Alexandria, VA Real Estate News

By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
ALEXANDRIA VA JUST SOLD CONDO-6300 STEVENSON AVE #122 ALEXANDRIA VA 22304This Alexandria VA two bedroom,two bath condo was sold on June 13,2022. My buyer client was a referral from a Las Vegas NV Real Estate Agent that I connected with through Facebook. The home buyer was relocating from Las Vegas NV along with his family to Alexandria VA for a new job. Unfortunately he had a bad experience with Navy Federal Credit Union. The appraisal came back $15,000 under our offer price even though I provided comps three times that supports our offer at $280,000. The appraiser refused to use the comps that I sent to him. Unfortunately my client had to use proceeds from the sale of his house for sale in Las Vegas NV to complete the purchase of his Alexandria VA Condo. This is no way to treat our Vet...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Whether you are a Christian or not, we all love the celebration of Easter. Starting as a story of sacrifice and salvation, Easter does give a message of hope and new beginnings. Without further ado, here are five countries around the world and how they celebrate Easter!1. PolandPoland loves going all out for easter. It all starts on Palm Sunday, where people would buy dried palms which lives up to its name. On Easter Monday, however, instead of just having the dyed eggs like in most countries, they make it in a very intricate flowery design called Pisanki. 2. ItalyScoppio del Carro is a Florence tradition in which white oxen pull a centuries-old cart to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. The archbishop releases a mechanical dove into the carriage after mass, which explodes in a stun...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
It's spring time, and you know what that means -- spring cleaning!Being organized is a good way to a healthy lifestyle, and that applies to all the things around your home. Plus, if you're planning to sell your home, it is important to tidy things up to give a good impression among buyers.From wiping the surface, to scrubbing toilets, sinks, checking under the bed, and more, here's a spring cleaning checklist for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and the living room! Check the infographic below for more: What other spring cleaning tips do you have in mind? Let me know in the comments below! 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Happy Tuesday! Here's another edition of the Worst Advice series, where we talk about some of the advices from real estate that you should watch out for.You're planning to sell your home and probably move up or settle down -- congratulations! This is such a huge decision and might trigger the next chapter of your life. But then you realized that you're not exactly in a hurry, so you'll just go ahead and raise the prices.It might seem logical at first, but don't fall for that trap. Here's why:The home prices are skyrocketing this 2022 housing market, which gives the buyers more reason to keep an eye to the home prices more than ever. And honestly, who wants to negotiate with a greedy seller anyway? So if you're selling your home, it'll be much better to list it at a right price to attrac...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
TGIF everyone! Here's one more edition to our Worst Advice series, where we discuss the absolute worst advices about real estate you can ever hear from anyone and what to do about it.So you're trying to sell your home, and you want to get the most out of it when you close the deal. Suddenly, you get an offer which you don't really like due to the price. Then a friend tells you, "you're not gonna make that much money, just move to the next person that will make you an offer in, well, I don't know how many days, just do it, nothing good's coming out of this anyway."First off, you still can keep that person as a friend, no worries with that. But let me tell you why that advice is horrible.Well, in my long roasted career, one thing I've learned is never ever not counter the lowball offer.Yo...
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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 Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living
(Realty One Group Capital)
Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become impractical to heat and clean. It’s no surprise that life transitions often trigger a home purchase. While your home-buying journey may not look like your neighbor’s or friend’s, broad trends can help you understand what to keep in mind as you house hunt. No one wants to regret their home purchase, and taking the time now to think about exactly what you need can save a lot of heartache later. The Ne...
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By Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living
(Realty One Group Capital)
Across the Northern Virginia region, we've seen the median days on market remain below 10 for the past 12 months.  In Alexandria, buyers saw a little bit of relief in the last quarter of 2020, with median days on market breaking at 12, 16, and 18 days respectively in October, November, and December. Locally and nationwide, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates and purchase a home, housing inventory dropped even further. Experts consider this to be the biggest challenge facing an otherwise hot market while buyers continue to compete for homes. As Danie...
