Martinsburg, WV Real Estate News

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in Martinsburg, WV - February 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Martinsburg neighborhood of Martinsburg, WV. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Martinsburg, Martinsburg WV.Highest and Lowest Sold Homes in MartinsburgIn the past 6 months, 586 properties have sold in Martinsburg ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath Mobile for $10,000 to a 5-bed, 4.5-bath Detached for $585,000.Martinsburg Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year January average. The market supply is 3.1 months, which indicates the total number of months it would take for ...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
 Aaron Poling, REALTORLong & Foster976 Foxcroft AvenueMartinsburg, WV 25401Office: 304-263-7800Cell: 304-283-0214www.aaronpoling.comM.Margie Bartles Broker
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
I get asked all the time "why do I like being a REALTOR". The number reason is that I enjoy the people that I work with. I couldn't ask for better coworkers. They support me, and are always there when needed. Everyone that knows me, knows that I have my first (and probably only) baby on the way. A little girl named Ella Grey, that is due on October 28th. The office that I work in the Long and Foster in Martinsburg, WV. threw me and My wife Melissa a suprise Baby Shower, well it was a suprise for Melissa, I had to be the one to get her there. I was shocked at all the great gifts that they gave us, and all the effort that they put into getting this together. They helped make a very stressful time of getting ready for the baby, a much more enjoyable time. They are Awesome!   Below is a Pic...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
October 5, 2014 is the Tenth Annual Main Street Martinsburg Chili Cook off! This has been a great event in the past, and I expect this year to be the same. Lots of Great food, Beer, and Entertaintment. You don't want to miss out on this Great Event! See the calander below for details, or follow the links at the bottom! Hope to see you there!   Main Street Martinsburg CVB Calander of Events   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 976 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg, WV 25401 Office: 304-263-7800 Ask For Aaron Cell: 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com M.Margie Bartles Broker   If You Want Info On WV Real Estate, Let Me Know!!
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By Linda Kilroy
(ERA-Liberty Realty- Linda Kilroy)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Martinsburg Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Hedgesville Homes For Sale Falling Waters Homes For Sale What is your home worth?   The Linda Kilroy Team ERA Liberty Realty 304-725-1145 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 23 PULPIT LANE MARTINSBURG, WV  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Immaculate end-unit townhouse being sold fully furnished! Literally, all you have to do is move in!! Offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large living room, upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances and lovely dining area on main ...
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By Linda Kilroy
(ERA-Liberty Realty- Linda Kilroy)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Martinsburg Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Inwood Homes For Sale Falling Waters Homes For Sale What is your home worth?   The Linda Kilroy Team ERA Liberty Realty 304-725-1145 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 802 CENTRAL AVENUE MARTINSBURG, WV  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath modular on an unfinished basement. Property is sold AS-IS with seller making no repairs. Situated on almost half an acre the rear yard is fenced with a shed for extra storage. Home is conveniently l...
