Loudoun County, VA Real Estate News

By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
There's always going to be a million reasons why not to buy a home - whether the rates are too high, too much competition, prices are on the roof, the dog eating the offer letter earlier this morning, and so much more.However, you have to understand that real estate investments are for the long haul - which helps build a financial and wealth stability in your portfolio. Sure, some rates and prices can be a bit higher than your liking, but taking care of that property in the long run can give you a high yield in the next few years or decades once you decided to sell that home.In this buyer-driven market, it's all about positioning yourself to take advantage of what you have right now. Play with your strengths - sellers are much more willing to cooperate right now in this market shift. Do...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
If there's one thing that can't not be present in the fall season, it's pumpkin! You can put it in your dishes, in desserts, and even in your drinks. And what a great way to get pumpkins by visiting the nearby pumpkin patches in the DC Metro area, which we have an abundance of. If you're still wondering which pumpkin patches to go to this autumn, here are some of the best ones out there:Cox Farms - Centreville, VACox Farms Fall Festival's joyful madness is returning! Cox is one of the biggest and greatest autumn festivals of the year, with a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, slides, rope swings, and more. Cox Farms is the destination for you if you enjoy a pumpkin farm with added activities.Great Country Farms - Bluemont, VAGreat Country Farms' annual Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival offe...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Whether it's your first time selling a home or not, these are definitely some of the most important tips you need to consider when listing your home in the fall. What are these things that you can do to up your game in the fall housing market as a home seller? Here are three things you should do.Need more information on how you can sell your home in the fall market today? Don't hesitate to reach out, and we'll talk about your options today. DM me!
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
It's that time of the week again! Welcome to this week's mid-market report, where we discuss the current housing market updates in the Northern Virginia area.Interesting news: the current housing inventory growth rate is declining. I can see two potential reasons as to why: (1) the change in the season impacts the inventory growth rate, and/or (2) buyers are reluctant into selling their home in a buyer-driven market.What does this update mean in the housing market in the future? How are we looking right now towards the end of the year? Let's all find out in today's video.Do you have any questions about the current housing market conditions, or perhaps need help in buying or selling a home? Let's talk!#realestate #realtor #realtorknowledge #realestateguide #midmarketreport #northernvirgi...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Waiting for the next big thing in Ashburn? Look no further and check out Ashbrook Place in Ashburn, VA, now available for buyers! With low maintenance townhome-style condominiums in the prime location of Loudoun County, and a great, secure neighborhood, this is definitely something to look forward to. These new townhome-style condos feature private garages, rooftop terraces, and Designer Inspired finishes that every home owner will surely love.There are two models to choose from:The Tessa Condominium House Type Starts at 1573 Sq Ft 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1 half bath Starts at $559,990 The Julianne Condominium House Type 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1 half bath Starts at $634,990 And they are all nearby these locations: One Loudoun Ashbrook Commons Shopping Center Belmont Chase Dulles Town Cen...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
📫 20327 Rivercliff Ct, Sterling is a house that should not be missed this weekend!➡️ 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths➡️ Stunning two-foyer entrance.➡️ Gourmet kitchen, vegetable sink, walk-in pantry, ample of cabinets and granite counter space and so much more➡️ Contemporary bar area that features a wine cooler, beverage refrigerator, dishwasher, soft close cabinets - beyond perfect for entertaining.📆 Open House Saturday June 25th AND Sunday June 26th 1PM - 3PM📲 Send a message to schedule a private tour. 703-625-4949The consistent finishes and attention to detail throughout the home are sure to impress! 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Let me tell you a story about these new homeowners that I recently worked with. And let me tell you -- this is just more than a success story!Ravi & Nag called telling me about this 𝐀𝐌𝐀𝐙𝐈𝐍𝐆 home they stopped by at the open house. As they began giving me all the details my eyes got wider and wider. I could not believe it; this home was checking off 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 on my clients wants and needs list AND was well within their budget. It truly felt too good to be true.From the second they stepped into that home they called it theirs. Dreaming of where they’d put their furniture, a place for a working from home, media room in the basement and the perfect backyard for their kids to play.While of this was happening, Sellers had received multiple offers and set a deadline to submit highest and best....
