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
Your opportunity has arrived to own this beautiful and lovingly maintained 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath townhouse on 3 levels in a stunning location in Island Creek, Kingstowne Alexandria, backing to Fairfax County parkland with views of endless woods on both upper and lower decks. The main level has a welcoming floorplan with a seamless open concept perfect for everyday living as well as entertainment, where the bright living room, the generous sized dining room and the family room open up to one another with an adjoining large kitchen. The kitchen with an island bar, pantry and eat-in area offers 42 inch white cabinets and granite counters and a decorative blue mosaic backsplash. There are hardwood floors throughout the main level and both stairwells, as well as a half bath off the hallway. Beyond the kitchen lies the recently renovated Trex~ deck that overlooks the magnificent wooded parkland. This backdrop of trees offers a serene setting perfect to relax after a busy day. A freshly painted upper level boasts a large bright master bedroom with vaulted ceilings and skylights. An ensuite master bathroom has a new double sink vanity with new hardware and fixtures, a jetted Jacuzzi tub and separate shower as well as a large walk-in closet. Off the hallway are 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level walk-out basement offers 1 additional bedroom, perfect for an office, and a full bath, as well as a laundry room with new washer and dryer. This room also functions as a storage area with additional shelving. Additionally, this level offers a spacious recreational room with a wood-burning fireplace and a sliding glass doors that open up to a deck in the backyard, which boasts a new fence. Recent upgrades include new furnace, new roof/gutters/skylights, new main level Trex~ deck, updated master bathroom with new vanity and fixtures, new hardwood floors in kitchen and stairs, new washer and dryer, and fresh paint. 2 parking spaces convey with the property and there is plenty of additional guest parking around the community. Springfield metro is 1.5 miles away via a private community trail or the express bus to the commuter lot. Welcome to a life of classic living in this sought-after townhome community, offering conveniences and practicality for your modern day living. [None Available - $574,900]
You'll love this brick home located on a quiet, cool-de-sac street in a desirable neighborhood! 0.97 acres of land in pristine end lot w/immaculate landscaping, this home has it all; outside patio area, & additional work shed in mint condition with electricity! Inside, amazing open floor plan with new carpet, ceiling fans, lighting, and freshly painted walls. New commode and vanity in the bathroom. Remodeled kitchen offers granite counter top, double sink, new S/S appliances, and smooth top built-in touch control electric cooktop. In addition- large sun room. Two options to heat- furnace or baseboard heat. Easy commute to Fort Belvoir, Pentagon, Fort Meyer, National Harbor, Mount Vernon, Amazon HQ, and Washington DC. Truly a must see & perfectly priced! [Woodlawn Acres - $525,000]
Modern luxury in a prime location! Move-in ready !!Come see this beautiful house and make it your home. Free shuttle to Van Dorn Metro. Sunny, spacious 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath townhome in the Residences at Sullivan Place. Updated Hardwoods, Sunlight filled open main level living with high ceilings. Spacious separate dining, Sun-drenched open breakfast area with French-style door to balcony. Family room off the kitchen perfect for entertaining, plus main level powder room. Master bedroom with his and hers walk-in closet. Upper-level laundry. Rear-loading garage and driveway. Neighborhood amenities include an outdoor pool, common grilling areas, trails. Close to I-395, I-495. [Residences At Sullivan - $485,000]
Welcome to 6173 Windham Hill Run, a gorgeous Keats model townhome sited on one of the most desirable streets in sought-after Kingstowne. This lovely brick-front end-unit home backs to lush trees and has dazzling hardwood floors on the main and upper levels. Showcasing a well-designed open floorplan, it features both classic and current tasteful finishes throughout. The master bedroom features a dramatic vaulted ceiling and private master bath with an extravagant walk-in closet. The remarkable lower level feels nothing like a basement with an impressive wall of windows. Step out and unwind on the landscaped private patio and fenced-in yard. From the elegant moldings, updated lighting and fresh paint to the relaxing fireplace and large deck, this one has it all. Ideally located, this fine residence is close to all the exclusive Kingstowne amenities and is a short drive from popular Wegmans, two Town Centers, Metro and Old Town Alexandria. [Kingstowne - $649,950]
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Townhome in Ridges of Edsall. 2 story foyer. Hardwood floors through main level. Living/dining area with three sided fireplace. Family room with fireplace Gourmet kitchen with 42" cabinets and granite counters. Spacious master bedroom and bathroom. Upper level laundry. 2 car garage, back deck and patio, fenced backyard. Close to 395, 495 and Metro. [Ridges At Edsall - $675,000]