Stephens City, VA Real Estate News

By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Wakeland Manor, Stephens City, VA Real Estate Market Report - 2017Wakeland Manor, Stephens City, VA is a unique neighborhood of old and new and different. It is made up of older homes from the early to late seventies and more recent construction. It also has a section of luxury townhouses that are spacious and attractive.The townhouse area has its own playground, tennis courts and a basketball court. In the newer section of detached homes there is a swimming pool that is available to residents. The newer section also has a community center. There are few areas in the Winchester-Frederick County real estate market that match Wakeland Manor amenities.Wakeland Manor, Stephens City, VA Real Estate Market: The good newsThe Wakeland Manor real estate market has two markets running on parallel...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Canter Estates Subdivision in Stephens City, VA - Real Estate Review - 2017The Canter Estates subdivision in Stephens City, VA had a solid real estate market in 2017. Like many of its neighboring subdivisions, all the right numbers are up, and the unwanted numbers are down. That is consistent with the broader Frederick County, VA real estate market.Canter Estates Subdivision in Stephens City, VA: Good numbersThe good numbers in the Canter Estate subdivision are price, distressed properties and days on the market. The average home sale in 2017 was $330,386. That is a 4% increase in sales price. Where the average sales price really shines is in the growth over the past five years. There is a 12% improvement in average sales price from 2013.Each year since 2013, the average sales price has...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Home sales in Stephens City, VA - Third Quarter 2016Home sales in Stephens City, VA continued their upward trend in the third quarter of 2016. Stephens City, VA real estate sales made up 23% of the Winchester - Frederick County, VA real estate sales for the same period.Home sales in Stephens City, VA were down 9% from the same period in 2015. That is a reflection of the broader market from 2015 to 2016. The overall Winchester - Frederick Co., VA real estate market dropped 3% year to year.Home Sales in Stephens City, VA - Lateral Moves Mixed with Positive NumbersThere were positive numbers mixed with a number of lateral moves in the Stephens City, VA real estate market. Distressed properties were down 2% from 2015, but at 7% and 9%, that is a near lateral move year to year. The same is t...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Stephens City, VA real estate market had a good first quarter in 2016The Stephens City, VA real estate market had a good first quarter in 2016. There were 75 homes sold with only 5% of them being distressed (short sale or foreclosures). The market is steadily returning to stability. The Stephens City, VA real estate market made up 24% of the homes sold in the Winchester / Frederick County, VA first quarter of 2016.The minimum price a buyer paid for a home in Stephens City, VA in the first quarter of 2016 was $89900 and the maximum was $464,530. The average price was $235,343. The average corresponds to other areas of Frederick County, VA. The average days on the market was 77 with the minimum being 0 and the max being 549.Of those sold, 28 had 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Twenty-four had 4+ ...
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot. Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into your home. The best way to avoid unpleasant surprises like these is to arrange for a home inspection before you buy.Home Inspections Help You Avoid Unpleasant SurprisesA good home inspection is an objective, top-to-bottom examination of a home and everything that comes with it. The standard inspection report includes a review of the home's heating and air-conditioning systems; plumbing and wiring; roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation and basement.Getting a professional inspection is crucial for older homes because age of...
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
  No matter how good the credit rating, today's homebuyer no longer has the luxury of buying with little or zero down. Unless you are low-income with good credit, or a veteran, no-down loans are also a thing of the past. Most lenders today want at least 20 percent of the loan amount as a down payment on a house. For a home priced between $168,300 and $287,500, a homebuyer would need to come up with between $33,660 and $57,500 just for a down payment. Then, there are closing costs to consider. These vary by state, but figure you'll pay over $2,000 on a $200,000 loan. Saving up this money takes time and careful planning. The best way to start is by coming up with a budget that is realistic enough for you to stick with and by using other tips to help you get ahead financially. The Budget ...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The June 2015 Stephens City, VA real estate market had a 43% jump in sales over May 2015. That's a great sign of a growing and healthy change in the market. Short sales and foreclosures were consistent with the rest of Frederick County, VA at 9%. The area distressed sales have stayed a constant 9% for the entire first six months of 2015. The sales were made up of 10 townhouses, 19 ranch houses and 34 colonial homes. Three other sales fell into the "other" category. The average selling price was $274953, while the highest was $450298. The average days on the market was 49. Stephens City, VA is a strategically place community on the southern end of Winchester, VA. It is close to Rt 66, Interstate 81, Route 522 South, Route 340 into Clarke County, Route 37 and Route 11 North and South. It'...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The Stephens City, VA real estate market continues to grow and improve. The number of active listings is up 17% year to year, but it is down 10% month to month. The lower number of properties coming on the market is a good sign that prices are stabilizing and sellers are able to demand better prices.The number of days on the market are down 29%. That's another benefit for sellers. The number of units sold is up 61% year to year and is up 32% month to month. Previous 2015 months showed more of a horizontal movement in the Stephens City, VA real estate market, but current numbers are showing the beginnings of a seller's market.  View Mike Cooper's Market Videos
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The Stephens City, VA real estate market saw improvements in April. The number of listings were and list prices were also up. The number of days on the market went down 61% percent. Sales were up year to year and month to month. The median sale price was up slightly from March. When you're ready to buy or sell in Stephens City, VA, be sure to give your Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., agent a call. Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., is your local real estate sales pros.   View Mike Cooper's Market Videoss
