Real Estate Matchmakers

Remember the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” and the song “Matchmaker, Matchmaker“? Well, The Belt Team lives that song every day! Here’s how the song goes . . .

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a match, Find me a find, Catch me a catch. Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Look through your book, And make me a perfect match.”

And that is the perfect introduction to the newest feature on our Northern VA real estate blog – “Meet Our Buyers“!

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One of the benefits Belt Team clients have is the fact that we work with so many different Buyers & Sellers each year. It’s not unusual that we can “match-make”. (And we are WAY better at it than Patti Stanger on “The Millionaire Matchmaker”!)

We’ve sold lots of homes before they hit the market.  (Sellers – imagine saving the inconvenience of having your home in “showing condition” day after day after day!). And we have found dream homes for our Buyers before they hit the MLS (which is an added bonus in today’s competitive market of low inventory!).

Here’s the link to “Meet Our Buyers“!

Call (703) 242-3975 if our Buyers look like a match for you or if you would like to get on our “Meet Our Buyers” List!

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Is August A Good Time To Sell My Home?

Sell My Home Now or Wait

“Should I put my home on the market now or wait until September?

This is a question we have recently been asked a lot. And this year’s answer is likely different than the answer we have given in most years past. Conventional thought was that August was a slow real estate month, families were on vacation and if you were thinking of selling, it might be better to wait until September when kids are back in school and more buyers have time to look at homes.

This year, however, we are advising that our Sellers might be better served by not waiting to enter the market. Interest rates are rising. And serious buyers are looking now. Last weekend, we had several open houses. At each one, there was a larger number of buyers than average. And, the key factor we noticed (very different than in years past) –  is all but one buyer was represented by a Realtor.

Why is this important? Because the majority of “serious” buyers (buyers who actually buy and are not just “lookie-loos”) have Realtors working on their behalf – especially in a market like today’s where inventory is low and buyers are competing for the same homes.

This puts potential sellers in a great position. Should you wait until September? We say “Carpe Diem!” The time to sell is NOW!

(Buyers – our advice is the same to you as well. Prices are rising and so are interest rates. Each month you wait is costing you money!)

Now . . .  here’s our weekly update on the hyperlocal markets of Vienna & Oakton. You’ll find no summer doldrums here as both areas continue to see low inventory and swift sales! (Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for more specific info or for an analysis on any area of Northern VA.)

Vienna Real Estate (22180,22181, 22182):

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  • Number of Contracts: 17
  • Average Days on Market for Active Listings: 88 days
  • Average Days on Market for Listings That Went Under Contract: 21 days
  • Inventory: 133 homes on the market
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 90 day contract rate): 1.5 months
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 30 day contract rate): 1.9 months

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Oakton Real Estate (22124):

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  • Number of Contracts: 4
  • Average Days on Market for Active Listings: 115 days
  • Average Days on Market for Listings That Went Under Contract: 35 days
  • Inventory: 74 homes on the market
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 90 day contract rate): 1.75 months
  • Number of Months Supply of Homes (Based on past 30 day contract rate): 1.85 months

What Is My Oakton Home Worth?

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Just Listed In Vienna – Stunning Home On Half Acre Plus Lot!

We just listed a gorgeous home for sale on a beautifully landscaped, more than half acre lot! $815,000

Half Acre Plus Lot In Vienna VA

This stunning 4 level split sits atop a fabulous .66 acre corner lot. Enjoy a flowing floorplan with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, gleaming hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, office with wonderful built-ins, updated baths, spacious master suite with sitting area, finished lower level rec room. Plus a back deck & patio. And it’s in a great Vienna location – easy commuting AND Madison HS pyramid!

Call (703) 242-3975 for more info!

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Top 4 Repairs & Upgrades Homebuyers and Home Sellers Should Prepare For

If you’re buying or selling a home, there are four areas of a home that you should be prepared to fix or upgrade. These are items you should be sure to discuss with your agent ahead of time.

Ask your Realtor to advise you on whether you should be prepared to fix or upgrade them – and whether this is an area for possible negotiation. (It depends on market factors in your area such as customary practice and whether you are currently in a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market.)

