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Homes For Sale in Lake Ridge Virginia - Old Bridge Estates Subdivision
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on April 17, 2013 in Buyers Community First Time Buyers Military
Homes For Sale in Lake Ridge Virginia - Old Bridge Estates SubdivisionOld Bridge Estates Community Subdivision is a sidewalk community located in the Lake Ridge area which is made up of over 850 single family homes and townhomes.   This rolling hills community is nestled within a natural habitat of woods, ponds and streams.  

To find homes currently for sale in Lake Ridge, Virginia, click the photo above.

Located in Eastern Prince William County, the Old Bridge Estates Community Subdivision provides easy access to commuting options (bus, train, slug) for those working in the downtown Washington DC metropolitain area.  Read more about becoming a "slug" HERE.  

Easy access to three shopping centers (each containing a major grocery store) located within one mile of the main entrance at Old Bridge Road and Smoketown Road; The Festival, The Glen and Lake Ridge Commons at Hedges Run.

Restaurants including Chipotle, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, All American Steakhouse, Panera Bread, several Pizza shops, Subway, Quizno's, Ariang Japanese, Brittany's, Dairy Queen, and McDonalds and many more.  

Within one mile you will find gas stations, Walgreen's, CVS, Doctor Express Urgent Care, cleaners, Gold's Gym, hair and nail salons, School and Office Annex, UPS Store, ballet and dance studios, storage facilities, Lake Ridge Nursery and many other small businesses.

Old Bridge Estates Community - Lake Ridge, Virginia from Alicia Utz

Amenities provided by the Old Bridge Estates Home Owners Association include tot lots, walking trails and walkways, tennis courts, and a community pool.  The community pool hosts the local youth swim team; Old Bridge Estates Breakers.  

Local Schools include:  Prince William County Public Schools in addition to many private schools.  Great Schools.org is also another resource for local school information.  

OWL Volunteer Fire Department Station 14 is located within one mile and provides not only Fire services but also Emergency Medical Services.

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Open House - Sunday, 6 JAN - Home For Sale, Westridge Subdivision, Woodbridge Virginia
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on January 5, 2013 in Military Relocation First Time Buyers Buyers
Open House - Sunday, 6 JAN - Home For Sale, Westridge Subdivision, Woodbridge VirginiaWill you be relocating to Northern Virginia? You may want to consider Lake Ridge or Woodbridge Virginia. This is a great move-in ready home for you to see in Lake Ridge (Westridge Subdivision).  Priced at $400,000 with immediate delivery. Has updated kitchen appliances, new carpet, renovated master bath & new paint.  Fenced backyard backs to trees -- so bring your four legged best friend. 

Come out to take a look at this home on Sunday; January 6 from 1-3 p.m.

To read more information click photo below.

 

Are you coming to DC for a Military PCS move or DOD civilian relocation to Fort Belvoir, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Pentagon, Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, or Anacostia-Bolling?  If so, you can read additional Military Related articles by clicking here.

 As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families and DOD Civilians transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

Do you need help finding a home? Do you have a real estate question?

 Just ask Alicia

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog was written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

If you are relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I can help you find a home.

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Homes For Sale In the Osbourn Park High School District in Manassas and Woodbridge, Virginia
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 20, 2012 in Schools Military Relocation First Time Buyers Buyers
Homes For Sale In the Osbourn Park High School District in Manassas and Woodbridge, VirginiaAre you moving to Northern Virginia; Prince William County, Manassas or Woodbridge? To view current ACTIVE homes for sale listed in the MLS located in the Osbourn Park High School (OPHS) boundaries, click image below.

Osbourn Park High School is a part of the Prince William County Public Schools.  Click here to view the school district website for OPHS **The school does offer a Navy JROTC program.  CLICK HERE to view the website.   Great Schools scored OPHS with 7 out of 10 -- Click here to view ratings  US News and World Reports rated OPHS as 23rd in Virginia in their 2012 Best School report -- to read their ratings click here.

 

The school is located at:  8909 Euclid Avenue, Manassas, VA   20111   (703) 365-6500

 

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IMPORTANT:  PRIOR TO making a decision to buy/rent a home, you should always call the school district to verify the home you are interested in buying/renting is located in the school district boundaries.  You should also ask if the property will be in the same school boundaries for the following school year.

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Do you need help with finding a home? Do you have a real estate question?

 Just ask Alicia

 As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog was written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

If you are relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I can help you find a home.

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Homes For Sale in the Woodbridge High School District of Woodbridge, Virginia
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 20, 2012 in Schools Military Relocation First Time Buyers Buyers
Homes For Sale in the Woodbridge High School District of Woodbridge, VirginiaAre you moving to Northern Virginia; Prince William County, or Woodbridge?   To view current ACTIVE homes for sale in the MLS located in the Woodbridge High School (WHS) boundaries click image below.

