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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holiday Tree or Christmas Tree?

 Holiday Tree or Christmas Tree?


So I just wrote a blog post about the Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center Tree Lighting coming up on Friday. Normally I would have been calling it Christmas Tree Lighting or Tree Lighting, but the sign at the entrance to the Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center Shopping Center specifically referred to as Holiday Tree Lighting.

Politically correct of course would be Holiday Tree Lighting as I don't want to offend someone. But I also have to admit that crew up we always had a Christmas Tree. So although Holiday Tree is politically correct I still call it a Christmas.

Also growing up we bought and decorated the Christmas tree on Christmas eve. The house was decorated for the holidays prior to the fist of advent and each advent Sunday we light up an additional candle until Christmas eve all four candles were lit. 

That is how we celebrated the holiday season back in Switzerland and honestly we didn't call it holiday season either it was Christmas and Advent and then in between there is St. Nickolaus or Samichlaus as we call Santa Clause in Switzerland. So anyone that wants to be politically correct is perfectly fine with me as I am trying to be politically correct too but its hard to fight tradition. 


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Keller Williams Woodbridge VA office celebrates Thanksgiving


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Yesterday the Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agents at Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA celebrated an early Thanksgiving, with an office Potluck. At Keller Williams in Woodbridge VA we work hard to serve our clients but we also take out time to celebrate.

If you are looking to work with a Keller Williams Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent I would be happy to assist.

Woodbridge VA Homes for Sale call 571-285-4319 or Text 202-299-7671. Interested in your Woodbridge VA Home Value, Ready to speaking with a Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent to sell your Woodbridge VA Home call 571-285-4319 or Text 202-299-7671.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Homes for Sale near Quantico Marine Base

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There are several great communities close to Quantico Marine Base. If you go south on I95 or Rt 1 you have several communities in Stafford that offer great homes for sale within close proximity of Quantico Marine Base. If you go north you have Woodbridge VA again with homes for sale near Quantico Marine Base. 

Home for Sale near Quantico Marine Base:

Woodbridge VA Homes for Sale close to Quantico Marine Base

Dumfries VA Homes for Sale close to Quantico Marine Base

Triangle VA Homes for Sale close to Quantico Marine Base

Stafford VA Homes for Sale close to Quantico Marine Base

If you have received orders to Quantico, if you are PCS'ing to Quantico you want to make sure you work with someone that is familiar with the area and also knows first hand how VA financing applies. My husband used to be in the Navy and we purchased our home using his VA eligibility.

I have helped countess home buyers purchase a home near Quantico Marine Base using their VA eligibility. I would be happy to assisting you with your move to this area. Whether you want to be close to Quantico Maine Base, Fort Belvoir, The Pentagon or any other military base in this area. 

You can reach me at 571-285-4319. I am looking forward assisting with all your Real Estate needs. 



5 Useful Tips in Buying your Woodbridge VA Home



If you are considering purchasing your first second or third home there are a few things every Woodbridge VA home buyer should be aware off:

1. Hire the right Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent

When you are ready to buy your own house, be sure you understand the Home buying process. Knowing the process of buying a house is crucial. Make sure the agent that you hire is knowledgeable about the Real Estate and the local Real Estate Market. I live and work in Woodbridge VA and I am very much familiar with the Woodbridge VA, Prince William County and surrounding area Real Estate Market

2. Make sure you can afford it

Your budget is really a big deal in buying your own house. What you want might be different from what you need and from what you can or are willing to afford. Speak with a lender to determine your comfort zone when it comes to the financial part. 

3. Make sure it fits your lifestyle

Make your Woodbridge VA house a home. Be sure it really fits your way of life and you are comfortable with it. Talk to your Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent to find the best match. Always keep in mind there are a lot of things you can do to a home to making it your own, but you will never be able to switch the location of the home.So make sure you like where your new Woodbridge VA house is located.  

4. Consider your future plan

Is your family growing or are you looking to downsize. Make sure your home fits your future plans. 

5. Be organized

This is important during your home search as well as once you own the your home. It will help you a lot especially when it comes in paying your house payments, preparing your taxes and so forth. 

If you are looking to purchase a home in Woodbridge VA listed below are some links to making your home search for your new Woodbridge VA Home easier. 


