Stafford, VA Real Estate News

Stafford VA – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received this question from Tamra. Here is Tamra's Question. "I would like to hire you to help me short sale my house. However, I am concerned that if the short sale doesn't go thru, then I will still owe you money. My friend told me to check on that before I started. It is true that I would owe you money if the short sale didn't go through? Tamra."  Here is the answer to Tamra's question. Tamra, No, you will not have to pay anything if the short sale doesn't go thru. We only get paid when the short sale is approved and the home sells. Until then, there is no cost to you. In addition, all the short sales we have sold don't require the seller to pay anything. What usually happens is that we send your lender a sample closing statement....
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Stafford VA – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from another Realtor named Sandy. Here is her question. “An agent in my office currently has a listing under contract. It is a short sale, the sad thing is that the Large National Bank (to remain unnamed) notified the sellers that they had foreclosed a month ago. Fact is, they had not foreclosed. The employee didn’t know what they were talking about. Valuable time and a buyer were lost during this fiasco. This deal is currently awaiting approval. There is no telling what will happen in the end. My question is this. What can we do to track the foreclosures and see when the bank is foreclosing and when my client will have to move out? Sandy." Stafford VA – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
ABOUT STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE Question:  Where can we find the best value for real estate in Northern Virginia?Answer:  Some of the best values for new and resale real estate is found in Stafford County. Demographic Information for Stafford County VirginiaPopulation Stafford County - 135,000High School Graduates - 91.8%College Graduates - 35.9%Veteran Residents - 16,540Average Travel Time to Work - 40 minutesHome Ownership Rate - 79%Median Income - $95,000Average Family w/Children Income - $110,500Land Area - 268.96 Square MilesPopulation Per Square Mile - 479.5Average List Price Single Family Detached Homes - $419,888                 (Regular sales, not Short Sale or REO)Average List Price Townhomes - $233,654                 (Regular sales, not Short Sale or REO) Examples...
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By Rick Perry, RickP
(Realty World - Select)
Ok, many are asking "What is your professional opinion of the Real Estate market this Spring?" I'm glad you asked!  I've seen the "highs & lows" of this market for almost 20 years now AND I'm extremely optimistic for 2013!!! Ok, here are 3 questions you've asked and HERE's my RESPONSE!  Put on your seat belts!!! 1.       How will this shift affect buyer agents vs seller agents? Because in the Northern Virginia market there tends to be "low inventory" this may be the best time in years for sellers to place their homes on the market and command "Top Dollar!"  The "shift" that affects agents is, buyer agents must be extremely savvy and competent when presenting offers AND upfront/honest with their buyers THAT because of "supply and demand" there are few if any "deals" out there!  Prepare y...
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By Rick Perry, RickP
(Realty World - Select)
Recently, I had to change out a lockbox on a condo in Tyson Corners, Virginia and it just so "happened" an agent was coming down the hallway to view my listing.  Very attractive agent and her client (who I later found out was her best friend) was also very pretty.  Now, I'm an extremely happy "married" young man of 30+ years and because my wife (Lisa) is gorgeous I can "recognize" and appreciate beauty.  Ok, back to my story.   The agent went on to say my listing was very nice, it's a one bedroom (no pun intended...My humor) and it was vacant and really does show very nice.  The realtor went on to say, her client really liked the property and she would get back with me on if the "friend" wanted to place an application.  Now, as we were leaving, the realtor mentioned that her client is a...
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By Rick Perry, RickP
(Realty World - Select)
  APPLE GROVE COMMUNITY!  ***Dynamic floors plans await you in this upper scale NEIGHBORHOOD!***  Many homes "boasts" over 4000sq feet of living space to include finished basements!!!   Click to find active listings in Apple Grove!            "What makes this community sooooo appealing?" (I'm glad you asked!) Location - Just minutes off of I-95 in North Stafford ("GOD's Country) this subdivision offers true relaxation from the "hustle & bustle" of driving from the Washington DC area (located about 1 hour south of DC) and features tons of square footage and "more bang for the buck" on home value.   FLOOR plans!  The builder(s) did themselves "proud" in selecting "awesome" plans for this community.  One of the builders was Ryland homes and "impressive" floors plans is an understatement.  ...
