Herndon, VA Real Estate News

By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Franklin Farm Living, natural and man made beauty... Franklin Farm homes for sale.                 Sam: Could you show me a lot of pictures of Franklin Farm homes and some natural beauty found there without a whole lot of verbiage?                Steve: Sure Sam. Here you go. Lots of photos and just the pertinent information.               Franklin Farm is served by Oak Hill Elementary   Lees Corner Elementary,and Scott Crossfield Elementary.              The community has 2 playgrounds, 2 pools with a great swim team: The Franklin Farm Froggers), a community center and tennis courts.             Conveniently located between West Ox road and Centreville road, with the Fairfax County Parkway only a couple of turns away.             The major Tech Corridor artery of Route 28 is 1.5 mil...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Homes for Sale in Chantilly Highlands Chantilly Highlands Homes for Sale market report for April 2010. If you just want the sales report scroll on down to the bottom of the post.   Tom: I have heard great things about the community of Chantilly Highlands. Can you tell me more abut it? My wife and I want to sell our town house in Arlington and get a single family home out near where I work in Herndon. Specifically I would also like to know what homes are for sale in Chantilly Highlands as of this date.   Steve: Happy to provide the information Tom. Chantilly Highlands is a community of 900 single family homes in Fairfax County located between Herndon Virginia  and Chantilly. Dulles Airport is approximately 5 miles down the road as is the adult playground of Reston Town Center. Chantilly ...
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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 13 homes active on the market as of 15 April 2010.  Condos sales have really picked up in the Hernon area. If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Available Homes at http://www.reston-condos.com/ to view currently available condos in Herndon Virginia.
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
I have watched with interest the rise in popularity of shows like House Hunters, where a host highlights the process of a home buyer or a couple buying a home who are escorted around to 3 homes by a agent. After seeing the three homes and a regularly placed commercial break the home buyer comes to the agent office to fill out a one page contract form. After another regularly placed commercial, viola, the buyer has the home and we get the opportunity to drop in on them 1-2 months after they have moved into the property they selected. All of this half hour, made for TV house hunting got me to thinking, How realistic is House Hunter as compared to what I do as an agent every day? Don't get me wrong, if House Hunter called today to ask me to be an agent on the show I would jump at the oppor...
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By Rick Phillips, I care about you and your transaction.
(Appraisals Guaranteed)
Four Seasons - A Neighborhood in Herndon, Virginia Four Seasons is a neighborhood comprised of older single-family, detached homes in Herndon.  It is close to Dulles International Airport, the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, and the historic section of Herndon. Four Seasons is bounded on the north by Sterling Road, the east by Elden Street, the south by the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), and the west by Rock Hill Road.
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
If you can't swim well, blame your parents. Don't end up later in life floundering around like a sparrow that fell into syrup. Sign up for the Chantilly Highlands Swim Team begins April 15 !                                The Answerman-Steve Bachman Join the Chantilly Highlands Dolphins Swim Team. Registration begins April 15 !!! Open to all residents 5-18 years of age who are water safe. Brian: I was thinking of getting my son Mark some more swimming lessons this summer. He did pretty well last year, and enjoyed it. What do you think? Answerman: Well Brian, this response is going to be longer than you want and full of verbiage meant to tug at your heart strings and put a potential load of guilt on you. Brian: Must you? Answerman: Yes I must. Brian, if your son can make it one length of...
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By Glenda Cherry, Realtor / Photographer
(Keller Williams Realty)
We went to Meadows Farms nursery today to start our herb garden - while we were there, we found Herbert the Frog and had to bring him home.  (By the way, his tag said his name was Herbert but, considering we were shopping for herbs, he was pretty aptly named!)  After considering several locations for him on our deck, we decided he looked most at home as a centerpiece in the bird bath. Can you look at him and not laugh out loud??!!
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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 in Herndon Virginia.
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By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 13 homes active on the market as of 1 April 2010.  Condos sales have really picked up in the Hernon area. If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Available Homes at http://www.reston-condos.com/ to view currently available condos in Herndon Virginia.
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
I was going to a new townhouse and single family home community in Herndon, Virginia called Darlington Oaks built by Stanley Martin.  I will have more on the actual community and the homes for sale in another posting. I was walking over to the sales center with my suit on and my name badge - and a cyclist stop his bike and stopped me and started asking me about the new townhouses that were being held open. He asked me, "What are they going for?" - Now mind you, I had never been into these properties before, so I answered..."give me a moment and I will find out." So here was an open sales office, an open house and a interested member of the public that was not wanting to enter the office/open house.  I asked him why and he indicated that he didn't want to be sold to. So I got the info, a...
