Melody Visser's Blog Posts

Melody Visser's Blog Posts

Renting Vs Buying What Are The Advantages
The long asked question...when to buy? Is it better to buy or rent?It's probably the biggest expense you will ever have but the pride of homeownership and the benefits that co...

Loudoun County Market Update For April 2017
April 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Home Prices and Sales Soar; Inventory Remains Low prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by the Center for Regi...

April 2017 Loudoun County Real Estate Market Update
March 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Sales and Contract Activity Rise while New Listings Lag; Inventory Continues to TightenPrepared for the Dulles Area Association of R...

Video Market Update Feb 2017
February 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Faster as Active Inventory Continues to Decline.Prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by the Cente...

One Loudoun Upper West Luxury Living
Today I toured the interactive office at One Loudoun for the new Miller & Smith townhomes called "Upper West". This is luxury & urban living at it's finest. Located right next to t...

Video Message Market Update Jan 2017
January 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report  - Loudoun active home inventory at a 12 year lowAshburn, VA – (February 15, 2017) – The following analysis of the Lo...

Thinking About Purchasing A New Home Check Out Mortgage Plus
Have you been thinking about purchasing a new home? Wondering what could happen if you have to sell at a loss in the down market? There is a new program called  Mortgage +Plus...

How An Agent Can Help Alleviate Stress
Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with ...

Thinking About Buying Soon Make Sure Your Credit Is In Order
There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking ...

Tackle These Projects In A Single Day
It’s easy to get stressed out just hearing the word “renovation.” You’re instantly thinking of having your home life disrupted by construction debris, cluttered rooms, and ...

Halloween Safety Tips
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New Listing Open House Sat And Sun 1 PM To 4 PM Lansdowne
LANSDOWNE HOME - STOP BY FOR A TOUR THIS WEEKEND! CHECK OUT THE VIRTUAL TOUR!Located in Lansdowne this former model home has over 4,000 square feet. Owners suite has a large s...

Most Common Fees Associated With Buying A Home
Before buying a home be sure to save for these items! Downpayment: Many folks think you need 20% down to purchase a home, that is not always the case. There are all types of o...

Video Market Update For June 2016
JUNE 2016 LOUDOUN COUNTY MARKET TRENDS REPORT: LOUDOUN HOME SALES REACH TEN-YEAR HIGH IN JUNEThe following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared...

Loudoun County Transit Has Proposed Changes For The Ashburn Connector
Loudoun County Transit has proposed changes for the Ashburn Connector bus (Route 62) in August 2016. Requested Changes Include:• Remove the northern route along Ashburn...

A Day At Oatlands Historic House Gardens
Over the weekend I visited Oatlands Historic House & Gardens located in Leesburg, VA. We reserved a spot for afternoon tea and a tour of the historic home and gardens at ...

Things To Do This Weekend
I love this time of year because there are always so many fun events going on. I thought I would list a few that you may want to check out this weekend!ONE LOUDOUN CARNIVAL | Ashbu...

Just Listed 803 Valemount Terrace Leesburg VA
803 VALEMOUNT TERRACE LEESBURG VA | OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 1PM to 3 PMLocated in Potomac Station this former model home has over 2,400 square feet. Enjoy your fenced in bac...

Loudoun County Market Update For April 2016
 April 2016 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Twice as Fast as 2015 with Re-emergence of Seller’s Market prepared for the Dulles Area Association of RE...

Just Listed 600 Clearwater Court Herndon VA
Open House | Sunday, May 15th, 1PM - 5 PM. Stop By For a Tour!Just minutes from Route 28, Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Airport. This home includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom with fenc...

How To Buy And Sell A Home At The Same Time
For more info on buying and selling call/text me at 703-785-8203!...

Moving Check List And Creative Packing Ideas
Moving Check List and Creative Packing IdeasYou’ve bought a house and now you need to PACK. Although this is not a fun task, it gives you the opportunity to go through ...

Down Payment Assistance Grant From VHDA First Time Home Buyers
The down payment assistance grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) can help qualified first-time homebuyers obtain funds to buy a home.Program Highlights:• ...

Just Listed 42588 Chisholm Dr Ashburn VA 20148
Just Listed! Open House Sunday, April 3, from 1:30 PM - 4 PM. Check out 3-D tour and pics!Located in Alexander's Chase this three level townhome backs to trees, and priva...

Cost Vs Value Remodeling Trends
Check out this great web site below. It compares average cost for popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets. Check ou...

February Market Update For Loudoun County
FROM DULLES AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS | JANUARY 2016 REAL ESTATE REPORTReport Highlights:Loudoun County’s February median sales price of $415,000 was 1.4 percent higher t...

