Oct. 23, 2017

Loudoun County Real Estate Market Update October 2017

Loudoun County Real Estate Market Update October 2017

Sept. 20, 2017

109.5 Wilson Ave NW Leesburg VA 20176

For Sale By Owner/Agent  
$469,000
109.5 Wilson Ave Leesburg VA
Check out this new construction downtown Leesburg walking distance to historic district.

  

3Br/2.5Ba over 1800 ft.² in this oh so cool "shotgun style" home with artisan finishes.

   

Features include granite in kitchen and baths, craftsman style trim, high ceilings, solid wood pocket doors, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting throughout.

  

                       

                       

Maple Hardwood floors, high ceilings, and recessed lighting continue to the 2nd level.

                                                           

Spacious Master suite includes a large walk-in closet, double sinks, granite counters, ceramic flooring, and large oversized shower with ceramic surround enclosure.

   

All bedrooms feature large closets, ceiling fans, and neutral carpet and paint.

                   

                

                                                                      

                           

Full basement with egress window and rough in for a bath offers endless possibilities. One car garage, and a deck for outdoor entertaining complete this picture perfect home.

      

                                         

 

Perfect for first time home buyers, down-sizers, and everyone in between. Why live in a crowed townhouse community when you can afford a new construction single family home and enjoy all the amenities downtown Leesburg lifestyle has to offer.

 

Call Lisa for details 703-431-6974.
Seller financing available to qualified buyers.

 

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April 24, 2017

Leesburg Community Shred Event

Leesburg Community Shred Event

We held our first annual shred event Saturday Earth Day April 22nd and despite the continuous rainfall it did not stop the residence of Leesburg from safely shredding their paper documents. The numbers are in and it was a huge success: 60 residence shred over 4000 lbs of paper!

Leesburg Community Shred EventLeesburg Communtiy Shred Event

This translates into:

34 saved trees

760 gallons of oil

6 cubic yards of landfill space 

8000 kilowatts of energy

14,000 gallons of water

120 pounds less of air pollution

The 34 trees saved can absorb a total of 500 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper would create 3000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

On behalf of your local sponsors:

Denise Lankes All State Insurance

Mea Danigelis Mclean Mortgage

Celeste Weinstein Key Title

Lisa Cameron Keller Williams Front Door Team

...we would like to thank you Leesburg for participating in our community shred event and doing your part to make Leesburg a little bit greener!

 

 Leesburg Community Shred Event

April 17, 2017

New Construction Downtown Leesburg VA

New Construction Downtown Leesburg VA

One sunny day in 2015 I was driving around downtown Leesburg looking for my next real estate investment. Since becoming a Realtor in Northern VA 12 years ago, I became involved in real estate investing endeavours such as rental properties and seller financing. This time I wanted to do a flip. While browsing the northwest of town I turned the corner of Dodd onto Wilson Ave and there stood in front of me the 2 most neglected properties with a handmade 'For Sale By Owner' sign....Bingo! I found my next real estate project.

After doing my due diligence gathering information from the town and getting estimates for renovations it became apparent one was in worse condition and would cost more to renovate than tare down and start new. We also discovered that same house was sitting on two buildable lots. It was then we decided one would stay and be renovated

Renovated House

...and one would go...

 

Stay tuned for our new construction build available May/June downtown Leesburg.

For further information call/text Lisa Cameron Keller Williams Front Door Team @ 703-431-6974 or email me at frontdoorteam@gmail.com

 

March 15, 2017

Loudoun County Real Estate Market Update March 2017

If we agree with Hazlitt, the housing market should be headed for a pretty amazing year. Fannie Mae's February Home Purchase Sentiment Index reports consumer confidence in housing at an all-time high. This follows January's report in which consumer confidence improved for the first time in five months. Americans who feel now is a good time to buy rose 11 percentage points, while those believing it's a good time to sell rose by seven. Fannie Mae's chief economist added, "Millennials showed especially strong increases in job confidence and income gains, a necessary precursor for increased housing demand from first-time homebuyers."

As the stats below show homes are selling quicker and for more money than the same time last year and inventory is at an all time low (below 2 months supply of inventory) reflecting a sellers market. Reach out to us for further information on buying, selling, or investing in today's market!

Loudoun County Market Update March 2017
March 15, 2017

Vendor of the Month

Vendor of the Month : Moving Company

My Guys Moving

My Guys Moving

 

The Front Door Team strives to give their client's a 10+ experience. That 10+ experience extends to the vendors and business associates I align my business with. One of the most important vendors we refer is the moving company as they will leave a lasting impression on our clients as to whether or not they had a good experience with us. That is why we are very careful who we refer to our clients.

