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$949,900
4 Beds 4 Baths VAST2028598 MLS ACTIVE Status
New Homesite on Poplar Rd. TO BE BUILT Construction by Atlantic Builders Atlantic Builders' newest Main Level Living home, the Torrey offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in 3,420 square feet. This exciting new home is a one-of-a-kind in this market and features the choice of 3 gorgeous exterior elevations including Craftsman, Modern Farmhouse and Transitional architectural styles. With a ton of living space on one level, the Torrey has an amazing open layout that encompasses a spacious great room, expansive gourmet kitchen with oversized island and a separate breakfast area that adjoins the included covered rear porch. AND there's a large study and formal dining room that provide more separate/private spaces in this home. The best feature of the Torrey is that all 4 bedrooms are on the main level. A luxurious and private owner's suite includes a deluxe bathroom with plenty of room for both a large shower as well as the opportunity to add a free standing tub. And a stunning walk-in closet completes this peaceful retreat. The opposite side of the home is dedicated to 3 additional, generous sized bedrooms with a jack n' jill bath between bedrooms 2 and 3 and an ensuite bath for bedroom 4. The lower level offers an opportunity to add even more space to this already very large home. Optional rec room, exercise room, den/bedroom, full bath and media room can increase the size of the Torrey another 2,200+ square feet. Other housetypes available to be built on this homesite. See sales manager for details

251A Poplar Rd, Fredericksburg

$429,900
3 Beds 2 Baths VAST2028488 MLS COMING SOON Status
Discover the ease of one-level living in Aquia Harbour! Step into this expansive 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home featuring a stunning owner's suite with a newly redesigned full bath boasting beautiful tile. Enjoy relaxing in the spacious family room with the beautiful fireplace! As you enter from the driveway, there is a huge mudroom that is a great place for extra storage, muddy boots, school bags , jackets, or whateverf you need to drop! The updated kitchen is beautiful, with a window looking out onto the treed backyard, This kitchen offers a farm sink, quartz counter tops, new microhood, 2021 and more. For a handy workspace, the island conveys! The landscaping is very natural with very little upkeep. Additional updates abound, including a roof (2021), exterior paint on the house and trim (2024), kitchen renovation (2021), master bathroom remodel (2023), hall bathroom remodel (2023), walk-in closet (2023), and HVAC system replacement (2023). Hot water heater (2024). Move in ready! Don't forget about all of the amenities of Aquia Harbour, visit their website for more information and pictures. It boasts of stables, golf, tennis, basketball and more! Enjoy hardwood floors, a peaceful setting on a very quiet street and the charm of a "tree house" feel with a spacious front porch surrounded by lush trees and the melody of chirping birds. Embrace the wonderful location and delightful neighbors in this cherished home,

2010 Midshipman Dr, Stafford

$650,000
3 Beds 2 Baths VAST2028584 MLS COMING SOON Status
Nestled on a nearly 9-acre lot, this expansive Craftsman home offers a harmonious blend of spacious living & tranquil surroundings. The charming 1920s architecture & the welcoming front porch, spanning over 1600 sq. ft., provide the perfect setting to unwind & take in the breathtaking views of the lush green rolling grass. Adding to the allure is a picturesque creek that meanders through the woods, creating a serene & idyllic atmosphere. Surrounded by peaceful woods, this property offers a sense of tranquility & seclusion, making it an ideal retreat. Step inside this meticulously maintained home to discover a wealth of impressive upgrades. Thoughtful renovations include new windows, a new roof, & new siding, enhancing both the curb appeal & energy efficiency of the property. The interior boasts a range of modern amenities, such as new stainless steel appliances, remodeled bathrooms, newer hot water heater, fresh paint, & new carpeting. The fully renovated kitchen is a true showstopper, featuring sleek finishes, granite countertops, & durable engineered flooring. Convenience is also a key feature of this home. Situated just minutes away from Interstate 95, commuting & traveling are effortless. Additionally, a plethora of shopping, dining, & entertainment options are w/in close proximity, offering endless opportunities for leisure & recreation. If you're in search of a spacious & impeccably updated home, surrounded by peaceful woods & a babbling creek, this property is the perfect choice. Don't miss out on the chance to experience suburban living at its finest. Pictures will be posted by 4-16-24.

