Search Northern VA Homes For Sale By School District

Over the years, we’ve noticed that many of our clients rank “school district” as one of their top search criteria when they are thinking of buying a new home. Whether it’s because you have children in school now or because you are thinking about resale value – school district can be an important factor. For example, some buyers look for schools that offer AP (Advanced Placement) classes. While other buyers are more interested in a school that offers the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. Some require a school with a GT program. And others are looking for special assistance. We have had clients choose a home based on a particular high school baseball team they are targeting. And we’ve had others who search for homes based on who has the best theater program. In Northern Va, there’s something for everyone!

So we thought we’d make it easy for you. Our web site has customized searches by high school for Northern Virginia homes in areas like Vienna, Oakton, Arlington, Fairfax & all the surrounding areas.

Search Northern Virginia Homes For Sale by School District

What is My Current Home Worth? (Instant, Online Home Valuation)

The Belt Team is ranked in the Top 20 Best Realtors in the State of VA by Real Trends (out of 30,000 agents) and also named to Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Agents in 2015 & 2016. Call (703) 242-3975 and The Belt Team will help YOU make the RIGHT move!

2 Tips to Ensure You Get the Most Money When Selling Your House

Here’s some wise advice from Keeping Current Matters about how to maximize the return on what is probably your greatest asset – your house!


Keeping Current Matters

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

Impact on Price of Visibility NAR

Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

Realtor.com, gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This too may seem counterintuitive. The seller may think they would net more money if they didn’t have to pay a real estate commission. With that being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

Research posted by the National Association of Realtors revealed that:

“The median selling price for all FSBO homes was $185,000 last year. When the buyer knew the seller in FSBO sales, the number sinks to the median selling price of $163,800. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $245,000 – nearly $60,000 more for the typical home sale.”

Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. That will guarantee you maximize the price you get for your house.


What Is My Northern Va Home Worth

Northern VA Real Estate Values

 

 

Wondering what questions to ask your Realtor when selling your home?

Find out here! Then call one of the country’s top real estate teams – The Belt Team – at (703) 242-3975. We were named to Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Realtors list in 20115 & 2016, and are ranked in the Top 20 Realtors in the State of VA (among 30,000+ agents!). It would be our pleasure to help YOU make the RIGHT move!

8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Dec 18

8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY, Dec 18th from 2PM to 4PM. Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? What could be more special than a home for your family?! Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome home to this beautiful colonial in a fabulous Vienna location…perfect for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities! This property offers 4 bedrooms & 4.5 baths, shining hardwood floors, a striking 2-story entry foyer, an eat-in kitchen with granite & stainless steel appliances, a separate dining room, a main level private den/study, a spacious owner’s suite, and a finished lower level with rec room, 2 “bonus” rooms & full bath. Outdoor details include a wonderful covered front porch and spacious back deck.

Call Kevin Kleifges to schedule a showing – 703-242-3975

Price and LOTS more photos of 8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

8300 First Ave Vienna VA

Northern VA Housing Market – Post Election Update

Credit: Keeping Current Matters
Credit: Keeping Current Matters

Election years in Northern Virginia are usually a time when the real estate market takes a deep breath and pauses to see what will happen. “I’m putting my home search on hold until we see how the election shakes out”  and “I’m gonna wait and see what happens to interest rates after the election” are comments we’ve heard frequently over the past twelve elections.

Let’s look at the market stats for some of our Northern Virginia areas and see whether that rang true this year. The charts below show the number of home sales year-to-date year-over-year for 2014, 2015 & 2016. And there seems to be a pretty consistent pattern.

Northern VA Real Estate Market

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Other than in Ashburn, sales rose significantly in 2015 over 2014. And instead of the market pausing to digest the election, home sales continued to rise in 2016. This was true in Alexandria, Arlington, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Oakton, Reston & Vienna – as well as in a number of other areas.

Stay tuned for our CEO Terry Belt’s 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions! (You can read his 2016 Predictions here).

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you’d like a market analysis for your home or neighborhood. Statistics vary wildly between cities, school districts and price ranges. And if you’re thinking of selling in 2016, NOW is the time to prepare. Did you know that in many areas of Northern VA last year, Sellers who sold in January-February sold their homes for more than those who waited for the “Spring Market”?!

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Vienna Real Estate Stats – November 2016 Home Sales

Wondering what’s happening in the Vienna real estate market? Here are the stats!

