Pressure Mounts on Return to School in Fairfax County

The week of Oct. 19 held important information for Fairfax County Public Schools families.

THE BOARD approved the FY2021 Revised Budget acting on Gov. Northam’s Oct. 8 announcement of new allocations of the CARES Act dollars, allotting $32.2 million to Fairfax County Public Schools. The total is based on a formula of $175 per pupil for fall enrolment. Fairfax City’s allocation of $0.52 million will run through FCPS. The figure for Fairfax County, the highest in the Commonwealth, is just under 1 percent of the County’s school budget of $3.2 billion for this year. According to the release by the Office of the Governor, “The funding will support COVID-19 preparedness and response measures for the 2020–2021 school year, including testing supplies, personal protective equipment, sanitization, and technology for distance learning.” Tamara D. Kaufax, Lee District Representative, said, “Time is of the essence,” referencing that funds must be spent by Dec. 30. The Board unanimously approved the funding and allocated it toward the Corona Relief Fund (CRF) with proposed expenditures to be determined. Full story: Pressure Mounts on Return to School in Fairfax County

Properties in Fairfax County

Spectacular Rare True Rambler within walking distance to visuals of George Washington's Mount Vernon! Great home to watch fireworks from.

3909 Old Mill Rd

A beautifully renovated and redesigned interior invites you with granite countertops in the kitchen with craftsman-style cabinets exploring a French country feel. Elaborate barn doors in the dining and spare bedroom. A master bathroom that gives you the experience of a luxurious Riviera resort. Boasting 2,200 square feet, you have 2 HVACs, 2 washer-dryer units, lots of gracious space, a hand-crafted sunroom with exceptionally tall windows waiting for the sun to gleam itself in; it’s truly a blissful place to be. Let the 3-pane glass door take you out to the half an acre lot with No HOA leaving you endless possibilities. Don't miss out on this perfect home. Not to mention the metal roof that'll last you 2 lifetimes!The home has been completely renovated (2017-2021), renovated bathrooms, full electrical update in house, new solid 6-panel wood doors, new front door with lights (2021), new sump pump and water lines (2020), new HVAC, whole house painted (2019), New Shed (2019), Fireplace upgraded to Electric (2019), new mudroom (2017), Beautifully renovated master closet (2021), New Patio Paver with Built-In Firepit (2021). Green and friendly neighborhood; walking distance to Mount Vernon and water walking. Amazing location and phenomenal access to all major locations and highways: The Mansion Club, George Washington Parkway, Old Towne, All Military Bases, DC and Pentagon City! [Yowell - $865,000]

** Listed below recent 3rd party appraisal*** A hidden gem just built in a family friendly neighborhood near the Metro.

5825 Foley St

Luxury home on a quarter of an acre lot. A new back yard oasis installed over $100k in value! This is a commuter's desire, having 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The upstairs owner suite is fully equipped with sitting room along with two gigantic walk in closets. There are also two oversized bedrooms with their own walk in closets and full bathrooms. The upper level laundry room that boasts ample cabinet space for storage. On the main level you have a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with an abundance of cabinets that are highlighted with underneath lighting, stunning built-in microwave and oven, elegant gas cook-top, large sit-down island, walk in pantry, Sonos sound system integrated into home, and a lovely mudroom off the garage entry. Also on the main level is a magnificent bedroom adorned with a half bath. Along with the grand living space there is a fully screened in porch. The lower level is a spacious recreation room with a wet bar as well as a bedroom and full bath. From the basement is access to a backyard space surrounded by young trees. [Hunting Creek - $1,499,000]

This is the one you've been waiting for! Sun-filled, stately colonial with two-car garage on private, professionally landscaped lot backing to parkland!!! Hardwood floors on two levels! Dual staircase! Fabulous floor plan!!! Main level starts with huge entry foyer.

4661 Braddock Green Ct

..elegant formal living room...separate dining room with bay with custom bookcases. Then, there is the WOW kitchen and family room with coffered ceiling! Beautifully remodeled with tall maple cabinets, quartz counters, travertine backsplash and upscale stainless steel appliances including Arietta range hood, Bosch cooktop and microwave, warming drawer/slow cooker for the wall oven and oversized frig with ice and water dispenser. The large center island with farmer's sink offers endless counter space and a wine frig. There is even a bay window with seating and extra cabinets everywhere. All of this looks over the cozy family room with gas fireplace, wood mantel and sliding glass door to incredible back yard. There is also a powder room and huge mudroom/pantry off the garage. The mudroom has a wall of built-in pantry, extra frig, coat closet, laundry tub and access to both garage and rear deck. Upper level has FIVE large bedrooms, each with ceiling fans. The primary suite offers a huge bedroom, walk in closet plus a wall closet and a stunning spa-like bath. The long and wide upper level hallway provides another stunning bath, linen closet, laundry closet and even a skylight in the rear staircase. The additional four bedrooms in the upper level are large, good closet space and have ceiling fans. The lower level offers a versatile rec room with wet bar, seating area, a den, a full bath and huge area for a workshop/storage space. Now to paradise - the back yard! Stunning landscaping, incredible deck, pergola, fence with gate opening to the park!!! So much has been done to this house to make it special! Remodeled kitchen, family room and deck in 2014, remodeled baths in 2016, HVAC in 2019. Fairfax County Award Winning School pyramid of Woodson-Frost-Olde Creek. Great location. Quiet cul-de-sac street. Ultimate commuter’s location just minutes to I-495, less than 6 miles to Vienna Metro and only a block away from Metro Bus. Nearby shopping opportunities: 1/2 mile to Twinbrook SC with Safeway, Rite Aid and many restaurants, under 3 miles to Pickett Shopping Center with loads of stores, 7 miles to Fair Oaks and 10 miles to Tysons. Close to George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. Parks offering a variety of recreational facilities in all directions, including out your back door! [Braddock Green - $869,888]

Fairfax County, Real Estate

Will Nesbitt

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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 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.