Herndon, VA Real Estate News

By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Bill: We are planning to move to the Herndon Virginia area. What can you tell us about the schools there?           Steve: Well Bill, school starts the day after Labor Day here and has for decades. This year that date is Sept. 6. Herndon is located in Fairfax County Virginia, the 12th largest system in the US. Therefore the resources for evaluating your child's education options are extensive and thorough. The schools in our county are considered among the best in the nation.       Here are some numbers that you might find encouraging from the county website:       * The new four-year Virginia on-time graduation rate for Fairfax County was 91.2 percent for 2008 high school graduates. * 92.6 percent of high school graduates continue on to some form of postsecondary education.         *...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Fox Mill Estates is a beautiful single family home neighborhood, conveniently located just outside Reston between Lawyers road and the Fairfax County Parkway. Big lots and mature trees surround classic home styles just minutes from the hottest job market in the nation: Dulles/Herndon/Reston/Ashburn.         Stop in monthly for up to date figures on current homes for sale, and follow the price trends by seeing what homes have sold for in recent months.             This report shows the listing for the 8 properties currently for sale in Fox Mill Estates as of June 8, 2011: Homes For Sale in Fox Mill Estates, Herndon VA 20171   The following report shows the 12 homes that have sold in Fox Mill Estates in the last 6 months: Homes sold in Fox Mill Estates     The Fox Mill Estate's Home Own...
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By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
I was driving this weekend to Dulles Towne Center to go to the mall and I saw the house that I have seen for years on Route 7. This house has always fascinated me with its’ architectural details and driveway. I looked it up in the MLS when I got home and it’s an enormous 10,000 square feet. The home is sits on an acre with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, four levels of living space, five car garage, media room, two kitchens, subzero appliances, marble and hardwood floors, wine cellar, elevator, family room on each level and more. The property taxes alone are more than some people’s salaries of over $22,000 a year. Located on Sugarland Road, with a price tag like that it will take a little more than “a spoonful of sugar to help that payment go down” In 2007, owner and former real estate ag...
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By Lisa Moroniak, SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Certified
(Keller Williams Realty | Northern Virginia | 703.635.0388)
$1400/mo: AVAIL for RENT JULY 1st! 1BR/1BA w/EXTRA STORAGE & 2 PARKING SPACES at BRYSON AT WOODLAND PARK!  vFLYER FOR VIRTUAL TOUR! One of the larger 1BR bedroom condos is ready for you to call "home" at the gated community of Bryson at Woodland Park! Convenient third floor location includes TWO covered parking spaces and EXTRA storage space (see pictures)!The main living area features carpeting in "move-in" condition. The master bedroom has a generous walk-in closet! The master bath features an extra-large soaking tub, plenty of cabinet space!Additional features for this floorplan include a large, updated kitchen with granite countertops, separate island, plenty of "maple-finish" cabinets and tile flooring. Third floor unit offers excellent views from a generous balcony that allows you...
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By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty)
This weekend is the Herndon Festival in downtown, Herndon, Virginia. I wrote about the festival and the schedule of events in my post, Herndon Festival (Herndon, Virginia) Begins Tonight, 6/3/11. One thing I did not include was the surprise 'flash mob' that happened this weekend at the festival. I always love a good 'flash mob,' and the element of surprise is one of the things that make them so much fun! Here is a video of the one that 'broke out' this weekend at the Herndon Festival. Thanks to the Herndon Patch for their coverage of this fun event! Flash Mob Takes Over Herndon Festival.