152 Derrick Ln, Stafford

$829,000
6 Beds 5 Baths VAST2028550 MLS COMING SOON Status
This Coming Soon property will be worth your wait. This beautiful home is tucked into the end of a lovely cul-de-sac in Augustine North. As you arrive, you will be impressed by the curb appeal - from lush lawn to renewed paved driveway and recently added stamped concrete sidewalk up to the front door. As you enter the foyer of this 6 bedroom/4.5 bathroom house, you will notice the beautiful turned staircase with new wrought iron spindles leading to the second floor. From the foyer, you will enter into the large living room with hardwood flooring and a spacious bow window, which provides generous light. Passing through the living room you will exit out onto a quaint porch perfect for your morning coffee or beverage of choice. From the side porch the stairs continue down to the backyard. From the foyer, you will enter into the spacious dining room with hardwood flooring meant for memorable family gatherings. Passing through the foyer and to the left of the staircase, you will enter into the spacious and well-lit family room with a fabulous gas stone fireplace, new carpet, large windows, and French doors exiting out onto a spacious deck. From the family room to your left is the study/6th bedroom, which has built-in bookshelves, new carpet and a nice closet. From the family room you will enter into the kitchen which has new, luxury vinyl flooring, fresh paint, new lighting, cherry cabinets, Silestone countertops, and stainless steel appliances. From the kitchen you can access the roomy powder room and separate laundry room which connects the garage. Ascending the stairs you will arrive on the landing which overlooks the foyer and family room. You also will notice new carpet throughout the second floor. To your left you will enter bedroom #4 and bedroom #3 connected by a Jack and Jill bathroom floor plan. To your right you will enter the bright and spacious bedroom #2, which is considered an “ensuite” with its private bath. Continuing down the hall you will enter the large primary bedroom with its large bathroom, garden tub, tile shower, sinks/cherry cabinetry, and a separate water closet. The walk-in closets are right off from the primary bathroom with an additional room that could be used as a nursery or for many other uses. The partially finished basement consists of bedroom #5, full bath, recreational room, and plenty of room for storage. As your day winds down, enjoy your family and friends on the spacious deck and private backyard. Nestled in the Augustine North neighborhood, you will have access to the golf course, outdoor pool, walking trails, tennis courts and pickleball courts. You are just minutes away from shopping and dining, access to commuter lots and I95. Professional photographs are scheduled for Monday, April 22

8 Engles Ct, Stafford

$675,000
4 Beds 3 Baths VAST2028574 MLS COMING SOON Status
Lovely 4 bedroom home nestled on 4.08 acres of serenity is awaiting your arrival! From the minute you pull into the driveway of 1 Brooke Crest Lane you are surrounded by the feeling of “welcome home”. The front yard is manicured with its beautiful brick walkway, retaining walls, flowering plants, apple trees and blueberry bushes! As you approach the covered front porch, imagine curling up in your favorite rocking chair and enjoying your morning coffee! Entering into the front door of the home, beautiful hardwood floors greet you and invite you to linger in the formal living room or formal dining area. Continuing down the hallway you will find a sizable half bath and the entry to the open concept kitchen, breakfast nook and family room. The newly renovated kitchen is an entertainers dream. Any chef would love the clean, fresh lines of the quartz countertops, freshly painted cabinets and new stainless steel appliances! From the kitchen you have an unencumbered view of the eat-in breakfast area and family room. Moving into the family room you will find a cozy wood stove insert fireplace and slider doors that lead to the new screened in porch! Access to the newly built deck, stamped concrete patio, and spacious back yard is also available from the screened in porch. The tranquil primary bedroom offer’s a walk in closet and spa like bathroom that features a double sink and oversized walk in shower. Three nice sized bedrooms and an additional full bathroom complete the upper level. The lower level offer’s a spacious recreation room with French doors that lead to your paver patio, the laundry room and ample storage area complete the lower level. This home in located within a mile from Aquia Landing beach and play area. Access to Crow’s Nest Natural Preserve is a short distance away affording you the opportunity for kayaking, canoeing, hiking and scenic overlooks of the Accokeek Creek. Virginia Railway Express (VRE), commuter lots, access to I95, shopping, dining, historical sites, county parks are all with in a short drive from your front door. Come take a look, fall in love and then make 1 Brooke Crest Lane your new home! NEW HVAC 2024,Kitchen renovation 2022, Patio & Deck 2023!

