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3 Benefits to Buying your Dream Home this Year

Finding the perfect time to buy a home is a challenge that requires research and a bit of luck. While timing the purchase perfectly might be desirable, the truth is the right time is a personal decision. Now that we are well into 2020, you might be wondering if this is the right time to buy your dream home. With a strong economy, low unemployment and higher household income, there are 3 great reasons why you should consider buying that dream home this year.

1. A Home is a Great Investment – Real estate remains one of the best investments one can have. Based on hard assets, real estate tends to weather the ups and downs long term better than other investment tools, such as stocks or bonds.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates are Low – Interest rates have fallen over the past year from 5% in November of 2018 and Freddie Mac expects them to level at an average of 3.8% in 2020. This extra purchasing power is important when buying your dream home and this is a good time to lock in that rate for the next 30 years.

3. Hedge Against Inflation – Rental costs continue to rise and as the economy heats up, inflation becomes more of a possibility. A fixed 30-year mortgage freezes your housing costs and works as a buffer from inflation which is impacting the rental market. Owning property is almost always a good investment. If you’ve been thinking about exchanging your current home for your dream house, 2020 could offer the right time to move up.

Feel free to reach out to me, if I can be of assistance to you. 540.683.3000.

Is the Investment to Make your Home a “Smart Home” Worth it for Resale?

Over the past few years, smart technology has really blossomed into a huge market. With more-and-more devices offering connectivity and lower prices, almost all households have some kind of smart device in their home. While some smart devices are simply “nice to have,” many can actually make your home more appealing to buyers, which can increase the value of your home; if you are considering a move in the future, learning which smart upgrades will make your home more attractive to buyers is important.

Here are a few of the best smart home upgrades:

 

  •  Smart Thermostats – Energy-saving smart thermostats can sense when the home is occupied and vacant to control the temperature while saving energy costs.
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  • Smart Smoke Detectors and Security Systems – Life-saving smart security can alert you and the authorities automatically if there is a problem in the home.

 

  • Smart Door Locks – Either as part of the security system or stand-alone, smart door locks allow you to control access to your home. Using Wi-Fi to unlock doors remotely and program unique codes for family, guests, housekeepers etc., you will always know by whom and when your home is accessed.
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  • Smart Moisture Sensor – Mold has become a huge problem. Smart moisture sensors detect water leaks, humidity, and temperature changes to protect your home from moisture damage.

 

These are just a few of the great smart home products available to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Most starting under $250, these smart choices will not only protect your home but add value when listing for sale. These smart home products can make your home stand out over others.

Preparing Your Home for the Colder Months

Now that the warm summer months are behind us, it’s time to prepare for winter. Regardless of whether you expect to see sub-zero temperatures this season or you live in one of the warmer climates, preparing your home for colder weather can save you money and hassle this winter. So before you dig out your winter sweaters, take a weekend and prepare your home for the cold weather to come.

Save Energy

Fall is a great time to seal drafts in the home which can suck energy out. Check around doors and windows and replace worn weather stripping and caulking. If you use your fireplace for warmth during winter, this is the right time to have the chimney cleaned and checked for safety. Arrange a furnace tune-up complete with replacing the filter and vacuuming the vents to make sure you are warming your home efficiently.

Outdoor Tasks

Before the chill turns to freezing, head to the yard to winterize the exterior of your home. Check gutters for clogged leaves and other debris and examine the roof and siding for any repairs which could create leaks or drafts in the cold. If the gardening season is at its end, drain water from outdoor faucets and garden hoses. Make sure the sprinkler system is off and reinforce any exposed pipes which could burst with the cold.

Fall is here. Along with the smell of baking and falling leaves, you can ensure your home is ready for winter by taking a few steps now to prepare. Save energy and the hassle of an unexpected repair by getting some routine maintenance done before the cold months come.

