As Co-Founder of the JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties, Scott Koval provides ethical, honest, and fair real estate transactions. This has been a personal passion JS Realty Headshot - Scott Kovalof Scott’s for more than 11 years, and he has represented more than $120 million in real estate transactions over his career. As a homeowner, Scott has walked in the Buyer’s & Seller’s shoes many times. Scott’s personal experience with Real Estate inspired him to want to be a leader in the industry to ensure all real estate clients have a positive experience. This inspiration is what lead him to co-found the JS Realty Team with his partner, Sarah Taylor.

Scott believes his success can be attributed to his dedication to building lifelong relationships, and to helping clients fulfill their dreams through ethical, honest and fair Real Estate solutions. He does not perceive Real Estate sales and purchases to be “transactional” and is committed through every step of the process to ensure his clients are cared for, protected, and satisfied with the end result.

Scott’s specialties include:
*Representation of both buyers and sellers for residential properties
*First time home buyers
*Investment properties/1031 exchanges
*Representation of rental property owners and tenants
*Mentoring new Real Estate Agents

When not assisting his clients in fulfilling their Real Estate dreams, he can be found spending time with his two daughters, or perfecting his swing on a local golf course.

If you want experience and integrity in your Real Estate partner, Scott is your expert! Contact Scott today with your residential Real Estate needs.

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JS Realty Team - Sarah TaylorSarah Taylor is one of the Co-Founders of the JS Realty Team operating at Samson Properties and an Expert Realtor who has been representing buyers and sellers for residential and commercial real estate since 2004. As a catalyst for financial freedom through real estate, her mantra, “Leading you to Real Estate solutions,” reflects her commitment to helping others achieve wealth through real estate acquisitions. Sarah has a passion for helping people, and for making dreams come true through the ownership of real estate. Her deep appreciation for both residential and commercial architecture was what led Sarah to the Real Estate industry. Sarah is committed to educating, guiding, and empowering individuals and families to own a piece of the world.

Sarah has consistently been a multi-million dollar producer in Northern VA, which is one of the nation’s leading and most competitive real estate markets. Representing a variety of clients, including some of the area’s most prominent CEO’s, business executives, developers, national franchises, and global companies, her clientele continuously expands through a powerful referral network. Working with a great base of incredible people and proven partners drives her successes every day.

Sarah succeeds because of her exceptionally high standards, strong values, excellent relationships, and savvy negotiation skills, which consistently deliver the best possible outcomes for her clients. Her hands-on approach is evidenced by her enthusiasm to get to know her clients and their families during the buying and selling process, and by being directly involved with each deal. Sarah states, “I truly want to hear and understand my clients needs so that I can tailor our services around what they need.”

Sarah’s specialties include:
* Real Estate buying and selling for commercial and residential
* Investment properties
* Trustee sales
* Property Management

When she is not finding Real Estate solutions for her clients, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, preferably near a large body of water where she can go fishing.

If you have any residential or commercial real estate needs, contact Sarah and she will be more than happy to assist you!

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1. Hop over to FAIR OAKS MALL and visit the Easter Bunny!
NEW interactive Bunnyville attraction and photo Hopportunity! Attraction opens March 28 through April 19. Times vary. Visit the Events site for details.

2. Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park Chocolate bunnies
Sunday, March 29th – sessions run 11AM – 3PM
Hunt for eggs filled with treats and treasures on the grounds at Lake Fairfax Park. Pre-paid reservations required.
Register here.

3. Play at the Claude Moore Rec Center
46105 Loudoun Park Ln.
Sterling, VA 20164
Admission includes: access to the fitness center, competitive pool, leisure pool, gymnasium, indoor track, and open time on the rock wall.
One Day Resident Fees:
$3.75 ages 3-17
$5.50 ages 18-54
$3.75 ages 55

4. BOUNCE! At Pump It Up
Pump It Up of Loudoun County
73 Lawson Rd SE
Leesburg, VA 20175-4427
MANIC MONDAY JUMP, 12 – 2PM: Not only will each paid participant receive a playtime-with-kidsfree bag of popcorn after their fun filled 120min of jumping, but they will spin the prize wheel to have an opportunity to bounce for FREE or win special prizes. This is completely MANIC right? 10.00 per child. Please check our online schedule for availability.
2 FOR 1 TUESDAY GLOW JUMP, 12 – 2PM: This jump is a 2 for 1 child price, single jumpers are 11.00, so bring a friend or a sibling and let them bounce for FREE, or share the cost of one bounce and you both bounce for 1/2 price.

5. Movie Maddness! FREE Movie Matinees & Family Game Nights!
Visit the website to search for dates and times – see The Lego Movie, play Minute-to-Win-It, and so much more… for FREE!
Participating Libraries:
Ashburn, Cascades, Gum Spring, Purcellville, Rust, Sterling

6. Spring Break Make & Take – Crafting Fun!arts-and-crafts-table
Tuesday, 3/31, 2 – 4PM at Gum Spring Library
Spring-themed craft (all ages)
Wednesday, 4/1, 2PM at Sterling Library
Bring a shoebox and craft a Peeps diorama (all ages)
Click here for more information.

7. FLY A KITE DAY! Thursday, April 2nd
April is National Kite Month! Celebrate Spring at the Middleburg Community Center by flying a kite. Bring your own kite to fly or create a paper kite there! Please call 540-687-6375 to RSVP by Monday 3/30.

