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Saturday, December 29, 2012

What I like about Port Potomac in Woodbridge Virginia


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In my series of what I like about a certain neighborhood today featuring Port Potomac in Woodbridge Virginia. Port Potomac, Woodbridge has much to offer here are my favorites:


  • Port Potomac, Woodbridge Virginia  is just miles to Virginia Railway Express (VRE), several Commuters Lots with PRTC Bus Stops, Slugging options
     and I-95: north to Fort Belvoir, Washington DC and Baltimore,
    south to Quantico, Fredericksburg and Richmond.


  • Port Potomac is an amenity filled community:
    • Full-sized Indoor Pool – open year round
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Courts
    • Fitness Center with state of the art equipment, including sauna
    • Walking Trails
    • Business Center

  • Port Potomac is conveniently located near Potomac Mills (outlet mall with over 200 stores and 18 screen AMC movie theaters) and Potomac Town Center which features Wegmans, arguably the best grocery store in the DC Metro area. and much more.

  • VRE Trains, PRTC Commuter Buses, Slugging and Ridesharing are convenient commuter options, with weekday transportation into Washington DC and select Northern Virginia locations. All stops are within close driving distance from Port Potomac.

  • Many recreation opportunities are close by:
    • Leesylvnia State Park, picnic facilities, boat lunch and educational programs
    • Prince William Forest Park, 37 miles of hiking trails, 21 miles of bicycle accessible roads, cabin and tent camping
    • Lake Ridge Park and Marina, boat launch to the Occoquan Reservoir, 9-hole golf course, miniature golf and picnic area
    • Occoquan Regional Park, boat launch to the Occoquan River, summer boat storage, ball fields and picnic area and it is home to four Presidents Cups and host of a challenging and picturesque 18-hole golf course.

If you are currently in the market to purchase a home you should check out Port Potomac in Woodbridge

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Claudia S. Nelson
Keller Williams Realty



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Virginia


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Here is my personal list of what I like about Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Virginia:

I love the fact that Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Virginia offers several amenities such as a clubhouse, outdoor pool, state of the art fitness, business room, Playgrounds and much much more.

Eagles Pointe Woodbridge is conveniently located close to Quantico, Fort Belvoir and The Pentagon. Eagles Pointe is within close proximity of major commuter options, such as VRE, several commuter lots and offers easy access to I95.

Eagles Pointe is also just minutes away from the new shopping center around Wegmans, Stonebridge. For a link to Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center click here.

Eagles Pointe offers a wide array of homes from larger Executive Homes to Villa Homes on smaller lots. Both the Executive and the Villa series are beautiful homes and I am sure you will find your perfect home at Eagles Pointe in Woodbridge.

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Claudia S. Nelson
Keller Williams Realty

Monday, December 24, 2012

Snow in Woodbridge Virginia for Christmas, White Christmas in Woodbridge


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It is actually hard to see on the above picture but it is snowing in Dale City Woodbridge Virginia on Christmas Eve! Don't think we will have a White Christmas as the ground is simply too warm and the snow will most likely not stick, but it is nice watching out the window and seeing the snow flakes. Reminds me of back home in Switzerland. 

It is snowing in Dale City Woodbridge Virginia. It looks really nice right now but I do hope it will not be another snowmageddon like we had a couple of year back. I just checked my Facebook time line and this is how it looked like in 2010. Much fun, except for since Dale City, Woodbridge and the rest of the Washington DC area hardly ever get's snow they are not prepared for snow. 





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Claudia S. Nelson
Keller Williams Realty


Best Burgers In Lake Ridge, Woodbridge & Dumfries Virginia


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What comes to mind when you see the above picture? In the Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Dumfries or entire Northern Virginia area everyone automatically thinks about Five Guys! Or is that just me? 

I love Five Guys burgers and visit one of their locations whenever I crave a good burger. I have to say I am not much of a meat eater but every now and then I really feel like eating a good burger and I have to say Five Guys serves one of the best burgers in this area. Five Guys has several locations in Woodbridge and Dumfries, I personally like to go to their Lake Ridge location or to the one off 234 or the one close to the Walmart on Route 1. 

Going to a Five Guys is always so much fun as they figured out a great way to entertain and keep the customers happy while they prepare the food. They simply serve peanuts in all of their locations, so waiting customers have something to do while waiting for their burgers and fries. 

Anyone else thinks Five Guys burgers are great? If you have not tried a Five Guys Burger you should stop by at one of their Woodbridge or Dumfries Virginia locations or any other location and give it a try. 

ENJOY


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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Seen in one of the homes for sale in Lake Ridge Virginia


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I figured today is a good day to write this about the Washington Redskins. I didn't get to watch the game as I was working, but I saw from many of my Facbook friends that the Washington Redskins WON. Yeah. Never been much of a Football fan, but I have to admit I like the Washington Redskins. Living in Northern Virginia and specifically in Woodbridge the Redskins are the talk of the town and especially now that they are actually winning. I am very happy for all my die hard Redskins fans friends and clients.

