|Want to decrease your commute time? Why not live near the Vienna Metro Station? There are lots of opportunities depending on your particular needs. Not only are resale homes for sale, but there are new construction communities nearby that are not always listed in the multiple listing service. The Mosaic District has some new construction and there is a small community of large homes (4000+ square feet) near Mosby Woods Elementary School set to be built soon. Want to know where? Contact me! Remember, when you walk into a new community that is being built, the sales consultant represents the builder. You need your own representation (and it costs you nothing!). You can also search here for resale homes and live near the Vienna Metro Station. Happy house hunting!|
Just Sold – Townhome in Virginia Center
9388 Van Arsdale Drive
Vienna, VA 22181
Less Than 30 days to first contract (1st buyer got cold feet)
2nd contract written and closed in 25 days
Virginia Center is across from
The Vienna Metro Station
Area also includes Country Creek, Vienna Station, Metro West (New Homes)
Moorfield, Marquis, Acadia, Oakton Crest, Waterford and more!
Nottoway Park Nearby
Over 80 acres of fields, trails, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts
and baseball fields. A great place for picnics and group outings. Hunter
House can be rented for events.
Moorfield Dog Park Nearby
Also called Vienna Dog Park located at Courthouse Rd and Moorefield Rd SW
in Vienna. Free parking, plenty of fenced space for licensed dogs to romp
and play off-leash. Benches and water also available.
Work with an agent who knows what’s going on in and around the Metro Stations.
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|Want to decrease your commute time? Why not live near the Vienna Metro Station? There are lots of opportunities depending on your particular needs. Not only are resale homes for sale, but there are new construction communities nearby that are not always listed in the multiple listing service. Stanley Martin Homes has started construction of luxury townhomes in Oakton about 1.5 miles from the Vienna Metro. If you are interested in this location, give me a call. Remember, the sales consultant represents the builder. You need your own representation (and it costs you nothing!). You can also search for resale homes near the metro. Happy house hunting!|
Searching for a home is a daunting task whether you are a first time home buyer or whether you have bought and sold a few homes. Here are a few tips to help make it easier to succeed,
1. Research before you look. Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you want to spend each month for housing.
2. Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, but don’t be unrealistic with your expectations. There’s really no such thing as a perfect home. Use your list of priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.
3. Get you finances in order. Review your credit report and determine whether you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. If you are a first time home buyer, check into the state, federal and local programs that may help with down payment assistance. Talk to a few lenders to find out what programs they sponsor. Then, get prequalified for a mortgage. You really can’t make a serious offer on a property without a lender letter (unless, of course, you are paying cash).
4. Don’t ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion, but be ready to make the final decision on your own.
5. Decide your moving timeline. When is your lease up? Are you allowed to sublet? How tight is the rental market in your area? All of these factors will help you determine when you should move.
6. Think long term. Are you looking for a starter house with plans to move up in a few years, or do you hope to stay in this home for a longer period? This decision may dictate what type of home you’ll buy as well as the type of mortgage terms that will best suit your needs.
7. Get a home inspection. Even if the home is new construction, get a home inspection to know what problems exist and the likelihood of majors repairs in the future. If possible, get a warranty from the seller to cover defects for one year. You can buy one yourself, if the seller will not pay.
8. Get help from a real estate professional. Hire a real estate agent who will represent you in your transaction. Remember that the listing agent’s duty is to the seller. A buyer’s representative is working only for you. Buyer’s agents are usually paid out of the seller’s commission payment.
Call me when you are ready to look for a home in the Washington DC area.
[While not reprinted verbatim, the idea for this article came from REALTOR magazine with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved].
Congratulations to my buyer(s) (they are shy) who recently closed on a beautiful town home in the Fair Ridge community of Fairfax County.
It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 full, 2 half bath, end unit with beautiful hardwood floors on the first level and all the stairs. A finished walkout basement,
updated kitchen (stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops), deck off the kitchen, fenced yard and 1 car garage complete this perfect “10”.
There were multiple offers but a bit of luck and skill secured this one for my clients. It’s nice to have happy clients and another successful sale!
Wells Fargo is offering $20,000 in down payment assistance to qualified buyers in Washington DC and Prince Georges County, MD ONLY (sorry Virginia). Are you ready to buy? Then don’t miss this opportunity. The program, called CityLIFT is being launched at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC on October 5 and October 6 (a few days away). Admission is free. Parking is free at designated parking lots. Home buyers are asked to register in advance to speak with a financial professional who will tell you if you qualify for the program. If so, you can reserve funds for up to 60 days even if you have yet to find a property! What could be better!
However, you do have to bring along lots of paperwork for your appointment. (Hey, you have to do something to get the money!) And this $20,000 in down payment assistance does not have to be repaid, provided that you stay in the property for at least 5 years! Of course, it has to be your primary residence and you can’t own a property at the time you settle on the new property using the $20,000 downpayment assistance.
Check out these links for more information and you need an agent, so call me (703 679 8741).
Are you thinking about buying a new home (as in brand new, never been lived in)? Think you don’t need a real estate agent? Please think again! The sales consultants for new home builders are paid by and work for the builder. This is who they represent (no matter what they say). As a buyer, you need your own advocate to represent your interests. A buyer’s agent represents you, is your fiduciary and will disclose the pros and cons of the builder’s contract. And since the commission for the buyer’s agent is generally paid by the seller, why not use one?
To find out how I can represent you, contact me today!
- Leila C. Brown, 703 679-8741
- Licensed in DC and Virginia
- Keller Williams Realty
- 6820 Elm St.
- McLean, VA 22101
This is from CNN Money . We should see more foreclosures hit the market this spring . . . read on
Another affordable community near the Vienna Orange Line is the Waterford Community off Blake Lane in Vienna, VA , just past Oakton High School. These 186 units were built around the mid 1970’s. Below are the homes that sold in 2011 with broker participation. There probably were some For Sale By Owner sales (as they usually are, but i don’t have those numbers).
It’s a vibrant, active community. Just check our this sample HOA newletter here to see what’s going on in Waterford. http://goo.gl/w2C2I
As of this date, there is one unit that is “For Sale By Owner,” which I can show to any interested persons. The last home sold in February, 2012 at 2927 Cashel. The list price was $439,000 and it closed at $422,000. HOA Fees are $233 quarterly. The community schools as Mosby Woods Elementary, Luther Jackson Middle, and Oakton High School. And, from most locations, it’s an easy walk to the Vienna Metro!
|Address||ListPrice||Close Price||Close Date||BR|
|2908 Cashel Ln||$434,900||$434,900||23-May-11||3|
|2927 Cashel Ln||$439,000||$422,000||29-Feb-12||3|
|2929 Cashel Ln||$424,900||$420,000||29-Jul-11||4|
|2953 Cashel Ln||$434,900||$434,900||17-Jun-11||3|
|9904 Longford Ct||$439,900||$430,000||6-May-11||3|
|9943 Longford Ct||$315,000||$275,100||25-Jan-11||3|
|9943 Longford Ct||$439,900||$439,900||8-Apr-11||3|
|2980 Valera Ct||$429,000||$429,000||12-Aug-11||3|
|2932 Waterford Ct||$429,900||$400,000||19-Oct-11||4|
|2938 Waterford Ct||$394,900||$394,900||29-Apr-11||4|
|2950 Waterford Ct||$449,500||$449,000||29-Aug-11||4|
Let me know if you are interested in this community!