Stafford, VA Real Estate News

By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS  FOR AQUIA HARBOUR REAL ESTATE IN STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA CAN RECEIVE A $10,000.00 GRANT that may be used for DOWN PAYMENT and/or CLOSING COSTS. HOMEFINDERS.COM has partnered with a local bank to provide our First Time Home Buyers for AQUIA HARBOUR real estate with a GRANT of up to $10,000.00.   Loan limits are up to $350,000.  Home buyers FOR AQUIA HARBOUR can get this $10,000 GRANT to help purchase the home of their choice.                  *Grant money of up to $10,000 is available NOW to be used for Down Payment and/orClosing Costs for the buyer to purchase the home of your choice.*You may select a Single Family Home, a Town Home or a Condo Home.*There are no fees to the Seller.  Seller contribution can be towards your closing costs.*Available first-come, fi...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
BEAUTIFUL WOODED LOTS AND A GORGEOUS HOME CAN BE YOUR IN NORTHERN STAFFORD COUNTY.Stafford County real estate is a popular location for relocation buyers.  With the spring home buying season atmosphere, we're visiting builders and developing inventory for Stafford County home buyers who wish to have quick occupancy. JUST LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL MODELS IN THIS COMMUNITY.  Homes with 2,658 Sq Ft to 3,433 Sq Ft. HOMES PRICED FROM $429,990 TO $494,990.  These homes qualify for the Homefinders new home REBATE. Models from 2,658 square feet to 3,433 square feet.     JUST LOOK AT THE HOME SITES IN THIS BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY IN STAFFORD COUNTY                  COST OF LIVING COMPARISONS FOR STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA  Visit Homefinders in Stafford for cost of living comparisons for cities across the...
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By Tanner Mulvihill
(Bayfield Home Loans, LLC)
 "Have we reached the bottom of housing prices?"  Being in my profession as you can imagine I get that question alot.  In the past two years the answer has always been no, but I'm happy to report that I feel we are getting very close.  I base my conclusion on a number of factors. Word of mouth.  A number of my referral partners are reporting an increase in buying activity.      Availability of listings in the $140K - 160K range.  Right now there 40 such properties in Stafford County.  This range almost directly ties to what people are paying in rent right now.  Personal experience.  In my subdivision (Park Ridge in Stafford) there are currently about 12 listings.  5 of them have sold signs on them.  42% sales rate might not sound like much but it is significantly better then the 10% I h...
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By Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
(MacNificent Properties, LLC)
Did you know that the majority of foreclosure listings are on your local MLS??  There are many websites that charge to you get foreclosure lists from them when this infomrmation is out there for free!!  That's right...I said it...for free!!  You can contact your local friendly agent (hint hint) who can set you up on automatic emails, you will receive listings that fit your criteria....See homes as they come on the market!!!  Buying a foreclosure has its challenges, so it's always good to have an agent who is familiar with the process....If you have quesitons, want to receive automatic emails...call me, Konnie 703 407 7088Homes for sale in Manassas, Homes for Sale in Haymarket, Homes for Sale in Gainesville, Homes for Sale in Vienna, Homes for sale in McLean, Homes for sale in warrenton,...
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By Dana Forster, Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va
(AHome4Sale)
 Stafford made the list! What list? Glad you asked. In a recent article by Forbes.com, Stafford County Virginia was found to be one of the Best Places to Get Ahead.  Forbes.com reported that Stafford County is one of the places that income growth and job growth are the highest.  Just another great reason to call Stafford County your home.  To read the full article, click on this link Best Places to Get AheadRelocating to the Greater Fredericksburg area, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Caroline or King George County? I would love to have the opportunity to meet all of your Real Estate Needs.  Contact me: Office Phone: (540) 548-0500  Cell Phone: (540) 645-1354
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By Vincent McKamy, Realtor Fredericksburg Virginia
(Samson Properties)
ding... Great Home + Great Location $259,000 103 Bonair Street FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22405 Superior house with FOUR large rooms great for any family. Price: $259,000 Status: Active Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op Number of Floors: Multiple Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 Year Built: 1997 Interior Features:Basement, Forced Air, Central Air, Laundry Room, Main Floor Bedroom, Fireplace, Family Room, Main Floor Bathroom, The GPS Realty Team Office: 540-455-2739http://www.thegpsrealtyteam.com/realtor_contact.shtmlhttp://www.thegpsrealtyteam.com/ Vincent McKamy Coldwell Banker Elite Serving Fredericksburg Stafford Spotyslvania and surrounding areaswww.TheGPSRealtyTeam.com  
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By Kevin McGrath, Long & Foster Real Estate Companies
(Long & Foster Real Estate Companies- Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania)
