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By Gina Tufano | Agent in Sterling, VA
  • Belmont Ridge II Home on Cross Timber Drive is SOLD!

    Posted Under: General Area in Ashburn, Home Buying in Ashburn, Home Selling in Ashburn  |  March 3, 2014 12:52 PM  |  529 views  |  No comments
    Ask Gina & Company, with Keller Williams Loudoun Gateway, has sold their Belmont Ridge II listing at 20753 Cross Timber Drive in Ashburn, Virginia for over asking price! The NOVA home, which was originally listed for $435,000, sold after being on the market for only five days, for $438,150. Hardwood floors, a spacious and gorgeous backyard, a cozy fireplace, and gourmet kitchen are sure to thrill this Ashburn beauty's new owners! Whether you are ready to purchase or sell Loudoun County real estate, call AGC at (703)574-3478 to unlock the possibilities! We, at Ask Gina & Company, know that the only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the little extra and that is exactly what we bring to the table every day! 

  • Join the AGC team for the Third Annual Ice Out Hunger Event at Ashburn Ice House

    Posted Under: General Area in Ashburn, Parks & Recreation in Ashburn, In My Neighborhood in Ashburn  |  November 12, 2013 9:32 AM  |  334 views  |  No comments
  • Pet Peeves and Puny Pricing in Northern Virginia Real Estate Market

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Ashburn, Agent2Agent in Ashburn, In My Neighborhood in Ashburn  |  October 1, 2013 1:26 PM  |  2,471 views  |  No comments

                    Whether it’s complete disregard for the use of adverbs, unnecessary negativity, or terrible drivers, we all have our annoyances. Having worked in the guest service industry for several years, I become irritated when I am not treated with the same care and respect that I vigilantly implement. While recently frequenting a local Loudoun County pizza joint, an employee brought out our large cheese and pepperoni and upon noticing our lack of plates and utensil commented, “Oh [so and so] was supposed to bring that stuff out for you…”. Whether you serve pizza, stock shelves, or sell houses, pride and ownership should be evident in everything you do.

                    

                  More specific to the realm of real estate, your local KW agents at Ask Gina & Company  disapprove when realtors price a house low for a quick sale. It is wonderful when a house sells promptly based on its merits but we want the sellers to receive the best price and terms in return. How do you know that we care about your Ashburn property and are not giant hypocrites? Every single cog in the AGC machine meticulously executes their specific tasks, lending to every sale we make.  We strive for A+ service in every vendor we utilize and we market significantly more thoroughly than our competition. Although it is possible to simply input listings into MLS (Multiple Listing Service), our team markets each listing on five supplementary sites in addition to advertising them on local blogs, bulletin boards and the big boys: Realtor.com, Trulia, and Zillow. Even the paper that we use for brochures and flyers is the highest quality available and our stager and photographer are full time professionals at their craft. Not only do we inquire into everything there is to know about your home, we stay current regarding news and changes in your Potomac Falls neighborhood; what stores and restaurants will entice buyers and how is your Leesburg government affecting the market? On a larger scale, we acknowledge the consequences of decisions made by the federal government on the real estate industry nationally and locally.                    

                   

               If you or anyone you know is thinking about moving, or you simply want to hear more about how we go above and beyond with our services, please contact Ask Gina & Company. We love our Loudoun community and appreciate every relationship that we have acquired over the years. 

  • Loudoun County Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway Announces New Agent

    Posted Under: General Area in Ashburn, Home Buying in Ashburn, Home Selling in Ashburn  |  December 13, 2012 2:54 PM  |  629 views  |  No comments
    Loudoun County Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway Announces New Agent

    2012-12-13

    Ask Gina & Company with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway is proud to announce the addition of new team member and buyer’s agent, Elizabeth Kovalak.

    Kovalak, a graduate from Colgate University, brings extensive knowledge to Ask Gina & Company after serving time on Capitol Hill working on health care and housing policy issues. Kovalak’s background allows her a unique vantage point in assisting Northern Virginia home buyers in achieving the American dream of home ownership. In addition, Elizabeth’s dedication as an advocate for her clients, along with her skills and expertise, is the perfect match to the business model and philosophy of Ask Gina & Company.
     
