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Real Estate Market Trends for Q1 2017 EXIT Heritage Realty Featured Properties Favorite Spring Festivals and Weekend Events 2017 Homeowner Improvement & Service Directory 2017 How to Start a Real Estate Business from Home Meet the EXIT Heritage Realty Agents Tips and Advice: How to Get That Fixer Upper Look and Feel Market Watch: March 2016 Published by

EXIT HERITAGE REALTY Bryan Garcia, Principal Broker

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Real Estate & Community News from EXIT Heritage Realty and Bryan Garcia, Principal Broker Spring 2017

Things to Watch in Local Real Estate 2017

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redicting real estate trends is tricky, especially in our region. We can watch what’s happening on the national front, however, our specific location has it’s own influences – proximity to the nation’s capital, a low unemployment rate and continued population growth. Some things are consistent everywhere though, like the shift in generations and home buying trends. These things will affect the national real estate market, as well as our local market. Here are a couple of things I think we will notice as the future unfolds. First, Millennials and Baby Boomers are finally moving. The two largest generations in history are both approaching life stages that motivate people to buy a home: marriage, children, empty nesting and retirement. We’ve been waiting for the Millennial generation (approximately ages 21 to 37) to surge in the market but due to school debt, home prices and mortgage accessibility, many have held off. Now that's changing. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2016, first-time home buyers made up 40% of home sales and their median age was 32. Boomers, now ages 53 to 71, are also moving. The older ones in the range are moving into retirement and active adult

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communities and younger ones, empty nesters, seem to be seeking smaller homes, lower maintenance and cost, or change in location. How are these shifts affecting our local real estate market? Well, we're seeing townhomes, smaller homes and older homes selling fast, to both generations. Yet, the larger homes, those that many of our Baby Boomers raised families in over the past 15 years, are not selling as quickly. I’m seeing this everyday. Which brings me to the second thing, inventory. Total housing inventory in the country at the end of February was 6.4 percent lower than a year ago and has fallen year-overyear for 21 straight months. However, while inventory did slow down last year in our area, it is back up in 2017 compared to 2016. Furthermore, existing inventory, as well as home sales, seems to reflect the generation shifts we're seeing. As of mid-April there were 132 homes for sale in Haymarket. Of those, 75 were priced over $600,000 and 57 priced below. When you see the actual SOLD homes in these ranges (next page), you will find that these higherpriced, larger homes are not selling like the smaller homes are. Buyers seem to be looking for smaller, more efficient and less expensive. (Continued on next page.)

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Haymarket Home Sales were up

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Year-to-Date 2017 compared to same period in 2017.

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Do you want to know the value of your home? A Zillow "Zestimate" may be a helpful start in determining the value of your home, but it's probably not accurate. Zillow openly states that their estimates can be off by up to 20%. For an accurate assessment of the value of your home, contact Bryan for a free Competitive Market Analysis. Email Bryan Garcia at BryanGarcia@exitheritage.com or call 703-517-2574. Market Watch Source: RBI Real Estate Business Intelligence

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2017 Real Estate Market in Review

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here are some very interesting findings in the Real Estate Market in Review for the First Quarter of 2017 (January through March). If you look at the chart below, you will see that the real estate market in Haymarket and Gainesville is doing great so far this year! Look at Sold Homes, up 22.9% in Haymarket and 11% in Gainesville. The Sold Price has also increased, but the real biggie is Days on Market, it has dropped substantially these first couple of months. Also, unlike national trends, we have seen an increase in inventory, which is

good for buyers, but not always as good for sellers. The REALLY interesting data is the Sold Homes by Price Range. Look at the chart below for these numbers. In Haymarket, 83 homes sold below $600,000 and only 24 above. That span was even greater in Gainesville, with 136 sold homes UNDER $600,000 compared to just 15 above. This all confirms what I am talking about in my cover story. There is a distinct shift in buyers in our market right now and they are out there buying, but not so much in the higher ranges.

2017 YEAR TO DATE - January through March 2017 (all home types) Haymarket

2017 2016 Sold Homes 107 87 Median Sold Price $470,000 $465,000 New Listings 261 246 Median Days on the Market 33 74 Under $600,000 Sold Homes by Price Range 83

Difference +22.9% +.88% +6.1% -55.4% Over $600,000 24

Gainesville 2017

Difference +11% +4.1% +6.1% -46% Over $600,000 15

2016 Sold Homes 151 136 Median Sold Price $440,000 $422,500 New Listings 295 278 Median Days on the Market 27 50 Under $600,000 Sold Homes by Price Range 136

Things to Watch 2017 (continued from cover) The third thing to watch in 2017 is buying habits among the “movers”. A term I just recently learned about is “surban” meaning “a suburban area that has the feel of urban, with walkability to retail and recreation”. Urban planners call these areas “mixed use,” but surban better describes the mix of urban and suburban living. It’s a national trend, but we can see it infiltrating into our communities. Home sales around Virginia Gateway and other

shopping centers are flourishing, more and more people are working from home, and the demand for walkability is increasing. The new VDOT project at Route 15 and I-66 will include a walk/bike trail that will connect downtown Haymarket to points north on Route 15 and the town is making community infrastructure improvements as well. It will be interesting to watch home sales in 2017 considering these factors.


