520 John Carlyle St. #437 Alexandria, VA 22314

• 4th floor studio in prime Alexandria location overlooking courtyard
• 15ft+ ceilings with loft feel
• Ideal layout with alcove for bedroom
• Updated kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances and electric range
• Inviting living area with large picture windows
• Two large closets leading to bathroom, with plenty of storage
• Spacious master bath with granite counter, updated vanity and shower/bath tub combo.
• In-unit stacked washer and dryer
• Three building elevators for use
• 1 assigned underground garage parking spot
• $100/year pool membership available
• Various retail shops on main level of building including a Pho restaurant, dry cleaners, nail salon, on-site post office, etc.
• Beautiful landscaped courtyard
• Starbucks is located across the street.
• Whole Foods Market is just minutes away
• Convenient to Old Town Alexandria, King St Metro and more!

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

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SOLD- 204 S Ivy St Arlington, VA

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Who says the fall market is slow? We received and offer even before going on the market!

Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Arlington Heights. Inviting living room with fireplace, large dining room and updated kitchen with new tile floors, refreshed cabinets and granite counter tops. Spacious master bedroom with attached half bathroom. Two other bedrooms with hardwood floors, and full bath with shower/tub combo. Bonus rec room in basement with space that sellers are using as a 4th bedroom. Screened in porch, slate patio with fully fenced yard with garage and driveway.

The house was painted, carpet was replaced, tile was installed and other small repairs were completed in preparation to go on the market.

Homes in this neighborhood have sold for $600K-$1.1M+ depending on size, updates and location. This home was abut 2000 sq feet, but had fantastic curb appeal and a large flat back yard. We sold this home for $805K.

Contact us if you have questions about the best updates for your home, and how to maximize your sales price.

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1031 Exchange

Are you an seller or investor looking to sell a property, buy a new property, but want to avoid paying capital gains or recapture taxes?

Have you heard of 1031 exchange? This is a process where you are redistributing the equity of one property into another investment, to defer additional taxes.

Here are some simple facts on the 1031 process;
1. Sell property & identify new purchase within 90 days.
2. Find a like kind/replacement property you want to acquire. (Must be equal or greater value).
3. Reinvest all equity into the new property OR apply equity to a higher valued property.

This transaction is similar to a trade, where the equity is transferred to a new property, rather than received as proceeds, and taxed.

We have had clients sell a long term investment property, for a new construction investment, sell their investment, and apply the proceeds towards a portion of an investment or, apply the equity of one property to the purchase three new properties.

As part of the exchange process, the purchase property must be identified with in the specified time frame, and the owner may not receive cash or other benefits from the sale.

Using a Qualified Intermediary to complete this process is highly recommended, given the complicated nature and timing of the transactions.

If you have more questions about completing a 1031 Exchange, our team has completed these types of transactions on our personal properties, and for clients. Contact us today, for more info!

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Seller Class: Postponed Until September

Are you or someone you know thinking of selling in the next 12 months?

Join us for a FREE Educational Seminar 

Keller Williams McLean: 6820 Elm St Suite 100

Tuesday, July 26th  September date to be announced

7pm-8:30pm

Topics to include:

  • Overview of the Local Current Housing Market
  • Home Listing Process and Expected Timeline
  • Financing Options for Buying Your New Home Before Selling
  • Fees and Closing Costs
  • Repairs or Updates that Bring the Most Return
  • Staging Tips
  • Seller Representation and Choosing an Agent
  • Additional time for your Questions

Register here to join.

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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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Active and Under Contract -2970 Birch Creek Ct

We’ve had a very busy week! The rain has finally stopped and buyers are out looking everywhere!

We were thrilled to help our clients list their home at 2970 Birch Creek Ct! This house was absolutely stunning, and updated top to bottom. We couldn’t wait for buyers to come through and see for themselves.

The owners handled all of the renovations themselves, and all the items from hardwood floors to expanded kitchen, custom fireplace, luxury master bath, sleek basement and manicured lawn were finished beautifully. We advised them on staging as needed, and other tips to help show the home in the best possible light.

The house features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and had a walk out basement to a relaxing patio, deck and common area view. The kitchen, master suite and bathroom alone, sold the house!

We had over 26+ showings in 3 days, received 4 offers and went under contract, in less then 4 days with very strong terms! We listed the home for $359K, and received contracts over the list price.

This home is located in Wayside Village, in Dumfries, VA. Home of this size range in price from $280K-400K depending on total square feet, upgrades, walkout basement, garage etc.

Contact us, on how to get top dollar for you home!

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Active and Under Contract- 21 Kennedy St

We were very excited to list this wonderful townhouse in Warwick Village last week! We worked closely with the sellers to recommend cost effective repairs and upgrades, and worked with a stager to help maximize the space in the house!

21 Kennedy St, is a 3 level townhouse in Alexandria, just minutes from the “The Avenue” in Del Ray. The house features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a refreshed kitchen, open and inviting living areas, and spacious rec room on the lower level. The house also walks out to a relaxing back patio/fenced yard, backing to trees.

The townhouse had gleaming hardwood floors on the main and upper level, and neutral carpet in the basement.

The house also included extensive updates! The infrastructure of this home has been updated with a newer energy saver roof, attic fan that senses heat and humidity, SS chimney liner, boiler, programmable thermostats for the boiler and AC, water heater, electrical panel with surge protector, gutters with gutter guards and large downspouts as well as updated brushed nickel lighting and hardware throughout. The home also features all new fiberglass double-pane low-e casement windows with a lifetime warranty. In addition, there is a home automation system; which includes mobile device controlled security cameras, door and window sensors, leak detectors, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors as well as remote / mobile device controlled lights.

Prime location! Amenities in Warwick Village include a children’s playground, dog park and a city pool. Popular Mt. Vernon Avenue shops, restaurants and farmer’s market are just a short walk away! Located just over a mile to Braddock Road metro; Potomac Yard metro station planned for 2018. Metro and DASH bus stop at Kennedy Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue. Ronald Reagan National Airport is 2 miles away.

We listed this home for $499K, and received over 35+ showings and received two offers in the first 5 days.

Properties in this area range from $470-$550K, depending on the size, upgrades and proximity to “The Avenue”.

Contact us today, for more information about this listing, or the best upgrades to maximize your home sale!

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SOLD- 212 T St NE #1 Washington, DC

Congrats to our client, Damon for selling his investment property in DC! This property have over 39 showings in 4 days and received 5 offers in total, all offering 10k+ above list price at a minimum. Several offers even waived Home Inspection and appraisal contingencies.

This was a beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath, garden style condo in Eckington. Properties in this area range in price, and where from $250K up to $450K. The prices are reflected in the size and amount of upgrades in each unit.

Those most comparable properties were two bedroom units, ranging from $336-$450K. Some boast more square feet, and more updated kitchen and bathrooms compared to the subject, but should help substantiate a $320K list price.
Additionally, we sold unit 4 in the same building late last summer, when the market was slower and also received multiple offers over $310K for a very similar layout. The market is much more active now, and demand is higher. We initially listed our unit at $289K, with a reasonably updated kitchen (granite counters, newer cabinets, stainless appliances) and hardwood floors throughout. The unit also had two brick accent walls, and a bay window.
We close at $320K, and $1500 in seller subsidy.
Contact us today to help get top dollar for your home.

 

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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!

 

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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.

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