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Oct. 18, 2021

Just Listed: 9315 Stonegate Ln, Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Just Listed: 9315 Stonegate Ln, Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Listed at only $299,999

9315 Stonegate Ln, Rhoadesville, VA 22542 top Realtor Sean Jones

FULL LISTING WITH PICTURES

Looking for a move in ready home stretched out on almost 2.5 beautiful acres, then stop the car and see this one today! Boasting 3 full bedrooms and 2 full baths, this home has the space you need. With almost 1800 finished sq. feet of living space and 3,230 total space there is room to grow in the unfinished basement. The large Living room flows naturally into the spacious kitchen. From there take note of the open back deck overlooking the pond and massive backyard. While the regulation soccer goal might not convey, it does give the sense of the fun possibilities there are for future fun!

ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN RHOADESVILLE, VA

Homes for sale in Rhoadesville are selling fast given the closeness to Culpeper, Locust Grove, and the Town of Orange. Add this one to your list and schedule a private tour, you'll be happy you did. 

If you would like to find properties like this please call Sean Jones at 540-360-5166.

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Listing courtesy and with permission of Allison James Estates & Homes.

Oct. 18, 2021

7 Inexpensive Ways to Increase your Home's Appeal

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Are you considering selling your home sometime soon?  Are you waiting to sell your Locust Grove home after Virginia’s winter season.  If so, you may be thinking about ways to improve you home so that it is ready to go on the market when you are ready to move.  While you may not want to invest in upgrading your countertops or redoing a bathroom, there are some inexpensive ways to improve your home that may help sell it faster.

1.  Consider the buyer  Ask yourself, “who is likely to buy my home?” to determine where you should put your focus.  Is it a family?  Is it a couple or a single professional?  Families with children may look for space to stash toys, a living room area, or a well maintained yard.  Couples or singles may be looking for low maintenance yards or more entertaining areas.  Focus on improving these areas first.

2.  Deep Clean Rooms  Take a room at a time and thoroughly clean it.  Check those ceiling fans, light fixtures, base boards and corners for dust.  Use a rug scrubber to clean the carpets or invest in the professional companies if you’ve got some tough stains or pets. 

3. Declutter the closets  Now is a perfect time to go through closets and decide what you want to take with you to a new house and what you want to give away.  Doing this now will save time later when you are packing boxes and buyers will better be able to visual their belongings in a closet that has some empty space. 

4.  Paint  Do you have a lot of scuffs on the ways from kids’ toys or handprints on doors?  Look around your home and paint the surfaces that have seen some wear and tear.  Consider lighter colors in rooms that don’t get a lot of natural light as a way to open up the space. 

5.  Let there be Light  Make sure that all the light fixtures in your home have the same color bulbs.  If you have a room that is naturally darker, add some table or floor lamps so that buyers visiting in the evening will be able to see the room.

6.  Windows  Check you blinds to make sure they are working properly.  Replace ones that have been broken by dogs or children, but try to make it match the others in the room.  Make sure the windows are working and, my least favorite thing to do, make sure they are clean.

7.  Fix It  Start to tackle some of the known repairs your home needs like if the kitchen faucet drips, there is a hole in drywall, or one of the electrical outlets doesn’t work.  Starting early on these small projects will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed later.

Putting a little work into getting your home prepared to sell can help make the selling process easier and less stressful for you.  If you aren’t sure where to start or what to tackle first, call Sean to get a professional realtor’s opinion of what you can do to help sell your home.

Posted in Seller Tips
Oct. 14, 2021

Why do I need a water quality test when selling my home?

getting a water quality test around locust grove, va by Realtor Sean Jones

Many sellers wonder why they need to have a water quality test done when selling their homes especially when the seller has been using the well without issue.  Just like a pest inspection, the water quality test is part of the home buying process.  Many buyers’ lenders require a water quality test to be completed before they will finance the purchase.  A water quality test will check for harmful bacteria that could be present in the water as well as the level of other chemicals.

A professional real estate agent like myself can provide you with recommendations of local companies that can complete the testing.    

Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips
Oct. 11, 2021

The Best Way to Start Your Home Search

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You’ve got a Realtor (still looking for one; learn a little about me), pre-approval letter in hand, and are ready to start searching for a home to buy.  Even looking at all the homes on the market in a specific area like Locust Grove, VA, can quickly become overwhelming.  The solution? Make a must have list; it’s the best way to start a successful home search.

 

What is a must have list?

A must have list is a specific list of features that you need in a home.  I recommend having a list of three to five absolutely necessary features.  These could be things like a separate home office, two car garage, or a finished basement.  If a home doesn’t offer these features, then you are not interested in purchasing it.

Below your absolutely must haves, create a list of features that you would like to have in your home, but are not deal breakers if you don’t see them.  These might include things like a fenced yard, remodeled kitchen, or an outdoor shed.  These are things that you could add to your home once your own it.

