Dumfries, VA Real Estate News

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Increasing inventory and decreased homes sold are reflected in the Montclair Real Estate Report for August 2014. Active listings of detached homes were 87.5% higher than in August 2013 Detached homes settled in in August 2014 were 37.5% lower than in August 2013 The good news for Montclair real estate homeowners is that  The average list price was 12.3%  higher than in August 2013 The average sales price of settled homes was 10.5% higher than in August 2013 Will increasing Montclair real estate inventory have an impact on detached home prices.  That will be controlled by several factors Consumer confidence Inventory levels in the next few months since homeowners could decide not to sell their home in a softening market Place your mouse over any bar in the interactive graphs below.  You ...
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By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(SAMSON PROPERTIES)
For those who are dreaming of one day downsizing and buying a smaller home, we want someplace with less space, less maintenance less yard work and a place where we will be around like minded homeowners. In our area that would be the  Four Seasons at Historic Dumfries in  Eastern Prince William County Virginia.Four Seasons is a planned community designed for the over 55 homeowners.  Four Seasons is just off I-95 and near the Rt 1 cooridor. Shopping, hotels, restaurants area all near by. In a few short years you will be able to go about a mile and half and get on the Potomac Shores VRE and travel up to DC for events, plays, and all the wonderful things DC has to offer. If you are golfer, you will be thrilled to learn that the Jack Nicholas Signature Golf Course is just a mile and half awa...
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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."  COMMUNITY Montclair was established in 1968. There are approximately 3,800 homes surrounding a 108 acre lake, with a broad central boulevard separated by exquisite flowering trees, attractive landscaping and bordered by wide sidewalks perfect for walking, jogging or cycling. Another major attraction is the Montclair Golf Tennis and ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
   YELLOW School is now open in Prince William County and the rest of the country. You would think all drivers would realize and respect the purpose of school speed signs and school bus lights is to protect our children. Quite frequently, offenders will be young mothers with small children in car seats. You have to wonder what their attitude will be about an offender when their child is in school.The same is true of school buses. Their amber lights flash before they come to a full stop and turn red. It is not at all unusual to see drivers try to get by before they turn red. Too many times they do not make it.    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with more than 30 years experience as real estate professionals servi...
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By Patty Blackwelder, Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist
(Twins Selling Real Estate)
   Potomac Shores is my favorite New Home Community in Prince William County Virginia                                                      I had the privilege of being one of the first sales representatives on site while working for Ryan Home  to start up this community in the Spring of 2013. It was an exciting time and as we fast forward a year much has changed. It is awesome to see the hard work with NVR Homes and Suncal and Prince William County officials  paying off.  It was an honor and a privilege to work for and with them on Potomac Shores.  Over 140 homes have been sold in one year which an outstanding pace for any community. The community is really taking shape and neighborhoods are coming together.  On my drive through the community today checking on three of my home owners I ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany is a lovely community of detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234     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 Washington, DC There is a major Slug Line at the Route 234 and US1 VDOT Parking Lot with routes to the Pentagon and numerous DC locations. It is 4.7 miles to MCB Quantico The VRE Rippon Station is approximately 20 minutes - you can transfer to Metrorail at the Franconia-Springfield Station Prince William County Commuting VIDEO SCHOOLS Pattie Elementary Graham Park Middle Forest Park High Dumfries Neighborhood Library is approximately 10 minutes Chinn Regional Library is approximately 20 minutes Place your mouse over a...
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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."  COMMUNITY Montclair was established in 1968. There are approximately 3,800 homes surrounding a 108 acre lake, with a broad central boulevard separated by exquisite flowering trees, attractive landscaping and bordered by wide sidewalks perfect for walking, jogging or cycling. Another major attraction is the Montclair Golf Tennis and ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Dumfries 22025 is located in the southestern section of Prince William County.  Montclair is the largest residential community in 22025.   Dumfries advantages: Within 15 to 20 minutes of Quantico Marine Corps Base On State Route 234 cross county 4 lane expressway 15 to 20 minutes to the Rippon Landing VRE commuter station 10 to 15 minutes toVDOT commuter lot at Route 234 and I-95   Place your mouse over any bar in the interactive graphs below.  You will see a number of units or dollars and a +/- percentage compared to the same month a year ago.         The figures above were developed by the area MLS and are not an indication of your home’s market value./  I will visit your home to note its’ specific features and prepare a market comparison for your review.  I will also develop an acti...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
  Dumfries 22025 is located in the southestern section of Prince William County.  Montclair is the largest residential community in 22025.   Dumfries advantages: Within 15 to 20 minutes of Quantico Marine Corps Base On State Route 234 cross county 4 lane expressway 15 to 20 minutes to the Rippon Landing VRE commuter station 10 to 15 minutes toVDOT commuter lot at Route 234 and I-95    Place your mouse over any bar in the interactive graphs below.  You will see a number of units or dollars and a +/- percentage compared to the same month a year ago.       The figures above were developed by the area MLS and are not an indication of your home’s market value./  I will visit your home to note its’ specific features and prepare a market comparison for your review.  I will also develop an act...
