Sunday, June 5, 2011

National Open House Weekend Celebrated in Loudoun County

The National Association of REALTORS(R)  has named this weekend "National Open House Weekend" and boy are we celebrating here in Loudoun!

There are 34 homes open on Saturday and nearly 200 homes open on Sunday throughout Loudoun County!  Links to all of the listings for these open houses are found on the Facebook page for The Real Estate Whisperer.  Tune in and check them out! 
And don't forget to stop in and meet me.... I'll be holding a house open at 225 Newhall Place, SW, Leesburg  VA which is Open Sunday from 1 to 3 in the neighborhood of Ashton Downs!  It's a brand new listing and I am really excited about it.  Stop in and find out why!

Looking to buy or sell a home in Loudoun County?

Vicky Chrisner

225 Newhall Place, SW, Leesburg VA (Ashton Downs)

I have a great new listing in the neighborhood of Ashton Downs, in the Southwest part of Leesburg.  From here, you can walk to all the festivals in Downtown Leesburg, and kids are walking distance to the elementary and high schools.  Since you're inside town, you benefit from all the Town of Leesburg ammenities, parks and services... including having FoxRidge Park right just on the other side of Catoctin Circle.


This home is located on one of the many cul-de-sac streets in this friendly neighborhood.  You'll often see neighbors walking their dogs, gardening and kids riding bikes and playing with friends.  No matter where you look... friendly faces everywhere.

This house is a 5 bedroom home.  There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, but the 4th is off from the master bedroom, so it serves as an ideal nursery or sitting room.  Bedroom five - the one likely for guests or older kids - is in the lower level.  The walk out basement basement is fully finished and offers a third full bath. 

You enter this home through the main level two story foyer.  It's a traditional center hall colonial floorplan, with an office off to the right of the foyer.  On the left is the formal living room.  Behind that, in the back left of the house is the formal dining room which is connected to the kitchen in the center, back of the home.  The kitchen is fully equipped, offers an island and a breakfast area.  There's an adjoining sunroom with heat and air conditioning, and small sundeck.  Both lead to a lovely, flat, square, back yard - perfect for your gardening, ball playing or BBQing pleasure.  It's surrounded by a 6 foot privacy fence.... perfect to keep the kids or dogs safely contained in the back.  Also connected to the kitchen is the family room with gas fireplace.

Recent improvements to this well maintained home include a newer Washer, Dryer, and HVAC (Air Conditioner, Furnace and Air Handler replaced about 5 years ago). There's also a back up generator built into the electrical system of this house.... you'll have no blackouts here!

It's a great house... to see more information and a full photo tour, click here:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Condo Available in Fox Chapel

I am pleased to announce a great little listing that all you investors need to look at closely!

It's a two bedroom, two bath condo on the second floor in Fox Chapel in Leesburg, VA.  It's 925 square feet, and has a balcony overlooking the pool!  The address is 106 Fort Evans Road, SE, Unit D

Each home here comes with a reserved parking space and since visitor parking is right beside this building, you'll never have parking nightmares here.

What makes it a great investment property?  The numbers work here.  We're selling for $99,000; and rental comps are $1200 a month, easily.

Why is it priced so low?  It needs a little TLC and it's a short sale. 

Really, I suspect it just needs carpet and paint, but even that is a "fixxer upper" for most people looking to buy a new place to call their own.  The kitchen is dated but fully functional, and all mechanicals are in great shape from what I can tell.

This home is a short sale, and has two loans with two banks.  So, I also need a patient buyer.

If I have described you and you'd like more information, give me a jingle and let's get the ball rolling.  If you, on the other hand, are looking for a condo for yourself, I am happy to talk with you about this home.  There are limitations... you'll have to know what your financing/lender requirements are.  The owner occupancy at Fox Chapel is 47% with a 15% delinquency rate.  This means the project does not qualify for many types of financing.  If you're financing plan allows you to purchase at Fox Chapel, I am happy to show you this or any other condo or home that might meet your criteria. 

If you're looking for a buyer's agent who can help analyze options for your personal circumstance, hire someone who really knows the local real estate market.  Hire me!

Vicky Chrisner

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Playhouses that ROCK!

I saw this article this morning, and all I could think was....

Dear Daddy,

When I asked for a playhouse and you gave me the shed you'd previously kept the mower in (because you bought a newer bigger one of those)... Well, perhaps I should have been more specific.

Your Loving
(And Wishing I Could Keep Up w/the Jones's)

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Vicky Chrisner
Jealous (Even Now That I am A Grown Up) Daughter

Monday, April 11, 2011

Taste Test Tuesday

On my real estate Facebook page every Tuesday I chose a few homes to showcase what is available at various price points.  This week, I have selected 3 homes from Loudoun County which are all currently for sale at a price of $450,000.  Do any of them suit your fancy?

Which one is more in line with your personal tastes?  Become a fan of The Real Estate Whisperer on Facebook and let us know!  On Tuesday evening, we'll tell you where they are and give you more details.  Join in the conversation!

Looking for a home in Loudoun County?  I can help!

Vicky Chrisner

Sunday, April 3, 2011

341 Lake View Way, NW Leesburg, Virginia

The road name is a little misleading, as there is no view of a lake from this home.  But, the neighborhood (Old Waterford Knoll) is still one of my favorites inside the Leesburg town limits.  It's walking distance to Morven Park, Ida Lee, Rust Library and Downtown Leesburg.

This is a large home, including the basement it has about 3500 square feet of finished living area.  It offers 4 large bedrooms and 4 and a half baths, a study and a 2 car garage. It's got a two story family room with a lovely gas fireplace as a center focal point. It backs to a rather steep hill ... a great "sleigh riding" hill we're told.... with a heavily treed area at the top.  While I am sure it's a little difficult to mow, the privacy it affords is fantastic.

Interested in learning more?  Contact me to arrange for a private showing!

Vicky Chrisner