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Dec. 10, 2010

Another Harbor Terrace Condo Just Sold In Old Town Alexandria

Another Harbor Terrace Condo Just Sold In Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria buyer agent Tamara Inzunza has just sold another condo!  This upper left loft unit at 517 Bashford Terrace has sold for $241,000. Once again, Alexandria condos that are attractively priced continue to be a smart move for second-home buyers.

The current Alexandria real estate market offers great opportunities for current homeowners who are looking to take advantage of the rock bottom interest rates for investment properties or local second homes.  Garden styled condos like those in Harbor Terrace are ideal because of the lower price, lower condo fees, and close proximity to Washington DC and Reagan National Airport.

If you're thinking about making Old Town Alexandria your second home, take a look at the affordable condos for sale in Harbor Terrace and surrounding communities.

Tamara Inzunza is a buyer agent in Old Town Alexandria, and can help you if you are interested in condos for sale in the Old Town neighborhoods Harbor Terrace, Canal Place, Riverton, Old Town Crescent and Old Town Greens.

 

See also: Harbor Terrace Photo Tour

See also: Old Town Alexandria VA Video Tour

Thinking about selling your Harbor Terrace condo? Get a complimentary market analysis and find out what your Harbor Terrace condo is worth.

Posted in Buyers, Condos, Just Sold
Dec. 7, 2010

Lorton VA Listing Agent Receives Thanks From Happy Homeowner

Lorton VA Listing Agent Receives Thanks From Happy Homeowner

As a listing agent I know all to well that you're busy.  You don't want to deal with theinconvenienceof scheduling appointments to have your home shown.  You don't want theadded stressof wondering if the buyer can qualify to buy your house.  Youdon't have the timeto market your home to buyers.I get that.  And quite honestly, that's why many homeowners call me to get their home sold.

I spend a lot of timestaying current on market trends,analyzing real estate market statistics, andfinding out where buyers arelooking for homes.  Usually, when a homeownercontacts me, they've already visited bywebsite, looked athow I market homes online, or they were referred to me from apast client.I'm happy to share this testimonial from another happy client:When you're ready to get your home soldwithout the added stress, inconveniences, and because you simply don't have the time,email me or call 703-623-8759.

       To see a current list of homes for sale in Laurel Crest and surrounding neighborhoods in Lorton, you don't have to leave this page!  Here's the current list below:

Dec. 5, 2010

Alexandria VA Short Sales - Listing Agent Earnes LDPD To Specialize In Luxury Home Sales

Alexandria VA Short Sales - Listing Agent Earnes LDPD To Specialize In Luxury Home Sales

 

Dec. 1, 2010

Alexandria VA Listing Agent Uses QR Code Technology To Market Homes For Sale

Alexandria VA Listing Agent Uses QR Code Technology To Market Homes For Sale

Well, you don't have to stare it. You won't see a 3-dimensional object come floating to the surface. But if you have a smartphone, such as an iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, or Droid, you may already know what to do.

This fuzzy looking barcode is called a QR code, which is short for Quick Response code. A consumer can scan this image with a QR reader app on their smartphone, and once the image is captured, the phone's web application will automatically open and take them to the individual property website for the listed home.

This is an important feature that has spread in popularity here in the United States.  Overseas, QR codes are extrememly common, and once you become familiar with this fuzzy barcode, you'll start to notice them everywhere from billboards to print materials.

So how does this benefit a homeowner who is trying to sell their Alexandria VA home? Well, as an Alexandria VA listing agent, part of my job is to stay informed on the ways that consumers are searching for homes. If your home is constantly being seen where buyers are looking, then that will increase your chances of getting your home sold!

        

Posted in Buyers, News, Sellers
Nov. 29, 2010

Del Ray Homes And Condos For Sale - Just Listed At 316 Ashby Street In Alexandria VA

Del Ray Homes And Condos For Sale - Just Listed At 316 Ashby Street In Alexandria VA

316 Ashby Street

Alexandria VA Realtor and listing agent Tamara Inzunza has just listed 316 Ashby Street in Del Ray.

This Auburn Village condo offers secured building entry, and is on the upper (second) floor.  There are hardwood floors throughout, and the kitchen has been updated to include newer kitchen cabinets, flat top stove, and ceramic tile.

The total square footage for this unit is 600 and it is ready for the new buyer's custom touches.  When you compare this attractively priced home with renting, you'll see that this makes sense if you're a first-time buyer, looking for an Alexandria VA condo for sale as an investment property, or scaling down.  Auburn Village is an FHA-approved condominium community.

The proximity to Washington DC, Reagan National Airport, and Braddock Road metro are sought after conveniences that continue to make Del Ray a great place to live.