Renting Back” After Your Woodbridge VA Home Is Sold

Claudia S. Nelson with Keller Williams in Woobridge VA
CALL 571-285-4319 TEXT 202-299-7671



Sometimes it’s helpful and even necessary to sell your Woodbridge area home before you really want or can move. This often happens when you are having a new home built, but aren’t sure of the completion date or from a financial stand point you first have to sell your current home before you qualify for another home. There are ways this can be accomplished by selling  your Woodbridge VA area home so you’re sure of the funds available for the new purchase, but continue to live in your old home until construction of the new one is complete. 

Sellers have the option to renting back their home as long as the Home buyer agrees to the terms. And of course the terms would have to be agreed upon prior to ratifying a contract. 

Enter the Lease-Back or Rent-Back Agreement

I have done several rent backs recently where I represented the buyers and where I represented the sellers. In the case of the Woodbridge VA Home sellers that did a rent back, they moved from a larger Home to a smaller home. The closing for their new home was approximately two weeks after the closing of their current home. They used the proceeds of the sale of their Woodbridge VA home to purchase the other home. The buyer agreed to the rent back option proposed by the seller and everyone was happy. 

If you are in a situation where you would like to move from one home to another call me today to discussing your specific situation. You can reach me at 571-285-4319. 

If you are just curious o know what your Woodbridge VA Home is worth in today's market complete the form on my website to receiving a free home valutation.

Find out Woodbridge VA Home Values, Woodbridge VA Home Prices Right here. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Seller make sure to be ready for a Home Inspection

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Home Sellers make sure your home is ready for a home inspection. 

The other day I went to a home inspection in Woodbridge VA and the home was not ready for, by fare not ready for the home inspection. 

My clients loved the home as it was an investor owned home and the investor did a great job to make the home look very nice but what was behind it didn't really hold up. Some of the pluming wasn't connected, the heater was not connected and many more issues. The contractor the investor hired did a very bad job, the owner didn't even the poor condition the home was in. 

5 minutes into the home inspection for the Woodbridge VA Home we discovered some major issues, one hour into the inspection the issues pilled up and 2 hours into the inspection the contractor showed up. The owner did agree to fixing ALL the issues that came up, but the home inspection left such a bad taste with my clients they no longer wanted to move forward with the purchase of this home. Who can blame them? After the home inspection they moved on and are now the proud owners of a beautiful home that passed the home inspection with flying colors. 

It is truly important that Woodbridge VA and surrounding area Home Sellers make sure their home is ready for a home inspection. You can even get a home inspection prior to listing your home for sale. 

You and your Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent have been doing all that work don't lose a buyer due to a home inspection. Also making sure your Home is ready prior to the home inspection, you can avoid costly repairs afterwards. 

List your home for Sale during the Holidays

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Are you considering selling your home during the holiday season? There are many great reasons on why to list your home for sale during the holiday season. You can check out my blog post from last year: 

Top 7 Reasons you should list your Woodbridge Virginia Home over the Holidays

All these reasons are still true this year. 

You might be hesitant, saying but what about my holiday party or what about if we are home celebrating the holidays and someone wants to come see the home. 

Most Real Estate Agents will tell you your home needs to be show ready at all time, and I am not the exception, however I am also telling my clients you still have to live your life while your home is on the market. So if your home isn't fully show ready one day, don't worry a good agent can explain that to prospective home buyers. 

Most agents also asked their clients to leave the home when a buyer comes to see the house with their buyers agent and again I absolutely agree, just read my blog post right here. However I also understand, especially during the holidays a lot of festivities are happening at home. Keep in mind even though your house is on the market you can still request no showings during your family get together. Although it is never ideal for a seller to be at home during a showing mostly everyone will understand during the holiday season if you happen to be home. Let the buyers in and if at all possible go for a walk, but if not keep in mind to give the prospective home buyers their privacy. 

The holiday seasons is a great time to list your home for sale. If you are thinking about selling your home, it would be my pleasure to assisting you. I am a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA and I have a proven track record for selling homes in Woodbridge VA, Prince William County and surrounding area. 




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent Claudia S. Nelson

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Call Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent at 571-285-4319 Text 202-299-7671


Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent in Woodbridge and surrounding area? 

I live and work in Woodbridge VA and I would be happy to assisting you with all your Real Estate needs in Woodbridge VA and surrounding area. 

