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March 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Guides Just Published

Spring 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Guides
Just Published

Spring 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Guides

We know that when it comes to buying or selling a home, there's a lot of information out there.  Sometimes, you may not know where to start.  That's why we've created these informative Buyer and Seller guides.

What's in the Spring 2017 Buyer Guide for me? The spring time is historically the most challenging time for buyers to get into the real estate market. Year over year, home prices peak during this season, so you must educate yourself on how to prepare for this market.  You'll find topics such as:

  • The cost of renting vs buying
  • What you need to know about the mortgage process
  • Making an offer - 4 tips for success

What's in the Spring 2017 Seller Guide for me? While this is typically the 'prime-time' for homeowners to sell their homes, there's still lots of good information to help ensure your success.  Believe it or not, just because it's springtime, doesn't mean that your house will sell in a day, or even in a weekend.  You must prepare yourself and your home for today's buyer.  Helpful topics include:

  • Where are interest rates headed
  • The role access plays in getting your home sold
  • Lack of listings slowing down the housing market

To get your free guides, just click on the images below!

 

 

                             

Posted in Buyers, Sellers
Dec. 15, 2016

Two Bedroom Condo For Rent in Grove at Arlington

Two Bedroom Condo For Rent in Grove at Arlington
2321 S 25th Street #208

The Grove at Arlington Conods

The weather is cooling down, so wouldn't it be nice to live in this beautiful 2BR/2BA condo with TWO garage parking spaces?! Conveniently located just off of I-395, The Grove at Arlington is a luxurious condo community close to Shirlington, Del Ray, Old Town, Pentagon City, and DC.

This spacious home has a kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ceramic tile floors. The living room and dining area have hardwood floors, and there is a private balcony overlooking the courtyard. Both bedrooms have walk-in closets and oversized baths.

The Grove at Arlington includes secure building entry, garage parking, and elevators.  This unit is located on the second floor and includes a full sized washer/dryer.  Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and this home will be available for occupancy on January 1, 2017.

For more details or to schedule a showing, call Tamara Inzunza, with RE/MAX Executives at 703-623-8759.

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Posted in Arlington VA, For Rent
Nov. 17, 2016

Belle View For Rent at 6517J Potomac Ave Alexandria VA

Belle View For Rent at
6517J Potomac Ave Alexandria VA

 

6517J Potomac Avenue For Rent

Are you looking to rent a beautiful, move-in ready condo in Alexandria that feels like a personal and private oasis? Then you've got to take a look at this stunning 2BR/1BA unit in Belle View!  The home at 6517 Potomac Avenue Unit J offers secure building entry, lots of resident and visitor parking, and is walking distance to a shopping plaza.

This condo includes 763 square feet of living space with an updated kitchen that offers maple cabinets and ceramic tile floors.  Appliances include a gas stove, built-in microwave, and refrigerator with ice maker.  There is a separate dining area, and the living room has a decorative wall fireplace that can convey if the tenant so chooses.

You'll have two spacious bedrooms with generously sized closets for ample storage.  Need more, then just across the hallway is additional secured storage, and the laundry room.  Nearby is Belle View Shopping Center which has a Safeway grocery, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, and more!  If you love the great outdoors, then take advantage of the Mt Vernon Trail along the GW Parkway, take the scenic route into Old Town Alexandria, or historic Mount Vernon.  The Fairfax Connector bus runs on a rush hour schedule directly to the Huntington Metro.

This unit will be ready for occupancy on December 1, and the owner will consider pets on a case-by-case basis.  For more information or to schedule a tour, call Tamara Inzunza of RE/MAX Executives at 703-623-8759.

 

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Posted in Condos, For Rent
Nov. 12, 2016

Lorton VA Short Sales - Price Reduction 5842 Mallow Trail

Lorton VA Short Sales - Nestled in the Mason Neck community of Gunston Manor, this lovely home at 5842 Mallow Trail has just been reduced to $475,000.  Now is the time to take a look, especially if you are downsizing.  Forget the 55+ communities, come to this lovely home with a front porch, three levels, wood floors, fenced and gated yard, outdoor shed, with no HOA. You'll enjoy being close to the river and close to nature with Mason Neck State Park nearby, as well as Pohick Bay Regional Park and Pohick Golf Course.

