Springfield, VA Real Estate News

By Bobby Samson
(Samson Realty)
June 28th from 6:30-7:30Dog Day Afternoon at Lake Accotink Park.  Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink Park's mighty pontoon boat. The cruise will enchant your dog with glimpses of ducks, geese and other lake dwellers. Tour boat cancelled and refunds issued in case of rain or windy conditions. Reservations and advanced payment required. No refunds unless tour boat is cancelled. $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 8-15. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Lake Accotink Park, call 703-569-0285 for registration and more information. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
If you haven’t been stationed in Northern Virginia before one of the first things that you want to become familiar with are all the different commuting options available. Depending on the neighborhood you may have the option for an express bus, a metro ride, VRE or slug line. Many who “slug” in the morning take a bus home in the evening, so you are not stuck with just one choice of how to come and go. Once you have an idea of your commuting options then we can take a closer look at some of the Fairfax County neighborhoods that have always been popular with military personnel. This tour takes you down Old Keene Mill Road one of the main throughfares in Springfield. One of those neighborhoods is the tree lined neighborhood of Cardinal Forest located in West Springfield. With well maintain...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
NEW HOME IN SPRINGFIELD VIRGINIA, READY IN 30 DAYS!  4 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, Powder Room, upgrades throughout.        $879,990 Builder Closing Contribution - $18,000.Homefinders REBATE - $10,000.Exterior is Brick Front and Hardiplank Back                                                                                   LOT SIZE 10,562 Finished living space on Level 1 and Level 2 about 2,768 square feet.Finished living space in the Lower Level, about 1,321 square feet. Main Level:  Foyer Entrance with Center House Staircase, Living Room, Formal Dining Room,Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Family Room with Fireplace, Powder Room, Library.Upper Level:  Owner's Luxurious Bedroom with Super Bath with Soaking Tub, SeparateShower and Huge His/Her's Walk-I...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
NEW HOME IN SPRINGFIELD VIRGINIA, READY NOW!  4 Bedroom, 5 Full Baths, upgrades throughout.        $999,990 Builder Closing Contribution - $18,000.Homefinders REBATE - $10,000.Exterior is Brick Front and Hardiplank Back                                                                                   LOT SIZE 11,571 Finished living space on Level 1 and Level 2 about 3,735 square feet.Finished living space in the Lower Level, about 2,065 square feet. Main Level:  Foyer Entrance with Curved Staircase, Living Room, Formal Dining Room,Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Maple CabinetsFamily Room with Fireplace, Full Bath, Sun Room, Library.Upper Level:  Owner's Suite with Sitting Room and Super Bath with Soaking Tub, SeparateShower and 2 Walk-In Closets, 3...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
SPRINGFIELD VA NEW HOMES * IMMEDIATE DELIVERY * PRICES SLASHED * BUILDER INCENTIVESSPRINGFIELD NEW HOME FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY = $999,990 SPRINGFIELD NEW HOME READY IN 30 DAYS = $890,000YES!!  2 new homes in Springfield Virginia ready for you.  THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION IS READY FOR YOU.  Look at the amenities.        Fairfax County Public Schools, ranked among the highest in the country.            Hunt Valley Elementary School                Irving Middle School                West Springfield High SchoolThese homes qualify for the Homefinders Fairfax County New Home REBATE.  The REBATES for these homes is $9,000 and $10,000.  IMMEDIATE DELIVERY NEW HOME IN SPRINGFIELD VIRGINIA - $10,000 REBATE. Property Details for listing # FX6745027 Price:  $999,990 C...
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By Bobby Samson
(Samson Realty)
   The 2008 Springfield Days activities being on Thursday, May 29 and continue through the sinking of the last entry in the boat regatta on Sunday, June 1 Springfield Days is an annual community-wide festival during which businesses, residents, and service groups join together to celebrate who we are, where we began and most importantly, where we are going. Community groups, businesses and volunteers work tirelessly planning for the annual Springfield Days festival. This weekend of fun includes children's entertainment and rides, a parade, music for the whole family, art, community exhibits and the famous Cardboard Boat Regatta. 703.866.3500 www.springfielddays.com. Friday, May 30Burger King Family Festival with Kids' Rides and Games: Springfield Mall, 10 am - 9 pmOld-fashioned Bar-B-Q ...
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm Cathy. Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
****Note, the following blog post has been modified to reflect the updated status of this project**** Hi Everyone! I just attended a meeting at the Springfield Golf and Country Club about the update on Springfield Town Center. For those of you that don't know about it, Springfield Town Center is a proposed development project that will totally revitalize the Springfield Mall. The company Vornado purchased the Springfield mall a couple of years ago. Since then, they have been busy getting approvals from the County Boards and the like to go forward with the project. It looks as if the first approvals will start happening in the fall/winter of 2008, with construction beginning sometime in 2009-2010. Included in the plans are several mixed-use sections along the -acre site. The plans focus ...
