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Real Estate Market Trends of 2017 to Date EXIT Heritage Realty Featured Properties Haymarket Day 2017! Haymarket Area Christmas Events & Happenings Homeowner Improvement & Service Directory 2017 Daytime Real Estate Seminars & Training Meet the EXIT Heritage Realty Agents Attracting Millennial Buyers to Haymarket Area Market Watch: Q3 2017 Published by

EXIT HERITAGE REALTY Bryan Garcia, Principal Broker

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Emergency Preparedness in Virginia

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ver the last several months we have seen some major weather events across the nation and beyond. The overwhelming destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria illustrates how vast the impact of a disaster can be. September was Preparedness Month, which is observed nationwide as a good reminder to consider making plans for protecting your families, pets, homes and communities in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. We are fortunate to live in an area that is not prone to major hurricane damage or widespread flooding, however we have had our share of crazy micro bursts, spot flooding and heavy snow. Other threats, although less likely, may include fires, widespread power outages, chemical/hazmat and earthquakes. We realize after watching disasters, how vulnerable we can be without electricity or communications, even for short periods of time. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management outlines at vaemergency.gov how to best prepare for natural disasters and emergencies and how to find resources for recovery action plans. The VDEM recommends that preparedness includes

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having an emergency plan in place and having an emergency supply kit assembled. Emergency Supply Kit - Assemble a three day supply of water and non-perishable food (one gallon of water per person, per day), a battery or crank powered radio and a first aid kit. Other items may include flashlights, batteries, phone chargers, extra contact lenses or glasses, extra supply of prescriptions and special items for babies, elderly and disabled. Make a Plan - Take steps to prepare your family for an emergency by establishing meeting places, designating emergency contacts and recording medical information. Don’t forget to plan for your pets too! Stay Informed - Make sure you have the most up-to-date information on winter storm watches, warnings and road conditions. Listen to local media for information and instructions. Call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for updates. Download the following apps for your mobile device to have for emergencies: • NOAA Weather Radar & Alerts • VDOT 511 Virginia Traffic • Emergency: Alerts American Red Cross • First Aid by American Red Cross • PocketCPR

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DID YOU KNOW? According to a recent Inc. Magazine article, of all home buyers nationwide in 2016, 66% of them were first-time home buyers and of those, 34% were Millennials (ages 20 to 36). 65% of Millennials say convenient location to their job is the most important factor in searching for a community. See article on Page 12: How do we attract millennial home buyers to Haymarket area?

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ater in this issue, on page 12, we take a look at what younger home buyers in the market are looking for in community and home. We are finally starting to see the Millennial generation hit the home buying market, so I thought it might be interesting to see if there is an impact in real estate market news for home sales in our area. Without further research and data, it's hard to know exactly what the age range is for recent home buyers. But, in a general sense, it is safe to assume that most younger buyers and first-time home buyers are buying homes between $300,000 and $500,000, and in our area that is predominantly townhouses (attached homes). As we look at the real estate market data for 2017 year to date, with the exception of Gainesville, attached home

sales has increased over 5% in Prince William County and over 11% in Haymarket! But, before we go too far with this, all home sales have increased in these areas, it has been a good year for home sales in general. But, it is worthy to note that the Average Sold Price of attached homes went up substantially, in fact at a higher rate than detached homes, in all three regions. This means the demand for attached homes has increased. The other good news is the Days on the Market. The Median Days on the Market continues to drop in our region, especially in Haymarket, it dropped from 42 days to 20 days. While higher priced, larger homes still lag behind in Days on Market, there were 6 home sales this year in Haymarket and 3 in Gainesville priced over $1 million.

2017 YEAR TO DATE - January through September 2017 Gainesville Sold Homes Attached Units Sold Attached Avg Sold Price Detached Units Sold Detached Avg Sold Price Median Days on the Market (all)

2017 638 231 $333,385 407 $518,665 18

Haymarket 2017 Sold Homes Attached Units Sold Attached Avg Sold Price Detached Units Sold Detached Avg Sold Price Median Days on the Market (all)

481 151 $368,745 330 $574,395 20

Prince William County 2017 Sold Homes Attached Units Sold Attached Avg Sold Price Detached Units Sold Detached Avg Sold Price Median Days on the Market (all)

5990 2606 $288,471 3384 $446,132 14

2016 603 235 $310,879 367 $502,451 25

Difference +5.80% -1.7% +7.24% +10.9% +3.23% -28%

2016 434 136 $354,831 298 $575,553 42

Difference +10.83% +11.03% +3.92% +10.74% -0.20% -52.4%

2016 5740 2467 $274,880 3272 $428,628 21

Difference +4.36% +5.63% +4.94% +3.42% +4.08% -33.3%


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3815 Delashmutt Drive, Haymarket Listed by Jason Grant $1,475,000 ~ Text E31028 to 85377

