Stafford, VA Real Estate News

By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
SHORT SALE LISTINGS FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA  - REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOME BUYERS. WHY CONSIDER SHORT SALE LISTINGS?  Because Short Sale listings offer value.  Most Short Sales are discounted 5% to 20% below regular home owner sales.  EXPERIENCE IS A MUST WHEN SELLING SHORT SALE LISTINGS.  Many agents do not show Short Sale listings to home buyers.  Short Sale transactions are not typical real estate transfers because, not only does the buyer contract for the property for sale, but the seller's lender must approve the Contract of Sale.  This is why, if you wish to include Short Sales in your home search, it's important that you understand that a Short Sale may take longer than a traditional sale.  WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A SHORT SALE?  Home buyers who a...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Stafford County VA Homes for Sale - $300,000 - $400,000, 100% Financing.  To qualify, contact Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988. TO SEARCH ACTIVE LISTINGS OF HOMES FOR SALE IN STAFFORD COUNTY, use the helpful HOMEFINDERS.COM BUYER HOME SEARCH SITE.  HOMEFINDERS-SEARCH.COM You can search by town, city, zip code, price range, garage, bedrooms, baths, etc.   If you need help, just call Lenn and I'll do the search for you and e-mail the search results. PRICED RIGHT AND FINANCING PROGRAM TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY makes these homes a pleasure to buy. EXAMPLE OF HOMES FOR SALE IN STAFFORD COUNTY PRICED FROM $300,000 TO $400,000. Map of Stafford County, Virginia. STAFFORD COUNTY IS A POPULAR LOCATION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL STATIONED AT QUANTICO.  Civilian employees at Quantico fin...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA HOMES AND REAL ESTATE ARE SELLING and AT BETTER PRICES.  HOME PRICES IN STAFFORD COUNTY ARE BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.  The average price for single family homes sold in Stafford County in May, 2010 was $279,907.  In May 2009, the average price for single family homes sold was $282,330. HOMES IN STAFFORD COUNTY ARE SELLING FASTER in 2010 than in 2009.  In May 2010, the average home in Stafford County sold in 61 days.  In May 2009, the average home was on the market for 103 days before selling.  THERE ARE SOME GOOD BUYING OPPORTUNITIES IN STAFFORD COUNTY VA.  The average home sold in Stafford County in May 2010 sold for $94.60% of the list price.  In May 2009, the average home sold for 91.51% of the list price. HOMES IN THE AVERAGE PRICE RANGE FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Stafford County Single Family Homes SOLD May 2010 - A Market Report     EXAMPLES: Newly construction single family homes in Stafford County VA sold May 2010. 100% financing for homes priced up to $450,000 for eligible home buyers.  Call Lenn 800-711-7988. City Zip5 ListPrice ClosePrice BR FB HB # Gar Lot Acres YrBlt Falmouth 22405 $159,900 $150,000 4 2 1   0.276 1977 Falmouth 22405 $260,000 $258,000 4 3 1 2 0.323 1995 Falmouth 22406 $287,000 $287,000 5 3 1 2 0.3 2010 Fredericksburg 22405 $339,900 $327,000 4 3 1 2 0.184 2003 Fredericksburg 22405 $279,900 $279,900 4 2 1 2 0.527 2009 Fredericksburg 22405 $300,000 $305,000 5 3 1 2 0.203 2002 Fredericksburg 22406 $259,950 $250,000 4 3 1 2 1 2006 Fredericksburg 22405 $195,900 $183,900 3 1 0 2 0 1950 Fredericksburg 22405 $389,900 $389,900 5 4 ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
YES, THERE IS 100% FINANCING IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, IF. . . . . . You are a family of 3 people or more and you have an income of $112,950 or less. You are a family of 2 people or less and you have an income of $97,000 or less. You are interested in a home priced at $450,000 or less. You have a Credit Score of 620 or more. You are a First Time Home Buyer. You are a VA eligible home buyer (need not be a first time home buye)r. You can buy a new home in Stafford County already built.  You can buy a to-be-built new construction home in Stafford County. You can buy a resale home in Stafford County. Counties where these fantastic First Time Home Buyer 100% loans available? Alexandria * Arlington County * Clarke County * Fairfax County * Fauquier County Loudoun County * Prince William County * ...