A couple of weeks ago I was showing a first time home buyer some townhomes in Lake Ridge and Westridge and in one of the homes this is what we walked into. My first time home buyer is from New York and loves the New York Giants. Lol, he still liked this particular home but decided to make an offer on an other home and believe it or not it didn't have anything to do with the wall paper.



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Look what I saw at a Lake Ridge Virginia Open House

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I saw this the other day at an Lake Ridge Open House and just had to take a picture for some of my cat lover friends and of course for myself. I own a cat and go on to lead a normal live, well not according to my cat. He actually runs the show, which is very sad to admit. He has totally figured out how to get away with anything. A couple of weeks ago he tried to climb up on one of my house plants, needless to say the plant has seen better days. The little monster loves to sit in the soil of my plants and dig around! Anyone that has animals knows its hard to stay mad at an animal when they look at you with their big eyes. Well I can never stay mad at my little Blackie for very long. 


Here is the little trouble maker. He has already knocked over the book about Switzerland and now is trying to hid behind a picture of my sisters! Lol. 

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Homes for Sale in Reid's Prospect Woodbridge Virginia

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dale City Woodbridge Virginia Homes for Sale

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Brittany Dumfries Virginia Homes for Sale

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Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Real Estate Portal

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Eagles Pointe Woodbridge, New Homes, Short Sales, Foreclosures

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Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Homes for Sale below 400 k

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Happy Holidays from Woodbridge Virginia - Claudia S. Nelson



Happy Holidays

With all the Best Wishes for a Joyous Season and a very Happy New Year

Claudia S. Nelson
Full Time Realtor | Keller Williams Realty
Licensed in Virginia
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Where to find German and Swiss Foods in Northern Virginia Stores

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Growing up in Switzerland you are not only enjoying beautiful views like the above, one also gets used to the best chocolate ever. There are many things I very much miss from back home, most of course my family. Whenever I feel home sick I visit the following stores to get some comfort European Food:

Recently Mueller Yogurt got lunched in the US and I regularly go to one of the local Giants here in Woodbridge to buy this really great yogurt. It comes close to what I am was used to growing up, but I still miss the Migros Chocolate Quark. Wish I could get this here.


Being from Switzerland I am crazy about all kind of cheese, especially Raclette and Fondue. Last year I discovered fairly reasonably priced Raclette cheese like I am used to (already pre-cut) at Trader Joe's. I wish there was a Trader Joe's here in Woodbridge Virginia, I really love that store. Note the cheese in the below picture is not the cheese from Trader Joe's. You can also get Raclette cheese at Wegmans in Woodbridge or at Harris Teeter. Yummy too, but they don't sell it pre-cut. 


My husband doesn't get the fun of Raclette and he is not as much of a cheese fanatic, that's why the last time I was back in Switzerland I found this little Raclette grill, it is very easy to work. It actually uses candles. Anyway, if you are interested in getting this one person Raclette grill here in Northern Virginia you should check out The Swiss Bakery. The other day I had lunch at The Swiss Bakery and saw they are selling the exact same model at their store.

This brings me to my next favorite place The Swiss Bakery. I love to go there, they even sell Rivella and every now and then they have Zweifel Chips among many other really great items. I love their Biberli or their Basler Leckerli. 

There are of course many more stores where you get German / Swiss goodies. Anyone that has access to the Commmissary on the Bases is very lucky. They have great prices and you can get lots of German items. 

Also Aldi with it's two stores here in Woodbridge has great stuff. They have German week I believe every other month or even once a month. Over the holidays I always get the Domino Cubs they are selling. At Wegmans I always find Kinderschokolade. Lol, I shouldn't be eating that but I love it. 

At Tivoli in Rosslyn or Ballston you get the best truffles and pralines, they are imported by Albert Uster (Maryland Company) directly from Laederach in Switzerland. Now there is a story to that, my parents live very close to the Laederach Factory and their Factory Store. At the factory store we always get the best chocolate at the lowest prices. Just thinking about it makes me home sick. 

I personally have not been to the Heidelberg Bakery but have had their Broetchen before and they are very good. I normally get my Laugenbroetchen or Pretzels from the Wegmans here in Woodbridge. 

I am sure I have left out many stores but the once that I am mentioned are my personal favorites and also the closest for me. I welcome any feedback or suggestions. 

I live and work in Woodbridge Virginia and service all of Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding area.

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Keller Williams Realty





Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Relocating to Northern Virginia, don't be in for a surprise

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Relocating to Northern Virginia, don't be in for a surprise


The other day I received a call from a client that is considering to relocate from Florida to the Northern Virginia area. She has family in this area and is considering moving closer to her family. They are considering renting short term while finding a home for their young family. I told them about different areas in Northern Virginia and we talked about price ranges.Like mostly everyone moving to this area my client would like to be as close to DC as possible, be in an excellent school district and have all possible amenities available in the community. Long story we discussed what they qualified for financially and what they are comfortable to spending on a mortgage payment monthly, but most important I showed them what they would get for below 300 k in Northern Virginia:

Listing courtesy of Integrity Real Estate Group

This is a beautiful 3 level, 2 bedrooms 2 baths end unit town home in Springfield close to everything. 

