Terry Belt & The Belt Team Named To Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agent List

The Belt TeamThe Belt Team is honored to announce that we have been named to Washingtonian Magazines “Top Real Estate Agent List” in their most recent “Best of Washington” issue. Only 99 agents in the entire Northern VA, Washington D.C. & Maryland area were listed (and 25 of those were in our own Keller Williams McLean office!).

In case you’re wondering how they came up with the list, here’s what the magazine said: “While our directory of top-producing agents . . .is based on sales volume, this list of best agents takes many factors into account—and was much more complicated to compile. We sent surveys to nearly 16,000 recent Washington homebuyers asking them to rank their agents on a series of criteria, including integrity, market knowledge, and negotiation skills. We called mortgage brokers and settlement attorneys to ask whom they most enjoy doing business with and whose clients always seem happiest. And of course, we asked dozens of agents to dish about their peers. Based on these layers of reporting, we came up with the following 99 names.”

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The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Tom Reilly (Lead Buyer Specialist), Beth Dadisman (Showing Partner), Martin Bristow (Realtor), Christy Grossman (Chief Operating Officer), Jerry Belt (Special Services) & Patty Schuebel (Client Care Manager).

 

Washingtonian Best Real Estate Agents 2015The Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and has sold more homes in the Vienna Oakton area than any other Realtor or team since 1973. We also sell more homes outside of Vienna/Oakton than in! The Belt Team team is ranked in the Top 100 Teams for the largest real estate company by agent count in the world – Keller Williams Realty, with over 120,000 agents. And we are most proud of the Five Star reviews given to us by our past clients on independent real estate site Zillow.com because the reviews reflect that we are achieving our mission: “Changing Lives For The Better”!

If it’s time to change YOUR life, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

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2408 Stryker Ave Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team

2408 Stryker Ave Vienna VA 22182 has just been listed by The Belt Team! Here’s a sneak peek!

More info, price & additional photos of 2408 Stryker Avenue in Vienna VA 22182

Call Martin Bristow & The Belt Team at (703) 861-2967 to schedule a showing!

You’ll love our new listing on Stryker Avenue in Vienna! It’s a D.R. Horton expanded Martha Washington model sited on a stunning 1/2 acre lot. This home has wonderful curb appeal & lovely architectural details. You’ll love the light and bright floorplan, 3 spacious finished levels, 5 bedrooms/4.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, eat-in kitchen open to the family room, separate dining room, main level office, and fabulous master suite. The finished walkout lower level includes the 5th bedroom and 4th full bath. An it’s an ideal location for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities!

For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team and has sold more homes in Vienna than another other Realtor or team since 1973.

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10535 Sunlit Rd Oakton VA 22124 – Listed by The Belt Team

10535 Sunlit Rd Oakton VA 22124 has just been listed by The Belt Team! Here’s a sneak peek!

More info, price and LOTS of photos of 10535 Sunlit are Oakton VA 22124

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Welcome to this beautiful, light-filled colonial on a fabulous 5 acre lot in Oakton…a peaceful and tranquil setting yet close to many amenities, great schools and major commuting routes! Along with 3 finished levels, 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths, this property offers an open & flowing floor plan, refinished hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, an updated eat-in kitchen, a separate dining room, a family room with vaulted ceiling, a main level office/den, and living room. Other stand out features include a stunning master suite with sitting room, updated baths, a spacious walk-out lower level, a private 2 level back deck, and a 2-car attached car garage.

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1800 Old Meadow Rd #318 McLean VA 22102 – Listed by The Belt Team

1800 Old Meadow Rd #318 McLean VA 22102 Is listed by The Belt Team! And is OPEN SUNDAY June 28th 1-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek!

Price and LOTS more photos of 1800 Old Meadow Rd #318 McLean VA 22102

Welcome to this delightful, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located in Mclean. The Regency is a gated community, with many amenities & is surrounded by 11 acres of landscaped grounds. And the location…unbeatable! Minutes to the McLean Silver Line metro station, other major commuter routes and Tysons Corner. Enjoy the outdoor view from the condo of a peaceful setting of private trees & patio area, as well as the lovely hardwood floors, kitchen with granite, updated baths, and spacious balcony.