1 Brooke Crest Ln, Stafford

$808,250
5 Beds 4 Baths VAST2027012 MLS CLOSED Status
LUXURY ESTATE LIVING AT ITS FINEST ON 1.5 ACRES! SHOWS LIKE A MODEL! 3 FINISHED LEVELS, 2 STORY FOYER & OVER 4500 SQFT! OVER $118,000 IN UPGRADES & AT THE END OF THE CUL-DE-SAC WITH A GRAND EXTENDED DRIVEWAY, NO NEIGHBORS TO THE LEFT & RIGHT! **BACKYARD EXTENDS FAR BEYOND THE FENCE BUILT FOR PETS. A Commuter or Tele-worker’s DREAM!! ONLY 1.4 MILES TO THE VRE BROOKE Station! Nestled on a 1.5 acre wooded lot that backs to trees, in the quiet and peaceful community of Brook Point Estates away from the busyness of traffic and congestion; less than 3 miles from the Aquia Landing Park & Beach overlooking Aquia Creek and Potomac River with beaches, swimming, kayaking, sunning, picnic pavilions and entertaining! You will experience the luxury, meticulous care & detail when you step into the foyer of this amazing luxury estate home! 9 Ft ceilings, upgraded spiral staircase, hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, crown moulding throughout, spacious gourmet kitchen, fully finished basement, incredible master bedroom and bath. THIS IS IT!! Main level living room can be used as an office or library and is perfect for teleworking from home on the COMCAST HIGH SPEED INTERNET available in this community! The Large bright Sunroom off the kitchen is great for entertaining, home schooling, teleworking or just time alone reading a book; this room brings in an abundance of natural sunlight and a scenic view of nature that surrounds this iconic home. Spacious master bedroom and bath suite with upgraded tray Ceiling, deluxe walk-in closets, sitting area for reading or relaxing, sitting area with gas fireplace, all in the privacy and solitude of the owners suite! Luxury Master Bath with a large soaking tub and separate shower, and dual vanities! You will also appreciate the convenience of the upper level laundry room! The luxury kitchen has an open design featuring granite countertops, upgraded stainless steel appliances, separate microwave, gas cooktop on the massive granite Island with shelving and storage area! Upgraded 42 inch soft close pearl cabinets, large pantry, recessed lighting, and spacious laundry room off the kitchen with cherry cabinets with more pantry space and storage. The finished walk-out basement is amazing! The basement also has an open recreation area perfect for a pool or ping pong table! Plenty of needed storage space available also in the utility area. A full Fifth bedroom and beautiful large full bath provides extra room for a large family. There is another large finished room available for home gym/fitness area, storage or a hobby room.

144 Brooke Point Court, Stafford

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Stafford County Real Estate

Stafford County is located in Northern Virginia just 40 miles south of Washington D.C. The Stafford County real estate market is the perfect place to look if you are seeking a quiet home life and friendly neighborhoods. Houses for sale in Stafford, VA, are nestled between vibrant D.C. and Fredericksburg's rolling countryside, with easy access to I-95, park and ride lots, and the Metro line. When you buy a home in Stafford County, you truly get the best of both worlds with easy access to the city and the ability to come home to the peace and quiet of one of its lovely suburbs. Stafford homes are very popular, and Stafford has become one of the fastest-growing counties in the USA. It is also one of the highest income areas, coming in at number 6 on the Census Bureau report. 

Stafford County History

Stafford County has a long and vibrant history, including being home to a variety of indigenous people for more than 1,000 years. When the English started to colonize the area in 1608, there were 32 American Indian tribes living along what is today the Tidewater area of Stafford. One of the more famous English settlements was Jamestown, run by John Smith. This is also where the story of Pocahontas was born.

Stafford County was established in 1664, getting its name from the town of Staffordshire in England. The area of Stafford County was a much larger area than it is today. As the population grew in Stafford, new counties were born, including Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties, and the City of Alexandria.