Just Listed 23 Hammond Drive Lovettsville
Located in the heart of Lovettsville. Walk to stores and dining and enjoy the feel of small town living. Sit on your front porch or grill out on your back patio. Yard is fenced and...

Coming Soon Alexanders Chase Townhome
Coming Soon! Fabulous townhome in Alexander's Chase - Ashburn, VA. Backing to trees, and private area. Fenced in backyard with deck off kitchen. Bump out on kitchen and master bedr...

January Real Estate Market Update For Loudoun County
FROM DULLES AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS | JANUARY 2016 REAL ESTATE REPORTReport Highlights:Loudoun County’s January median sales price of $439,000 was 7.1 percent higher th...

10 Things To Think About Before Starting Your Home Search
1. What is your budget/talk with a lender: Talk to several lenders. What are your loan options, what are the closings cost, etc.? Don’t just talk to one lender, talk to...

Fannie Mae Lowers Down Payment Needed On Conventional Loans
If you haven't heard  Fannie Mae has lowered the down payment needed for the DC area on Conventional loans between $417,000 and $625,000. That means the $450k -$650k hous...

Top 10 Apps For Homeowners
If you are like me you may need to delete some apps to download a new one but here is a list of cool apps that may come in handy if you are a homeowner!1. IHandy Level - Make sure ...

Got Financing
Why should I get pre-approval?1. Pre-approval carries more weight when you go to negotiate a deal, especially when there are multiple offers.2. Pre-approval will give you informati...

Happy Holidays From Melody
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FOR BUYERS NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR CONSERVING ENERGY
The holidays aren’t only for trimming trees. Low temperatures can bring high energy bills. Learn how to trim your bills by conserving energy. Whether you’re moving into a new h...

New HomeReady Program For Buyers
Fannie Mae just came out with a new program called HomeReady. This program offers lower monthly payments and flexible down payments. A few highlights are:1. Lower Mortgage Ins...

FOR BUYERS TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOU
When you buy a home, you’re paying for more than the brick and mortar. The surrounding neighborhood, climate, and gas prices can all affect the price of your house. Some of these...

Just Bought Or Sold A Home Now What
From Our Friends At Dominion Law Group | After You Buy or Sell a HomeYour real estate closing is finally done, you’ve moved on to the next phase in life, and are getting se...

11 Reasons To Sell Your House During The Holidays
11 Reasons To Sell Your House During The Holidays11.) By selling now, you may have the opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer in the spring, when many more homes are on the marke...

Keep These Holiday Plants Out Of Reach From Pets And Children
Many of us love to decorate with poinsettias and mistletoe but if you have a pet or child that is prone to eating things they shouldn't be sure to keep these pl...

Happy Thanksgiving
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!There are so many wonderful seasonal events this time of year. I have included some of my favorites below. You can also ...

What To Think About Before Buying A New Home
When you are ready to buy it is important to sit down and think about the questions below:When driving down the road, what homes catch your eye? What qualities do they have? H...

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Winter
Winter is approaching and although it's not on your list of "fun things to do" it is important that your home is prepared for the cold weather ahead.1. Leaves, Leaves, Leaves - at ...

Just Listed Open House Sunday 1 PM To 4 PM 277 Coventry Square Sterling
JUST LISTED | OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 PM - 4 PM | $195,000 | 277 Conventry Square SterlingThis 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom towhhome has an eat in kitchen area with a private/cozy, fenced bac...

September Prices Up Across The DC Metro Area Led By 10 Percent Gains In The District
POSTED ON OCTOBER 12, 2015 BY COREY HARTRegion sees double-digit percent gains in closed sales and contractsRockville, MD – (October 12, 2015) – The following analysis of ...

What Is A VA Loan And What Are The Benefits
What is a VA Loan?In 1944, the U.S. government created a military loan guaranty program to help returning service members purchase homes. The result, the VA Loan, is a mortgag...

Open House August 9th 1 PM To 4 PM Evergreen Village Ashburn
Stop by for a tour of this gorgeous home located in Evergreen Village just minutes from the Brambleton shopping center! Stop by Sunday, August 9 from 1 PM - 4 PM Open Hou...

Beautiful New Listing Open House Sat And Sun 1 To 4 PM Ashburn Village
Open House Saturday and Sunday (25th & 26th) |  43850 AMITY PL ASHBURN, VALocated in Ashburn Village on a peaceful cul-de-sac this home has over 4,000 square feet. Home featur...

