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Lots of construction around in the Merrifeld area these days. 1. At the Dunn Loring metro station construction of the new parking garages and apartments at Avenir Place are in various stages of completion. Additional retail space, the Harris Teeter and second building for Avenir Place is next and should be completed in the spring of 2015. 2. Down the street at Halstead Square, the final phase of that project is under construction. The existing phases brought some much needed restaurants and...Continue Reading!
When purchasing a condominium there are a few additional things to be cognizant about. In addition to purchasing your specific unit, you are also becoming part owner of an entity called the condominium association. That is great in some ways - it gives you usage rights to common elements and also distributes the costs and risks of exterior and interior maintenance like elevators, hallways, roofs, parking lots and so on. On the flip-side, you are at the mercy of the elected...Continue Reading!
Even though the Silver Line metro opening day keeps getting pushed back, there is little doubt that the opening day will come soon. Homebuyers have been planning ahead increasing demand for homes near the planned Silver Line stations for years. Anticipating this growth in demand for homes in the Tysons Corner area, we put together a new website called Tysons Living - http://tysonsliving.com to help home buyers find the perfect neighborhood. So, to find homes within walking distance of the metro stops...Continue Reading!
Floodplains matter and if your home is in one you are at risk of extra costs and headaches. Insurance rates will be higher or may be unavailable – and your home being in a floodplain could also derail a home sale or purchase. After all, if you were looking to purchase a home in a floodprone area – wouldn’t you want to know? Fining out if your home is in a floodplain isn't that easy - even with the internet. The availability...Continue Reading!
So, I got a surprise when I woke up the other day and saw that George C Marshall High School overnight had turned into an average school for the area (their GreatSchools rating had dropped from a stellar 9 to an average 7.) At first I wasn't sure what happened - did they fire a bunch of teachers and thereby changing the student to teacher ratio? Did the construction result in all the good students leaving? Did they cancel their...Continue Reading!
The short answer is - probably maybe. In Virginia, a purchaser of a home in a condominium or a homeowner association has a right to review certain documents pertaining to the home they are purchasing. A purchaser also has a right to cancel the contract within a given time frame if those documents are not satisfactory to them. The disclosure package typically includes the rules and regulations of the association, status of the reserve funds, the budget, outstanding fees, violations for...Continue Reading!
What to do if you like a particular area but like none of the homes available on the market? Or, what if there just isn't anything available for sale? If you are to believe the ads displayed on bus shelters around Tysons Corner (and in particular around the Pimmit Hills neighborhood), the simple answer is to build a new home on your own lot. The options range from fully custom (expensive) to a spec home with few or no structural options (less...Continue Reading!
In the Northern Virginia area (like Fairfax County, Loudoun County etc) the most common inspection when buying a home would be a general Home Inspection. As some areas in the Northern Virginia region has high levels of Radon, radon testing is also done regularly (particularly on homes with basements.) A general Home Inspection is a great start to get an overview of the condition of the home and to identify potential trouble spots. At Soldsense we recommend a home inspection...Continue Reading!
There is a great deal of construction in the Tysons Corner area and more projects are still in the pipeline. Due to a number of new and planned apartment and condominium buildings, the number of people living in Tysons Corner is steadily increasing. While the new Silver Line Metro (whenever it opens) may help with some of the resulting traffic issues (some question that), there are other needs that will need to fulfilled - one of them being access to grocery...Continue Reading!
If you like condo living but miss growing your own vegetables, there is a tried and true solution for you! While it may seem like something from the 40′s and their “Victory Gardens”, the idea of community gardening is still strong in Fairfax County! There are more than 650 garden plots available in nine different locations. Plots are typically 30′x20′ and rents for about $60/year. February may seem a bit early to plan for spring, but the garden plots are very desirable...Continue Reading!