This home is a short sale with one bank. The short sale process has been started so all we need is your offer! For full listing details, click here!

To schedule a showing of this home, please call Tamara at 703-623-8759.

       

 

Aug. 1, 2016

3805 Laramie Place Unit K Now Under Contract

3805 Laramie Place Unit K Now Under Contract
in Alexandria VA 22309

 

 

Alexandria VA Condos For Sale - Are you on the hunt for condos for sale in Alexandria VA for less than $200,000? Well, there's one less on the market.  We've just secured a buyer for our listing at 3805 Laramie Place Unit K in popular Sequoyah.

One of the goals of a top Alexandria VA listing agent, is to identify the target buyers for the home. Listed at $165,000, 3805 Laramie Place Unit K is a perfect fit for a first-time home buyer. We offered information on First-Time Buyer Programs including a $5000 Grant and showed buyers how grant funds can be used toward the down payment and closing costs for a home.  Rent prices in Alexandria VA continue to increase, that makes it difficult to save.  With these programs, we are able to help more renters make the transition into home ownership without breaking the bank.

If you are currently renting, click here to see information on Virginia first-time homebuyer programs to see if you qualify.

Don't forget to download our free Summer 2016 Guide to Buying a Home below.

 

     

 

 

Posted in Condos, Under Contract
April 13, 2016

Our Spring 2016 Homebuyer Guide Is Here| Download Now

Our Spring 2016 Homebuyer Guide Is Here|
Download Now (No Registration Required)

 

2016 Spring Homebuying Guide

 

What's inside the Spring 2016 Edition?

  • 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring: Reason #1, if Alexandria VA real estate prices continue to increase, waiting can mean you'll be priced out of the market.  According to market statistics, there's only a two month supply of homes for sale.  That means you can expect competition from other buyers. You'll need to be armed and ready with your mortgage approval, and strategies from your Alexandria VA buyer agent to help you write a winning offer.
  • A look a real estate prices across the country. The Alexandria VA real estate market is very fast paced.  What's normal in Texas, may not be the norm here, just outside of Washington DC.
  • How mortgage interest rates impact the monthly payment of your home, and what you can afford.
  • Rising rents. Does the thought of renewing your lease at a higher price scare you? You owe it to yourself to see if you are able to purchase.  Compare the cost of buying a home to what you're currently paying in rent and see if it makes sense to you.  Getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan does not obligate you to buy.
  • What you need to qualify for a mortgage? What should you expect in terms of a down payment? What about your credit score?

Just tap (or click) and go! No more waiting.  The spring real estate market is here and historically that means this is the season where the market favors sellers.  Will there be competition? How do I prepare myself to buy a home? What do I need to know about interest rates, financing, and getting a mortgage?

Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you try to figure out everything yourself.  But, you don't have to. Download your free copy of my 2016 Spring Homebuyer Guide as a first step.  When you're ready to work with a top Alexandria VA buyer agent, just give me a call at 703-623-8759.

This easy to read guide is yours free!  No registration required, just click, open, and view on your mobile phone or tablet, or download to your desktop computer.

 

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Posted in Buyers
Feb. 1, 2016

Free 2016 Winter Buyer Guide For Alexandria VA Homebuyers

Free 2016 Winter Buyer Guide For
Alexandria VA Homebuyers

 

Alexandria VA Real Estate - With so much information online, it can overwhelming when you're thinking about buying a home. From PITI to DTI and LTV, it's enough to make your head spin. Alexandria VA homebuyers can now take advantage of our free 2016 Winter Buyer Guide to Buying a Home.

Inside this edition you'll find information on 2015 home prices, interest rate projections for 2016, qualifying a mortgage and more.  Download this handy guide, and when you're ready, call me at 703-623-8759 to start your home search.

