Ashburn, VA Real Estate News

By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Many investors, buyers, and homeowners were hoping and praying the Amazon HQ will land near Amazon's sister site of Cloud Computing AWS offices in Herndon or Dulles area. After the official announcement of Amazon landing in Crystl City Virginia 22202, many were disappointed Amazon did not make DC Metro Virginia suburbs. For folks reading this blog outside the DC Metro area, Crystal City is right outside Washington DC and close to Pentagon. Here is an overview of the location.Here is are a few thoughts process that will help eventually increase the housing demand in the suburbs of DC Metro area.Commuters:Getting to Crystal City from suburb you have to deal with the nightmare of the Northern Virginia traffic. With the HQ and other major employers in the DC area, this may get worst. If you...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
By now the news is official Amazon will split its HQ between two locations: Long Island NY and Crystal City, VAAs a local real Northern Virginia estate agent, many of my clients, friends, prospects, strangers, potential home buyers, and sellers have asked the same question“How Northern Virginia Real Estate Market will be impacted if Amazon arrives”?Northern Virginia is home to over 5 million resident with a strong employment rate. Loudoun County & Fairfax County has been ranked as the fastest growing and richest county in the country.If you travel back in the time when the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 happened; we Northern Virginian did not see the impact for a prolonged period. Fairfax County especially bounced back faster than Loudoun or Prince William County.We have a steady emplo...
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
In 2018 Northern Virginia real estate market has been very similar to other parts of the country. We had a tight inventory and a high demand market. Since the beginning of the year as the numbers reflected the rise in the sales price along with a high volume of sale over the numbers from last year sales.With the current dramatic rise in the interest rates, many home buyers are confused about what is the best decision they can make for their biggest financial investment. Here is a simple break down:Scenario 1: If interested rises but home prices remain the same From the above snapshot, the difference between the current interest rate and future is about $140 per month which adds up to $1680 per year. Scenario 2: If interested rises but home prices decrease by 5%In the second scenario if ...
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
 Being a Realtor in the Northern Virginia area we do not need an icebreaker. Any event or place I attended or meet irrespective they are in the market to buy or sell a home; friends or a stranger wants to know what is going on with the Fairfax and Loudoun County real estate market in Northern Virginia.Across the country many of the high profile real estate market like Seattle, Los Angles have slowed down. I am no expert for those regions but I can share what is going on in the Northern Virginia real estate market.  Bullish outlook of the Northern Virginia Housing Market: 1. Unemployment rate- Just like any other major metropolitan city DC metro area has a strong unemployment rate. This has been the trend for close to a decade and no sign of slowing down. Having Amazon in Northern Virgin...
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By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty)
Sold In Brambleton – 42270 Rhett Drive Ashburn, Va 20148Phenomenal Brownstone ~ Luxury Living In Brambleton 42270 Rhett Drive in Brambeton is now sold and closed. I am grateful for my incredible sellers. There were challenges with the buyers financing we had to work through and they were so patient. Everyone's perseverance paid off!This impeccable home offers over 3,000 square feet of living space and is a two-minute walk from Brambleton Town Center. A premium lot, open floor plan, and upgrades throughout await you! 42270 Rhett Drive was constructed in 2011 by Miller and Smith. This luxury end unit townhome offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath. As you walk through the front door you’re greeted with hardwood floors, a spacious recreation room, recessed lighting, tons of stora...
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty)
Under Contract In Brambleton: 42346 Benfold Square Ashburn, Va 20148Pristine and 4 Years Young Van Metre Townhome! You won’t find another home with as much pride of ownership as 42346 Benfold Square and it was no surprise that it went under contract after just 5 days on the market. Inspections and the appraisal are complete and everyone is looking forward to closing later this month. 42346 Benfold Square was built in 2014 by Van Metre and features 2 levels, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 1 half bath. You’re greeted with upgraded 5” hickory engineered hardwood floors on the main level. Entertain guests in the open kitchen with upgraded appliances, granite, backsplash, and a center island. The upgraded maple cabinets offer plentiful storage.Relax in the great room with the gas fireplace fe...
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
It is a big shopping weekend coming up for many of the Virginian residents. Like the past years, the state has generously offered a tax-free 2018 weekend for eligible items. Once again, we have three different categories that homeowners, parents and the general public can take advantage of.  When:12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd, 2018thru 11:59 PM Sunday, August 5th, 2018.  Categories for 2018 Virginia Sales Tax-Free Weekend1. Tax-Free School Supplies: Yes, we are still in the middle of summer and kids would hate to hear this news....Stores have already started selling back to school supplies. What Supplies are included: Items like clothing, footwear (under $100), book bags, note books and all the basic accessories are included.  No computers are included. For complete list & informatio...
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
 If you are a homeowner in the Northern Virginia area we forgot how much real estate property taxes we are paying since most of us have escrows setup with our monthly mortgage payment. For few who are fortunate to have no mortgage or lender allows you to pay your own tax bill you will need to stick a reminder to pay the bill on time to avoid penalties or worst case lien on your home.Consult your tax advisor or respective counties if you have any questions regarding your tax rate or bill.  Here is a list of local Northern Virginia cities & counties the due date, property tax rate and their websites: City of Alexandria - The first half of the tax bill is mailed in May and is due by June 15. The second tax bill is mailed in October and is due by November 15. Tax Rate is $1.13 for every $10...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Situation: I got a call from a first-time investor who had rented his townhome in Herndon Virginia 20171 to a young couple. Recently they found out through a neighbor their townhome was subleased to other people including living room was rented to an individual. As a landlord what he can do? What are his/her rights and process to terminate this behavior as a Virginia Landlord?Background: I asked him how did he find the young couple who started with the lease term. He did not want to pay a Realtor. The rental market was strong. Hence, he had placed an advertisement on various website and found this couple who had a strong income and working for a big company nearby. Next, I had asked him if he had them sign a lease? He did (smart!). He had downloaded a copy of the lease from search engin...
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By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Loudoun County, VA Mid-Year Real Estate Report - 2018The Loudoun County, VA mid-year real estate sales report shows a steady and healthy market moving into the second half of 2018. All of the numbers that should be up are up and the numbers that should be down are down. That is good news for Loudoun County, VA home-owners. There is one area that might cause limited concern for the market, but it really is small.Loudoun County, VA Mid-Year Real Estate Report: The Market SlowdownReal estate in the United States saw a slowdown in homes sales over the first six months of 2018. Forbes magazine and the National Association of Realtors both predicted a soft real estate market through the Spring of 2018. An average of 40% of all homes sold take place from March through June of each year. The Wi...
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Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extension to and northwest of Dulles Airport is currently planned for 2020.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line station (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale.  If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes
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By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty)
Just Listed In Brambleton – 42270 Rhett Drive Ashburn, Va 20148Phenomenal Brownstone ~ Luxury Living In Brambleton If you’re looking to live the Brambleton lifestyle you don’t want to miss 42270 Rhett Drive. This impeccable home offers over 3,000 square feet of living space and is a two-minute walk to Brambleton Town Center. A premium lot, open floor plan, and upgrades throughout await you!  42270 Rhett Drive was constructed in 2011 by Miller and Smith. This luxury end unit townhome offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath. As you walk through the front door you’re greeted with hardwood floors, a spacious recreation room, recessed lighting, tons of storage, one bedroom, and one full bath. Step down a couple stairs and walk out into the attached 2 car garage featuring an electric...
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