Monday, November 30, 2015

December Events in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

December Events in 

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Brought to by Woodbridge VA Realtor
Claudia S. Nelson 571-446-0002
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge VA
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge VA
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center had their annual Christmas Tree Ceremony last Friday. This is always the kick off of all the fun December events at Potomac Town Center.   Stonebridge is known for their variety of retail stores, restaurants and Wegman's has their very own WOW factor.  But, the well-organized family fun during the December events in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center really makes it a place everyone in the family enjoys. Listed below are the upcoming December events in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Saturday, December 5th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Meet the Grinch
  • Get Your Picture Taken with the Grinch for $5
  • HOT 99.5 will have a Jingle Ball giveaway between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

HOT 99.5, Jingle Ball Ticket Giveaway, is 5 Seconds of Summer Concert taking place on December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center hosted by HOT 99.5.  This iHEARTRADIO All-Star Line-up include Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Zedd, Tove Lo and many more.  You can buy tickets online or just got to Meet the Grinch om Saturday, December 5.

Saturday, December 12 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Old Bridge Orchestra will perform the sounds of the season
  • Family Photos in front of the Christmas Tree for $5
  • After photos bring the family by to make S’mores (while supplies last)

Saturday, December 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Free Family Fun
  • Face Painting
  • Ice Carving demonstration
  • S’mores making (while supplies last)

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center
is located off I-95 at exit 156 Dale Blvd/Rippon Landing 


Did You Know 

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center has

  • 308 Apartments
  • 500,000 square feet of total retail space
  • A 42,000 square foot full-service health club
  • A 138,500 square foot Wegmans food market

Retail Stores

  • Apple
  • Brighton
  • Carhartt
  • Charming Charlie
  • Chico’s
  • Comfort One Shoes
  • Dsw
  • Golfsmith
  • Gymboree
  • J. Jill
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Loft
  • Old Navy
  • Orvis
  • Quinn’s Goldsmith Inc.
  • Rei
  • Soma Intimates
  • South Moon Under
  • Sports Zone Elite
  • Ulta
  • Wegmans
  • White House Black Market


  • Apple
  • At&T
  • Bubbles Salon
  • Capital One
  • Leisure Fitness
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Neibauer Dental Care
  • Pnc Bank
  • Potomac Nail Spa
  • Sport & Health
  • Stonebridge Dry Cleaners
  • Unleashed By Petco
  • Ups Store – October 2015
  • Visual Health
  • Wegmans


  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • Nando's Peri-Peri
  • Not Your Average Joe's
  • P. F. Changs
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Starbucks
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food
  • Wegmans
  • Zoe's Kitchen

December events in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center has been brought to you by Woodbridge Realtor, Claudia S. Nelson, with Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge, Virginia. For all your Real Estate needs, call or text 571-446-0002.

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Christmas Lights Near Me in Woodbridge VA

Christmas Lights Near Me in Woodbridge VA

Brought to you by Woodbridge VA Realtor
Claudia S. Nelson

Christmas Lights, Holiday displays and festive light shows to get you in the holiday spirit.  As your Woodbridge VA Realtor, I always try to make it easy for you to find the best places to see Christmas lights near you in Woodbridge, Virginia.  I have compiled a list of some of my Top Christmas Lights Near Me in Woodbridge VA like The Anderson's North Pole display in Woodbridge and Bull Run Festival of Lights.  This year I have also included some festive traditions nearby Woodbridge for ideas to take out of town guests like ICE! at Gaylord National Resort.    

The Anderson's North Pole in Woodbridge, Virginia

15615 Bushey Drive, Woodbridge, VA   Christmas Lights 0 miles from Woodbridge, VA
A home off of Cardinal Drive in Woodbridge.  A tradition started more than 2 decades ago by owners, Mike & Teresa Anderson.  This is a FREE Woodbridge Light is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This Woodbridge Holiday Light Show is full of colorful lights and manage to outdo themselves every year.

The Jeager Family Christmas Display in Dale City, Virginia

Reagon Court, Dale City, VA    Christmas Lights 3 miles from Woodbridge, VA
The Jeager Family Light Display in Dale City has thousands of lights synchronized to music.  Another local family with the Holiday spirit.  You can help the Jeager Family with their Christmas traditions by donating canned goods when you visit. Check Facebook page Reagon Ct Lights.