15749 Rothschild Court, Haymarket Listed by Bryan Garcia $699,301 ~ Text E1759 to 85377

13334 Packard Drive, Woodbridge Listed by The Cloud Team $599,990 ~ Text E2133 to 85377

837 Apple Orchard Drive, Linden, VA Listed by Melissa Hunt $189,900 ~ Text E58428 to 85377

46345 Sheel Terrace, Sterling, VA Listed by Bryan Garcia $375,000 ~ Text E1758 to 85377

11353 Crest Lane, Bealeton, VA Listed by Bryan Garcia $325,000 ~ UNDER CONTRACT

14535 John Marshall Hwy, Gainesville Listed by Bryan Garcia $390,000 ~ Text E1757 to 85377

13121 Marsh Road, Bealeton Listed by Marletha Dyer $299,900 ~ Text E49158 to 85377

25 Madison Street, Warrenton, VA Listed by Bryan Garcia $299,000 ~ Coming Soon

6675 Fayette Street, Haymarket Listed by Tracylynn Pater $550,000 ~ Text E58589 to 85377

100 Marshall Street, Marshall, VA Listed by Tracylynn Pater $269,900 ~ Text E57287 to 85377

14950 Washington Street, Haymarket Listed by Gerry Kennedy Rental $8,103 ~ Text E42967 to 85377

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Haymarket Area Christmas Events & Holiday Happenings It's hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Here is an assortment of Christmas events around Haymarket and Northern Virginia that will surely bring the holiday spirit to your family.

Northern Virginia Artisan Christmas Market Friday to Sunday, November 10 to 12 Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA If you are looking for that unique, artistic gift, this is the place to find it. This annual holiday show features more than 250 fine artisans from more than 20 states. They offer a diverse selection of fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, photography, fiber arts and vintage re-creations as well as thousands of one-of-kind Christmas collectibles. Taste of the Holidays specialty food vendors will also offer gift-packaged gourmet fare. A major food drive benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank is held during this event each year by offering $1 off admission to attendees donating cans of non-perishable food. Visit www. emgshows.com/anvcm for more details.

to recommend pairings for holiday entertaining. Whether you are an entrySelect Saturdays, November & December level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine Cork & Fork, Gainesville, VA connoisseur, all are welcome to share wine, With so many wines out there to choose stories and laughter. Cork & Fork brings in from, how do we know what to pick for a guest wine speakers to present their most holiday meal or party? Cork & Fork, located beloved wines. These tastings and classes on Atlas Walk in Gainesville, is holding allow for the most genuine insight possible wine tasting events specifically designed (continued on next page)

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into the world of wine from the perspective of highly trained wine professionals. Cost is $5 per person and registration is required. Visit vagateway.com/events. November 18: Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving December 16: Pinot Noirs and Champagnes for Christmas December 30: Sparkling wine for the New Year

Merrifield Holiday Events Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA Ladies Night Out Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Get the ladies together and head over to the sixth-annual Ladies Night Out. On this night, Merrifield Garden Center unveils their Christmas Shop and pampers everyone with tasty appetizers, wine tasting and holiday music. This is a very popular event and it does get crowded, so plan to arrive early to see it all! Holiday Open House November 24, 25 & 26 - All Day The weekend after Thanksgiving is the time to get into the spirit of Christmas! Bring your friends and family to enjoy tasty treats and ongoing demonstrations. Explore the unique ornament collection, festive fresh-cut trees and greens, hand-crafted wreaths and arrangements, and gifts for everyone on your list. Santa also arrives this weekend. (Photo above courtesy of Merrifield Garden Center)

Prince William Turkey Trot Thursday, November 23 Turkey Trot 5K at 8:30 AM 1 Mile Run/Walk at 9:30 AM Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center Manassas, VA Be ready to enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey feast by starting the day in this family-friendly event and celebration. You don’t have to be an avid runner to participate, just come out and do your best. The one mile race is geared towards the youth but all ages and abilities are welcome and beginners are encouraged. Get creative with themed gear like turkey attire, pilgrim wear, feathers and frocks – which makes this run all the more fun. The festivities include DJ music, best costume awards, and the world famous finish line envelopes featuring the random “Golden Ticket Award”. The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center will graciously open its facility so participants and spectators can stay warm before and after the race. Please note that this race is not timed. All registered runners will receive a custom race bib and short-sleeved T-shirt. In addition, all youth race

finishers ages 14 & under will receive a race medal. Registration does fill quickly so register now. For more information and to sign up, visit www.funrunracing.com.

