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
Light filled and spacious, rarely available 2 level, 3 bedroom, 2.
5 bath townhome style condo, tucked away in charming community, in wonderful inside the beltway location! Largest model with 1,440 square feet of living space, beautiful new flooring throughout main and upper levels, bright renovated kitchen, fresh paint, delightful baths, and newer water heater, HVAC system, and roof. Ample sized, charming dining room just off kitchen has graceful lighting, and opens to fantastic living room. The perfect floor plan and flow for entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. Generously sized living/family room has two cozy seating areas, an abundance of natural sunlight, and large sliding glass doors which walk out to relaxing patio and garden. Enjoy the outdoors in your private, fenced in backyard oasis! Kitchen has eat-in area with expansive window, granite countertops, handsome cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Main level also has a lovely half bath. Upper level has a voluminous primary bedroom with two closets and a beautifully remodeled en-suite bath. Additional two upper level bedrooms have an adjacent pristine hall full bath. Low monthly condo fee includes terrific amenities and membership to Bren Mar Rec Association with pools, tennis, tot lot, and park. Great community grounds have much open green space for fantastic neighborhood events, and plentiful amounts of parking. Near walking paths, Metro, shops, grocery, and restaurants; and close to Old Town, 395, 495, DC, The Pentagon, Amazon HQ2 and more. Welcome home! [Jefferson Green - $424,900]
Welcome to this beautifully renovated home in Terra Grande.
Features include 3 bedrooms, 3 full custom-designer bathrooms, lower level bonus room (can be used as 4th bedroom), sunroom addition, gleaming hardwood floors, loads of natural light, NEW carpet in all bedrooms, stairs, and lower level family room, NEW paint throughout the interior, NEW windows, NEW blinds, NEW sunroom doors, NEW roof, NEW gutters, NEW hot water heater, NEW light fixtures, NEW custom shelving in all closets & kitchen pantry, NEW mailbox, fireplace in cozy lower level family room, and private back yard. And more...this home's location is a commuters dream! Easy access to I95, I495, I395, Fairfax County Parkway, Springfield-Franconia Metro Station, Bus Stops, Commuter Park & Rides, Fort Belvoir Military base, Springfield Mall shops and restaurants, and public parks near the Potomac River. Come and tour this home! [Terra Grande - $595,000]
Ready to move in 3 level 3BR/3.
5BA brick-front, 1-car garage TH in Kingstowne features hardwood floors on the main and upper levels with harwood stairs on all levels. Open floor plan with great natural light, kit/din combo w/island, dbl sink, ample counter & cabinet space, MBR w/vault ceiling, hardwood floors, sitting rm & MBA w/ceramic tile, soak tub, sep shower & dbl sinks, huge rec rm w/fireplace & patio/yard. [Kingstowne - $639,980]
Welcome home! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 full & 2 half bath home in desirable Lorton, VA sits on a quiet street with gorgeous backyard views!
The 3700+ square foot home boasts hardwood floors and a large kitchen with granite countertops.
You can cook dinner in the kitchen or sit in the open floor plan living room while looking out the windows towards the back yard. You'll see nothing but mature trees and Pohick creek flowing in the background! The kitchen has a large island with a gas stove and stainless steel refrigerator, which is perfect for entertaining. Off the kitchen, there is a sunroom/breakfast room with skylights to brighten your day!
You will be warm and cozy in your living room that has a working gas fireplace. The home also has high vaulted ceilings and crown molding. The formal dining room is spacious for a large dining room table and sits adjacent to the large formal den or home office which overlooks the front yard. Upstairs, you will enjoy a large primary bedroom with a large walk-in closet and a renovated master bath with a soaking tub. The three additional bedrooms are nice sized and perfect for large furniture or an office.
If you need to take a break during the day, you can relax on your pergo back deck and enjoy the rear yard that overlooks beautiful woods and Pohick Creek.
The home has a fully finished basement and the half-bath downstairs has rough-in plumbing for a shower. The basement has ample space for storage and a large entertainment center area. So, if you need a place for a man or woman cave or a place for the kids to do schoolwork, this is a perfect space for that!
You will have a large 2-car garage and there is street parking right in near the home.
A/C was replaced in 2017 and the water heater was replaced in 2014. A new dishwasher was installed in 2020.
The home is less than 3 blocks away from the Lorton VRE station and is near the Franconia-Springfield Metro, so you have lots of commuting options, including lots of space if you are working from home! Walking distance to community amenities, shopping, and restaurants!
Virtual tour: https://real.vision/9134-stonegarden-drive?o=u [Lorton Town Center - $650,000]
This home checks all the boxes! Prepare to be wowed when you enter this completely renovated, from head to toe, SINGLE FAMILY HOME with a gorgeous fenced in side lot, located on a gorgeous wooded lot in the sought after Alexandria neighborhood! Close to every store you might need, beautiful parks with trails, Ft.
Belvoir, and easy access to I95...Renovations include but are not limited to new roof, windows, HVAC system, hot water heater, doors, bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout, gutters, gourmet chef kitchen, landscaping.... the list goes on! Seller left nothing untouched!!
***exterior pictures coming today! [Hampden Heights - $649,000]
This sun filled split level sits within the desirable and timeless Waynewood community.
This beautiful open concept home features 6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Upon entering this home you?ll immediately notice the refinished gleaming hardwood floors on the steps up through the upper-level living room and bedrooms. During those cold days you can enjoy the woodburning fireplace on living room or in the lower-level spacious family room. The kitchen offers you Corian counters, stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage within the custom cabinetry, a built-in desk area, and breakfast bar. A separate dinning room is right off the kitchen. The bedrooms size will not disappointment you, you?ll find 3 bedrooms on the upper level and 3 bedrooms on the lower level. The upper-level hallway bathroom has been fully remodeled with a walk-in shower, the master bath has a soaking tub for those long days, the 3rd full bath is conveniently located by the lower-level bedrooms. Access to the fenced yard is right off the kitchen or lower-level family. The large laundry room is perfect for the extra storage. The yard is a perfect size with parts of the yard having freshly sodded, concrete patio, matured trees including a lemon tree. Perfect place to create a private oasis. Roof 3 years old. The shed and fire pit convey ?as-is?.
A little about Waynewood community for those who do not know, is an amazing neighborhood. With a community pool, tennis courts, and basketball court access. This property comes with a grandfathered membership to the community pool. No need to be on a long waiting list for membership, it comes with the house and the membership has been paid till April 2020. You can enjoy life right off the Potomac River and take advantage of the beautiful bike and walking trail along the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy picturesque commuting options to Old Town, the District, Fort Belvoir, and the Pentagon. Shopping and restaurants are found close by at the Hollin Hall Shopping Center. Home is being sold AS-IS with a Home Warranty. Don?t miss the opportunity to live in this sought-after neighborhood. [Waynewood - $700,000]