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Offer Stand Out

If you’ve been looking for a new home, finding the right one is exciting. Now that it’s time to write the offer, however, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure the seller is impressed with your offer versus someone else’s offer. Of course the easiest way is to offer cash significantly over asking price, but fortunately, in the real world, there are still great ways to ensure the seller takes your offer seriously and improve your chance of acceptance. Here are the top 5 ways to make your offer stand out:

1. Pre-Approval Letter – A pre-approval means your lender has done their due diligence and has all the documentation needed to close the loan.  It means to the seller that you are serious about buying their home. Is this really necessary? YES, your offer will not be considered without it. Why waste time having to get this done after you have already found the home you want, after all, someone else might just beat you to it.

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2. Contingency Removals – Certainly you should not remove any contingencies which could put you at risk, but you can consider removing or shortening contingency periods to provide peace of mind to the sellers.

3. Sell Your Home First – One red flag to a seller is the buyer who needs to sell their own home before closing. Sell before you write the offer whenever possible. I get that this is not always convenient, but it is less risk to the seller to accept an offer that does not have a home sale contingency.

4. Escrow Period – Working with your agent, offer a longer or shorter escrow period based on the seller’s moving needs. Your agent should be able to find out this information for you.

5. Win-Win – Show the seller that you want to create a win-win. Negotiations are part of a home sale, but avoid seeming unreasonable or demanding.

While price is always important to the home seller, there are other valuable concessions or offers which can mean as much. Work with an agent who views the transaction as a win for all sides and learn what’s important to the seller before you write the offer. By accommodating their needs as much as possible, you are more likely to have your offer accepted.IMG_5040

 

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online a is a great place to start your search but keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at highlighting the features of a house listing online but to make the most of your time, keep these three things in mind:

Identify your Housing Needs

Preferences are important when house searching. A house may not have everything you want but it will have most of the things. Be realistic about pricing and keep in mind the must-have items that will definitely be needed because this will help narrow your search.

Stay up to Date

When you start your search, make sure you go to sites with up-to-date listings directly from the multiple listing service. Realtors post their most current homes for sale through this. MANY sites fail to remove listings that are already off the market, and this can lead to you trying to sort through them and find the recent ones.  I always recommend that my clients reach out to me to make sure the property is actually still on the market.

Pictures can be Deceiving

Photographers capture listings at their best. They use different strategies and tools to boost the appeal of the home like creative editing and expensive camera equipment known for its effects. Wide angle lenses can make a room appear much larger in a picture. You may not see all of the unappealing parts of the home, like an undone bathroom or small closet.

Go See The Listing

Searching online is a great way to learn more about the house you’re looking for. Even if you’re still unsure about moving, house hunting online gives you a way to see what is out there and to see if there is anything of interest to you.

After you have chosen a house that’s appealing to you, schedule a showing with your real estate agent. This is the opportunity to see every part of the house in person and see if it’s a good fit.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The annual spring cleaning. The weather is warming up and it’s a sign to freshen up your home for the upcoming seasons.

Not sure where to start? Read on to find tips to make your spring cleaning easy and effective.

Clean Room-By-Room

This is a great approach to make sure you’re not forgetting to clean other parts of the house. Create a checklist to the areas in each room that need an extra deep clean since they’ve been neglected during the winter. The areas that have been cleaned recently can be skipped.

Clear the Clutter

Get rid of the things that are not needed and get organized. Follow a process and create piles for the things that are going to trash, going to be given away, or stored.

Now is also a great time to have a garage sale or donate the items that are not needed.

Seasonal Chores

Patios, grills, and windows that have been ignored during the winter, need special attention now.

Remove the excess grease from the grill and scrape off anything that has been leftover. Clean sliding doors and make sure to wipe down both sides of the window. Spray down patio furniture and use a handheld vacuum for any chair cushions.

Ask for Some Help

The more people that help, the faster it gets done.

Keep Cleaning Supplies Minimal

Stores offer so many cleaning supplies but there is no need to get all of it. Keeping it minimal will help you feel less overwhelmed and you don’t have to clean up so much afterward. Stick to a good all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths.

