   Estate Auction  9:30 a.m.   August 8th, 2009 Directions: From Leesburg, VA, take Rt.7 East, approximately 5 miles to Rt.659 Belmont Ridge Road. Turn right onto Belmont Ridge Road and go approximately 5 miles to Tillett's Auction Barn on left. Or, from Dulles Greenway, take Exit 4 Belmont Ridge Road. Go South on Rt. 659 Belmont Ridge Road, towards the water towers to Tillett's Auction Barn on left. We will sell the followint items at public auction:Mahogany desk; Camel-back sofa; Wing chairs; French Provincial bedroom s...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
FITNESS EQUIPMENT LEESBURG VIRGINIA. Treadmills, Strength Building, Weights, Team Sports and more.   PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS® Come visit our favorite sports and fitness equipment store.  This shop is a wonderful resource for fitness equipment and supplies.  Conveniently located in downtown Leesburg next to the gym where I work out several days a week, this shop is all I need for equipment to keep Lenn lean and mean.  Play It Again Sports®  is a wonderful resource for fitness equipment and supplies offering new and used equipment at very reasonable prices.  I'm a confessed sports junkie and I love to watch sports on TV.  I can watch almost any sport; golf, horse racing, gymnastics, tennis.  I love the competition.  Give me a TV and my treadmill and I'm good for an hour or so.  Add to that a...
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By Gene Mock, GRI, CRB, CRS, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR, SRES
(Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty)
  What:  11th Annual 'Four Seasons of Oatland' Art Show & Sale When:  July 6 - July 26, 2009 Where:  Oatlands Plantation.  20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg VA 20175 More Info:  703-777-3174   I'm happy to share this information. Gene Mock ~ Making It Easy!! Golf Course Homes                  Custom Log Homes      Horse Properties      Northern Virginia Real Estate                                                            GENE MOCK ~ MAKING IT EASY! If you are looking for log homes for sale in Northern Virginia - look no further. My website is an excellent tool to help with your Northern Virginia area property search. Northern Virginia offers something for everyone! Log Homes, Golf & Gated Communities, Equestrian with houses and building lots for sale, Condos & Townhouses, Patio...
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By Gene Mock, GRI, CRB, CRS, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR, SRES
(Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty)
Top 10 Northern Virginia Attractions   1. Arlington National Cemetery 2. Mt. Vernon Estate 3.  Great Falls Park 4.  Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 5. Iwo Jima Memorial 6. US Air Force Memorial 7. Wolf Trap Farm Park 8. Manassas National Battlefield Park 9. National Marine Corps Museum 10. Claude Moore Colonial Farm Lots of things - right here -  you don't have to go far to have a good time - with or without the family! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi - and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog -  I hope you find lots of interesting things to read here :)   I just wanted to share with you all that I am now a licensed Realtor in Virginia as well as South Carolina. If you are considering relocating to the Northern Virginia...
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By Gene Mock, GRI, CRB, CRS, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR, SRES
(Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty)
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now licensed in Virginia as well as South Carolina. PREVENTING FORECLOSURE - ONE SHORT SALE AT A TIME. Looking to short sale? Will your loan/property qualify? Not all do. Give me a call to discuss your options. Take a look at a Market Snapshot. Real time info on your neighborhood. Info to help buyers AND sellers!   In Northern Virginia: Office Keller Williams Leesburg Address 50 Catoctin Circle NE   Suite 101   Leesburg VA 20176 Broker-In-Charge Rick Cockrill Phone (703) 669-0099 Mobile (703) 342-8100 Fax (703) 669-4104 Toll Free (877) 675-0001 Email Gene@GeneMockRealtor.com Alternate Website http://www.NorthernVirginiaRealEstate.net     In Aiken, SC: Office Carolina Real Estate Company Address 333 Park Avenue SW   Aiken SC 29801 Broker-In-Charge  Ch...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN ON SUMMER BREAK. More signs of summer in Virginia.  Many local churches offer Vacation Bible School for local residents for a week or two during the summer vacation months.  Moms and Dads walking little ones to Vacation Bible School in Leesburg this a.m.  Sign up folks.  The children will enjoy the games, activities and bible stories. Some locations in Loudoun County this year include: Vacation Bible School VBS in Loudoun 2009 Purcellville Baptist Church                  Purcellville, VA         June 22-26 St. Francis deSales Catholic Church  Purcellville, VA         July 13-17 Cornerstone Chapel                           Leesburg, VA           July 20-24 Hamilton Baptist Church                    Hamilton, VA            August 3-7   Blue Ridge Bible Churc...
