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  • It’s Cold outside, ready for the Snow VA, MD & DC? Here are some tips!

    We have all seen the weather forecast, that we may have a "historic" snow storm headed our way on Friday. Whether you're a snow lover or not, are you ready? Here are some tips to help keep you and your home protected from the cold and snow: Check all the seals around your home's doors and windows. Fill up any cracks with foam insulation Turn off your exterior faucets, disconnect your hose, and drain your exterior pipes if you haven't done so already Make sure your gutters are clean from any leftover Autumn leaves Stock up on some ice melt and pretreat your sidewalks and driveway Get that shovel out and keep it handy Save your power company's phone number in your cell phone in case you have to report an outage Make sure you have flashlights and batteries (also in case of an outage) If you must go outside, keep yourself warm with layers, a hat, scarf, and gloves Watch for signs of hypothermia Only use your fireplace if it is properly ventilated If you have a generator make sure to only keep it outside and use heavy-duty outdoor electrical cords Fill your car up with gas and ensure you have enough windshield wiper fluid and an ice scraper If your family is anything like our family, stock up on hot cocoa, comfort food and snacks..and don't forget to get a sled for the kids! Since your weekend plans will likely have to be postponed or rescheduled, use all that extra time spent inside to search for your new dream home! For more information about starting the home buying or home selling process, contact us to schedule a FREE consultation. Visit our website to search for homes in Northern VA, DC, and MD or to be notified when a home that meets your exact criteria hits the market!To find out what your home is worth in the current market visit the link or call us at 571-234-1456. Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Calling All Talented and Motivated Individuals – We Are Hiring!

    Browning Homes Group is expanding...again! Calling all talented and motivated individuals! We are seeking a qualified person to serve as an Inside Sales Associate (ISA) on our growing team. Our team is currently one of the top ranked Keller Williams real estate teams in Virginia.The Inside Sales Associate is deeply committed to prospecting, cultivating, setting appointments and managing leads in the contact management database system with a high degree of quality. You must be comfortable in a technology driven environment and be willing to spend a lot of time on the phone. Who do you know that would be a good fit for our team?  Is it you?!Please call Cory, 703-868-9131, for initial screening. We look forward to learning more about you! Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Springfield VA (22152) Market Update: January 2016

    Home Prices in Springfield (22152) VA for January 2016Real estate market insider data for Springfield, VA provided by Browning Homes Group. Springfield (22152) Home Prices We have seen steady sold price increases on home prices in Springfield and they should continue to increase as the Spring market gets into full swing.  If you are thinking of buying a home in 2016, there are good deals to be found in Springfield, but the key is making sure you have a team of professionals who know the area and understand the market. Another thing to remember is that more buyers will be entering the home buying market soon, which means more competition for you. As you can see in the graph below, homes are now starting to sell at or even above listing price. This makes having an agent who has their pulse on the market even more important so that you can buy the home of your dreams for the best price in the least amount of time. You can see the current inventory on the market in Springfield (22152) by clicking on the link. Typically, the higher the inventory, the longer the homes are sitting on the market. Right now homes in 22152 have a median time of 71 days on the market, which is significantly lower than the national average. This indicates that buyers have the perfect opportunity to make a strong offer on a home. However, the number of active listings currently on the market has dropped by almost 30% from the previous month. While it isn't expected that home prices will go as high as they were in the peak, low inventory opens the door to multiple offer situations on homes. This makes it a great time for anyone thinking of selling to enter the market, since low inventory is usually indicative of rising prices.      Springfield Real Estate Report SummaryThe median list price in January for homes in Springfield (22152) is $441,990. Of the listings currently active on the market, 11.4% are distressed properties (Short Sales/Foreclosures). Find Homes for Sale in Springfield (22152)Visit our website to search for homes in 22152  or to be notified when Springfield homes come on the market.To find out what your home is worth in the current market click here or call us at 571-234-1456.  For Sale in Springfield: 6116 Lee Brooke Place Springfield, VA 22152We currently have a single family home active on the market in Springfield. For a private showing contact us today, 571-234-1456. Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • The Spring Real Estate Market Starts Sooner Than You May Think