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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."  COMMUNITY Montclair was established in 1968. There are approximately 3,800 homes surrounding a 108 acre lake, with a broad central boulevard separated by exquisite flowering trees, attractive landscaping and bordered by wide sidewalks perfect for walking, jogging or cycling. Another major attraction is the Montclair Golf Tennis and ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany is a lovely community of detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234     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 Washington, DC There is a major Slug Line at the Route 234 and US1 VDOT Parking Lot with routes to the Pentagon and numerous DC locations. It is 4.7 miles to MCB Quantico The VRE Rippon Station is approximately 20 minutes - you can transfer to Metrorail at the Franconia-Springfield Station Prince William County Commuting VIDEO SCHOOLS Pattie Elementary Graham Park Middle Forest Park High Dumfries Neighborhood Library is approximately 10 minutes Chinn Regional Library is approximately 20 minutes Place your mouse over a...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Brittany is a lovely community of detached homes only minutes from I-95 at Route 234     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 Washington, DC There is a major Slug Line at the Route 234 and US1 VDOT Parking Lot with routes to the Pentagon and numerous DC locations. It is 4.7 miles to MCB Quantico The VRE Rippon Station is approximately 20 minutes - you can transfer to Metrorail at the Franconia-Springfield Station Prince William County Commuting VIDEO SCHOOLS Pattie Elementary Graham Park Middle Forest Park High Dumfries Neighborhood Library is approximately 10 minutes Chinn Regional Library is approximately 20 minutes     Brittany, Dumfries ...
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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."  COMMUNITY Montclair was established in 1968. There are approximately 3,800 homes surrounding a 108 acre lake, with a broad central boulevard separated by exquisite flowering trees, attractive landscaping and bordered by wide sidewalks perfect for walking, jogging or cycling. Another major attraction is the Montclair Golf Tennis and ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Dumfries 22025 is located in the southestern section of Prince William County.  Montclair is the largest residential community in 22025.   Dumfries advantages: Within 15 to 20 minutes of Quantico Marine Corps Base On State Route 234 cross county 4 lane expressway 15 to 20 minutes to the Rippon Landing VRE commuter station 10 to 15 minutes toVDOT commuter lot at Route 234 and I-95   The graphs below are interacrive - holding your mouse over any bar will  compare any given month to the same month in 2013   Town Home Statistics                             ALL Dumfries Homes For Sale By Type and Price ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with more than 30 years experience as real estate professionals serving Woodbridge, ...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
The church above was built in 1847 by Episcopalians and named Saint James. At some point in time they used it as the Prince William Academy. It was next acquired by the Church of the Brethren. During the Civil War it was used by both Confederate and Union troops as a barracks and hospital. By the end of the war the interior of the church was in ruins, but the solid stone exterior was intact.In 1866 a Baptist church was organized in Brentsville. There are no records to indicate where services were held. However, in 1897 then pastor Dr. William E. Hatcher, the congregation's namesake, was able to raise the necessary funds to purchase the church for $330.00. To learn more of their ministry visit Hatcher’s Memorial Baptist Church. It is within eyesight of the historic Brentsville Union Chu...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
In 1801 a district courthouse serving Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William Counties was built in Haymarket VA. In 1807 the Virginia General Assembly established circuit courts in each county and ordered the building be sold In 1809 it was sold to the Hygeia Academy (a medical college} which was a financial failure In 1822 it was resold to William Skinker,Jr who allowed it to be used as a church by Episcopalians and Presbyterians In 1830 he deeded it to St Paul's in memory of his wife and is the oldest church in continuous use in Prince William County.During the Civil War it served as a hospital for Confederate troops wounded at The Battle of Manassas It was also used as a stable by Union troops, but when they torched the town of Haymarket the only thing remaining were the exte...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
  Leesylvania State Park is located at 2001 Daniel K Ludwig Drive which begins at the end of Neabsco Road ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with more than 30 years experience as real estate professionals serving Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Manassas Park, Bristow, Brentsville, Gainesville and Haymarket Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS If you plan to buy or sell a 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 Willi...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Dumfries 22025 is located in the southestern section of Prince William County.  Montclair is the largest residential community in 22025.   Dumfries advantages: Within 15 to 20 minutes of Quantico Marine Corps Base On State Route 234 cross county 4 lane expressway 15 to 20 minutes to the Rippon Landing VRE commuter station 10 to 15 minutes toVDOT commuter lot at Route 234 and I-95   The graphs below are interacrive - holding your mouse over any bar will  compare any given month to the same month in 2013   Detached Home Statistics                         ALL Dumfries Homes For Sale By Type and Price ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Kruschkas are long term Prince William County residents with more than 30 years experience as real estate professionals serving Woodbridge, ...
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By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster Real Estate)
Just Sold:  Montclair Single Family Home for $457,000 On May 28th (2014) I had the pleasure of listing a meticulously maintained single family home in Dumfries' sought after community of Montclair.  The list price was set at $454,500.  It was higher than neighboring properties hadgarnered in their sales prices, but this was definitely not the run of the mill Montclair home.   For starters, it had brand new vinyl siding and new gutters.  Most of the homes in the area still had aluminum siding.  It had new windows and doors and a renovated kitchen.  Most importantly, it had a great lot.  It wasn't waterfront, but who needs that when you have nearly half an acre of wooded seclusion with a stamped concrete patio, deck and hot tub.  It was only eight days before someone fell in love with it....
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Besides the beautiful decorated models.   Over the last few months as the lower inventory forced many buyers into bidding wars our clients were quietly signing contracts to buy new construction.   At least once a week we are out in Fairfax, Prince William and North Stafford looking at what the builders have available.  Each week we receive multiple emails from these same developers letting us know what they have in home site specials and move-in ready homes. Currently we have a client building a home at One Loudon  and another at Marina Landing.   All of these clients looked at resale homes but quickly realized they could get a better value with less stress by buying new.The good news for buyers working with our team is our experience on the other side of the table.  We have represented...
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