Northern Virginia Real Estate Blog,<br />Carolyn Capalbo

It always amazes me how the average buyer rushes to purchase in the heat of a Seller’s market and then they sit on the side lines in the midst of a market shift or Buyer’s market.  One would think that buyers would come out in droves when there is ample inventory and a decline in buyer activity to take advantage of lower prices and inventory selection. But unfortunately, home buyers do not act in a way to take advantage of these market changes.  Investors in the stock market take advantage of dips and rush to buy during a down turn.  Why don’t buyers in a real estate buyer’s market do the same?  I believe that most buyers do not look at their home purchase as an investment as an investor in the stock market looks at their stock investments.  The purchase

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High density power lines could be popping up near homes in Gainesville and Haymarket. Making way for projected electricity demand in Prince William County, Dominion Power is proposing to add a 230,000 volt line spreading across six miles along I-66.  Neighborhoods that are potentially to be affected are Somerset Crossing, Broad Run and Greenhill Crossing. Homeowners are showing much opposition to this proposal with concerns of reduced property values, health concerns, and disturbing protected area wetlands. 

Dominion insists that this is still in the planning stages and will meet with the residents publically on September 10th at Battlefield High School. Dominion maintains that they are trying to stay ahead of the growing Haymarket population though

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This beautiful Arts & Craft style Emmons model situated in the Saranac at Lake Manassas Community is available for immediate delivery. Loaded with upgrades, this home includes a 3 car garage, hardwoods on the main level, Stainless Steel appliances, 5 burner gas range, granite Kitchen countertops, gas fireplace in Family Room, stone front porch and coffered ceiling Master Bedroom.

The Main Level layout of this home is a great space for entertaining. The Foyer is flanked by the Living Room and the Dining Room that opens to the spacious Kitchen featuring spacious center island with gas cooktop and Morning Room that flows into the oversized Family Room with gas fireplace. The Main Level also includes a separate Study, Laundry Room and

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The Griffin is a beautiful model available for immediate delivery in the Saranac Community. This move-in ready model boasts hardwood flooring on main level and a fully finished Recreation Room on the Lower Level. When entering the Main Level of this home you are greeted by the Foyer with Library to the left that can be completed with an optional fireplace. In the custom built version of this model, the Library can be substituted for a Main level Bedroom with en-suite Bath and walk-in closet. The spacious Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, large center island and opens to the Dining Room and Great Room. There is also access to the two car side load garage via the Garage Foyer.

On the Upper Level, The Master Suite has the option

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The Colden is an impressive model built by Brookfield Homes. As you enter the stunning Foyer you are greeted with beautiful hardwood flooring leading you to the spacious Living Room and Dining Room straight ahead that has an optional extension and is adjacent to the Study with optional Bay window. Moving into every cook’s dream Kitchen you will find top of the line stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, oversized island, walk-in pantry, Morning Room with optional Bay Window and opens to the Family Room. The Family Room features abundant space for entertaining, optional built-ins flanking the fireplace, optional Family Room extension. Just off the Kitchen this model features a Family Foyer as a transition space

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Saranac at Lake Manassas is a wonderful gated community located in Gainesville, VA. Boasting Arts and Crafts architecture, lush forests and beautiful scenery, makes this a sought after community. Some of the community amenities include trails, boathouse, swimming pools, picnic areas and water views. 

Built by Brookfield, the homes in this community boast character and quality.  As a leader in the industry, Brookfield Residential strives to provide innovative designs, energy efficiency and communities that offer great amenities.

Brookside offers 6 models in Saranac to include: Colby, Fillmore, Brenden, Grifin, Emmons, and Colden. Homes range between 4-7 Bedrooms, 4-7.5 Bathrooms and 3000-8000 square feet. Each model has multiple exterior

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Exciting news here in Lake Manassas, Basheer & Edgemoore is now selling lots in The Veranda Collection at Turtle Point. Basheer & Edgemoore has a long standing history of excellence in craftsmanship, architecture and community development. Known for luxurious estates and incredible communities, they are bringing this flawless reputation to the Lake Manassas Community. The company philosophy and vision embraces the land’s natural beauty and aims to keep community character while simultaneously preserving its heritage. Their homes not only are visually stunning but have quality, lasting craftsmanship that are built with only the highest quality materials.

The Veranda Collection at Turtle Point will showcase 4 luxury townhome models, the

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The Ramsay is the one of the three models in the Heritage Collection by Stanley Martin Homes located in Villages of Piedmont at Leopold’s Preserve, boasting luxurious standard features as well as abundant options for customization. As you enter this model, you are greeted with the foyer, access to the stairs and flanked by the Library and Dining Room. The Dining Room opens to the spacious Kitchen complete with large center island, gas range, granite countertops, walk-in pantry, and large Breakfast Area that opens to the Family Room. The Main Level also features a Powder Room, Mudroom and access to the 2 car Garage. This level can be customized to include a Family Room Fireplace, Study, Gourmet Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, Rear Sunroom, 3 Car

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As one of the three models in the Heritage Collection by Stanley Martin Homes located in Villages of Piedmont at Leopold’s Preserve, the Carey offers luxurious standard features as well as endless options for upgrading. Entering the Carey, you are greeted with the Foyer that is flanked by the Library and Dining Room. As you move to the rear of the home, the Family Room opens to the spacious Kitchen with Breakfast Area. The Kitchen has a large center island, oversized pantry and provides access to a Mud Room. The Main Level features has a Powder room and access to the two car Garage.  Options for this level include a Gourmet Kitchen, Rear Sunroom, Study, Deck, Side-loading Garage, and Three Car Garage.

On the Upper Level, the large Master

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The Chelsea model is part of the Estates Collection by Toll Brothers available in the Dominion Valley Country Club Community. As you enter this opulent home, you are greeted with a grand two story foyer, curved staircase and flanked by the Living and Dining Rooms. As you move to the rear of the home, you will find the sunken Family Room with fireplace and abundant natural light. Adjacent to the Family Room, the Study provides a quiet retreat with optional walk out bay window. The Gourmet Kitchen/ Breakfast Area boasts double wall oven, spacious center island and walk-in pantry. The Kitchen provides access to the Mud Room, Laundry Room and three-car side loading Garage. The Main Level can be customized to include an Elite Addition off the

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