Austin Jacobs at My Guys Moving adheres to the same high standards we at The Keller Williams Front Door Team adhere to and that is putting our client's first. Their goal is to provide the best moving experience whether you are moving across town or across the country. You can learn more about their company on their website at www.MyGuysMoving.com

Give Austin Jacobs with My Guys Moving a call at 800-783-4897 and be sure to mention the Keller Williams Front Door Team to receive their Special Offers including (discount rates, free used boxes, free wall protection, and free pick up of material)

Voted Best of Loudoun 2017

 

 

At Your Service,

 

Lisa Cameron

Keller Williams

Front Door Team

703-431-6974

frontdoorteam@gmail.com

Selling Loudoun County One Front Door At A Time

 

March 12, 2017

Price Your Home To Sell

Overpriced HomePrice Your Home to Sell

As an experienced Listing Agent my job is to educate sellers on current market conditions and pricing strategies to get their home sold. Pricing plays a huge part of a successful marketing strategy. A professional Realtor knows 80% of marking is getting the property priced right, and that no amount of marketing is going to sell an overpriced house. 

Some things to consider when pricing your house to sell:

1. Don't Over Improve

Sellers typically overvalue their home compared to other homes on the market hoping to recoup 100% of the home improvements they have made. Rarely do you get dollar for dollar back on home improvements. Yes I advise my sellers to make basic home improvements like paint, carpet, update appliances because it is necessary to compete in today's market place, but sellers are best advised not to over price their homes based on home improvements they made themselves over the years as they can price themselves out of their neighborhood and in doing so will help sell other homes on the market that are similar in size and features but priced below their house.

2. Don't Calculate Your List Price with Active Listings

Sellers typically look at whats on the market and want to list accordingly. Active homes on the market rarely sell for their asking price. In Loudoun County homes sell on average at 97% of their asking price. Knowing this you can price according to the sold comps and position yourself amongst the active listings to be the next house to attract an offer from a buyer.

3. Overpricing Because You Have Time

The first 10 days your house goes on the market is when it will attract the most attention from serious buyers. If you are overpriced thinking you have time to test the market, these serious buyers won't even look at your property and will probably be in contract on another house by the time you decide to drop your price.Overpriced homes tend to linger on the market and start to go 'stale' in the eyes of the buyers and their agents who will start to think something is wrong with the house.

Price your home right from the beginning to attract the most qualified and serious buyers and sell faster. Keep your eye on the market trends, reevaluate the market activity in 2 weeks if your home has not attracted showings. National Real Estate statistics says 2 weeks on the market with no showings, or 10 showings without any offers you need to adjust your price.

I sell homes for more money in less time because I know my inventory and real estate market trends in Loudoun County. If you are thinking about selling I would be happy to do a market analysis of your home and consult on improvements that will bring a return on your investment.

I look forward to making you my next satisfied client.

At Your Service

Lisa

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Feb. 27, 2017

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Feb. 6, 2017

Loudoun County Tax Assessment 2017

Property owners can now access their Loudoun County real estate assessments for tax year 2017 online.

This year, the county’s total taxable real estate portfolio increased to $72.6 billion, up nearly 5 percent overall.

The assessment notices, which are not tax bills, tell property owners the value of their real property as of Jan. 1, 2017 and are reflective of real estate market activity that happened during 2016.

The typical existing single family townhome saw the largest average year-over-year increase in value of 1.46 percent. Meanwhile, residential parcels of one to 20 acres without public water/sewer or both, declined by 0.26 percent.

The average detached single-family home was up 0.87 percent. The total value of taxable commercial property in the county finished at $14.3 billion, up 1.48 percent over 2016.

The county noted that the numbers provided are “only averages” and property owners may see changes that are more or less than the figures provided.

The assessed value together with the tax rate that will be set by the Board of Supervisors in April will provide the basis for real estate tax bills due on June 5 and Dec. 5, 2017.

Property owners who believe their assessments are inaccurate may file an application review with the commissioner or revenue online at http://www.Loudoun.Gov/Reaa by March 6.

After that, appeals may be made to the Board of Equalization until June 1, 2017.

Property owners can also communicate with their respective appraiser whose name and contact information is listed on the assessment notice or call the commissioners office at 703-777-0260 weekdays during regular business hours, or email the commissioner’s office.

The commissioner of the revenue’s offices are located at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E. in Leesburg and in the Loudoun Tech Center at 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 100, in Sterling.

 

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Feb. 6, 2017

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