George Washington spent a good part of his childhood at his home in Ferry Farm, which was also the source of the famous “Cherry Tree” story. His father, Augustine Washington, had the Colonial Forge High School built during this time. The famous Aquia Church, which was built in 1757, is still running today and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

During the time of the Revolutionary War, arms were furnished for colonial rebels by Stafford ironworks. The sandstone quarries from Government Island were used in the construction of both the White House and the United States Capitol building.

Stafford County was also home to battlegrounds in the Civil War and was repeatedly occupied by more than 100,000 troops. In 1862, it was the area where thousands of African-American slaves made an exodus, known as the Trail of Freedom, over the Rappahannock River to reach Union lines and their freedom. 

Another famous area is Aquia Harbour, which both Confederate and Union soldiers struggled to keep control of during the Civil War, with Potomac Creek Bridge being a highly strategic area. During the late 19th century, Gari Melchers, a famous Impressionist artist, lived in the area. Belmont House still stands today as a historical place. Over time, Stafford County has grown and become one of D.C. and Northern Virginia's core counties.

Not only is this area the seat of government, but also it is home to several big defense installations, including the Quantico Marine Corps Base, the national laboratory and academy of the FBI, and NCIS Headquarters. The county is home to many who commute to D.C. for work, as well as home to military households. Over the past few years, Stafford County real estate has seen major growth, suburbanization, and retail and housing projects. 

Living In Stafford County 

Stafford County is listed at number 9 as the best place to live for young professionals and number 11 as the best place for outdoor activities. It is home to an abundance of performing arts and fine arts resources, as well as being close to both Richmond and D.C.’s arts and culture resources.

Recreational Activities 

The eastern border of Stafford County is the Potomac River, and the southern border is the Rappahannock River, giving Stafford County a shoreline of more than 50 miles to enjoy. Its numerous lakes and waterways provide a variety of water sports, fishing and access to the Chesapeake Bay. The well-known Government Island is home to a natural park and archaeological site with interpretive signs and winding trails. There are 11 public parks in the county, as well as athletic and sports programs for all ages. Many events and services are available to those who make their homes in Stafford County, including dance, music, cultural arts, workshops, special interest groups, and self-improvement classes.

There are also many historical landmarks that are still operating today, like Aquia Church. You can also find unique artisans in the area and many shops are locally owned. Another area to enjoy if you purchase a home in Stafford County is the Potomac Point Vineyard, which is pet-friendly.

Housing and Neighborhoods

The cost of land and houses for sale in Stafford County are significantly lower than many other Northern Virginia communities. It's a place where county amenities are abundant and property taxes are low. You can find starter homes, gated communities, apartments, cluster houses, and townhomes throughout the Stafford County real estate market, some of which are waterfront and golf communities. Nearly 80 percent of the homes in Stafford County are owned.

The Stafford County real estate market is home to 15 neighborhoods. Nearly half of the homes in Stafford County were built between 1970 and 1999. Twenty-five percent of Stafford homes were built after 2000, and you can also find some homes that were built in the 1930s or earlier. It's common to see large lots, 3- to 4-bedroom single-family homes, and 4-story townhouses for sale in Stafford County.

Great Water Sports

If you love water sports, you'll find plenty to do in Stafford. Fishing, waterskiing and boating are common due to its promixity to the Potomac River and Rappahannock River, and access to Chesapeake Bay. Fishing enthusiasts will be happy to hear you can catch croakers, catfish and bass in these waters.

Single-Family Home Availability

Another perk of the Stafford County real estate market is its availability of many large single-family homes at much lower prices than you will find in other areas close to D.C. There are houses for sale in Stafford County to fit a range of budgets. From riverfront properties to single-family homes hidden within quiet suburban neighborhoods, there is a home here for everyone.

Great Amenities and Low Property Taxes

In some communities with low property taxes, it seems that amenities and upkeep are sacrificed. This isn't the case with real estate in Stafford, where residents are able to enjoy parks with trails for walking and biking, public libraries, well-kept playgrounds, sports complexes, and two public swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor.

Marine Corps Base Quantico 

Stafford County residents love the close proximity to the Marine Base Quantico, a top employer for the region for more than 100 years. Quantico employs around 28,000 civilian and military personnel, and many choose homes in Stafford County for their affordability and easier commute outside the city.

