Do you need to know more about what to do when you’re beginning for home shopping in the competitive Alexandria, Virginia real estate market?
Know that there’s no “most compatible” time to purchase.
If you find the perfect home now, don’t take the chance of losing out because you’re trying to guess where the interest rates are going in Alexandria! Factors like market price and interest rate rarely change enough to make a difference in an individual detached’s price. A larger factor is the home itself. That’s because all real estate is unique. So, opportunities missed today could be gone forever.
A bit of encouragement is helpful, however too many ideas can actually frustrate and confuse you rather than help. Give the most weight to your own needs and wants.
Accept that there is no perfect detached.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. Maybe it’s picture perfect, but with a price that is painful.If it’s in the right location, the yard may be a bit smaller than you had hoped. We’ll prioritize a list of needs and wants, so that we can concentrate on the factors that are most important.
Don’t try to be a killer negotiator.
Fairfax County has some of the savviest home sellers in the country. They are well-coached and well-informed. There are other buyers in Alexandria and they are looking at the same data. If a home is under-priced, expect it to get bid up.
Remember your home doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
Don’t get completely enamored by the physical aspects of a property to the point that you forget about important issues such as:
- access to amenities,
Before you shop there are some tasks to take care of. Don’t wait until you’ve found a home to:
- learn more about home inspections
- investigate insurance
- think about title companies
- list your priorities
I can help with the purchase process. Even if you just need to talk to learn more about how to go forward, please don’t hesitate to call. Reach out to me if you’d like to learn more about 6106 Holly Tree Dr.
Price: $749,900 : 6106 Holly Tree Dr, Alexandria, VA 22310
|| Beds: 5 || Baths: 2 || Half-Baths: 2 || Living Area: 2,464 || Days On Market: 0 ||
|| Wilton Woods || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $4,535 || MLS: VAFX1088650
Stately 6 bed, 3.5 bath home on .47 acre lot and off quiet street. Traditional floor plan with wide open spaces. Features a main floor office, formal living and dining rooms with crown moulding, spacious kitchen with granite countertops and island that opens to expansive family room and back deck access. Fully finished basement with two bedrooms, full bath, wet bar and living space with custom cabinetry and built ins that opens to backyard patio. Renovated master and second baths (2018) with bamboo look Italian tile and quartz countertops. 2 working fireplaces – wood burning in family room, propane gas in basement. Enjoy private wooded view from back patio and deck. No HOA. Minutes to Van Dorn Metro (with shortcut walk to metro), 495 and Kingstowne.
Welcome home! This 5-bedroom Cape Cod charmer in the coveted Wilton Woods neighborhood is waiting for you. Don’t be deceived, it’s much larger than it looks! When you walk in, you’ll find tons of character, custom details, space, and storage — everywhere! What you won’t find is any other house like it — anywhere. It has over $200K in recent updates, including a new roof, a newly-paved generous driveway, and a great fall-ready brick patio perfect for fun with friends around a fire pit. The kitchen is fresh and fancy as is the upper-level bath, both with unlimited hot water from the new water heater. Got clothes? Lots of clothes? If so, check out the room-sized custom CLOSET upstairs. Lots of other things to love about this home as well: a sunroom to enjoy blue skies and puppies playing in the fully fenced back yard. Is a finished basement on your checklist for movies, yoga, or game night? This one is ready for just that. If you have to work, but hate commuting, from here you’re only a mile to the Metro (yes, it’s running now,) 5 minutes to the USPTO, NSF, Hoffman Center, Old Town Alexandria, Kingstowne, etc. If you need to get anywhere else, 95 and 495 are a mile down the road. It’s cute, it’s convenient, and it’s zoned for Clermont Elementary, so come check out this house!
Very Special Dutch Colonial in revered Wilton Woods neighborhood. One of original section on the “Wilton Hall Estate” with larger lots and more mature trees than the next section. Owners have lived there for almost 5 decades (!!!), and are moving to 1-level living. The home is “in transition” as they pack the things they will take, give things to family, donate and discard. So be patient! Solidly built, this traditional home on almost half an acre includes an oversize 2-car garage. It has plenty of room in back for built-ins and organizing. Inside, hardwood floors grace the traditional layout, which includes the sought-after Family Room off the Kitchen. The kitchen includes Stainless Steel Applicances and Corian counters, plus a Breakfast Area. The bedrooms are all generous in size. The 4 Bedrooms upstairs are complimented by 2 Full Baths on that level, plus a Full Bath on the Lower Level, and Powder Room on the Main. On the Lower Level, there is a HUGE Rec Room, complete with Pool Table, which can convey. Will need some re-decorating and a few updates! Thanks for understanding the transition, and for considering this fine home!! (More photos once the boxes are gone!!!)
UNDER CONSTRUCTION – THIS LUXURIOUS DESIGN IS TAILORED FOR MILLER AND SMITH’S NEWEST 55+ COMMUNITY LOCATED IN WALHAVEN AT KINGSTOWNE. W/SQUARE FOOTAGE STARTING AT APPROX 2850, THIS HOME COMBINES MODERN, SPACIOUS LIVING WITH SOPHISTICATED STYLE. SET IN A PRIVATE ENCLAVE, FIND PEACE OF MIND AND CONVENIENCE TO ALL KINGSTOWNE HAS TO OFFER. THIS HOME HAS AN ELEVATOR. Photos are of the model home. Price subject to change.