UPDATE: SOLD 2012 A nice corner unit Fairfax condo (2005) that gets plenty of sun and backs to trees so it has plenty of privacy. The "Oliver" model. A new listing on June 11, 2010 has two bedrooms, two baths, a granite and stainless steel kitchen, and lots of storage space. It also features and oversize garage, and two deeded parking Continue Reading
Fairfax County Real Estate Tax Rate 2010-2011
Fairfax County, Virginia has announced the new property tax rate for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Real Estate: It shall be $1.09 per every $100 of assessed value. In Fairfax County, VA, home owners pay their real estate taxes twice a year, July 28th and on December 5th. If you have questions about your assessment, how to pay your bill, or Continue Reading
8636 Dogwood Lane, Fairfax Virginia | SOLD Listing
A nice, custom built home (2004) overlooking a park-like setting and just minutes to the Vienna or Dunn Loring Metro Stations. New listing April 16, 2010, this five bedroom colonial sits on almost 3/4 of an acre yet backs to protected woods surrounding Long Branch stream. Home Bought and Sold June 2010 Gorgeous oak hardwood floors on the entire Continue Reading
4587 Derring Lane, Fairfax Virginia SOLD!
SOLD and Settled @ $429,900 in April 2010! ... look at the interior photos! This home is not asking a 3rd party for approval! Not a foreclosure either... super clean and ready to settle by the end of the year! Mint condition town home located close to Fair Oaks, Fairfax, and some of the best shopping on the East Coast including Wegman's, Whole Continue Reading
Upcoming Changes to Conforming Loan Limits
UPDATE: For 2011 Conforming Loan limits for Northern Virginia, click here. Original Post: This is a post of special interest to many of us in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. I was in a NVAR Finance Forum meeting discussing the Economic Summit and Sweth started to talk about the upcoming expiration of the current $ 729,750 conforming Continue Reading
Tell me about the crime rate in Fairfax County?
Last weekend I met with an interested buyer to discuss a listing of mine, and he looked me in the eye and asked me, "how is the crime rate in the neighborhood?" I can understand his reason for asking the question because I certainly would not want to move my wife and children into a crime plagued neighborhood either. But asking a salesman who is Continue Reading
A sick home seller strategy…
This is an angle that many real estate agents have yet to discuss with their seller clients because it may sound a little harsh. Some subjects like current market activity, reductions in asking or list price, keeping the house clean, proper staging, repainting, repairing, de-cluttering, re-carpeting, curb appeal, sanitizing, lighting, scenting, Continue Reading
Installing a real estate “for-sale” sign in Virginia?
Better call Miss Utility first! Yes, that familiar RE/MAX Presidential sign in your front yard is going to require a bit more effort (and spray paint) to install. The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) is turning up the heat on enforcement of the Virginia Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act which was enacted thirty years ago, and Continue Reading