Every seller wants the highest possible price for their home. In Groveton, one way to be sure you can gain a better price for your house is to have a home inspection before you put the home on the market.
This profitable new trend in real estate is helping homeowners uncover any necessary repairs, so they can attend to them. This not only helps homes sell faster-because a buyer will be more likely to commit to a home with no major flaws-but a home that can pass inspection may earn the seller more money. Many buyers in Fairfax County are veterans who are using a VA loan. One of the advantages of a VA loan is that the veteran doesn't have to put any money down. Many VA loan buyers want to buy a home that no only doesn't require a down-payment, but also doesn't need any repairs or improvements.
That's another reason why in Groveton inspecting a home and repairing problems can speed home sales by as much as 30 percent. It's a small investment that really pays off. Alternatively, an agent from Nesbitt Realty can help you assess your home and look for potential troubles.
Our experience has shown that it's cheaper to fix the home than to negotiate the price down. Buyers expect that every dollar of identified repairs equals two dollars in price reduction. For example, paying as much as $1500 to repair an old deck is cheaper than having to lower the selling price of your home by $3000.
These are the 10 most common repairs that need fixing:
1. Improper surface grading and drainage. This can be responsible for water in the basement or crawlspace.
2. Improper electrical wiring. This includes insufficient electrical service, inadequate overload protection and amateur (often dangerous) wiring connections.
3. Roof damage. Leaking roofs are a frequent problem.
4. Heating systems. Defective items include broken or malfunctioning controls, blocked chimneys and unsafe exhaust venting.
5. Poor overall maintenance can include cracked, peeling or blistered painted surfaces; crumbling masonry; makeshift wiring or plumbing; and broken fixtures and appliances.
6. Structurally related problems include damage in such components as foundation walls, floor joists, rafters and window and door headers.
7. Plumbing problems can include old or incompatible piping materials, as well as faulty fixtures and waste lines.
8. Exterior problems can include inadequate caulking and/or weather stripping.
9. Poor ventilation can be the result of many homeowners "oversealing" their homes, resulting in excessive interior moisture. This can lead to rotting.
10. Miscellaneous components may require minor cosmetic adjustments.
Contact us today to get an accurate assessment of your home's needs and to talk about a strategy to sell your home in Groveton.
Recently Sold in Groveton
Superb location less than 1.
0 mi to Huntington Metro. Don't miss this 4 level, 4 BR, 4.5BA townhouse with brand new carpet and fresh paint throughout and new luxury vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen area. The bright eat-in kitchen has brand new quartz countertops and a center island - ideal for quick meals and food preparation. ALL 4 BEDROOMS HAVE THEIR OWN BATHROOM and 3 of the four bedrooms have WALK-IN CLOSETS. The master bedroom has a luxury bath with jetted jacuzzi tub. One of the bedrooms is on the first level which make it a great office option. The home features a dining room and living room which leads to a deck that overlooks wooded surroundings. One car garage and one driveway space maximize convenience. Lots of convenient shopping and dining nearby. OPEN CONCEPT living - not your standard townhouse layout. Please make sure to check out the Virtual Tour - Open House Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10 from 12-3 pm. [Huntington Grove - $630,000] SOLD!
Welcome home to this gorgeous, like-new townhome-style condo in Groveton Woods! Pull your car into your own private garage or park in your own driveway! Enter the home through the garage or exterior door on the side of the unit into the lower level foyer with coat closet and half bath.
The main level features a wide open floor plan and many large windows that bring in tons of natural light! Large living room and dining area flow into the gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, gas range, and stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous hardwoods, FRESHLY painted! ADT security system included. Upper levels boasts three generously sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Master ensuite features an elegant tray ceiling, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet. Spacious owners bathroom features linen closet, dual vanities, soaking tub, and large standing shower. Second full bathroom features tub shower combo. This unit is right by the private gate to the community so no cut through traffic. Walk to Huntley Meadows Park! Minutes to Huntington Metro and Kingstowne Shopping. Ft. Belvoir and Old Town are minutes away!! [Groveton - $466,000] SOLD!
Welcome to Valley View!
