If you can't afford a house in Colonial Beach you: A- Can't manage your money. B- Were suckered into a job that pays so little no one else wanted it. Or C- BOTH! YOU are the reason you can't afford a $100,000 house when rates are so low ! Quit whining Sweetie !... more
Whether you are buying a short sale, foreclosure, regular, or even new construction, it is in your best interest to have a home inspection. The home inspector will give you an overview of the exterior and interior of the home under contract. It's a great time at home inspection to ask questions and learn everything you can about your new home. He will give you info about condition, age, lifespan of systems in the house ie HVAC, appliances, hot water tanks etc., and recommendation for repairs if necessary. If you do not like what you find at the home inspection, you can void contract or negotiate repairs. I am not a home inspector and neither are you; therefore, it is important to have an expert in your corner before making the biggest investment of your life.... more
Spring is the time when Sellers put their homes up for sale and you will notice an increase of inventory on market. As of today, there are 123 homes listed for sale in Colonial Beach compare to 122 listings in King George. The inventory is actually very low and I am having a difficult time finding Buyers a home. If you are interested in statistics, log on to my website http://yourkinggeorgehome.com to find out about home trends, compare zip codes, and crime statistics in King George and surrounding areas.... more
If you are a for sale by owner, Trulia does not allow the post, you can however try blogging about the property--if you are listed with an agent, he/she can post it for you, just ask--or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into Trulia.... more
Winston, I've never been to the San Francisco Bay area, but judging from pictures and articles that I have read I would think it is like night and day. The town has a population of about 4,000 full time residents, increasing to 5-6000 during the summer season. The county which surrounds Colonial Beach has a total population of about 17,000 so you can see there is a vast difference in population which also affects the school sizes, number of available stores and shops and areas of entertainment such as bowling alleys and movie theaters. All of these things can be found in the Fredericksburg area only 30 minutes away. Washington DC is also close by, about an hour depending on traffic. The town is a peninsula with Monroe Bay on the back side and the Potomac River on the front. The bay is an excellent harbor and most of the shoreline on the Potomac is sandy with good fishing swimming and boating . The taxes are reasonable and the people are friendly and it abounds with history being the birth place of Washington, Monroe and Robert E. Lee. It is pretty laid back. I have lived in this area for 62 years and have no desire to leave the area.