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
            At Boy Scout camp one summer when I was 16, a group of us were training to become life guards. One of the requirements for that as well as for a badge we all wanted to earn, was to swim a mile non-stop.         I think it took me and the rest of our group 45 minutes or so with lots of side stroke, resting back stroke and all kinds of labor saving methodologies to survive it. All accept Craig Bartlett. Craig was 12-13 and he finished in about 20 minutes, swimming free-style (crawl stroke) the whole way. The adults beside the pool were all yelling at him to slow down so he wouldn't fail. He didn't slow down and he hopped out of the pool and strolled off to an ovation from astonished viewers. The rest of us stayed in the water thrashing about for another 30 minutes. The differe...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
      Despite what you may have heard, the real estate market in Northern Virginia is flourishing! Listing agents Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway just brought this Herndon beauty under contract after  20 days on the market.                     Despite the communication challenges with overseas sellers, this move-in ready  property was adopted by buyers who were a perfect match for the home and the neighborhood amenities. Folks if you prepare your home to show well, price it correctly and  market it thoroughly with creativity...it will sell.         The doom and gloom of the national news reporting on the country's real estate problems does not apply to Northern VA. Prices are up, inventory is low and homes are selling. Below is an example of an Internet ad that helped pull in 2 ...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Homes for sale in Folkstone, Oak Hill/Herndon VA 20171. June 2011 report.       Welcome to the Folkstone, Herndon VA 20171 June Home Sales Summary.           The following reports will help you keep track of current home sales activity as well as sales trends over the last 18 months.   There are only 3 Homes Actively for Sale in Folkstone as of June 3, 2010 . Once folks move in, they do not like to move out :-) It's a nice neighborhood.   8 Homes Sold in Folktone Herndon VA 20171 in the last 18 Months       The links in these reports generally EXPIRE in 30 days from the date of this post and become non functioning. Check in monthly for current data. OR just drop us an email and we will send you the current sales figures or set you up on an auto search so that you will ALWAYS have curr...
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By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty)
One of our communities most beloved family activities is the annual Herndon Festival. This is the 31st yer for the festival, which includes Carnival Rides, games, an arts-and-crafts show, special activities for the kids, and three different stages featuring entertainment. It takes place in the heart of downtown Herndon. The festival begins tonight, 6/2/11, and runs through Sunday, 6/5/11. The Festival Schedule details when things will take place. There will be Fireworks kicking off the festival on Thursday night at 9:30 p.m.. There will be a second Fireworks display on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. The entertainment is varied and will take place all weekend. Check out the Entertainment Schedule to find out when your favorite performers will be playing or performing. Sunday morning is the ...
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Are you looking for a home at a bargain price that could benefit from some loving care? You might want to cast your eyes on the homes which are available as foreclosed or short sales in Herndon Virginia ... I've put together a link to a list of homes which are offered by their owners for less than their current mortgages or have already been foreclosed by Lenders on the resale market on a 1st come,1st served basis. You need a Realtor to show them and help you through the process ... And Yes, they've already factored in the Realtor cost so you can get the sort of help you'll need to land one of these bargains. Visit www.reston-area.com/forsale.htm and look to the links at mid-page for Foreclosed and Short Sale Homes.
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By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 9 homes active on the market as of 1 June 2011. Condos sales have really picked up in the Hernon area. They seem to fly off the market and average less than a month's worth of inventory so far this year. If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping. Visit Available Herndon Homes at http://www.reston-condos.com/forsale.htm to view currently available condos in Herndon Virginia.
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Ted: Whenever I attempt to make helpful suggestions to my children as to how to improve one of their skill sets or behavior patterns, somehow it always turns out that their shortcomings are my fault. This happens with my spouse too. Answerman: Give me an example. Ted: Well, I asked my daughter, politely, if she would clean up her room, she responded that it would be perfectly clean all the time, if I did not insist that she attend school. When I mentioned to my wife that her mood should be adjusted to a more gentle, quiet, co-operative mode of being, she responded that if I provided her with servants, a personal shopper, live in chef and laundress, her mood would be one that I would definitely find acceptable. The short comings of this world seem to have me as their source. Answerman: Y...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Open House May 22nd from 2-5pm Herndon VA 20171   If you are looking for a single family home in move-in condition, come visit this beautiful 4 bedroom property with an over-sized 2 car garage on a quarter  acre plus lot that will be open this coming Sunday May 22nd from 2 -5 pm.  12710 Magna Carta Road Herndon VA 20171 is priced at $395k, it is a true value in an area of  higher priced property.         Situated on a manicured lawn surround by neighbors with similar pride of ownership, this outstanding home is in the Fox Mill Estates neighborhood of Herndon VA 20171... ...close to Reston Town Center, the Dulles Toll Road, parks, pools and playgrounds.   Let's take a tour:               One of the things of preeminent importance in choosing a home to purchase is its location and the qua...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
      If you have a Herndon Virginia address, there is a very good chance that the home you are living in was built after 1985. Well, what did Herndon used to look like before it became a large star on the map of the Information Super Highway? As my children would say, what did it look like in the "olden days" which to them means the 1960's.                  Herndon has many beautiful older homes that you may have been driving past for years without ever taking notice. They actually have big yards and big trees as opposed to most of  the subdivisions which surround old town.                 How did Herndon get its name? A historical tidbit from Herndon Web: "The tracks of the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad came through the area around 1857 and led to a surge in Herndon's dev...
