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Are Any Of These Keeping Your NOVA Home From Selling?

A thousand Realtors® around the country were asked what were the biggest issues that keep a home from selling. The infographic below shows the top reasons that a Northern Virginia home might not sell. If you are considering selling your Northern Virginia home this year give CJ Realty Group a call. Let’s make sure your […]


Thanks To Our Belmont Bay Neighbors

As 2013 comes to a close CJ Realty Group wanted to give a shout out to our Belmont Bay neighbors, friends and clients. Thanks to each of you for your participation in our Toys for Tots party. We were happy to see so many of you and to be able to help support a worthy […]


What’s Missing From This NoVA Floor Plan?

It may be hard to tell but it appears the term “master bedroom” is now being replaced with the term “owners suite”  by local builders.  Since we sell a good deal of new construction around Northern Virginia I went back through our archives of floor plans.  It appears the change started about 2 years ago  […]


A DIfferent Investment Opportunity-Builder’s Model

Are you thinking about a move but not quite ready? Love the model home at one of the major builders in Northern Virginia? What many buyers don’t know is builder’s often sell their model homes prior to the neighborhood being finished and lease them back at competitive market rates until they are ready to close […]


Punxsutawney Phil Can’t Predict The Weather

And I can’t predict the future of the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market.   However I can say the current market seems to be defying the cold weather and heating up old emotions for buyers. Though not all buyer’s today were even considering a new home in 2003 and 2004 they have certainly read what happened.  […]


The NOVA Real Estate Market-A Long Hot Summer

Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Update I realize it’s been a little quiet on the blog the last few weeks.  To be honest the hot weather market in Northern Virginia has me working overtime.  Not complaining at all. In the last few weeks we’ve closed the following properties: 525 Belmont Bay Drive Unit 303 (Belmont […]


Are Northern Virginia Buyers Fighting For Scraps At The Dinner Table?

Many of us in the real estate business in Northern Virginia have been talking about the lower inventory in our market this spring.  My recent waterfront condo listing in Belmont Bay resulted in 3 offers in a 24 hour time-frame and a lot of maneuvering for position at the table.   Talk with other agents […]


Northern Virgina Short Sales-What’s The Scoop?

Back in January the Washington Post published an article I wrote entitled “Northern Virginia: Should you make that low ball offer?”  as part of their Where We Live Blog.  This past weekend Ken Harney of the Washington Post said it again in his post about low ball bidders.  Low-ball offers aren’t flying in our market […]


Ft Belvoir Families-VA Compromise Sale Update

If you are asking “What is a VA Compromise Sale” you can check out my previous post “Military Families Options if You Are Upside Down on Your Mortgage.”  In brief it’s a short sale for VA loans. Now the Veteran’s Administration (VA) has added a $1500 Relocation Bonus for VA Compromise Sales at closing.  The […]


NOVA Statistics Can Lie-Here’s Why

This post was originally written and geared towards other Northern Virginia agents. Then I realized it was important for consumers to understand that sometimes the MLS data and statistics are wrong. It’s been changed a bit since it was posted on the Active Rain network. If you are interested you can check out the original […]