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.
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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. Continue reading

6 Newly Built Detached Homes For Sale in Southern Fairfax County For Less than $700k

Properties in Southern Fairfax County up to $700,000

This lovingly maintained split-level home has been owned by the same family for 49 years! A testament to this beautiful neighborhood and all it has to offer.

1032 Croton Dr

This home is nestled in the heart of sought-after Waynewood on the broadest portion of Croton Drive on a 1/3 acre lot. The charm and character of this 1958 home are very much intact and are ready for you to put all those Pinterest board ideas into action! There is a 25-year warranty on the roof that was replaced in 2014. The hot water heater was replaced in 2018. The original wood windows have all been replaced with double-pane, double-hung insulated vinyl windows. There is a huge family room addition with a separate heating and cooling system. This room has thick tongue and groove painted pine paneling, a cozy fireplace with a screen, built-in bookcases, slate flooring, and a sliding glass door that leads to the patio. The family room addition has a vaulted ceiling, and that portion of the roof was replaced in 2018. Also on this level is the renovated kitchen with maple cabinets in a shaker-style door. In addition to the dining room area on this level, there's a large room that can serve as a home office or guest room. It has the original sliding partition doors for privacy and a roomy closet. The second full bath is in the corridor just outside this area. The flooring on this level is engineered Pecan wood with a natural finish. Upstairs you will find three generous-sized bedrooms and one full bath, and one-half bath. The original hardwood floors have been beautifully refinished and are gleaming! The living room is enormous and has a gorgeous wood mantel and wood-burning fireplace. A French door leads outside to the surprisingly big backyard. There is loads of storage. The much coveted WRA membership, which permits access to swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, and ball field to members and guests, conveys! Oversized one car carport. Walk to both the Waynewood Elementary School and Carl Sandburg Middle School. Walk/jog/bike bath. Minutes to Mount Vernon, Old Town, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, D.C., Shops Restaurants, and much more! [Waynewood - $699,000]

Beautiful End-Unit with 3 stories , 3 bedrooms , 4 baths in a Great neighborhood, Fantastic Location !!! *** Tons of natural lights thanks to End-Unit*** New Roof *** New floorings, Beautiful Hardwood floors *** Fresh Painted All Interior, Exterior, and Deck *** Many other updates including Bathrooms, New All light features throughout,.

6355 Michael Robert Dr

... *** Open Floor Plan: Spacious living room that opens to dining and kitchen*** Gourmet eat-in kitchen has Large Pantry, recent upgraded Granite Island & Countertop, New Stainless Steel all Appliances and Built-in Microwave *** Nice Deck off the Dining area. *** Dual Master Suites each with their own full bathrooms on UL.*** ***Fully finished Walk-Out basement: a spacious Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Rec. Room can be a spacious office space, laundry room with newer washer/dryer, storage room, utility room with storage space *** Verizon Internet/Cable, Satelite Dish, Security Alarm systems are ready, *** Other Updates: HVAC 2018, Water Heater 2018.*** Close To Everything: few minutes to all major highways; Short walk to 2 metro stations Franconia/Springfield Metros; Springfield Mall, Kingstowne Center; Banks, Restaurants, Diversity Super Markets...***Great community amenities: low HOA fee, 2 assigned parkings, a lot of guest parking, swimming pool, tennis court, tot lot, trails, free shuttle to metro,. etc...... *** This home is the ONLY End-Unit TH in this area 22150 available on the market*** [Japonica - $459,000]

Well maintained single family home located inside the beltway.

6369 Edsall Rd

Windows, heating, and air conditioning replaces recently. Refinished hardwood floors and freshly painted. Home sits on beautiful 0.2 acre lot that offers spacious and flat front and back yards. Home is being sold as-is and is waiting for your personal touches! Offer deadline Sunday, 6/13 at 9:00pm. [Bren Mar Park - $499,900]

THIS IS IT! Beautiful 3-level townhouse with garage near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station! Updated kitchen has ample storage, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, farm sink, built-in wine rack, ceramic tile floor, and lots of natural light! Enjoy the large family room with wood-burning fireplace and beautiful flooring.

6330 Demme Pl

Stairs are hardwood flooring. All 3 bedrooms with custom closets are located on the upper level. Also there are 2 full baths on the upper level, with a double sink vanity and huge soaking tub/shower in the primary bathroom. The walk-out basement is fully finished, has ceramic tile flooring, a half bathroom, and washer and dryer. Enjoy the back yard on the brick patio facing the trees. Great location, less than 2-miles by car, bus or neighborhood rush hour shuttle to Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, or take the shortcut on the walking trail that's less than a mile to the Metro. Close to lots of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, I-95/I-395/I-495, Fairfax County Parkway, Ft Belvoir, Pentagon, Mark Center. [Japonica - $559,900]

Open house June 13, 1-4 pm, Bright 3BR, 3.

5325 Buxton Ct

5BA Town home on quiet cul-de-sac that backs to woods in Kingstowne. New Paint, Updated eat-in gourmet kitchen with white cabinets, Stainless steel appliances , Lovely Deck, Family room, Spacious Master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, Huge lower level recreation room with cozy fireplace and walk out to private fenced Backyard. Lower level den with Full bath. Hayfield Secondary School Pyramid. Ultimate commuter's location just minutes to I-495, Close to Van Dorn Metro, Springfield Metro. Bus stop just steps away at Summer Ridge Rd. and Buxton Ct. Enjoy all that the Kingstowne Shopping has to offer including Amazon Fresh, Wegman's, Safeway, Starbucks, shops, restaurants, and movie theatre. Springfield Town Center nearby includes indoor mall, restaurants, and movie theatre. Fort Belvoir Army Base less than 8 miles away. Van Dorn Plaza offers numerous shops and eateries. Springfield Youth Club offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Nearby walking trails, parks, pools, and farmers markets as well. This community has tons to offer! http://www.kingstowne.org [Kingstowne - $585,000]

*OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JUNE 13TH FROM 2PM-4PM**PLEASE WEAR A MASK, USE HAND SANITIZERS OR WEAR GLOVES* PLEASE USE THE BOOTIES OR TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AS YOU VISIT YOUR FUTURE HOME, THANK YOU* Knock, knock, knock! That's right, it's opportunity knocking! Welcome to your future home! Beautiful townhouse with 3 bedrooms and 2.

5215 Pleasure Cove Ct

5 baths in perfect location* Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level* Light-filled living room with hardwood floors*Renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances in addition to beautiful, and spacious cabinet drawers and pantry* Spacious Owner's bedroom plus 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath completes the upper level* A full basement, perfect for entertaining with sliding glass provides access to an inviting backyard patio wood deck, recently constructed, and a storage shed providing extra storage* A full bath and a large utility/laundry room completes the walkout basement*Close to Greendale Golf Course and Kingstown shops, restaurants, grocery stores and department stores* Easy access to 95, 495 and 395*Very reasonably priced for immediate sale, check the recent comps and you'll be surprised! [D Evereux West - $457,000]

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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