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

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2737 Sutton Road Vienna VA 22181 – Listed by The Belt Team

2737 Sutton Road Vienna VA 22181 has just been listed by The Belt Team. Here’s a sneak peek:

More info, price & additional photos of 2737 Sutton Rd Vienna VA 22181

Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975

Welcome to this beautifully updated colonial in a sought after Vienna location…close to all the amenities of the Town of Vienna, Oakton, great schools and minutes to the Vienna Metro!  Along with 3 finished levels, 4 bedrooms & 4.5 baths, this property offers a very open & flowing floor plan, gorgeous new hardwood floors, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, a separate dining room, a 2-story family room with a large stone fireplace & floor to ceiling windows, a main level office/den, and living room.  Other exceptional features include a stunning master suite with sitting room and fireplace, an expansive lower level with rec room, media room & bar, a private back deck, and a 2-car attached car garage.  Loaded with updates and in an unbeatable location…don’t miss this one!

For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team and has sold more homes in Vienna than another other Realtor or team since 1973.

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1211 Daviswood Dr McLean VA 22102 – Listed by The Belt Team & Open Sunday June 28

1211 Daviswood Dr in McLean is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, June 28th from 1-4PM.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Price, details & LOTS more photos of 1211 Daviswood Dr McLean VA 22102

Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing!

Home For Sale in Summerwood McLean

Beautiful all brick colonial in the sought after Summerwood neighborhood…sited on a premium lot featuring a circular driveway, mature trees, professional landscaping and a large fenced back yard.  Stand out features include an updated eat-in kitchen open to the family room with attractive gas fireplace with fieldstone hearth, a master suite with 2 full baths, custom built-in cabinetry, crown molding, main level office, updated baths, fresh paint throughout and finished lower level with new carpet.  Ideal location near Tysons Corner, the Spring Hill Rec Center, the Silver Line Metro and many other amenities & commuter options.

Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing!

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer (and why you might want to wait)

Photo credit: Keeping Current Matters

Photo credit: Keeping Current Matters

Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Our friends at Keeping Current Matters have given us four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. (See below). And we would also add that there are some reasons why you might want to wait. There’s no “one-size fits all” answer.

For example, if you are in a job where it’s likely you’ll get transferred in a year or two, and you will not be in the position to hold onto the home and rent it out, you may want to wait on buying. or perhaps you are in grad school and when you graduate next year, you’ll be moving to a different part of the country.

The best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with our Lead Buyer Specialist, as well as to speak directly to a lender. (You can schedule a consult online or call Tom Reilly at (703) 629-1263.) Our market in Northern VA is beginning to shift. There are even some areas that have moved back into being a Buyer’s Market. (For example, Great Falls.) So if you’re thinking of buying, it behooves you to consult with someone who writes LOTS of contracts and has his ear tuned in to the subtle changes happening.

The consultation will include what we call “7 Steps to YOUR Dream Home” and includes things like:

  • Lifestyle interview
  • Real estate market overview
  • Review of the homebuying process
  • Needs analysis
  • Wish list
  • Why you need an advocate
  • Tips & tricks for searching

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Here are Four Reasons to Buy NOW:

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 11.8% (most pessimistic) and 26.7% (most optimistic).

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have started to inch up, most experts predict that they will begin to rise even more over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & the National Association of Realtors are in unison projecting that rates will be up approximately three quarters of a percentage point over the next 12 months.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. Your housing expense will be more a year from now if a mortgage is necessary to purchase your next home.

3. Either Way You are Paying a Mortgage

As a recent paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explains:

“Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord plus a rate of return. That’s yet another reason owning often does—as Americans intuit—end up making more financial sense than renting.”

4. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But, what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide whether it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe it is time to buy.

BOTTOM LINE

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.