Just Listed & Under Contract 6302 Walyes St, Springfield VA

Listed last week, and we received a contract in less than 5 days! Details on the property below:

Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Monticello Woods neighborhood.
Newly refinished hardwood floors in hallway, living room and bedrooms.
Spacious living room with large picture window and wood burning fireplace.
Large eat in kitchen with bay window, brick accent wall, recessed lighting 42 inch cabinets, cook top, double oven, pantry and extra counter/storage space.
Bedrooms on main level feature hardwood flooring, ample closets and lot of natural light.
Master bedroom features attached bath with standing shower.
Hall bath features white vanity along with shower & tub combo.
Expansive lower level features recreation/media room with recessed lighting and 2nd wood burning fireplace.
Huge unfinished utility/storage area with washer and dryer and 3rd bathroom.
4th bedroom or den off living area with walk-up access to back yard.
Large lot with almost 1/3 acre. Rear fenced yard.
Springboard- Community Pool located at the end of the street
Ideal location! Minutes to Springfield Metro, 95, 395, 495, Fairfax Connector Bus.
Conveniently located near Springfield Town Center with great restaurants and retail.

Homes in Monticello Woods range in price from $350-$535K depending on size and updates. Many smaller priced homes with less updates sell for $430K and below. The larger, more updated homes sell for $490K and above, depending on updates. Our sellers had a limited budget for renovations, so we provided our top items which we knew would improve the home’s marketability and gain interest from buyers.

If you are looking to for the right kind of updates to maximize your home’s value, contact us today!

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SOLD! 4105 25th St Arlington, VA

Congrats to our clients who sold their home at 4105 25th in Arlington! This beautifully updated 5 bedroom, 4 bath home, featured over 3000 sq ft, and is located in the desirable Lee Heights neighborhood. Great features of the the home were the open kitchen and living areas and large flat backyard. Sales in this neighborhood range from $900K-$1.5M depending on the size, upgrades and location.

We received multiple offers on the home, with very competitive terms and and closed $34K over list price. The sellers were on the market for over 6 months last year, with only one lower offer.

We took over the listing this spring, and helped the sellers with a customized marketing plan and new pricing to help appeal to the largest amount of buyers. This included minor updates, staging, professional photos, floor plan and more.

We had over 15 agent showings, and over 26 groups through the Open Houses and received 3 offers!  This house sold within 3 weeks, with very competitive terms for $1,234,000.

If you have questions on how to get the best price for your home, or want to know what upgrades will be most appealing to buyers, contact us!

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JUST LISTED: 3303 Wyndham Circle #248 Alexandria, VA

-Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom/2 bath unit at Pointe at the Park!
-Garden style unit, located on the second floor.
-Updated kitchen with new granite counters, breakfast bar, maple cabinets and stainless appliances.
-Inviting living and dining room with crown molding, wood burning fireplace and relaxing balcony. New wood laminate flooring installed 2017.
-Roommate style layout with bedrooms separated by living area.
-Both bedrooms feature brand new carpet, walk in closets and en-suite bathrooms.
-Bathrooms have been renovated to include: newer vanities, sinks, faucets, mirrors and brushed nickel light fixtures
-Full sized washer/dryer in unit, new hot water heater 2016 & AC installed in 2011.
-Large storage closet off balcony. Community bike storage available.
-Community includes: pool, fitness center, community room, Basketball Court, grilling area and secured entry to community.
-Community fee provides free shuttle to Pentagon City Metro (M-F)
-Ideal location! Just minutes to Bradlee Shopping Center with Safeway, Fresh Market, Starbucks, Atlantis, and more. Target and other shopping 5 minutes from community!
-Convenient to 395, Pentagon, Crystal City & Downtown DC

We made specific recommendations to the seller on the flooring, kitchen and bathroom updates to help appeal to potential buyers. The unit was also staged, to help buyers envision the space, and size of the larger bedrooms and living areas.

Sales at Pointe at Park Center range, depending on size and upgrades in the unit. Units that have not been updated, or have older finishes, have sold in the $260-$270K range. More updated units have sold between $280-$295K, depdning on size and location. This unit is listed for $290K.

Contact Katie for more details or private showing!

