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Monday, September 30 2013

Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Morven Park Fall Horse Trials
This event provides the optimal (and FREE!) spectator experience, traditionally attracting the country’s top riders in this triathlon of dressage, show jumping, and cross-country. Morven Park, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, Va.

Teresa Davenport | Assistant Director of Development and Communications
Morven Park
P.O. Box 6228 | Leesburg, VA 20178
P: 703-777-2414 ext. 6618
F: 703-777-3282
http://www.MorvenPark.org


Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Monday, September 30 2013

Your credit score and your insurance payments- what’s the connection?

You’re likely not surprised when your loan officer asks for your social security number- a thorough credit check is standard when applying for a loan. However, many consumers are caught off-guard when a homeowners insurance agent asks for their social security number.  It’s widely debated, but quite commonly practiced- for an insurance carrier to use a customer’s credit score to determine their insurance premiums.

What does your credit score really mean to your potential insurance carrier?

While many businesses will use a consumer’s credit score to determine eligibility for a

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Sunday, September 29 2013

Lovettsville Fair Ends Today (Sun Sept 29)


 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Monday, September 23 2013

Brian and I had a great time at the Bluemont Fair on Sunday.   Wonderful event and great weather.  Really enjoyed seeing the Snickersville Academy (Bluemont’s first school and church—the 1825) and later used as a home of Susie Neal for 30 years. We got to talk with one of Susie Neal's grandsons who told us all about the history of the cabin and the restoration project that is underway.

 

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Sunday, September 22 2013

DULLES, VA [24570 Gum Spring Road along Route 50, Near Aldie/Chantily] – StoneSpring Emergency Center will open to the public on Monday, September 9th at 7 am offering a full-service, state-of-the-art ER for all major and minor emergency needs.

Located at the intersection of Gum Spring Road and Route 50, across from the South Riding and Stone Ridge communities, the 9,600-square-foot ER will be staffed 24/7 by physicians and clinical staff with special training in pediatric and adult emergency medicine.  Services at the facility include an on-site, full-service lab with point-of-care testing, a full range of imaging (x-ray, CT and ultrasound), and expedited transfers for patients who need inpatient or specialty care at Reston Hospital Center.

“StoneSpring Emergency Center provides convenient access to residents of Loudoun County who are in need of emergency services,” said John Deardorff, CEO of Reston Hospital Center.  “Our board-certified ER physicians and clinical staff at StoneSpring bring an abundance of experience in pediatric and adult emergency care.”

Read more at Stone Spring Emergency Center website...

and Read more about the dream to open the facility..

 

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

 

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Friday, September 20 2013

Loudoun County
Fairfax County
Prince William County

Northern Virginia

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Friday, September 20 2013

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Today’s InfoGraphic courtesy of our great friend Dave Savage from Mortgage Coach.

Here is an EDGE VIDEO Dave created to help you see how to take this concept and tailor it for specific homebuyers.

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Friday, September 20 2013

The Board of Supervisors has found a way to pay for the construction of a small segment of Russell Branch Parkway, which has long stood as a barrier to completing the road from Loudoun County Parkway to Ashburn Road.

Last week, supervisors amended a proffer to permit B.F. Saul, to make a $925,000 cash contribution to help extend Russell Branch from Ashburn Village Boulevard to Ashburn Road.

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Thursday, September 19 2013

Brambleton Realtor Luncheon-Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013

Thanks to the builders and vistor center staff at Brambleton, a beautiful planned community in Ashburn, VA (Loudoun County).  Great lunch and great information from the builders on their "Coming Soon" homes - some of them brand new products-very exciting news.

 

              

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Thursday, September 19 2013

We are taught from birth that the quickest way to achieve a goal is to seek out those who have already accomplished the goal and do what they do. Interested in creating wealth? It seems the wealthy trust real estate as an investment before even the stock market.

A recent survey revealed that 75 percent of luxury homebuyers believe homeownership is a more sound investment than the stock market. The study also reported 57 percent of employed luxury homeowners believe homeownership is a bigger indicator of success than their job or title.

Want to join the wealthy? Invest in real estate.

 

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Thursday, September 19 2013

This year’s Bluemont Fair will be held on
September 21st and 22nd, 2013

10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM (RAIN OR SHINE)

Admission $5.00 Adults  ~  Children under 10 Free
FREE PARKING
Held in the historic village of Bluemont at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Loudoun County, VA
Junction of Rt. 760 and Rt. 734  ~  Just off Route 7
33846 Snickersville Tpke
Bluemont, Va 20135
(540) 554-2367

 

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Saturday, September 14 2013

 

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Saturday, September 14 2013

Brian and I checked out the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema located in Ashburn at One Loudoun for the first time.  Great concept for seeing movies - enjoyed the movie and the food and our waiter did a great job.  We can't wait to go back again!  What a wonderful entertainment option for Loudoun County!

http://drafthouse.com/northern_virginia/one_loudoun

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Saturday, September 14 2013

Capital Home Show - Dulles Expo Center Chantilly - Sep 20-22, 2013

Find remodeling, home improvement, design and fall outdoor projects with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and decor plus so much more. Shop, compare and save for 3 days only!