I am a Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA and would love to assist you whether you are thinking of buying or selling Woodbridge VA and surrounding area Real Estate.

I become a Real Estate Agent when I was looking to purchase a home and just couldn't find a Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent that was able to assist me in a matter that was satisfactory to me or my husband. Anyway long story short when I was complaining to my husband that I couldn't get any of the listing agents to call me back or to come out to showing me a home he encouraged me to get my Real Estate license. Since then I have never looked back. 

I love assisting my clients and I always strive for the best possible service.  

If you are looking for a Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent call me today at 571-285-4319 or text 202-299-7671




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gated Community Across the Street from Wegmans in Woodbridge VA

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  • Built in 2009
  • 2 Bedrooms plus large loft
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Family Room
  • Dinning Room
  • Upgraded Kitchen
    • Granite Countertops
    • Stainless Steel Appliances
    • Backsplash
  • Large Master Bedroom
  • Walk in Closets (His and Her)
  • Large 1 car garage
  • Enjoy all the Potomac Club Amenities
    • Indoor & Outdoor Pool
    • Fitness
    • Rockclimbing Wall
    • Business Center
    • Massage Room
    • Club Room/Party Room
    • Tot Lot
  • Close to shopping & dining
  • Close to I95, Quantico and Fort Belvoir
This is an rarely available end unit condo in Potomac Club. If you are interested in receiving more information about this beautiful one of a kind, Potomac Club Condo contact:

Call to schedule showing:

Claudia S. Nelson 
571-285-4319


Woodbridge Home Prices

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Want to know how Home Prices in Woodbridge are moving? Curious to find out home prices for Woodbridge VA? You can find out Woodbridge VA Home Prices easily by checking with a local Real Estate Agent that specializes in Woodbridge VA Home Prices or you can complete the form on my website and I will provide you with information about Woodbridge VA Home Prices. 

Whether you are thinking of selling your home now or in the near or distant future it is always a good idea to knowing Woodbridge VA Home Prices and Woodbridge VA Home Values.
www.TrackmyWoodbridgeHomeValue.com

Woodbridge VA Home Prices are constantly on the move and it is very important that you have someone on your side that understands the Woodbridge VA real estate market and understands Woodbridge VA home prices and Woodbridge VA home values. 





Monday, November 18, 2013

Woodbridge VA Toy & Food Drive

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Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA  is supporting 2 toy drives as well as a food drive this season. 

If you can bring your unwrapped toys and canned food to our office we will make sure they get the people who need them!! 

Thank you!!

Our office is located just across the street from the Woodbridge VA DMV at:

13580 Groupe Dr 
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Tacketts Mill Homes for Sale | Tackets Mill Real Estate

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Tacketts Mill is conveniently located across from the Tacketts Mill shopping center. Imagine living just across the street from shopping and dining. Tacketts Mill is also close to the two Tacketts Mill commuter lots. Tacketts Mill is a great commuter location. If you are interested in moving to Tacketts Mill in Woodbridge VA:

Tacketts Mill Woodbridge VA Homes for Sale

Do you currently live in Tacketts Mill in Woodbridge VA and are curious to know what your Tacketts Mill Woodbridge VA Home is worth in today's real estate market. You can find out right here what your Tacketts Mill Home is worth:












Bonefish Grill in Woodbridge VA now open

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Bonefish Grill in Woodbridge VA is officially open to the public for lunch and dinner. 

If you have never been to a Bonefish Grill you should definitely check it out, its delicious. 

Bonefish Grill in Woodbridge VA is located next to Best Buy. They are in the building where Uno's Pizza used to be located. Bonefish Grill off of Prince William County Parkway. 

Check out Bonefish Grill in Woodbridge VA for dinner or lunch. 



Twin Oaks Farm Homes for Sale | Twin Oaks Farm Woodbridge VA

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Twin Oaks Farm in Woodbridge VA is conveniently located close to everything. Twin Oaks Farm is off Minnieville Rd close to Caton Hill Rd and all the business on and around Smoketown Rd. Twin Oaks Farm is a small community of just over 200 single family homes. 

