|Want to decrease your commute time? Why not live near the Vienna Metro Station? There are lots of opportunities depending on your particular needs. Not only are resale homes for sale, but there are new construction communities nearby that are not always listed in the multiple listing service. The Mosaic District has some new construction and there is a small community of large homes (4000+ square feet) near Mosby Woods Elementary School set to be built soon. Want to know where? Contact me! Remember, when you walk into a new community that is being built, the sales consultant represents the builder. You need your own representation (and it costs you nothing!). You can also search here for resale homes and live near the Vienna Metro Station. Happy house hunting!|
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A compact 1560 square feet, this little gem is perfect for those looking for a townhome. Why buy a townhome when you can get this single family home instead. Newly renovated! Large yard! 3-4 bedrooms, 3 full baths! Contact me for more information. 703 850-4330
Just Sold – Townhome in Virginia Center
9388 Van Arsdale Drive
Vienna, VA 22181
Less Than 30 days to first contract (1st buyer got cold feet)
2nd contract written and closed in 25 days
Virginia Center is across from
The Vienna Metro Station
Area also includes Country Creek, Vienna Station, Metro West (New Homes)
Moorfield, Marquis, Acadia, Oakton Crest, Waterford and more!
Nottoway Park Nearby
Over 80 acres of fields, trails, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts
and baseball fields. A great place for picnics and group outings. Hunter
House can be rented for events.
Moorfield Dog Park Nearby
Also called Vienna Dog Park located at Courthouse Rd and Moorefield Rd SW
in Vienna. Free parking, plenty of fenced space for licensed dogs to romp
and play off-leash. Benches and water also available.
Work with an agent who knows what’s going on in and around the Metro Stations.
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|Want to decrease your commute time? Why not live near the Vienna Metro Station? There are lots of opportunities depending on your particular needs. Not only are resale homes for sale, but there are new construction communities nearby that are not always listed in the multiple listing service. Stanley Martin Homes has started construction of luxury townhomes in Oakton about 1.5 miles from the Vienna Metro. If you are interested in this location, give me a call. Remember, the sales consultant represents the builder. You need your own representation (and it costs you nothing!). You can also search for resale homes near the metro. Happy house hunting!|
A home warranty is a service contract, normally for one year, which helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected covered repairs or replacement on their major systems and appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. Coverage is for systems and appliances in good working order at the start of the contract (although there are some companies now that cover items not in working order at the start of the contract).
Check your home warranty policy to see which of the following items are covered. Also find out if the policy covers the full replacement cost of an item.
- Electrical systems
- Water heater
- Heating ducts
- Water pump
- Garbage disposal
- Sump pumps
- Swimming pool (may be optional)
Call me when you are ready to look for a home. I’d love to help you. 703.679.8741.
Searching for a home is a daunting task whether you are a first time home buyer or whether you have bought and sold a few homes. Here are a few tips to help make it easier to succeed,
1. Research before you look. Decide what features you most want to have in a home, what neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you want to spend each month for housing.
2. Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, but don’t be unrealistic with your expectations. There’s really no such thing as a perfect home. Use your list of priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.
3. Get you finances in order. Review your credit report and determine whether you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. If you are a first time home buyer, check into the state, federal and local programs that may help with down payment assistance. Talk to a few lenders to find out what programs they sponsor. Then, get prequalified for a mortgage. You really can’t make a serious offer on a property without a lender letter (unless, of course, you are paying cash).
4. Don’t ask too many people for opinions. It will drive you crazy. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion, but be ready to make the final decision on your own.
5. Decide your moving timeline. When is your lease up? Are you allowed to sublet? How tight is the rental market in your area? All of these factors will help you determine when you should move.
6. Think long term. Are you looking for a starter house with plans to move up in a few years, or do you hope to stay in this home for a longer period? This decision may dictate what type of home you’ll buy as well as the type of mortgage terms that will best suit your needs.
7. Get a home inspection. Even if the home is new construction, get a home inspection to know what problems exist and the likelihood of majors repairs in the future. If possible, get a warranty from the seller to cover defects for one year. You can buy one yourself, if the seller will not pay.
8. Get help from a real estate professional. Hire a real estate agent who will represent you in your transaction. Remember that the listing agent’s duty is to the seller. A buyer’s representative is working only for you. Buyer’s agents are usually paid out of the seller’s commission payment.
Call me when you are ready to look for a home in the Washington DC area.
[While not reprinted verbatim, the idea for this article came from REALTOR magazine with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved].
Can you imagine being too lazy to bathe? I know, I know… it’s a stretch for me too, but not for the millions of people who don’t have access to water. Thanks to a South African student, lack of water is no longer an excuse. He was inspired to invent Dry Bath by a friend too lazy to bathe – the story is here.
See his video here.
It’s amazing how much a kid with a cell phone can do. He researched formulas on Google and Wikipedia. Dry Bath is now used by governments and airlines. Inspiring, huh? Do you ever have any ideas for a cool new product?
Let me know if I can help you with anything.
Congratulations to my buyer(s) (they are shy) who recently closed on a beautiful town home in the Fair Ridge community of Fairfax County.
It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 full, 2 half bath, end unit with beautiful hardwood floors on the first level and all the stairs. A finished walkout basement,
updated kitchen (stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops), deck off the kitchen, fenced yard and 1 car garage complete this perfect “10”.
There were multiple offers but a bit of luck and skill secured this one for my clients. It’s nice to have happy clients and another successful sale!