This Falls Church Charmer Will Win Your Heart!

Just listed at 3600 Fairmont Street in Falls Church!

Falls Church Home For Sale Near Mosaic

This one of a kind custom charmer will win your heart! Along with the open and imaginative floor plan, exceptional features include a delightful screened porch plus a covered front porch, a family room with gas log fireplace, gourmet kitchen that any chef would love, a rec room with wet bar rough-in, huge master suite and 2 car garage. This 3 years young home is sited on a level/usable lot in a fabulous “inside the beltway” location. Great commuting options! So close to the vibrant & appealing attractions at the nearby Mosaic District!

Price and lots of additional photos of 3600 Fairmon Street in Falls Church

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

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Just Listed – Fabulous Condo in Reston’s Sutton Ridge!

Just Listed – 1300 Windrift Drive #152 in Reston

reston Condo For Sale Sutton Ridge

Welcome to this delightful home loaded with updates and located in a sought after North Point location! This Crawford model unit is bright & spacious and has an open floorplan that allows for great everyday traffic flow and makes entertaining a breeze! Enjoy details such as soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, crown molding, remodeled kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, separate dining room, master bedroom with attached bath and a back balcony overlooking trees. Convenient to many Reston amenities and great for commuters!

Price and lots of additional photos of 1300 Windrift Drive #152 in Reston

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Just Listed! Alexandria Condo at Manors At Stonegate

4667 Longstreet Lane #305, Alexandria – At The Manors at Stonegate

List Price: $424,900

Manors at Stonegate

Welcome to Manors at Stonegate! This fabulous, townhouse style, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo features an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, loft area with built-in bookcases, skylights & office/den, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, master suite with spacious walk-in closet & attached bath, and brand new hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms. Great location…convenient to many amenities and perfect for commuters!

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Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing.

 

October 19th – Open Houses in Fairfax, Oak Hill & Alexandria

Whether you’re looking for a luxury townhouse in Alexandria, a wonderful home near Metro & the Mosaic District or a beautiful custom home in Oak Hill – we’ve got you covered with our open houses this weekend!

In sought after Lands of Quaker! 15 Arell Court in Alexandria – Listed at $649,500

Open Sunday, October 19th 2 to 4PM

lands of Quaker Village Alexandria

This elegant end-unit townhome is in a fabulous Alexandria location. Enjoy an open floorplan, loads of natural light, hardwood floors & striking architectural details. Versatile entry level living space with fireplace perfect for den or bedroom suite ~ master suite with spacious bath & walk-in closet ~ living room with fireplace ! tray ceiling dining room ~ eat-in kitchen with granite & stainless appliances ~ even an attached garage!

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To schedule a showing call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263

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Home near Metro & Mosaic District! 8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax – Listed at $875,000

Open Sunday, October 19th 1PM to 4PM

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Beautiful “English” Armistead model from Basheer & Edgemoore. No detail is spared in this 4 bedroom/5.5 bath home. Exceptional features include 4 finished levels, elevator for easy access, 10’ ceilings & oak hardwood floors on the main level, 2-sided fireplaces in the living room/dining room & master suite, eat-in gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, stunning master suite with sitting room, loft level with bedroom, full bath & terrace, and finished walk-out lower level. AND it’s close to TWO Metro stops AND the awesome Mosaic District with great shopping, dining & more!

Price, directions & more photos of 8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax

To schedule a showing call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975

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Custom Beauty in the Reserve at Stone Hill! 12616 Winter Wren Ct – Listed at $1,299,000

Open Sunday, October 19th 2 to 4PM

Reserve at Stone Hill

Stunning, four year old custom home, built by Camberley Homes, in the Reserve at Stone Hill. Amazing attention to detail with fine architectural finishes and updates, including beautiful hardwood floors, stone fireplace hearth, tray ceilings and elegant molding throughout, gourmet kitchen, incredible master retreat, fully finished walk-out basement & more. Excellent location for schools, commuters and many amenities!