If you are interested in moving to Twin Oaks Farm in Woodbridge VA here are all the homes for sale in Twin Oaks Farm in Woodbridge VA:




Do you currently live in Twin Oaks Farm in Woodbridge VA and are curious to know what your Twin Oaks Home is worth in Today's Real Estate Market? You can find out right here what your Twin Oaks Farm Home in Woodbridge VA is worth:










Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dale City Home Values & Dale City Home Prices

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Do you currently live in Dale City and are curious to know what your Dale City Home is worth in today's Real Estate market? Find out right here what your Dale City, Woodbridge VA home is worth:


What is my Dale City Home worth?

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For all Dale City VA home Sellers, I have a proven marketing plan to sell your Dale City VA home quickly and for top dollars. I understand Dale City VA Home Values I even offer a FREE service to all my clients that allows them to track their Dale City VA Home Values.TrackmyWoodbridgeVAHomeValue.com.

I understand how the Dale City VA Real Estate Market moves and I would be happy to speaking to you if you are considering selling your Dale City VA Home. I don’t just put your home on the market and a sign in the front yard, I market your home to sell it quickly and for TOP dollars. 
Whether you are considering buying or selling a home in Dale City Virginia choose a Real Estate Agent with a proven track record when it comes to buying and selling homes in Dale City  VA.


Visit my Dale City Homes for Sale website register and get all of the Dale VA Homes for Sale delivered right to your inbox.OrUse this form to find out what your Woodbridge VA Home might sell for in today’s Dale City VA Real Estate Market.  If you are currently upside down on our home I can assist you as well. 
Dale City VA Homes for Sale call 571-285-4319 or Text 202-299-7671. Interested in your Dale City VA Home Value, Ready to speaking with a Dale City VA Real Estate Agent to sell your Dale City VA Home call 571-285-4319 or Text 202-299-7671.



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Here you can see Dale City VA Home price trends, Dale City VA Inventory trends Median List Price for Homes in Dale City VA, the average days on Market for Dale City VA homes for sale and so much more. 
This will provide valuable insight into the Dale City VA community and also offers a feature to finding Dale City VA grocery stores, Dale City VA retail stores, Dale City VA Restaurants and so much more. 
Find and compare Dale City VA Schools. All information about Dale City VA Schools are at your fingertips right here. 
If you are not yet sure in which Woodbridge VA area you would like to live in compare Dale City to other Woodbridge VA Zip Codes or compare it to another area side by side. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lake Ridge Home Values & Lake Ridge Home Prices

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Lake Ridge is a very popular community with Woodbridge VA Home Buyers with its many amenities. Lake Ridge offers, outdoor Pools, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Walking Trails, Boat Ramp, Playground including a Fantasy Playground and Sports Fields. Lake Ridge offers, Single Family Homes, Townhomes and Condominiums. 

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Do you currently live in Lake Ridge and are interested in knowing what your Lake Ridge Home is worth in Today's Real Estate Market. Find out what your Lake Ridge Home is worth right here:

What is my Lake Ridge Woodbridge VA Home worth?

Lake Ridge Home Values and Lake Ridge Home Prices are constantly changing and it is important for homeowners to know what their Lake Ridge Home is worth in Today's market especially if you are considering selling your Lake Ridge VA Home. If you are thinking of selling your Lake Ridge VA Home I would be happy to set up a time to discuss all your Real Estate options. I live and work in Woodbridge VA and I am very familiar with the Lake Ridge area, Lake Ridge Home Values, Lake Ridge Home Prices, Lake Ridge Homes for sale. 

Additional information for Lake Ridge VA Homes for Sale and Real Estate
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Here you can see Lake Ridge Home price trends, Lake Ridge VA Inventory trends Median List Price for Homes in Lake Ridge VA, the average days on Market for Lake Ridge VA homes for sale and so much more.

Community Information for Lake Ridge VA 
This will provide valuable insight into the Lake Ridge VA community and also offers a feature to finding Lake Ridge VA grocery stores, Lake Ridge VA retail stores, Lake Ridge VA Restaurants and so much more.

Local Schools for Lake Ridge VA 
Find and compare Lake Ridge VA Schools. All information about Lake Rdige VA Schools are at your fingertips right here.

