More Increase in Contracts Signed Last Month than in the Past Year!

under contract

More Increase in Contracts Signed Last Month than in the Past Year!

under contract

 

This spring market has been going strong! We predicted that it would start earlier than many people suspect “spring” market typically starts. January started strong! And we have been happy to see that it has stayed steady and even gotten stronger with each month since January!

 

We had a 3.5% increase in contracts signed last month which is the biggest increase in the past year! We have seen many new listings under contract quickly!

 

Our team has been working hard while dealing with multiple showings, competing offers and signing contracts! Great job team! Thank you for all your hard work!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Eight Under Contract Easter Week!

1539 Grosbeak Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Eight Under Contract Easter Week!

 

1539 GROSBEAK CT, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

1539 Grosbeak Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Largest model this light & airy TH w/2 car garage & 3 level bump-outs is a commuters dream! Hdwds on main, 9′ & tray ceilings. Upgraded kit w/granite, glass tile bksplash, updated appls opens to brkfst, fam & sunrms leading to Trex deck. Huge MBR w/sit rm, WI closet, lux MBA. Walk out LL has rec rm w/gas FP, 4th BR, 3rd full BA! UV coated windows, newer HVAC. Walk to VRE, 2 mins to Occoquan River!

 

Under Contract March 23rd! Only on the market for 13 Days!!

 

 

 

14364 PRESIDENTS LANDING WAY, GAINESVILLE, VA 20155

14364 PRESIDENTS LANDING WAY, GAINESVILLE, VA 20155

 

Elegent 5 BR, 4.5 BA home nestled on premium cul-de-sac lot backing to trees, golf & pond! Over 4800 living sq ft, custom millwork, hand-finished hdwds. Kit w/new granite & SS appls., opens to brkfst rm & 2 story fam rm w/2 walls of palladian windows. Huge MBR w/tray ceil, sit rm, lux MBA. 3 full BAS up. Walkout LL has rec rm, built-ins, wet bar, craft rm, BR w/full BA. Deck, screened porch, patio

 

Under Contract in 4 days!! On March 22nd

 

 

 

14424 PRESIDENTS LANDING WAY, GAINESVILLE, VA 20155

14424 PRESIDENTS LANDING WAY, GAINESVILLE, VA 20155

Amazing custom home on premium cul-de-sac & golf course lot w/lake views & privacy! 3 car garage. Designer decor, exquisite woodworking, built ins, hardwds, cherry paneling in library. Beautiful French country kitchen w/granite, 9′ transom slider to rear deck, gazebo, patio. 4 full BAs up. MBR suite w/sitting rm, his & hers BAs. Walk out LL w/rec rm, Den/ 5th BR! & full bath.

 

Under Contract March 22nd!

 

 

 

 

9000 LARKWOOD AVE, FORT WASHINGTON, MD 20744

 

9000 LARKWOOD AVE, FORT WASHINGTON, MD 20744

Completely renovated top to bottom! This 6 BR, 3 full BA home shines! Gleaming hardwoods, neutral designer paint, crown molding, recessed lighting. Living rm w/cozy FP. Beautiful kitchen w/new cabinetry, SS appliances including gas range, breakfast bar. Remodeled baths w/custom tile. LL rec room has wet bar, built in wine rack. New sunroom. W/D. Huge fenced in rear yard & shed. Must see how nice!

 

Under Contract March 21st! On the market for 2 months!

 

144 OAK VIEW DR SE, LEESBURG, VA 20175

144 OAK VIEW DR SE, LEESBURG, VA 20175

Immaculate updated 4 bedroom 2 full bath home in lovely neighborhood just minutes to Downtown Leesburg! Gleaming hardwood floors, freshly painted, new carpeting! Bright open floor plan, great eat in kitchen with loads of cabinet & work space, wall oven, cooktop & door leading to rear deck & nice level rear yard. Walk up LL has large rec rm w/new carpet. 4th BR & full bath. Great value under $300K!