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By Linda Kilroy
(ERA-Liberty Realty- Linda Kilroy)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Martinsburg Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Inwood Homes For Sale Sheperdstown Homes For Sale What is your home worth?   Linda Kilroy ERA Liberty Realty 304-725-1145 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 1613 RACE STREET WEST MARTINSBURG, WV Just Listed    Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Nice Colonial home located close to town and just minutes from War Memorial Park. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath, living room, family room, kitchen with nook, with full partially finished basement. 2 car garage and nice deck. L2L  ...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
  WHEN: MONDAY, MEMORIAL DAY,MAY 27, 2013 WHERE: WAR MEMORIAL PARK, MARTINSBURG, WV TIME: STARTS @ 7:00 A.M. WHAT: “FREE” PANCAKE BREAKFAST HOSTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF MARTINSBURG BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND ENJOY A DELICIOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED OUR GREAT COUNTRY.   PLEASE FORWARD TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CO-WORKERS TO PROMOTE. PLEASE POST THE FLYER ON YOUR EMPLOYEE/PUBLIC BULLETIN BOARD. THANKS, MYRA   Myra L. Robertson Vice President/Branch Manager Inwood Branch #76 P.O. Box 1579, Mailing Address 142 Sader Drive, Physical Address Direct Phone Line (304)229-1290 Fax     Phone Line (304)229-1333 e-mail address: myra.robertson@cityholding.com   NMLS ID # 592461
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
Real Estate Today Radio - This Weeks Show At A Glance   Real Estate Today Radio  brought to you by The National Association of REALTORS remains the #1 Real Estate radio program today…Your instant connection to the American Dream of Home Ownership. You can listen online or find a station  near you. Real Estate Today Radio is about all-things real estate with broadcaster Gil Gross. The program brings segments on things you need to know about your home, from buying and selling to improving its value... even the current state of the market. This week features include..... Jill Schlesinger, Editor-at-Large for CBS Moneywatch Errol Samuelson, President of REALTOR.com Matt Phipps, REALTOR® and a Broker with Phipps Realty in Warwick, Rhode Island. Matt is also the founder of the Young Professi...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
Jennifer's Ring in the New Year SILPADA Open House ! Where: Martinsburg Daily Grind, 778 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg, WV When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM What: Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry Who: Anyone That Loves SILPADA Jewelry   LADIES, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS !!! Ring in the New Year with the new 2013 SILPADA line. SILPADA is made of .925 sterling silver and carries a lifetime warranty. Be the first to see and try on over 300 pieces of this FABULOUS jewelry! No pressure...No sales pitches...just girls getting together and for a GIRL'S AFTERNOON OUT !      *ALL JEWELRY WILL BE IN BY VALENTINE'S DAY The Holiday catalog will be available for you to look through   TO PREVIEW AND ORDER ONLINE IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT, PLEASE GO TO www.mysilpada.com/michele.terwi...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
  Buying A HUD Home - How Can I Buy A HUD Home ?   I thought I would take a short break from my blog series on "How To Sell HUD Homes" and do a short one for Buyers on "How to Buy A HUD Home" Almost anyone can buy a HUD Home. Generally, there are several "bid periods" though. Initially, owner occupants, non profits and government agencies have the opportunity to bid on the properties. After that period, if the property is still available, then investors can bid. You will need a HUD approved real estate agent to assist you with the online bid process. HUD pays the real estate agent's fee. You should never have to pay an agent a fee to submit an online bid for a HUD Home. You can find a HUD approved real estate agent at www.HUD.GOV/HUDHomes. You will need a pre-approval letter from a mort...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
Selling HUD Homes - Property Conditions and Disclosures All HUD Homes are sold strictly "AS IS". The FSMs inspect the property when it is received into HUDs inventory. There may be hidden defects like termite, mechanical, structural, water, lead based paint, which may make the property uninhabitable. HUD also does not guarantee that the property will meet local codes, building codes, or that there are no easements or title issues. This is the risk that the buyers takes when bidding on a HUD Home.  Page 3 of the Sales Contract (HUD-9548) has a statement regarding condition, make sure that your buyers REALLY read it. Print all the Property Condition Reports and Property Condition Summary for your information and for the buyer to read before submitting the bid online. I have the buyers in...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
HUD Homes - Selling HUD Homes and How to SHow A HUD Home   When you have a buyer that wants to see a HUD Home, call and schedule the appointment with the Listing Broker. HUD Homes may have electronic lockboxes or other types of combo lockbox. It is up to the Listing Broker. At this time, I am aware of 5 different HUD door keys and 1 HUD padlock key. I carry a full set of keys with me at all times, just in case a key is missing from a lockbox. Listing Brokers do not change the locks on HUD Homes, the FSMs do that. The Listing Broker does not know which key will be used until they do their initial inspections.            IMPORTANT NOTICE !        Buyers and buyer’s contractors MUST be accompanied by a licensed Real Estate Agent when visiting the properties. They are considered to be tresp...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
  The University of Charleston has recently been approved by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to open in Beckley and Martinsburg, as well as online instruction, in facilities once occupied by Mountain State University  UC-Charleston UC-Beckley UC-Martinsburg UC-Net. Starting January 1, 2013, UC will begin offering registration, with online classes starting January 7 and spring semester classes starting January 14. US will also offer a "teach out" program for MSU students that can graduate in May 2013 Open houses are scheduled for Beckley on January 8 and Martinsburg on January 9 We are very excited her in Martinsburg and welcome UC to our town. We look forward to long and successful relationship with UC.    