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
While Wednesday is just a hump day for most people, here we are closing this rental at 43247 Loudoun Reserve Dr, Ashburn, VA! This home secured its application within 48 hours of this beautiful property being listed -- imagine how fast that is!The best part? This home just got rented for 107% over the listing price - talk about cash flow! One of its best features is its energy saving solar panels - perfect for the Virginia weather and for the environment as well. The main level has a wall of windows that brings natural lights throughout the day, with an open concept living and dining room. A stunning kitchen with granite countertops awaits, along with wooden floors, ample of cabinets, island and stainless steel appliances. A breakfast room right across the kitchen invites you to a cozy ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
What a beautiful Monday it really is! With lots of big tech companies moving to Northern Virginia (video about that in the coming days), a lot of job opportunities are opening up! If you're one of those people who are looking for a home in NoVA for an overall lifestyle change, job offers, or just looking for a place to move up or settle down, this is your sign!This home at 22452 Alewife Ter, Ashburn, VA just got listed! With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 2 car garage, it sure has a lot of customization options that you can ever dream of. Not only that, but also check out the gourmet kitchen with fine cabinets, enormous island and stainless steel appliances!In the primary suite lies a luxuriously upgraded primary ensuite bath, with more spacious secondary bedrooms along the way. More living ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Speculations regarding the market shift in the Northern Virginia housing market are increasing one after another. What is really happening in the housing market in the DMV area? Let's talk about it in this week's Northern Virginia Housing Market Report! Check out the video for a quick rundown and what's going on with the DMV real estate situation above!Do you have any questions or additional concerns regarding the housing market situation in Northern Virginia? Or maybe want to sell a home (which is the best option to do in today's market) and want to know what your options are? Let's talk about it! Call me at 703-625-4949 or visit my website at www.RituDesai.com for more.
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
May the Fourth be with you! A lot of you have been asking if the market has shifted, what it means to home buyers and sellers, and what lies in the future with the current market state. Worry no more, as we'll talk about it in today's video!Current Market StateThis week's market is an indication of a shift. Yes, you read that right, from the looks of it the market is shifting at this point. We have seen some softness in the DMV area when it comes to the house prices.For buyersWhile there is an anticipated market shift that's happening at the moment, don't get too excited because there are still some areas where we are facing some multiple offer challenges. It's important to understand what's going on in the marketplace. While we are not seeing 12 to 14 home offer escalation at the momen...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
NEW CONSTRUCTION ALERT! Not just one, not two, but SIX NEW CONSTRUCTION in Northern Virginia is now up for grabs!You'll definitely have a lot of options with about 5-12 designs to choose from for each neighborhood! Check these neighborhoods out: 1. Belmont Bay by Miller & Smith (Woodbridge, VA) 3-4 Beds 2-3 Baths 1 Half Bath 2-Car Garage 2,700+ Sq. Ft. $659,000 above 2. Coming Soon: Montebello by Del Webb (Sterling, VA) 8 designs  2-4 Beds 2-4 Baths 1-2 Car Garage Starts at 1,400+ Sq. Ft. 3. Regency at Belmont by Toll Brothers (Ashburn, VA) 3-4 Beds 3 Baths 1 Half Bath 2- Car Garages  4 Stories 2,900+ Sq. Ft. 4. Carter's Mill by Del Webb (Haymarket, VA) 8 Designs 2-5 Beds 2-4 Baths 1-2 Car Garages  Starting at $524,990 5. Cadence at Lansdowne by Brookfield Residential (Lansdowne, VA) 12...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Bit of a throwback here from last week, but this is so important that you can't miss it! This is the Weekly Real Estate Market Report of April Week 2!Inflation was such a hot topic from last week, as the snowball continues. There were some new construction lately (check out Metro Walk at Moorefield Station and Hillside at Broadlands) which helps the inventory, but competition is still very tight.My tip for the buyers -- this is STILL an opportunity market. If you're thinking about buying that home, go for it! Go get those contingencies which you haven't been getting in the past two years! I repeat: If you're a buyer, THIS. IS. IT.If you're a home seller, go ahead and list that home! Take advantage of the inventory -- this is the best time to sell your home fast and with lots of good off...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Another one? Yes, another one!Last week we had Hillside at Broadlands (check it out here), which a lot of you are getting really crazy about. And just like that, another new construction community is up for grabs and is now selling homes! Check out Metro Walk at Moorefield Station in Ashburn, VA!With 4 collections to choose from, a prime location -- nearby Ashburn Station Metro, IAD, lots of shops and restaurants, and the most amazing amenities you can ever ask for, this is such a sweet community to be in! Want to know how you can get a home at Metro Walk for yourself? Let's team up for your options! Call me at 703-625-4949 or visit my website at www.RituDesai.com for more. 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