Woodbridge High School is a part of the Prince William County Public Schools.  Click here to view the school district website for WHS  **The school does offer an Army JROTC program --  To view its website click here.

Great Schools scored WHS with 5 out of 10 -- Click here to view ratings.

The school is located at:  3001 Old Bridge Road  Woodbridge, VA 22192 

 (703) 497-8000

 

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IMPORTANT:  PRIOR TO making a decision to buy/rent a home, you should always call the school district to verify the home you are interested in buying/renting is located in the school district boundaries.  You should also ask if the property will be in the same school boundaries for the following school year.

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Do you need help with finding a home? Do you have a real estate question?

 Just ask Alicia

 As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog was written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

If you are relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I can help you find a home.

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Veterans Affairs Home Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 18, 2012 in Military Buyers
Veterans Affairs Home Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing LoanVeterans Affairs offers a refinancing option through their Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) program.   It is designed to allow Veterans to refinace their existing VA loan at a lower interest rate.  Doing so may save you hundreds of dollars on your monthly mortgage payment.   Interest rates remain quite low so now is a great time to take advantage of this program.   You will pay closing costs including a VA funding fee to refinance your existing mortgage; however, no appraisal is required by VA.

I have a client who lives in Woodbridge Virginia; they purchased their home in 2009 with a 4.5 interest rate.  By refinancing through this program they were able to save $470.00+ on their monthly mortgage payment.  

 

You should contact your current lender, as well as other mortgage professionals, to determine your IRRRL options. 

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If you would like to read more Military related topics click here.


Do you need help with finding a home? Do you have a real estate question?

 Just ask Alicia

 As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog was written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

If you are relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I can help you find a home.

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Military Basic Allowance for Housing Rates Announced for 2013
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 18, 2012 in Military Relocation Buyers
Military Basic Allowance for Housing Rates Announced for 2013The Department of Defense has released the 2013 BAH rates.  

Click the image below to access the DOD BAH Calculator

(Above image provided by MySpace,Proudly Supporting Our Troops)

These rates are calculated based on the "median" local rental costs including insurance and utilities.  These rates are not based on the cost to "purchase" a home. You have housing options.....

Option 1 -- you can live close to your duty station and use a greater amount of your allowance to pay for housing.  

Option 2 -- you can live futher away from your duty station and obtain housing at a much lower rate wherein you are able to save the difference between a lower housing cost and the BAH rate.


The following BAH example is for a Service Member living in Woodbridge, Virginia

(zip code 22192) and is based on the rank of E-6:

2013 BAH RATE E-6 With Dependants Without Dependants 2012 $1662 $1431 2013 $1911 $1482

 

Find out what's for sale right now in Woodbridge Virginia  Click here 

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Important note:

If your BAH allowance rate increases for 2013 you will receive the increased amount.

 

If your BAH rate for your area decreases for 2013 you will continue to receive the 2012 rate as long as you do not have an interruption in status.  Please check with the Military Housing Office to determine your status prior to making a housing decision.

 

If you would like to read more Military related topics click here.


Do you need help with finding a home? Do you have a real estate question?  Just ask Alicia

 As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog was written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Homes For Sale Near Marine Corps Base Quantico Virginia Priced Less Than $350,000
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 16, 2012 in Military Relocation Buyers
Homes For Sale Near Marine Corps Base Quantico Virginia Priced Less Than $350,000

Are you relocating to the National Capital Region because you are assigned to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico?  

As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

 If you are a DOD Civilian or active duty Military personnel, these communities are within a 5-7 mile commute from MCBQ and are located in Prince William County:

Woodbridge Dale City Dumfries Triangle Stafford

To find current, ACTIVE Homes for Sale in the Quantico area, please click on the photo below.

Do you need help with finding a home?  Do you have a question?

Just ask Alicia

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog is written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

If you are relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I can help you find a home.

Find out what's for sale Right now in Woodbridge Virginia  Click here 

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Homes for Sale Near Fort Belvoir, Virginia Priced Less Than $450,000
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 13, 2012 in Military Relocation Buyers
Homes for Sale Near Fort Belvoir, Virginia Priced Less Than $450,000

Are you relocating to the National Capital Region because you are assigned to Fort Belvoir?  

As a Military Spouse, I take great pride in assisting Military Families transition to their new duty station in the National Capital Region!

 If you are a DOD Civilian or active duty Military personnel, these communities are within a 5-7 mile commute from Fort Belvoir and are located in Fairfax County:

Lorton Alexandria/Kingstown Springfield

To find current, ACTIVE Homes for Sale in the Fort Belvoir area, please click on the photo below.

 

Do you need help with finding a home?  Do you have a question?