The Market Was Crowded Today - At Times I Felt Like I Was Vying For Front Row Seats At A Rock Concert. I've got great clients. They show up on time, they make decisions, and they are realistic. I could not ask for more. We have written offers, fair offers, on three different properties. Beat out every time, but that is a story for another time.Todays story is about traffic. There was a lot of it. We saw 13 houses in the Prince William & Stafford County areas. That may seem like a lot, but this client does not waste time, and we can move though them pretty quickly.At the first couple of homes it was pretty quiet. But at home number 5, that all changed. We pulled up, and 2 different Realtors were there showing. Wow! When is the last time we saw that? House number 6 - another Realtor there...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Military Relocation, Military Relocation Virginia, Quantico Within minutes to the gates of Quantico in Stafford County VA is the gated community of Aquia Harbour. Built in the early 1970’s the neighborhood original attracted weekend boaters and those wanting a retreat from the city. Then with the widening of the major highways, the addition of the VRE as a commuting option and the growth of Northern Virginia, Aquia Harbour became a full time community. With 2000 acres, including 400 acres of protected wetland, you have a hard time realizing that you are only 45 miles south of DC and 15 miles north of Historic Fredericksburg. The Aquia Harbour neighborhood is different from many others in the area due to the fact that the homes do not fall in the standard tract home category. With a vari...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
New Homes in Stafford County, ready for YOU.  Stafford County real estate is a popular location for relocation buyers.  With the spring home buying season atmosphere, we're visiting builders and developing inventory for Stafford County home buyers who wish to have quick occupancy.Look at these lovely homes.  They are finished and ready to occupy.  Yes, you can move in within 30 days and be in your home with your home buying adventure behind you.  Contact Homefinders.com to tour these lovely new homes in Stafford, VA.  E-Mail.  Tours arranged daily.  See: Stafford County New Home- $499,900 - Aquia Harbour Quick Occupancy.See: Stafford County New Home- $548,545 - Aquia Harbour Quick Occupancy. See: Stafford County New Home- $475,000 - Aquia Harbour Quick Occupancy.                        ...
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By Linda de Bree
(Linda de Bree, Notary Public)
Any notary that does loan signings will eventually be asked to backdate.  There are several possible reasons for the request, such as the loan docs were not ready on time the previous day, resulting in the borrower possibly losing his rate lock, or even the simple matter that the lender wants to count the loan as closed for the end of month business.  Whatever the reason, it is fraud and a notary is bound by his oath of office not to participate in such a practice.The function of a notary is to serve as an impartial witness to a transaction.  The notary requires personal appearance of the signer and positively identifies that person according to laws of his state. The notarial certificate provides a legal record of the date and type of notarization, and certifies that all required proce...
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By Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate
(REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.)
Virginia has some of the most magnificent wineries in the country and several are right here in Stafford County.  One such rare find is the brand new Potomac Point Winery in the Widewater section of Stafford County.  Surrounded by beautiful countryside and minutes from the Potomac River, this impressive facility is a magnificent addition to the county's landscape. Rated among the Top Ten Wineries in Virginia by the Virginia Wine Festival 2007 Poll and also listed as 'Top Five Not-to-Be Missed Stunning Wedding Sites' in the Fall/Winter issue of Virginia Bride magazine, this winery is a delicious experience.  I visited to get some pictures and found a very helpful staff and gorgeous, relaxing atmosphere.  Stop by this weekend for their Holiday Open House.  There'll be LOTS of treats for t...
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By Vincent McKamy, Realtor Fredericksburg Virginia
(Samson Properties)
SPACIOUS FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE. THREE FINSIHED LEVELS WITH A WALK OUT BASEMENT TO PATIO AND FENCED YARD. LARGE DECK OFF THE EAT-IN KITCHEN THAT HAS MANY UPGRADES. TWO RELAXING GAS FIREPLACES L/R & F/R. GREAT MASTER SUITE. GREAT LOCATION AND A GREAT SCHOOL DISTRICT. OWNER WILL CONSIDER RENT TO OWN/LEASE OPTIONVincent McKamy - Realtorwww.TheGPSRealtyTeam.comServing Fredericksburg, Stafford, and Spotyslvania  
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Since its founding in 1664, Stafford has been an appealing haven for newcomers. One of Virginia's best-kept secrets, Stafford County has maintained a strong connection with its rich tradition by remaining at the periphery of the rapid urbanization to the north. Today, Stafford offers residents the advantages of suburban living at a more relaxed pace. Proximity to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA provides access for residents to cosmopolitan settings, while maintaining an affordable and secure environment. Area attractions are plentiful and include compelling historical sites such as George Washington's boyhood home site at Ferry Farm: Chatham Manor, the Union Headquarters during the Battle of Fredericksburg: and Belmont, the 18th century home of American artis...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
UNIQUE DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY The winery is in a Mediterranean style setting with verandas and patios overlooking the vineyard and picnic grounds. The main event room can accommodate up to 250 guests. They have an in-house caterer with menu options from gourmet to comfort foods. The center courtyard is adorned with fountains.  Similar to other wineries there is a gift shop with unique items. You can also tour the 10,000 sq ft underground production area and cave. They produce three tiers of wine and are one of the many businesses in Stafford County that are fun to patronize.Potomac Point Winery is located on the historic Widewater Peninsula in the northern tip of Stafford County, Virginia at 275 Decatur Rd. From I-95, take exit 148, proceed to ramp leading to Route 1-southbou...
