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    How Does Staging Help a Home Sale?

    By Michael Elias | October 11, 2017

    One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life is timing is everything. If I hadn’t decided a month before graduating from high school to ask the smartest, best looking girl I knew if she would meet me after English class would we have still found each other and made this wonderful life together? You might be... Read More

    Most Expensive Homes Sold in LoCo, 2016

    By Michael Elias | January 23, 2017

    For the first time in our 8 year history of writing this post it took at least a $3,000,000 price tag to make the most expensive homes sold in LoCo for 2015. A lot has changed in 12 months as no home this year would have made the cut in 2015. Let’s take a look... Read More

    611 Stribling Court, Leesburg, VA 20175

    By Michael Elias | January 19, 2017

    Update: This home is SOLD! Welcome to 611 Stribling Court. Situated on a peaceful cul-de-sac in the southwest Leesburg neighborhood of Woodlea Manor, this home offers nearly 4500 square feet of finished space on three levels. It’s been handsomely updated and so well maintained it shows like a model. We love that his home has... Read More

    What to Expect from a Home Inspection

    By Michael Elias | September 23, 2016

    One of the most important steps in the home buying process is the home inspection, but if you haven’t gone through the process you may not know what happens in a home inspection. It’s designed to inform you about the overall condition of the home and to ensure there are no pre-existing conditions which would... Read More

    38715 Rickard Road, Lovettsville, VA

    By Michael Elias | June 10, 2016

    Update: This home is SOLD! Welcome to 38715 Rickard Road! Situated on 12 quiet acres just 3 minutes from the Lovettsville Town Center this is the slice of country heaven you’ve been dreaming about. If you are looking for a perfect refuge from the daily grind this is the place for you (and it would... Read More

    Dominion Valley Country Club

    By Michael Elias | May 18, 2016

    Dominion Valley Country Club is a Toll Brothers community just off of Route 15 in Haymarket. We had the opportunity to play it for the first time in a golf tournament last week and came away impressed. Inside the gates it felt as though we had traveled to the Sand Hills area of North Carolina... Read More

    How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

    By Michael Elias | May 2, 2016

    We were watching the NFL draft last week and during the broadcast were inundated with information about the prospects. NFL teams spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars researching everything about these players. They will talk to the equipment guys, lunch lady, elementary school teachers, neighbors, anyone who might have a nugget about the young man... Read More

    Home Much Home for $400K in LoCo, April 2016

    By Michael Elias | April 19, 2016

    Last month we wrote about what you could buy in the $400,000 price point and there was little surprise about what we found. In our sales meeting this morning we talked about how quickly homes were selling and thought it was worth a closer look. We were shocked to see there are only 6 more homes available... Read More

    Need Down Payment Assistance in VA?

    By Michael Elias | March 15, 2016

    We just met with our friends at Atlantic Coast Mortgage this morning and have a great first time home buyer program to share. The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) is once again offering a pool of money to assist with down payments. Available on a first come first served basis, last year’s fund had approximately... Read More

    What to Expect When You Are Selling

    By Michael Elias | March 4, 2016

    We’ve already written about What to Expect When You Are Buying and felt it was time to give sellers an idea about how the process works from their side of the table. There are a lot of factors which go into making the decision on whether it’s the right time for you and that’s definitely another... Read More

    How Much Home for $400K in LoCo, Feb. 2016

    By Michael Elias | February 19, 2016

      Last week we wrote about the lack of listings on the market and as we take a closer at what you can buy for $400,000 today in LoCo it continues to be true. Normally we can expect between 100 and 200 active homes for sale in this price range. As of this morning only... Read More

    The Cupboard is Bare!

    By Michael Elias | February 9, 2016

    A couple of weeks ago our local Dulles Area Association of Realtors published its’ 2015 Year End Housing Market Trends for Loudoun County. Here is an overview of the report: • After five years of growth since bottoming out in 2009, Loudoun’s 2015 median sales price was unchanged from 2014 at $432,000. • Sales in 2015 were... Read More

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Michael and Heather Elias are full time real estate professionals and licensed REALTORS at Century 21 Redwood Realty. They sincerely hope you enjoy reading this blog, and would love the opportunity to work with you.

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