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By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
  Rick Perry of the Exit Dream Team has listed 28 Saint Albans Blvd, Stafford VA 22554. The home is located in the Vista Woods Subdivision. This home offers great street appeal. From the moment you drive up to the home, you will notice how well cared for it is. The owners have added more than $50,000 of upgrades such as hardwood floors,stainlesss steal appliances, stamped concrete patio, new windows and so much more. Better than that the home boast over 3000 finished square feet of living space and features a walkout basement. So where is Vista Woods? Vista Woods Subdivision is off Rt 610 in Garrisonville area.  The commute to Quantico Marine Base is easy. Take a look at the map below to give you a visual of your commute to work.   Let's take a look inside See more photo's here Directi...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
STAFFORD COUNTY VA 100% FINANCING - NO DOWN PAYMENT FOR ELIGIBLE HOME BUYERS Home buyers in Stafford County may qualify to buy homes that are eligible to be financed with loans that are genuine NO DOWN PAYMENT home loans.  HOMES THAT QUALIFY FOR 100% FINANCING: CLICK on Photo below to see photos of the homes for sale in Stafford County with 100% financing. City Zip Code List Price Photos  BR BF BH Gar# Acres YR. Built Stafford 22554 $299,900  Photo 3 3 1 2 0.274 2003 Stafford 22554 $359,900  Photo 4 2 1 2 0.222 2001 Stafford 22554 $369,500  Photo 4 3 1 2 0.285 1995 Stafford 22554 $369,900  Photo 4 2 1 2 0.285 1999                                HOMES IN STAFFORD COUNTY ELIGIBLE FOR 100% FINANCING INCLUDE HOMES LIKE THE ABOVE WITH: Approx. 8 miles to the Virginia Rail Express Brooke Stat...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
STAFFORD COUNTY CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES JANUARY 2010. JUST LOOK!   Stafford County homes sold in January 2010 were sold for close to list price and often with closing help from the seller.  City ListPrice ClosePrice Subsidy DOMP Falmouth $265,900 $265,900 $7,950 49 Falmouth $417,000 $401,550 $11,985 101 Fredericksburg $199,900 $174,900 $5,247 137 Fredericksburg $247,000 $224,000 $6,000 145 Fredericksburg $285,000 $230,000 $3,000 86 Fredericksburg $215,000 $230,000 $6,450 5 Fredericksburg $499,500 $465,000 $9,692 163 Fredericksburg $469,900 $403,000 $ 12 Fredericksburg $399,900 $395,000 $8,500 108 Fredericksburg $303,215 $301,715 $13,080 5 Fredericksburg $289,500 $265,000 $ 98 Fredericksburg $325,000 $325,000 $ 18 Fredericksburg $283,000 $283,000 $8,023 15 Fredericksb...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
AQUIA HARBOUR STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA MARKET REPORT JANUARY 2010. Market Report for Homes for Sale in Aquia Harbour, a waterfront gated community in Northern Staford County. Total Home Sales Volume for January 2010 - $8,605,406, almost 1/3 of all homes sold. Average SOLD Price - $232,579 (a 14.29% decrease over the same period for 2009). Average SOLD Price for Detached Homes in Aquia Harbour in January 2010 was $331,000. Total units SOLD January 2010 - 37 (a decrease in SOLD volume from January 2009, 40 units). Average List Price for homes SOLD in January 2010 - $248,194 (20.14% lower than 2009). Average List-to-SOLD price - 93.94%. Average Days on the Market for Jan. 2010 - 70 DAYS.  Days on the Market in Jan. 2009 was 128. Homes like the below are in the $300,000 to $400,000 price r...
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By Bethany Phillips, MBA
I know everyone has been waiting for an update!  So here it.... The tiles are going in beautifully!  The contractor, JELTile on Garrisonville Road in Stafford, VA is really attentive to detail and takes the steps needed to 'get it right'. I am very pleased with their work so far.   As you know from reading earlier blogs, this bathroom remodel was not elective, but requisite!  On the plus, if we were considering selling the house, a bathroom remodel is a great investment and one where the homeowner may see a return on investment for the project.  Bankrate says almost 85% of the value can be recovered while the COST vs VALUE report from National Association of Realtors (Realtor.org) says about 75% of costs are recouped.   Regardless, I am loving the results and it will be worth every penn...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
Recently, I came across an article on AOL's Real Estate page highlighting an article in the blog DailyKos.  For those not familiar with the ‘Kos, it is devoted mainly to political and social commentary, along liberal lines.  In the article AOL cited, the ‘Kos urged those homeowners struggling with their mortgage to, walk away from their unpaid mortgages.  In their words: "The real risk to the banks and investors is that the people in those homes might just decide to walk away. And that's what we must do. Doesn't have to be everybody, of course; but anyone who finds themselves seriously underwater with no hope of ever recouping their investment....just walk away Renee. Morality has nothing to do with it. You are a cog in the wheel of a machine that is killing this country and if you rema...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
The Avid Ratings Co., which conducts an annual survey of home buyer preferences, has published its most recent findings.  According to their survey, there are 10 "must have" features in new homes.  These features include. 1.  Large kitchens with an Island. For many, the kitchen serves as much more than just a place to cook.  It's also, more often than not, used for relaxing and socializing as well.         2.  Energy efficient appliances, high efficiency insulation and high window efficiency. Energy concerns are growing in importance. 3.  Home office or study. The internet has made working from home much easier. 4.  Main floor master suite. Not just for "empty nesters" any longer. 5.  Outdoor living room. Many find spending more time outside a healthier alternative. 6.  Ceiling fans. 7....
