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
Your Absolute Best Opportunity to own a wonderful townhome in a fabulous and highly sought after Lorton neighborhood at an unbeatable price.
Buy it now before seller increases price after adding new flooring & paint, new kitchen cabinets and counter tops ( which all together would cost about a total of $15,000.00). Other homes in the neighborhood with these improvements are selling for considerably more. Currently has stainless appliances and HVAC from approximately 2019. This home features a spacious living room and Dining/Family room. Sliding glass doors lead to large fully fenced ( approximately 2019) backyard. Kitchen has pass thru to living room. 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths and bonus half bath on main level. Super convenient to I-95, Franconia Springfield Metro, shops, grocery stores, restaurants and parks. Close to Fort Belvoir and Historic Occoquan. There is no doubt this home will be a a wonderful place to live as well as a terrific investment. [Pohick Square - $324,900]
Stunningly renovated 3 Bedroom 2.
5 Bath Townhome in Alexandria! Entering this amazing space, you are welcomed by the brand new laminate flooring, found throughout the main level. The foyer welcomes you in and guides you to the sun-soaked dining room area. Next, the modern kitchen boasting brand new stainless steel appliances, great counter space, as well as amazing cabinet space. The living room ties this level together providing ample space, great natural light & access to the private landscaped, fenced-in backyard, perfect for entertaining during any season! Heading upstairs you will find the bedrooms, each with brand new wall to wall carpeting, generous closet space & ample natural light. Enjoy the comfort of the Master Bedroom Suite as well as the convenience of having your own washer/dryer in unit. Available Now! [Windsor Park - $399,950]
Much thought, care, love, and expense have gone into this home.
As you enter, you are greeted by hand scraped teak wood floors which are present on two levels. The 2 story family room with floor-to-ceiling windows lets in beautiful light. But very little outshines the kitchen in this home. No expense was spared for this gourmet haven featuring premium cherry cabinets and Brazilian granite counters, a 36" five-burner Thermador cooktop, and a built-in storage banquet. The kitchen opens onto the family room which features a gas fireplace and custom built-ins for tv and bookshelves. There is a separate private office space on the main level. Many rooms including the office are prewired with Cat 5 cable. The upstairs primary bedroom features the optional tall ceiling and sitting room but it's the private en-suite bathroom with heated floors that makes this a true retreat. The deep seating jetted Japanese soaking tub will work out the stress of daily life. Beautiful marble bowl double sinks, separate shower, private toilet, and very large walk-in closet round out the features of this bath nicely. The upper level features two additional bedrooms and a laundry room with a newer front load washer and dryer. The fully finished lower level features a media room with a wet bar and a possible fourth bedroom adjacent to the full bath. The home was upgraded to dual-zone AC which has an ultraviolet air filter and a new humidifier. The oversized garage fits two cars plus extra space for working and storage. The driveway is full length and will also accommodate two cars. The cozy yard features beautiful paver patio hardscaping and is fully fenced. This move-in-ready property will be easy to call home. [Lorton Town Cntr Landbay - $695,000]
Move in ready on large lot in sought after Hollin Hall.
4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, open concept main level, beautiful patio, walk out lower level, and 2 fireplaces. Master suite features attached bath, 2 closets, and private balcony. Hardwood floors throughout main and upper level. Recent grades include; stainless steal Samsung kitchen appliances, kitchen backsplash, bathroom vanities and fixtures, lighting, new doors, extensive landscaping including patio, complete mudroom/laundry room remodel. Double pane vinyl windows. Electrical panel, roof, hot water heater, and HVAC all replaced in 2011! Walk to Hollin Hall Shopping Center (Safeway, Hardware, Bank, Pharmacy, Coffee Shop, Variety store, Vet), run/bike the beautiful GW parkway. Located in sought after Waynewood Elementary. Open Sunday 2/28 from 2-4. Offers, if any, due 3/1 at 3 PM. [Hollin Hall Village - $699,000]
You: Hey Siri, find me a single-family house that has….
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a living room filled with natural light, a cozy fireplace, a separate dining room, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Oh, and a big office for my work from home days. Maybe even another office space just in case we need more. An extra level would be real nice. Don’t forget a guest room for when we can have visitors again! I also want plenty of space to spread out, maybe… a big basement? Yeah, add that to my list. Don’t forget the yard. I want a really big one ...at least a quarter of an acre. A shiny new Trex deck, a patio, and plenty of room for my fire pit plans would also be a bonus. I have a dog so a fenced yard is a MUST. Of and I forgot to mention that it needs to be near a metro and have easy access to the Beltway. Less than a mile or mile and a half is preferred. I love going out to Old Town and Kingstowne so can we focus on somewhere near those areas? It would be nice to walk to some parks as well. Did I mention I play tennis and my kids play softball? We really like to hike too. Oh and my kids' friends go to Clermont Elementary so some place in that district would be preferred. One last thing....it needs to be under $600K? Can you help me out here?
Siri: I found one match for you: 5811 Sable Drive in Alexandria, would you like to see it?
You: I’m calling my agent right now, it’s a perfect match. [Burgundy Farm - $599,900]
Gorgeous 1 level single family home with room for everyone cozy.
Look no further! If you close your eyes and dream of perfection, this is it!! Fresh paint throughout, New Dryer, New Range Stove. In a great location! Easy access to major roads, shopping center, restaurants. well maintained. One Level ,4 bedrooms, 2 full bathroom. Huge Fenced back yard. Great location! Fabulous Home! Do not miss your opportunity on this single detached house! [Fairfield - $459,000]