Establish Cleaning Habits

On-going cleaning habits can make the next spring cleaning easier. Clean up routines practiced every few days and quick chores can keep your home tidy for the most part.

Follow these tips to make it an easy spring cleaning every year!

The Internet Can’t Replace Your Agent

We live in the information age; the Internet offers advice on every topic and real estate is no exception. With more and more home buyers starting their home search online, they are bombarded with advice and information – it can be easy to think that you can learn everything you need to know just by reading articles online.
The truth is your real estate agent does much more than answer your questions and open doors with a special key or code. A professional real estate agent will be there every step of the way. They have the experience necessary to navigate the complicated home buying or selling process and solve common hiccups that present themselves in every real estate transaction, therefore you don’t have to handle it alone.
Your real estate agent is a local professional. Your agent is someone who will work hard on your behalf and with others involved in the transaction to see it through to a successful conclusion. They have a network of professionals who will work as a team to help you through the process. These include such professionals as lenders, title reps, escrow officers, transaction coordinators, home inspectors, contractors, and handymen, among others.
Most importantly, your agent is your ally in the home buying or selling process. They negotiate for you – armed with experience and understanding of customary charges, costs, and terms. If you are a buyer, they will ensure that the price you pay for the home is fair for the condition and neighborhood.  Whether buying or selling they will negotiate repairs, if needed and make sure you are protected with the proper contingencies among other issues.

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Yes, the Internet offers lots of great information, but the most important step you can take when buying or selling a home is hiring a local professional real estate agent. Their knowledge and expertise can’t be found by reading an article or two online.

Prepping Your Home for Sale

Follow these tips when preparing your home for sale:

  • Stage each living area to help potential buyers imagine living in that space.
  • Keep all rooms clean, including children rooms.
  • Remove clutter and extra furniture to help the space feel clean and larger.

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Top Tips for Buying a Home

Buying a home is an important life decision. Make sure you consider these important tips before you buy:

 

1. Look at your finances and decide how much you can afford.

2. Make sure to physical inspect the home and property for potential fixes and hazards.

3. Tour the neighborhood at different hours to get a feel for the local atmosphere.

4. If you have children now or might in the future, check out the local schools.

5. Check the location of the nearest shopping, such as grocery stores, restaurants, and other stores you already frequent.

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Lot 7 Cattail Rd, Winchester, VA 22603 (MLS # VAFV154502)

(all data current as of 4/5/2020)

Price $474,900
Beds 4
Baths 3 full
Home size 4,422 sq ft
Lot Size 5.11 ac
Days on Market 125
Status Active

Custom Built Lincoln Park model to be Built by award winning Hepler Homes. Offering privacy and convenience on 5+ acres. . Property has Bapps Run Creek running through lot with pasture like views. Existing Barn with electric on property. Home features open floor plan, 9′ ceilings, 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths, Hardwood throughout Foyer, Family Room. Dining Room, Kitchen, Hallways, Master Bedroom and sitting room. Tile throughout Laundry Room, Master and Hall Bathrooms. Builder allows for home to be fully customizable. Enjoy the flexibility of picking your own finishes and making this home yours. Other floor plans available.

Property Type(s):
Residential, Residential / Detached

Last Updated 12/3/2019 Tract n/a
Year Built 2020 Community n/a
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Frederick
Total Parking 2
Walk Score
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0