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Just Listed: 4306 Pershing Dr #1

Just Listed and Active on the market- this beautifully renovated 1 bedroom/1 bath condo in Arlington Oaks community. Details below:

• Open layout with new, wood grain ceramic tile and modern paint throughout.
• Separate dining area with space for a larger table.
• Updated kitchen with newer cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances and New dishwasher installed 2017.
• Relaxing bedroom, with ceiling fan and larger closet.
• Bathroom with newer vanity, light and tiled shower. Two closets off hallway. Spacious storage closet off dining room.
• Condo fee includes heating, water, snow removal and more. Amenities include: Community Room, Exercise Room, Community Laundry, Bike storage and storage bins available.
• Pet friendly- limited to one per unit.
• Ideal location! Quick access to Arlington Blvd, Glebe Rd, 1-66 and 1-395.
• Less than a mile to Ballston Metro & redeveloped Ballston Mall
• Adjacent to the Bus Stop and Bike Share.

Units in Arlington Oaks, have sold from $170K, up to $299K depending on size, number of bedrooms, baths and upgrades. Most updated, one bedroom units have sold for $200-$220K. Our unit is listed for $220K.

Email Katie@wethmangroup.com for more information or to set up a showing.

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Just Listed: 4105 25th St ( Lee Heights)

We just put this lovely Lee Heights listing on the market. The home is located in a desirable North Arlington community, and we help the sellers with staging and other tips to help make the home appealing to buyers.
Details on the home below!

• Beautifully expanded colonial with professional designed upgrades and finishes.
• Main level features newly refinished hardwood floors, and carpet.
• Inviting living room with wood burning fireplace, and elegant dining room.
• Gourmet kitchen complete with Silestone countertops, stainless steel appliances, pot-filler, solid maple cabinets with lighted glass fronts and a butler’s pantry.
• Large breakfast bar with additional seating, open to additional dining area.
• Open concept family room with built-in bookcases and sliding glass doors leading to sun filled deck.
• Custom designed office with solid maple cabinetry and built-in desks.

Upper Levels
• On the upper level, the enviable master suite features cathedral ceilings, with relaxing treed view of the yard. It also features a built-in custom vanity & two walk-in closets with custom shelving.
• En-suite master bath with double sink vanities, offers an over-sized jetted whirlpool tub and separate frameless glass shower featuring marble details.
• Two additional bedrooms feature built-in book cases, cordless window treatments, large closets with Elfa shelving and lots of natural sunlight.
• Full bath off hallway with granite counter topped double sink vanity and radiant heated flooring.
• Laundry room on bedroom level with Silestone counter top, custom cabinets & shelving, full sink and large cedar closet for additional storage.
• Spacious loft level suite with skylights, 4th bedroom, large private full bath with radiant heated tile flooring and multiple closets with plenty of storage.

Lower Level & Yard
• Expansive lower level with over 1500 sq ft of living space! Main area, perfect for a recreation or play room, extends to a private Au-Pair/In-Law suite complete with a kitchenette: full refrigerator, sink and custom built-in cabinet system and separate desk space.
• Lower level also features a full bathroom, additional 8×15 storage room, and large fitness room with garage-Tek flooring, two bright windows and separate walk-out to expansive rear yard
• Rare, flat back yard with plenty of room for tool shed, and playground.
• Other features include: security and intercom system.
• HVAC replaced in 2013 and Roof Replaced in 2011

Ideal Location!
• Located in desirable Lee Heights Neighborhood.
• Minutes to GW Parkway, 1-66, The Pentagon and Downtown DC.
• Only .6 Miles to Donaldson Run Pool (swim team, exercise classes and social events!)
• Active neighborhood, in between Lee Heights & Zachary Taylor Parks.
• Highly ranked school Pyramid: Taylor Elementary, Williamsburg Middle, and Yorktown High.

Home in Lee Heights sell anywhere from $ 819K up to $.18M, depsning on size, age of the home and upgrades. Several newer construction homes have sold in the $1.6M-$1.8M+ range.

This home features over 4000 sq ft and a desirable flat back yard. We listed the home for $1.2M.

Contact us to set up a private showing, or see how you can maximize value and upgrades in your home!

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Just Listed & Under Contract!

This gorgeous home was on the market just under 2 weeks, and received 4 offers with very competitive terms. We provide insight on staging, de-cluttering the home and renovations that were most appealing to buyers.

