Dumfries, VA Real Estate News

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
About Montclair, Dumfries VA Montclair is one of the most popular residential subdivisions in Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Montclair is, as the community's website says, "When you recall your hometown, you are bound to think of tree-lined streets, blooming flowers, ample yards, parks for playing and friendly neighbors. For the nostalgic feeling that brings you home, there is no place like the Prince William County neighborhood of Montclair." Obviously, the price increase over 2009 is good news for the property owners in Montclair. It is very much in line with recent market reports in other subdivisions that tend to indicate the downward spiral is either ending or ended. A check of the statistics at our Multiple Listing Service confirm that all areas of Prince William Co...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
My phone is still ringing and questions coming from military families about eligibility for the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP). Last week I had three phone calls from families outside the area who had PCS orders in 2008 an 2009 with leases expiring this spring.  I put together this quick video for other Northern Virginia (or former Northern Virginia) military families who might have the same question about DoD HAP benefits.   In addition to this video here are a few other posts I've written about the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program( HAP) and homes I sold in Northern Virginia in 2010.   This year I closed 20 HAP transactions.   If you are a military family who has left the area and need assistance in working with your tenants and getting you...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell a Montclair, Dumfries or other Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-499-9279. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford County or the entire Northern Virginia Area.Prince William County Karen Kruschka's Web SiteProfessional Lawn Services
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By Jim Gilbert, The Gold Homes Team
(Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway)
Dumfries/Montclair Landlord Rents 4-level, 4-bedroom TH for 27 Months with Escalation Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic Realty        Landlords must often balance whether to accept a longer term lease or lease for shorter terms in order to have an opportunity to adjust the rent upwards.      Thanks to working with the GOLD Team a landlord has been able to lease a townhome in Montclair Mews for 27 months with a mid-lease adjustment of plus seven per cent!   Both the tenant and the landlord are happy with this arrangement. (The GOLD Team has handled over 500 Northern Virginia residential real estate sales and many, many leases in the last 10 years. We have 3 full-time agents, including a broker, an MBA and a Certified Distressed Property Expert.  We love to "Kno...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
One of the benefits of living in Prince William County is that we have numerous musical organizations made up entirely of volunteers. A common love of music brings talented musicians from the business community, government, the military and homemakers together in both choirs and instrumental ensembles. Three of them will be performing on Saturday 12/4 and Sunday 12/5/2010Having attended prior performances by all of them I can assure you that you will be well entertained. Their performances are also free.Saturday, December 4, 20104:00 PM Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra at Covenant Presbyterian, 5640 Hoadly Road, Manassas 20112 7:30 PM Prince William Community Band at Potomac High School, 3401 Panther Dr, Dumfries 220268:00 PM Woodbridge Community Choir at Our Lady of Angels Parish Hall, 13...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany is a lovely community of 325 detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234 Obviously, the price increase over 2009 is good news for the property owners in Brittany. It is very much in line with recent market reports in other subdivisions that tend to indicate the downward spiral is either ending or ended. A check of the statistics at our Multiple Listing Service confirm that all areas of Prince William County are producing the same results. There are variances, of course, but that is a function of the type of homes and the number and percentage each type in a particular subdivision. The very fact that Brittany is a subdivision of detached homes only has a different impact on prices when it is compared to a subdivision with detached homes, townhomes and condominiums.With h...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
About Montclair, Dumfries VA Montclair is one of the most popular residential subdivisions in Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Montclair is, as the community's website says, "When you recall your hometown, you are bound to think of tree-lined streets, blooming flowers, ample yards, parks for playing and friendly neighbors. For the nostalgic feeling that brings you home, there is no place like the Prince William County neighborhood of Montclair." Obviously, the price increase over 2009 is good news for the property owners in Montclair. It is very much in line with recent market reports in other subdivisions that tend to indicate the downward spiral is either ending or ended. A check of the statistics at our Multiple Listing Service confirm that all areas of Prince William Co...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Both photos in this montage were taken by my husband during the Blizzard of February 2010. The weather was not typical for a Northern Virginia winter. We are lucky in that we only get inundated about once every 10 years. There was a point where the hole dug by the squirrel to retrieve his/her "stash" was so deep you couldn't see the squirrel. It was a multiple storm winter with us receiving about 57 inches over the period. Believe it or not, my car is behind me and is totally buried.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell a Brittany, Dumfries or other Prince William County home or property...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
From a humble beginning in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia the Marines have served our country with distinction for 235 years. You don't have to know one personally to be aware that they rank among the most elite military organizations in the history of the world as do all American forces. If there is a distinction it is the fact that they are compact and highly mobile.There is no better place to learn about their history and tradition than at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle VA. Arthur, (my very own former Marine), made this video that briefly highlights that 235 year journey. Rumors that he lives at the museum are not true HAPPY BIRTHDAY and SEMPER FI, MARINES
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
