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
If you are looking for the perfect sense of charm and function, this is the home for you.
Located in sought after Hayfield Farm where families, kids and neighbors combine into an ideal neighborhood. This charming 3 bed, 2 bath features a newly remodeled kitchen and hardwood floor. Kitchen features pantry pullouts, country sink, new countertops, stainless steel appliances, skylight and view of kids playground. Air quality controlled by new HVAC Central Air system 2019. Hot water on demand with a tankless system. Garage (rare for Hayfield Farm) has separate work space for the crafty handyman. All on a quiet cul-d-sac. Come and see, fall in love and make an offer. [Hayfield Farm - $535,000]
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5 ACRE FLAT FENCED LOT. THE LARGE PRIVATE BACKYARD PROVIDES PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR ADDITIONS. THIS HOUSE FEATURES 4 BEDROOMS AND TWO BATHS, MULTIPLE ENTERTAINMENT AREAS, ATTACHED 2-CAR GARAGE PLUS WORKSHOP WITH CABINETS, AND ATTIC SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL STORAGE. THE MAIN LEVEL FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOOR AND CARPET OVER HARDWOOD IN TWO OF THE 3 BEDROOMS, LIVING AND DINING ROOM COMBO, A LARGE EAT-IN KITCHEN WITH LOT OF CABINETS AND A LARGE PANTRY, AND A LIGHT FILLED SUN-ROOM, THIS 390 SQ FT ROOM IS FACING THE LARGE GREEN OPEN LAWNS BACKYARD. IT IS PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINMENT OR AS AN OFFICE. THE LOWER LEVEL FEATURES A HUGE REC ROOM, LAUNDRY ROOM, AND ONE MORE BEDROOM. THE 600 SQ FT REC ROOM CAN BE CONVENIENTLY SUBDIVIDED INTO MULTIPLE FUNCTIONAL AREAS, FOR ENTERTAINMENT, EXERCISING, AND STUDYING. THE LAUNDRY ROOM FEATURES BUILT IN SHELVES AND CABINETS. THIS TOTALLY REMODELED AND RENOVATED PROPERTY IS WONDERFULLY LOCATED SO CLOSE TO EVERYTHING: WALKING DISTANCE TO SPRINGFIELD TOWN CENTER, TO ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS, TO FRANCONIA/SPRINGFIELD METRO STATION, AND A MILE DRIVING TO 495/395 INTER CHANGE AND INOVA HOSPITAL. OPEN SUNDAY 10/20 12-3PM. [Springfield Forest - $569,950]
Beautiful, light and bright end unit townhouse, conveniently located close to shopping, dining, and major commuter options.
The home features 3 Bedrooms on the upper level along with 2 full bathrooms. The 4th bedroom, (not up to code) is located in the basement with the 3rd full bathroom and a large rec-room. The home features refinished hardwood floors on main level and stairs, upgraded Kitchen and Bathroom a large private deck, fenced in backyard and more. Don't miss out. [Grandview of Virginia - $430,000]
A most see in Alexandria! Beautifully renovated home with 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.
Get ready to move in and enjoy a nice BBQ in the side deck while the kids play in the large backyard. Spacious living/dining room and kitchen with back door for easy access with enough space for the whole family. Truly something rare to find a family home like this in Alexandria. Just minutes away from Capital Beltway, and little over half an hour from DC! [Burgundy Farm - $519,000]
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Welcome to the Lake d'Evereux community. This lakeside development is a sweet sleepy oasis in the Alexandria area. Relax with the sounds of babbling water as you recline on your deck or enjoy the walking path. This seldom available end unit has the lake on one side and Huntley Meadow Park on the other. Walking paths through the park can take you to shops and restaurants without ever getting in your car. A tot-lot and tennis courts make life in this happy community simple, enjoyable and relaxing. Beyond the two dedicated parking spots there is "open" community guest parking which happens to be at your door. Parties and guest parking will be a breeze. Inside, you'll enjoy three levels of light and bright living. The main level has an updated layout (open kitchen) and dedicated living/dining areas. Enjoy a cozy fire by the lake without ever leaving your living room! The basement is fully finished with a full bath and bedroom (albeit not counted as a fourth bedroom). The upper level features three ample sized bedrooms, custom storage and updated baths. This sweet home is ready for a new owner. Visit today and make it your own. [Lake Devereux - $525,000]
Welcome home to this spacious and lovely 3 master bedrooms, 3 full baths 1 half bath, 3 level townhouse with one car garage featuring many updates: brand new roof, brand new stainless steel appliances, brand new carpet, freshly painted entire house.
HVAC system replaced 2012. Main entrance door will lead you to the walk-out basement with a master bedroom and a full bathroom. Second floor features spacious dining room, living room and huge kitchen with updated countertops, newer cabinets, breakfast bar, a fire place, and overlook a wrap around freshly painted and lighted deck. Upper level features 2 master bedrooms with vaulted ceiling in main master, 2 full spacious bathrooms and a laundry room. It's located in the heart of Kingstowne, walking distance to shopping centers, restaurants, metro bus stop, major hwys. Plenty of street parkings right outside the back entrance. MUST SEE. [Fairfax County - $515,000]