– Bright and sunny 2 level condo in Kingsgate Community
– Open and inviting floorplan with gleaming hardwood floors on the main level
– Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, pantry and breakfast counter
– Separate living room, dinning room and half bath on the main level
– Cozy family room complete with built-in bookcases, ceiling fan and remote controlled gas fireplace
– Private patio for outdoor entertaining off the family room
– NEW upgraded carpet on the stairs and upper level hall
– 2 Master Bedroom Suites with ceiling fans and multiple closets with built-in organizers including a walk-in closet in the second Master
– First master features an updated ensuite bath with tub/shower combo
– Second master features an updated luxury full bath that has a dual sink vanity with quartz countertop, ceramic tile and an oversized walk in shower
– Full size washer and Dryer
-NEW HVAC in June of 2016
– Low condo fee and adjacent to shopping and dining
– Close to Washington, DC and less than 3 miles to I-395 and King Street Metro.

Other units in Kingsgate have sold for $350K-$410K, depending on size, location and upgrades. The more updated units have sold in the high $300K’s and low $400k’s. We listed this unit at $405K.

Email Katie@wethmangroup.com for more information or to see how you can get top dollar for your home!

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Under Contract- 6203 Franconia Forest Lane

We put this house on the market, and within 5 days we had over 35 showings, 4 offers and were under contract and set to close by the end of June.  This beautifully renovated 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath center hall colonial with attached one car garage in sought after Franconia Forest neighborhood! It features a stunning exterior remodel includes new windows, insulated siding, roof, deck, professional landscaping, and outdoor living hardscapes. The main level features gleaming hardwood floors with accent plush carpet, updated half bath, two closets, and laundry.

Elegant living room with chair rail, crown molding, elevated ceilings, and recessed lighting. Formal dining room with chair rail, crown molding, and a large picture window overlooking a serene, wooded lot. Renovated eat-in kitchen with newer maple cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, pendant lights, custom back splash and granite counters. (all items are within 1 year old expect cabinets). Modern floor plan as kitchen opens to cozy family room with recessed lights and fireplace! Sliding glass door opens to spacious two-level outdoor living with relaxing deck and stairs to flagstone patio – perfect for entertaining. Hardwood stairs and landing lead to upper level which features 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 renovated full baths, and linen closet. Enviable Master suite with recessed lighting and two closets (one larger walk in) and attached master bath with updated ceramic flooring, vanity, and spa shower. Renovated hall bathroom shines with new tile floor, updated vanity, custom shower surround, and lighting. All bedrooms have raised panel doors, plush carpet, modern paint, large closets, and ceiling fans. Spacious lower level features large recreation room, with 2nd fireplace, ceramic tile floor, recessed lighting, complete with a fifth bedroom and full bathroom. The bathroom has been stunningly updated to include new tile flooring, vanity, lighting and glass tile shower surround. Additional storage/utility room perfect for a workshop or more! Walk out from the recreation room into an outdoor living oasis featuring relaxing flagstone patio with stacked stone fire pit and stone wall with landscape lighting that backs to trees and additional lot.

Additional storage shed under deck perfect for outdoor furniture/lawn equipment or more! No home owners association! Ideal location, with quick access to three metro stops on Blue/Yellow lines (Springfield, Van Dorn, Huntington) and the VRE. Convenient to Springfield Town Center and Kingstowne Town Center with plenty of restaurants/retail. Perfect for commuters, with easy access to Ft Belvoir, the Pentagon, Crystal City, DC and more! 

Homes in Franconia Forest, have sold for $405K-$568K, depending on the size, upgrades and condition.  Average days on market ranges from 7 days to 51.  We listed 6203 Franconia Forest Lane for $585K, and it was under contract in less than 7 days.

Contact us today, to learn more about getting top dollar for your home!

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Just Listed & Under Contact -46586 Broadspear Terrace

The weather may be cold, but the spring real estate market has already started! We listed this lovely three bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in Sterling mid Februrary, had a flurry of showings the first couple days and over 25 groups through the Open House on Sunday! We received multiple offers on the property, and it was under contract in less than 7 days.

This home features a great open layout, with over 1600 square feet of living space. Inviting living room with high ceilings, and a bay window. Separate dining area, and large kitchen with space foran eat in table or island. Dining room and kitchen look out onto the large deck and common space, and parkland.

Open stairs lead to upper level with 3 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms. Master bedroom with attached full bath and walk in closet.