 

Under Contract in 5 Days!! March 23rd

 

 

 

20043 MUIRFIELD VILLAGE CT, ASHBURN, VA 20147

 

20043 MUIRFIELD VILLAGE CT, ASHBURN, VA 20147

 

Stunning 4 BR, 4.5 upgraded BA home in popular Gated Golf Course Community! Dramatic 2 story foyer, open LR & DR + study, amazing renovated kit w/antique glaze soft close cabinets, ctr island, granite, SS appls, custom backsplash. 2 story fam rm w/FP, wall of windows. Lux MBR suite w/cathedral ceil, 3 full BAs up. Finished walk up LL w/rec rm, den, BA. Fantastic location, mins to Toll Rd, Airport!

 

Under Contract in 8 Days! March 24th

 

5211 KNOUGHTON WAY, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120

 

5211 KNOUGHTON WAY, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120 Great home in a desirable community! Just minutes to major shopping, recreation & future Metro. Foyer, kitchen and breakfast room all feature hardwood floors, all appliances in place, step down family room with fireplace. Full basement with rec room, bedroom and half bath. Upper level has master suite, 2 more bedrooms and a full bath. Needs some TLC but overall a great home!

 

Under contract March 25th!

 

 

 

 

 

42784 LONGWORTH TER, CHANTILLY, VA 20152

42784 LONGWORTH TER, CHANTILLY, VA 20152

Best on the market, this gorgeous lake front TH w/2 car garage is loaded w/upgrades! Brick front, new hardwood floors, freshly painted, upgraded lighting. Kitchen w/42″ maple cabinets, granite & brand new SS appliances leads to deck. New carpet in bedrms, 2 master suites w/vaulted ceilings, WI closets, private baths. Renovated MBA w/custom tile. 3rd BR & full bath on entry level! Amazing amenities

 

Under Contract in 3 Days!! March 27th!

 

 

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

 

 

 

 

What are the Top 10 Home Improvements for the DC area in 2016?

Home Improvement House Meaning Renovate Or Restore

What are the Top 10 Home Improvements for the DC area in 2016? According to a Washington Post article this week, these are the top 10 most requested home maintenance and repair projects in the Washington area:

1. Repair faucets, fixtures and pipes (16%)
2. Maintain and mow a lawn (14%)
3. Install or repair faucets, fixtures and pipes (12%)
4. Repair or service appliances (11%)
5. Hire a maid service (9%)
6. Complete a one-time interior cleaning (9%)
7. Repair an asphalt roof (8%)
8. Repair an air conditioner unit (8%)
9. Clean gutters and downspouts (7%)
10. Repair drywall (6%)

What are YOU planning to spruce up your home this year? Please tell me in the comments below.

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Four Homes Under Contract in 2 Days!

16810 BRANDY MOOR LOOP, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

Four Homes Under Contract in 2 Days!

 

16810 BRANDY MOOR LOOP, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

16810 BRANDY MOOR LOOP, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191

Under Contract March 15

 

20762 QUIET BROOK PL, STERLING, VA 20165

20762 QUIET BROOK PL, STERLING, VA 20165

Under Contract on March 16th only 2 days after listed!

 

3382 BEECHCLIFF DR, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306

3382 BEECHCLIFF DR, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306

Under Contract March 16th 2 months after listed!

 

1671 PARKCREST CIR #400, RESTON, VA 20190

1671 PARKCREST CIR #400, RESTON, VA 20190

Under Contract March 15th!

 

This spring market is still going very strong even though it started early in January! We are listing 12 new homes this week and have already had many showings, offers and four contracts since yesterday on our other listings! Keep it coming!! Spring is in the air!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

 

 

The Best Family Friendly Neighborhoods in the DC Metro Area!

family friendly neighborhood in northern virginia

family friendly neighborhood in northern virginia

The Best Family Friendly Neighborhoods in the DC Metro Area!

 

 

There are so many wonderful benefits to raising a family in the Northern Virginia/DC area and there are some amazing neighborhoods that make raising a family even more enjoyable!