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Are you looking for a home at a bargain price that could benefit from some loving care?   You might want to cast your eyes on the homes which are available as foreclosed or short sales in Herndon Virginia ... I've put together a link to a list of homes which are offered by their owners for less than their current mortgages or have already been foreclosed by Lenders on the resale market on a 1st come,1st served basis.  You need a Realtor to show them and help you through the process ... And Yes, they've already factored in the Realtor cost so you can get the sort of help you'll need to land one of these bargains.  Visit www.reston-area.com/forsale.htm and  look to the links at mid-page for Foreclosed and Short Sale Homes.
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By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 10  homes active on the market as of 15 May 2011.  Condos sales have really picked up in the Hernon area. They seem to fly off the market and average less than a month's worth of inventory so far this year.  If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Available Herndon Homes at http://www.reston-condos.com/forsale.htm  to view currently available condos in Herndon Virginia.
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By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty)
Tonight the Herndon High Boys Lacrosse (Herndon, Virginia) team will play their first game in the Northern Region Lacrosse Tournament. They will face off against Yorktown High, Arlington, Virginia, at Yorktown. Despite the forecast of rainy weather, the game will go on since Yorktown has a turf field. Herndon High School plays in the Concorde District which is one of the most competitive districts in both the region and the state.  Hopefully, the high level of competition that the boys have, so far, played will serve them well as they move into Regional Competition.The HHS boys are being coached by Coached by Dave Bagetta, in his first year of his 2nd tenure as Boys Lacrosse coach at Herndon High School.Herndon High Boys Lacrosse has seen great improvement this year and they have an opp...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  The Pools Are Almost Open! Help Your Kids Learn to Swim Well By Joining A Summer Swim Team. They Don't Need to Be Good, Just Water Safe. Bobby: I have never been to a swim team practice and neither has my boy Marvin. What can I expect when he starts swimming with the Chantilly Highlands Dolphins? Answerman: First thing Bobby, always have Marvin in his suit when he leaves the house whether you are going to a meet or practice. This will save you a lot of trouble. Nothing is more irritating than getting to an away meet and finding no suit in the swim bag. We once went to meet at Penn State (with our winter team, The Potomac Marlins), 4 hours from here, arriving at 9:00 PM; discovered no suit (we took our daughter's guarantee that there was a suit in the bag for a 7:00 AM warm up. "What c...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  If you are looking for a single family home in move-in condition, come visit this beautiful 4 bedroom property with an over-sized 2 car garage on a quarter  acre plus lot.  Priced at $395k, it is a true value in an area of  higher priced property.         Situated on a manicured lawn surround by neighbors with similar pride of ownership, this outstanding home is in the Fox Mill Estates neighborhood of Herndon VA 20171... ...close to Reston Town Center, the Dulles Toll Road, parks, pools and playgrounds.   Let's take a tour:             One of the things of preeminent importance in choosing a home to purchase is its location and the quality and convenience of the neighborhood amenities.             This home is a winner on all fronts. Let's take a look at the beautiful Fox Mill Estates...
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