Festival of Lights & Carols in Fairfax, Virginia

399 University Drive, Fairfax, VA    Christmas Lights 15 miles from Woodbridge, VA
FREE, The Fairfax Town Square, formerly Kitty Pozer Garden, turns into a Winter Wonderland from December 5, 2015 to January 3, 2016.  The home of the Fairfax Christmas Tree and animated light show.

Bull Run Festival Lights in Centreville, Virginia

7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA    Christmas Lights 18 miles from Woodbridge, VA
$15 a car Sunday-Thursday, $20 a car Friday-Saturday and Holidays.  This drive through light show 2.5 miles long with 40,000 animated lights set to music.  Located in Bull Run Regional Park, the Christmas Light display ends at a Holiday Village that also has an ice skating rink, carnival rides and food even the traditional hot chocolate.

Parade of Lighted Boats in Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town Alexandria Marina and Washington Harbor    Christmas Lights 18 miles from Woodbridge, VA
December 5, 2015 at 6 p.m.  This is a one night event.  It is FREE!  There is something magical about seeing thousands of lights reflecting off the Potomac River.  This Saturday, December 5 watch dozens of festive boats at the Parade of Lighted Boats in Alexandria.

ICE! at Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD    Christmas Lights 21 miles from Woodbridge, VA  
Tickets are $14-$34 available now until January 3, 2016.  This huge indoor ICE! wonderland is so popular people come from all over to see.  It is located at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor just over the bridge.  This walk through holiday attraction has over 2 million pounds of hand carved ICE! sculptures.  There are 7 rooms that re-tell the classic story "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town". There is fun for the whole family including ice slides and a live ice carving zone.  Not really Christmas Lights near me but family fun to that will get everyone in the holiday spirit. 

Christmas Pageant of Peace of the Ellipse in Washington, DC

South of the White House, Washinton, DC    Christmas Lights 22 miles from Woodbridge, VA    
Since 1923, the United States has had a National Christmas Tree in Washington DC.  It is now surrounded by 56 smaller decorated trees knows as the "Pathway of Peace".  This year's national tree lighting will take place on December 3 at 4:30 p.m. and will be available for viewing until January 1.

Zoo Lights in Washington, DC

National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC    Christmas Lights 22 miles from Woodbridge, VA 
Admission is FREE, Parking is $9.  The National Zoo goes all out with Winter- themed displays thousands of lights through-out the zoo.  

Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna, Virginia

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA    Christmas Lights 23 miles from Woodbridge, VA 
Over 1/2 MILLION LED lights and displays.  You must see the the 2-story animated fountain and the Gingerbread Village. You MUST purchase tickets in advance and range from $3-$14.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Closing Costs when you Sell a Home in and around Woodbridge VA

Closing Costs when you Sell a Home in and around Woodbridge VA

In order to receive an exact estimate for your own house send an email to with your address & current mortgage balance. You will receive an estimate of sellers closing cost based home values in your neighborhood.

Closing Costs when you Sell a Home in Woodbridge VA

There are several cost involved when selling a home here is a list of the most common fees when you are selling your Woodbridge VA area home. This is simply an estimate and should in no way reflect the actual cost. 

Settlement Fees
In the Woodbridge area Settlement fees are anywhere from $200 to $500 depending on settlement company used. In Virginia the buyer can choose the settlement company. The seller can use the same company or do a split settlement, meaning the seller can use their own settlement company. 

Release of Lien(s) 
If you have a mortgage that means you will need to release the lien or liens, if you have a first and second mortgage or even a home equity line that you have made draws from. If you own the home free and clear you do not have to worry about this fee. The average release fee is $41.-

Grantors Tax
Unfortunately, there is no way to getting around taxes. The grantors taxes are relatively inexpensive. $1.00 per $1000.- of sales price. 

Congestion Relief Fee
This is a relatively new fee and anyone selling in Northern Virgina has to pay this fee. The fee is going to help pay for traffic projects in Northern Virginia. 

Pest Inspection 
With some loan programs, the seller is required to pay for the pest inspection. With all contracts if there are termites found the seller is required to paying for the actual termite treatment. The termite inspection normally cost anywhere from $ 35.- to $ 55.- A termite treatment ranges from $200.-  to $600.- depending on the treatment required. 

Home Warranty
If the seller has agreed to pay for a home warranty the cost of home warranty will be depending on what has been specified in the sales contract. Most home warranties will range anywhere from $450.- to $700.-

HOA and or Condo Documents
If your home is located in an HOA and or Condo Association the seller is responsible to providing the buyers with updated HOA and Condo Documents. The cost for these documents normally ranges anywhere from $150.- to 250.- per association. 