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
One of HUDs objectives is to provide the opportunity for home ownership to some who have not previously been able to own a home. HUD has established some special programs to meet that goal. These are not available in all areas. Contact HUD or a HUD registered agent. REVITALIZATION AREAS   FHA has designated Revitalization Areas in some geograpihic areas that have been extremely hard hit by the housing crisis. The National Housing Act has given FHA this authority and enables HUD to help promote homeownership which in turn will enable growth and expansion in the areas with the aid of federal assistance for for affordable housing. The criteria for designation is based on:   Average Household Income Homeownership Rate FHA-insured mortgage foreclosure activity   The special HUD programs offe...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
The real answer is that almost anyone can buy a HUD Home at some point (if they can show proof of funds or have a written proof of pre-approval by a mortgage lender)  but there are several "Bid Periods" that have occupancy requirements during that period. Asset Managers (AM) adhere strictly to Fair Housing Lawsin the sale of all HUD Homes. There are 3 types of property listings based on the insurability of the property. This is determined by the condition of the property. IN = Insurable Listing - This property is most likely in acceptable condition for an FHA 203(b) loan, using the appraisal that HUD already has on the property (for FHA loans only) IE = Insurable-Escrow Listing - This property needs repairs < $5,000. If using FHA financing, the buyer can pay this out of pocket or add it...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) perform this fabulous rendition of "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zepellin  at The Kennedy Center Honors on December 2, 2012...the best is watching the band hear their music played.  Great tribute. I am pretty sure they had tears in their eyes, it was hard not to. "Stairway To Heaven" There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is goldAnd she's buying a stairway to heaven.When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closedWith a word she can get what she came for.Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.Ooh, it makes me wonder,Ooh, it makes me wonder.Th...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
It is 2013, and the home you own has now become impossible to keep. Maybe it is a job loss, an illness, a death or the economy has just taken too large a bite out of your shrinking paycheck and you can longer make your payments. So you start to explore options...short sale or maybe foreclosure. After all, you likely have family or friends that have had to do the same and they came through it ok, their credit is banged up some, but they will recover eventually. They have hopefully had their debt forgiven, and The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 has spared them the ultimate "kick in the seat" of having to pay income taxes on the loss. What??? you think to yourself? Surely it is not possible that I could lose my home, having a true hardship, and then have to pay income tax on the amount o...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
The Wonderment Puppet Theater in Martinsburg WV is a magical place for kids of all ages. Playing Now! The Nutty Nutcracker! A version on the Nutcracker tale as you've never seen before. Little Clara Marie has to save her beloved Nutcracker from the muscle bound "King Rat" or the Nutcracker will loose his magical powers. This show is sure to CRACK you up.  ...Animal crackers, balloons and a Holiday dance party folloeing the show Saturday & Sunday Shows at 12:00 PM  and 2:00 pm. Special weekday shows for groups 20 or more. Call for more information. Wonderment Puppet Theater 412 West King Street Martinsburg WV 25401   304-258-4074 304-260-9382 (Theater)   Admission $4.50 per person, under 2 free admission We accept cash or checks only  Free street parking Saturday and Sunday.    Visit the...
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By Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal!
(Long & Foster)
This Friday, June 11th from 10am until 1pm, we are having a charity bake sale. This is part of Long & Fosters Annual Community Day. We at Long & Foster Real Estate know how important community involvement is, we are living, and working within the community all year. Our community day is our annual way to give back as one team. We will be selling sandwiches and lots of different types of baked goods, everything is for a donation of $1.00. You will have three different charities to donate too! Come out and support your community and some fantastic charities. Thanks Aaron Poling   Aaron Poling Long & Foster 976 Foxcroft Avenue Martinsburg, W.V. 25401 304-283-0214 www.aaronpoling.com www.aaronpolingsblog.com M.Margie Bartles Broker
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