Centreville, VA Real Estate News

By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
   Welcome to the January 2012 Sully Station Home Sales Report. For those of you who are not familiar with the home styles available in Sully Station, there is a winter photo tour just below followed by reports on home sales in Sully Station The links just below, show those Single Family Detached homes currently for Sale in Sully Station, as well as a report of what has sold in the last 6 months.  The rest of the post offers information and a Warm Weather neighborhood photo tour for prospective Sully Station home buyers.       "Sully Stataion Single Family Homes Dec 2010" Create a free slideshow with Picnik!       1 Single Family Detached Home for Sale in Sully Station 6 under contract January 6, 2011 12 Single Family Detached Homes Sold in Sully Station in the last 6 Months     Are you...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
For home buyers looking at Centreville homes for sale or Clifton homes for sale, one popular community that is often requested is Little Rocky Run.  In an ongoing effort to keep Little Rocky Run home buyers and home sellers up-to-date, here are the summarized home sale market statistics for the past 90 days in Little Rocky Run, as of January  6, 2012:     EXPLANATORY NOTES: CTNG/NO KO = Home is under contract, but still has contingencies; no additional offers can “kick out” the original offer CTNG/ KO = Home is under contract, but still has contingencies; under certain circumstances an additional offers can “kick out” (replace) the original offer FB = Full Bath HB = Half Bath DOMM = Number of days on market under the current market listing DOMP = Number of days on market under all marke...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Virginia Run Homes for Sale in Centreville VA 20120. January Homes Report         Welcome to the Virginia Run January 2012 Homes Sales Report Our goal is to let prospective home buyers know a bit about this great community and to keep current Virginia Run residents apprised of what properties are currently on the market (so you can tell your friends ) and  illustrate how home prices are trending.     Virginia Run is an award winning community of 1400 single family homes conveniently located off Pleasant Valley road near the intersection of Lee Highway (Route 29) in Centreville VA. It has all the amenities that you could possibly need and what it doesn't have, you probably don't want.                   This report shows current homes for sale in Virginia run  as of January 4, 2012:2 Ho...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Along with many other neighborhood criteria when buying a home in Northern Virginia, the amount of crime in the area is a common consideration for prospective buyers.  And it really doesn’t matter if people are looking at properties closer to Washington DC, like Arlington homes for sale, or further out west, like Loudoun County homes for sale.  They want to know what the crime rates and crime patterns look like in their particular search area.   One option that’s always available is to contact the police departments in the various jurisdictions and ask for their crime reports & statistics.  The internet also provides tools to perform some of that research - albeit potentially less reliable - right from your keyboard.    SpotCrime.com is one site that gathers crime information and presen...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
For residents in the Northern Virginia area, one of the greatest challenges is the daily commute to work.  It’s only natural, then, that when looking for Loudoun County homes for sale, or Fairfax homes for sale, prospective buyers would want to know the commuting options.  And of course, here in Northern Virginia and the rest of the Washington, DC metro area, we have a world-class metro rail and bus system.  As such, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provides a wealth of information about both the rail and bus systems.   For metro rail, the information includes:   -          Maps of stations -          Schedules and operating hours -          Fares from Station A to Station B (rush hour and non-rush hour) -          Station elevator and escalator information -  ...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Little Rocky Run Homes For Sale Centreville VA Little Rocky Run Centreville VA Looking for homes for sale in Northern VA?  Have you considered looking at homes for sale in Little Rocky Run in Centreville VA?  You should!  The Little Rocky Run subdivision is an established single family homes community located in Centreville, VA  20121 in western Fairfax County VA just 22 miles west of Washington DC and has easy access to roads and you can  commute via Route 66.  Amenities include three recreation centers, three swimming pools with adjoining baby pools, 16 tot lots, seven tennis courts (two are lighted), and three basketball/multipurpose courts. Little Rocky Run also has numerous picnic and play areas; miles of paved paths connected to public sidewalks and used for walking, jogging, and ...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
Let’s say you were searching for homes in Fairfax and wanted to identify homes near Centreville High School as well as homes near Chantilly High School.  How would you determine the school boundaries?  Luckily, the Fairfax County Public Schools websites provide two methods.   If you have a specific home address, here's the Fairfax County school boundary locator.  This allows you to put in the address number and the street name for a home, and you’ll get a list of the public elementary school, middle school, and high school for that home.  It also provides links for the websites for each of those schools, as well as a profile, address, contact info, etc for each.   If you don’t have a specific address but want to see a map of the boundary for a particular school, here are the Fairfax Cou...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
