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
Gorgeous brick front home with sizable bay window.
Beautiful hardwoods thru out - Including the stairs$$. Laundry on Top floor. This home is open, spacious and light and bright. Freshly painted. 2 Gas fireplaces- one on the main and one in the walk out basement. Elegant moldings, and 9 foot ceilings on all 3 levels. Large deck that backs to woods! Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, 42" cabinets & 14x14 tile floor. Five ceiling fans. Huge KIT w/SS appliances features a lrg center island & 42-inch cabinets, & recessed lights. Palatial MBR w/lighted tray ceiling & MBA w/soaking tub & sep shower. Bedrooms have custom closets. Lower Level recreation room with gas fireplace and sliding glass door to paved patio. Plumbed for 3rd full bath in the basement and another walk in closet with shelving for lots of extra storage. Multi-media wiring package. Sought after Island Creek Elementary. Conveniently located just minutes to Ft. Belvoir, 2 Metros, 95/395/495, Springfield Town Center, and walking distance to Wegmans. Open House SUNDAY MARCH 1st 1-3pm [Hawthorne - $609,990]
Location, location, location - just off of Sherwood Hall Lane in Hollindale.
If you're seeking easy access to the GW Parkway or Beltway for a seamless drive into DC, Arlington or Amazon HQ, look no further. Step into this suburban oasis with an open kitchen/dining/living room floor plan and gorgeous refinished hardwood floors, custom up/down blinds, all new 6-panel doors and trim throughout and updates galore. The kitchen has custom cherry cabinets and trim, stainless appliances, tile backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, granite counters and includes all the bells and whistles, even a brand new dual-zone wine cooler. The open concept living room on the main floor features a gas fireplace, new recessed lighting and floor to ceiling picture windows overlooking the large landscaped front yard. This amazing home boasts two master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one on each level. The downstairs suite would be perfect for in-laws, an au pair or an older child. The downstairs spa-like bath with marble tile and claw foot soaking tub has heated floors! Laundry room has newer washer/dryer and storage area that could be a princess palace or mini man cave for the kids. And that's just the inside. Let me tell you about the outside: the heated/air-conditioned garage and 2 (!) extra sheds are perfect for anyone with a home-based business or someone who has plenty of hobbies. Or, have fun decorating your side-by-side he-shed and she-shed. In addition to that there are two other utility sheds for tools and such. Oh and did I mention the 12x24 heated pool surrounded by Trex decking? There are three decks for entertaining, and a custom fire-pit to boot. The yard is private and fully fenced - perfect for play space for your two and four-legged friends and family. Keep your grass green with the in-ground sprinkler system - front and back! AHS Warranty conveys. [Hollindale - $699,900]
Spacious 3BD/2BA townhouse in Kingstowne! New hardwood floors on the main floor, updated back-splash and fresh paint in kitchen and renovated bathroom in master bedroom.
Minutes from Springfield and S. Van Dorn metro, close to 495 and main highways. House is occupied, please take shoes off before touring. Please no tours after 6PM due to children in house. Seller rent back through 4/10/2020. [Kingstowne - $545,000]
Great Location, Excellent Remodeled 2 Level End unit Townhouse/Condo.
3 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths, fenced patio, Extra storage with 4 (3+1 guest) car parking permit. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet, plenty of natural lighting, spacious kitchen, washer/dryer in unit. Hard wood floor, fresh paint,Gorgeous Brand new granite Counter top kitchen, sink and faucets. Beautiful kitchen with HUG cabinet and floor tiles. Upgraded bathrooms with new feature. Marvel tile dining area. Community pool, Playground, Tennis court & Party room area. Conveniently located near bus lines, school, shopping centers & restaurant. MUST SEE!!!!!!!! [Sequoyah - $229,900]
Fantastic rancher in a fantastic location! Open floor plan with tons of updates.
Fully finished basement. HUGE yard, no HOA. Loads of land in the middle of Alexandria! Beautiful kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters and a large peninsula for entertaining. (Two rooms upstairs have been combined into one spacious bedroom, but could be easily converted back if desired.) Beautiful hardwood floors and updated bathrooms. New roof, HVAC, water heater, and driveway approximately five years ago. This one is a gem! Come fast, it won't last... [Badger Park - $499,900]
Lovely brick home in Mt.
Vernon and attractively priced. This charming home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, an open and renovated kitchen, a 1 car garage, and a private backyard. The eat-in kitchen is spacious and well-designed and has sliding glass doors to the backyard. Classic front living room with ample windows , wood burning fireplace and white colonial-style mantel. Hardwood floors on main level. Spacious lower level w/finished family room, wood burning fireplace insert, and a bonus workroom. 1/3 acre lot. This home was solidly built with brick and block construction. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Ft. Belvoir, and close to the GW Pkway and Potomac River (scenic commuting to Old Town Alexandria and D.C.) [Mount Zephyr - $479,900]