If you are selling your home with a home inspection contingency there might be certain repair cost you have to pay. You can pay it upfront or at closing if the contractor will allow you to pay it with proceeds from closing. 

In the Woodbridge VA area sales commission vary depending on experience, locations and company. The Realtor® Fee includes the marketing of your home. I have an extensive marketing plan and an even more extensive online marketing plan. When listing with a Real Estate Agent your home will get featured on all of the most popular Real Estate Websites and some agents will go a step further. 
In Virgina typically the seller pays both of the commission the one to the selling agent and the commission to the buyer's agent if there is one involved. The total commission generally is around 6 %. Commission depend on agent and company and are variable. Having said that, you should never choose an agent based on the commission. Work with an agent that has a proven track record and can generate lots of buyers, which in trun bring you multiple offers. 

Closing Cost Assistance 
Depending on the negotiation and the market sellers can agree to paying some or all of the buyers closing cost. It is very important that you are working with an agent that knows the local market and can guide you in this process. 

I am a local Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA, focusing on helping Woodbridge VA Home Sellers and Home Buyers. I am an award winning Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent and the top producing agent for Keller Williams Realty in Woodbridge VA. If you are thinking about buying or selling you should call me today at 571-446-0002. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Westridge Community, Woodbridge VA

Westridge Community

Woodbridge, Virginia

Westridge Community Information, Woodbridge VA
Westridge Community Information brought to you by: Woodbridge VA Realtor, Claudia S. Nelson 571-446-0002

Westridge Community in Woodbridge Virginia offers the tranquility and landscaping of being on a lake resort.  Can you imagine coming home to a scenery like this?  Are you looking for a Woodbridge Community that offers walking, running trails or neighborhood where you can walk your dog off the streets?  The Woodbridge, Virginia, Westridge Community offers all of this in a natural beauty setting enhanced by their uncompromising standards.  We would love to show you hundreds of pictures of this gorgeous community, but Westridge is more than just a pretty backdrop, Westridge is an amenity filled community with the Westridge Swim & Racquet Club, beautiful walking trails around the 5-Acre Westridge Lake, Clubhouse, Playgrounds and so much more. 

Westridge Community Location
Westridge Community Location 

Westridge Community is located in Woodbridge, Virginia off Old Bridge Road conveniently centered near I-95, Route 123 and Prince William Parkway.  This beautifully landscaped Woodbridge community is between popular shopping centers Dilingham Square and The Glen.  

Westridge Community, Woodbridge VA
Westridge Community, Woodbridge VA
Westridge Community Amenities
  * Please note the school district information as noted in this article is accurate as of 11-20-15.  Prince William County School District is always progressing.  It is important for you to check the Prince William County Website to see if there have been any changes made to the schools assigned to Westridge Community, Woodbridge. Westridge Elementary School 12400 Knightsbridge Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192 2014-2015 School Statistics and Profile Westridge Elementary School is the Elementary school assigned to the Westridge Community. Westridge residents are fortunate to have an Elementary school located within their community.   Woodbridge Middle School 2201 York Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192 2014-2015 School Statistics and Profile Woodbridge Middle School is the middle school assigned to the Westridge Community.     Woodbridge High School 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA 22192 Woodbridge High School is the high school assigned to the Westridge Community.      
Westridge Community has received
Westridge has been recognized twice by the Community Associations Institute Washington Metropolitan Chapter
(WMCCAI) as the best community of its kind in Northern Virginia.

Westridge Community 5-acre Lake, Woodbridge Virginia
Westridge Community 5-acre Lake, Woodbridge Virginia
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

4281 Berwick Place Woodbridge VA 22192 OPEN HOUSE



Nov. 22nd, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
4281 Berwick Place Woodbridge VA 22192

CALL 571-446-0002 

  • Single Family Home in the thought after Westridge Community in Woodbridge VA
  • 3 Fully Finished Levels
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 2-Car Attached Garage
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Granite Counter Tops 
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Backsplash
  • Tile and Hardwood Floors
  • Upgraded Bathrooms
  • Fully Finished Basement 
  • With Built in Bar
  • And two bonus rooms
  • Large Rec-Room
  • Fully Fenced Backyard
  • Screened in Deck 
  • Patio 
  • Professional Landscaping 
  • New Windows
  • And so much more