 

WTOP has featured a neat study and has some really cool interactive maps showing the best neighborhoods for families.

 

“WASHINGTON — Much like choosing a lifelong partner, choosing where to plant your family’s roots is a decision that should be approached carefully and tactically. Of course, aspects like weather and aesthetics of a place come to mind, but what factors are important in the long haul?

Getting to know a place requires substantial research. What are the schools like? Does the community share the same values as you do? Are there lots of children in the area? These factors and more can determine the kind of life you will build for years to come.

To help determine which places best suit family life, our data experts at FindTheHome crunched the numbers and came up with a Family Score (out of 100) for District neighborhoods plus each county in Virginia and Maryland. A high Family Score is based on a mixture of a number of factors:

A high average public school rating (based on standardized exams performance)

Few vice establishments in the area (strip clubs, liquor stores, etc.)

A high percentage of homeowners

A low percentage of unemployed residents

A high percentage of children and teenagers

A well-educated community, measured by the percent attainment of a college degree”

 

for the original article, click here!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

 

 

How to Make Your Home Stand Out Among the Competition!

model home

How to Make Your Home Stand Out Among the Competition!

home stand out

 

Get some Free and Honest Advice

 

Enlist the help of a friend who will be honest with you about your home, decor, furniture arrangements and paint colors, without sparing your feelings. It is easy to get too personally attached to the way your home has been decorated or lived in while you have been in it. But selling your home is a business transaction and should be bad paint choiceapproached as such! Detach yourself and ask an honest friend to tell you what sticks out or should be addressed before listing your home. Not only is this free, but they may offer to help!!

 

This hot pink and blue may have been fun for your little girls room but now it is a total distraction for a buyer. They will only remember your house as the one with the hot pink arch… not the one with the beautiful light filled rooms! 

 

Pack %50 of Your Stuff

To you, it may be a sweet rocking horse collection but to someone else it is clutter that detracts from the bones of your house!  Get rid of the collections, extra sweaters in the closet, all those bikes in the garage, and definitely your rooster decor in the kitchen! Decluttering your home is THE most cost effective and best return on your investment that you can do before listing your house!

 

declutter

Our clients did a great job decluttering this kitchen before listing. It is a small condo kitchen but because the counters are completely clear- it looks bigger and like there is plenty of workable space!

 

 

Getting rid of half your stuff may seem like a big job, and it is! But it has so many benefits! It helps your home look bigger! It makes your storage space look more adequate! It helps buyers see the home at its best and not be distracted by clutter! It makes it easier for you to clean up before a showing- less stuff= less to clean up! It helps neutralize a space! When there are are 3 candles on a shelf instead of 12 collectible bobble heads  It even helps you get a head start on your packing!  Your home should show as a model home!

 

Go on a Tour of a Model Home!

model home

 

This will help you get an idea of what you should get rid of or pack up! Look at  how clean and clear their kitchen counters are! Wow! All the beds are made?!? No toys in sight?  Neutral paint and decor in every room? “Hmm, maybe I should paint my lime green bathroom grey…” Yes, yes you should.

 

You want your house to show like it could be anyone’s home, not the family with 3 kids under 6 because toys and spare socks are EVERYWHERE! Take the “personality” out of your home and make it look like a neutral house! That may sound boring to you but a buyer wants to be able to picture their stuff in the house, not be distracted by your stuff!

 

It’s a great time to sell your house. The inventory is still low and buyers are out in full force in the Spring market. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

 

 

Four Homes Under Contract Quickly After Listing!

4076 JASPER LOOP, DUMFRIES, VA 22025

Four Homes Under Contract Quickly After Listing!

 

20762 QUIET BROOK PL, STERLING, VA 20165

20762 QUIET BROOK PL, STERLING, VA 20165

Under Contract in ONLY 2 DAYS!!

 

4076 JASPER LOOP, DUMFRIES, VA 22025

4076 JASPER LOOP, DUMFRIES, VA 22025

Under Contract in Only 8 Days!

