Fairfax County, VA Real Estate News

By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Just another home has been sold in the most wonderful community of Gates of McLean! This condo located at 1531 Spring Gate Dr is all about location, simplicity, and space. With 1 bed and 1 bathroom, this home is located in Fairfax County, the heart of NoVA! The home is located in a quiet setting, with a very convenient underground garage parking! All with gleaming hardwood floors, stylish decor, timeless white cabinetry in kitchen with upgraded appliances, granite countertops, and full-size washer and dryer -- this is a one-of-a-kind home that a person would love to look for.   This home is also just across the street from the new Capital One Hall, Rt. 123, Rt. 66 and perfectly located to the Capital Beltway. It's also just a few stops to the Reston Town Center, employment, Parks, Trail...
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
On Monday, January 4th, we had the most snow than we've had in 2 years.It was quite the storm and caused a giant back up on I-95, the main corridor in our area. Hundreds if not thousands of drivers who were stranded on I-95 in our area, including our very own Senator Tim Kaine. I-95 is the major interstate that runs north-south through DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland. Why did it get so bad? Temperatures were in the 60s just the day before. It started out as rain and temperatures started dropping fast. Snow was falling at the rate of 2-3 inches an hour.  The rain froze on the roads and the snow just got heavier and started sticking to the roads. We had snow on top of ice. Salt and sand can help, but when it’s falling so fast, it’s too fast for salt and sand to do any good. In the past...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for some place to settle down and Fairfax is in your radar, wondering what it is to be in Fairfax, VA? No worries! Here are the top five things that you should know before moving to Fairfax.Before anything else, story time about me -- my husband and I moved to the Fairfax County back in the 90s, making us residents of Fairfax for more than two decades. I remember renting a small apartment which cost us about $700 a month at the time. Since then, we've been enjoying all the perks and conveniences Fairfax had to offer.Without further ado, here are the things that you should know about Fairfax:1. LocationI call Fairfax the heart and center of the DMV area. You will be about 20 miles away from the two major airports in the area (Reagan Airport and IAD), and about 20 miles to Washing...
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
This post is about where to eat in West Springfield, Virginia. Sometimes we take for granted the grocery stores, pharmacy and shops in our own neighborhood. This includes the restaurants in our immediate area. Along with the standard fast food options, there are established family restaurants that have been around for decades. COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry. Eateries had to adjust to a take-out model almost overnight. Fortunately, most in West Springfield survived, and new establishments have opened or are coming soon.This video takes you on a tour of local restaurants in West Springfield. Check it out, you might be surprised at what you find.One of the most important aspects of a neighborhood is what kind of food is nearby.West Springfield is enjoying an explosion of diversit...
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
I'm happy to bring you my first video about West Springfield, Virginia. I have made West Springfield my home for 23 of the 25 years that I have lived in Northern Virginia.I first moved here in 1996, the year I got married. I lived in Dumfries, and at the time, it was a 45 minute commute to the Alexandria area if I used the Pentagon "slug lines" to pick up passengers.When I changed jobs and had to commute to Tyson's Corner, my commute doubled, and if it rained, my commute sometimes took longer than two hours.That's when we decided to make the move north. After viewing about 10 homes in the Annandale, Arlington, and Springfield areas, we settled on West Springfield. The home was well-maintained, turnkey, and most importantly, it had a laundry chute. Just kidding. Well, it did have said ch...
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
How much house can $700,000 get you in Northern Virginia in 2021?I recently featured a mid-century home in Annandale Virginia on my YouTube channel.This home was an amazing opportunity to either remodel or tear down and build new. With a half-acre lot, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with garage featured a screened porch, an addition, a fully fenced yard, and a wrap around driveway. Nestled in the Wakefield Forest neighborhood, it is walking distance to Wakefield Forest Elementary School. It is in the highly valued Woodson High School district.Its location is ideal for commuters being less than 2 miles from the 495 Beltway HOT lanes.There is a community pool as well a tennis courts included in the membership.Shopping centers are nearby with plenty of options for restaurants as well.Annand...
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By Norma Skeete, ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES, CNE, MRP, Arlington VA
(Samson Properties)
2919 Everleigh Way, Fairfax VAOPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER, 2:00 - 4:00 PM  This lovely townhome is located in COVINGTON, one of the many sought-after neighborhoods in Fairfax, Virginia.  Very close to the Vienna Metro Station with easy access to the major highways - Interstate 66, Route 50, Route 29 and  Interstate 495.Check out all the details here -                           2919 EVERLEIGH WAY, FAIRFAX VAAnd stop by the Open House on Sunday to see this beauty!
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
I have lived in Springfield, Virginia for 23 years. Since I have had my license, I have never featured my little burg in a blog or video. It's high time. This video starts with a brief history of Springfield, talks about transportation, notable landmarks, shopping, office spaces, high schools and fun things to do. Then I cover the real estate market as of September 12, 2021. It's 13 minutes long, and if you want to skip ahead to the real estate market, that starts at timestamp 8:58.Video TranscriptIntroductionI know you’ve probably heard that theres’ a Springfield in every state of the country. While that’s not quite true, there are 34 of them, and today we’re gonna be talking about Springfield, VA. Hi I’m Cathy Baumbusch with RE/MAX Executives and my team is the Red Dress Realty Group....