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
STAFFORD COUNTY VA FORECLOSURE BARGAINS.  The market has never been better for home buyers. The homes below are all ACTIVE listings of homes for sale in Stafford County Virginia.  All of these properties are bank owned homes ready for a new home owner.  Contact us to tour homes in your price range and favorite area of the Stafford County real estate market. The process for buying a bank owned home for sale in Stafford Countyis just like any normal real estate transaction.  Once you find your home of choice, based on comparable sales in the area, you determine the price to offer the bank.  Negotiation with bank owned properties is based on your personal financial qualifications and the final negotiated price.  Homefinders.com is there to provide you with the facts you need to determine t...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
Yes, if you haven't heard yet, we're snowed under!  As you can see, the front yard is blanketed in almost two feet of snow, and the Northern Virginia area is struggling with a bit more of the stuff than they were ready for.  Outside my front door this morning, it looked like this. And, as I've said previously in this blog, when there's any show on the ground in Northern Virginia, driving on our roads is akin to bumper cars lite!  While that might be a bit of an exaggeration, it's not far off.  From what the local weather channel says, yesterday's snowfall surpassed the record level that occurred in 1932. Of course, for many of us, being house bound isn't something we're used to.  Most Realtors, after all, are out with clients on the weekends.  So, the forced confinement is probably what...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
As I was skimming this morning's New York Times headlines, when a piece on "Mega Content" sites caught my eye.  The article's emphasis centered on the the quality, or lack thereof, of "Content Sites" like Answers.com  The bottom line is, that while these sites are rich with content, and are quickly attracting viewers, maybe we need to consider what the quality of the material found there is?  In other words, there's mounds of information, but is it any good?  Is it worthwhile?  Is it TRUE?   During the past year or so, I've had the opportunity to teach a reoccurring Real Estate Technology class.  The class briefly reviews the shift we've seen in the methods, tools and practices in our profession during the past few years, and examines how Realtors, by leveraging these recent tools, and ...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
Well, we knew it was coming sooner or later.  Yesterday was our area's first Winter's first snow.  According to the Weather Channel, we're due for a bit more over the next 24-48 hours.  And, as most of us that live here know, the roads in Northern Virginia aren't the friendliest in good weather.  Can you imagine the craziness with snow and ice on the roadways?  It isn't pretty! What about you?  Any snow in your part of the country?  If not, how are the temperatures?  Years ago, while stationed in Tucson, we spent Thanksgiving evening on the community swimming pool.  That was....different, and enjoyable.   There's certainly the Christmas spirit in the air.  And, the snow helps complete the holiday setting.  In the days leading to this special time of year, enjoy the sights and sounds, an...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
  Today's announcement that the Obama Administration plans on forcing mortgage companies to permanently reduce monthly payments for troubled homeowners was met by a mixed reaction.  While the action's sponsor, the White House, said one thing, many others took a more realistic wait and see attitude.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new initiative is part of the Administration's efforts to provide relief for homeowners who are laboring to pay their mortgages, and is another piece of the effort to stabilize the housing market.  The initiative, according to HUD, wants to extend to those already receiving trial modifications to their home loan, a permanent modification to their mortgage.  In simple language, what does that mean?  A lower payment.  While borrowers have...
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By Jim Rake
(Century 21 Adventure)
  "Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson Is a Federal Housing Administration(FHA) crisis on the horizon?  With FHA's insurance reserve ratio falling to the lowest level in history, at 0.53 percent, there are some who believe the FHA is the next subprime crisis waiting to happen.  One of those is homebuilder, Toll Brothers Inc., CEO, Robert Toll.   Toll predicts that just like the failed bank bailouts, the FHA will be next in the handout line.  And, with the reserve ratio as low as it is, he may be on to something.  According to a Congressional mandate, the ratio should be no lower than 2.0  In addition to the alarming FHA news, this week's Wall Street Journal reported that nearly 25 percent of all homeowners are upside down with t...
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By Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
(MacNificent Properties, LLC)
 New Homes For Sale in Stafford, VA:  Woodstream at Stafford - Brookfield Homes   Brookfield Homes is building single family and townhomes in Stafford, VA.  The location of this community is briliant, right off of rout I95 and just minutes to the VRE (commuter train)  Homes start in the mid $200s...and the community has fantastic amenities... for more information about New Homes For Sale in Stafford, VA  call me..Konnie McKee 703 407 7088.  Search the MLS for free right here..                SELL A HOME....CLICK HERE BUY A HOME....CLICK HERE    Your Northern Virginia Realtor 703 407 7088 Konnie Mac FREE No Strings attached... search MLS to to www.KonnieMac.com Realty Direct, 44075 Pipeline Plaza Ashburn, Virginia www.ManassasHomeSearch.com  If you are looking to purchase a home in North...
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