 

2126 TYSONS EXECUTIVE CT, DUNN LORING, VA 22027

2126 TYSONS EXECUTIVE CT, DUNN LORING, VA 22027

Under Contract in 20 Days!

 

 

13966 WINDING RIDGE LN, CENTREVILLE, VA 20121

13966 WINDING RIDGE LN, CENTREVILLE, VA 20121

Under Contract in less than a month!

 

These homes were just put under contract in the past 7 days! This early spring market is coming on strong! 

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

 

Two Homes Just Sold in Virginia!

19203 SKINNER SQ, LEESBURG, VA 20176

Two Homes Just Sold in Virginia!

 

19203 SKINNER SQ, LEESBURG, VA 20176

19203 SKINNER SQ, LEESBURG, VA 20176

Price to sell! This luxury TH is massive w/over 4500 sq ft of finished living space. 4 BRs & 4 full BAs plus two rooms in the LL that could be used for bedrms. Hardwds, custom moldings & designer paint, 9′ ceilings & 2 story foyer & study. Upgraded gourmet kit w/granite, SS appls. Cozy gas FP in fam rm. Stunning master bath. WI closets. LL rec rm w/wet bar. Great fenced yard w/patio, so much more!

 

7310 COLUMBIA DR, KING GEORGE, VA 22485

7310 COLUMBIA DR, KING GEORGE, VA 22485

Privacy galore in this charming 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home surrounded by trees on a quiet cul-de-sac. Front porch, 2 car garage. Formal LR & DR. Bright open kitchen leads to rear yard and opens to the family room. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Unfinished basement has full bath and walks out to rear yard. Just minutes to commuter lots, I95, schools, shopping and more!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Three Homes Just Sold in Northern Virginia!

27148 STABLE CT, CHANTILLY, VA 20152

Three Homes Just Sold in Northern Virginia!

 

27148 STABLE CT, CHANTILLY, VA 20152

27148 STABLE CT, CHANTILLY, VA 20152

Sold in 2 Months!

 

Enjoy the privacy from this spacious stone front home on a lovely 4 acre cul-de-sac lot in Cedar Crest! 3 car side load garage. Grand 2 story foyer & overlook to stunning 2 story family room w/floor to ceiling stone FP. Main level library, side sunrm. Dual staircase. Large gourmet kitchen. MBR suite w/sitting rm, luxury MBA w/jetted tub. 3 full BAs up. Walk out LL w/rec rm, 5th BR, full BA + den!

 

20052 NORTHVILLE HILLS TER, ASHBURN, VA 20147

20052 NORTHVILLE HILLS TER, ASHBURN, VA 20147

Sold in 13 DAYS!

 

Largest Bradbury model w/3 level bump outs backing to trees for the utmost privacy! Oversize 2 car garage. Gorgeous new 5″ wide plank hardwds on main. Gourmet kit w/granite, cherry cabinets opens to fam rm w/cozy FP. Luxurious MBR w/vaulted ceiling, sit area + his & hers WI closets! MBA w/skylight, sep shower & soaking tub. LL has huge rec room leading to rear yard. All in exclusive gated Belmont!

 

4353 NORBURY CT, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22192

4353 NORBURY CT, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22192

Sold in 13 Days!!

Distinguished home on quiet cul-de-sac lot backing to trees & golf course in small enclave of homes. Stunning front porch & balcony. 3 car garage. Over 4400 finished sq. ft. 2 story foyer & fam rm w/FP, hdwds, dual stairs, library, sunrm/den. Gourmet kit w/granite. 4 large BRs & 3 full BAs up. MBR has sitting rm, FP, lux MBA w/jetted tub. Walk out LL. Private yet close to shopping, dining & more!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Eight Beautiful Homes Just Listed in One Week!

1208 COLUMBUS ST, ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Eight Beautiful Homes Just Listed in One Week!

1208 COLUMBUS ST, ARLINGTON, VA 22204

1208 COLUMBUS ST, ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Lovely renovated all brick home in great location! Loads of updates, beautiful hardwoods on main & upper level. Remodeled baths & kitchen with granite. Finished lower level w/new Pergo flooring, rec room, full bath. New washer & dryer. Terrific yard w/new fence, patio, landscaped garden w/stone wall, shed. Driveway parking. Close to Shirlington, Skyline, 395. Minutes to Ballston, Pentagon, DC!