 



 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Saturday, September 14 2013

 

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Friday, September 13 2013

August 2013 Loudoun County Market Trends Report
Modest Uptick in Inventory Levels as New Listing Activity Outpaces 2012
Levels; Distressed Inventory Shrinks as Home Prices Increase


Ashburn, VA – (September 12, 2013) – The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has
been prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of MRIS multiple listing data by
RealEstate Business Intelligence, LLC (RBI).
Overview
Nearly all housing indicators continued trending positive for Loudoun County’s home sellers in August compared to
last year. Over 20 percent more homes were sold, prices were up over 15 percent, homes sold a full week faster,
and on average, more than 98 percent of seller’s original list price was received at closing. Distressed listings remain

 

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Friday, September 13 2013

Loudoun County Homes - Dulles Metro (Subway) Update - September 2013 Update

Nearing Completion: Tysons Corner Metrorail Station Completion of the Tysons Corner Metrorail Station along the northwest side of Route 123 at Tysons Boulevard is dramatically changing the look of this busy intersection. Directly across Route 123 from Tysons Corner,
a pedestrian bridge links the station to

 

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Thursday, September 12 2013

Wiehle-Reston East Metro Will Have More Parking Than Original Estimates

The finishing touches are being put on the seven-story underground parking garage at Reston Station at the future Wiehle-Reston East Metro stop. The 2,300-spot parking garage is a public-private partnership between Fairfax County and Comstock Partners.
 


However, when the Silver Line station opens in January, there will be nearly 1,100 additional spaces available, at least for a few years. Wiehle-Reston East, which will be the end of the Phase I line for about five years, is the only one of the initial Silver Line stops that will feature parking.
 

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Thursday, September 12 2013

Boulder Crest Retreat built on strong family values (Bluemont, VA in Loudoun County)

For military families, service life can be difficult.

Loved ones are frequently away from their families for extended periods of time.

For families of wounded warriors, life can be especially difficult with days, weeks, months and sometimes years spent in and out of the hospital.

With the opening of Boulder Crest Retreat Sept. 6 in Bluemont, military families will be able to spend time in a quiet place together without worry.

The product of founder Ken Falke and his wife, Julia, Boulder Crest is on 37 acres of land situated in the wooded hills of Bluemont. It was built strictly for wounded warriors, their families and Gold Star families -- those who have lost a family member in war.

 

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http://bouldercrestretreat.org/

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Thursday, September 12 2013

August 2013 Real Estate Market Update by county, town, zip code.

 

 

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

 

 

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Thursday, September 12 2013

DC Metro Price Increases Continue into August as Demand Remains Strong

Posted on September 09, 2013 by Corey Hart, RBIntel
 

Even with double-digit gains in new listings, overall inventory remains low

OVERVIEW

Demand remained strong in the Washington DC Metro Region in August.  The number of sales and pending contracts increased.  Inventories continue to decline, but the pace has slowed to a single digit year-over year decrease.  New listings continue to increase and mitigate the decline of inventories.  Demand for smaller units in the market continues to drive much of the overall sales.  Sales of units smaller than 800 square feet increased by 35.6 percent from last August, which is over double the 13.8 percent increase for all units.  Condo sales drove the majority of the increases in both sales and new contracts.  Units between 800 and 1,000 square feet had a median sales price increase of 21.7 percent, or nearly three times the 7.8 percent increase for all units.  The overall high demand and low supply contributed to median sale price gains within the region and resulted in the highest August-level median sales price in eight years.  The median days-on-market continues to be historically low, and is now at its lowest August-level since 2005.  Rising prices and strong demand may encourage new sellers to enter the market, increasing new listings and helping to meet pent up demand.

 

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Thursday, September 12 2013

Thinking of Selling Your House? 5 Reasons to Do it Now

by The KCM Crew on September 10, 2013

Many now realize that it is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be an opportune time to sell your house. Here are the Top 5 Reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house on the market.

1.) Demand Is High

The most recent Existing Home Sales Report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed a 17.2 percent increase in sales over July 2012; sales have remained above year-ago levels for 25 months. There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.

Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

 

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Wednesday, September 04 2013

Back to school – for the first time

 

Sept. 3 marked the first day of school for Loudoun County's 70,855 students attending 55 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 13 high schools.

But at two schools, it wasn't just the first day of the year, it was the first day – ever.

Moorefield Station and Discovery elementary schools, both built this year in Ashburn, welcomed students to Loudoun's newest schools amid fanfare.

At Discovery, the Broad Run marching band blasted music triumphantly as parents walked their students to the front door. The faculty waved as children with backpacks nearly as large as them tottered into the school. James Dallas, the new principal of Discovery, bounced between guiding traffic and greeting everyone.

Three miles away, Moorefield Station soaked in a similar situation. Motivational sayings and pictures, drawn in colorful chalk by the parents the night before, awaited the students, who came on bus, foot and bicycle.


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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Wednesday, September 04 2013

Should I Wait for Interest Rates to Come Back Down?

by The KCM Crew on September 3, 2013

Should I Wait for Interest Rates to Come Back Down?

by The KCM Crew on September 3, 2013 · 0 comments

in For Buyers

RatesAbove is a graph of the movement of the 30 year fixed mortgage rate since the beginning of 2012.

Some buyers are waiting to see if interest rates will come back down before making a decision about buying a home. Though no one can guarantee where rates will be in a few months, we don’t believe waiting is a good strategy.

Most experts believe rates may actually move higher. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison projecting that rates will continue to climb.

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Contact Marilee Murphy today for all of your home buying, or selling, luxury homes or new construction needs.  I am dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use my website to search available properties in Loudoun County located, in Northern Virginia, specifically the towns of Sterling/Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg, Chantilly, and Aldie as well as properties in Fairfax County, and Prince William County areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email

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Monday, September 02 2013

School Starts Tomorrow , Tue Sept 3 in Loudoun, Fairfax, & Prince William Counties.

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