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Typical to residential neighborhoods in Northern Virginia, the further South you go, the less expensive the property. Active Adult communities are no exception. For example, if you would like to purchase a property in the Spring Hill 55+ / Active Adult community you can expect to pay upwards of $450,000 for a patio home. A larger model recently sold for $530,000.  Spring Hill resides in Lorton, Virginia which is in Southern Fairfax County.  Please note, Spring Hill also has apartment style condominiums. Prices range from $180,000 to $250,000 and the condominium fee's run from just under $300 to $450.

Moving 7 miles South to Prince William County, prices of patio homes in the Active Adult community of River Ridge in Woodbridge, VA run between $425,000 and $475000. 

Continue on I95-S to Dumfries in southern Prince William County and you'll find the Four Seasons 55+ / active adult community. Home prices in Four Seasons ranges from $280,000 on the low end to $475,000 for larger patio homes. 

Fredericksburg in Stafford County boasts two 55+ / Active Adult Communities- Falls Run and Celebrate. Falls Run patio and villa home prices range from $220,000 to $400,000.  The Celebrate community is still in development therefore there is an opportunity to buy new build construction if that is your preference. Prices range from $260,000 to just over $400,000.

Short Sale Success Requires Expert Knowledge

by Susan Borrelli

      There is only one way to become a short sale expert- EXPERIENCE. There are only a handful of short sale experts and most people who claim to be an expert simply are not. True short sale experts have successfully stalled scheduled foreclosure dates. They've navigated the most difficult banks and client circumstances and they've helped the most anxious, overwhelmed of clients through the short sale process. Consequently, a short sale expert can reassure an anxious buyer and keep them from walking away from a deal. 

     How can you know whether a Realtor or Negotiator has the experience and knowledge needed in order to give you the best chance of getting a short sale approval? There are specific questions you can ask that pertain to 1) escalating a case 2) negotiation strategies and 3) their ability to overcome difficult obstacles, that could help you to decide. If you would like more information so that you can make an informed decision, call today.

Short Sale Success Requires Expert Knowledge

by Susan Borrelli

      There is only one way to become a short sale expert- EXPERIENCE. There are only a handful of short sale experts and most people who claim to be an expert simply are not. True short sale experts have successfully stalled scheduled foreclosure dates. They've navigated the most difficult banks and client circumstances and they've helped the most anxious, overwhelmed of clients through the short sale process. Consequently, a short sale expert can reassure an anxious buyer and keep them from walking away from a deal. 

     How can you know whether a Realtor or Negotiator has the experience and knowledge needed in order to give you the best chance of getting a short sale approval? There are specific questions you can ask that pertain to 1) escalating a case 2) negotiation strategies and 3) their ability to overcome difficult obstacles, that could help you to decide. If you would like more information so that you can make an informed decision, call today.

7th Annual Monopoly Tournament! REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 19TH

by Ron and Susan
It's that time again...our 7th Annual Monopoly Tournament...It's How We Roll!
 
Come join us for a day of fun, food, prizes, Monopoly, and the chance to win $500!  We promise you’ll have lots of fun AND…***All net proceeds go to the Lorton Community Action Center***
 
What:       Ron & Susan's 7th Annual Monopoly Tournament 
Where:     Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road (Rt.123), Lorton, VA
When:      Saturday, February 22, 2013 9:00am - 2:00pm
Why:        To benefit a great organization, the Lorton Community Action Center
 
The event will be held at the beautiful Workhouse Arts Center. Lunch will be provided by Glory Days Grill-Lorton for all players (and guests who make a small donation).  NEW THIS YEAR - Special tables for Kids/Beginners in Round 1, and a "Photo Booth".  Yes, we will have newly-designed T-Shirts for sale again because, well, That's How We Roll!
 
TOP PRIZES:  1st Place $500; 2nd Place $250; 3rd Place $100.  Trophies for 4th-6th place.  Many door prizes too!
 
The registration fee is tax deductible and is only $25 if you pay in advance; $35 at the door.  Ages 8+.  To register and pay online, click on the link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register
 
For more information go to: http://www.lortonmonopoly.com or www.lortonarts.org.
 
This year promises to be as fun as ever...We look forward to seeing you there!!!
Proud Sponsors of the annual Monopoly Tournament in Lorton, VA
 
 

Risk of Living at Home for the Elderly

by Ron and Susan

There are many factors that go in to assessing if it is unsafe for an elderly family member or friend to be living at home. These include risks such as the condition of the home, their behavior, and how isolated they are from major facilities, and even how they interact with their community (or DON'T interact). This article outlines many of the signs you should look out for in order to determine if it's safe for you friend or family member to live alone. Check it out!

http://www.grandtimes.com/Assessing_at_Home.html

-Ron and Susan 

 

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