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By Norma Skeete, ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES, CNE, MRP, Arlington VA
(Samson Properties)
6500 Old Carriage Lane, Alexandria, VAOpen House - 5TH SEPTEMBER, 1 - 3 PM Impeccably renovated 3 bedroom Landsdowne Townhome.White designer cabinets, quartz countertops and so much more.  Check it out here -          6500 OLD CARRIAGE LANE, ALEXANDRIA VA
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By Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, I'm your Agent Cathy.
(eXp Realty)
A large percentage of residents in Northern Virginia are immigrants. "Virginia has the 17th highest foreign-born population out of 50 states. Immigrant Virginians are 39% White, 34.7% Asian and 11.6% Black. Latinxs, considered an ethnicity by the Census Bureau and of any racial background, comprise 33% of all foreign-born Virginians or 351,881 people."(Source: www.dss.va.gov)With that many immigrants, it's no wonder so many great food stores here cater to different cultures. The food gods have blessed Springfield, Virginia with a wide variety of choices for foreigners and recent immigrants.We visited some familiar places plus a few others that you might not know about.1. LA MartLocated on Bland Road in Springfield, LA Mart offers fresh fruits, vegetables, canned items and robust meat an...
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By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty)
Looking for something to do and somewhere to meet up with friends on a Friday night in Northern Virginia? Friday Night Live, Herndon VA at the Herndon Town Green in Herndon, VA might be your place! The price is certainly right as the event is free! Bring a blanket and a picnic and spend the evening listening to live music. To make it even easier, there are food vendors and drink vendors available (and yes, you can purchase an adult beverage) so just bring yourselves and something to sit on. The concerts that remain for this season are:July 23 -- Herr Metal + Dr FUJuly 30 -- Kristen and the NoiseAugust 6 -- Social CallAugust 13 -- It's All GoodAugust 20 -- Junk FoodAugust 27 -- All Star BandSeptember 3 -- Shake the RoomSeptember 10 --  keeton + 8 Track JonesSeptember 17 -- The ReflexSept...
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Link to Reston’s Million $ Plus Homes – 15 July 2021 …Based on BrightMLS data, there’s about 40 homes currently for sale or already sold in Reston over the past couple years.  Here’s an opportunity to take a peek at these very special homes … http://bit.ly/RestonsBest ... To see just currently available homes in Reston ... visit www.Reston-Area.com/forsale.htm
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Homes Near Tyson’s Corners’ Silver Line Metro Stations – 15 July 2021Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extending to Dulles Airport is currently planned for early 2022.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale. If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes … Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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Homes Near Herndon’s Silver Line Metro Stations – 15 July 2021 …Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extending to Dulles Airport is currently planned for early 2022.  Parking for the Herndon Station has already been expanded. There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale. If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes . Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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Homes Near Reston’s Silver Line Metro Stations – 15 July 2021 …Metro’s Silver Line’s Phase 2 extending to Dulles Airport is currently planned for early 2022.  There are a number of homes (of all types) located within walking distance of the new and planned Silver Line stations (w/i a radius of 1 mile) currently available for sale. If you've been considering buying near a Metro Station, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available homes near the Silver Line Stations ... Visit New Metro Silver Line Station Homes .  Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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Reston Virginia Reston Town Center Home Sales as of 15 July 2021 …The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 56 homes active on the market as of 15 July 2021. The available homes run the full spectrum of condos through townhomes from almost new to about 20 years in age. Prices ranged from a low of about $250k to the $2 million neighborhood ... Visit Available Homes at http://www.restontowncenter-homes.com/forsale.htm  to view currently available homes in Reston’s Town Center.  Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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Reston Virginia Lakefront Home Sales as of 15 July 2021 …The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 10 homes active on the market as of 15 July 2021.  Direct Lakefront homes typically sell off at a faster rate than other homes in the Reston area. If you'd like to live on one of Reston's lakes ... This might be to moment to come out of for a look. Visit Available Homes at http://www.reston-lakefront.com/forsale.htm  to view currently available Lakefront Homes in Reston Virginia.  Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Herndon Virginia Condo Sales as of 15 July 2021 …The inventory of Condos for sale in Herndon was 35 homes active on the market as of 15 July 2021. There are quite a few new townhomes under condominium ownership available in Herndon’s two Zip Codes.  If you've been hanging back, this might be the moment to re-start your shopping.  Visit Available Herndon Homes at http://www.reston-condos.com/forsale.htm to view currently available condos.  Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
Reston Virginia Townhome Sales as of 15 July 2021 …The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 46 homes active on the market as of 15 July 2021 with new contracts running about 57 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is less than 1 month's worth on the market. If you've been considering buying a home, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available townhomes in Reston … http://reston-townhomes.com/available-homes.  Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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Reston Virginia Single Family (Detached) Sales as of 15 July 2021The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 15 homes active on the market as of 15 July 2021 with new contracts running about 37 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is less than 1 month's worth on the market.  If you've been considering buying a single family, this might be the moment. Like to see currently available Single Family homes in Reston ... visit http://www.reston-area.com/forsale.htm . Or, if you’d like give our new Website www.PetesMyRealtor.com a visit.
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