    The Holidays are Over, What's next?...The Spring Market!There are two common misconceptions about this time of the year: No one buys a home during the holidays and Waiting until spring to buy/sell means waiting till the official start of the season.  Homes DO Sell in November and DecemberOur sellers went to settlement yesterday for the sale of their luxury townhouse located in the sought after Union Mills subdivision in Clifton. We listed this end-unit town home in mid-November and received an offer Thanksgiving weekend, after only being on the market for 12 days. After negotiations, the offer was accepted the first week of December and went to settlement in January. Many people do not realize that homes DO sell during the holiday season in November and December. There are two main reasons not to let the holidays make you wait to sell a home, the serious buyers are out looking and ready to buy and there is much less competition, as there is less inventory.   The Spring Market is Starting NOWWarmer temperatures and flowers blooming, that's what the average person thinks when someone mentions Spring. Everyone talks about how hot the spring real estate market and a lot of people want to "wait till the spring (or March/April)" to buy or sell a home. When a Realtor hears Spring, they think JANUARY! That's right, it may be chilly out there but the spring market is starting now, which means if you are planning to buy or sell a home in 2016 the time is NOW to start the process.  If you are interested in starting your home search you can find properties currently for sale by clicking on the link. For more information about starting the home buying or home selling process, contact us to schedule a FREE consultation.  Find Homes for Sale in Northern VA, Washington DC, and MarylandVisit our website to search for homes in Northern VA, DC, and MD or to be notified when a home that meets your exact criteria hits the market!To find out what your home is worth in the current market visit the link or call us at 571-234-1456. Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Spotlight on 11657 Sandal Wood Lane Manassas, VA 20112

    Gorgeous 5 Bed, 3.5 Bath Single Family Home on 2.67 Acres w/River Views: 11657 Sandal Wood LaneI stopped by our listing in Riverview Estates, in Manassas (20112), recently to do a few thing at the home to prepare for the winter, although it's been feeling a lot more like spring these days! I pull up to the brick single family home with a 2 car garage and think how beautiful the house is. As I walk in I notice how spacious and inviting it is. While I already knew it was a beautiful home and that it was a good size, I just took a mental note of how inviting the house really is. The hardwood floors were gleaming, the windows were large and bright, the view from the deck was gorgeous. I stepped out to the large, multi-level deck; I enjoyed the view and felt the warm sun beaming down on me, while the air was crisp...it really is as peaceful and beautiful as we have been advertising. My 3 year old son loved the deck and kept talking about how he wanted to live there, I didn't blame him!    Here's a little more information about the home. Contact us today, 571-234-1456, if you would like more information. This 3-level home with a 2 car garage is over 4,600 SqFt and sits on 2.67 Acres, backing to the Occoquan River. The spacious main level features a Formal Living Room with bumped out bay window & Dining Room with hardwood floors and large windows with a view, Office/Library with built-in bookcases and hardwood floors, Family Room with hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace and access to the large multi-level deck where you can experience the amazing views. The updated kitchen includes Silestone counters, a center island with cook top, a double wall oven, and a sunny breakfast area, all overlooking the deck.Upstairs, you will find the Master Suite with a huge walk-in closet and built-in shelving, luxurious master bathroom with step-up soaking tub, three additional bedrooms with large closet space, and an additional full bathroom.Large Recreation room is located on the basement level with a fireplace and additional storage space. The basement also includes a 5th bedroom and full bathroom, perfect for a guest suite! The glass French doors walkout to the over sized patio.A commuter's dream...Home is located close to Prince William Parkway and only about 10 minutes from shopping, restaurants, Potomac Nationals Ballpark, and multiple commuter lots. Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Coming Soon in Rhygate – 6426 Wainfleet Ct. Springfield, VA 22152

