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 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.
Properties in Southern Fairfax County up to $700,000
NEIGHBOR SNEAK PEEK OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY, SEPT 24TH, 6-8 PM.
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, SEPT 25TH 12 - 2 PM. Endless upgrades and finishing touches are currently being done to make this house a perfect, turn-key ready home for its new owners! You will fall in love with this rarely available and absolutely immaculate Van Metre-built garage townhome! Enjoy spacious living over 3 levels including 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and one half bath. Prepare a gourmet meal in the huge, sun-filled kitchen with gleaming white cabinets and granite countertops (2018). Tons of counter space for prep work! Walk outside from the breakfast room and enjoy the views from the over-sized sun deck which overlooks a tranquil pond and grassy common area. Host family and holiday meals in the formal dining area. Retire after a long day to the master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet and attached luxury master bath. Two additional bedrooms complete the upper level. Upgrades/updates to include: new flooring, fixtures, and vanity updates in both the master and second full baths, brand new carpet on main and upper levels, all new subway tile backsplash in the kitchen plus cabinet upgrades, fresh paint throughout, deck refinishing, and more. New dishwasher (2021), new roof (2020), new AC unit (2016). The lower level recreation room with cozy gas fireplace walks out to a well-landscaped patio and private, fenced back yard. Close to it all! Enjoy easy access to the conveniences of Kingstowne, Wegmans, Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn, & Huntington metro stops all within 5 miles or less, I-495, Huntley Meadows Park, and 2 golf clubs. You don't want to miss this one! [Glenwood Mews - $599,900]
Great townhouse with tree house like views of the Accotink Woods.
Lower level family rm leads to large entertaining patio. Freshly painted inside with beautiful wood floors on the top two floors. The new buyers will benefit from the owners recent updates. All new windows in July 2021 with transferable warranty. A full bath on the lower level & new water heater(2019). Lower level wetbar (2018) Updated insulation in the attic with flooring(2017) Leaf guard gutter on the rear of the house. Main level 1/2 bath updated . Updated lighting. [Amberleigh - $515,100]
IGNORE DOM (days on market) Home was properly prepped and prepared for listing with NEW price.
Don't miss out on this NEWLY UPDATED 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home! Gleaming Hardwood floors on the main level, open concept living and dining room. Kitchen has all newer Whirlpool SS appliances! The Updates include Some Fresh Paint, Updated Bathrooms, newer Kitchen Cabinets, Copper Pipes, HVAC (2011 religiously maintained twice a year), Roof (2011), Water Heater (2018). Walkout lower level with Brand New Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Tile, Gas Fireplace and Full bath. Fully fenced yard with brick patio. Tons of storage in the utility room and attic. Super Quiet and friendly neighborhood. Great Location near shopping and restaurants. Kingstowne Metro 2 miles with a free Fairfax Connector transfer to and from Metrorail in most situations. Easy access to major commuter routes! 2 Reserved Parking spaces # 78 and #131. OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY (9/18) 12-2pm and SUNDAY (9/19) 1-3p!! [Manchester Lakes - $509,900]
Hidden in the quiet Hybla Valley Neighborhood with easy access to shopping and community amenities, this 3-level townhome features a completely upgraded table-space kitchen with a pass-through to the separate dining.
room. Sunlight fills the living room that opens up to the fully fenced patio with trees and plants offering privacy - perfect for entertaining.
Bright upper level has three bedrooms and two baths, with the primary bedroom showcasing a wall of closets. Lower level includes a family room and workshop/utility room.
Two assigned parking spaces are right in front of the home and marked with the #6. [Mt Vernon Square Townhouse - $425,000]
This Beautiful Townhouse Style Condo Is Located In The Desirable Jefferson Green Community! Conveniently Located Less Than 2 Miles From The Van Dorn Subway Station, & A Metro Bus Stop Right Down The Street! This Townhouse Has Much To Offer Including Lots Of Updates Such As: Water Heater, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Washer/Dryer All 2013, Roof 2014, Engineered Wood Flooring Dining Room/Kitchen, Cabinets, Granite Countertops & Sink All 2016, Stove, Microwave & Energy Efficient Front Door All 2020.
The Main Level Features A Gorgeous Updated Kitchen With Plenty Of Cabinet & Counter Space, Spacious Family Room & A Powder Room. On The Upper Level The Primary Bedroom Has Recessed Lighting & A Private Bath, 2 Other Great Sized Bedrooms, Full Bath & Laundry Room. The Back Yard Is Completely Fenced In With A Concrete Patio Area. The Condo Fee Includes Pool Membership, Exterior Maintenance, Water, Sewer, Trash, Snow Removal, Tennis Courts & A Basketball Court. A New Playground Hasn't Recently Been Approved But Not Built Yet. [Jefferson Green - $425,000]
Charming Saratoga model in sought after Waynewood.
Just steps to both Waynewood Elementary and Sandburg Middle School, this home is one of Waynewood's best values. Step inside to the bright open floorplan with gleaming hardwood floors and double plane replacement windows. Cozy living room is perfect for game night, watching football or curling up with a book on a fall evening in front of the wood burning fireplace. Open kitchen/dining space provides numerous options for the chef and daily living. Insert an island, keep it open with a large farm table, or do some combination of the two. New stainless appliances and beautiful granite counters are sure to make daily clean-up a breeze. Step outside off the kitchen and marvel in the huge screened porch. This space could easily be converted to additional living space as a three season room or main level great room. Or, leave it as it is and enjoy the outdoors without all of the pests. Upstairs you will find three spacious bedrooms including an owner's suite with en-suite bathroom and rare storage space. Downstairs, you'll enjoy the large recreation room with tiled floor, second full bathroom and a utility room that could be converted to a den, mudroom or possibly 4th bedroom. Recent heating, cooling and electrical system replacements ensure years of worry-free ownership. Walk-out stairs from this level take you to the large, flat, fenced in rear yard which has plenty of room for your pets, entertaining, and daily living. You'll be sure to appreciate the large driveway with parking for two cars side by side, with additional on-street parking. You can be at Waynewood pool or the GW Parkway and it's miles of trails in just a few minutes by foot and the 11Y bus stop (the most social bus on the planet), is only steps away. I-495, National Airport and Old Town Alexandria are a short car ride away. Welcome to our slice of heaven! Welcome home! [Waynewood - $649,900]