Occoquan, VA Real Estate News

By Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner
(KEIRE Realty Group)
OCCOQUAN POINTE TOWNHOMES There are 4 "ACTIVE" Single Family Townhomes for sale in the Occoquan Pointe community of Occoquan. These townhomes are priced from $269,900 up to $377,000. The Average Days on Market for these properties is 137 days. Currently, there are NO Single Family Townhomes in the Occoquan Pointe community "UNDER CONTRACT". In addition, there is 1 Single Family Townhome available for rent priced $1,795 per month. For SOLD statistics please contact me directly. Are you interested in finding out how the real estate market has affected your area? Now you can get the market reports for your community just by clicking on the appropriate link. Bristow, Catharpin, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas Park, Nokesville, Occoquan, Triangle, and Woodbridge If you a...
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GASLIGHT LANDING TOWNHOMES There are 11 "ACTIVE" Single Family Townhomes for sale in the Gaslight Landing community of Occoquan. These townhomes are priced from $1,090,000 up to $1,430,000. The Average Days on Market for these properties is 45 days. Currently, there are NO Single Family Townhomes in the Gaslight Landing community "UNDER CONTRACT". In addition, there are NO Single Family Townhomes available for rent at this time. For SOLD statistics please contact me directly. Are you interested in finding out how the real estate market has affected your area? Now you can get the market reports for your community just by clicking on the appropriate link. Bristow, Catharpin, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas Park, Nokesville, Occoquan, Triangle, and Woodbridge If you ar...
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BARRINGTON POINT TOWNHOMES There are 4 "ACTIVE" Single Family Townhomes for sale in the Barrington Point community of Occoquan. These townhomes are priced from $265,550 up to $375,000. The Average Days on Market for these properties is 117 days. Currently, there are NO Single Family Townhomes in the Barrington Point community "UNDER CONTRACT". In addition, there is 1 Single Family Townhome available for rent priced $1,800 per month. For SOLD statistics please contact me directly. Are you interested in finding out how the real estate market has affected your area? Now you can get the market reports for your community just by clicking on the appropriate link. Bristow, Catharpin, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas Park, Nokesville, Occoquan, Triangle, and Woodbridge If yo...
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By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
The history of Occoquan as a town dates back to the early 18th century.  Prior to that it was home to Doeg Indians,  It has been a mill town, had one of the first pharmacies in the area and is still a vibrant town on the shores of the Occoquan Reservoir. One of the jewels of Occoquan is Rockledge Mansion built in 1758 and now serving as a catering facility of Georgetown Caterers. Occoquan Reach, a small enclave of town homes is within walking distance of the mansion - there are still town homes available for purchase. Planning to Buy or Sell Occoquan Real Estate?  Contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-562-1532.  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 Wi...
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By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
There is no question one of the "treats" of the Fall season is to tour Virginia wineries - the multi-color leaves, the cooler temperature and the opportunity to decide on your choice of wine. If you have neither the time nor inclination to tour wineries the Ye Olde Dominion Wine Shoppe at 408 Mill St in Occoquan is the best alternative available - they only sell Vigrinia produced wines. The store is not only quaint, but it is also well stocked with cheeses, nuts, crackers, gifts and wine accessories..  There are wine tastings daily - the owners will also serve as consultants for your private wine tasting party.  More details are available at Ye Olde Dominion Wine Shoppe  Their next door neighbor, Tastefully Yours is another outstanding goumet wine and food store. Planning to Buy or Sell...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Arthur and I are early risers.  We are at the gym by 5:30 AM, exercise and get home to start our business day.  However, we frequently opt for an early morning walk in the Occoquan business district.  Why is it "Our Occoquan"? Except for an occasional sea gull along the seawall we rarely ever see a car, no less a person.  Many of you know Occoquan as a bustling retail district comprised of many 18th and 19th century buildings.  As we walk with our modern day Starbucks coffee in hand we try to envision what it must have been like in the "olden days".  It is really a lovely little historic town, but we enjoy it even more at "our" time of day.  For those of you who know Occoquan you will find the pictures below unusual.  Mill Street is deserted as is Union Street and the Occoquan River loo...