Bull Run Festival of Lights November 22 to January 7 Bull Run Regional Park Centreville, VA You have probably seen this in years past as you drove by on I-66. If you haven’t been through yet, give it a whirl. If you have, it’s still a family favorite and annual tradition worth repeating. Drive through 2.5 miles of enchanting holiday displays with more than 40,000 animated lights set to music. After viewing the lights, you can visit the Winter Wonderland Holiday Village that includes amusement rides, an ice skating rink, entertainment, shopping, food and more. Visit the website at BullRunFestivalofLights.com for hours and prices and be sure to download a $5 off weekday admission coupon.


COMMUNITY The Nutcracker Friday, November 24 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, November 25 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas Virginia National Ballet/Gainesville Ballet School presents its annual Nutcracker at Hylton. Over the past 12 years, this event has transitioned into an amazing production with stellar dancers, traditional choreography and beautiful, lush sets and costumes. The cast of award-winning, international professional dancers are joined by the Junior Company and students of Gainesville Ballet School, including many local residents. Artistic Director and choreographer, Rafik Hegab, a rising star in the dance world and a frequent guest choreographer in the Metro D.C. area, has received rave reviews for his work. Family-priced tickets are available at the Hylton Box Office or online at hyltoncenter.org. (Photo below right, courtesy of Gainesville Ballet School.)

Warrenton Christmas Parade Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m. Historic Main Street, Warrenton The Warrenton Christmas Parade is returning after winning the “Best Annual Event” for a fifth year in a row by the Piedmont Lifestyle Magazine community of voters. The parade will travel down historic Main Street passing thousands of spectators who come out each year to celebrate. Santa Claus will glide down Main Street in his one horse open sleigh towards Gum Drop Square at the John Barton Payne Building and will be available for visits after the parade. Mayor Powell Duggan and his special guest will illuminate the town Christmas tree on the courthouse steps followed by exhilarating fireworks. Learn more at WarrentonChristmasParade.com.

Christmas in Middleburg Friday to Sunday, December 1 to 3 Downtown Middleburg, VA On the first Saturday in December this quaint, historic town transforms into a magical Christmas experience like no

Bryan Garcia, EXIT Heritage Realty | 703-517-2574 other. It’s Christmas in Middleburg and it’s the perfect setting for bringing on the Christmas spirit with a tree lighting (Friday night), a Christmas parade (Saturday) and Foxcroft Pageant (Sunday). Enjoy shopping, caroling, and so much more during this fun-filled, family festival which also includes activities, special events, great eats and the famous Middleburg Hunt Review. Afterwards, experience a Middleburg evening in one of Middleburg's charming bistros, cafes, pubs, and restaurants joining in the Spirits of Middleburg. Visit www. christmasinmiddleburg.org

Haymarket Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. Washington Street, Haymarket Gather with friends and family for this free annual event. Enjoy hot cocoa and cider as well as ‘A Taste of Haymarket,’ hear carols and musical performances, and roast marshmallows over the bonfire in front of Town Hall. Don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride through town. The Town Museum stays open all day with a holidaythemed exhibit, and the tree is lit at dusk. Visit TownofHaymarket.org for more info.

American Festival Pops Orchestra Holiday Pops: Sounds of the Season Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra will surely ignite the holiday spirit with its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This festive evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride,” and inspires a rousing sing-a-long for audience members. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth. Visit hyltoncenter.org for more information and tickets. "Begin your Christmas season in peace and love so that maybe we’ll all find ourselves saying, “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol


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How Do We Attract Millennial Home Buyers? What will bring twenty- and thirty-somethings to Haymarket and Gainesville as first-time home buyers? By Jamie Shalvey, guest contributor

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ith all the chatter about the Millennial Generation emerging as the largest percentage of firsttime home buyers, it might be interesting to consider what will attract them to our area. Many area residents have been here long enough to raise families, send their kids off to college (either in-state or outof-state) and now have twenty-somethings who fall into this generational status. Will these millennials eventually come home to Gainesville and Haymarket and settle in one of our suburban communities? Furthermore, what will attract twenty- and thirty-somethings to homes for sale in our area and other suburban areas across the country? What are the trends in affordable housing for millennial first-time home buyers and what features will they look for in both a home and a community? Understanding the wants and needs of this generation may prompt more local involvement in our community as it applies to planning our towns, businesses and infrastructure. It can also help homeowners plan for upgrades and home buying as they look to the future for resale value. We spoke to Jamie Shalvey, a 2016 graduate of University of Virginia and 2012 graduate of Battlefield High School. Jamie moved to Boston, MA after graduation and currently works as a Community Planning Assistant with JM Goldson Community Preservation + Planning Consulting Group. Jamie made this contribution based on her knowledge, research and personal experience: A recent survey commissioned by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation revealed that millennials tend to value a mix of

