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General information on the real estate market as well as specific information to real estate agents, buyers and sellers in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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I have been doing some pricing analysis on home sales in Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia. The last three homes to sell in Belmont Country Club were bank owned or relocation company owned homes. All three homes sold at $160-$166 per square foot above grade. I used the above grade square ...
01/10/2009
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 authorizes a $7,500 tax credit for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing homes on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009. This is a great opportunity for first-time home buyers. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in what the t...
10/22/2008
After a relatively active real estate market over the summer, it seems everything came to a halt in September-at least in the upper price ranges. The market data confirms this. According to the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.-MLS Resale Data, in the Ashburn zip code of 20147 durin...
10/13/2008
Alright, I have seen it all now. I was driving home on Route 7 from Sterling to Ashburn, Virginia and stopped at a stoplight near the George Washington University Campus in Ashburn. I noticed the car in front of me looking to their left and pointing so I looked over. There was a small bear about ...
07/18/2008
 I recently read a great article by David Crook about selling a home on July 14, 2008 in The Wall Street Journal Online. He gave seven points to remember when a homeowner needs to sell their home. 1. It isn't worth trying to wait out the market or to time the market. 2. Don't spend a lot of money...
07/17/2008
Washington, D.C. metro area, Arlington and Alexandria recently made the top ten list in Forbes.com's "Best Places To Buy Foreclosed Homes" published on March 19, 2008. Their goal was to identifiy markets where there were hints of stabilization and that properties in foreclosure may be a good inve...
06/23/2008
Effective June 1, 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have dropped their "declining market" policy requiring an addition 5% down payment for properties determined to be in declining or "at risk" markets. Hopefully this will impact Jumbo loans as well as conforming loans but a formal announcement has...
05/28/2008
I attended a seminar sponsored by Countrywide Mortgage on Tuesday May 6th at the Crowne Plaza in Tysons Corner, Virginia which featured Tom Fiddler, an expert in the real estate industry. It definitely put the current real estate market in perspective.  He gave some background about the bond rati...
05/09/2008
Thats right!  On April 26th Loudoun County wants you to feel free to dump that hazardous waste off and get it out of your home to be properly disposed of.  The county has a fabulous program dealing with household hazardous materials which I don't think many people know about.   From March to Nove...
04/21/2008
Our mid-month housing market analysis for Loudoun County, Sterling VA, Ashburn VA and Leesburg VA shows signs of staying relatively flat from last month's numbers. To generate the numbers, we combined what has already sold as well as what is currently under contract with a closing date within Apr...
04/21/2008
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