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By Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
(MacNificent Properties, LLC)
Konnie McKee | Konnie McKee Manassas Realty Direct | 703 407 7088 7212 Squirrel Run Ct., Springfield, VA Gorgeous End Unit, 1 Car Garage...Private setting, backs to Trees, Comon area, Hardwoods, All neutral...Move In Ready!! 3 Bdrm Condo offered at $449,995 Year Built 1989 Sq Footage 1,661 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 2 partial Floors 4 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $45 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Family room Living room Dining room Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove/Oven Washer Dryer COMMUNITY FEATURES Garage parking ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Seller contact info: Konnie McKee Konnie McKee Manassas Realty Direct 703 407 7088 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Posted: May 11, 2008, 4:36pm PDT
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Buyers in today's market have a lot of choices among properties.  It has been said over and over that a home needs photos in the MLS to help bring buyers to the door.  We mentioned on numerous occassions that the endless photos of toliets (seat up) don't add any value to the photo array.  However there are also those photos that you might not have thought of that will keep the prospective buyers away from your door as well.  The photo of your pet.  You may have a nice clean home and we could open the door and never know about your pet(s) espcecially if you took them out for a walk when we made our appointment.  Yet when one of the photos in the MLS clearly shows a "pack" of dogs or a cat in every photo the chances are a buyer is going to immediately question whether the house is in the ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
    Over the past 32 years as a full time real estate broker I've had that question asked more times by inbound clients than I care to count. Fortunately, it is a very easily answered question.  There are good schools throughout Northern Virginia. That is as far as I am qualified or willing to go on the subject.  Unlike many real estate agents I recognize that one family's perception of a "good school" may not be another family's perception of a "good school".  Additionally, special needs frequently enter the equation of what a child needs as an integral part of their education.    The following chart shows Standard of Learning test scores for several of the schools in four of the Northern Virginia public school districts. For links to all NORTHERN VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS plus ot...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
    This is one of the market reports I publish on a monthly basis for Daventry  Many REALTORS® prepare a report for all of Fairfax County or Northern Virginia.  In my opinion, that covers too broad an area to be meaningful.  I do believe my approach will give you a much more realistic picture of the market in the area closest to your home.Currently, there are  6 TOWN HOMES FOR SALE. The sales figures in this report are for the MONTH ENDING MARCH 31, 2008  SALES STATISTICS (1 SOLD)AVERAGE LIST PRICE $419,775AVERAGE SALES PRICE$410,000MINUS SELLER SUBSIDIES$0NET SALES PRICE         $410,000 Daventry is one of the most convenient and most affordable residential subdivisions in Fairfax CountyWe believe we are the most qualfied team to assist you.We know the area thoroughly - we've lived in...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
   This is one of the market reports I publish on a monthly basis for Daventry  Many REALTORS® prepare a report for all of Fairfax County or Northern Virginia.  In my opinion, that covers too broad an area to be meaningful.  I do believe my approach will give you a much more realistic picture of the market in the area closest to your home. Currently, there is 1  DETACHED HOME FOR SALE. The sales figures in this report are for the MONTH ENDING MARCH 31, 2008  SALES STATISTICS (1 SOLD)AVERAGE LIST PRICE $675,000AVERAGE SALES PRICE$653,000MINUS SELLER SUBSIDIES$0NET SALES PRICE         $653,000 Daventry is one of the most convenient and most affordable residential subdivisions in Fairfax CountyWe believe we are the most qualfied team to assist you.We know the area thoroughly - we've lived ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
   This is one of the market reports I publish on a monthly basis for Orange Hunt.  Many REALTORS® prepare a report for all of Fairfax County or Northern Virginia.  In my opinion, that covers too broad an area to be meaningful.  I do believe my approach will give you a much more realistic picture of the market in the area closest to your home.Currently, there are 2 TOWN HOMES FOR SALEThe sales figures in this report are for the MONTH ENDING MARCH 31, 2008  SALES STATISTICS (1 SOLD)AVERAGE LIST PRICE $450,000AVERAGE SALES PRICE$420,000MINUS SELLER SUBSIDIES$10,000NET SALES PRICE         $410,000 Orange Hunt is one of the most convenient and most affordable residential subdivisions in Fairfax CountyWe believe we are the most qualfied team to assist you.We know the area thoroughly - we've ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
   This is one of the market reports I publish on a monthly basis for Orange Hunt Estates.  Many REALTORS® prepare a report for all of Fairfax County or Northern Virginia.  In my opinion, that covers too broad an area to be meaningful.  I do believe my approach will give you a much more realistic picture of the market in the area closest to your home.Currently, there are 8 HOMES FOR SALEThe sales figures in this report are for the MONTH ENDING MARCH 31, 2008  SALES STATISTICS (2 SOLD)AVERAGE LIST PRICE $387,950AVERAGE SALES PRICE$387,500MINUS SELLER SUBSIDIES$8,408NET SALES PRICE         $379,092 Orange Hunt Estates is one of the most convenient and most affordable residential subdivisions in Fairfax CountyWe believe we are the most qualfied team to assist you.We know the area thoroughl...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
  This is one of the market reports I publish on a monthly basis for Saratoga.  Many REALTORS® prepare a report for all of Fairfax County or Northern Virginia.  In my opinion, that covers too broad an area to be meaningful.  I do believe my approach will give you a much more realistic picture of the market in the area closest to your home.Currently, there are 16 HOMES FOR SALEThe sales figures in this report are for the MONTH ENDING MARCH 31, 2008  SALES STATISTICS (1 SOLD)AVERAGE LIST PRICE $524,900AVERAGE SALES PRICE$517,500MINUS SELLER SUBSIDIES$0NET SALES PRICE         $517,500 Saratoga is one of the most convenient and most affordable residential subdivisions in Fairfax CountyWe believe we are the most qualfied team to assist you.We know the area thoroughly - we've lived in Norther...