    Coming Soon in Rhygate - 6426 Wainfleet Ct Springfield, VA 22152Deal Alert! Coming Soon for Sale in the sought after Rhygate community. Rare opportunity to own a luxury townhouse with a garage in West Springfield. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms. Located behind the Springfield Country Club and close to shops & restaurants.Note: This property is being sold AS-IS. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a private showing, 571-234-1456Aaron Browning Browning Homes Group 8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800 Vienna VA 22182 Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Just Listed – 981 Hillside Lake Terr #901 Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    981 Hillside Lake Terr #901 Gaithersburg, MD 20878Patio level 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo For Sale in the sought after neighborhood of Vistas Washingtonian Woods in Gaithersburg, MD! Condo features a welcoming, open floor plan with laminate hardwood floors throughout. Spacious master BR includes a large walk-in closet and luxury master BA. Additional BR with hardwood floors and ample closet space. Washer and Dryer inside the unit. Community offers swimming pools, tennis courts, and walking/jogging paths.Contact us today for more information on this fabulous home, 571-234-1456 or to schedule a private showing to be one of the first to see this home!Aaron Browning Browning Homes Group 8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800 Vienna VA 22182 Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Just Listed in Vienna, VA (22182) 1907 Baton Drive – Open Sunday

    Just Listed in Tiburon - 1907 Baton Drive Vienna, VA 22182Join us Sunday, December 13th at our Open House to view this stunning home for yourself. This approx. 4000 sqft home features 5 bedrooms, private study, and 5.5 bathrooms.Access this beautiful home using one of the two welcoming entrances. The foyer is bright and open with cathedral ceilings, and features hardwood floors, a mud room, and a spiral staircase leading to the loft with a skylight, windows, and sliding glass door which leads to the private railed rooftop deck. As you proceed through the foyer, you enter the spacious family room with hardwood floors, a gas fire place, a wet bar, large powder room and 2 over-sized sliding glass doors leading to the fenced-in backyard. Just off the family room is a spacious study with slate floor, a ceiling fan, and French doors leading to the rear patio.The spacious kitchen features Stainless Steel appliances, skylight, under counter lighting, plenty of granite counter space and ample custom-made, over sized cabinetry, and a breakfast bar. The large eating area has a fire place, lighted fan, skylight, and cathedral ceilings.The dining room and spacious living room are right off the kitchen with a large window and sliding glass door. Both the dining room and living room feature cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors.The large master bedroom features hardwood floors, lighted ceiling fan, sliding glass door, a sitting room, walk-in closet, and luxurious master bathroom with a skylight. The Master bath features a separate heated, jacuzzi jetted tub, bidet, and glass-enclosed steam shower. Master Bedroom sliding glass door leads out to private slated patio...the perfect owner's retreat.There is an additional Master Bedroom on the main level with private bathroom. Across the hall you will find the first of two washer/dryers and a full bathroom.Upper level also features 2 additional bedrooms, both with cathedral ceilings, 1 with a loft and the other with full bathroom, skylight, and balcony overlooking the backyard. Library can be found between the two bedrooms.The basement features a large recreation room with recessed lighting, a full bathroom with soaking tub, a full kitchen, walk-in closet, washer/dryer, and storage. Separate entrance perfect for tenant or in-law suite!Large fenced in backyard features a hot tub, 2 deck areas, as well as a storage shed, and professionally landscaped yard. 2-zone heating system recently replaced (2014-15).This home is also being offered for rent: $3,800 a month. Contact us today for more information on this fabulous home, 571-234-1456 or to schedule a private showing to be one of the first to see this home! Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456      
  • Coming Soon in Tiburon – 1907 Baton Dr Vienna, VA 22182

    Coming Soon! 1907 Baton Drive Vienna, VA 22182Coming Soon on the market in the sought after Vienna neighborhood of Tiburon! This beautiful single family home features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Contact us for more information, 571-234-1456Aaron Browning Browning Homes Group 8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800 Vienna VA 22182 Aaron J. Browning West Springfield's Most Referred Realtor Browning Homes Group | Keller Williams Realty BrowningHomesGroup.com 571.234.1456