8. Spring Break Camps – Loudoun County Parks, Recs, and Community Services
March 30 – April 3, 7:30AM – 6:00PM each day
Camps offered at:
Bluemont Community Center (Bluemont)
Liberty Elementary (South Riding)
Algonkian Elementary (Sterling)
Register Here

9. Shop at Dulles Town Center (Sterling)
Visit the redesigned Food Court, Check out the New National’s Baseball themed “Kidtopia” Play Area, Regal Cinema 10 – now open! Play at Hadley Park – tucked away between Kent & Champion Drive, off Dulles Center Blvd.

10. “Flights of Fancy” — Stories for Childrenudvar hazy
Tuesday, March 31, 11AM and 11:30AM
 Admission: Free, Parking $15
Museum staff will read Man on the Moon by Anastasia Suen

                Afterwards, visitors ages two through eight-years-old will take part in a hands-on activity.

Boeing Aviation Hangar
Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, Virginia 20151

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Great news – you’ve received an offer to purchase your home! …Now what?

House contractIn this 2-part series, we’re walking you through everything to consider when reviewing an offer to purchase your home for a successful and smooth transaction.  If you missed PART 1, you can find it here.


Now that we’ve reviewed the offer, checked out all the loan info and gotten a settlement date, it’s time to discuss Inspections, Warranties, Contingencies, and Post Settlement Occupancy.

Most contracts have the following contingencies:

  • Home Inspection
  • Radon test
  • HOA disclosure
  • Financing & Appraisal

When the JS Realty Team is representing the seller we want to keep the timeline for these contingencies to be as short as possible. The sooner we can close the contingencies, the better chance for a smooth settlement!

So, who is responsible for ordering the pest/termite inspection?
We like our clients to be in control of that process. Termite companies don’t make money on inspections; they make their money treating homes for pests. Therefore, we want to make sure we hire a reputable company.

Ideally, the home inspection and radon test are done within 7 days of ratifying the contract. If there is an issue with the home that the buyer is not comfortable with, we want to know as soon as possible. That way we can solve the problem or release the buyer and get the home back on the market immediately.

If the seller’s home is located in a HOA, then the seller needs to order their resale disclosure packet as soon as contract is ratified. By Virginia law, the buyer has a prescribed time (dictated by how the disclosure packet was delivered) to review the disclosure packet.  If the buyer is not comfortable with the rules or finances of the community, they can void the contract. It is very important to get this contingency released as quickly as you can.

Appraisal – this takes, on average, 2-3 weeks. The lender orders the appraisal soWomen working in the real estate company you need to give them time. Financing is typically 3-4 weeks and it is the weakest of the contingencies. The buyer has control over the home inspection and HOA disclosure contingencies; however they do not have as much control over the appraisal and financing.  That is why we want the Home Inspection completed and HOA documents reviewed as early on in the process as possible.

Another item to consider when ratifying your contract is whether or not you need a Seller Post Occupancy period. This needs to be negotiated at contract time where the seller has the most leverage.

JS Realty also offers a home warranty for our seller’s during the listing period.  If we have agreed to purchase the buyer’s a warranty for their first year, it would be put into place at settlement.

As you can see, staying on top of all the different components of the sales contract is essential to a smooth transaction. Again, the sooner we can close the contingencies, the better chance for a hassle free settlement! The JS Realty Team strives to ensure that our sellers have the best possible outcome in the many facets of the Real Estate transaction.

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The JS Realty Team here, keeping you up to date on Brambleton’s upcoming events.

 ONLY 18 more days till spring – I know we are excited and ready!!!

Flowers Blooming in Brambleton during Spring Brambleton Upcoming Events for March and April of 2015: Toast Masters 1st Tuesday of every Month
Click here for event specifics

Yard Debris Recycling will resume on March 3rd
Please see the community website

Summer Sexy Showcase
March 8th from 2 – 6PM
Location: Brambleton Corner Clubhouse and Pool
We’re Bringing Sexy back to Brambleton with our Summer Sexy Showcase to help you become your best you for Summer. Several vendors offering the latest in Fitness, Health, and Beauty, such as Tan Organiq, Barre-Yo, Lulu Lemon/IVIVVA, Beauty Counter, Young Living Essential Oils, among others will be there to help give you tips to get ready for your best summer yet! Free Barre-Yo Trial Class will be offered immediately following the fair at 6:30PM. We want you to love summer!

Brambleton’s 3rd Annual Comedy Night
Starring Brian Parise
March 14th, 7:30pm till Midnight
Tickets $25 per person
Ticket price includes show, dessert bar, and late night DJ.
Cash bar will be available.

Big Fitness Little Fitness
Adults will get a fully body strength and conditioning workout, while the kids get a fun and exciting dance conditioning workout!
Check out the details here

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
April 10th
Location: Legacy Park 8:30-9:30PM

Brambelton Bunny Trail
Callalily Play Area, 10AM – 1PM

Community Shred
April 25, 2015, 8:30-11:30AM
Event held in parking lot behind FOX Cinemas, off Northstar Blvd

Ribbon Run
April 18th
Click here for details

Want to learn more about having fun while living in Brambleton, Virginia? Contact us for a list of the best homes available in Brambleton!

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