Vienna Real Estate Stats

  • 44 homes went under contract in Vienna in November. This is down 29% from November 2015.
  • 68 homes came on the market this November. That’s 13% more than November of 2015.
  • Homes sold at about the same pace this November as they did last November- in an average of 67 days as compared to 66 days.
  • 55% of the homes that sold in November, did so in under 30 days. (Homes that sold in November went under contract in September & October). That number slowed to 43% for homes that went under contract in November.
  • Average sold price this November was $804,571.
  • We currently have a 2.8 month supply of homes in Vienna – and 193 Vienna homes for sale (townhouse, condo and single family).
  • We are teetering between a Balanced Market (neither a Buyer’s or a Seller’s market) and a Seller’s market overall. However, in any given price range, the numbers may skew very differently – making some price ranges a Seller’s Market and some a Buyer’s Market. For example – we have an 8 month supply of homes in the Vienna market over $999K. And in the under $800,000 price range – we have a 1.4 month supply. This means that Buyers over $1 million are looking at a Buyer’s Market, and Buyers in the lower ranges are competing and facing a Seller’s Market.

BUYERS & SELLERS

Make sure your agent is providing you with the data you need to make good decisions. Buying and selling often becomes about emotion. Buyers fall in love with homes or want to “get a deal” to feel good about buying. Sellers are invested in how much THEY love their home or have a number in mind based on what they “need” to get out of it.

The reality is that Buyers & Sellers who are successful in today’s market look at the data and act accordingly. The data above about the variances in different price ranges is a perfect example of why. Right here in Vienna we have two totally different markets. If you’re looking to buy, and you “make an offer” below list price – you might be VERY successful in the upper ranges because we have such an abundant supply of homes. Taking that same action in the lower price range will likely mean you don’t get the house of your dreams. Someone else will.

More than ever, it’s becoming a “A Tale of Two Markets”. If you are thinking of buying or selling now or in the Spring, be sure to read our CEO Terry Belt’s latest update on the shifting market!

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(Call Terry Belt or Kevin Kleifges at 703-242-3975 for our FREE Report “Questions To Ask Your Realtor BEFORE You Sell”. And find out how our listings sell FASTER and for MORE MONEY than the average agent’s listings.)


 For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team and has sold more homes in Vienna than another other Realtor or team since 1973.
Vienna Home Sales

8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Dec 11

8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY, Dec 11th from 2PM to 4PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome home to this beautiful colonial in a fabulous Vienna location…perfect for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities! This property offers 4 bedrooms & 4.5 baths, shining hardwood floors, a striking 2-story entry foyer, an eat-in kitchen with granite & stainless steel appliances, a separate dining room, a main level private den/study, a spacious owner’s suite, and a finished lower level with rec room, 2 “bonus” rooms & full bath. Outdoor details include a wonderful covered front porch and spacious back deck.

Call Kevin Kleifges to schedule a showing – 703-242-3975

Price and LOTS more photos of 8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Sunday Dec 4

300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, December 4 from 2-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome home to this beautiful custom colonial, built by award-winning Sekas Homes, in a fabulous Vienna location…perfect for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities!  This home offers decorative finishes which create an added level of detail and architectural interest. Exceptional features include 3 finished levels with 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half baths, two-story entry, an angled wood staircase, attractive moldings & pillars, shining hardwood floors, a fabulous gourmet eat-in kitchen, a spacious owner’s suite, and a finished lower level with rec room, wet bar, exercise room, bedroom & full bath (perfect for an in-law/au pair/guest suite).  Outdoor details include professional landscaping, back deck & fully fenced-in back yard.

Price and LOTS more photos of 300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180

Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

Homes For Sale Madison High School

Homes For Sale Madison HS

Homes Foir Sale Madison High School

22158 Stablehouse Drive Sterling VA 20164 – Just Listed by The Belt Team – Open Sunday Dec 4

22158 Stablehouse Drive Sterling VA 20164 was just listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY Dec 4th 1-4PM! Here’s a sneak peek:

More info & LOTS of photos of 22158 Stablehouse Drive Sterling VA 20164

Welcome to this beautiful home situated on a fantastic lot & quiet cul-de-sac in an excellent Sterling location! This property offers 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, hardwood floors on the main level, vaulted ceilings, a kitchen with granite & stainless appliances, a separate dining area and a spacious versatile lower level! The back patio creates a perfect outdoor living space and the amazing fenced-in back yard is wonderful for outdoor activities. Great for commuters & convenient to so many amenities…don’t miss this opportunity!

Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 283-6418

22158 Stablehouse Dr, Sterling, VA 20164

For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is ranked in the Top 20 Best Real Estate Agents in the State of VA (out of 30,000 agents) AND was named by Washingtonian Magazine to their 2015 Best Realtors List.

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