Price, directions & more photos of 12616 Winter Wren Ct in Oak Hill

To schedule a showing call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263

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Home Selling Tip If You’re Waiting Til Spring

Here’s a tip for those of you who are waiting until Spring to sell your home!

TIP: If your home has trees, backs to woods or parkland, or even just looks lovely with the chrysanthemums you planted – then NOW is the time to take some photos.

Trees in Vienna

Some homes show really well in the Fall – especially when the leaves are changing. Buyers who move here from places like Southern California, where there are no real “seasons”, will be especially wowed by how your home looks at this time of year. Snap some photos now and tuck them away for next year when you’re ready to sell.

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You can do the same thing in the Winter when we get our first snow. And then again in the Spring when the trees being to blossom & the flowers begin to bloom.

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AND – if you’re waiting to sell in the Spring, NOW is the time to get all the little “home maintenance” type things done that you’ve been putting off. It also might be the time to do the bigger items – like updating your bathrooms, taking down wallpaper and putting a fresh coat of paint on.

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule your PRE-LIST walkthrough appointment NOW. We can guide you on what items really need doing and what items can be skipped – which investments will generate a return and which investments will make you sale-able. We’ll ensure that your time and money are maximized!

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Open Houses: Oakton, Fairfax, Burke & Vienna – Oct 12th

We have a great variety of open houses for you this weekend – several of which have NEVER been held open before! Stop in and you just might find your dream home!

2407 Oakmont Ct in Oakton ~ List Price: $1,495,000 – Open Sunday 2-4PM

(Just reduced $200,000 and this will be the first time open!)

Exquisite four sides brick, expansive home on 1.7 spectacular acres in close-in Oakton. Full of amazing surprises like a fabulous master suite with spiral staircase to exercise area and sauna!

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Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing.

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2408 Stryker Avenue in Vienna ~ List Price: $1,275,000 – OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

(First time open!)

Three finished levels on a premium 1/2 acre lot in one of Vienna’s close-in hidden treasure enclaves. Approximately 5,000 finished sq ft – exquisitely maintained, beautifully landscaped & full of lovely architectural details.

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Call Martin Bristow & The Belt Team at (703) 861-2967 to schedule a showing.

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8886 Olive Mae Circle in Fairfax ~ List Price: $875,000 – OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

Beautiful “English” Armistead model built by Basheer & Edgemoore! Elevator for easy access to 4 finished levels including a walkout lower level with rec room & full bath, plus upper level loft with its own bedroom, bath & terrace (great guest suite!).  Hardwood floors throughout the main level.  2-sided fireplaces in the living & dining rooms & in the master suite.  Sunny kitchen with breakfast nook & stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  Just minutes from Metro & the Mosaic District!

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5314 Renaissance Ct in Burke ~ List Price: $749,999 – OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

Everything you’re looking for in Burke’s sought after Signal Hill! Three finished levels on a cul-de-sac backing to trees! A delightful sunroom, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite kitchen & more!

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It’s 4th & Goal Time in the 2014 Real Estate Bowl

We’re headed into Fourth Quarter of this year’s Real Estate game, so it’s time to survey the field and see what’s happening!

Northern VA Home Prices

First, it looks like the market has stabilized in terms of appreciation rates and become a bit more homogenous around the Beltway & beyond.

When we assessed average sales prices at mid-year, we saw that some areas had gone DOWN when we compared last year to this year (Great Falls, McLean & Burke). We also had some areas that were UP close to 10% (Dunn Loring, Vienna & Chantilly). That’s a wide variation.

Numbers from January 1 to September 30th still vary from city to city – but for the most part average sales prices are up in the 2-3% range. Exceptions are Dunn Loring (up 9.8%), Vienna & Chantilly (up 6.7%), and McLean (down 1.1%).(If you’re thinking of selling a home in Vienna, Dunn Loring or Chantilly – that’s good news. And if you’re thinking of buying in McLean – that also good news for you!)

