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
Amazing brick front "Yardley" Model Home with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths on a premium corner lot. Stunning Hardwood floors in Family,Dining , Foyer and Kitchen , Gourmet Kitchen offering Stainless Steel Appliances ,White Cabinetry w/Center Island. Breakfast Room w/Hardwood Floors & Sliding Glass Door leading to fenced patio, Built-In Ceilings Speakers in Dining room , New carpet in Family room w/Gas Fireplace ,Solid Oak Stairs, Master Bedroom w/Vaulted Ceilings and Master Bath w/Dual Vanities , Tub & Shower , 4th Level Suite w/Private Full Bath, Fully Finished Basement w/Bonus room and Full Bath, Rough in for Gas Fireplace, and 2 car garage. Low HOA-that includes yard care,community pool, trash and Tot Lot . Updates include New Roof, Custom Blinds, New carpet and New Hardwood . *Minutes to RT1, Fairfax County Pkwy and 95 . ***This home won't last ! [Cook Inlet - $609,900]
This is one you do not want to miss! Completely remodeled 4-level split with 4 bedrooms. Open main-level living area with stunning kitchen. Beautiful white cabinetry, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and farmers sink overlooking back yard trees. Hardwood floors newly refinished.Wood-burning fireplace in living room. Upper level has 3 bedrooms and a completely remodeled bathroom. The upper 2 level is a complete master suite with newly- renovated master bathroom and walk-in closet. Do not miss the attic with incredible storage! The lower level has a bright airy family room and a stunning half bath. [Kirk - $655,000]
Rare, beautiful, and meticulously cared for 3+ level home with loft/sitting room in the highly sought after Turnberry Mews subdivision nestled within the Kingstowne Community. Incredible details and upgrades! New roof and gutters in Oct 2018; entire house freshly painted in Feb 2019; gorgeous bamboo flooring added throughout the main and upper floors in Oct 2017; custom built kitchen cabinets/drawers with rice glass affording lots and lots of kitchen storage; windows replaced in 2013. Beautiful private patio and separate deck includes storage shed. Backs to trees with nearby parks, private community pool, tennis/basketball/multi-purpose court, and a playground area. Only a few blocks from grocery stores, restaurants, retail shops, movie theaters, and a U.S. Post Office at the Kingstowne Towne Center. Commuter~s dream for those going to Washington DC, the Pentagon, Ft Belvoir or Quantico with convenient proximity to Franconia/Springfield Metro Station and easy on/off access to the Fairfax County Parkway and Interstates 95, 395 and 495. A truly amazing property in a truly amazing location. [Turnberry Mews - $569,700]
OPEN SUN 1-4PM. LOCATION!!! ~ RARE 4 BEDROOM | 3.5 BATH | LUXURY BRICK-FRONT TOWNHOME. 2 MASTER SUITES (2nd as in-law or au-pair suite). BEAUTIFUL EAT-IN KITCHEN w/ GRANITE, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES AND 42~ CABINETS. HARDWOOD ON MAIN LEVEL, CROWN MOLDING, HIGH CEILLINGS, MASTER BEDROOM WITH TRAY CEILING. CERAMIC IN ALL BATHS. One block to a park and restaurants. WALK TO METRO! 1 Block to a Park and Restaurants! [Pavilions At Huntington - $599,999]
Welcome to 5205 Harbor Court Drive. This outstanding brick-front Gunston model showcases a bright and open floorplan and beautiful hardwood floors on the main and upper levels. Recent big ticket items include upgraded baths, newer roof, and HVAC. The exceptional eat-in kitchen features updated granite, stainless, and recessed lights. Just off the spacious family room is a terrific deck, perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Lounge by the fireplace in the inviting rec room with a wet bar, or step out the oversized sliding glass door to the brick patio and fenced yard. This residence is just moments from major commuter routes, Metro, and Kingstowne Town Center. [D' Evereux West - $434,950]
This lovely 5 BR home is both inviting and cozy with four bedroom on the upper level and a fifth on the lower level. The large level front and back yards are a dream and offer "romp and play" space for the children or "grill and party" room for adults! Major items were all replaced in the last ten years and the kitchen was remodeled in 2005. This adorable home is totally move-in ready with big, spacious rooms, tons of closets and storage! The over-sized garage has pull down stairs for attic storage. You will fall in love with the window surround Sun Room that is accessed from the Dining Room. So much to enjoy at home and in the neighborhood located just a short distance from major commuting arteries, the Potomac River and tons of parks and outdoor recreation. Note: Photos do not reflect landscaping improvements made on 2/14/2019. [Mt Vernon Grove - $674,900]