About Montclair, Dumfries VA Montclair is one of the most popular residential subdivisions in Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Montclair is, as the community's website says, "When you recall your hometown, you are bound to think of tree-lined streets, blooming flowers, ample yards, parks for playing and friendly neighbors. For the nostalgic feeling that brings you home, there is no place like the Prince William County neighborhood of Montclair." The Links Below Are Always Connected To The Area Multiple Listing ServiceThe Listings Are Updated Every Hour Montclair Dumfries VA Detached Homes For Sale Montclair Dumfries VA Town Homes For Sale Obviously, the price increase over 2009 is good news for the property owners in Montclair. It is very much in line with recent market rep...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany is a lovely community of 325 detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234 Obviously, the price increase over 2009 is good news for the property owners in Brittany. It is very much in line with recent market reports in other subdivisions that tend to indicate the downward spiral is either ending or ended. A check of the statistics at our Multiple Listing Service confirm that all areas of Prince William County are producing the same results. There are variances, of course, but that is a function of the type of homes and the number and percentage each type in a particular subdivision. The very fact that Brittany is a subdivision of detached homes only has a different impact on prices when it is compared to a subdivision with detached homes, townhomes and condominiums.With h...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
When I saw this dilapidated house the title for several posts flashed through through my mind. Of course, the most obvious is the fact that time and weather have not taken a toll on the bricks.Another one might be, "Which Part Of "As Is" Don't You Understand"I most certainly would welcome any others that you can recommend. My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell a Brittany, Dumfries or other Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-690-6569. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax Coun...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany price of homes sold increases by 7% compared to 2009. Brittany is a lovely community of 325 detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234 BrittanyDumfries, VA Detached Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2010 Vs. Total Year 2009 2009 2010 +/- % Number of Homes 8 8 Average List Price 373,539 391,200 +5% Average Sales Price 365,625 392,875 +7% Seller Contribution -4,975 -5,709 +15% Net Sales Price 360,650 387,166 +7% As of 10/11/2010The Links Below Are Always Connected To The Area Multiple Listing ServiceThe Listings Are Updated Every Hour Brittany, Dumfries VA Homes For Sale COMMUTING Pentagon and Washington, DC bus stop at the Brittany Commuter lot. The link shows the scheduled time to the Pentagon is 40 minutes and 50 minutes to 14th and Independence i...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
About Montclair, Dumfries VA Montclair is one of the most popular residential subdivisions in Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Montclair is, as the community's website says, "When you recall your hometown, you are bound to think of tree-lined streets, blooming flowers, ample yards, parks for playing and friendly neighbors. For the nostalgic feeling that brings you home, there is no place like the Prince William County neighborhood of Montclair." The Links Below Are Always Connected To The Area Multiple Listing ServiceThe Listings Are Updated Every Hour Montclair Dumfries VA Detached Homes For Sale Montclair Dumfries VA Town Homes For Sale MontclairDumfries VA Detached Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2010 Vs. Total Year 2009 2009 2010 +/- % Number of H...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Developed by K. Hovnanian, the Four Seasons collection of active adult communities are well-known for their luxurious amenities, beautiful surroundings and finely crafted homes. One prime example of a Four Seasons community is the Four Seasons at Historic Virginia located in Dumfries, Virginia. Set in Prince William County of Virginia, Dumfries is a fantastic location just minutes from restaurants, shopping, recreation and everyday conveniences. Washington D.C., the nations’ capital, is less than 30 minutes north offering the ultimate in historic grandeur, museums, theatres, fine dining and national monuments. The area is also home to wonderful outdoor recreation including boating and fishing in the nearby Potomac River. Another local favorite is the Prince William Forest Park offering ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany price of homes sold increases by 7% compared to 2009. Brittany is a lovely community of 325 detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234 BrittanyDumfries, VA Detached Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2010 Vs. Total Year 2009 2009 2010 +/- % Number of Homes 8 8 Average List Price 373,539 391,200 +5% Average Sales Price 365,625 392,875 +7% Seller Contribution -4,975 -5,709 +15% Net Sales Price 360,650 387,166 +7% As of 10/5/2010The Links Below Are Always Connected To The Area Multiple Listing ServiceThe Listings Are Updated Every Hour Brittany, Dumfries VA Homes For Sale COMMUTING Pentagon and Washington, DC bus stop at the Brittany Commuter lot. The link shows the scheduled time to the Pentagon is 40 minutes and 50 minutes to 14th and Independence in...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
These two relatively new homes are about 10' apart as are all of the homes in the subdivision. It is not at all uncommon here in Northern Virginia to see homes this close. As in many major markets our dwindling supply of land reasonably close-in is almost non-existent forcing higher prices. Smaller lots are necessary to keep home prices reasonable - not everyone wants to live in a townhome.My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell a Montclair, Dumfries or other Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-690-6569. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art te...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
When we are taking exterior photos we do our best to "stage" the property before we start snapping pictures. However, it is is not unusual for us to get home and realize there are unwanted items in the photos such as Garbage cans Hoses laying on the lawn Garden tools Kids bikes etc, etc. We do use photo editing software to eliminate the "garbage" For example, in the top photo there is both a bag of garbage, a garbage can and two power cables on the turf at the right side of the vendor's trailer As you can see in the photo below they were removed. This is how we would treat "undesireables" in the photo of a home either inside or out.WE DO NOT Add or delete landscaping Delete high tension wires, etc Modify the home or any other structure on or adjacent to the lot Arthur and I believe we h...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell a Montclair, Dumfries or other Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-690-6569. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford County or the entire Northern Virginia Area.Prince William County Karen Kruschka's Web Site
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
"What Goes Around Comes Around" My Team has 34 years experience in Woodbridge, Dumfries, Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”If you plan to buy or sell a Montclair, Dumfries or other Prince William County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-690-6569. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford County or the entire Northern Virginia Area.Prince William County Karen Kruschka's Web Site
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