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.
The 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:
Location, location, location. You can fix a home’s condition, but you can never change it’s location..
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.
Livable floor plan. Paint and carpet are relatively cheap, but moving walls can quickly get expensive.
Light. Houses with the most potential have plenty of natural light.
Good storage. Adding storage isn’t cheap, so it’s smart to choose a property that already has it.
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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.
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.
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. Continue reading
Properties in Southern Fairfax County up to $700,000
Wonderful three level brick front end unit town home in Lorton Station South.
This spacious 2469sf model with 3 bedrooms and 3 full and 1 half bath will not disappoint! Bump outs on ALL three levels*Wood floors on main level*New carpet on lower level and stairs*kitchen with stainless steel appliances, center island, and tons of storage*Flowing open floor plan with three sided gas fireplace in dining room and living room*Huge master suite with vaulted ceiling, walk in closet and private bath*Luxury master bath with soaking tub, duel sinks, and separate shower*Bright sunlit stairway window, only in an end home*Lower level with gas fireplace, full bath, and walk out to a custom brick patio*Fully fenced back yard* two car garage*great community amenities- tennis courts, basketball courts play grounds, and two pools*Close to shopping, VRE, Fort Belvoir***WELCOME HOME!*** [Lorton Station South - $525,000]
Close to DC, Old Town Alexandria and Metro Station.
Gorgeous 4 levels with walk out basement that could be used as a guest room, office, gym. Freshly painted. Roof was replaced in July. New carpet. [Bucknell Manor - $375,000]
Location, location! Don~t miss this beautiful 3 levels 3 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath townhome close to I-495, I-395, Kingstowne shopping and restaurants and Springfield mall.
The lower level has a half bath, large rec room with fireplace . Up one level you have a large kitchen, dinning room that leads to the deck and fenced in back yard, a half bath and new wood floors in the dining and living room area. Upstairs you have 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths. This community is close to all major roads. The entire home has been freshly painted, many light fixtures replaced, new carpet in bedrooms, newer HVAC (outside and inside) units and new windows. [Manchester Lakes - $439,900]
Charming, remodeled home surrounded by nature and mature trees.
4 bed/ and 3 bath./Fully fenced with a low maintenance backyard that is beautifully landscaped. Hardwood floors and carpet with upgraded windows and updated bathrooms. The tranquil Bren Mar Park neighborhood is conveniently located minutes from 395 and 495, Landmark Mall, Kingstowne and also Metro-accessible via Express Bus to Pentagon and 3 bus to Van Dorn St. Welcome home! [Bren Mar Park - $489,000]
Clean and neat, bright and spacious sunny corner 3BR/2BA unit in sought after River Towers.
Ready for new owners to make it their own. New carpet in BR's. Large kitchen with great storage. Huge LR/DR with wood laminate floors. Condo fees include ALL Utilities plus: outdoor pool, tennis courts, exercise room, party room, picnic area, tot lot/playground, roof top deck overlooking parkland. All just minutes to Old Town, Belle View Shopping Center, Mount Vernon Rec Center, Potomac River bike path, National Airport, GW Parkway/I395. Or take bus at your door. [River Towers - $263,000]
Welcome to this lovely detached 3 bedroom/2 full bath home with a detached oversized 1 car garage! What a location! Less than 1.
5 miles to Huntington Metro, nearby to schools, Springfield Town Center, Van Dorn Shopping areas and local parks. Enjoy getting to know your neighbors from the wonderful front porch. This home has just been freshly painted, has new carpets, new SS appliances, a beautiful granite counter top and the baths have been refreshed. Enjoy plenty of open living space on the main level with the large living room and eat in kitchen/dining area. In the nice weather, you can enjoy an evening on the large deck with the hot tub. Upstairs you have 2 bedrooms and a full bath, the lower level has an additional bedroom, full bath and a laundry/storage/office area with the potential for another full or ~ bath there. The huge yard and new flagstone walk way lead to the detached garage ~ oversized for 1+ cars and plenty of loft storage as well. Welcome home!! [Ridge View - $480,000]