Compare other areas to Lake Ridge VA 

If you are not yet sure in which Woodbridge VA area you would like to live in compare Lake Ridge VA to other Woodbridge VA Zip Codes or compare it to another area side by side.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Selling your Woodbridge VA Home





For all Woodbridge VA home Sellers, I have a proven marketing plan to sell your Woodbridge VA home quickly and for top dollars. I understand Woodbridge VA Home Values I even offer a FREE service to all my clients that allows them to track their Woodbridge VA Home Values.TrackmyWoodbridgeVAHomeValue.com. I understand how the Woodbridge VA Real Estate Market moves and I would be happy to speaking to you if you are considering selling your Woodbridge VA Home. I don’t just put your home on the market and a sign in the front yard, I market your home to sell it quickly and for TOP dollars. 

Whether you are considering buying or selling a home in Woodbridge Virginia choose a Real Estate Agent with a proven track record when it comes to buying and selling homes in Woodbridge VA.
Visit my Woodbridge VA Homes for Sale website register and get all of the Woodbridge VA Homes for Sale delivered right to your inbox.
Or
Use this form to find out what your Woodbridge VA Home might sell for in today’s Woodbridge VA Real Estate Market.  If you are currently upside down on our home I can assist you as well. 

Woodbridge VA Homes for Sale call 571-285-4319 or Text 202-299-7671. Interested in your Woodbridge VA Home Value, Ready to speaking with a Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent to sell your Woodbridge VA Home call 571-285-4319 or Text 202-299-7671.


Prepare your Home for a successful Sale

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If you are considering putting your Woodbrige VA home on the market, realize that it will take some preparation to get your Woodbridge VA home up to show quality. Experience is proving that when a home is staged, it can bring in up to many thousands of dollars more than the asking price. Also, staging helps in all types of markets. When there are a glut of homes for sale in an area, what they call a buyer's market, the home that's staged is more noticeable to buyers, and the price for it can't be low-balled the same as a house that doesn't look as good. Alternatively, in what they call a seller's market, when there are few homes for sale and real estate is in high demand, staged homes again stand out, often attracting numerous offers. In this way, the price can get driven up as buyers compete with each other for the home. Either way, the homeowner who took the time to stage comes out the winner.

Home staging can mean different things. Everything from just de-cluttering a home , or a rearrangement of furniture, up to completely stating your home. It appears that the more effort, a home seller puts into staging the home, the more they are repayed for their efforts when the home sells. Not only that, staged homes tend to sell much more quickly than as-is homes.

You can always hire a professional to stage your home, but here are some easy tips you can do the prep work yourself, with a bit of research and applied effort.

There area few key elements to home staging that tend to be universal. First and foremost, getting rid of excess furniture and knick knacks seems to be key. If necessary, rent storage for all your extra stuff. If you have a storage room, empty it, or set it up to look like an office or exercise room, to highlight features you don't use, but someone else might love. Sometimes all that's needed is an objective rearranging of your things to create more space and order.

Another key area is repairs. Don't launch into major renovations, but do fix up really obvious minor flaws, especially around the front door. First impressions are key. Keep in mind that people viewing your home will likely open cupboards and closets. Repair squeeks and sticks so they don't notice a problem. Since doorways have a tendency to get worn, consider new paint.

If you are currently considering to selling your Woodbridge VA Home or are simply curious to know what your Woodbridge VA Home is worth you can find out right here: Woodbridge Home Prices & Woodbridge Home Values. I would be happy to assisting you with all your Woodbridge VA Real Estate needs.

I live and work in Woodbridge VA and I specialize in Woodbridge VA Home Values, Woodbridge VA Home Values, Woodbridge VA Real Estate. If you are considering to sell your Woodbridge VA Home I can deliver results.


4 Major Reasons Why You Should Buy a Home Instead of Rent

There are times when it is better for a person to rent, but most often home ownership has many more benefits and advantages. You can also join my Homeownership Challenge to get more information.




When I first moved to the US from Switzerland I had no intention of buying Real Estate yet alone become a Real Estate Agent. Fast forward now I own my own home in Woodbridge VA and several investment properties. I became a believer in the American Real Estate Dream very quickly after realizing that I had wasted quite a lot of money on renting a one bedroom condo in Washington DC. Well I have to admit I had some help my then boyfriend now husband has been in Real Estate for most of his life and he was the one that got me interested in Real Estate and more important due to him I saw the great advantages owning Real Estate can give you. 