The flowers continue to bloom indeed this spring! Is it the same situation with the housing market in the DMV area? Let's all find out for this week's Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Update.We saw a rise in the inventory this April, which means that buyers would have more homes to choose from. This also means an opportunity for the market to slow down a little bit. If this continues, we can anticipate a steady housing market for everyone."But Ritu," I hear you ask, "has the bubble bursted because of this?" Well, not really. There isn't exactly a "bubble" to begin with. Depending on the style of the home, and where you're looking for it, you may see varying market changes. Overall, due to the increase in the inventory, buyers would have the opportunity to check out more homes.For th...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
A lot of people are still looking for that "special sauce" or the "secret 11 herbs and spices" of the real estate industry, and so few have their hands on it -- until now. Taken from my interview with various real estate company founders and personalities (click here for the video), here are the top 5 real estate secrets or habits you should be doing right now.Quick note: Make sure to stick around for a merch giveaway at the end of the blog!1. Home PersonalizationShowing the home to different people that are interested can sometimes be tiring for the seller, especially if they have to move things here and there.Let me tell you a secret: YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT! Leave your personal items as is, so potential buyers know what your client is really about. Who knows - you just might meet the...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
5% interest rate -- Has that impacted the DMV housing market? Let's answer that question in this week's Real Estate Market Update!Well I did see a teeny tiny pullback this past week in the housing market. There were Realtors I had spoken with had listings on the market. They didn't end up getting getting multiple offers as they were expecting. So what's going on in the market?Just a quick disclaimer: what I'm about to say is limited to the spring breaks across the DC Metro region. We are seeing different schools, different spring break in next couple of weeks. Our buyers are just taking a break with the beautiful weather. So I don't think it's directly impacting because of the 5% interest rate.If you're a home buyer, this may be an opportunity market rather than sitting on the fence. Wh...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Yes, you read that right -- new construction coming soon!Brought to you by Van Metre Homes, Hillside at Broadlands is available soon this Spring 2022! Single family homes are available, with about 4-7 bedrooms, 3-6.5 baths, 2-3 car parking space, versatile floor plans, and gourmet kitchens! Aside from that, it is in a prime location around Loudoun County's finest. Easy access to local shopping & dining, Metro's Silver Line, and the Dulles International Airport are guaranteed! Expect community amenities as well, such as pools, playgrounds, biking and running trails, and a community pond! Want to know how to be the first one in the door? Let's team up for your options! Call me at 703-625-4949 or visit my website at www.RituDesai.com for more.  
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
There's always a first time for everything -- from getting your first interview for a job, to ordering your first coffee at Starbucks (not sponsored), to even buying a home. Sometimes, with these first time experiences, we have mistakes along the way. But here are the top 3 mistakes that first time buyers make, and how you can avoid them!1. Not having enough cashApart from down payment, you'll need funds for lender fees, title fees, recording, tasxes, your attorney and other fees, and any repairs or updates you need to spend on the house. Make sure you have some extra cash before anything else!2. Not exploring the financing options available through various channelsAside from the conventional ones, Virginia has a lot of great government programs for first time home buyers -- just like V...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Welcome to another edition of the Worst Advice series, where I discuss the worst possible advices someone can give you in real estate and tell you why.Let's say you've saved up some money, and you decided to buy your own home Congratulations!You found out that you still have some left, which for some reason can help you buy another house. Then your friend tells you, "man, just buy as much house as you can! Think about having multiple places to crash in every city. Then you can sell it in the future to buy even more houses! Then you can..." and the slippery slope goes on.Well, if you want to be house rich and cash poor, maybe you want to follow this advice.As your partner in real estate, in a long term real estate game, it doesn't matter whether you are a first time home buyer, investing...
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