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By Rick Perry, RickP
(Realty World - Select)
Why do soooo many people/families "flock" to this community called "Hampton Oaks" located centrally in the suburbs of the Washington, DC metro area?  Is it because "North Stafford" is considered "GOD's Country?" Click to find active listings in Hampton Oaks!    Ok, since inquiring "minds" are asking, here are 3 reasons why Hampton Oaks is "prime" real estate!!! Put on your seat belts and enjoy the ride!!!  (Bikers are welcome to "cruise" along with me as well!) LOL!   Location, Location, Location!!!  Near everything to include, Quantico Marine Base (Hey, I'm an "Army Doggie" and several of my "Marine" friends have made me an honorary "Marine!")  True Story!!!  Ok back to my story...The FBI Academy located on Quantico is just minutes from "Exit 143B" (Garrisonville Rd aka "Rt. 610W")    ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Always populer with home buyers, water front, water oriented, water view or water access properties in Stafford County appeal to home buyers.  Whether the buyers are seeking a residence or a vacation property, the word WATER is magic.  The homes below are the least expensive offered for sale with water view, water access or water front in Stafford County, Virginia. To tour homes in Stafford County, contact Lenn Harley, Broker/Agent, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.  We can help and we schedule home tours 7 days a week.   $635,000 123 WATEREDGE LN 3 Bedrooms 3 full Baths MLS# ST7580193 FREDERICKSBURG Zip: 22406 Subdivision: WATER EDGE ESTATES Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:Prudential PenFed Realty Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   $615,000 42 WINNING COLORS RD 4 Bedroom...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE AQUIA HARBOUR.  Located 45 miles south of Washington, D.C., Aquia Harbour is a community for folks who love to live and play in their own backyard.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOMES FOR SALE IN AQUIA HARBOUR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER 2012.   City Legal Subdivision ListPrice BR FB HB # Gar Lot Acres YrBlt Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $449,900 4 3 1 2 0.721 2010 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $265,000 3 2 1 2 0.4 1979 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $299,900 5 3 1 2 0.477 1979 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $338,718 5 2 2 2 0 1978 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $284,000 5 3 0 2 0.418 1978 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $649,900 5 4 0 2 3.425 2006 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $327,500 5 3 1 2 0.294 1978 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $355,000 4 3 1 2 0.541 1986 Stafford AQUIA HARBOUR $359,...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
One of the most popular communities in Northern Virginia is AQUIA HARBOUR. What makes Aquia Harbour special? Gated community in northern Stafford, see map below.Aquestrian features including stables, boarding.Boat launch, docking facilities.Community Center for residents. HOMES SOLD IN AQUIA HARBOUR IN SEPTEMBER 2012, List Price, Closed Price, Subsidy paid to buyer by seller. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   City Address ListPrice ClosePrice Subsidy CloseDate Stafford 3228 TITANIC DR $209,900 $209,900 $6,297 28-Sep-12 Stafford 2039 MIDSHIPMAN DR $248,700 $248,700 $7,461 15-Sep-12 Stafford 2049 AQUIA DR $269,900 $267,000 $8,000 4-Sep-12 Stafford 2024 SCHOONER DR $269,900 $269,900 $7,629 17-Sep-12 Stafford 2306 HARPOON DR $284,900 $280,000 $8,40...
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By Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret, Associate Broker in Northern Virginia
( United Real Estate (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com)
Do you answer the phone when an international call comes in? I would say 100% of the time I don't and I didn't have an international rate plan on my phone either. The only person that I know that is living overseas is my brother that lives in Alaska, but this call came from Germany, I remember the country code of 49 because I use to live there. I kind of have a pretty good memory when it comes to remembering numbers so as I was sipping my tea that afternoon as my phone rang I instantly remembered that I saw that exact number a couple of days ago. This time I answered, reluctantly. Me:  Afternoon Cheryl speaking can I help you?Caller: Yes my name is L.. and is this Cheryl Thomson?Me:  YesCaller: I know this is an overseas call let me call you backMe: Yes sure okayCaller:  Hi Cheryl my n...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS PLACE.  Bring your horses, your boat and get ready to enjoy life in Aquia Harbour.  In northern Stafford County VA, Aquia Harbour is a popular GATED community with amenities for everyone on the family. EXAMPLES OF HOMES FOR SALE IN AQUIA HARBOUR. $649,900 322 IRONSIDE CV 5 Bedrooms, 4 full Baths MLS# ST7855308 STAFFORD  Zip: 22554 Subdivision: AQUIA HARBOUR Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:  Coldwell Banker Elite Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   $469,900 1001 CAPE COD DR 5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths MLS# ST7900536 STAFFORD, Zip: 22554 Subdivision: AQUIA HARBOUR Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: EBB Tide Properties, LLC Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   Live and play in Aquia Harbour, Stafford County, Virginia.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
WHAT WILL YOUR MONEY BUY IN STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA IN THE $350,000 TO $500,000 PRICE RANGE?? See the beautiful homes for sale below.  When you're ready to take a tour of homes, give Lenn a call, 800-711-7988. WE CAN HELP. The home below is a new home available in AQUIA OVERLOOK.  $499,900 38 SUNSET DR 4 Bedrooms, 2 full 1 half Baths MLS# ST7465157 STAFFORD - Zip: 22554 Subdivision: AQUIA OVERLOOK Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:,Coldwell Banker Elite Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   WE ARE BUYERS AGENTS IN STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA.  WE KNOW STAFFORD COUNTY REAL ESTATE, NEW AND RESALES.  Our way of saying THANK to you is a FREE One Year Home Warranty at closing. Contact Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988. WHEN EXPERIENCE COUNTS, home buyers will enjo...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
ATTENTION STAFFORD COUNTY HOME BUYERS!  The homes shown below are all in northern Stafford County.  Benefits of these homes for sale are: Low price, Access to VRE, Close to Route 95, 100% financing for eligible home buyers, To tour homes for sale in Stafford, Virginia, just CALL LENN, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP!! EXAMPLE OF HOMES FOR SALE IN STAFFORD VIRGINIA.  Call Lenn to see, 800-711-7988.   $350,000 5 CHARLESTON CT 5 Bedrooms,  3 full 1 half Bathrooms MLS# ST7850295 STAFFORD,  Zip: 22554 Subdivision: PARK RIDGE Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email     FOR MORE INFO about Stafford County, visit:  STAFFORD COUNTY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION.   WHEN EXPERIENCE COUNTS, home buyers will enjoy our many years of serving home...