     

    Ask Gina & Company, the award winning, multi-million dollar top producing team with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway, has assembled a comprehensive, dynamic team to navigate Northern Virginia home buyers and sellers through the ever changing landscape of the local real estate market.

    Team leader and listing specialist, Gina Tufano offers almost two decades of unparalleled experience and specialty designations, such as a Certified Distressed Property Expert, Accredited Staging Professional, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Short Sale & Foreclosure Expert, and even a GREEN designation. Tufano consistently secures top dollar for Northern Virginia home sellers in a record amount  of time, allowing them to move on or move up effortlessly.


     

    Dedicated buyer’s agent, Jennifer Warner, has a degree in marketing and also holds the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation. Jennifer’s extensive local network and social skills enables her to leave no stone unturned when finding that house for her clients to make a home.






    Kathleen Jansen, marketing manager and transaction coordinator for Ask Gina & Company, completes the team, ensuring a smooth transition from contract to close. With several years of back-office real estate experience, Kathleen is often the first point of contact for client relations and is a jack of all trades.

     
    As the Northern Virginia real estate market continues to evolve, Ask Gina & Company has strategically built a team of professionals that will overcome any obstacles that may arise during a real estate transaction. When home buyers or sellers select Ask Gina & Company as their premier Northern Virginia real estate professionals, they will be confident that each aspect of the real estate process will be seamless.

    Don’t take our word for it, just take a look at what our clients say about Ask Gina & Company:

    DILIGENT * CLIENT FOCUSED * INNOVATIVE * EXPERIENCED * ENERGETIC

    When making decisions on possibly the biggest investment you have, or will, ever make, be sure to
    select Ask Gina & Company.
  • Welcome home to the lovely Brambleton Community in Ashburn, Virginia!

    Posted Under: General Area in Ashburn, Home Buying in Ashburn, Property Q&A in Ashburn  |  July 5, 2012 8:43 AM  |  18,470 views  |  No comments
    Welcome home to Brambleton in Ashburn, Virginia!

     
    Brambleton, located in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia, is a master planned community situated on over 2,000 acres of land and boasts some of the top rated home builders in Northern Virginia including: Van Metre Homes, Winchester Homes, Pulte Homes, Camberley Homes, Beazer Homes, and Miller & Smith, just to name just a few.
     
     
    Residents enjoy town center living at its best with shops and restaurants including Regal Fox Cinemas, Blue Ridge Grill, Sport and Health,Harris Teeter, and so much more! In addition, amenities seem endless with home owners taking advantage of several special events throughout the year including the famous Casino night, a club house for party rentals, playgrounds, recreation fields, basketball/tennis courts, ponds, parks, and trails, and a community intranet!
     
     
     
     
    In addition, there are 4 Loudoun County Public Schools, 3 daycare centers, and 3 worship sites all planned for this destination living hot spot!
     
    Sound like the place for you? Then contact your Loudoun County Real Estate experts at Ask Gina & Company today and let us unlock the possibilities!

    Gina M Tufano * Ask Gina & Company
    Licensed Virginia Realtors since 1996
    Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway
    20130 Lakeview Center Plaza #110
    Ashburn, VA 20147

    (703) 574-3478 office
    (703) 891-9315 fax
    www.Ask-Gina.com
    www.LoudounForeclosureSOS.com
     
    Unlock the possibilities!

    Ask Gina & Company * Ashburn Keller Williams * Real Estate

     
  • Five Finger Discount – Almost!

    Posted Under: General Area in 20147, Home Buying in 20147, In My Neighborhood in 20147  |  January 23, 2012 10:00 AM  |  986 views  |  No comments

    Five Finger Discount – Almost!
    20362 Flushing Meadows Court, Ashburn, Gina Tufano, Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway Ashburn

    The price of this beautiful Ashburn home, located at 20362 Flushing Meadows Court, has been slashed to just $459K! Go ahead and steal it the legal way by taking advantage of this short sale! Schedule your tour by calling your Loudoun County Real Estate experts at Ask Gina & Company today!

    Property Description:

    Your search is over! Come home to this beautiful brick front colonial in charming Ashburn, VA!