Some Great Home Buying Tidbits
I'm currently on the Dulles Area Association of Realtors YPN Committee. This morning we did a webinar with a guest lender, settlement company, home inspector and home warranty...

Open House Saturday And Sunday Just Listed In Ashburn Village
Just Listed | Open House Saturday and Sunday (17th & 18th) |  43850 AMITY PL ASHBURN, VALocated in Ashburn Village on a peaceful cul-de-sac this home has over 4,000 square fee...

Check Out Some Of Our Newest Listings At Exp Realty
Check Out Some Of Our Newest Listings At Exp Realty. SEARCH HOMES HERE!...

Just Listed And Open House This Weekend Brambleton Townhome
Just Listed!  Open House this weekend | Saturday and Sunday | 2 - 4 PM | 22658 Amberjack Square | Ashburn | VADon’t miss out on this 3 year young Van Metre home. This stunni...

New Single Family Home In Brambleton Check It Out
23382 Higbee Lane | Ashburn | VA | 20148 |Open House June 14 - 1 - 4 PM!Best priced single family home in Brambleton! Located just minutes from the Dulles Greenway and Brambleton T...

Just Listed And Open House This Weekend 20102 Muirfield Village Court Ashburn
Just Listed | Stop by our open house this weekend | Saturday and Sunday | 1 PM - 4 PM (June 6 and 7) Welcome Home! This home is located in Belmont Country Club with over 3,500 squ...

What Constitutes A Legal Bedroom
Many people ask me  "what constitutes a legal bedroom".  We recently discussed this in our broker weekly meeting so I thought I would share with you below what ...

14 LCPS SCHOOLS EARN BOARD OF EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD
Fourteen Loudoun County schools have been named recipients of the 2015 Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award.This award is part of the 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VI...

Check Out Our Newest Listings At EXP Realty VA
SEARCH HOMES HERE!!If you have any questions about these homes or don't see what you are looking for, we have others. Give me a call/text/email with questions, to schedule&nbs...

Just Listed And Open House This Sunday 1 To 4 PM
Open House | Sunday | 1:00 PM -  4:00 PMThe perfect home for downtown Leesburg living. Walk to town, King Street shopping, restaurants, parks, First Friday's and summer c...

Just Listed 11814 Breton Court Unit 1A Reston VA Rental
Rental | 11814 Breton Court | Unit 1A | Reston, VAAvailable June 1 don't miss out on this rental in Reston, VA. Listed at only $1,375 per month. Nestled in Reston this 1 bedro...

JUST LISTED 12000 Market Street Unit 241 Reston VA 20190 The Savoy At Reston Town Center
12000 Market Street, Unit 241, Reston, VA 20190 | The Savoy at Reston Town CenterRight in the heart of Reston Town Center this one bedroom and one bathroom condo over looks the out...

VHDA Just Announced A 5 Million Grant Program For Home Buyers
VHDA just announced a $5 million grant program for home buyers....Program Highlights: Grant program covers up to 3% of down payment (can only be used for down payment)   ...

Check Out Loudoun Countys Public And Transportation Road Capital Projects With This Interactive Map
I love this handy interactive map that Loudoun County has. You can see all the active buildings or planning to build public facilities and transportation infrastruct...

Best School Districts In Virginia
Niche was founded by Carnegie Mellon University students, and provides rankings and information for colleges, communities and grades K - 12.Recently released was the rankings ...

Open House This Weekend 20952 TIMBER RIDGE TER 104 ASHBURN VA 20147
Stop by and see this just listed condo on Sunday, March 1st from 1 PM -  4 PM. This 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo has been upgraded in every way...Walk in and you w...

Dont Forget About Your Tax Deductions As A Home Owner
If you are like me you are thinking “ugh tax season”.  As the W-2’s start to arrive in the mail and you prepare your paperwork  don’t forget you have plenty of ad...

5 Things To Think About Before Buying A Home
BUYERS FIND YOUR HOME HEREGet pre approval from a lender: Talk to several lenders. See who is out there, what type of loan can they give you, what is the locked in interest...

Check Out This New Construction In Clover Hill At Emerald Ridge
HOME BUYERS SEARCH FOR HOMES HERE!If you are looking for new construction in Ashburn then this may be the home for you. Van Metre is currently selling townhomes in Clover Hill at...

What Does Half A Million Get You In Loudoun County
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEARCH FOR HOMES IN LOUDOUN COUNTY CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!Every 6 months or so I like to see what half a million dollars gets you in Loudoun County.  A...

Modern Sophisticated And Luxurious Apartment Living Tysons Corner
Looking for modern, sophisticated and luxurious apartment living? The Ovation at Park Crest still has available units! This is new construction in the heart of Tyson’s Corner. St...