3303 Arundel Ave.
is understated elegance. See Matterport measured over 5600 finished square feet. Outside it has obvious curb appeal from the lovely brick, front lawn and the drive up two car garage. What is hiding inside is nothing less than stately spacious elegance with room to spare for all of your needs. This is a truly unique offering. Six bedrooms, possibly more and six full baths on four, yes four, large fully finished levels. Let’s start the tour on the main level. Enter into the two story foyer. To the left is a full sized formal living room dining room combination. Ahead is a grand stairway up to the bedroom level with a overlook of the grand two level living area with a wall of windows to let in all of the sun you could ever wish for, this feature is truly a spectacle with its soaring ceiling. The large kitchen features a center island with breakfast bar, eat in area and is open to the grand room. Want open concept, this is it. On this level is also a main level bedroom and bath suite that can be closed off from the common area. The laundry room with a utility sink has a walk out to the garage that is large enough for two full size vehicles with room to spare. Upstairs the enormous primary bedroom suite has a walk through closet wing, sitting area and room for that California King you have always wished for. The large bath has a separate shower, separate commode room, tub and two vanities. Another bedroom has an en-suite bath. Yet two more bedrooms are connected by a jack and Jill bath. The first level down is built for recreation and entertainment. A dedicated theater room is ready for you to build out. A bedroom and a full bath are also here. The main room is large enough for a ballroom, roller skating rink, or whatever your imagination will allow for. From this level you access a lovely fenced lawn area that could be outfitted as a patio. Summer time grilling anyone? The second level down is a true hidden gem. With a private separate entrance to the rear of the home this level is a self-contained separate living area with one bedroom, a bath, a full kitchen and a large den or office that could be used as a second bedroom. A secondary suite or an income generating rental property, you decide! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity, homes like this are not available every day. Act fast, you will be happy you did. [Valley View - $1,025,000] SOLD!
You will love this beautifully maintained and updated Cape Cod style home in charming Bucknell Manor.
This home is ideally located minutes to the GW Parkway, Route 1 and I95 for an easy commute. Blocks to the Mount Vernon Recreation Center and Belle View Shopping Center. Minutes to the Mount Vernon trail and parks for biking, nature walks, sailing and picnics by the river. Close to Old Town Alexandria and other local favorites!
Step inside this incredibly charming home and you will immediately see how well cared for it is! Hardwood floors, recessed lights and large sunny windows are featured in the living and dining rooms and the kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. This home has a bedroom and updated full bath on the first floor. Perfect for guests or home office/gym. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and another updated spa-like full bathroom with skylight. Outside the large fully privacy fenced backyard has a deck you can access from the kitchen perfect for summer BBQs. New siding and gutters (2020). New side privacy fencing and gates (2021). New furnace and front windows (2018). New front door and many other windows replaced (2021). This home is ready for you to move in and enjoy all Alexandria has to offer! [Bucknell Manor - $635,000] SOLD!
Have you been waiting of your perfect home that checks all the boxes? Well consider this your lucky day because this beautiful, 8 year young home has it all! From the moment you pull up you can feel the welcoming warmth of this home.
From the covered front porch to the private back patio, and everything in between, this home has space for everyone! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level, chair and crown moldings, high ceilings and walls of windows that bring in so much natural light, you may actually find yourself dancing while doing the dishes. I mean, anything's possible right? The dreamy white kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and island with breakfast bar, overlooking a spacious family room and a cozy sunroom to escape and unwind. Looking for more places to spread out? There's plenty of those! Head upstairs and you'll find four spacious bedrooms including a primary w/en-suite and huge walk-in-closet with plenty of space to share! I know, right?! Plus, have you seen that bathroom?! Oh, and you'll find the laundry room up there too. Yeah, we thought you'd like that. Head downstairs and you'll find a fifth bedroom with private bath and plenty of storage, perfect for guests quarters. Watch a movie or tune into a game in the spacious rec-room space with easy access to the 2-car garage. In the mood for some fresh air? Fire up the BBQ, play a game or just lounge and enjoy your private back oasis. Even a rainy day can't keep you inside, head out to the covered front porch and read a book or just relax, we're pretty sure you've earned it after all. With a wide open floor plan, high ceilings and space to fit any mood, we're kinda feeling a little like Genie over here, granting you a ton of wishes! Just off Rt 1 and minutes from the Huntington Metro, I-95 and convenient to Pentagon or any DC commuting routes, it just makes things a little easier and a lot more enjoyable. There's definitely plenty to smile about here, come see for yourself! [Valley View - $875,000] SOLD!
Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.
Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com
Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.