We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, November 22nd , 2015 for our Open House.  We are very proud to invite you to this Open House at 4281 Berwick Place.  This home offers so many upgrades and all the top amenities buyers want.  
You Must See This Home In Person To Appreciate
Driving Directions to Open House This Saturday, Nov. 7
Off of Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge
Turn onto Westridge
Turn Left at Knightsbridge
Turn Left at Berwick
End of Pipe Stem


Nov. 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4281 Berwick Place 

Woodbridge VA 22192

MLS# PW9512570

For More Information, Contact The Official Listing Agent 

2412 Drexel St. Woodbridge VA 22192 - Open House

2412 Drexel St. Woodbridge VA 22192

Saturday November 21st
From 2 pm to 4 pm 

Lake Ridge Main Level Living at its BEST
Are you looking for a fully upgraded main level living home in the Lake Ridge Woodbridge VA area? This home is what you have been looking for all along. This home offers it all. WOW. Priced to sell. Look at these amazing features of this Main Level Living Home in Lake Ridge Woodbridge VA:
  • 3 Bedrooms 
  • 3 Fully Upgraded Bathrooms
  • Build in Closets in ALL bedrooms 
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • New Cabinets
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Back-Splash 
  • Stainless Steel Appliances 
  • Tile Flooring 
  • Hardwood Floors 
  • Large Sun-Room
  • Fire Place
  • Large Deck & Patio
  • Gazebo 
  • Brick Walk-Way
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Front Porch
  • Large Corner Unit
  • Fenced in Back yard oasis 
You have to see it to believe it. This house offers so much. Prime Main Level Living in Lake Ridge, close to everything. Imagine entertaining your friends in this beautiful backyard oasis or enjoy a quiet evening in the gazebo or on the front porch. It truly doesn’t get any better then this. 
Come see this beautiful main level living home on Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm.  

I95South to Prince William Pkwy to Manassas, Turn Right on Caton Hill, Right on Minnieville, Left on Colby, 1st Right to Cohasset, Then 1st Left to Drexel Court.

Lake Ridge Main Level Living at its BEST

CALL 571-446-0002 to set up a showing 
Call Claudia S. Nelson 
Woodbridge VA Real Estate Agent 

Beautiful Brick Walk-Way with Gazebo in front yard. Large conrer unit lot on private cul-de-sac location. 

Amazing backyard oasis, with a large deck and patio. Great landscaping. 

Fully upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, backsplash, ceramic tiles and new cabinets.  

All bathrooms have been upgraded. This home is an amazing value for anyone looking for main level living. 

Woodbridge Beer Tasting Event November 15, 2015


Woodbridge Beer Tasting Event November 15, 2015

Brought to by Keller Williams Realtor,
Claudia S. Nelson

SADSAC - Save A Dog, Save A Cat is a 501(c) non-profit organization here in Prince William County, Virginia.  Their focus is to keep dogs and cats out of animal shelters. Through fundraisers like today's, SADSAC Beer Tasting Event, they raise money to help reduce with the overpopulation of animals through spay/neuter assistance programs, rescue and adoptions.  They offer a foster program for animals instead of an animal shelter.  All of this cannot be done without financial backing.  That is why today's event SADSAC Beer Tasting is so important!  Please come out and help SADSAC raise money to SAVE A DOG, SAVE A CAT. 


  • Volunteer Opportunites
    • Bingo (first Sunday of each month)
      • set-up                        
      • gaming        
      • clean-up
    • Collecting toner cartridges
    • Have a food drive
    • Bake sales
      • baked goods            
      • volunteer your time
    • Trapping feral cats 
      • MUST be over 18
    • Speuyer Day volunteers
  • Donating items
    • Cat food – canned and dry
      • any kind without red dye
    • Postage stamps – for sending newsletters and updates
    • Used ink or toner cartridges – we recycle them for money
    • TNR Cat Traps - #606 NC 
      • for catching ferals
    • Towels/Blankets
    • Kitty Litter – the clumping variety
    • Scratching Posts
    • Cat Beds
    • ProPlan Weight Circles
    • Small Rodent Cages
  • Fostering an animal
  • Financial Sponsor programs
    • purchasing food, incurring cost
  • Making a one time donation
    • By check mailed to 
      • SADSAC P.O. Box 972  Dumfries, VA  22026
  • By credit card, Online at
This local Woodbridge Fundraiser reminder has been brought to you 
by Keller Williams Woodbridge VA Realtor,