A popular community for homebuyers looking for Centreville homes for sale is Centre Ridge.  Here are some interesting facts concerning Centre Ridge homes and the Centre Ridge community:   -         “Centre Ridge”, as it is popularly known, is technically called Centre Ridge Regent, or you’ll sometimes see Centre Ridge – The Regent.  It’s actually part of a larger overall development known as Centre Ridge that also includes commercial space, apartments, etc.  However, over time, the community name Centre Ridge has been most closely associated specifically with the Centre Ridge Regent residential community of homeowners.   -         Centre Ridge is a community of 935 total homes - 701 are townhomes and 234 are single family homes   -         The primary original builder was NV Homes, with...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
For people buying Centreville homes for sale, they often want to know about the schools in the area.  How do they rate?  What is the student-teacher ratio?  What are the standardized testing scores?   One convenient way to get this type of information is to view an online school report from sites such as www.greatschools.org.   At the Equity Rise Team, we encourage home buyers to research multiple sources of opinions and data to get a better feel for what Centreville schools can offer.  If you’re looking for homes near Centreville High School, or other Centreville, VA schools, you may find an independent school report to be useful information.  Now, we certainly can’t vouch for the accuracy of the data on these 3rd party reports, and the opinions are coming from anonymous, unverified on...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
How’s the market doing? This is a very frequent and important question for people who have Northern Virginia homes for sale or may be relocating to Northern Virginia. The following quick video gives an overview of market conditions using the most recent available Northern Virginia aggregate housing data from October 2011.     We strongly encourage you to consult a Realtor in Northern Virginia who can help you to further interpret this data and determine how it applies to your specific situation. 
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
For people looking at Centreville homes for sale, one great community of homes they are often interested in seeing are Centre Ridge homes.   Here are the market statistics for the past 90 days in Centre Ridge, as of December 10, 2011:   DETACHED HOMES   Status: SOLD (1)                            List Price         Beds     Baths   FB        HB      DOMM                        Min      $549,900         4          4          3          1          6                      Max     $549,900         4          4          3          1          6                      Avg      $549,900         4          4          3          1          6            Status: WITHDRAWN (3)                            List Price         Beds     Baths   FB        HB      DOMM                        Min      $534,900 ...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Welcome to the Singletons Grove December Home Sales Report. The following reports will help you keep track of current home sales activity as well as sales trends since June 1, 2011.           The links in these reports generally EXPIRE in 30 days from the date of this post and become non functioning. Check in monthly for current data. OR just drop us an email and we will send you the current sales figures or set you up on an auto search so that you will ALWAYS have current data.       5 Home for Sale and 6 Under Contract in Singletons Grove as of December 8, 2011   20 Homes Sold in Singletons Grove since June 1, 2011.   Once in the reports, click on the mls # to expand the listing and the camera icon to see any pictures there might be.   OR better yet...You can set up you own search at...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
  Welcome to the Virginia Run December 2011 Homes Sales Report Our goal is to let prospective home buyers know a bit about this great community and to keep current Virginia Run residents apprised of what properties are currently on the market (so you can tell your friends ) and  illustrate how home prices are trending. The photo tour just below captures some the Virginia Run homestyles decorated for the Holidays. More information on this great community follows.                 Virginia Run is an award winning community of 1400 single family homes conveniently located off Pleasant Valley road near the intersection of Lee Highway (Route 29) in Centreville VA. It has all the amenities that you could possibly need and what it doesn't have, you probably don't want.                   This re...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
      Welcome to the Winding Ridge December 2011 Home Sales Report. Our goal is to help you keep track of current home sales activity as well as sales trends from the beginning of the year.     2 Homes for Sale with 1 under contract in Winding Ridge as of December 7, 2011   6 Homes Sold in Winding Ridge since January 2011   Once in the reports, click on the mls # to expand the listing and the camera icon to see any pictures there might be. The links in these reports generally EXPIRE in 30 days from the date of this post and become non functioning. Check in monthly for current data. OR just drop us an email and we will send you the current sales figures or set you up on an auto search so that you will ALWAYS have current data. You can set up you own search at Jan and Steve's Listing Book...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