 

Why is it important?

A must have list is important because it helps you, and your Realtor, focus your home search to homes that really fit your needs.  Remember, things like paint color and flooring choices can be changed easily, but adding a garage is not so easy.  Since every home buyer is different, every list will be different too and having a clear vision of what you want in a home before you start looking at them will help make your search easier.   

 

What should my list look like?

Every individuals list is going to be different.  Here is a list that you can use while on your home search to help you keep all the details about the homes you look at and if the homes fit your must have list.   

 

Have your list ready to go?  Start your home search here.  When you are ready to start viewing properties, call Sean Jones at 540-360-5166.

Posted in Buyer Tips, The 10 Best
Oct. 7, 2021

Why do I need a pest inspection when selling a home?

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Once you have a home under contract, the buyers will do some inspections, like a home and water quality (if you have a well), to learn a little more about the parts of the home.  Pest inspections aren’t just looking for termites in your Locust Grove home.  Other wood destroying insects like carpenter bees can destroy the integrity of the structure of your home and are also part of the inspection. 

 

A licensed pest inspector will examine the exterior and interior of the home to find evidence of pest activity.  The inspector will create a written report that is shared with the sellers and buyers.  Most loan programs require a passing inspection in order to finance the purchase. 

 

If you are ready to start your search for a pest free home, contact Sean Jones at 540-360-5166 to create a customized search of all the features you would like in your home.

Oct. 6, 2021

Just Listed: 5252 Coleman Rd, Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Just Listed: 5252 Coleman Rd, Rhoadesville, VA 22542

By Realtor Sean Jones

Fully Custom Home

 

OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY OCTOBER 16

11:00 PM TO 1:00 PM

 

FULL LISTING

This 3,300+ finished sq. ft. highly custom build with almost 11 acres offers significantly more then meets the eye that will catapult this one to the the top of your list. Upgraded 2x6 construction and enhanced basement wall R-36, main level wall R-22, and R-48 ceiling insulation adds a level of energy efficiency seldom seen. Concrete block foundation internally filled with additional concrete for added structural rigidity and further insulation. The newer 18 SEER Bosch variable speed HVAC, whole house generator hook-up, and high efficiency Rinnai tankless hot water heater round out the technical upgrades for this exquisite home. But the benefits don't stop there! Once inside you'll notice the soaring cathedral ceilings in the main area, rounded "bull-nose" drywall corners, and the wide solid pine hardwood floors. Chefs, take note and enjoy the double wall ovens and large kitchen island. The main level offers tall 9 foot ceilings, additional bedroom and full bathroom, and large owners suite with 2 large walk-in closets, soaking tub, and tiled walk in shower. The finished basement offers tall 9 foot ceilings, 3 additional bedrooms (1 NTC), full bathroom, and large rec area. There are also 2 concrete secure areas for additional storage or even a safe room. If you love the outdoors then take note huge covered front porch, extensive brickwork, and the large front yard. This home is sure to exceed your expectations and offers ample energy efficiency upgrades and tasteful additions that are seldom seen at this price point. Don't let this one get away!

 

HOMES FOR SALE IN RHOADESVILLE, VA

 

The real estate market in 22542 is moving fast! If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Rhoadesville, Virginia area now might be the time. With very lowest interest rates in over 50+ years, this is the time to discover your new home.

If you would like to find properties like this please call Sean Jones at 540-360-5166. 

Best Realtor in Rhoadesville, VA Sean Jones

Oct. 4, 2021

Why do I need a home inspection?

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Why do I need a home inspection?

In Virginia, a home inspection is part of the home buying and selling process.  Home inspections allow the buyer to take a deeper look at the home before making the investment. Home inspections, along with pest inspections, water quality tests, and septic inspections, give buyers more information about a home than you may get from just walking around it. 

Who does the home inspection?

The buyers will hire an independent home inspector to come to the property and examine it for potential issues.  They can look at the foundation of the home, the roof, attic, and/or basement for any structural issues.  They will check to see that the electrical, water, and heating and cooling systems are functioning properly.    All of the information is written into a report given to the buyers.

Who goes to a home inspection?

In addition to the home inspector, the buyers can go to the home inspection.  It’s your time to ask questions.  Your real estate agent can also attend.  Usually, the sellers are not present.

 

What if a home inspector finds things wrong with my home?

A home inspector’s job is to find things that are wrong with a home, so chances are there will be a report with recommended fixes on it.  This does not obligate the seller to fix everything that is on the inspection report.   If the buyers are uncomfortable with the results of the home inspection, they can decide to move on to another home or ask the seller to make some repairs.  Typically, Realtors will work with the buyers and seller to help them negotiate repairs that will satisfy both sides.

