Real Estate

Real Estate

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New home buyers in Loudoun County will have an opportunity Sunday, Jan. 29, from 12-3 p.m., in Brambleton, to work with an architect, no strings attached. Winchester Homes, one of the developers of 2,300 acre Brambleton master planned community is bringing lead architect of its ÒYour Home, Your WayÓ team, Riley Williams, to the community for an afternoon open house. Visitors are invited to bring their ideas and dreams and discuss their feasibility with this industry expert.

Working with Williams, visitors can review several standard home designs and then discuss a myriad of modification possibilities. Visit

The Long & Foster Companies reported that 2005 sales reached a historical high of $65,738,340,690 compared to $56.3 billion the previous year, which was also a company record. Overall sales increased 17 percent year-over-year.

All of The Long & Foster Companies reported all-time company record sales for 2005. The numbers include: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., with $44.6 billion in sales on 122,619 property transactions, up 14 percent over 2004; Prosperity Mortgage, the firmÕs mortgage affiliate, reported $5 billion in volume of business, an increase of 25 percent over the previous year; Long & Foster Insurance, $3.7 billion in real estate equivalents, an increase of 27 percent; and Mid-States Title, $12.4 billion, an increase of 21 percent.

IDI completed its two newest Leisure World of Virginia condominium communities: Potomac Ridge, a 231-unit, 11-story building; and The Magnolias, an enclave of three four-story buildings comprising 167 homes. IDI's newest Leisure World high-rise, Riverview, a 242-unit, 11-story building, is already more than 60 percent sold even though it won't be completed until the second half of 2006.

The Bailey Team announces that Janet Belotti has joined its

office. Belotti was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She brings five years of experience in real estate, three of which are in new home sales with a national builder. In resales, she has handled the marketing end of the business and managed transactions, as well as assisted clients in buying and selling properties. The Bailey Team is a full service agency in Chantilly, serving all of Northern Virginia.