Second, sales are down year-over-year in EVERY market (sales as in the NUMBER of sales).

With three exceptions, the number of sales is down by DOUBLE DIGITS across the board. While Springfield, Arlington & Alexandria only saw sales drop by single digits (2%, 7%, 9% respectively) – some areas saw HUGE drops in sales. The hardest hit were Oakton (37% down) and Great Falls (40% down.)

The question we often get as we head into the fourth quarter is whether to put your home on the market now or whether to wait. (With inventory so low, Buyers should not step out of the market over the holidays, but be prepared to move when that perfect home comes on the market!) Sellers tell us they have heard that “Spring is the best time to sell.

It’s like a football game – do you hunker down & play defense, do you put on an offensive blitz, do you play conservatively, do you throw the Hail Mary or do you go with the carefully charted out plays?

Well, that depends on a number of factors:

  • why you’re selling
  • whether you’re moving up or down
  • whether you’re moving locally or out of the area
  • whether you need to sell in order to buy your next home
  • what the landscaping at your home is like
  • how well you will compete when the market is flooded with inventory in the Spring
  • whether you need to renovate
  • etc etc etc

You get the idea. There’s a LOT to consider. And there is no black & white answer. As you can see from the numbers above – our Northern Virginia real estate market fluctuates frequently and fluctuates from neighborhood to neighborhood. The best thing you can do when making a big decision like this is to contact the top real estate team in your area and schedule a consultation where you can get specific stats & info that will allow you to craft a custom plan to sell your home for the highest amount the market will bear, in the fastest amount of time and with the least inconvenience. (You can start here with a FREE INSTANT estimate of market value, then we can refine it when we meet based on YOUR situation – upgrades, updates, condition, etc.)

Our market has shifted multiple times this year. Sellers who had Realtors with a pulse on the market sold their homes quickly and at top prices, while other Sellers have homes that are languishing on the market. (There’s one in Vienna that has been for sale for more than 3 years!) The average Realtor sells 5 homes per year. Belt Team agents on average sell more than triple that, 20 times that as a team. We have a most accurate pulse on the market. How do you know? Our listings sell FASTER AND FOR MORE MONEY than average. And our Buyers win out.

There’s a saying we like to use – “Keep Calm & Tell The Truth”  Most Realtors just can’t handle the truth. Call The Belt Team for straight talk. We know YOU can handle it! Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. We’ll help you make the RIGHT move.

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Statistics per MRIS (January 1 to September 20)

Northern VA 2013 Sales 2014 Sales Yr Over Yr Avg SP 2013 Avg SP 2014 Yr Over Yr
Alexandria 4016 3721 -7% $483,453 $497,822 3.0%
Annandale 628 431 -31% $465,092 $473,576 1.8%
Arlington 2325 2119 -9% $601,216 $618,221 2.8%
Ashburn 1390 1177 -15% $486,416 $499,766 2.7%
Burke 505 455 -10% $433,314 $450,267 3.9%
Centreville 842 731 -13% $389,554 $398,096 2.2%
Chantilly 643 556 -14% $450,792 $480,792 6.7%
Dunn Loring 21 16 -24% $793,643 $871,250 9.8%
Fairfax 1770 1510 -15% $494,124 $504,736 2.1%
Falls Church 1167 1028 -12% $504,660 $516,176 2.3%
Great Falls 218 130 -40% $1,235,925 $1,248,629 1.0%
Herndon 687 615 -10% $476,664 $481,339 1.0%
McLean 601 536 -11% $1,061,441 $1,050,113 -1.1%
Oakton 320 201 -37% $680,874 $696,216 2.3%
Reston 921 787 -15% $454,256 $465,731 2.5%
Springfield 1006 990 -2% $433,700 $446,310 2.9%
Sterling 975 873 -10% $377,790 $390,156 3.3%
Vienna 708 640 -10% $746,533 $796,846 6.7%