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By Brian Gaverth, Realtor(r), CDPE(r)
(Redfin Corporation)
Woodstream is a neighborhood of single family homes and townhomes set next to Fairfax County Parkland with access to trails and streams.    Pride of ownership shows throughout this community of just over 200 homes. Community amenities include a basketball court and community playground. Commuters enjoy easy access to the Fairfax County Parkway, Route 1 and I-95 yet with no thru streets, neighborhood traffic remains calm. Neighborhood schools include Newington Forest Elementary, Key Middle, and South County.  Please check with Fairfax County regarding any possible zoning changes. Occoquan is just a few minutes away...   Area Links: Restaurants Parks Play this June 2010 Northern VA Marketwatch video from RBI:  
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Congress doesn't pass any laws that spend your money wastefully or limit your freedom.  To the best of my knowledge it's been such a week. This weekend in our nation's capital is very eventful and none of it required an Act of Congress. Today marks the opening of the NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL a two week celebration of the gift from Japan in 1911.  Yes, 1911 - the initial trees were given then, but were diseased and replaced in 1912 which is the date the public recognizes.  One of the activities my husband and I enjoy is today's music by the Howard University Jazz Ensemble. A second event that sparks both local and national attention is the annual NATIONAL MARATHON that begins and ends at RFK Stadium.  The entire course is run in DC past many national landmarks.  More than 7,000 r...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
    Sound  lending guidelines for home purchases were ignored between 1999 and mid-2005 resulting in more than 1.25 million pre-foreclosure letters being sent to homeowners in 2007 - an increase of 79% over 2006. Lenders are now verifying the prospective borrower's employment, credit worthiness and requiring that the parties have enough residual cash to cover the costs associated with homeownership and other contingencies that may arise. Now that the traditional underwriting guidelines have been reestablished a lot of care and effort has to be taken to prepare for the home buying process.  Keep the benefits of homeownership in mind when the process seems unnecessarily difficult and you will prevail.   Set a firm budget You need to thoroughly understand where every penny of your money wi...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
 WHICH CAUSES THE MOST DAMAGE TO A HOME?If you answered water you are correct.  Water damage results in an estimated $6.8 billion worth of property damage every year..  Many of the water damage claims are the result of appliance and water heater leaks, plumbing leaks or lack of care when using water.There are a few measures you can take to minimize the possibility of these incidents occurring.• Check all the window and door seals in your home and replace or caulk as necessary.•  Inspect your tub and shower for leaking shower doors and replace old and brittle caulk.  Check the sink and toilet - water stains around the toilet may indicate damage to the tank seals. • In the kitchen, examine the sinks, icemaker, dishwasher  and garbage disposal for leaks. • Inspect your washing machine hose...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
16 Springfield subdivisions were selected to demonstrate the wide variety of homes that are available to meet the needs of a broad section of the population. One of the main attractions of Springfield is that it projects a genuine sense of a well established, mature community that is not apparent in more recently developed areas.  Since Springfield is not an incorporated town or city, its' services are provided by the Fairfax County form of government. When you click on the subdivision links you will see photos, prices and other pertinent information regarding the particular subdivision.    CARDINAL FOREST    CARDINAL FOREST CONDOMINIUMS    CHARLESTOWN    DAVENTRY    GREENTREE VILLAGE    KINGS PARK    LAKE FOREST  MIDDLE VALLEY    NEWINGTON FOREST    ORANGE HUNT ESTATES    RHYGATE    SA...
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