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Large, beautiful single family home in Manassas just reduced to $369,900! Incredible low price for a great home on almost 2 acres of land!

Spacious updated home on scenic 1.82 acre lot. Hardwood in living room with cathedral ceiling and dining room. Updated eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Mster bathroom with full bath, large 4th private bedroom over garage. Lower level with a huge rec room with fire place and den. Screened porch, patio, hot tub overlook tranquil yard & mature trees. New furnace/ac, kitchen cabinets, H20 filter system ’09. NEW FLOORNG INSTALLED THROUGHOUT!

Call to set up an appointment to view this home! It will not last long! Great price for a GREAT home!! Our team would love to help you find your dream home in Northern Virginia! Give us a call today!

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Things You Should Know Before Moving to Northern Virginia

by Jennifer Young on September 25, 2014

If you are moving to the Northern Virginia area for a job or just new location, there are some things you should know before moving to here:

Top 10 Public School systems in Northern Virginia according to neighborhood scout:

1. Great Falls
2. Vienna
3. Fairfax Station
4. Oakton
5. McLean
6. Burke
7. Herndon
8. Fairfax
9. Clifton
10. Reston

The crime rate of Virginia in general, is much lower than the national average. The national average of violent crime per 1,000 residents is 3.9, in Virginia it is 1.9. The national average of property crime per 1,000 residents is 28.6, in Virginia it is 21.62. This helps put minds at ease especially for families moving to the area.

Traffic is a big topic of interest in Northern Virginia. Rush hour consists of 6-10am and 3-8pm.  Special events and long weekend traveling affects the traffic patterns and varies those times. Some days there are lighter traffic patterns and of course there are those days when every highway seems to have an accident that is backing traffic up for miles.

You certainly learn to schedule your days around traffic. For example, you would not go meet someone for coffee or a site seeing trip in or around DC near rush hour times. You also learn to let friends visiting from out of state know not to travel around those times as well.

There are many different highways, back roads, and even HOV (high occupancy vehicle or “car pool” needing 2 or more occupants) lanes available on different high ways. There is also the Metro which is the subway system running into DC, and the VRE which is a train running from either Manassas to DC or Fredericksburg to DC.

Other options include car pool/ride share pick ups where you can add people to your vehicle or hop into another car pool to be able to use the HOV lanes and save money and gas. Of course there are buses as well.

Politics is in the air. Being the commuter area for the DC workers, many people living in Northern Virginia work for the government and have strong opinions. Those who do not work for the government have strong opinions about those who do. It is a good nartured crowd though, and although I am it sure causes arguments, people just agree to disagree.

Four Seasons

Although we are a southern state, and our summers are hot, we still can get pretty snowy winters. Fall is GORGEOUS and spring brings the most popular time for visitors to tour DC with the Cherry Blossom Festival and the beautiful blooming flowers.

Strong Economy

Because of the large population, there are many jobs available. This helps boost our economy, even when other areas of the country are struggling.

There are countless other things you may be interested in knowing like the vast majority of biking/running trails available, or the very popular shopping areas like Tyson’s Corner. If you are considering moving to the Northern Virginia area and are in need of help with information about different cities, please give our team a call. We would love to assist you in finding the best place to live for your family.

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Is your Dream Home is in the Right Location?

September 24, 2014

Location, location, location! When shopping for real estate, you have heard this phrase countless times. Why are realtors so hung up on it? What helps decide if a location is good or bad? Determining whether your dream home is in a good location can really depend on your preferences, life stage, and your family dynamics. [...]

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Federal Reserve Announcement Keeps Interest Rates Low!

September 19, 2014

All ears concerned with real estate and interest rates were peaked yesterday as the Federal Reserve Bank was scheduled to make an announcement. Basically, the FED controls interest rates to either stimulate the economy or control inflation. The announcement yesterday was that the FED was reiterating an earlier announcement of keep interest rates at their [...]

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Are Small Homes on the Rise?

September 16, 2014

When looking to purchase a home, there are many questions to ask yourself. One of the biggest areas of debate is how big of a house do you need or want? Trends of home sizes have really fluctuated over the past 60 years. In the 19650′s, the average home size was 983 square feet. But [...]

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Manassas Townhome UNDER CONTRACT in Just 3 Days!!

September 16, 2014

8539 WILLOW GLEN CT, MANASSAS, VA 20110 Listing ID: MN8455361 Price:$219,900 . This home was placed on the market on 9/12 and by the end of the weekend, we had it under contract! If you are interested in selling your home, please contact us today! Call us at 703-561-5655 or email at . Beautiful remodeled [...]

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September 15, 2014

We JUST SOLD 12402A Liberty Bridge in YOUR Neighborhood for 100% of Listing Price with MULTIPLE offers! List Price – $364,900 SOLD Price – $364,900 Our Team JUST SOLD 12402A Liberty Bridge Quickly and for Top Dollar and We Have More Buyers Who are Looking to Buy in the Neighborhood! . . Best Value for [...]

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Benefits to Selling your Home During the Holidays

September 13, 2014

There are benefits to selling your home in every season. The most popular time of the year to list a home for sale is the spring time. The spring market is busy and many people look to buy a home before summer, because summer is the easiest time for many families to move. Although winter [...]

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September 11, 2014

Open Sunday, 9/14 from 1-4PM 9794 KEDGE CT, VIENNA, VA 22181 Price: $945,000 Listing ID: FX8418442 Amazing colonial w/in ground pool on private treed lot! Three fireplaces, hardwood flooring, 9′ ceilings, skylights. Formal living room & dining room, updated kitchen w/granite counters, two full prep zones, cooktop, double ovens. Family room w/raised hearth fireplace, wet [...]

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September 10, 2014

This gorgeous five level townhouse in the heart of Arlington was JUST REDUCED to $1,245,000! Come see us this Sunday from 1-4PM and view this breathtaking home! 1936 13TH ST N, ARLINGTON, VA 22201 Listing ID: AR8423741 List Price:  $1,245,000 Exquisite brick & stone end unit garage townhouse loaded w/upgrades & shows like a model. 5 [...]

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