There Were Not Many Buying Opportunities In 2008!
In the entire subdivision of Westridge in Lake Ridge Virginia there were only 25 Buying Opportunities in all of 2008! Below is a spreadsheet that shows you all the activity for Single Family Homes in Westridge.
The news is, not much is happening in Westridge. So if you've been dreaming or buying a home in Westridge...it might be awhile. That said there were a few of the high end acreage homes that failed to sell this year. This was no fault of the owners, this is due to the lack of financing options available to Home Buyers. When there is No Attractive Financing Options Available, price and condition don't matter.
I would imagine we will see some of these homeowners will try again in Spring after the winter thaw and when better financing options appear on the horizon. Let's take a look at the Single Family Inventory:
|Status: ACTIVE (1) Only 1 Detached Home Currently For Sale!|
|Status: CONTRACT (2) Two Detached Homes Under Contract in November|
|Status: EXPIRED (3) Three Detached Homes Failed To Sell|
|Status: SOLD (7) Only 7 Detached Homes Sold In 2008 So Far!|
|Status: WITHDRN (12) Twelve Detached Homes Withdrew From The Market|
Status: All (25) There were only 25 Single Family Resale Opportunities in 2008
Here is the best news- Westridge Homeowners will be happy to hear there were only four single family Bank Foreclosure sales in Westridge in 2008. Click here to see what those homes SOLD for CLICK HERE
Now let's take a look at the Townhome Resale Activity in Westridge So Far in 2008. Look at the spreadsheet below:
|Status: ACTIVE (11) Active For Sale|
|Status: CNTG/NO KO (3) Happy Homeowners|
|Status: CONTRACT (1) One Nearing Settlement|
|Status: EXPIRED (4) Failed To Sell in 2008|
|Status: SOLD (33) 33 Homeowner's SOLD in 2008!|
|Status: WITHDRN (6) Decided To Wait Until Later|
|Status:All (58) 58 Total Opportunities To Buy A Townhome In Westridge!|
In Westridge so far this year eight town homes were FORECLOSED and there have been a half dozen short sale town homes offered on the market so far. Many of the folks who were in distress, purchased these homes in after 2005 and did not have enough equity to sell. That's why they call them short sales. If you need more information on what a short sale is check out a recent post I wrote How to Buy or Sell a Short Sale
Take a look at what these Bank Owned Homes Listed For and Sold For. Also notice the Banks paid closing costs for the buyers. CLICK HERE
Westridge is a great place to live. I love it here. The people are friendly and the subdivision is beautiful and the amenities are awesome.
It's a very large mixed use community made up of single family homes, townhomes and condo's. It's sought after for it's overall design, and style of homes offered. I lived in Westridge, back in the late 1980's when it was first built. Back then I wanted to live here because it offered the newest homes with the best features, high ceilings, luxury baths, open foyers, family rooms that sprawled across the rear of the homes and lots from quarter acre to ten acres and the community was a sidewalk community. Long story short I was divorced in 1995 and I could no longer afford to live in Westridge. However, I moved back to Westridge in the height of the market in 2005. A home I'd always had my eye on, appeared on the market with a big flat fenced back yard and a master bedroom on the main level and my new husband and I snapped it up. You can see my home here. My home value has gone down like yours. Realtors are not immune to such losses, that said,even if I had known the market was going to go down, I still would have made the same choice. Am I upset, sure, however I'm not planning a move anytime in the near future.When the time is right and the price is right we may sell in a few years. Until then, we are blessed and get to live in one of the finest homes in Westridge. Buying a home is about so much more. I always coach buyers to buy the best home they can afford where they want to live. Don't just buy because it's seems like a good deal!
So in closing, if you are one of those people out there who are looking to buy a home in Westridge let me know. I will set you up on a Immediate Notification List that will send you every new listing that hits the market in Westridge Subdivision in the Lake Ridge Virginia area. That way you will never miss an opportunity.Keep in mind we can customize a notification search for anywhere you want to live in the Prince William County Virginia area. That is just one of the things I can do to help relieve your stress load when searching for your dream home. Sign up today CLICK HERE
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