Just Listed! 8340 Greensboro Dr. Unit 109 – In the heart of Tysons!

8340 Greensboro Dr. Unit 109 McLean, VA 22102 was just listed by Beth Dadisman & The Belt Team.

Welcome home to The Rotonda! Located in the heart of Tysons. This 1 bedroom /1 bath first level condo has been fully renovated. Featuring ceramic tile flooring throughout (triple coated sealant), updated doors & hardware, Hunter Douglas shades (raise/lower in both directions) in LR/DR/BR, updated light fixtures, fully upgraded kitchen featuring granite countertops, cherry cabinets & drawers (soft close, pull outs), custom glass tile backsplash,& so much more! Close to DC with shuttle buses to metro every 15 min! Nearby restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Also, walking distance to the new upcoming hot spot The Boro Tysons (more shopping, dining, & entertainment!). It is move in ready!

This home is flooded with natural light through large windows and sliding glass doors. The flowing floor plan makes this home ideal for entertaining. Features include living room and dinning room directly off the kitchen, ceramic tile floors (triple coated sealing), and updated fixtures.

Do you love to cook? Then you will love this spacious kitchen! It was fully renovated & customized in 2014 making this a one of a kind kitchen in The Rotonda. Features include an abundance of cabinet and countertop space, granite countertops, cherry wood cabinets & drawers, updated appliances, and custom glass tile backsplash. It will be sure to wow your guests!

The bedroom is spacious and full of light. Featuring a spacious closet and the upgraded ceramic tile floors. The bathroom was fully renovated in 2014. Featuring updated bathtub, spray shower head, sink, toilet, vanity, cabinet with top lighting, & medicine cabinet.

You will love the patio right off the living room. It’s the perfect place to sit and read, visit and enjoy guests, drink your morning coffee, you name it! You will also appreciate the extra storage out there.

Amenities:

Gorgeous lobbies. indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, tennis courts, tot lots, community center, putting green, and so much more. The Rotonda has got it all!

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

You are in the heart of Tysons! Minutes to Tysons Corner Mall, Tysons Galleria, & more! Shopping, dining, & entertainment surrounds you! Conveniently close to DC with shuttle buses to metro every 15 min! The Greensboro stop is just around the corner! Also, walking distance to the new upcoming hotspot The Boro Tysons (even more shopping, dining & entertainment spots coming soon!). Easy access to 495, Rt. 7, Rt. 66, Dulles Toll Rd & the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

FAVORITE FEATURES: 

We always ask our owners to tell us what they feel makes their
home special. Here are their favorite things in their own words…

-When the weather is nice, there is nothing like being out on the patio enjoying a book, cup of coffee, or any beverage of your choice!
-The house is full of natural light and warmth.
-The location is a dream come true! Super close to Greensboro Metro making it easy for day-trips into the city.
-The 4 large closets gave me more than enough storage space.
-All of the updates made this condo feel brand new!
-The updated design of the kitchen really opened it up so you could enjoy cooking! The ample countertop & cabinet space is a dream come true!

HOME IMPROVEMENTS/UPDATES:

  • 2016 Updated heating & cooling system with Shanahann’s
  • 2014 ENTIRE UNIT RENOVATED
  • Painted all rooms (Benjamin Moore)
  • Ceramic tile fooring (triple coated sealant) all rooms/closets
  • Updated all doors w hardware
  • Installed Hunter Douglas shades (raise/lower in both directions) in LR/DR/BR
  • Updated Ceiling light fixtures
  • 2014 ENTIRE KITCHEN RENOVATED
  • Upgraded to granite countertops
  • Installed cherry cabinets and drawers (soft close, pull outs)
  • Added Custom glass tile backsplash
  • 6+ electrical outlets added
  • Updated sink, garbage disposal
  • Updated stove, microwave, refrigerator , & dishwasher
  • Installed under cabinet lighting & updated electrical panel/wiring
  • BATHROOM updated tup, spray shower head, sing, toilet, vanity, cabinet/top/lighting, medicine cabinet

SCHOOLS:

-Spring Hill Elementary School
-Longfellow Middle School 
-McLean High School

Click Here for pictures & more details.

Call Beth Dadisman & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

Happy Valentine’s Day! How to Know if You’ve Found the Real Estate Agent of Your Dreams!

Whether you are buying your first home, or selling your house to move up to the home of your dreams, finding the right agent to help you on your journey should be your first step! Look for someone who guides you with the ‘heart of a teacher’ and keeps your goals top of mind. Let’s get together to chat about all the ways we can make your dreams come true!