See Also: Auburn Village Photo Tour

See Also: Del Ray Video Tour

See Also: Auburn Village Condos For Sale

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Posted in Condos
Nov. 19, 2010

Harbor Terrace Loft Condos In Old Town Alexandria - Ease Into DC

Harbor Terrace Condos In Old Town Alexandria - Ease Into DC

Harbor Terrace Condominiums in Old Town Alexandria VA (22314) will surely be at the very top of your list if location is of the utmost priority.  If you've driven through Old Town Alexandria VA and have stopped just before beginning on the George Washington Memorial (GW) Parkway, and were curious about these condos, it's because you've been drawn to the charm, the look, and the convenience.

Located in the northeast quadrant of Old Town at East Abingdon Drive and Bashford Lane, the condos in Harbor Terrace offer a variety of floor plans ranging from efficiency units, to two bedrooms loft style.  Sizes in square footage range from 464 square feet for the efficiencies, to over 1200 square feet for the loft units.

A unique feature of these otherwise traditional looking condos is the upper level loft floor plans.  Some homes have been renovated, and you can see either a straight or spiral staircase.  Some lofts have fireplaces and skylights, but the realized bonus is the added space that allows the homeowner the flexibility to use the space as an office, sitting room, or bedroom.

Select units offer wood decks, patios, cathedral ceilings, and storage rooms.  A great alternative to high-rise living, the garden-styled condos at Harbor Terrace offer secured building entry, permit-, and street parking.

Harbor Terrace amenities include washer and dryer in units, community pavilion, and outdoor grills.  The community also backs to the Mount Vernon bike trail, and there is a Dash and Metrobus stop at the entrance.  The condo fees include water and exterior building maintenance.  Harbor Terrace is also a pet-friendly community.

Just one traffic light to Washington DC, Harbor Terrace is ideal for the traveling commuter who may also be Mclean, Arlington, or Rosslyn bound.  The community is also walking distance to the proposed Potomac Yard metro station.

If you're in the market for a home and are looking at Alexandria VA condos for sale, then consider the condos at Harbor Terrace in Old Town.  Their prime location, and colonial charm give way to contemporary interiors that would compliment today's working and social lifestyles.

See also: Harbor Terrace Photo Tour

See also: Old Town Alexandria VA Video Tour

Thinking about selling your Harbor Terrace condo? Get a complimentary market analysis and find out what your Harbor Terrace condo is worth.

Interested in seeing the current Harbor Terrace condos for sale? Search right here! No need to click away, just take a look below to see what's for sale. Simply click the photo below for property details.

Oct. 9, 2010

Auburn Village Condominiums - Home Just Sold At 20 Auburn Court

Auburn Village Condominiums - Home Just Sold At 20 Auburn Court

Another updated and move-in ready Alexandria VA condo just sold!  Alexandria VA buyer agent Tamara Inzunza has recently sold 20 Auburn Court, Unit B in Auburn Village.

The Auburn Village condominium community is conveniently located at the corner of Glebe Road and Commonwealth Avenue in the popular area of Del Ray.  Individual units come in one- and two-bedroom floor plans, ranging from 600 to 970 square feet.  Residents enjoy the benefits of secure building entry, on-site and street parking, and the lower level units have an additional rear entry from the kitchen.

Washington DC and north-bound commuters find Auburn Village to be a sweet spot because of its convenient location.  Homeowners and residents can take advantage of the nearby Braddock Road metro with direct access to Reagan National Airport, Metrobus, and DASH bus pickup along Glebe Road, and by car, it's a 10-minute drive into the District.

The condos at Auburn Village offer low condo fees, individually metered units, and community laundry areas.  It's also walking or biking distance to the shops on 'The Ave' also known as Mount Vernon Avenue.

If you're in the market for an affordable Alexandria VA condo, please put Auburn Village on your hot list.  Use the tools here on my blog to search all Auburn Village condos for sale.

See Also: Auburn Village Photo Tour

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See Also: Auburn Village Condos For Sale

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Posted in Buyers, Condos
Sept. 23, 2010

Alexandria VA Listing Agent Graduates From Harris Real Estate University Specializing In Short Sales

Alexandria VA Listing Agent Graduates From Harris Real Estate University Specializing In Short Sales

Tamara Inzunza, a veteran Realtor with McEnearney Associates, Inc. in Alexandria, VA has earned the prestigious Harris Real Estate University Accredited Short Sale Designation (ASD), having completed extensive training in negotiating and closing Short Sales. This expertise is invaluable at a time when the nation’s housing market is devastated by millions of distressed home owners thrust into the foreclosure process.

