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!


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!


Top Paint Colors for 2016

As sellers are getting their homes ready to go on the market, we often get asked what color they should paint their house. While we normally recommend neutral colors, as it appeals to a broad spectrum of buyers, we also like to see what colors are the most popular for the year. Some of these colors are a bit bold for resale, but may give you ideas for your own house! Our favorites are the the grays and off white.

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Check out the other Top 2016 Paint Colors here! If you are curious what paint colors or upgrades will help get you top dollar for your home, please contact us for more details!


Area Residents Are Big Spenders When Remodeling

Falls Church residents lead the pack for remodeling expenditures in the South, averaging $6,099 annually per household, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The national average is $1,907.

Arlington residents also had deep pockets when sprucing up their homes, with homeowners shelling out an annual average of $5,801 for remodeling expenses. The District took the number three spot in the South, averaging $5,705. Alexandria rounded out the top five in the region, with a household average of $5,451. Fairfax County residents averaged a bit less, coming in at $4,983, but that’s still significantly more than the national average.

So who spends the most? Nantucket County, Mass., leads the nation (and the Northeast) for remodeling spending per home, with an average of $8,520. Marin County, Calif., is tops in the West, averaging $7,782, while Cook County, Ill., takes the prize in the Midwest with an average of $3,466.

Overall, Fairfax County residents spent an estimated $1.4 billion on home remodeling, capturing the number four spot in the South. Los Angeles lead the nation with a whopping $8.4 billion in annual spending. You can see a list of the top counties by region here.

Sources: National Association of Home Builders and the Sun Gazette.