Coming from a country were over 70 % of the people rent, the Real Estate dream was never on my mind, although I grew up in a home my parents built and own. Well when I first got to the US I also didn't think I would stay, my initial job visa was limited, but that changed quickly once I fell in love. 

Recent studies are showing that there are many benefits for both the owners and the community for owning your own home, including increased education for children,  lower teen-age pregnancy rate and a higher lifetime annual income for children. Besides these, listed below are some of the primary advantages for owning your own house.


1) More Stable Housing Costs
Rent payments can be unpredictable and typically rise each year, but most mortgage payments remain unchanged for the entire loan period, as long as you have a fixed rate loan. If the taxes go up, the increase is usually gradual. This stable housing cost especially important in times of inflation, when renters lose money and owners make money.

2) Tax Savings
Homeowners can be eligible for significant tax savings because you can deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from your federal income tax, as well as many states' income taxes. This can be a considerable amount of money at first, because the first few years of mortgage payments is made up mostly of interest and taxes.

3) Equity
Instead of payments disappearing into someone elses pocket, home owners are building equity in their own home. This is often one of a person's biggest investment assets.  Each year that you own the home you pay more toward the principal, which is money you will get back when the home sells. It is like having a scheduled savings account that grows faster the longer you have it. If the property appreciates, and generally it does, it is like money in your pocket. And you are the one who gets to take advantage of that, not the landlord. You can then use this equity to plan for future goals like your child's education or your retirement.

4) It is Yours!
When you own a home you are in control. You the freedom to decorate it and landscape it any way you wish. You can have a pet or two. No one can pop in and inspect your home and threaten to evict you. 


Buying a home is an important decision. It is often the largest purchase a person makes in his or her life. Home ownership also comes with some increased responsibilities, and isn't for everyone. There are some disadvantages to homeownership that you should take into account. 

1) Increased Expenses
Your monthly expenses may increase, depending on your situation. Even if the monthly payments are the same, home owners still have to pay property taxes, all the utilities, and all the maintenance and upkeep costs for the home.  Often you need to supply appliances that were furnished with a rental.

2) Decreased Freedom of Mobility
Homeowners can't move as easily as a renter who just has to give notice to the landlord. Selling a house can be a complex and time consuming process.  

3) Risk of Depreciation
In some areas with overinflated prices, there may be a risk that the house will depreciate instead of increase in value, if the prices go down. If you then sell the house, you may not get enough money from the home to pay back your mortgage, and you will still owe the mortgage company money. 

4) Possibility of Foreclosure 
If for some reason you are unable to make your payments, you risk having the lender foreclose on your property. This can result in the loss of your home, any equity you have earned, and the loss of your good credit rating. 

When considering home ownership, you need to weight the advantages and disadvantages for yourself.  If you are like most people, you will find that homeownership is worth the risks and disadvantages.


Living in Dale City Woodbridge VA

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I live and work in Dale City Woodbridge VA. I love living in Dale City Woodbridge VA and I love working where I live. Dale City has so much to offer and it is close to everything. 

Dale City is close to several military bases including, Quantico, Fort Belvoir and The Pentagon. Dale City is just approximately 20 miles from the nations capital, Washington DC. Dale City and Woodbridge VA offers great restaurants, shopping, schools and so much more. 

To see what Dale City has to offer you can check out my website at www.DaleCityLiving.com


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Do you currently live in Dale City and are curious to know what your Dale City Home is worth in today's Real Estate market? Find out right here what your Dale City, Woodbridge VA home is worth:

What is my Dale City Home worth?

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Track my Dale City Home Value


Additional Information for Dale City Homes for Sale and Dale City Real Estate
Here you can see Dale City VA Home price trends, Dale City VA Inventory trends Median List Price for Homes in Dale City VA, the average days on Market for Dale City VA homes for sale and so much more. 
This will provide valuable insight into the Dale City VA community and also offers a feature to finding Dale City VA grocery stores, Dale City VA retail stores, Dale City VA Restaurants and so much more. 
Find and compare Dale City VA Schools. All information about Dale City VA Schools are at your fingertips right here. 
If you are not yet sure in which Woodbridge VA area you would like to live in compare Dale City to other Woodbridge VA Zip Codes or compare it to another area side by side.