Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Northern Virginia’s Best Remodeling Projects in 2014

blueprintRemodeling Magazine has released their annual report of Cost vs. Value for home remodeling projects for 2014.   In the Northern VA area, remodeling value has increased in almost every category included in the study and is further indication of a strong real estate market.  More remodeling projects are now returning a net profit, which has not been the case in years past, and will further improve the market and help our overall economy.  Northern Virginia homeowners should keep this list in mind when the time comes to decide on which home improvement project to tackle next.  The day will come for every home to be listed to sell and the right planning will be rewarded with a good return on investment.  The only caveat I will issue is that every home, location, and condition is unique so please consult a knowledgeable and experienced REALTOR for advice. (Insert plug here for my services)
Over the last decade a predominant trend can be seen in the top home remodel projects in Northern Va.  As you can see by the list below most of the items in the top 10 are replacement items that improve a homes exterior.  This reinforces the fact that second to only location, Curb Appeal is very important to home owners and home buyers in Northern Va.
Curb appeal alone does not bring on a fast sale at top dollar and exceptional return on investment; homebuyers are always looking for an updated kitchen and/or bathrooms.  A home with spectacular curb appeal but has a 1975 kitchen and harvest gold bathrooms may face challenges on the open market.  This is the driving factor of kitchen and bathroom improvements making cameos in the top 10 projects over the years. The reason these projects do not normally take the top spot for Cost vs. Value is that these projects can become very expensive. These rooms are the places that home owners put more of their own personal tastes in design and layout which can drive up costs hence driving the projects lower on the list of monetary returns.

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Joey Remondino has been featured on CBS, Washington Post, WUSA Channel 9, and Washingtonian as a Real Estate Expert and is a full time Realtor and Broker who specializing in residential real estate in Northern Virginia including Vienna, Centreville, Chantilly, Falls Church, Gainesville, Mclean, Reston, Great Falls, Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties to name a few. Trained and experienced expert in listing and representing buyers of Estate Homes, New construction, Relocation, and any residential real estate needs.   Joey can guide you through any real estate buying or selling process, contact me.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Broker in Northern VA

It is not just you asking this question, I am asked by first time home buyers and sellers in Fairfax and Prince William just as much as those seasoned pros that have bought and sold many homes in Northern Virginia. The real estate dictionary has over 500 pages of terms and understanding the difference between a Virginia broker and agent is one of the more important concepts. I find many agents do not understand the difference which may be the root of bigger problems, but I will save that for another blog. Below are the definitions important to know:

Real Estate Brokerage Firm- A corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship which is required to have a separate brokerage firm license to transact real estate.

Real Estate Broker or Principle Broker- Any person holding a broker’s license designated by the firm, who, for compensation or valuable consideration (i) sells or offers for sale, buys or offers to buy, or negotiates the purchase or sale or exchange of real estate, including units or interest in condominiums, cooperative interest, or time-shares in a time-share program even though they may be deemed to be securities, or (ii) leases or offers to lease, or rents or offers for rent, any real estate or the improvements thereon for others. This person is also responsible for all activities of the firm to ensure compliance with all license law and rules by all the firms licensees to include agents and associate brokers.



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Joey Remondino is a full time Realtor and Broker with StoneHouse Realty Inc. specializing in residential real estate in Northern Virginia including Vienna, Centreville, Chantilly, Falls Church, Gainesville, Mclean, Reston, Great Falls, Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties to name a few. Trained and experienced expert in Estate Homes, New Home Sales, Relocation, and commercial real estate. Joey can guide you through any real estate buying or selling process.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Men in Fairfax County Live Longest In The Country!

One would think that with the hustle and bustle of Northern VA life, combined with the worst traffic in the country, that health of the average resident would be diminished.  On many occasions I have helped homeowners sell their Northern VA home in hopes of moving to an area with less stress.  With this said, I was surprised when I discovered a recently released study of life expectancy statistics broken down into each county in the United States.  The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted the study and released it in July of this year.  There were a surprising number of Northern VA Communities in the top 20 of the Male and Female Life Expectancy List out of 3143 Counties.  (Based on 2010 Statistics and Broken Down By Sex)

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Joey Remondino has been featured on CBS, Washington Post, WUSA Channel 9, and Washingtonian as a Real Estate Expert and is a full time Realtor and Broker with StoneHouse Realty Inc. specializing in residential real estate in Northern Virginia including ViennaCentrevilleChantillyFalls ChurchGainesvilleMcleanRestonGreat FallsAlexandriaManassasManassas ParkPrince William, and Fairfax Counties to name a few. Trained and experienced expert in Estate Homes, New Home Sales, Relocation, and commercial real estate. Joey can guide you through any real estate buying or selling process.

To search the MLS for a home please click, Search The MLS.

For a free market report on listings and sales in any neighborhood in the Northern Va. area, sign up here MLS Market Snapshot

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Average Days on Market | Northern Virginia

Keep in mind, generally the higher the price range a home is in, the longer it takes to sell.  As you can see by this graph of all the homes that sold over the last year, the higher the price the longer the days on market.  this will help those who are considering to sell plan appropriately.


Monday, June 11, 2012

New Weekly Article - On a Mission || Home By Design Weekly Article

Please email me if you would like a free bi-monthly subscription to my Home by Design Magazine sent to your home in Northern VA. Here is an article from this months print.


New Weekly Article - On a Mission || Home By Design Weekly Article

Monday, April 30, 2012

What's The Diffrence Between a Pre Approval and Pre Qualification

Ok, This is my first attempt at a video Blog so i hope they will get even better from here.






Joey Remondino has been featured on CBS, Washington Post, WUSA Channel 9, and Washingtonian as a Real Estate Expert and is a full time Realtor and Broker with StoneHouse Realty Inc. specializing in residential real estate in Northern Virginia including Vienna, Centreville, Chantilly, Falls Church, Gainesville, Mclean, Reston, Great Falls, Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties to name a few. Trained and experienced expert listing and purchasing Estate Homes, New Home Sales, Relocation, and existing resale real estate. Joey can guide you through any real estate buying or selling process, contact me.
                                                                                                        
To search for a home please click, SearchFor Home Listings.

For a free market report on listings and sales in any neighborhood in the Northern Va. area, sign up here Market Snapshot