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By Vicky Chrisner
(Fieldstone Real Estate)
Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary are tucked away in a small nook inside the town of Leesburg. Even long time locals sometimes forget about this wonderful hidden treasure right in our back yard.With the help of my Daisy Girl Scout troop, I had a wonderful visit yesterday afternoon. We hiked through the trails, visited the pond, snacked on fresh watermelon, climbed on a fallen tree, enjoyed chatting at the empty amphitheatre, and made bird feeders with peanut butter and bird seed at the picnic area. Despite the heat and humidity, the trees provide lots of shade and the area remained cool and comfortable. The park is 68 acres, and with only an hour and a half, we had very little time to explore, but there are so many more things still to do on future visits. Fishing is allowed at the...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
I KNEW THE PRICES WERE GOOD, BUT . . . . . While previewing new homes in a Leesburg, VA this week, I visited a community with prices that were just hard to believe.                          I always want to know what the homes in a particular area were selling for in an earlier time and since this community was opened and the first homes closed in mid 2006.  So, I was able to compare SOLD prices from 2006 with today in 2008-2009. Date Closed SOLD Price 2006 6/20/2006 $828,235 6/21/2006 $1,115,000 6/21/2006 $889,056 6/22/2006 $783,595 Date Closed SOLD Price 2008 6/19/2008 $400,000 5/21/2008 $509,990 4/25/2008 $582,165 4/14/2008 $575,000 Date Closed  SOLD Price 2009 2/9/2009 $395,000                       The homes in this community are offered in 2,722 square feet models to 3,324 square...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
NEW HOMES IN LOUDOUN COUNTY ARE SELLING and SELLING FASTER THAN MANY OTHER MARKET AREAS IN MARYLAND and NORTHERN VIRGINIA.  IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THEY WILL SELL.  LOOK AT WHAT $439,900 WILL BUY IN LEESBURG, Virginia.               Homes constructed on 1/4 acre lots and this model has 2748 square feet of open design home & Brick Front, Granite Counter Tops in the Kitchen. MAIN LEVEL:  Living Room, Dining Room, Library/Office, Powder Room, Foyer, Gourmet Kitchen with Island, Breakfast Room, 9 Foot Ceilings. UPPER LEVEL:  4 Bedroom, including Owner's Bedroom and Master Bath with Soaking Tub, 2 additional Baths. LOWER LEVEL:  Full unfinished basement.  Contact Lenn for more information about these lovely new homes in Leesburg.  Ask about the Homefinders.com New Home Buyer's REBATE.        ...
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By Vicky Chrisner
(Fieldstone Real Estate)
For a seller, a short sale is a success! It means you were able to sell your home and amicably negotiate a resolution with your lender, which may have included full or partial debt forgiveness, and other benefits. The largest risk for a seller is being taken advantage of in a mortgage assistance scam. However, it is very possible to attempt a short sale and completely avoid that risk. For those sellers, the only risk is that the sale won't go through, and the property will be lost to foreclosure. That is a big risk, but for most sellers, BEFORE they start the short sale process they realize this is where they are headed unless they can intervene.For buyers, there is significant risk. * How much time will you lose? As a buyer, you don't really know how long it will take for the seller's ...
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By Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
(MacNificent Properties, LLC)
         Mark Moseley, former Redskin and NFL MVP with the support of the GE Volunteers, GXS, the Hogettes, and Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association, is once again hosting the Mark Moseley Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 8, 2009 at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club, 41601 Raspberry Drive, Leesburg, Virginia. With the current economic situation, it is more important than ever to continue this fundraising activity.Former Washington Redskins, the Cheerleaders Alumni Association and other local celebrities have been key players in this fundraiser benefiting two National Institutes of Health charities: Special Love and Friends of the Clinical Center. These charities are dedicated to providing much needed support and financial assistance to children and their familie...
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