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By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Model Home Furniture Sale in Stafford September 15 & 16, 2012 Amazing Grace is at it again!  She will be selling off the model home furniture in Brookfield Home's Woodstream townhouse model in Stafford, VA.   I have attended Amazing Grace's model home furniture sales and they are jam packed, so get there as early as you can....as in hours before the doors open.  She'll have furniture, art and other items you can buy.  Last one I attended I got some lovely fake trees.  Everything is sold as-is.  Here are the hours and directions for the model home furniture sale.  Saturday, September 15 from 10am-4pm Sunday, September 16 from 10am-2pm Directions to 214 Woodstream Blvd in Stafford:  Take I-95 to exit 143B.  Make a right onto Staffordborough Blvd.  Make a right onto Woodstream Blvd.  Go st...
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By Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
There are so many sites to see in the Washington, DC Area, the momument, White House, etc.  We recently visited an event  -  Movies at the National Harbor.  Too our surprise, it was like a little city all rolled into one.  Everything we wanted to eat and buy was there.  The best part was the outdoor movies on a big screen overlooking the Potomac.  It is locally themed "Hollywood Meets the Potomac".  For the month of August the theme is "Salute to the President - with great movies like "Air Force One" and "Chasing Liberty".  With the movie staring at dusk, you have plenty of time to take in the atmosphere at the National Harbour. Every Friday during the summer Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than Movies on the Potomac at ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
FEATURED COMMUNITY AQUIA HARBOUR, A GATED WATER FRONT COMMUNITY IN STAFFORD Welcome to Aquia Harbour, a lovely community with great new and resale homes for sale. Come let us show you around. Aquia Harbour (Click image to enlarge) Aquia Harbour has a full compliment of amenities for your enjoyment including the marina for boat lovers. The Potomac River is just minutes away. You'll also find ball fields, golf club, horse trails, jogging and walking paths, putting green, tennis, outdoor pool. Wonderful facilities for outdoor activities. Contact Homefinders.com for a personal tour of homes for sale in Aquia Harbour. WATER FRONT HOMES IN AQUIA HARBOUR IN STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA There are 5 water front homes offered for sale in Aquia Harbour. The homes range in price from $350,000 to $799...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE MARKET - MARCH 2011 - 2012.  STAFFORD COUNTY Single Family Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2011 - 109Single Family Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2012 - 88Town Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2011 - 34Town Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2012 - 18 The Virginia Real Estate Market in 2012 is showing a slight down turn in the number of closed sales.  Closed Prices for the Stafford County Virginia Real Estate Market March 2011 - 2012 Average Prices for homes SOLD in Stafford County in 2011 - 2012 Single Family Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2011 - $273,028Single Family Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2012 - $269,919 Town Homes SOLD in Stafford County VA in March 2011 - $168,919Town Homes SOLD in ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
100% Financing - Down Payment Help for Home Buyers in Stafford, VA and Demographics 100% Financing - Down Payment and Closing Costs Help for Home Buyers in Stafford, VA. YES!!  First Time Home Buyers in Woodbridge can buy their first home with NOT MONEY DOWN - First Time Home Buyers in Stafford,  Stafford County VA can finance your DOWN PAYMENT and CLOSING COSTS. First Time Home Buyer loans also provide high loan-to-value options, flexible underwriting and down payment and closing cost assistance, plus our interest rates are fixed for 30 years. For home buyers with a household of 1 or 2 persons, the income limit is $120,000.For home buyers with a household of 3 or more persons, the income limit is $140,000.The loan limit is $450,000. FHA FHA-insured. The most liberal credit qualifying. ...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Within minutes to the gates of Quantico MCB in Stafford County VA is the gated community of Aquia Harbour. Built in the early 1970’s the neighborhood original attracted weekend boaters and those wanting a retreat from the city. Then with the widening of the major highways, the addition of the VRE as a commuting option and the growth of Northern Virginia, Aquia Harbour became a full time community. With 2000 acres, including 400 acres of protected wetland, you have a hard time realizing that you are only 45 miles south of DC and 15 miles north of Historic Fredericksburg. The Aquia Harbour neighborhood is different from many others in the area due to the fact that the homes do not fall in the standard tract home category. With a variety of builders and styles each of the areas in the comm...
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