It can happen to anyone.  Recent buyers who bought homes for sale in Fairfax.  Home sellers with vacant homes for sale in Centreville.  The issue:  forgetting about standing water in pipes during the winter that run through unheated home spaces.  The water can freeze and burst the pipe, and then any unfrozen water can run out and cause serious damage.  And it can come as a major surprise.  Sometimes with people who just recently bought a home, they completely forgot or weren’t aware of pipes running through unheated spaces.  And sometimes owners who have had a vacant home on the market during warmer weather – and who aren’t leaving the furnace on – forget that their home could reach freezing temperatures.   So, whether you have a home on the market, or you’re a homeowner who isn’t even ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Do you enjoy driving around your neighborhood to check out the holiday lights? If so, you need to visit the Bull Run Festival of Lights! This unique Northern Virginia holiday attraction is now open through January 8th! The Bull Run Festival of Lights is a drive-through holiday display of lights. They also have a fantastic Santa Light Show (check out the video below). Here's the info you need: Fee: You pay by car (so pack it in!) - $20 on the weekends and holidays, $15 during the weekday. There's a $3 off coupon during the weekday on the event website. Hours: Open 7 days a week starting at 5:30pm. Weekdays run through 9:30pm, Weekends through 10pm. Address: Bull Run Regional Park - 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121. (map) It's recommended you go during the weekday to avoid traff...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
It has become fairly common for home buyers, home sellers, and current homeowners to use the internet to research home values.  One tool often used to find the value of Northern Virginia homes for sale is Zillow.  Using their software, Zillow allows you to get the estimated market value of a particular home, which they call a “Zestimate”.  Unfortunately, the estimates have several reliability issues, such as the following:   1.      The data is calculated using a proprietary algorithm that is not available for scrutiny - we don’t know HOW they came up with that number. 2.      The estimates are done using a pool of data from other market activity, and a mathematical formula is applied to that mass of data to derive a supposed market value for a particular home.  We have no idea how the ...
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By Leigh Anne Monk
(Equity Rise Real Estate Group/Keller Williams/Chantilly, VA)
In Centreville, Virginia home sales are moving right along and it doesn't show signs of stopping.  Do I hear a holiday tune in there referencing snow not stopping? There is myth that says you can't sell a house between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.   Don't tell that to the 14 homeowners who settled on their Centreville home since Thanksgiving, only 7 business days ago.   Twenty new homes have come on the market in Centreville in the last three weeks and there 23 non short sale homes under contract.  One of those 23 under contract homes is our own Centreville townhouse listing that went under contract in 11 days and will close at the end of the month. The Equity Rise Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Realty has helped buyers and sellers find and sell homes in the Centreville s...
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By Mark Wozniak, Northern Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
For those who have homes for sale in Northern Virginia or may be buying a home in Northern Virginia, there is a very important change to the sales contract coming January 1, 2012.  Currently, unless a home is specifically being sold “as is”, various systems of the home – such as plumbing, electric, appliances – MUST be in normal working order at the time of settlement.  This is the case even if those items were in a state of disrepair at the time the home was shown or at the time of contract ratification.  Unless the home is being sold “as is”, this is a contractual requirement, and is not normally open to negotiation.   However, starting January 1, 2012, there will be no standard contractual requirement that these systems must be in normal working order if they are currently in a state...
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By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Centreville VA Active MLS Listings Homes for Sale Update* Centreville Virginia Real Estate Market Update November 28, 2011 Centreville VA Homes Report As of today November 28, 2011 there are 55 Active Single family fee simple detached MLS listings of Fairfax County Centreville homes for sale in our MRIS* system.  Centreville VA is located just outside our nation's capitol in Washington DC.  Centreville VA offers a quick commute to the DC Metro are via Route 28, Route 50, I-66, Route 29, and the Fairfax County Parkway.  55 Active - Centreville VA homes for sale  High Price / Low Price  $3,599,990 / $349,999 3 'Cntg/KO' - Centreville VA homes for sale 19 'Cntg/NO KO' - Centreville VA homes for sale 11 'Contract' - Centreville VA homes for sale $800,000 / $316,900 Centreville VA Single Fam...
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