Schools

School District Frederick County Public Schools

Additional Details

Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 2211
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Accessibility Features None
Appliances Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven/Range – Electric, Refrigerator, Water Heater
Architectural Style Ranch/Rambler
Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N Y
Basement Type Full
Basement YN Y
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3.00
Bathrooms Full 3
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Bedrooms Count Main Level 4
Below Grade Fin SQFT 0
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT 2211
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Estimated
Central Air YN Y
Condo/Coop Association YN N
Construction Completed YN N
Construction Materials Vinyl Siding
Cooling Fuel Electric
Cooling Type Central A/C
County Tax 403.00
County Tax Pymnt Freq Annually
Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Electric, Mantel(s), Stone, Wood
Fireplace YN Y
Fireplaces Count 1
Flooring Type Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Garage Features Garage – Front Entry
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Type Forced Air, Heat Pump(s)
Heating YN Y
In City Limits YN N
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Carpet, Ceiling Fan(s), Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan – Open, Master Bath(s), Soaking Tub, Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Walk-in Closet(s)
Land Use Code 015
Laundry Type Hookup
ListAgentStateLicenseNumber Lic# 0225227178 – VA
Listing Agreement Type Exclusive Right
Listing Service Type Full Service
Living Area SQFT Source Estimated
Lot Features Stream/Creek, Unrestricted
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Navigable Water YN N
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Photo Option Lister Will Upload All
Pool No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per SQFT 214.79
Property Type Residential
Riparian Rights YN N
Roof Architectural Shingle
Room List Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Foyer, Kitchen, Laundry, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom
SchoolDistrictSource Listing Agent
Senior Community YN N
Sewer Septic Septic < # of BR
Spa YN N
Standard Status Active
Story List Main
Structure Type Detached
Sub System Locale BRIGHT_MAIN
Tax Annual Amount 403.0
Tax Assessed Value 66200.0
Tax ID Number 21 A 42F
Tax Lot 42F
Tax Total Finished SQFT 0
Tax Year 2019
Total SQFT Source Estimated
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq Annually
Type of Parking Attached Garage
Vacation Rental YN N
View Creek/Stream, Pasture, Trees/Woods
Wall & Ceiling Types 9’+ Ceilings, Dry Wall, Vaulted Ceilings
Water Access YN N
Water Body Type Creek
Water Oriented YN Y
Water Source Private, Well
Water View YN Y
Waterfront YN Y
Window Features Double Hung
Year Assessed 2019
Year Built Source Builder
Zoning RA

Location

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lot 9 Cattail Rd, Winchester, VA 22603 (MLS # VAFV154542)

(all data current as of 4/5/2020)

Price $419,900
Beds 3
Baths 2 full
Home size 3,384 sq ft
Lot Size 5.22 ac
Days on Market 125
Status Active

Custom Built Taylor model to be Built by award winning Hepler Homes. Offering privacy and convenience on 5+ acres. . Property has Bapps Run Creek running through lot with pasture like views. Home features open floor plan, 8′ ceilings, 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, Hardwood throughout Foyer, Family Room, Master Bedroom, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfast area and Hallways, . Tile throughout Laundry Room, Master and Hall Bathrooms. Carpet in bedrooms and closets. Builder allows for home to be fully customizable. Enjoy the flexibility of picking your own finishes and making this home yours. Other floor plans available. See attached docs for plat and model specs.

Property Type(s):
Residential, Residential / Detached

Last Updated 12/3/2019 Tract n/a
Year Built n/a Community n/a
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Frederick
Total Parking 2
Walk Score
®
0