 


 

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Posted in Buyers
Jan. 30, 2016

Bolling Brook Condo Just Sold at 3240 28th Street

Bolling Brook Condo Just Sold at 3240 28th Street

3240 28th street

Affordable homes for first-time homebuyers in Alexandria VA are hard to find.  With help from non-profit organizations like Rebuilding Together Alexandria, there is more inventory of move-in ready affordable homes.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria has just purchased the short sale property at 3240 28th Street Unit 202 in Bolling Brook.  This two bedroom condo was an Alexandria VA short sale.  Once this short sale was approved by the bank and creditors, we had the green light to close.  Now, the rehab process can begin. 

This property will now get a facelift to bring it back to life.  Changes and upgrades can include new flooring, new kitchen appliances, fresh paint, new windows and doors, and new bathroom fixtures and upgrades.  In many of the homes, Rebuilding Together Alexandria will also replace heating and air equipment and water heaters.

But these homes aren't your typical 'flip'.  The work is done with the help of volunteers, and the properties are relisted, and made available only to first-time homebuyers.  Since Rebuilding Together Alexandria is a non-profit organization, the list price of the homes are based on the previous purchase price plus the cost of rehab.

So stay tuned, this home will be back on the market.  If you are currently renting, and either live or work in the City of Alexandria, give me a call at 703-623-8759 to see if you qualify.  In partnership with the Office of Housing, these homes are available on a first-come first-serve basis, no bidding up the sales price like in open market listings.

 

Dec. 14, 2015

3051 Manning Street Has A New Price

New Price - 3051 Manning St, Alexandria VA 22305
$520,000

3051 Manning Street front porch

Del Ray Homes For Sale - If you've been circling around the active homes for sale in Del Ray, you probably just got the alert that the renovated rowhouse at 3051 Manning Street has just been reduced to $520,000.

If you're one who loves to "People Watch", then ease on up the brick steps to the covered front porch and gaze at the joggers, bikers, and pooches that pass by.  This home is located just steps from Mount Vernon Avenue (aka 'The Ave'), so you can sit and watch behind the security of the fenced yard.

3051 Manning Street living room

When you step inside, the sun drenched living room will greet you with the nostalgic hardwood floors that continue into the dining room.  With this end unit rowhouse, you'll love the extra windows that welcome natural light.  The entire home has been freshly painted with soft neutral colors, and elegant crown moulding frames the living and dining areas.

3051 Manning Street dining room

The dining room is a great conversation area as well.  With two windows, new light fixture, and room for expansion, it's a great space to enjoy your homemade or carryout meals that you picked up from the restaurants on The Ave.

3051 Manning Street Rec Room

When you're ready to lounge, retreat to the lower level rec room.  It's the ideal space for a customized 'man-cave', a home office for the telecommuter, or a guest room.  The lower level offers a generously sized half bath, and a large utility room with full sized washer and dryer.  The basement also has a walkup rear exit into the backyard.

This home at 3051 Manning Street is located in the heart of it all.  Why not shorten your commute, and live within walking distance of Mount Vernon Avenue, Old Town Alexandria, and Potomac Yard.  There is off-street parking in the rear alley, and you'll have the benefit of a concrete pad inside your enclosed back yard.

For more details and photos of the lovely end rowhouse at 3051 Manning Street, please click here.  To take  a look, give me a call at 703-623-8759 today.

 

Nov. 13, 2015

3051 Manning Street, Alexandria VA 22305 - Coming Soon

3051 Manning Street - Coming Soon!
Lovely Del Ray End Rowhouse

3051 Manning St For Sale

Del Ray Homes For Sale - Have you been waiting for a beautiful home in Del Ray where you can sit out on your front porch, or just get up and walk to the shops and dining on Mt Vernon Avenue ('The Ave')? Do you want to walk out of your front door to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays?  What about walking to the Potomac Yard movie theatre?  Need some milk, Walgreens is also nearby, not to mention the brand new Giant that just opened!

3051 Manning Street

Why waste time with a long, excessive commute? In minutes, you could be home, on your front porch, and ready to relax.

If this sounds like the start of something beautiful, then click here to schedule an appointment and know immediately when this home hits the market.

 

         

Posted in Coming Soon