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
Spacious one level rambler nestled in the quaint Hollin Hall community.
Move right in! The charming front porch leads you into the formal dining room with gleaming hardwood floors, that carry into the front bedrooms and kitchen. Open concept kitchen with granite counters that opens into the family room with soaring beamed and vaulted ceilings. Exquisite master bedroom addition with multiple closets, vaulted ceilings and private bath. Ample outdoor living on the spacious patio and deck leading out to the private fenced in yard. Unfinished basement under the addition provides tons of storage space and room to be finished. Excellent location close to the GW Pkwy, walk to shops, 15 min to Ft Belvoir and Metro. Highly sought after Waynewood Elementary school! [Hollin Hall Village - $649,900]
OPEN SUNDAY 2-4pm! You'll love this absolutely stunning 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home in Wilton Woods! Very impressive renovations and designer updates throughout.
Remodeled open kitchen featuring two tone cabinets, custom back splash, stainless steel appliances, movable island, oversized tile, and an elegant sliding barn door at pantry. Updated bathrooms and laundry room too! Awesome lower level that includes a cozy family room and bedroom with a full bath. Wonderful backyard and patio backing to trees. 2 car garage. New windows. New Floors in lower level. New storm doors. Attractive Benjamin Moore paint throughout. Wood burning fireplace. Wet-bar. Attic storage. Trane HVAC. New garage door. Custom Blinds. Shed. Great location close to Old Town, Kingstowne, Wegmans, parks, and major commuter routes. [Wilton Woods - $689,900]
Move-in ready and meticulously maintained townhome in Vernon Heights! End unit with 5 levels and over 3,200 sq ft of updated and upgrades.
Gourmet kitchen with custom backsplash and cabinets, double wall ovens and large center island. Master bedroom suite with walk in closet, large soaking tub, tons of natural light. Private guest suite with full bedroom and bathroom and separate access. Multiple outdoor living spaces with patio off of the kitchen and private terrace off the master bedroom. Tons of storage space, tall ceilings, large 2-car garage. Prime location with easy access to Richmond Highway, Vernon Heights Park, 495, 95 and more! [Vernon Heights - $628,888]
This is a must see! Beautiful Brazillian Cherry Floors throughout the living room dining and entry.
Recessed lighting added to the living room. Upgraded Bosch kitchen appliances, granite counters and recent recessed lighting in the beautiful kitchen. Separate breakfast room looking out over the back yard. Family room with vaulted ceilings. HVAC system replaced in 2013. Roof and trim and downspouts 2016. Master bath remodeled in 2017. Main level half bath upgraded in 2016. Driveway was just redone! Lovely deck with a pergola and beautiful gardens and a quaint yard. All this in the wonderful Landsdown community with pool and so many features, plus so close to Wegmans and Ft. Belvoir. [Landsdowne - $609,900]
The best in Lorton Overlook! This gorgeous 4 bedroom 3.
5 bath home with a 2 car garage has been meticulously maintained and upgraded. Some of the many updates include a newer refrigerator, washer, garbage disposal, new carpet, fresh paint and power-washed. Delight in the modern gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, backsplash and cherry wood cabinets. Walk-in closets grace the master bedroom and princess suites upstairs. Luxurious soak-in tub and shower in the master bathroom with separate sinks/vanities. The washer and dryer are conveniently located on the upper level. Relax with a great book in the reading area located at the large upper foyer area. NextDay Blinds installed throughout the home. The movie theater room with 92 inch screen and huge rec room in the basement round out this perfect living space. The owner of this corner house will enjoy the tranquility of the green space out back, having just one neighbor to the side and ample visitor parking on the adjacent street. This is an ideal location for anyone looking for easy access to the Lorton Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and the shops/dining nearby, I95, I495, 395, Ft. Belvoir, Wegmans, NGA, Springfield Town Center with stadium theater, Top Golf, parks, library and post office are all nearby. [Lorton Overlook - $645,000]
Freshly painted, newly carpeted and ready for you.
Well located Kingstowne townhome, Federal style brick front, foyer entry. Beautiful hardwoods through main level. Attractive lighted built-in art and treasure display shelving in front great room. Rear great room with open kitchen and family area -- kitchen island, granite counters - open to tree screened deck. Easy maintenance composite decking. Bedroom level 3 bedrooms, master suite with walk-in closet complete with organizer shelves, hang-up areas and drawers. Luxury master bath, separate shower and soaking tub, double vanity. Finished lower level with gas fireplace and walk-out to private brick patio. 2 car garage with extra storage and work area [Kingstowne - $625,000]