old buildings and new ones, somewhat disproving the widely held belief that the millennial generation will be drawn to all things shiny and new. According to this survey, 52 percent of millennials view historic preservation as important to engaging in authentic experience and preserving a sense of community. In the Boston area, where historic preservation is always on the mind of planners, the revitalization of historic buildings into apartments or multi-family affordable units has been a popular means of efficiently using space and resources to create affordable units that will be desirable to residents both young and old. Along with the trend towards living, shopping, and dining in historically

inexpensively and in a smaller space. Furthermore, the millennial generation seeks the ability to walk or bike to stores, restaurants, and town centers. Walking paths and bike infrastructure are important to many active young people when looking at buying a home, and a close proximity to town centers is desirable. Top-of-shop housing, like one might see in many town centers, is increasingly attractive to young couples and renters who hope to be able to walk to the grocery store or to a local coffee shop. Affordability, lastly, is a key factor that most young adults look for in a potential ownership unit. With housing prices rising across the country, it is becoming increasingly difficult for young people to

preserved areas, millennials are increasingly drawn to smaller units with less yard space, seeking functionality and minimalism over sprawling space inside and out. In densely populated areas, such as downtown centers of towns similar to Haymarket, more and more large and often old homes are being converted to multi-family, with two or three apartments making way for more families or young couples to enjoy the space. Accessory apartments above garages or in the yards of homes are being used as well, as a way for young couples or elderly relatives to live

make the move to buy a home. As one of the US’s wealthiest counties, Prince Williams County has limited affordable options, making it sometimes impossible for millennials to find reasonably priced housing. However, an increase in apartments, multi-family housing, town houses, and accessory apartments in towns like Haymarket and Gainesville that have access to bustling, historical town centers could draw in millennials and help create a diverse, vibrant community that people of all ages and backgrounds can be a part of.


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New Construction is for Sale in Downtown Haymarket

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f you've driven down Washington Street through Haymarket, you may have noticed the new home construction on Bleight Drive, right next to the QBE Building (old Pace West School) and Cookies and Cream ice cream shop. The grey home on the corner, 6748 Bleight Drive is the Willow Model and was sold by Bryan Garcia of EXIT Heritage Realty, representing the buyers. This home was the first of five homes on this street, in which two remaining homes are currently for sale. The Sycamore Model and the Ash Model (lots 49 and 50) are now available. These unique homes are part of the Villages of Haymarket development by Oakridge Communities. The land behind these new homes, recently referred to as the Harrover Property, is now the Haymarket Community Park and is scheduled for town updates in the future.

Both homes that are available have gorgeous, two-story windows on the back stairwell that overlook the park, town, mountains and sunset. Oakridge Communities will be conforming to the architectural features that have been established by the historic Craftsman-style homes. The size of these homes and location is ideal for folks looking for town access, new construction homes at a townhome price.

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Third Quarter 2017 Real Estate Sales Here are the real estate sales results for ALL home types in Haymarket and Gainesville for the Third Quarter of 2017.

July to September 2017

HAYMARKET

GAINESVILLE

Number of Properties Sold % Change from same month in 2016

168 -3.4%

226 +4.6%

Median Sold Price % Change from same month in 2016

$592,500 +3.5%

$542,500 +10.7%

DOMP (Median Days on Market) % Change from same month in 2016

31 -24.4%

35 +13%

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Below are the real estate market stats for some of the larger subdivisions in Haymarket and Gainesville. They are for the year to date, so they are for the first three quarters of 2017. Each time I publish this data, there are inconsistencies and it's hard to find distinct trends because each neighborhood is different and the prices of homes in these neighborhoods range considerably. Nonetheless, there are some consistencies with what we are seeing across all home types in the region and that is Days on the Market. To date, homes are selling faster this year compared to last year, so that is a positive trend! (Note: Evergreen is always an exception because it is a small community.)

Haymarket Subdivisions 2017 YTD (JANUARY to SEPTEMBER)

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Don't See Your Neighborhood? DOMINION VALLEY*

EVERGREEN

PIEDMONT

Number of Properties Sold % Change from 2016 YTD

137 +18%

5 -38%

72 -21%

Median Sold Price % Change from 2016 YTD

$549,900 -2.7%

680,000 -2.1%

$572,450 +7%

33 -40%

116 +93%

34 -8%

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LAKE MANASSAS

VIRGINIA OAKS

OAK VALLEY

Number of Properties Sold % Change from 2016 YTD

32 +52%

28 +12%

16 +6.7%

Median Sold Price % Change from 2016 YTD

$638,950 +8.3%

$500,000 +5.5%

$650,000 +4%

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56 -68%

28 -43%

13 -46%

DOMP (Median Days on Market) % Change from 2016 YTD *Does not include Regency at Dominion Valley.

Gainesville Subdivisions 2017 YTD (JANUARY to SEPTEMBER)

DOMP (Median Days on Market) % Change from 2016 YTD

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