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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the Capital One plans for a mixed use development on their existing 26 acre campus next to I-495 and Rt 123 (Chain Bridge Road.) The planned development is next to the new McLean Metro station and the Gates of McLean condominium community. The project will add another 12 high-rise buildings to the site with 3.1 million sq/ft of office space, two hotels and up to 1230 new residential units. There would also be 4.8...Continue Reading!
After writing about the old graveyard on Colonel Lindsay's old estate in the Idylwood area I thought of another interesting local site in Tysons Corner. That is the 12.3 acre Ash Grove historic Site in Tysons Corner. The original home on Ash Grove was built about 1790 by Bryan Fairfax for his son Thomas Fairfax (the Ninth Lord Fairfax.) The original site was 5000 acres that, in addition to the manor house, had a farm and a manor house. Ash Grove was sold to the Sherman family shortly...Continue Reading!
As we wrote about last year, Walmart is coming to Tysons West in 2013. It is next to the new metro stop on the Silver Line through Tysons Corner. There is no exact date for the opening of the Walmart - deliveries for office locations have been indicated to be early 2013 so hopefully by the summer. The urban style Walmart will be about 78,000 sq/ft. For comparison - the new "urban style" Target in Merrifield is about 163,000 square feet. So, this...Continue Reading!
As part of a broad effort to strengthen the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund), FHA Commissioner Carol Galante announced a series of changes to be issued this week that will allow the agency to better manage risk and further strengthen the health of the MMI Fund. “These are essential and appropriate measures to manage and protect FHA’s single-family insurance programs” said Galante. “In addition to protecting the MMI Fund, these changes will encourage the return of...Continue Reading!
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!