Lower level features recreation area with gas fireplace, wet bar and walkout to rear fenced yard and patio. Separate unfinished utility room, with washer & dryer and space for small work shop.

Community amenities include a Community Center, jogging/walking paths, 4 outdoor pool, tennis courts, playground and tot-lot.

Other properties in the neighborhood have listed/sold for $349K-$385K + depending on size, if they have a attached garage and how much living space they have.

We listed this property for $359K, received a lot of interest and multiple offers in less than a week.

Contact us today for information about your property and market analysis.

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Lowest mortgage rates since 2013!

Are you thinking about buying or selling this year?

Yesterday, the US Mortgage rates dropped to an all time low since May of 2013 with 30 year fixed rate at 3.73%! This decrease in rates is great news for buyers and sellers, as it helps increase buying power across the board.  With a $500K sales price, and 10% down, this rate drop would save buyers over $180/month*, or $2160 a year compared to rates in 2014.  Over 30 years, and that’s a saving of $777, 600!

Rates for 2014 started high, at 4.43% in January, dropped a bit in the spring, hovered around 4.15% for the summer and fall months and continued to decline below 4% into the end of the year. The average rate for 2014, was 4.17% on a 30 year fixed rate loan. Annual averages for 2013 came in at 3.98%, and 3.66% for 2012. Rates for a 15 year loan have also dropped and are averaging around 3% for 2015.

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Many may be asking, “why did rates drop?” Simply put, concerns about Europe and Asia’s political and economy status are causing investors to focus on U.S Treasury bonds.  The 10 year Treasury yields dropped below 2 ( for the first time in several months), lowering the mortgage rates as well. Its hard to say how long rates will stay this low, but if you are thinking about buying or selling in 2015, it may be a great time. Additionally, if you are looking to refinance your home, this is another great opportunity for a lower mortgage rate.

If you’d like to learn more about rates, and how this can help you save on buying a home contact us for more details!

*Calculations based on $500K, 10% down, principle & interest only, rates: January 2014 at 4.3% and January 2015 at 3.73%. Actual rates are subject to individual credit, income and financial qualifications.

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Sold: 9201 Sudbury Rd

9201 Sudbury Rd was was listed and under contract within a week!

This stately three level, brick home on quiet tree lined Highland View neighborhood. The home is located on corner “lot and a half”, and features four bedrooms, two and half bathrooms with over 2000+ square feet of living space on all three levels. Open and inviting floor plan, with newly refinished hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout. Living room with fireplace, and built in bookshelves. Step up to elegant dining room with plenty of space for larger table, and view out to back yard.Gleaming hardwood floors have been recently refinished, and fresh paint throughout. Main level master bedroom off dining room, with two closets and plenty of built in cabinets. Full bath off hallway has been renovated to included updated vanity, counter top, and standing shower. Stunning kitchen with updated custom cabinets, granite counters and newer appliances. Enclosed screen porch off living room offers additional space for entertaining. The upper level boasts three full bedrooms, and a full bathroom. Spacious first bedroom with custom closet. Second and third bedrooms with hardwood floors, overlooking back yard. Upper level bathroom with updated vanity, counter top, tile floor and jetted tub. Pull down stairs to attic for even more storage. The lower level features a spacious recreation/media room, with a half bathroom. Additional, laundry/utility area with plenty additional room for storage. Walk up stairs to side patio and huge backyard. Fully fenced back yard, and rare lot and a half.

This home is a wonderful neighborhood in Silver Spring, just minutes to Long Branch Park, Sligo Park. Five minutes driving to I-495, ten minute drive Silver Spring Metro, and Marc Train, Short commute to 95, 295 (BW Parkway), downtown DC and Virginia. Less than a mile to Giant shopping center.

Sales in Highland View range from $350K- $500K for single family homes. There are a mixture of home sizes/styles in this neighborhood, ranging from smaller rancher or cap cods to larger colonial homes. Many of the homes were built in the 1950’s. The average sales price in this neighborhood is $437K, with 45 days on the market. We listed this home for $474,900 and it sold for $485,000 with $13,000 in seller subsidy (or net price of $472,000).

To prepare this home for sale, we encouraged the sellers to make specific renovations that appeal to most buyers (ie paint and flooring), and to have the home staged since it was vacant. Our recommendations worked, as we had a very strong offer, only days after going on the market.

Contact us today for more details about this home, or how to sell your home for top dollar!

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