If the value of your home is in this range – $250,000 to $450,000 – then you can check Price off your list.
This is the general starter home price range in the western Prince William County region for first-time home buyers. It is also an affordable range for ANY home buyer.
It is still important to price your home at fair market value. However, depending on your home and the demand, you may have some wiggle room to test the market.
Is your home in a desirable Location? If your home is located in western Prince William County, it is in a desirable location. The economy is good here. The unemployment rate as of April 2018 was 2.6% compared to a national rate of 3.9%. And, the County boasts an award-winning school system.
In addition to that, we continue to improve our infrastructure in the Gainesville and Haymarket area, there is a boom in commercial development and the proximity provides the best of both worlds – access to D.C. to the east, and rural countryside to the west.
True “location, location, location” will depend on the actual location of your home. Are you in a sought after neighborhood? Is your townhome an end unit? Does your house back to trees? Are the surrounding homes well-maintained? All this can be determined very quickly with a Free Property Report and custom analysis by a Realtor®.
The final factor for determining if your home is in high demand – and probably the most important – is the Condition. Has your home been well-maintained? Have you made improvements and upgrades? Does it have energy-efficient features?
Millennials make up a big percentage of first-time home buyers. Studies show that this age group is looking for low maintenance, energy-efficient and “HGTV” ready homes. Many want move-in ready and they’re not leaving budget for renovations.
Over 90% of buyers do their house hunting online. The first impression a buyer gets is from the photography. A home should be “camera-ready” BEFORE going on the market. A few minor updates, a fresh coat of paint and decluttering can go a long way in making a good first impression.
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