SOLD- 8613 Victoria Rd

8613 Victoria Rd Springfield-MLS_Size-002-55-Exterior Front-2048x1536-72dpiCongrats to our clients who sold their parents home in Kings Park! The single family home, has four bedrooms, formal living and dining room, spacious back yard, screened in porch, and large basement ( rec room) with a built in bar. This property was part of an estate sale, was clean, but not updated compared to higher priced homes in the neighborhood. This home had 1590 square feet on the main and upper level and an additional 248 sq ft on the lower level. This “Queen” model home is one of the sought after floor plans in Kings Park.

Sales in Kings Park ranged from $350K-$659K, depending on size, lot and upgrades in the property. The lowest sale was damaged by fire, and sold in “As Is”Condition. The highest sale was $659K and completely renovated top to bottom. This property sold for $462K, with $15,500 in closing cost help.

Their are specific details to consider when selling an estate, to include all the heirs, execute of a will, any power of attorneys and any necessary updates to get the house ready for sale. The process of selling an estate can be overwhelming, but we can help you streamline the process and handle all the details, whether you are local or out of state!

Contact us for any selling or estate specific questions!



The Wethman Group’s Real Estate News

April 2016

April Fool’s Day may have passed, but this market is also no joke!  We’ve said it before: List your home early in the year. Buyers have been out for months, and most sellers are still de-cluttering. We had five successful closings in March and we are looking forward to warmer weather and new listings in April and May. If you are thinking of listing your home this spring, give us a call. In most neighborhoods the inventory is still low, and well priced homes are going fast, but reviews are mixed on how the market is doing.  While we’ve seen bidding wars in some neighborhoods and at certain price points (particularly moderately priced single family homes), but rapidly growing inventory in other segments, like condos.  Our local MLS reported that inventory was up a whopping 20% in March 2016 vs March of last year–the highest level of March inventory since 2007.  Typically April inventory spikes even higher.  We’re still below 2.5 months of inventory, but that’s no consolation that sellers that haven’t priced well and are wondering why they have no offers.  Across the nation, there are rumblings of a slow down in the market–could it actually come our way this time??
We’re off to the races again this year! The Wethman Group is literally headed to the races at Gold Cup with clients and friends at our Client Appreciation EventSaturday, May 7th. If you are going to the races also please stop by Tent #124 (North) and enjoy a cocktail with our team–we’d love to see you.  We’ll also have some cornhole, friendly wagers and raffles to keep the action going between races.  Clients, if you haven’t received your invite, please contact us asap!
As we settle into spring it’s important we do some seasonal home maintenance.  Click here to view a checklist we created to help you get started. Should you need a referral to a vendor, please give us a call we have many preferred vendors we refer our clients to.
Have you or someone you know always thought about a career in real estate?  The first step is taking the class to be eligible to sit for the licensing exam.  Katie will be teaching a real estate pre-licensing class startingSaturday, April 30 and going for 4 weeks. You can sign up here.  (There are lots of other classes out there…contact us if you have questions or want additional information!)
As always, don’t hesitate to call us if we can help with your real estate needs.
The Wethman Group

Just Listed 15602 Habitat Ct

We just listed this stunning home in Cardinal Grove neighborhood of Woodbridge. This is a newly constructed community, and the house is less than a year old. This home offers all the amenities of new construction, without the additional cost of upgrades or the wait time!

Stunning brick front home, on quiet cul-de-sac! This home was built in 2015, and is less than a year old. The home features updates throughout, as well as an open concept floor plan! Enter through the two story foyer with gleaming hardwood floors, 9ft+ ceilings, and recessed lights throughout. Inviting stone fireplace in family room is the perfect place to relax and entertain. The family room opens to the gourmet kitchen with a large center island and breakfast bar. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, custom tile back splash, under cabinet lighting, glass cabinets, walk-in pantry and attached breakfast room. There is an additional dining room, living room and main level bedroom or office. Custom iron work on the stairs to the upper level. Luxurious Master Suite featuring a tray ceiling, separate sitting area and double walk-in closets. Spa-like Master Bath has jetted soaking tub, separate walk-in shower, ceramic tiles and dual sink vanities. The upper level also features, three bedrooms, one full bath and laundry room. Entertain or relax in your lower level retreat with custom wet-bar and theater room. The 6th bedroom on the lower level has an attached full bathroom with ceramic tile. There is a double door walk-up from the basement to the yard. Open and private backyard with custom trek deck. Other amenities include high efficiency systems, builder warranty and Guardian Security system. This home has all the updates you are looking for, with over 5000 square feet of living space!