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Our Favorite Spring Festivals & Weekend Events 2017 From art to music to sports to wine, there is something for everyone Assembling a list of things to do during the Spring months in Haymarket and

regions beyond is always easy, because there is so much going on. Although, there's not enough room for everything. I start with the local area – Haymarket, Manassas and Warrenton – and then look for festivals and events that would make a good day trip or weekend getaway. Some of these things I've done with my family in years past, and others just look like a blast, so I thought I'd share. Hope you get to try some!

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Warrenton's May Day Festival Saturday, April 29th 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Main Street in Old Town Warrenton Take a short drive to Warrenton for their annual Spring celebration – something the whole family will enjoy. Main Street will be the scene of artists and performers with live music on both ends of the street. Take in some shopping and dining as restaurants and stores will be offering specials. Kicking off the celebration will be the Fauquier Community Band – a true “community” band that's open to all players without audition. May Day is presented by the Fauquier Arts Council, Old Town Merchants, Partnership for Warrenton, Warrenton Parks & Rec and Discovery Publications.

Much Ado About Art Festival Friday, May 5th to Sunday, May 7th Friday from 5:00 PM to Sunday 4:00 PM Historic Downtown Manassas This weekend long Art Festival begins with Friday Night Gallery Walk where juried artists will be placed throughout downtown businesses. The festivities continue into Saturday with Manassas Reads – a literary arts segment held at Harris Pavilion – painting class, featured artists and a free concert at 7:00 p.m. Sunday is community day filled with performances from local dance troops, choirs and more. For more information visit visitmanassas.org/event.

Atlantic Coast Kite Flying Festival Saturday, May 6th 10 AM to 4 PM 16th to 18th Street, Virginia Beach, VA Here’s a good excuse to take a trip to the beach for the weekend before the summer crowds hit. The Kite Festival is an exciting weekend of high-flying kites for partici-


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pants and spectators of all ages. The event includes kite demonstrations to music, contests, flying lessons and kite building workshops for a small fee. “Big” kite flyers from across the country travel to this festival to fly their giant kites. It’s a sight to be seen, with the backdrop of the beautiful ocean. Visit virginiabeach.com under Events.

Shenandoah Apple Blossom 10 Day Festival April 28th to May 7th Multiple locations and times Downtown Winchester, VA Go for a day or plan to spend a couple of days at this festival celebrating our spring blooms. This festival has been named a “Top 25” Spring Festival by Expedia. Spread out over ten days, there are all kinds of things going on so check the website for days and time. Some of the events include a carnival, Got Talent Concert, amateur tennis tournament, wine festival, oldies and other genres dance parties with live bands, golf classic tournament, apple pie baking contest, upscale seafood wine and food experience, jazz and concert ensembles, Apple Blossom Parade, 10K race, car show, arts and crafts show … the list goes on! Visit thebloom.com to plan your visit. Top Right: Virginia Gold Cup, photo by Isabel Kurek. Bottom Left to Right: Scenes from Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, photos courtesy of Rick Ours, Co-Chair Promotions & Publicity.

Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase Saturday, May 6th, 2017 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Great Meadow, The Plains The annual Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechasing Classic has become a tradition since 1922. For those unfamiliar with this kind of race, steeplechase (which originated in Ireland) is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Today, the Gold Cup has made steeplechasing one of the most prestigious sports in America, with the Great Meadow racecourse named “the crown jewel of American steeplechasing”. The event attracts thousands of spec-

tators celebrating the tradition of racing and the rites of spring, with dazzling tailgate parties and hat contests. Activities also include terrier races, shopping, wagering, and eight races. Food trucks, drinks and catering is available. Visit vagoldcup.com for ticket prices and more information.