A Good Place for Small Businesses

Did you know that Stafford County supports entrepreneurship and encourages small businesses? The county provides assistance to small businesses, such as offering tax advantages, fast-tracking permits for insurance, and finding development opportunities and grants. Stafford County real estate is a good option if you have a small business that requires access to D.C. and the surrounding areas.

Getting Around Stafford County 

Stafford County has easy access to Interstate 95, which runs through the county and provides many exits onto other major roads, such as Route 1. There are two lines of the Virginia Railway Express, which runs all the way to D.C. and connects with other trains, like Amtrak. There is also the new regional airport. You may want to own a vehicle in order to get around, but there are public transportation options. The Fred bus makes stops on I-95 between exits 126 to 140, along with a few east and west lines. You also have access to taxi services and Greyhound buses.

If you live in a Stafford home and work in downtown D.C. or other areas in Northern Virginia, there are metro stations along the yellow and blue lines you can use, with park and ride lots for the Metro's southernmost stops. The Blue Line runs into Alexandria and the Yellow Line runs into Huntington.

Stafford County Neighborhoods

The Stafford real estate market is home to many lovely neighborhoods and communities. Whether you want a home that is closer to the city, a home that is a bit more rural, or a home in between, you will definitely be able to find a house for sale in Stafford County that you will love.

Stafford Courthouse

Stafford Courthouse is a small town just 10 miles north of Fredericksburg and about 40 miles south of D.C. Quantico is just north of this community. Stafford Courthouse has 15 neighborhoods, including Hampton Oaks; Park Ridge; Austin Ridge, which is the more expensive area; and Greenridge, which is the most affordable area. Homes for sale in Stafford Courthouse range from single-family detached homes with 3 to 4 bedrooms to terraced homes and townhomes.

This town is considered to be a military town, with 13.3 percent of the workforce in the armed forces. The local economy here is also focused on construction and public service. It has a higher level of education, a good job economy, and affordable homes, which is why so many will sacrifice the 30 minutes or so it can take to commute to work. The town is ethnically diverse and the ancestry of the residents includes English, Irish, German, Italian and Romanian.

Aquia Harbor

Aquia Harbour is 13 miles north of Fredericksburg and home to historical sites such as Aquia Church, which was built in 1757. It's one of the most popular neighborhoods for Stafford County real estate and is home to gated waterfront golf communities. It allows for access to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, and residents can enjoy the walking trails, playgrounds, parks, and driving ranges. It offers a bit of the bustling city and the comfort of a quiet and friendly place to live.

Brooke

Brooke sits near Crow's Nest Natural Preserve and on the Historic Places register. It features many mid-sized single-family homes that are affordable. The community is well-established and began in 2006. It includes the smaller community of Brooke Ridge, known for its reasonably priced expansive homes. The community has been developing since 1998. The Fredericksburg train line serves the area and connects with other major roadways, making this a great option within the Stafford County real estate market for those who have to commute to D.C.

Widewater

Widewater sits on the banks of the Potomac River and features large 3- to 4-bedroom single-family homes that are quite affordable. The community here is well-established and consists of Widewater Village and Widewater Beach, which offers competitively priced mid-sized homes. Most of the homes here were built between 1970 and 1999 and range from medium-sized 3- to 4-bedroom homes to larger single-family homes of 4 to 5 bedrooms. If you buy a Stafford home in this area you will be close to the Potomac Point Winery and Vineyard, which is pet-friendly.

Boswell's Corner

Boswell's Corner is situated just along Route 1 and outside of Quantico's boundary line. Homes in this area of the Stafford County real estate market are a bit more expensive, consisting of 3- to 4-bedroom mid-sized single-family homes, smaller 2-bedroom homes, studios, townhouses and mobile homes. Residents are a mix of owners and renters, and homes here were mostly built between 1970 to 1999, with a few being constructed after 2000. Many of the residents here work actively with the military and government. Part of the charm of this neighborhood is its attached and row houses, which you will find in abundance in Boswell's Corner. It's also a very diverse neighborhood, and many people with Jamaican ancestry reside here.