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By Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living
(Realty One Group Capital)
For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home in Alexandria VA.  From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate agents, virtual tours have been a useful way to help buyers with their home search and to assist sellers in creatively marketing their listings.Because of the pandemic, virtual home showing options recently experienced a huge spike in popularity. One survey found that nearly 33% of recent home tour requests were for virtual tours, as compared to just 2% pre-pandemic.1 And it’s easy to see why.Buyers want to quickly find their...
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By Norma Skeete, ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES, CNE, MRP, Arlington VA
(Samson Properties)
6411 Wilcox Court, Alexandria, VAOpen House - 6TH SEPTEMBER, 1 - 3 PM  Move-in ready 3 bedroom single family home in the prime VIRGINIA HILLS neighborhood.  Not to be missed.Come by and check it out.  See details by clicking on link below!                                                                           6411 WILCOX COURT, ALEXANDRIA
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Lincolnia Hills neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Lincolnia Hills Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 3 properties have sold in Lincolnia Hills ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $623,000 to a 4-bed, 3-bath Detached for $740,000.Lincolnia Hills Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Lincolnia Hills. The average sold price was $645,000 and the average days on market was 4 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Loftridge neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Loftridge Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 9 properties have sold in Loftridge ranging from a 2-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $430,000 to a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 2-half bath Townhome for $495,000.Loftridge Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Loftridge. The average sold price was $470,000 and the average days on market was 1 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands Mor...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Montebello neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Montebello Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 21 properties have sold in Montebello ranging from a 1-bed, 1-bath Condo for $252,000 to a 4-bed, 3-bath Condo for $669,000.Montebello Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Montebello. The average sold price was $351,000 and the average days on market was 5 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than Traditional Real Estate!We ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Mt Zephyr neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Mt Zephyr Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 6 properties have sold in Mt Zephyr ranging from a 3-bed, 1-bath Detached for $480,000 to a 3-bed, 3-bath Detached for $651,000.Mt Zephyr Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Mt Zephyr. The average sold price was $531,500 and the average days on market was 9 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than Traditional Real Estate!We ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Northampton Place neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Northampton Place Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 10 properties have sold in Northampton Place ranging from a 1-bed, 1-bath Condo for $265,000 to a 2-bed, 2-bath Condo for $428,000.Northampton Place Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 4 homes sold in Northampton Place. The average sold price was $363,750 and the average days on market was 7 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands Mo...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Old Town Greens neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Old Town Greens Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 6 properties have sold in Old Town Greens ranging from a 2-bed, 2-bath Townhome for $555,000 to a 5-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $887,500.Old Town Greens Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Old Town Greens. The average sold price was $660,000 and the average days on market was 7 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Old Town Village neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Old Town Village Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 8 properties have sold in Old Town Village ranging from a 2-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $615,000 to a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $1,480,000.Old Town Village Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Old Town Village. The average sold price was $1,402,500 and the average days on market was 6 days.  Sell ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Palazzo At Park Center neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Palazzo At Park Center Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 16 properties have sold in Palazzo At Park Center ranging from a 1-bed, 1-bath Condo for $248,000 to a 2-bed, 2-bath Condo for $377,000.Palazzo At Park Center Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Palazzo At Park Center. The average sold price was $310,950 and the average days on market was 40 days.  Sell Your Home in...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Park Place neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Park Place Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 9 properties have sold in Park Place ranging from a 0-bed, 1-bath Condo for $120,000 to a 3-bed, 2-bath Condo for $309,000.Park Place Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Park Place. The average sold price was $218,000 and the average days on market was 14 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than Traditional Real Estate!We ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Parkfairfax neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Parkfairfax Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 38 properties have sold in Parkfairfax ranging from a 1-bed, 1-bath Condo for $248,500 to a 3-bed, 1-bath Townhome for $467,500.Parkfairfax Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 7 homes sold in Parkfairfax. The average sold price was $331,842 and the average days on market was 10 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than Traditional Real E...
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