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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 in Herndon Virginia.
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By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 11 homes active on the market as of 15 March 2010.  Condos sales have really picked up in the Hernon area. If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Available Homes at http://www.reston-condos.com/ to view currently available condos in Herndon Virginia.
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
This video for Northern Virginia home owners covers protecting your investment after buying real estate in Northern Virginia. Drive down any street in Northern Virginia and you are bound to see varying degrees of upkeep and care. Two keys to good home habits: 1. Keep it clean. Perform routine maintenance on your home’s systems, depending on their age and style. 2. Keep an eye on it. Watch for signs of leaks, damage, and wear. Fixing small problems early can save you big money later. If you would like a free copy of the book Your First Home, You can set up a free – no-obligation home buying consultation at our office with The Earl of Real Estate Team. We have developed an award winning Buying Success System that has helped hundreds of home buyers over the past 10 years.
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
This video for Northern Virginia home buyers covers the closing when buying real estate in Northern Virginia. This includes all of the pre-closing activities that should be handled by the agent and settlement or title company. Preclosing responsibilities include: Appraisal, survey, title search, and title insurance. Keeping yourself mortgage worthy! Doing a final walk-through of home. Countdown to closing includes: Getting your settlement statement, certified funds, evidence of insurance, and transfer of clear title. If you would like a free copy of the book Your First Home, You can set up a free – no-obligation home buying consultation at our office with The Earl of Real Estate Team. We have developed an award winning Buying Success System that has helped hundreds of home buyers over t...
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
This Northern Virginia home buying video covers the making an offer to purchase a home for sale in Northern Virginia. An offer is so much more than just the price and many a offer has been rejected because of factors other than price. Three components of an offer Price—offer must reflect true market value of the home. Terms—six basic categories address timing and financial considerations. Contingencies—often referred to as “conditions” that allow you to opt out of a deal if the home has a problem. Also referred to as Price, Terms and Conditions. If you would like a free copy of the book Your First Home, You can set up a free – no-obligation home buying consultation at our office with The Earl of Real Estate Team. We have developed an award winning Buying Success System that has helped h...
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
This Northern Virginia home buying video covers the steps that go into finding a home to buy in Northern Virginia. It also covers how an agent and a homebuyer look for different things when looking to find a home. Define your home criteria—analyze your values, needs, and wants. Consult with your agent to understand the rules of your market. When viewing a home, what you consider and what your agent considers are different. You’ll want to look for… Layout, space, a sense of value, convenience of location to work and schools, and features and amenities. Your agent will look for… How the home compares in terms of size, layout, and value to other homes in the area, as well as maintenance and structural concerns. If you would like a free copy of the book Your First Home, You can set up a fre...
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
This Northern Virginia home buying video covers the steps taken to secure mortgage financing and the difference between pre-qual and pre-approval. It even explains PITI. When you are looking to buy a home in Northern Virginia, you need to work with a great Mortgage Lender. Six steps to financing a home: 1. Choose a loan officer (or mortgage specialist). 2. Make a loan application and get preapproved. 3. Determine what you want to pay and select a loan option. 4. Submit to the lender an accepted purchase offer contract. 5. Get an appraisal and title commitment. 6. Obtain funding at closing. Know your mortgage options. Three basic factors: 1. Down payment 2. Interest rate 3. Term Understanding your monthly payment: Principal Interest Taxes Insurance Together, these four elements are commo...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Behind in your mortgage payments in Kingston Chase? Free resources to check out. If you live in Kingston Chase and are behind in your mortgage payments or are anticipating the inability to pay, here are some tips and resources to help you buy time, renegotiate or avoid foreclosure. Rule #1: CALL THE MORTGAGE COMPANY...do not wait until you are really far behind. You may qualify for programs that may fix your situation. Yes, talking to your mortgage company is like chewing glass no matter how much their recordings say they love you...but hey that is the ball game and they have the ball....however this game has rules, referees and advocates to help you. The good news is that lenders do not want to foreclose on your property, they already own enough. The process is expensive for them, so...
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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 in Herndon Virginia.  
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