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The Stephens City, VA real estate market is small example of the overall Frederick County real estate market. It has seen improvements in sales and prices over the past 30 days, but days on the market is climbing as in other parts of the county.  That is no cause for concern at this point. The market really is just awakening out of its Winter slumber. I believe there is a good chance that this upward trend really is a trend and not a blip. When you're ready to buy or sell in the Stephens City, VA real estate market, give your Cornerstone Business Group, Inc. agent a call.   View Mike Cooper's Market Videos
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The Stephens City, VA November market report showed the typical seasonal shift to a slower market. Sales were down 5% from October, and the days on the market continued to climb. The local market tends to slow just before Thanksgiving and pick back up at the first of the year. This shift should not overly concern buyers or sellers at this time of year. When you're ready to buy or sell, remember to give your Cornerstone agent a call (888-722-6029) because we are your local real estate sales pros.    View Mike Cooper's Market Videos
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The Stephens City, VA real estate market showed tighter numbers throughout September compared to many areas of Frederick County. There is evidence of the typical season drift, but it's minor. Overall, the Stephens City, VA real estate market is showing signs of health and stability. Enjoy the video, and when you're ready to buy or sell in Stephens City, VA, give your Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., agent a call. We are your local real estate pros in the Shenandoah Valley.     View Mike Cooper's Market Videos
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
  The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience as a local market expert for #Winchester, Martinsburg, Charles Town and Stephens City to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way? Take Charge When Buying a Home If you approach the home buying process intelligently and with confidence, you are much more likely to buy a house you'll be proud to call home. Approaching the task of buying a home can be overwhelming; there's so much to consider: How much house can I afford? How can I find the bes...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
The Stephens City, VA real estate market is making gains along with the Winchester, VA real estate market. The two sister communities are both a part of Frederick County, VA. The number of listings have increased in both areas, and sales are continuing to show a movement away from distressed sales toward fair market sales. Enjoy the video below, and when you're ready to sell or buy a home, give your Cornerstone real estate professional a call. We are your local real estate pros.   View Mike Cooper's Market Videos
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
Don't forget the sunscreen, and don't forget to chill your bill with these energy energy saving tips ...  Use windows to gain cool air and keep out the heat. If it cools off at night, turn off your cooling system and open your windows while sleeping. Operate your thermostat efficiently, by setting it as high as comfortably possible in the summer. Use fans and ventilation strategies to cool your home, and turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Plant trees for shade. If you're a homeowner, then one of your goals is to reduce the energy usage in your home -- not only to lower bills, but also to contribute toward a cleaner environment. It's an added plus that homes with lower energy usage and access to renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly more marketable to buyers.   B...
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
5 Bedroom Home For Sale in Stephens City VA 22655. Located in an established neighborhood in Frederick county VA with nearby parks and with great schools. Is it time to sell your home?  Request a free custom evaluation for your Home in StephensCity VA 22655. Find similar homes for sale to this 5 bedroom home for sale in Stephens City VA 22655. Affordable homes near Stephens City Stephens City MLS Listing FV8169672111 PLANKWOOD CT, STEPHENS CITY, VA 22655 Spacious 5 bedroom 4 bath colonial on cul-de-sac with an open floor plan. This home has a large eat in kitchen that opens to a rear covered porch, patio,fenced and backs to large open common area. The family room has a gas fireplace with wood floors on the entire main level, separate formal dining, den, office, mud room. Fully finished ...
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
Setting the list price for your WinchesterVA home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your REALTOR® will help you set your list price based on: pricing considerations comparable sales market conditions offering incentives estimated net proceeds   Pricing Considerations – Find a Balance Between Too High and Too Low When setting a list price for your home, you should be aware of a buyer’s frame of mind. Consider the following pricing factors: If you set the price too high, your house won’t be picked for viewing, even though it may be much nicer than other homes on the street. You may have told your REALTOR® to "Bring me any offer. Frankly, I’d take less." But compared to other houses for sale, your home simpl...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Canter Estates is a great place to live, and this weekend it's even more fun.  The annual Canter Estates Community Yard Sale takes place this weekend.  Residents in Canter Estates are encouraged to take this opportunity to pass on those re-gifted wedding gifts, rarely if ever used exercise machines, too small/too big clothes or whatever else they have to share with the public. Canter Estates is a ten year old subdivision off of Route 522 south in Stephens City, VA.  It is a highly desirable subdivision with only 1 available listing this week.  Over the past 90 days, four properties have sold and transferred to new owners.  Of those four, all sold within 90% of list, and the average days on the market were 65 days. The subdivision is made up of mostly colonial style homes.  The average h...
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By Beth Paisley, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates,480 W Jubal Early Dr #100, Winchester, VA 22601)
When meeting with my potential sellers, I have to used comparable foreclosures or short sale listings when performing a comparative market analysis.For one, like it or not, these homes are my sellers' competition. By showing these foreclosure properties, my sellers learn a very valuable lesson in pricing the property at market value and will most likely not overprice the properties.Foreclosures have had a huge impact on the CMAS on homes for sale in Winchester VA and the Frederick county Virginia area in some neighborhoods, I always try to run one CMA with the foreclosures included and one without to review with my clients so they can make a good decision.  www.bethpaisley.com  or   www.realestatewinchesterva.net
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