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Welcome to the Northern Virginia Property Shop.  Come on in and take a look around.  You may want to get comfortable, because you’ll probably want to stay awhile as you browse available properties, read the latest market statistics and learn more about the varied communities of Alexandria VA.

So, feel free to look around, try a few things on for size, and browse as much as you like…just remember, if you have any questions or need something different than what you see here, all you have to do is let me know and I’ll be happy to check on it for you.

In the meantime, feel free to stop by the Northern Virginia Property Shop as often you would like…the shop where browsing is encouraged!

400 KING STREET   ALEXANDRIA  VA  22314   (703) 683.0400

If you want to list your Alexandria home in the spring, you better get busy!

If you want to list your Alexandria home in the spring, you better get busy!

“We want to list in the spring, but there is no hurry.” What do you mean, no hurry? It’s already the end of January. Before we know it, seriously, the Spring Market will be upon us. In fact, the buyers are already circling, frustrated and anxious because there is a shortage of housing inventory in…

Buying your new Alexandria VA home with eventual resale in mind? Here’s what most buyers want

Buying your new Alexandria VA home with eventual resale in mind? Here’s what most buyers want

Buying your new Alexandria, VA home with eventual resale in mind? Here’s what most buyers want…   Whether you’re buying a home in Alexandria, VA with resale in mind or making improvements to your current home before putting it on the market, it’s wise to consider what the majority of buyers want – even if they…

How Many People Does it Take to Buy a Home in Alexandria VA?

How Many People Does it Take to Buy a Home in Alexandria VA?

How many people does it take to buy a home in Alexandria, VA? Have you ever stopped to consider how many people are involved when you begin the journey to buy a home here in Alexandria? At first, you see your own agent. If you’re the buyer, you also see your lender. Once an offer…

Why We Want to Meet You at the Office

Although I could write a book on all the reasons we need to meet for the first time at the office, one of the foremost reasons is for safety, which the following video explains very well.  So, when you call us for the first time, don’t be offended if we don’t rush out to meet…

Alexandria VA Home Buyer:  Now You’re Under Contract, What’s Next?

Alexandria VA Home Buyer: Now You’re Under Contract, What’s Next?

You’re ratified!  And excited…after all the phone calls and the texts letting everyone know, “hey, we bought a house,’ reality sinks in. “NOW what do we do?” The first order of business, really, is for me to go through each of your contingencies, determine when each expires, what action is required before then and make…

From Contract to Closing Your Alexandria VA Home. Part 2: Deadlines

From Contract to Closing Your Alexandria VA Home. Part 2: Deadlines

As we talked about in Part 1: Paperwork, once you are officially under contract for your Alexandria VA home – that is, your offer has been negotiated and all parties have accepted the final terms – the clock starts ticking on your deadlines. These deadlines are all spelled out in your contract and all are…

2 Bedroom Condo Blocks to King Street Metro

2 Bedroom Condo Blocks to King Street Metro

Leave your car in its assigned parking space and hop on the Metro, just blocks away. Shopping, restaurants, activities abound in the area surrounding this unique pet-friendly condo building in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. With eastern exposure, this light filled unit just sparkles and is ready for new buyers looking for a spacious…

Existing Home Sales and Prices NAR’s 1/23/2015 Report

Existing Home Sales and Prices NAR’s 1/23/2015 Report

Looks as if the South is holding its home when it comes not only to home prices but also to average sales activity.  Of course, this is a national map – local results vary.  If you’re looking for information on what’s happening in the Alexandria VA market, just ask and we’ll be happy to delve…

5902 Mount Eagle Drive #715  Alexandria VA  22303

5902 Mount Eagle Drive #715 Alexandria VA 22303

Elegant, spacious move in ready condo available in Alexandria’s gated community, Montebello.  $299,900.   Spacious Move In Ready Montebello Condo Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $299,900 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,305 sqft Location 5902 Mount Eagle Drive715Alexandria, VA 22303USA Susan Haughton & Mindy Brubaker LONG AND FOSTER REALTORS(571) 242-9913susansells@longandfoster.comhttp://www.novapropertyshop.com      Listed by:…

Alexandria VA Buyers: Lender Letters and Earnest Money Deposits

Alexandria VA Buyers: Lender Letters and Earnest Money Deposits

A few years ago, we were working with a young couple who were extremely well qualified to buy a home in our area. They found a beautiful home on which to make an offer;  we urged them from the beginning of our working together to submit their documentation to their preferred lender, but, unfortunately, they…