    Just inside you are greeted with a fabulous two-story foyer in a warm, neutral color and lovely hardwood floors. The hardwood floors continue throughout the first floor including your new formal living room with gorgeous crown molding and the separate dining room which basks in natural light. Next you will find the spacious kitchen with granite counter tops, double ovens, and a center island with cook top! Sliders open out onto the enormous deck which is perfect for entertaining and the all important grill! Back inside you will fall in love with the cozy family room and gas fireplace with marble surround.

    Upstairs is the over sized owner's bedroom which boasts vaulted ceilings and an en suite with dual vanities, large soaking tub, and separate shower. Three additional bedrooms with Berber carpet and a full bath give you the space you have been waiting for!

    All of this plus a two bay garage with storage & new door openers AND an unfinished basement just waiting for your own personal stamp...imagine the possibilities!

    Neighborhood Information:

    The Courts and Ridges at Ashburn is a beautiful community comprised of 412 single family homes and townhomes situated on over 115 acres and is located in fabulous Ashburn,Virginia. Amenities are abundant including a 25 meter swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, 2 multi-purpose courts, 5 tot lots, trails, clubhouse, and over 1/3 of the acres dedicated for green space and recreational purposes!

    Located in sought after Loudoun County, the Courts and Ridges at Ashburn is a commuters dream with Route 6, Route 28, and the Dulles Greenway all just minutes away. Shopping is also convenient with Giant Food, Dog Gone Natural, Finnegans Irish Pub, and more just outside your door!

    Looking for some recreation and entertainment? You don’t have to go far! Explore the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, relax at the Ashburn Library, or make your way to the Dulles Town Center for a little retail therapy! No matter where you go, you’ll love having everything just a stones throw away.

    Students who live in the Courts and Ridges at Ashburn will be part of the award winning Loudoun County Public Schools system and may attend one of these schools:

    Ashburn Elementary School (Courts Only)

    Cedar Lane Elementary School (Ridges Only)

    Farmwell Station Middle School (Courts and Ridges)

    Broad Run High School (Courts and Ridges)

    For more information on these schools, please visit Great Schools , or to examine school boundaries for a specific address, please visit: http://inter1.loudoun.gov/lcps_label/finder.aspx  

    Welcome Home!


    Gina Tufano with Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway, Ashburn, VA

    www.ask-gina.com * 703-574-3478





  • Loudoun County Spotlight: Ashburn Farm

    Posted Under: General Area in 20147, Home Buying in 20147, Home Selling in 20147  |  December 17, 2010 5:47 AM  |  1,025 views  |  No comments
    Ashburn Farm, located in popular Ashburn, Virginia, is a fantastic community nestled on over 1,300 acres, with 185 acres reserved for open space and recreational facilities. With 1,806 single family homes, 1,416 townhomes, and 460 condo’s, this neighborhood has something to offer everyone! Located in beautiful Loudoun County, Ashburn Farm commuters have easy access to Route 7, Route 28, and the Dulles Greenway Toll Road. Shopping is plentiful with several shopping centers including Ashburn Junction Plaza which hosts a Giant Supermarket, Domino’s Pizza, Ashburn Farm Veterinary Hospital, and Nagoya Japanese Steak & Seafood!

    Developed in 1986 by Cavalier Land Development Corporation, The Farm was designed to blend in with nature, thus you will find magnificent mature trees and endless walking paths everywhere you look. In addition, abundant amenities such as 12 tennis courts, 3 outdoor swimming pools, 8 basketball courts, 2 soccer fields, 19 tot lots, 5 ponds stocked with fish, and more all add to the allure of this cozy community! HOA dues are quarterly and vary depending on what type of home you occupy. Residents also receive a quarterly newsletter and have access to an informative website which you can view here: Ashburn Farm HOA

    Children who live in Ashburn Farm attend Loudoun County Public Schools including Sanders Corner Elementary School, Belmont Ridge Middle School, and Stone Bridge High School. For more information on these schools, please visit: http://www.greatschools.org/ or to examine the school boundaries for a specific address, please visit: http://inter1.loudoun.gov/lcps_label/finder.aspx

    Ready to take the next step in making Ashburn Farm your home? Then contact Ask Gina & Company today and let our team show you why we are the EXPERTS in Loudoun County Real Estate!
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