The Belt Team specializes in creating real estate success stories, and we would love to be a part of yours! If you, a friend, or family member are looking to buy or sell we would love to connect.

Thinking about selling? Visit www.TheBeltTeam.com 

Thinking about buying? Visit www.BeltTeamRealEstate.com 

Or give us a call at 703-242-3975

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale | MyKCM

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.

Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.

“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.”

When you subjectively look at all of your belongings, you can sort through the ones that mean the most to you. Not only will you increase space for more joy-bringing items in your new home, but you will also have a much easier time packing remaining belongings!

“Remember, tidying up isn’t about getting rid of stuff. It is about creating an environment that sparks joy and improves your quality of life.”

When selling your house, first impressions matter! Before you or your agent schedule a photographer to take photos for your listing, make sure to tour your home with fresh eyes. Look for any imperfections that a buyer might notice.

When you sort through your more sentimental items, consider packing them away to ensure that you know where they all are. That way, they are safe during open houses and showing appointments. This will also cut down on the amount of packing you need to do right before you move!

Bottom Line

Whether you are selling your house to move up to a larger one, downsizing, or moving in with family, only bring the items that truly spark joy for you. This will not only help cut down on the items you move, but also ensures that you’re off to a great start in your new home!

Thinking about selling? Visit www.TheBeltTeam.com 

Thinking about buying? Visit www.BeltTeamRealEstate.com 

Or give us a call at 703-242-3975

23054 Fontwell Sq. Sterling, VA 20166 – Parkside at Dulles Community

23054 Fontwell Sq. Sterling, VA 20166 was JUST listed by Beth Dadisman & The Belt Team

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Price and LOTS more photos of 23054 Fontwell Sq. Sterling, VA 20166

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

Incredible 3 bedroom/3 bath, 3 level townhome with garage. Located in the popular Park Side at Dulles community. This light filled home features a spacious open floor plan, updated carpets, fresh paint, large windows, eat-in kitchen, updated appliances, gas fireplace, stone patio, and so much more! This home is perfect for entertaining & everyday life!

 

1610 Montmorency Dr Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team- Open Sunday 4/29 1-4PM

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1610 Montmorency Dr Vienna VA 22182 was just listed by The Belt Team. Open Sunday 4/29 1-4PM

Welcome home to this gorgeous colonial in the heart of Vienna, close to many amenities, great schools, amazing parks, and walking distance to Silver Line! This property offers a beautiful flowing floor plan perfect for everyday living and endless entertaining possibilities. Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths & 2 half baths, updated gourmet Kitchen, granite counter tops, updated appliances, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a cozy wood burning fireplace. The spacious backyard is a dream come true! Featuring a screened in porch, large deck, and immaculate landscaping. This is the perfect home for family and entertainment.

Price and LOTS more photos of 1610 Montmorency Dr Vienna VA 22182

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5300 Columbia Pike #1013, Arlington, VA 22204- Listed by The Belt Team

5300 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204 –  listed by The Belt Team

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Price and LOTS more photos of 5300 Columbia Pike #1013 Arlington VA 22201

Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 283-6418 to schedule a showing!

Welcome home to this spacious condo located in an unbeatable Arlington location. It is within walking distance to shopping, the new Arlington Mill Community Center, gorgeous parks, easy access to a direct bus service to the Pentagon, updated Kitchen appliances, shining hardwood floors, walk-in closet, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, private balcony, extra storage area and garage parking, and a short distance to Shirlington! This is a commuter’s dream come true!

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Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 283-6418 to schedule a showing!

 

Slaying Home Buying Myths

We get questions from first-time homebuyers like this all the time:

  • Do I have to have a perfect credit score?
  • Do I need 20% cash for my down payment?
  • Aren’t interest rates really high?
  • Can I really afford to buy?

Check out what Keeping Current Matters has to say about the myths related to buying a home:

Slaying Home Buying Myths [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • Interest rates are still below historic numbers.
  • 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months!
  • The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.

The Belt Team has a Buyer Specialist whose expertise is First-Time Homebuyers. If you’re looking for someone to walk you through each step of the process, call Beth Dadisman at (703) 577-1144. Or click here to schedule a FREE consultation.

Search our FREE State-of-the-Art Search Site

Here’s how you might feel after you buy your first place! We helped these first time homebuyers find their dream home and go to settlement just last week! The Belt Team is ranked in the Top 20 Real Estate Agents in the State of VA (out of 30,000 agents). Don’t you deserve the BEST?!

