Buyers – Start your engines!

This time of year is so invigorating.  Not only are we emerging from a long winter of high gas prices and gloomy weather, but also one of the worst housing slumps in recent history!

The last month has been full of changes.  Banks are coming to terms with the reality on the street….folks are NOT willing to pay too much for a house in this climate.  Prices are actually competitive in many foreclosure markets and buyers are competing with each other for first dibs on a hot property.

It’s an exciting time to be buying and not all deals are showing up in the foreclosure market.  Arm’s length transactions are also available if you find a homeowner who hasn’t used his home as an ATM machine and actually has equity in a home that he’s owned for more than 5 years.  In this area, some of the more mature communities with established hardwoods are wonderful places to get a great price on a home.  A home that is 10 to 15 years old, many times fairly updated, can have tremendous character and allow for a much more flexible deal to be made.

Buyers, now is the time to come off the fence.  On your mark!  Get set! GO!

Irene Morales Ward, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Northern Virginia Real Estate

About Quantico Homes

Working primarily as a referral agent, my main motivation is to be able to provide you the highest possible level of service as you look to buy or sell your home in the Northern Virginia Real Estate market. You should be so impressed with your service that you will feel compelled to refer me to your family, friends and colleagues. Our time together is always well spent meeting your specific needs because my time and effort is not spent looking endlessly to generate more business. As a Buyer's Agent, the buyer's criteria becomes paramount during the home buying process. Your needs will never be compromised because Dual Agency is not something I participate in. This is a distinguishing characteristic from many in the industry and I stand firm in the belief that no client in a transaction (whether a buyer or a seller) should be without 100% representation. You deserve all the loyalty and attention from an agent who will always have only your best interests in mind. Keeping in mind that Northern Virginia is a highly transient area, I am always privvy to sales reports and market analysis of all the surrounding counties from Alexandria/Arlington to as far south as Richmond County and from east on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers to the Shenandoah (and all points in between!). Between the military, corporate, and government relocations, having an agent working to provide you with the latest statistical information and market trends is imperative to a successful sale or purchase. Also, as an e-Pro, finding you homes and communicating that to you becomes increasingly efficient, as does marketing properties for sale. Using exceptional photography for virtual tours, staging all listings, and incorporating "out of the box" methods to generate the largest number of buyer leads while Marketing Your Property For Sale, I can save you time, money and frustration. Start your search for homes at!
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