Loudoun County, VA Real Estate News

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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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Hey there! Welcome to another edition of the Worst Advice series, where I discuss some of the worst advices you hear from people about real estate and debunk them.Real estate is such a good investment, and at times you may find yourself renovating parts of your home to raise its value. You may find yourself between crossroads, whether you should continue upgrading for the sake of the value of your home or just hold on to it because you're not really feeling it and the current setup works out for you just fine. Then some guy walks in and says "Don't worry about the cost, it'll be returned to you 100% once you sell the home anyway!" That thought sticks to you, and makes you think that you should probably go with it anyway, with the expectation that you'll get 100% of your money back.Don't...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for the absolute best home in Northern Virginia? This just might be for you! This home at 23394 Evening Primrose Sq, Ashburn, VA 20148 has 3 beds, 3.5 baths, and has a lot of amenities and pristine nature views to offer!This home has 3 finished levels, with a total of 3,600 sq. ft. of living space. The main level offers a spacious living and dining room, gourmet kitchen with upgraded stainless steel appliances, granite, countertops, large Island, & lots of cabinets space. It also has a beautiful backyard view via the breakfast area.Meanwhile, in the upper level, the primary suite is joined with a private luxury bath and a walk-in closet. More spacious secondary bedrooms await, and a very convenient laundry area in the same level as well.The lower level features a must-have offic...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Been wondering where you can settle in the meantime around Brambleton for a job, or to be closer to the family? Look no further! This home at 23003 Bulwark Terrace is now open for rent! With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, located in a very convenient spot, and at a very cheap monthly rent, this is such a sweet deal!Main level offers a versatile open floor plan, a kitchen with granite countertop, ample of cabinet and counter space, and a large island. Balcony is just right off the kitchen to refresh yourself for a while. The living room offers a huge space with a cozy gas fireplace with a second deck just off of it.The upper level offers a private owner's suite with an attached bath, oversized secondary bedrooms with full baths, and a very convenient laundry. Not to mention all of the rooms fea...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for a home in the Loudoun County, or perhaps in the most beautiful neighborhood of Brambleton? This is your lucky day! We just listed this beautiful home for rent at 22720 Beacon Crest Ter, Ashburn, VA 20148! Made with 3 beds, 2.1 baths, and located near all necessities, this just might be the deal of the year for you.The whole thing is ready to move in, with the rent includes FIOS cable TV & high-speed internet, ample parking space, and sparkling hardwood floors! Main level features an upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, a backsplash, stainless steel appliances, tons of counter & cabinet space, and a living & dining room combo.The primary level features a balcony & 2 closet space and a luxury main bath with shower & large jetted soaking tub. Such a place deserves the mos...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Wondering what it's like in one of the best communities in Northern Virginia? Worry no more! We'll talk about Ashburn today, and the top 5 reasons why you should move here!1. Facts and Job OpportunitiesMoney magazine in 2021 ranked Ashburn as the top five place in the country to live. Apart from that, Ashburn is considered the American's Bull's Eye for Internet. 70% of world's Internet goes through Ashburn, Virginia. A lot of job opportunities are open for IT, cybersecurity, Data Analysis, and so much more in this area.2. LocationAshburn is located about an hour outside of Washington, DC., about 10 miles to the Washington Dulles Airport, and about 10 to 15 minutes to beautiful wineries and breweries.3. Traffic AccommodationI knew the DC Metro area is ranked in the top ten most congested...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Want to sell your home and get the sale of your lifetime? Staging your home to sell is the key! Welcome to a brand new series called Staging to Sell where I give tips on how you can sell your home in style.It doesn't matter what type of bathroom it is - primary suite, powder room, hallway bath, basement -- we all know that we all need to use the bathroom, and is one of the most used utilities at home. What you can do to stage your bathroom is to move all of those bath messes - mismatching towels, bathrooms, and all others. Buy a dozen of white towels and put it around to give it a spa-like feeling. My biggest pet peeve is the worn-out caulkings around the showers, bathtubs, toilets, and sinks. this is an indication that the homeowner has not been taking care of the home by simply lookin...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Want to know more about your neighborhood and the best things it has to offer? Here's a brand new series that will answer just that! Today, we'll talk about Leesburg, VA, and the places and landmarks it has to offer. Make sure to check the video above, leave a like and subscribe if you want more of this!1. Historic DowntownDowntown Leesburg is known for having one of Virginia's finest maintained and most attractive downtowns, with historic landmarks and museums, a dynamic culinary scene, a huge selection of breweries, award-winning wineries, shops, antiques, and a spectrum of startup to enterprise scale businesses.2. Oatlands Historic House & GardensThe National Trust for Historic Preservation's Oatlands site is a valuable resource for our neighborhood, state, and country. Oatlands' his...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
And just like that, it's February! I know we barely started the year, and now it's all about love all over again. Each of us have our own love languages, and love comes in different shapes and sizes. So today, we'll talk about the unique traditions the Valentine's Day is celebrated around the world.1. EstoniaStarting this list is Estonia and their not-so-weird way of celebrating the Valentine's Day, but might break some hearts along the way. Their Valentine's Day is called Sōbrapäev, which translates to "Friends Day" -- probably something you don't want to hear from your crush.2. FranceFrench people is all about love, and this is proven by one of their traditions. Une loterie d'amour, as they call it, saw hopeful singles line up in front of each other's houses and make calls through the...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
As we start this year, it's good to be reminded of the successes of the past to keep moving forward. This actually reminds me of another home I sold last year at Ashburn, VA. It still puts a smile on my face when I remember how happy the new home owners are, especially with this stunning home that is more than meets the eye.With 3 beds, 3 baths, and an open floor plan and an adequate amount of natural light in the living room, it also features a lot of custom built-ins, including a desk, book cases in board and baton style. Kitchen has a custom granite highlight with seating, glass back splash, and high end cabinets that run floor to ceiling, with a family room that has a fireplace and a sea shell chandelier in the dining place.The upper level has three bedrooms, two full baths and spac...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
In this economy, especially at the height of the pandemic, stocks and cryptocurrency are down at moment. What does that mean in the real estate market? Let's all find out in this week's Real Estate Market Report. The housing market appears to be one of the formidable markets someone can invest in at this moment. With that said, here are my tips for the home buyers and sellers right now:For BuyersI would recommend continuing with the home search for a long-term investment. I've been telling this since last month -- a lot of the sellers right are taking in multiple offers and are well-accommodating to buyers due to the very strong market in the DMV area. Since there are a lot of buyers at the moment, I'd recommend finding a realtor with lots of experience and willing to work with your nee...
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