Just ask Alicia

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® Licensed in Virginia

 

14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

Note: This real estate blog is written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

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Tips for Obtaining Rental Property in the Northern Virginia Area
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 4, 2012 in Military Relocation
Tips for Obtaining Rental Property in the Northern Virginia Area

In order to make the relocation process a smooth transition, you should do the following prior to moving:

Know your credit score - A credit report from any of the 3 credit reporting agencies; Equifax, Experian or TransUnion will be accepted. If you do not have a copy of your credit report, you may obtain a FREE report online click here or obtain your credit score online click here Have your last two pay stubs ready to submit with the application. Landlords require the first month's rent AND the security deposit (usually equal to one month's rent) up front at the time you sign the lease, usually these amounts are via certified funds. Real estate offices and property management companies will require an application fee to pull your credit report. Fees range from $50 - $85 per adult who will be living at the property. Pets -- If you have a pet you should be prepared to pay a $500 deposit upon signing the lease.  Many times the pet deposit depends on the size and number of animals you will have living with you in the rental property. Write a letter to have ready to submit with your application covering an explanation of any of the following: Divorce, Transfer, Raise, or New Chapter in your life. Prior to relocaing, you should contact a local Real Estate Agent located in the area you would like to live.  You can obtain a list of rental property currently available through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS.) This will allow you to know how far your $$$ will go for a specific area. Be ready to complete a Rental Application for the State of Virginia.   

The above steps will go far to ensure a smooth transition for you and your family when relocating to the Washington, D.C.

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Dumfries Health Clinic Opened For Active Duty and Retired Military and Their Families
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on December 4, 2012 in Community Military Health Care
Dumfries Health Clinic Opened For Active Duty and Retired Military and Their Families

The Dumfries Health Center opened during the Summer of 2012 to service Active Duty and Retired Military and their Families.  

The DUMFRIES HEALTH CENTER is a part of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.  To find out how to register with the Dumfries Health Clinic, click the photo below of the Pence Gate at Fort Belvoir.

The clinic's new location is 3700 Fettler Park Drive, Dumfries, VA   22025  (The new location replaces the previous location located on Smoketown Road in Woodbridge, Virginia.)

The Dumfries Health Center provides services for local area residents in Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, and Dumfries.  Prior to utilizing this clinic, you must be registered with the Dumfries Health Center.  

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Closed on Sundays

The Dumfries Health Center provides the following healthcare services:

Primary Care, Orthopedics, OB/GYN, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Occuapational Therapy, Labroatory, Pharmacy and Radiology.

As a Military spouse I take great pride in assisting other Military Families as they tranistion to a new duty station in the National Capital Region.

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Note: This real estate blog is written by Alicia Utz, REALTOR®  and is my opinion and may not be the opinion of Exit Choice Realty located in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Do you need help with finding a home?  Do you have a real estate related question?

Just ask Alicia

Alicia Utz.......HousesByA2z.com

Full-Time REALTOR® 

 14067 Crown Court

Woodbridge,  VA   22193

cell 703-232-5766

office 703-350-4990

I provide residential real estate services as a Buyer's Agent in the following areas in Northern Virginia:

Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Lorton, Alexandria, Kingstowne, Woodbridge, Manassas, Dumfries, Occoquan, and Dale City

If you are relocating to the Northern Virginia area, I can help you find a home.

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Veterans Day 2012 - Resources, Activities, Events, and Discounts
Posted by Alicia Utz, Realtor on November 9, 2012 in Community Military Sellers Buyers
Veterans Day 2012 - Resources, Activities, Events, and Discounts

 

Northern Virginia Veterans Day Activies and Events

I am looking forward to watching this tribute to Veterans on Sunday; 11 NOV 2012 on PBS.  Please share this video with others who would also enjoy watching the program.

In this fast paced age of technology, information is transmitted over the internet in a blink of an eye.  I am always amazed at the amount of information and resources available at our fingertips.  This morning, I was exploring the Department of Veterans Affairs website and found a page that provides Veterans with weekly news videos on how to utilize the benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Click here to view the VA News Channel on You Tube.   

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Are you ready for a parade?

  

 Manassas Virginia will be hosting their Veterans Day Parade on Sunday; 11 NOV 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Click here for more information.  It is touted to be the largest in Northern Virginia.

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Many businesses and restaurants provide discounted goods and services to Veterans in honor of their service to our country.Click on any of the links below to find out more. 

http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/

http://militaryandveteransdiscounts.com/veterans_day_discounts.html

http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2012/10/veterans-day-discounts-and-freebies-2012/

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As a military spouse and a member of the Woodbridge, Virginia community, I assist Veterans as they navigate the home buying process. It is a great honor for me to serve our active duty and retired Service Members in my community.

Do you need help with finding a home in Northern Virginia?    Find out what's for sale Right now in Woodbridge Virginia  Click here 


Do you own a home in Northern Virginia and are thinking it is time to sell???  I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Competitive Market Analysis for your home.


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