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By Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices
(Administrative Manager)
For many years those of us traveling home to Prince William County from Fairfax County on Route 123 were constantly plagued by traffic backups approachiing and crossing the Occoquan River bridge at Occoquan.  Help finally arrived in the form of a new 6 lane bridge accompanied by a major widening of Route 123 in Fairfax County.  The first picture below (taken from the Occoquan side) shows clearly the smooth flow of traffic. There is a public parking lot at the eastern end of the Mill Street business district.  In addition to spaces for cars it has long been a favorite spot for folks to sit and leisurely fish in the Occoquan River. Well, a new 6 lane bridge now provides a ton of sheltered space for both cars and fisherman. Planning to Buy or Sell Occoquan Real Estate?  Contact Karen and A...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Occoquan Pointe is a group of 72 town home condominiums with garages.  They sit high above Occoquan away from the hustle and bustle of the business district.  They were built in the mid 1990's.  Even after that length of time the exteriors are absolutely pristine - a testimonial to the management of the homeowner's association. Over the years my husband and I have had several transactions in Occoquan Pointe. Planning to Buy or Sell Occoquan Real Estate?  Contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-562-1532.  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.        
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Two of our favorite bakeries have always been "out west" - Grace's Pastries in Herndon and Moms Applie Pie Company in Sterling.  Well, both of these "ladies" delicious baked goods can now be purchased in Prince William County.   The good news is that Grace's Pastries are now available at the Farmer's Market  on Dale Boulevard in Dale City on Sunday mornings.  The bad news is that the Farmer's Market is only open in Spring, Summer and early Fall.  The rest of the year you can order online at Grace's Pastries She has received critical acclaim in The Washington Post and other publications. Arthur and I visit the store ar 434 Elden St, Herndon whenever we are in the area on real estate business       Moms Apple Pie Company opened its' doors in 1981 in Sterling.  Four generations of the fami...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
What do you do when you need to put new homes in a historic town setting?  In some areas builders just throw them up and disregarding the integrity of the neighborhood.  In Occoquan, the town planners, the builder, the architects and a Victorian color expert sat down and for months hashed through a plan that would create new homes that fit in with the setting of the old town. The result is Gaslight Landing townhomes on the "main" street of historic Occoquan.  My first post about Gaslight Landing was in July 2007 when the development was just breaking ground.  Now the first row of townhouses fronting on Commerce Street are nearing completion and the second row directly on the Occoquan River are well underway.   The painted ladies of Occoquan aren't the first Victorian style homes in town...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
The lower of the 2 pictures above is an old aerial view of Occoquan that shows a boat dealership with moorings on the Occoquan River.  That facility has been razed and replaced by a new residential building that can be seen in the upper picture.  Those of us who have sold real estate in Occoquan for more than 30 years were initially concerned that the new building would detract from the historic appeal of Occoquan.  Of course, so were the other business people in the area, but as the photo below shows it is very difficult, if not almost impossible, to distinguish between the new and the historic.        The building at the rear of the photo on the left with the Queen Anne peak is the new building.  As I said, it is difficult to distinguish between the old and the new.         Planning ...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
The latest edition of the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) has named Town of Occoquan and the Occoquan River Communities in the top 13 communities to watch in the DC Metro area in the future. Having recently posted about New Urbanism in Northern Virginia it was interesting to see the WBJ cover some of the same thoughts expressed in my post.  Stating that Gen X and Gen Y buyers are looking to finding live, work and play neighborhoods with good transportation options to Washington DC.Occoquan was selected due to its historic charm and it's location between Fort Belvoir and Quantico.  In addition to the Town of Occoquan itself the WBJ recognized Belmont Bay and Lorton as smart growth developments which are contributing to the success of the area.  With multiple Virginia Rail Express stati...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
We have had picture perfect weather the last few days in Northern Virginia and it seemed like a good time to escape and enjoy a few moments on the Occoquan River.  So we headed over to Madigan's Waterfront Restaurant to have a leisurely lunch on the waterfront deck. Madigan's in located in the historic Town of Occoquan just off I-95 and Route 123 in Prince William County.  It is one of those hidden gems in the area that many people drive right by without even knowing it is there.  Madigan's has a prime spot in town right on the Commerce Street and just across from the Prince William County Tourist Center.   You can always expect friendly service from the staff and you won't leave hungry.  Seafood is their specialty and it is fresh daily.  You won't find crabs when it isn't crab season a...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