If you’re buying a home, and wondering whether to get a home inspection, read our blog article “Buying A Home In Northern Virginia – Should I Get A Home Inspection?

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Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE consultation about this topic or any other topic related to buying or selling a home. You deserve the best real estate team in Northern VA!

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Half Acre Lot For Sale In Dream Vienna Location

Have you dreamed of building the “perfect” home on a half acre lot in the Heart of Vienna? If so, you’ll want to call for more information about our new listing on Mashie Drive!

Half Acre Lot in Vienna VA

Call (703) 242-3975 for more info. And remember – There’s No Place Like Vienna!

Vienna Mid-Year Housing Update – 2013

July 4th is approaching and that means we are halfway through the year and it’s time for our Vienna real estate mid-year housing update. So how is the Vienna real estate market faring? Instead of updating you on what has happened in the past week like we usually do, let’s pause and take a look back to the year 2000 and see where Vienna stands in terms of number of home sales, average selling price and average days on market.

The charts below show a year-over-year comparison for January through June for each year from 2000 through 2013. What do we see?

Vienna VA Real Estate Statistics

Average days on market for homes sold in Vienna for the first half of 2013 was 42 days. This is the fastest market we have experienced since 2005 when average days on market was just 21 days.

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Vienna VA Real Estate Statistics Homes Sold

Total number of sales in the first half of 2013 was 436 homes. This parallels last year’s sales, which were at 435 at this same time. Sales since 2005 have been under 500 homes per year. If you’ve been following our blog on a weekly basis, this is no surprise. You know that inventory has been VERY low in Vienna over the past few years. And that there is pent-up buyer demand as a result. (Note to Sellers – It’s a GREAT time to sell. Low inventory puts YOU in the driver’s seat!).

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Vienna VA Real Estate Statistics Average Sales Price

Average Sales price has trended upward now in Vienna for 4 straight years and was $745,355 for the first half of 2013. This is the highest number in the “new millenium” and exceeds the average price from the peak of the market ($725,522).

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Why Vienna Sellers Choose The Belt Team

(Next Wednesday, we’ll be back to our usual weekly Vienna update. In the meantime, contact The Belt Team for more information. We sell more homes than almost any Realtor in Northern VA. Vienna is our special area of expertise, but we have experience from Ashburn to Arlington, Falls Church to Fairfax. However, it’s only the neighborhood that YOU live in (or WANT to live in!) that matters!

“Changing Lives For The Better – One Family At A Time!”

Oakton Mid-Year Housing Update – 2013

Oakton Mid Year Housing Statistics

With the upcoming 4th of July holiday just days away, it’s time to take a look back and see how the Oakton real estate market has fared. Instead of updating you on what has happened in the past week like we usually do, let’s pause and take a look back to the year 2000 and see where Oakton stands in terms of number of home sales, average selling price and average days on market.

The charts below show a year-over-year comparison for January through June for each year from 2000 through 2013. What do we see?

Oakton Real Estate Stats Average Days On Market

Average days on market for homes sold in Oakton for the first half of 2013 was 45 days. This is the fastest market we have experienced since 2005 when average days on market was just 25 days.

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What Is My Oakton Home Worth?

Oakton Real Estate Home Sales

Total number of sales in the first half of 2013 was 188 homes. Despite low inventory, this is the most homes sold in Oakton in the first half of the year since 2004. (Note to Sellers – It’s a GREAT time to sell. Low inventory puts YOU in the driver’s seat!).

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What Is My Oakton Home Worth?

Oakton Real Estate Stats Average Sales Price

Average Sales price in Oakton is up 11.3% over last year. Unlike Vienna, where average sales price has risen for 4 straight years, Oakton’s average sales price has fluctuated over the past few years – falling twice & rising twice.

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What Is My Oakton Home Worth?

(Next Wednesday, we’ll be back to our usual weekly Oakton update. In the meantime, contact The Belt Team for more information. We sell more homes than almost any Realtor in Northern VA. Oakton, Vienna & McLean are our special areas of expertise, but we have experience from Ashburn to Arlington, Falls Church to Fairfax. And we know it’s only the neighborhood that YOU live in (or WANT to live in!) that matters!

“Changing Lives For The Better – One Family At A Time!”