Sometimes, there are issues that arise from a home inspection that sellers will need to repair because mortgage companies will not finance a property without the issues being addressed.

 

How do I find a home inspector? 

The best way to find a home inspector is to ask your Realtor.  As I have sold many homes and been present at the home inspections, I can recommend several qualified inspectors.  Ready to start your home search and looking for a customized list of homes that fit your needs.  Contact Sean Jones at 540-360-5166.

Sept. 30, 2021

Just Listed: 10 Gunnar, Bumpass, VA 23024

Just Listed in Bumpass, VA

By Realtor Sean Jones

Water Access Building Lot

Top Agent Sean Jones Lake Anna waterfront water access homes for sale

FULL LISTING HERE

Beautiful building lot (with 3 bedroom perc) AND a deeded covered dock with electric? Yes indeed! This water access lot on Lake Anna's private side is located in sought after Cuckoos Nest subdivision. Located on a quite cul-de-sac, this lot is surrounded by new custom homes. Community features two different spacious common areas, picnic space, boat ramp, and a private sandy beach. It's golf cart friendly too! No timeline to build. All that's missing is you and a builder/architect to make your dream home a reality. Bring your boat and jet ski's and start enjoying lake life today.

LAKE ANNA HOME SEARCH

The real estate market in 23024 is hotter than ever! If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Lake Anna area now is the time. The lowest interest rates in over 50 years make homeownership more affordable than ever.

If you would like to find properties like this please call Sean Jones at 540-360-5166. Live the Lake Life!

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Sept. 27, 2021

Mortgage Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

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No matter if you are searching for a home in Locust Grove, Culpeper, or Orange, one of the most important steps is speaking to a lender.  It is so important that you and your realtor know what your home purchasing budget is and the types of loans that are available to you before you start looking at houses.  Below are some common mortgage mistakes to avoid when purchasing a home.

1.  Only considering the national mortgage companies  Local mortgage brokers understand the market in Locust Grove, Virginia unlike the national companies whose representatives are not familiar with the specifics of the area. 

2.  Accepting the first mortgage product offered  Every lender has different products, rates, and terms that will differ.  It’s okay to shop around to find the best mortgage for your needs.

3.  Looking at houses without a pre-approval letter  Nothing is more disappointing than falling in love with a home only to find out that you are not approved for the mortgage.  Speaking with a mortgage broker and getting pre-approved will give you a clear budget for your house shopping.  Also when you find a house that is the perfect fit, you want to be ready to write an offer immediately.

4.  Slowly sending in the mortgage company’s requested documents  You have to turn in a lot of financial documents in order to secure a mortgage.  Tax returns, pay stubs, W-2’s, bank statements, credit history, and rental history are some of the requested paperwork.  Even though it can take some time and research on your part, promptly getting all this information to the lender is important.  Without all the documents, you can’t get a mortgage and the longer it takes to turn them in the longer it will take to get the mortgage.

5.   Opening a new credit card, adding a large sum of money into your bank account, or accepting a new job  When your receive a pre-approval it’s like a snapshot in time.  The moment you add a new credit card, put some stashed away cash into your account, or change jobs, you are changing the snapshot the mortgage company has of you.  Your profile no longer looks the same as when the mortgage company offered pre-approval and so these changes will affect your ability to receive a mortgage.  Before you make any financial changes, talk with your mortgage lender.

 

Are you in search of a mortgage broker to help start the home buying process?  Talking to a local real estate agent in Locust Grove like Sean Jones is a great way to get some recommendations. Feel free to call or text Sean at 540-360-5166.

Posted in Buyer Tips
Sept. 24, 2021

Sold: 29203 Raccoon Ford Rd, Burr Hill, VA 22433

Just SOLD in Burr Hill, VA

By Realtor Sean Jones

New Construction

Sold bt Realtor Sean Jones Locust Grove Homes

FULL LISTING HERE

This open concept 3 bedroom 2 bath is sure to please the most discerning buyer! Your Journey Begins on the expansive covered front porch. Once inside you'll notice and appreciate the tall vaulted ceilings. Ample energy efficient Low-E windows allow the natural light to pour in. The living room naturally flows into the large dining area. From there, take note of the stainless steel and granite graced kitchen fully equipped with quality Shaker cabinets. The large kitchen island adds a gourmet touch. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) covers the main living space while the bedrooms are graced with carpet. If you like entertaining outdoors you'll love the large 12' x 12' deck. It's conveniently located just minutes to Constitution Highway, and a short drive to the Town of Orange, Locust Grove, Fredericksburg, and Culpeper.

The real estate market in 22433 is hotter than ever! If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Locust Grove area now is the time. The lowest interest rates in over 50 years make own home more affordable than ever.

If you would like a private tour of Lake of the Woods, VA and homes like this please call Realtor Sean Jones at 540-360-5166.

 

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