The Belt Team Specializes in First Time Homebuyers

Taking the Fear out of the Mortgage Process

We get a lot of questions from people thinking about buying a home – whether for the first time or for the first time in a long time. Here’s a great article from Keeping Current Matters that will demystify the process.

You might also want to read our post “Budget Like It’s 1999 and Other Tips for First Time Homebuyers”!

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Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification.

For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be!

In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll need to have saved for a down payment (the average down payment on all loans was 11% last month, with many buyers putting down 3% or less), a stable income and good credit history.

Throughout the entire home buying process, you will interact with many different professionals, all of which perform necessary roles. These professionals are also valuable resources for you.

Once you’re ready to apply, here are 5 easy steps that Freddie Mac suggests to follow:

  1. Find out your current credit history & score – even if you don’t have perfect credit, you may already qualify for a loan. The average FICO Score of all closed loans in September was 731, according to Ellie Mae.
  2. Start gathering all of your documentation – income verification (such as W-2 forms or tax returns), credit history, and assets (such as bank statements to verify your savings).
  3. Contact a professional – your real estate agent will be able to recommend a loan officer that can help you develop a spending plan, as well as determine how much home you can afford.
  4. Consult with your lender – he or she will review your income, expenses, and financial goals in order to determine the type and amount of mortgage you qualify for.
  5. Talk to your lender about pre-approval – a pre-approval letter provides an estimate of what you might be able to borrow (provided your financial status doesn’t change), and demonstrates to home sellers that you are serious about buying!

Bottom Line

Do your research, reach out to professionals, stick to your budget, and be sure that you are ready to take on the financial responsibilities of becoming a homeowner.

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Email The Belt Team for our list of trusted lenders. They can walk you through the process in great detail and explain each step along the way, estimate monthly payments and tell you how much cash you’ll really need to have.

Contact us to set up a FREE Buyer Consultation. We will show you our “7 Steps To Your Dream Home”!

Search The Belt Team’s state-of-the-art home finder site.

Register For The Belt Team’s Seminar For Sellers

Next scheduled date: June 11th in Vienna or McLean 9AM to 11AM

Our next Seminar for Sellers will bring in our Dream Team of experts to ensure you sleep easy & make the RIGHT move!

  • Estate Planner
  • Financial Planner
  • Organizer
  • Lender
  • Contractor
  • Stager
  • Realtor

We’ll help you get answers to questions like these:

  • Do I need to sell before I buy? Or do I buy before I sell? How can I sell when I don’t have a place to go yet?
  • What do I need to do to get my home ready to go on the market? What can I skip?
  • Should I install new carpet or give a credit to the buyer so they can choose their own carpeting?
  • Does staging really matter? What does it cost?
  • Are there people who can help me organize?
  • How much of a mortgage do I qualify for?
  • How much will my home sell for?
  • I know we need to update the kitchen, but how much do we really need to do and who do we call?
  • And LOTS more!

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for further info.

Register For “Be A Boss! 10 Secrets of a Mega EA”

Be a Boss - 10 Secrets of a Mega EA

Presented by Christy Belt Grossman, COO The Belt Team                         

How You Can Stand Out From The Average Assistant – #TakeItToTheNextLevel

October 15th in the Training Room – McLean Market Center – 9AM to Noon

REGISTER HERE:

Learn how to up your game! Propel your team and your career to higher heights. Find out the difference between having a job and building a career!

Topics will include:

  • Mega Mindset
  • Paths to Growth
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Ownership Mentality
  • Making Failing Forward Fun
  • Communication
  • Lots More!

This will be an interactive class for engaged learners. You will walk out with:

  • Ideas To Generate Income For Your Team
  • Ideas For Your 4-1-1 Annual Goals
  • An Accountability Partner
  • A Growth Plan
  • Ways To Leverage Numbers
  • Ways To Eliminate Squirrels
  • Confidence To Own Your Role
  • Energy & Strategies To Conquer The Chaos

ABOUT CHRISTY BELT GROSSMAN:

  • Chief Operating Officer The Belt Team20 years as Chief Operating Officer of The Belt Team, Top 100 Team with Keller Williams Realty since 2008
  • $55 Million closed/pending through Sept 15, 2015
  • Interviewed by Gary Keller at Mega Camp, 2012
  • Listed in Stefan Swanepoel’s Technology Report, 2013, “Top 100 Klout Scores of Individuals In Real Estate”
  • Panelist at Mega Tech, 2013 & 2014
  • Founder of the longest running EA Mastermind in KW
  • Passion For Riding Shotgun in the EA Role & Helping Others