Schools

School District Frederick County Public Schools

Additional Details

Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 1692
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin SQFT 1692
Above Grade Unfin SQFT Source Estimated
Accessibility Features None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven/Range – Electric, Refrigerator, Water Heater
Architectural Style Raised Ranch/Rambler
Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N Y
Basement Type Full, Unfinished
Basement YN Y
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full 2
Bathrooms Full Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count Main Level 3
Below Grade Fin SQFT 0
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT 0
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Central Air YN Y
Condo/Coop Association YN N
Construction Completed YN N
Construction Materials Vinyl Siding
Cooling Fuel Electric
Cooling Type Central A/C
County Tax 385.00
County Tax Pymnt Freq Annually
Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Electric, Insert, Mantel(s)
Fireplace YN Y
Fireplaces Count 1
Flooring Type Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Garage Features Garage – Front Entry
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Type Forced Air, Heat Pump(s)
Heating YN Y
Hot Water Electric
In City Limits YN N
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Carpet, Ceiling Fan(s), Dining Area, Floor Plan – Open, Master Bath(s), Soaking Tub, Tub Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Land Use Code 015
Laundry Type Hookup
ListAgentStateLicenseNumber Lic# 0225227178 – VA
Listing Agreement Type Exclusive Right
Listing Service Type Full Service
Living Area SQFT Source Estimated
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Navigable Water YN N
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Photo Option Lister Will Upload All
Pool No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per SQFT 248.17
Property Type Residential
Riparian Rights YN N
Roof Architectural Shingle
Room List Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom
SchoolDistrictSource Listing Agent
Senior Community YN N
Sewer Septic Septic < # of BR
Spa YN N
Standard Status Active
Story List Main
Structure Type Detached
Sub System Locale BRIGHT_MAIN
Tax Annual Amount 385.0
Tax Assessed Value 63200.0
Tax Lot 42H
Tax Total Finished SQFT 0
Tax Year 2019
Tidal Water YN N
Total SQFT Source Estimated
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq Annually
Type of Parking Attached Garage
Vacation Rental YN N
Wall & Ceiling Types Dry Wall
Water Access YN N
Water Oriented YN N
Water Source Well
Water View YN N
Waterfront YN N
Window Features Double Hung
Year Assessed 2019
Year Built Source Builder
Zoning RA

Location

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lot 9 Cattail Rd, Winchester, VA 22603 (MLS # VAFV154542)

(all data current as of 4/5/2020)

Price $419,900
Beds 3
Baths 2 full
Home size 3,384 sq ft
Lot Size 5.22 ac
Days on Market 125
Status Active

Custom Built Taylor model to be Built by award winning Hepler Homes. Offering privacy and convenience on 5+ acres. . Property has Bapps Run Creek running through lot with pasture like views. Home features open floor plan, 8′ ceilings, 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, Hardwood throughout Foyer, Family Room, Master Bedroom, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfast area and Hallways, . Tile throughout Laundry Room, Master and Hall Bathrooms. Carpet in bedrooms and closets. Builder allows for home to be fully customizable. Enjoy the flexibility of picking your own finishes and making this home yours. Other floor plans available. See attached docs for plat and model specs.

Property Type(s):
Residential, Residential / Detached

Last Updated 12/3/2019 Tract n/a
Year Built n/a Community n/a
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Frederick
Total Parking 2
Walk Score
®
0

Schools

School District Frederick County Public Schools

Additional Details

Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 1692
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin SQFT 1692
Above Grade Unfin SQFT Source Estimated
Accessibility Features None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven/Range – Electric, Refrigerator, Water Heater
Architectural Style Raised Ranch/Rambler
Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N Y
Basement Type Full, Unfinished
Basement YN Y
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full 2
Bathrooms Full Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count Main Level 3
Below Grade Fin SQFT 0
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT 0
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Central Air YN Y
Condo/Coop Association YN N
Construction Completed YN N
Construction Materials Vinyl Siding
Cooling Fuel Electric
Cooling Type Central A/C
County Tax 385.00
County Tax Pymnt Freq Annually
Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Electric, Insert, Mantel(s)
Fireplace YN Y
Fireplaces Count 1
Flooring Type Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Garage Features Garage – Front Entry
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Type Forced Air, Heat Pump(s)
Heating YN Y
Hot Water Electric
In City Limits YN N
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Carpet, Ceiling Fan(s), Dining Area, Floor Plan – Open, Master Bath(s), Soaking Tub, Tub Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Land Use Code 015
Laundry Type Hookup
ListAgentStateLicenseNumber Lic# 0225227178 – VA
Listing Agreement Type Exclusive Right
Listing Service Type Full Service
Living Area SQFT Source Estimated
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Navigable Water YN N
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Photo Option Lister Will Upload All
Pool No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per SQFT 248.17
Property Type Residential
Riparian Rights YN N
Roof Architectural Shingle
Room List Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom
SchoolDistrictSource Listing Agent
Senior Community YN N
Sewer Septic Septic < # of BR
Spa YN N
Standard Status Active
Story List Main
Structure Type Detached
Sub System Locale BRIGHT_MAIN
Tax Annual Amount 385.0
Tax Assessed Value 63200.0
Tax Lot 42H
Tax Total Finished SQFT 0
Tax Year 2019
Tidal Water YN N
Total SQFT Source Estimated
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq Annually
Type of Parking Attached Garage
Vacation Rental YN N
Wall & Ceiling Types Dry Wall
Water Access YN N
Water Oriented YN N
Water Source Well
Water View YN N
Waterfront YN N
Window Features Double Hung
Year Assessed 2019
Year Built Source Builder
Zoning RA