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This is a single family home in Dale City Woodbridge, with a back yard pool backing up to trees for lots of privacy. The home has newer windows, new AC, new pool pump, heating system, freshly painted, new flooring and much much more. 4 bedrooms, 2,5 baths, fully finished basement, patio and deck. 

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Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

In Fredericksburg the same price range will get you a brand new single family home. 

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I live and work in Woodbridge Virginia and service all of Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding area.

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Keller Williams Realty


Monday, December 17, 2012

Dale City Woodbridge Winter Farmers Market

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Yesterday I went to the Dale City Winter Farmers Market. It wasn't the nicest day to be outside and I felt bad for the vendors to having to be out there, but despite the bad weather the Dale City Farmers Market was well visited. As a matter of fact when I got there I overheard one of the vendors saying today was their first day at the Dale City Farmers market and they sold out. I got there around 11:30.

The Dale City Farmers Market is located in the commuter lot in Center Plaza in Dale City. The opening hours are Sundays 8 am to 1 pm. The winter Farmers Market is a little smaller then the regular Dale City Farmers Market but you can still get anything you are looking for. I like to go to the Farmers Market to buy fresh bread.

If you have not been to the Dale City Farmers Market yet you should definitely check it out.




I live and work in Woodbridge Virginia and service all of Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding area.

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Claudia S. Nelson
Keller Williams Realty

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Where to find Foreclosure Listings and Short Sale Listings

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Where to best find local Foreclosures and Short Sales?

When working with Home Buyers I often get emails or calls with questions about homes that are already sold or under contract. The other day I got an email from a first time home buyer, she was so exited that she found all these great homes at these excellent prices. She emailed me a list with 10 homes every single one of the 10 homes was under contract or sold a while back. I felt so bad to telling her sorry none of the homes you found are available.

What to do? Where to best look for home for sale?

Many of the big websites actually show any home in the area and not just the once that are actually available!

Use a website your local Realtor recommends. Find Foreclosures or Short Sales right here

Searching for homes on a website that will show you the homes that are actually for sale will safe you so much time and safe you from getting frustrated.

If you have questions about listings or would like to schedule a showing feel free to contacting me at 571-285-4319. I hope this information was helpful.



I live and work in Woodbridge Virginia and service all of Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding area.

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Claudia S. Nelson
Keller Williams Realty



Monday, December 10, 2012

Poor Kitty Cat, Woodbridge Virginia Animal Care Center

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So today's blog post doesn't have anything to do with Real Estate, well maybe a little bit. 

Early this morning I had to bring my kitty to the vet to getting fixed. I feel terrible for him but of course that's what responsible pet owners are supposed to do, but that doesn't make me feel any better. I know many of the pet owners out there fell just like I. They really feel bad for their animal but know that its best for the animal now and in the long run. I remember when one of my friends had to bring in her dog to getting him neutered. She felt so bad for him and the dog had to stay over night at the vet. Luckily I can pick up my Blackie later this afternoon, he will not have to stay overnight. Long story short with my friends dog, the vet told her he had to rest for a while, but trying to tell that to an active young dog is easier said then done. He was back to his regular puppy routine so quickly and he forgot all about the procedure. I hope the same for my Blackie. 

I am glad I have such a great vet. The team at Crossroads Animal Care Center are really good and I know they will take good care of my little cat. If you are looking for a great Vet, I highly recommend Crossroads Animal Care Center. I first learned about them from my friends at Animal Allies Woodbridge, that's where I adopted my cat from.

Already got a call from the vet saying my little Blackie is doint fine and that I can pick him up later this afternoon. It is really strange not having him with me in the office. 






Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homes for Sale Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Virginia

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Are you looking to buy in Eagles Pointe in Woodbridge Virginia?

Look no further. This very popular community has new and resales homes available right here. Brand new homes, Short Sales, Foreclosures or Regular Sales in Eagles Pointe Woodbridge Virginia


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Homes For Sale In Dale City Woodbridge Virginia

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Search for homes for sale in Dale City right here: Home for Sale in Dale City
If you are looking for the perfect home in Dale City Woodbridge Virginia look no further. If you would like to schedule showings call me today: 571-285-4319
I live and work in Woodbridge Virginia and service all of Woodbridge Virginia and surrounding area. 

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

I'd like to share a real estate industry secret with you....

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My real estate business wouldn’t exist without referrals from good people like you! It’s true…without your help, I might as well lock the doors to my office and go home. I know that I have to earn the trust of each and every one of my clients. I hope that I’ve earned your trust and that you’ll remember my name first whenever someone you know needs to buy or sell a home! Thank you again.