Aquia

This is another community within the Stafford real estate market that served as off-base housing for those stationed at Quantico. Part of this neighborhood was a smaller subdivision called Midway Island, but this was torn down and is now home to Midway Research Center. Aquia is a bit more expensive but still affordable, with medium-sized to larger single-family homes and mobile homes for sale in Stafford County. The homes here were mostly built from 1970 to 1999. The government and military are one of the major employers in this area. One thing you will notice about this neighborhood is that it has a lot of 4- to 5-bedroom homes or homes that have had additions put on them. It also has a population of college students.

Stafford County Real Estate Market

Right now, Stafford County real estate is considered to be a hot seller's market. In the last 12 months, home appreciation has risen by 3.3 percent, making it a good time to invest. Homes are getting multiple offers, so you'll have to be quick if you see houses for sale in Stafford County. Some homes are selling a bit above their asking price, so make sure you put in a competitive bid.

Stafford County Schools

Stafford County consists of 31 public schools serving almost 28,000 students. The schools here have either met or exceeded the standards of learning tests. It's Virginia's largest division and all of the schools in the county are accredited. It also offers higher education options, such as the University of Mary Washington and the Marine Corps University. You can also find many private, specialized and undergraduate training institutions nearby if you live in a Stafford home.

Top 5 Public Elementary Schools:

  • Rockhill Elementary School
  • Winding Creek Elementary School
  • Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School
  • Margaret Brent Elementary School
  • Hampton Oaks Elementary School

Top 5 Public Middle Schools:

  • Rodney E. Thompson Middle School
  • Andrew G. Wright Middle School
  • H.H. Poole Middle School
  • Stafford Middle School
  • Shirley C. Heim Middle School

Top 4 Public High Schools:

  • Colonial Forge High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Brooke Point High School
  • North Stafford High School

Universities, Colleges and Tech Schools:

  • Germanna Community College
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus
  • Eastern Virginia Career College

Things To Do In Stafford County

The Stafford County real estate market offers a variety of amenities, from top restaurants to its many parks and historical sites. In fact, it has one of the highest concentrations of historical sites and museums. Aquia Church is one of the area's oldest colonial churches that is still running today. There's also the Stafford Civil War Park, with its historic markers, trails and picnic area. You can visit Government Island, a 17-acre site that is known for its sandstone quarry, which was used in building the White House. Or, you can enjoy its many scenic trails and boardwalks. 

Crow's Nest 

Stafford homes for sale are also very close to several beautiful national parks with amazing trails that range from easy to challenging. One of these is Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve. This spawning, nursery and feeding ground is home to 49 fish species, shellfish and mussels, and is also a nesting habitat for the bald eagle. Covering 3,055 acres of protected land, it is also a habitat for nearly 60 species of songbirds, and there are areas that played a large part in historical moments, like the Colonial, Native American, and Civil Wars.

Stafford Civil War Park

Stretched over 42 acres of land, this park is known for its role in the Potomac Winter Encampment of 1863. You can explore three of its earthen artillery fortifications, several of the winter hut/holes used by soldiers, and a Colonial bridge. Follow trails that take you past old colonial canons and stop to have a picnic at its many designated picnic stops.

Coffee Lovers and Foodies 

When you live in a Stafford home, you can visit many great cafes to catch up with a friend over coffee or enjoy fine dining in the many local restaurants. Try the Agora Downtown Coffee Shop and Roastery for lunch, or the Mason-Dixon Cafe if you want some traditional local comfort food. Basilico is another gem, with its New York deli theme and tasty Italian meals. You will definitely find something for everyone if you choose a home in Stafford County.

Real Estate Taxes

The property taxes in Northern Virginia will vary depending on where you live. In some instances, you may pay both city and county taxes. Property taxes tend to fall around the national average of 1.08 percent, and Stafford County real estate is known as having low taxes.

Are You Ready to Move to Stafford County?

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can enjoy when you buy a home in Stafford County. With lower taxes that don't sacrifice amenities, affordable housing, and a mix of civilian and military households, you'll find the perfect area for you. You will have access to some of the top-rated public schools for K-12, as well as community colleges, tech schools and universities.

If you want to find the right home in Stafford, give our real estate team a call. We have a lot of experience within the Stafford County real estate market and will help you find your perfect forever home.