Why do people love wood floors?

Step onto any wood floor and you’ll appreciate the warm and inviting tones and colors. As one of the world’s most versatile floor coverings not only do you get traditional beauty but also practical advantages:

  • Looks great and that great look endures;
  • Hardwood resists stains, including wine and food;
  • Wood is warm to the touch;
  • Wood floors are easier on your feet and knees than concretes and ceramics;
  • Wood flors are easy to clean;
  • Real wood floors are fully restorable;
  • Hygienic and dust free, especially good for allergy sufferers.


Properties in Franconia

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5 Signs a Home Has Potential

CheckThe best deals on homes are often on properties that aren’t perfect, but how do you spot a home with potential?  These are the 5 factors we’ve found:
Home shoppers looking for a great deal should keep these factors in mind when they are looking for a place with potential:

  1. Location, location, location. You can fix a home’s condition, but you can never change it’s location..
  2. Less than 50 years old. Properties older than a half century are likely to have more fundamental problems — like aging wiring, inadequate plumbing and sagging foundations. But when examining a home take care to note the difference between a home’s actual age and it’s age since it was refurbished or renewed.  You may  find that a home in Old Town Alexandria which was built in the 19th Century is “newer” than a home built in 1990 in Kingstowne.
  3. Livable floor plan. Paint and carpet are relatively cheap, but moving walls can quickly get expensive.
  4. Light. Houses with the most potential have plenty of natural light.
  5. Good storage. Adding storage isn’t cheap, so it’s smart to choose a property that already has it.
For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

Properties in Fort Hunt

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Charming Row Homes on Pommander Street

The Pommander townhomes are located in Old Town Alexandria, South near the Potomac View Park.  Built in the late-1960’s and early 1970’s, these townhomes were designed in the style of redbrick, colonial row houses. The homes are relatively large, and vary in size from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet.  The location of Pommander is perfect for strolling down to the Potomac riverfront or over to the busy and historic King Street in Old Town with its boutiques, dining, and nightlife.

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Sailing on the Potomac

Conveniently located in Old Town Alexandria, South, the Pommander townhomes are only a short drive away from the King Street Metro, Washington, D.C., and Ronald Reagan National Airport.  Residents can also walk to coffee, restaurants, shops, and Balducci’s food market.

Pommander is served by  Lyles-Crouch Elementary SchoolGeorge Washington Middle School, and  T.C. Williams High School.

Pommander townhomes for sale:

Rentals in Old Town Alexandria

Rent in the Carlyle District of Alexandria VA for less than $2900 per month!

The Carlyle District of Alexandria is popular because of it’s upscale urban feel and close proximity to culture, restaurants and metro. It’s also very popular among employees and contractors at the USPTO and will be popular with the soon to be completed National Science Foundation. Is is possible to find a decent rental here for less than $2900 per month? Yes. It most definitely is.
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6 Newly Built Detached Homes For Sale in Southern Fairfax County For Less than $700k

Properties in Southern Fairfax County

9100 Grist Mill Rd

Price improvement $60k - Motivated Seller Beautiful all brick home w/4 bedrooms & 2 baths on .5 acre is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac a deck & patio overlooking in-ground pool Oasis backyard Family room with fireplace and wet bar. New water heater, A/C unit & pool tiling Mins to Wegmans, Old Town Alexandria, Historic Mt.Vernon with walking distance to bus stop & easy access to 395, Rt 1 & GW Pkwy [Mt Vernon Terrace - $550,000]

1302 Croton Dr

Sit on your beautiful front porch in sought-after Waynewood subdivision & school district. Hardwoods have been refurbished & new paint throughout. Trex deck & stone patio add to the serene, fully fenced backyard setting.Large walkable attic. New high efficiency Carrier HVAC & furnace. All new Thompson Creek windows. Seller to provide $15,000 allowance. Two 42" plasma flat screen TV's can convey. [Waynewood - $629,000]

5502 Leisure Ct

Gorgeous & fully upgraded! Bi-level home with total of 5 bedrooms/3 baths: 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms upstairs + 2 more additional bedrooms/dens + 1 full bath downstairs. Huge REC room for family entertainment. Gleaming hardwood floors on the Main level with Open floor plan. Upgraded kitchen with granite counter top, stainless steel apps, light fixtures. Walk-out Basement,Huge Deck, Patio, Large Yard [Elmwood Manor - $485,000]

5583 First Statesman Ln #None

Location, Location & Location. Specious 3 bedroom 2.5 Baths.Ready to move in condition. Newly painted, plus new carpeting . With nice Patio for your Entertainment . Friendly & Quite Neighbourhood .Close to shops and Van Dorn Metro, 395 & 495.Seller is requesting for few weeks rent back to buy him a house. RTS for the settlement. open House Sunday 27 1 to 4pm. [Jefferson Green - $349,000]

8915 Captains Row

The perfect home for entertaining and comfortable living. Six generously sized bedrooms, hardwood floors on the main level. Open kitchen with white cabinets, tile backsplash, top of the line appliances, and walk out to elevated deck overlooking level fenced yard. Two fireplaces, oversized garage, plus attic storage. Plenty of room for home office, playroom, and guests. River views from liv room. [Stratford Landing - $700,000]

8215 Cooper St

Beautiful Colonial with Front Porch & Garage. Well Maintained Yard&Garden. Large Kitchen! Gleaming Hardwood Floors on ML & BR level. Mstr BR bath w/glass shwr & walk in closet. Large Trek Deck & Large Fenced yard! Suite w/BR, fam rm, sep kitchen & private Deck. Open 08/27, Sun. 1- 4. [Timothy Park - $499,900]

John Hechinger’s version of a ribbon cutting at his new Alexandria store, in 1961

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John Hechinger’s version of a ribbon cutting at his new Alexandria store in 1961.

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Southern Towers, in 1967

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Southern Towers in 1967

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