Monthly Archives: January 2016

    • 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