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Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart

will keep the kids busy all day. There are also tours available and international dance and music performances throughout the weekend. Visit allhallowsguild.org

Friday, May 6th, 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday, May 7th, 10 AM to 5 PM National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. The Annual Flower Mart at the National Cathedral in D.C. offers beauty, history, culture … and fun! Inside the Cathedral the beautiful “Flowers Around the World” floral displays make the Nave even more breathtaking. Floral arrangements created by Washington Embassies give a rare look at countries around the world through flowers. Viewing the displays on both days

Haymarket Car Show

is free. And there’s so much more – over 80 vendor booths include books, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and a variety of foods including lobster rolls. An antique carousel, puppet shows, games and rides

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Saturday, May 13th 2 PM to 6 PM Entry Fee for Cars: $10.00 14600 Washington Street, Haymarket This one is right at home! The Haymarket Police Department, in partnership with the QBE Foundation and State Farm, is sponsoring a Car Show at the QBE property on Washington Street. The proceeds will be going to the families of fallen officers. There will be a band, food trucks and Cookies and Cream will be open for business. Officer Coire Oneal has organized this event as an opportunity for the community to come out and support this worthy cause – all while enjoying the variety of show cars, food and music! Visit the Haymarket Police Department’s Facebook Page and be sure to LIKE it to stay up to date on local news and important updates.

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The Haymarket Farmers Market will be held at 15000 in the Town Hall parking Lot. During colder weather, it moves to 14710 Washington Street. Check the Town Calendar to confirm location during the in-between months. The Haymarket Farmers Market has become a go-to weekend event for local shoppers during the warmer months of the year. It features Virginia-grown products only and offers a bountiful selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and other local products. The Haymarket Farmers Market is run by the Town of Haymarket and vendors are welcome to participate by contacting the Town Hall at www.townofhaymarket.org.

Haymarket Medical Center 15225 Heathcote Blvd., Gainesville Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 4th through end of October The Exit 40 Farmers Market, formerly the Haymarket Thursday Afternoon Market, is ready for it's second season at the Haymarket Novant Health/UVA Medical Center, Thursdays May through October from 2:30 - 6:30 PM. In addition to the fresh, local produce, crafts, and artisan foods, the market boasts grilled food from Dancing Cow Farm, who raises her own pork and beef to grill on-site for her delicious sandwiches.

Saturday and Sunday, May 20th & 21st 10 AM to 5 PM Reston Town Center, Reston, VA This is one of the best fine arts festivals around, known for high quality level of art in all mediums - painting, jewelry, pottery, wood, sculpture and more. Since 1991, the nonprofit Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) has produced the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, and it has become its largest annual fundraiser supporting the arts. All interior streets in Reston Town Center are reserved for pedestrians only during the Festival and the eleven-block art walk features more than 200 of the nation’s best artists and offers patrons the opportunity to view and purchase original art directly from the participating artists. There is also a Family At Park event for budding artists. Look for the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival on Facebook.


COMMUNITY Dominion Riverrock Sports Festival 2017 Wednesday to Saturday, May 17th to 21st Richmond Waterfront, Richmond, VA Events run all day at various locations Dominion Riverrock, organized by Sports Backers and Venture Richmond Events LLC, puts the James River and downtown Richmond on display. From music to mud pits, bikes to beer, SUPs to pups, and climbing to kayaks, it’s a blast! Rock the day and night away, watch professional athletes thrill the crowd, and maybe even get a little

Bryan Garcia, EXIT Heritage Realty | 703-517-2574 dirty yourself. Held at various venues along the waterfront, the weekend includes a 5k mud run, mountain bike race, 10K trail run, air dogs (pictured below), slackline and paddleboard as well as a photo contest and scavenger hunt. There will be concerts held throughout the weekend and plenty of food vendors. Visit dominionriverrock. com for more information. Photos below courtesy of Sports Backers.

Delaplane Strawberry Festival Saturday and Sunday, May 27th & 28th Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA Held by the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Delaplane, this annual event is a favorite among locals and is only a 25 minute ride from Haymarket. The countryside setting is a beautiful way to take in the outdoors and enjoy a day of family fun during “strawberry season”. Festivities include hayrides, old fashioned field games, dancing, music, magic, storytelling, crafts, a petting

farm, bake sale, hikes in the shadow of the Appalachian Trail, face painting and more. Pack the whole family in the car for a $25 entry fee that includes all. Bring your own picnic or snack on festival fare and strawberry sundaes. And, remember to take home a flat of fresh strawberries. Visit emmanuel-delaplane.org for more information.

Manassas Jazz Festival Sunday, June 18th from 12 PM to 7 PM Manassas Museum outside, Manassas Here’s a great way to celebrate Father’s Day. Previously known as the Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, this year’s Manassas Jazz Festival is expanding to include wine, beer, and spirits –featuring Virginia farm wineries, Virginia craft breweries, and local Virginia distilleries. An afternoon of live jazz music will make this a perfect day to chill with friends and loved ones. Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets and sunscreen. Tickets are $20 in advance and increase at the gate. Go to visitmanassas.org for more information on advanced ticket sales.