The smell of pies baking is not coming from my house.  That is the good news for my friends and family  The even better news is that we only have to go a few miles away from our home in Belmont Bay to the historic town of Occoquan to find Mom's Apple Pie Company and General Store. All of the pies at Mom's are made fresh with local ingredients.  You can actually find someone peeling apples in the kitchen and you have your choice of the traditional two crust apple pie or the brown sugar crumb topping.  Even though the store is called Mom's Apple Pie you will of course find a few other popular choices as well.  Depending on the season you can find blackberry, raspberry and rhubarb fruit pies available.  In the fall the pies change to the classics you would expect for Thanksgiving and Chris...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
The Fall 2008 Occoquan Craft Show will be on September 27 to 28.  Both Mill and Commerce Streets will be alive with arts and craft vendors as well as food vendors.  Of course, the Occoquan shops and  restaurants will be open as well.  The craft show draws large crowds each time it is held. Another important event this year  the OCCOQUAN RIVER FESTIVAL .  This is the first river festival and it includes events in the Belmont Bay Community as well as the Occoquan Regional Park located across the river in Fairfax County. Those of us who live along the Occoquan River recognize how important the craft show and river festival are in promoting all that Prince William County has to offer residents and businesses that locate here.  ________________________________________________________________...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
    Historic Occoquan has two craft shows each year (Spring and Fall). The next craft show will be held on September 27 and 28, 2008.  Both Mill and Commerce Streets will be alive with arts and craft vendors as well as food vendors.  Of course, the Occoquan shops and  restaurants will be open as well.  The craft show draws large crowds each time it is held. Another important event this year  the OCCOQUAN RIVER FESTIVAL .  This is the first river festival and it includes events in the Belmont Bay Community as well as the Occoquan Regional Park located across the river in Fairfax County. Those of us who live along the Occoquan River recognize how important the craft show and river festival are in promoting all that Prince William County has to offer residents and businesses that locate he...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
  Yes and it's for the birds!!  There are numerous pilings at marinas, parks, yacht clubs and moorings at homes along the Occoquan River.  We are fortunate to live along the shoreline of both the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers.  While they provide our drinking water and recreational opportunities they also contain wetlands and an excellent supply of food for our feathered friends.  Bald eagles, osprey and sea gulls are regular inhabitants.  We also have a heron population as well. For the most part the activities at Occoquan Regional Park, Belmont Bay and the Town of Occoquan will not necessitate sitting, but a collapsible chair or stool may come in handy at times. July 27 is the date of the OCCOQUAN RIVER FESTIVAL.  This is the innaugural year for the river festival - it will undoubtedly...
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By Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
(MacNificent Properties, LLC)
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By Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner
(KEIRE Realty Group)
The steps to buying a home can be quite confusing. What I hope to do in this post is help those of you who are First Time Homebuyers understand the process and provide future assistance should you decide to press forward with your home purchase.1. The first part of the process is to reach the decision that you are committed to buying a new home. You may currently be renting a home or apartment and would like to take advantage of the current housing market by purchasing a home now while home prices are down and rates are reasonable. In some cases, it's possible that your current rent payment might be equal to that of a home payment. Various home programs are available to help 1st time homebuyers with downpayment assistance and or, financing.2. Select the right Agent for you. Buying a hom...
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By Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner
(KEIRE Realty Group)
MOUNT VISION TOWNHOMES There are 3 "ACTIVE" Townhomes for sale in the Mount Vision subdivision of Occoquan. These townhomes are priced from $549,888 up to $799,888. The Average Days on Market for these properties is 108 days. Currently, there are NO townhomes in the Mount Vision subdivision "UNDER CONTRACT". In addition, there are NO townhomes available for rent at this time. For SOLD statistics please contact me directly. Are you interested in finding out how the real estate market has affected your area? Now you can get the latest market reports for your community just by clicking on the appropriate link. Bristow, Catharpin, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Nokesville, Occoquan, Triangle, Woodbridge, and neighboring Manassas Park. If you are not sure why it is advantageous ...
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