This home is listed for $699K, and has all the upgrades included. Contact us today for a private showing.


SOLD- 2723 Hemlock Ave

Last week we closed on our listing in Del Ray on 2723 Hemlock Ave. This home was renovated top to bottom, with a gourmet kitchen, completely updated bathrooms, refinished floors, brand new patio and fully finished basement. We picked out all of the upgrades and finishes for the home, and even added a bathroom to the upper level to increase property value.

This home was on the market in 2014 listed with another agent without any updates. It spent 60+ days on the market at $550k and didn’t even move when the price was dropped to $525k. With an investment in the right upgrades, and a talented contractors, we listed/sold the property for $164k more at $689K!

Our list of renovations included:
-New brick walkway leading to the front door
-Completely remodeled kitchen (2015) with new cabinets, granite counter, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors.
-Refinished hardwood flooring throughout main level with inviting living room with wood burning fireplace.
-Renovated bathroom with shower/tub combo.
-Upstairs (loft, in law suite, 3rd bedroom) with huge closet, and brand new bathroom (custom tile, new vanity, toilet and curved glass shower door). Permits included.
-Window frames were installed on windows on the main level.
-Updated lighting and electrical outlets.
-Lower level: New carpet, drywall and paint throughout, with a brand new bathroom, complete with standing shower, tile, vanity and toilet. New door to rear fenced back yard.
-Large utility room/work shop with plenty additional space for storage, with new flooring.
-Walk out from the basement to a beautiful brand new patio, perfect for gathering and entertainment. Trees were removed in the back yard, and new mulch was laid down.
-Additionally, new fence posts were made, and concrete stairs on the side of the house were removed. The house was also lightly landscaped.

Homes in this neighborhood have sold for $555K up to $800K depending on size, updates and location within Del Ray. This property sold for $689K.

If you have questions about how to get top dollar for you home, contact us!


New York Style – Micro Condos Hit DC!

Do you love the idea of DC metro living, but your wallet disagrees? Or want to live in some of the top areas in DC, but don’t want to rent anymore?

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The brand new Manhattan inspired “Micro Condos”, Adam’s Morgan might be your answer. This new development: Moda 17 is fresh change to the condo market, for younger buyers who want the city life style, and convenience, without the heft price tag! These units range from 350-680 square feet, but offer streamline construction and design to help maximize the space. These units are also more affordable than other units in the area, ranging from $249K for studios, up to $549K for two bedroom units.

The units are designed with space saving features like pocket doors, built in storage and shelving, frost glass and even build in beds to help maximize every foot. The builder also designed many units without hallways to create a more open and efficient layout.

Other highlights of Moda 17 include:

-Roof top Terrace with City Views
-Low condo fees ($191-383/mo)
-Bike Storage
-Private Storage Space

These units are in an unbeatable location, across the street from Harris Teeter and just steps to a number of restaurants, retail and night life in Adams Morgan, Logan Circle, Dupont Circle And U St/14th St corridor. The areas also has a 93 walk score!

For renters in the area, this more affordable option versus paying higher rent prices!

Moda 17 is located at 2424 17th St. NW, Washington.

Contact us today, if you are interested in learning more about these micro units, and buying in DC! Most of our team is licensed in DC, VA and MD!


Just Listed: 1211 4th St. NW #1

We just listed this stunning three bedroom, three bath condo in DC!

Newer construction, built in 2012. Lives like a house with the convenience of the city! The open and inviting floor plan features gleaming hardwood floors, 15+ foot ceilings, crown molding and spacious bedrooms. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops, Bosch stainless steel appliances, and espresso wood cabinetry. Combined dining and living area, perfect for entertaining! Two bedrooms on upper level, with large closets and plenty of natural light. Spacious lower level as a master suite with walk in closet, and updated bathroom. Additional living space for recreation room or home office! All bathrooms updated with modern vanities, customer shower surround and ceramic tile. Enviable, secluded outdoor space, with patio and rear fenced yard. Listed for $724,900.

Minutes from City Vista dining, shopping, and entertainment to include Safeway, Busboys and Poets, Taylor Gourmet, SweetGreen, Vida Fitness and more! Less than .3 miles to Mt Vernon/7th St Metro (Green/Yellow Lines) and one mile to Judiciary Square (Red Line) and nearby commuter buses. Convenient to downtown DC, the Pentagon, and Arlington/Alexandria for commuting. Ronald Reagan National Airport is located under 10 miles away.

Don’t miss this gorgeous condo! Email for a private showing or more information.