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f you watch Fixer Upper on HGTV, the reveal and the end of each show probably leaves you in awe. Chip and Joanna always seem to nail it with their modern farmhouse style. Now, this decorating style seems to be trending in homes and retail stores everywhere. The look isn’t for everyone, some find it too rustic, but there are elements of it that can be brought into other home decorating styles like modern, traditional, nautical, shabby chic ... and work well. In fact, Joanna mixes styles by combining things like an industrial light fixture over

HaymarketHomeowner.com a distressed table or placing a worn antique map over a sleek modern couch. The secret to Joanna’s style is simple. It’s the mixing of natural elements – metals, wood, glass and cloth textures – with a splash of plants and flowers. You can easily achieve this look without completely redecorating or spending a fortune. Start by digging through things you wouldn’t think of to decorate like old hardcover books, garage or attic items like old wooden bowls, wire baskets, crates or jars and bottles of different colors and shapes. If you are actually thinking of doing some renovating to your home, painting rooms in neutral colors (you can find her paint palette at MagnoliaMarket.com) is a good start. Updating light fixtures goes a long way too. Here’s a list of the simple rules, items and placement tricks that can give your home that Fixer Upper look: Photos courtesy of HGTV.com

Stack old books and place a candle or plant on top. Make big wall statements with large clocks, letters, quotes or vintage signs. Double or triple up with the same vase and flowers in a row. Used galvanized metal tins for plants and wall hangings. Go bold on light pendants and chandeliers. Plants, plants, plants … use in glass vases, wall sconces, small succulents in a row, botanical hanging prints. Candles, candles, candles … use on books, bedsides, wall sconces. Use wire baskets for fire wood, throws, towels or magazines. Mix and match throws and pillows with texture and patterns. Hang floating wooden shelves with leaning frames. Use wooden bowls and trays on island, coffee table or ottoman. Use metal wall hooks for form and function. Paint a chalk area and frame it.


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2. You can choose a High School from any high school in Northern Virginia. On other websites, you can use the high school name as a key word, but it will only appear if it is in the content of the description, which is not likely. Note: Not all Realtors put schools in their MLS listings, so some homes won't appear. If your home is currently For Sale, make sure your high school is listed, there are many buyers out there searching specifically by High School. I always make sure schools are identified in my listings. 3. You can choose a Subdivision. Again, this is not always possible on main stream websites. Note: This is something else that may not appear if a Realtor does not include, or accurately, enter a subdivision. Most of the time it is accurate though. 4. You can search properties by special features like Pool Properties, which is a big bonus this time of year!

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

March 2017

HAYMARKET

GAINESVILLE

Number of Properties Sold % Change from same month in 2016

56 +30.2%

58 +0%

Median Sold Price % Change from same month in 2016

$475,000 +9.2%

$397,000 +6%

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

28 -31.4%

14 -68.2%

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Community Watch We always see sporadic numbers in individual neighborhoods, simply because the percentage of homes is less than a whole town. For example, Evergreen only had two sales and one was well over $1 million, so the Sold Price rise was very dramatic. With the exception of Dominion Valley and Piedmont, Sold Prices still increased like the towns and there are also some significant drops in Days on the Market. Overall, these numbers reflect my message in the cover story of this issue. Homes in higher price ranges aren't selling as fast and there is more inventory in these ranges than there are buyers. While the market is thriving, these subdivisions have more homes above $600,000 than some of the other, newer subdivisions like Wentworth Green.

Š Copyright 2017 Bryan Garcia | Exit Heritage Realty. This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for legal, financial or tax advice. Real estate market information is obtained from third party sources. Publisher is not liable for accuracy of any data or statistics. If your home is currently listed with another broker, this is not intended as a solicitation of that listing.

Haymarket Subdivisions 2017 YTD (JANUARY to MARCH)

DOMINION VALLEY*

EVERGREEN

PIEDMONT

Number of Properties Sold % Change from 2016 YTD

30 +66.7%

2 -66.7%

2 -20%

Median Sold Price % Change from 2016 YTD

$507,000 -9.8%

$1,131,250 +76%

$532,000 -2.8%

80 -37.5%

61 -47%

76 -48%

LAKE MANASSAS

VIRGINIA OAKS

OAK VALLEY

Number of Properties Sold % Change from 2016 YTD

10 +11%

3 -50%

3 -40%

Median Sold Price % Change from 2016 YTD

$585,668 +3.2.%

$510,000 +4%

$674,900 +8%

264 +44.3%

9 -87.7%

168 +572%

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

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

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