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We are just getting ready to put a new listing on the market this week. It is a 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath townhome located in Centreville. It is in a great mature development with easy access to to shopping and I-66. The home is a complete rebuild - the only things remaining of the original home (built in the 80's) are the foundation and front steps. This means new plumbing, insulation, windows, electrical, roof, appliances, floors, ceilings, doors, mecanical systems, siding...Continue Reading!
At a recent walk off Idylwood Road in Falls Church I found a "hidden" old cemetery. It is about 1 acre and is nicely located on a hill and "landlocked" between the Ruckstuhl park and the newer development on Colonel Lindsay Ct. I doubt more than a few of the most immediate neighbors are aware of the graveyard. (more…)Continue Reading!
According to the National Association of Realtors 9 percent of home buyers received a loan from a friend or relative in 2010. By borrowing money from parents, both parents and children may end up with a good deal. The parents may get a better return on their investment and the child may get a similar or better interest rate as well as lower closing cost. One downside to "parent financing" is that the parent is taking a risk - the child may loose...Continue Reading!
To pay for the extensive walkability upgrades planned in Tysons Corner the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to create a special Transportation Service District last week. It is estimated the new tax will generate $250 million for area improvements over the next 40 years. As of now, the tax rate is set to take effect in January 2014 and will apply to both residential and commercial property. It has been estimated that the rate may be 6 to 8 cents per $100 assessed...Continue Reading!
The Tysons Corner(Vienna and McLean) real estate market ended 2012 strongly. While the number of homes being listed remained typical, the number of sales in October and November jumped significantly. The continued availability of low interest rate loans no doubt played a role as did the strong economy in the area. Looking at the graphs it is obvious that sellers in Tysons Corner prefer to put their homes on the market in March and April. Purchasers seems to feast on those listings and...Continue Reading!
We just listed a great 2br/2ba condominium unit at Idylwood Towers in Falls Church. It is facing south on the 7th floor of the east building with balcony,extra storage and replaced windows/balcony door. There is new carpet, paint and dishwasher and is ready to move right in. Idylwood Towers is a great 1970’s condominium centrally located in the Tyson’s Corner area of Falls Church (Fairfax County.) Idylwood Towers consists of two apartment buildings with about 14 floors each. The building has concrete between the...Continue Reading!
Bidding wars have been back in Fairfax County and in the Washington Metropolitan area for the last couple of years. Great job opportunities and an optimistic outlook for the region keeps well priced homes flying of the shelves! Investors looking for rental properties are plentiful in the current market - likely discouraged by poor stock market performance and encouraged by rising rents and still great prices on low end condominiums. We often have multiple offers and sometimes escalation clauses on homes we are selling....Continue Reading!
With the holiday in full swing, everyone may not be aware of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code that says: It is unlawful to place natural cut trees, including Christmas trees, and artificial decorative vegetation, if the decorative vegetation is not flame retardant or flame-resistant, in condominiums, cooperatives and other similar occupancies unless the buildings have approved automatic sprinkler systems. That means that if you live in a condominium, and it does not have a sprinkler system, natural Christmas trees and wreaths...Continue Reading!
Being a landlord is stressful and challenging at times. The move-out inspection and subsequent security deposit disbursement even more so. You may have had wonderful experiences with a tenant that always paid on time. You may have baked them apple pie for the holidays and sent birthday cards to their children. However, when they move out and it comes time to assess the condition of the property (and return the deposit), all that is water under the bridge. Fights over security deposits...Continue Reading!
Condominium fee increases are as certain as death and taxes. So, it is therefore no surprise that the condominium fees at Idylwood Towers in Falls Church is going up yet again in 2013. The 2013 fees are a 1.75% increase from 2012. The new fees are as follows: Jr 1 br - $441.00 1 br - $559.00 2 br - $741.00 3 br/2ba - $887.00 3br/3ba - $923.00 Keep in mind that the condominium fee at Idylwood Towers include all utilities and great amenities like a 24 hour manned...Continue Reading!