 

13453 HIGGS CT, HERNDON, VA 20171

13453 HIGGS CT, HERNDON, VA 20171

Immaculate & renovated 3 BR TH loaded with upgrades in lovely neighborhood! Front porch, gleaming hardwoods on main level, new carpet in BRs, updated baths, neutral paint, moldings, light filled living rm, updated kitchen w/granite opens to dining room leading to rear patio & fenced yard. Finished LL has large rec rm w/cozy gas FP. New water heater. Walk to shopping, easy access to FFX Co. Pkwy!

 

3300 WOODBURN VILLAGE DR #21, ANNANDALE, VA 22003

3300 WOODBURN VILLAGE DR #21, ANNANDALE, VA 22003

Spacious & renovated 1 BR, 1 BA condo in fantastic location! Gleaming hardwoods, sun filled living rm leads to patio overlooking common area, separate dining rm off renovated kitchen w/upgraded cabinets & granite. Updated BA. MBR w/WI closet. All utilities included in fee & great amenities, pool, tennis, basketball, picnic, more. Walk to INOVA Hospital, mins to Mosaic District & metro!

 

4076 JASPER LOOP, DUMFRIES, VA 22025

4076 JASPER LOOP, DUMFRIES, VA 22025

Beautifully renovated 3 level TH w/bumpouts! Light filled open floor plan, neutral designer paint, wide plank hardwoods on main & BR level, updated lighting, newer windows, stunning white kitchen w/gleaming granite, SS appls & brkfast bar opens to dining rm & family rm. Updated MBA w/floating double vanity. Finished walk out LL has hdwd style floors & leads to fenced rear yard. This one shines!

 

11614 IVYSTONE CT #201, RESTON, VA 20191

11614 IVYSTONE CT #201, RESTON, VA 20191

Bright and open oversized two level condo. Dramatic Foyer overlooking the huge floor to ceiling windows in the living room. Freshly painted and new carpeting. HVAC recently replaced. Large balcony overlooking woods and common areas and small balconies in the bedrooms. Assigned parking spot right in front. Ample parking and close to the Reston Metro and Town Center.

 

13542 ANN GRIGSBY CIR, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120

13542 ANN GRIGSBY CIR, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120

Beautiful 3 level, 4 BR. 3.5 BA home loaded w/upgrades. Bright open floor plan, hdwds, extensive moldings, LR, DR, study on main. Gourmet kitchen w/SS appliances opens to 2 story fam rm w/floor to ceiling gas FP. MBR w/tray ceiling, 2 WI closets, luxury MBA. Finished LL has rec rm w/great wet bar, 4th BR & full BA. Terrific stone patio w/retaining walls. Easy access to Rt. 29, 28, 7100, 50, I66.

 

14816 SPOTSWOOD FURNACE RD, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22407

14816 SPOTSWOOD FURNACE RD, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22407

One of a kind custom brick Tudor w/over 8100 sq. ft. on 10+ private acres w/pond & Huntington Run Reservoir views! 5 BRs, 3.5 BAs. Unique details thru-out, soaring ceilings, hdwds, 2 FPs, LR, DR, den, fam rm, large library/office. Gourmet kit w/huge island, granite, SS appls, 6 burner cooktop. MBR on main w/private loft, lux MBA w/steam shower, soaking tub. 2nd MBR up. Enormous upper level rec rm!

 

6125 TRIDENT LN, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22193

6125 TRIDENT LN, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22193

Beautiful end unit townhome! Oversized kitchen, open floor plan, kitchen-dining combo, built-in shelves in living room and master bedroom. Wood laminate flooring in living room, carpeted bedrooms, ceiling fans, walk-in closet and attached master bath, main level laundry and half bath. Great location, trash removal included!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757