The Short Sale of a property allows the distressed owner, through their Realtor, to find a buyer willing to purchase their home before they are forced into the foreclosure process. The owner can then use proceeds to repay their lender, even if the amount is less than what they actually owe on the property. In the current economy, nearly all lenders are willing to consider Short Sales because they are less costly and time-consuming than foreclosures.

“The Harris Real Estate University ASD designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated Short Sales.  The best action against foreclosure is Short Sale, if a loan modification is no longer an option,” said Inzunza, “It is so rewarding to be able to help families save their homes from foreclosure.”

Tim and Julie Harris, founders of the Harris Real Estate University in Las Vegas, NV, said “Realtors like Tamara Inzunza with the HREU ASD designation have valuable training in Short Sales and can offer homeowners a better alternative to foreclosure, which inevitably destroys their credit rating and prevents them from having the ability to purchase a new home for seven years. Through our in-depth training and continuous education programs, these agents are trained to aggressively seek sellers and buyers using our extensive marketing techniques.”  Inzunza also received training and earned the Certified HAFA Speciliast and Luxury Distressed Property Designation.  "McEnearney Associates is a recognized leader in luxury home sales in Alexandria VA and throughout Northern Virginia and DC.  I wanted to bring this value to my company so that my colleagues can continue to maintain the relationships they have with their existing clients, and have a company specialist who can provide confidential service to luxury homeowners in distress."

The Harris Real Estate University opened in 1998, and provides Distressed Property Agent training through webinars, teleseminars and teleconferencing. Agents can earn their Short Sale Listing designation remotely from their offices all across the nation. The HREU ASD is the premier designation for Realtors who want to specialize in helping distressed home owners.

“Our goal is to prepare agents enrolled in the program for the increasingly competitive Short Sale market. It’s becoming more difficult for uncertified agents to out-sell and out-perform our graduates. Our comprehensive Short Sale Certification gives them everything they need to gain an edge over other agents in their service areas and to provide the assistance that distressed homeowners need,” Harris said.

If you feel you are in need of more information about foreclosure alternatives, or if you are under water on your mortgage payments, call Tamara Inzunza for more information 703-623-8759.

Specializing in the sale of residential homes in the Alexandria, VA and Washington DC area, Tamara Inzunza lists and sells homes in Alexandria City, Fairfax County, and Prince William County. Contact Tamara Inzunza at 703-623-8759 for more information, or visit www.MyPrivateShortSale.com

Posted in News, Short Sales
Sept. 22, 2010

Alexandria VA Short Sale Approved With Two Loans

Alexandria VA Short Sale Approved With Two Loans

Foyer of 1030 Anderson Street

Proof that not all distressed properties show signs of stress.  My short sale listing at 1030 Anderson Street in Lincolnia Hills (Alexandria VA) was approved for a short sale.  Two banks involved, Citi Mortgage and Bank of America.

What exactly does short sale approval mean?  That means that the banks involved have provided written approval to accept less than what is owed on the outstanding mortgage balance.  To see an example of a short sale approval letter, click here.

What happens after the short sale approval letter has been issued by the bank? Obtaining short sale approval is a pivotal step in the transaction.  It does not necessarily mean that you go immediately to closing.  Rather, the owner/seller has to agree to the terms of the approval.  There may be conditions of the short sale approval that the seller finds unacceptable.  For example, if the short sale approval letter does not have language specifiying that they will not pursue a deficiency judgment.  Another issue could be if the lender is asking the seller to sign a promissory note.  Our contracts are written so that the short sale contingency is removed after the seller has agreed to the terms, and delivered the written approval to the buyer.

What happens if the short sale approval letter does not agree with the contract terms that have been already been signed by the buyer and seller?  Negotiations open back up, and it is up to the buyer and seller to modify the terms of the contract to now match the terms of the short sale approval letter.  For example, if the bank will not allow purchaser closing costs, then the buyer and seller will have to sign an addendum stating this.

The short sale approval letter is also a critical document that is required to close.  The settlement attorney will require this written statement as proof that the lienholder has agreed to release the lien on the property.  The purchaser's lender will require it before they will begin processing the loan.

Alexandria VA Short Sale Specialist | 703-623-8759 

As a Certified Distressed Property Expert and Certified Default Resolution Specialist, I help homeowners who are in distress understand their options.  These options may include loan modification, forebearance, short sale, Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) for Northern Virginia military families, or other alternatives that may be approved by your lender. Before you max out your credit cards or deplete your savings trying to keep your mortgage current, feel comfortable giving me a call at 703-623-8759. 

                           

Posted in Short Sales
Sept. 21, 2010

Lorton VA Home For Sale In Laurel Crest | 9058 Tanyard Lane Lorton VA

Lorton VA Home For Sale In Laurel Crest | 9058 Tanyard Lane Lorton VA

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