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By Larry and Madeline Whitehead
(South of NoVa)
Larry is from Northern Virginia and Madeline is from New England. We have lived in Boston and Las Vegas. We moved to the Northern Virginia area because my wife fell in love with Virginia. We now live in So of NoVa(South of Northern Virginia.) We have been happily married for 35 years We have 7 children and 10 grandchildren who have adopted us.Our Experience (Brief)Madeline and Larry worked at Stone and Webster Engineering in Boston.Larry worked on Nuclear Power Plant safety systems and earthquake analysis.Madeline worked on Nuclear Power Plant electrical and technical diagrams.Larry has held Executive (CTO, SVP) positions in the Telecommunications Industry  and negotiated multimillion dollar contracts for several companiesLarry and Madeline worked together in her Woman Owned Consulting ...
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By Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate
(REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.)
Stafford Hospital Center – Finally, A Hospital of Our Own!MediCorp Health Systems Groundbreaking Ceremony - Stafford VideoFor those of you relocating to the Stafford County area, you will be pleasantly surprised by the many amenities and features it now provides.  A new addition to the many recent improvements is the county’s first hospital, the Stafford Hospital Center located conveniently off Rt 1 at exit 140 within 1 mile of Interstate 95.The hospital is a long awaited addition to the MediCorp Health Systems’ family of services in the Fredericksburg area which has been providing health care for over 106 years, when Mary Washington Hospital first opened its doors.An ever increasing population over the last decade had forced MediCorp to improve and expand the facilities at Mary Washing...
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By Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate
(REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.)
Silver Companies Developing New Community in North Stafford - Hills of Aquia - Now Selling!This 244 single family home community is adjacent to Aquia Harbour to the North and direct access is from Route 1 about a ½ mile north of Garrisonville Rd (Route 610, exit 143 from I-95).  NV Homes and Augustine Homes are builders currently offering homes in this community.  Prices range from the upper $400's and will come with a variety of incentives.  **See Below**Augustine HomesFrom the Upper $400s.      Current Incentives: Enjoy $20,000 in Personal Design Choice Options, Free Gourmet Kitchen Granite Countertops AND a $7,500 Closing Cost Incentive! Certain Restrictions apply.          James                      Potomac                Carlyle                      Madison            Shenandoah   ...
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By Ed DeChristopher, CRS Fredericksburg VA
(Fredericksburg Realty, Inc.)
You know it is great to have someone bright working with you!Homes for sale in the Fredericksburg VA area continue to languish on the market.  The slowdown now is not unique to August.  It is typical with people concentrating on getting the children back into school ("Hurray" shout all of you with school age children).My daughter, Dawn DeGroff, who works with me developed some information that I think is pretty interesting.There were 213 detached/single family homes sold in the City of Fredericksburg VA, Spotsylvania County VA, and Stafford County VA during the past 30 days (as of yesterday).26% of them were priced between $200,000 and $299,999.43% of them were priced between $300,000 and $399,900.17% of them were priced between $400,000 and $499,999.12% of them were priced over $500,00...
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By Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate
(REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.)
                                                                                   Life is Good in Aquia HarbourAquia Harbour has a unique quality unlike most other communities in North Stafford.  Stafford's first "gated community" comes complete with a police department, 24 hour gate security, fire and rescue squad, multiple sports fields and courts,, pools, a country club, 18 hole golf course, stables, paddocks, jogging trails, and a marina and yacht club with slips to accommodate boaters on Aquia Creek.  It's more than 2000 acres are privately located off Rt. 1 adjacent to the Aquia Towne Center and bordering Aquia Creek which expands into the Potomac River. It is conveniently located just minutes from the south gate at Quantico and has a large military presence.This community was fi...
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By Irene Morales Ward, Realtor - e-Pro - Northern Virginia Real Estate
(REMAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.)
By Irene Morales Ward8/10/2007Austin Ridge has had a very bumpy market for the last 12+ months.  Prior to the spring of 2006, homes were relatively hard to come by in this popular neighborhood in North Stafford.  On the rare occassions homes were available, they were quickly scooped up - and often at or above list price.With a brand new elementary school, many amenities, including a community center, swimming pool, swim team, tennis courts, sidewalks, walking trails, and an active homeowners association.  and within minutes of Quantico, shopping and 95, this community has always been a first choice for military, government and corporate relocations.  We all realize now that the days of a seller's market and an assured quick sale are officially over.  But statistically speaking, how do w...
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