Location

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5354 Mulberry STREET, Stephens City, VA 22655 (MLS # VAFV154044)

(all data current as of 4/5/2020)

Price $219,900
Beds 4
Baths 2 full
Home size 2,002 sq ft
Lot Size 25,700 sqft
Days on Market 157
Status Active

Don~t miss out on this Historic Farmhouse with a modern flair. Picture enjoying a cup of coffee or tea on your very own covered front porch!! Sitting on a large in town flat lot, this home boasts high ceilings, spacious rooms, a metal roof, main level laundry and attached garage. Giving you peace of mind with NEW windows, hot water heater, carpet, side porch, fence & 2 fully updated bathrooms this house is move in ready. Minutes from I-81, I-66, 37 & Route 11 this property will meet any commuters needs.

Property Type(s):
Residential, Residential / Detached

Last Updated 3/25/2020 Tract n/a
Year Built 1875 Community n/a
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Frederick
Total Parking 1
Walk Score
®
46

Price History

Prior to Feb 19, ’20 $229,900
Feb 19, ’20 – Today $219,900

Schools

School District Frederick County Public Schools

Additional Details

Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 2002
Above Grade Fin SQFT Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Accessibility Features 2+ Access Exits
Appliances Dishwasher, Oven/Range – Electric, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer Hookups Only, Water Heater
Architectural Style Colonial, Farmhouse/National Folk
Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N Y
Basement YN N
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full 2
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Fin SQFT 0
Below Grade Fin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT 0
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Central Air YN N
City/Town Tax 162.00
City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq Annually
Condo/Coop Association YN N
Construction Materials Vinyl Siding
Cooling Fuel Electric
Cooling Type Window Unit(s)
County Tax 988.00
County Tax Pymnt Freq Annually
Door Features Double Entry
Fencing Partially, Privacy
Fireplaces Count 1
Flooring Type Carpet, Tile/Brick, Wood
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage – Rear Entry
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Type Other
Heating YN Y
Historic YN Y
Hot Water Electric
In City Limits YN Y
Interior Features Built-Ins, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Formal/Separate Dining Room
Land Use Code 016
Laundry Type Main Floor
LegalSubdivision STEPHENS CITY
ListAgentStateLicenseNumber 0225227178
Listing Agreement Type Exclusive Right
Listing Service Type Full Service
Living Area SQFT Source Assessor
Lot Size Source Plat Map/Survey
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Navigable Water YN N
Open Parking Spaces Count 4.00
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Parking Features Gravel Driveway
Photo Option Lister Will Upload All
Pool No Pool
Possession Settlement
Price Per SQFT 109.84
Property Condition As-is Condition
Property Type Residential
Riparian Rights YN N
Roof Metal
SchoolDistrictSource Listing Agent
Senior Community YN N
Sewer Septic Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Story List Main, Upper 1
Structure Type Detached
Sub System Locale BRIGHT_MAIN
Tax Annual Amount 1150.0
Tax Assessed Value 162100.0
Tax ID Number 74A03 A 181
Tax Lot 181
Tax Total Finished SQFT 2002
Tax Year 2019
TaxDataUpdatedYN N
Tidal Water YN N
Total SQFT Source Assessor
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq Annually
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
Utilities Cable TV Available, DSL Available, Under Ground
Vacation Rental YN N
Water Access YN N
Water Oriented YN N
Water Source Public
Water View YN N
Waterfront YN N
Window Features Insulated, Replacement
Year Assessed 2019
Year Built Source Public Records
Zoning R2

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