10 Acres With Mountian Views Pond And Rolling Hills Build Your Dream Home
Come build your dream home! This beautiful 10 acre property has rolling hills with views of the mountains. Enjoy the large ponds for fishing or just relax and enjoy the sereni...

Why Do I Need A Home Inspection And What To Expect
A home inspection usually occurs after the sales contract has been signed by both parties and between the contractual time that has been given. The cost of the inspection varies ba...

Check Out The Real Estate Stats For December 2014
Northern VA Real Estate Stats For December 2014  Statistic Dec YoY MoM Total Sold Dollar Volume 1,398,083,878 up12.7% up4...

REALTOR Mag 2015 Remodeling Cost Vs Value Less Is More
REALTOR® Mag | 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is MoreREALTOR® just posted the 2015 remodeling cost vs. value. The report shows projects, especially those that enhance cur...

Why Its A Good Time To Buy
LOOKING TO BUY? SEARCH FOR YOUR NEXT HOME HERE!If you are thinking about refinancing, or better yet buying a home, now is the time! Three major things have happened, or will happen...

November Updates And Video Market Report For Northern VA
Here is the run down for November real estate statistics in Northern VA:Homes Sold: 2.033 compared to 2,128Active Listings: 8,340 compared to 6,066 in 2013Average Median&...

The 12 Days Of Safety
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Real Christmas Trees Vs Fake Christmas Trees Which Are Greener
Real Christmas Trees vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which are Greener?By: G. M. FiliskoHow do real Christmas trees and fake Christmas trees stack up when it comes to the environmen...

Weekend Holiday Happenings
Weekend Holiday Happenings… Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these fun holiday events! ZooLightsNovember 28, 2014-January 1, 2015, from 5-9 pm | ...

Homes For Heroes Working With Our Local Heroes
Homes for Heroes is celebrating its 13th year of bringing savings to our nation’s heroes. The program was created to honor those that serve our communities every day and ensure...

October Real Estate Stats And Updates
Here is the run down for October real estate statistics in Northern VA:Homes Sold: 2,521 compared to 2,629 in 2013Active Listings: 9,921 compared to 6,904 in 2013Average ...

Tips On How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests
Tips on How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday GuestsBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: November 14, 2011Is your home ready for holiday visits from friends and family? Here’s ho...

Just Listed EXP Realty Listings Check Them Out
Want to see more? Here are the links to each listing:{mls: fx8503671}{mls: PG8502677}{mls: FX8502453}{mls: AX8501103}{mls: PW8488995}...

How To Clean Up After Thanksgiving In Half The Time
How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in Half the TimeBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: November 1, 2012The Pilgrims were on to something when they planned a Thanksgiving potluck;...

Just Listed 3307 Wyndham Circle Unit 3158 Alexandria VA
Don't miss out on this one! Located off of King Street your new home is just 7 miles from Old Town and Washington, DC, and a half a mile from I 395. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom end ...

Keep Your Home Sale From Falling Apart
Keep Your Home Sale from Falling ApartBy: G. M. FiliskoAfter finding a buyer, all you have to do to make it to closing is to avoid these five traps.Finding a buyer for your ho...

8 Tips For Adding Curb Appeal And Value To Your Home
8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your HomeBy: Pat CurryHere are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward.Homes with high curb appeal command higher pri...

Annual Leesburg Halloween Parade October 31 6 PM
Don't miss the Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade | October 31 at 6 PM | Details Below"Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade 2014 Each October 31 since 1957, the Leesburg Kiwani...

Weekly Picks Ashburn Farm Single Family Homes
This week's homes come from Ashburn Farm. They are single family homes between $550K-$650K.See something you like? Or want to see others? Give me a call or text to set up a tour 70...

Interactive Map Of Loudoun County Capital Projects Schools Roads Parks And More
As Loudoun County grows so does our need for roads, schools, parks, transit projects and more….According to the US Census Bureau the estimated population...

RBI Video Market Report For September 2014
Check out the housing market stats for September 2014.  Search Homes...

Weekly Picks Lansdowne Townhomes
This weeks picks are Lansdowne Townhomes from $400-$500KSee something you like? Text or call me at 703-785-8203 to schedule a tour or to get a list of available homes that meet you...

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk At Your Entryway
Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?By: Oliver MarksIs your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety t...

Join Us For Lunch And A Free Home Buyer Class November 15th
FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER CLASS NOVEMBER 15TH – REGISTER TODAYNew to the home buying process? Not sure where to start? Then attend this FREE home buyer class. Whether ...


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