Mount Vernon, VA Real Estate News

By Patty Blackwelder, Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist
(Twins Selling Real Estate)
Are you Relocating to Fort Belvoir or maybe you already working there and would like to cut your commute?Fort Belvoir is now the largest employer in Northern Virginia it exceeds the Pentagon in the amount of people who work there. The area in and around Fort Belvoir and Mount Vernon have seen growing pains in recent year with the roads leading to the base under construction. It's not as bad as it sounds the worked have demolished a bridge and taken down buildings along Rt 1 in an effort to widen the roads all while keeping the traffic moving. The construction company has done a masterful job and seem to be ahead of schedule.I live in Mount Vernon, Virgina just north east of the base and have found getting around even with the construction fairly easy. Now if you are coming from The Sout...
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By Patty Blackwelder, Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist
(Twins Selling Real Estate)
Why choose Wessynton as a place to call home in Mount Vernon Virginia?Wessynton is a community of 156 homes built in the contemporary style in the 70's.  The community has some amazing features for anyone looking for a home near Fort Belvoir or the Pentagon.   The Community features 24 homes that front  Little Hunting Creek which feeds which feeds into the Potomac River.   All residents of Wessynton have dock access for the launching of their boats. The community features 20 acres of Forest land for owners enjoyment. The community was once part of  on the 500-acre estate of George Washington. The history of the land has great bragging rights for anyone who lives in the community of Wessynton. Many of the homes have a wonderful plaque at the entrance to their home stating The community i...
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By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
A Hot, Humid Summer Tour of George Washington's Mount VernonOn Sunday, my ten year old niece started her week long visit of Northern Virginia, from her home in Pennsylvania.  She is a smart girl whose idea of fun is visiting museums. So it was with great enthusiasm we hit the road on Monday, late morning, to visit Mount Vernon.We bought our tour tickets and walked the grounds for thirty minutes before my niece looked at me and asked, as she seemed to be melting in front of me, "Did you bring water?"  Oh no.  Aunt Chris Ann's first fail of the week.  Thank goodness there were water fountains throughout until we found a vending machine on the grounds.  The tour would have been much more enjoyable had the tour guides been on the same page.  The one selling  us our tickets told us to be in ...
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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Every now and then I stumble upon an updated home in a sought after area, that is in excellent condition and priced at the market. Here is a photo essay showing a lovely home in Yacht Haven.  It's a mid-century modern house. When I find an exceptional home in the Mount Vernon area, I take time to photograph the home and share it here with you. You can have a private tour of this home without the listing agent present to pressure you or ask you annoying questions.  Call or text Erick Blackwelder to set aside time to see this lovely home in Yacht Haven.  
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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I was showing property the other day, and came across this lovely new home in an established neighborhood just 3/4 mile from George Washington's Mt Vernon Estate.  You get quick access to the George Washington Memorial Parkway or Route 1. The house is on a large lot, backing to trees. You get a roomy 3-car garage. Gracious living room. Home office off the family room Large master bedroom with tray ceilings, sitting room, and windows overlooking trees. Master bedroom closet is two entire rooms with clothes rods on both sides of the rooms. Large recreation room with walk-out and media room. 3rd full bath off recreation room is ideal for guests You can see this house when you call or text Erick Blackwelder now at 703-677-1120.   This home is vacant and ready for you to move in right away. ...
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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Find out where home prices are moving in Fairfax County, and how County home prices are impacting Mount Vernon and Lorton homes. Single Family under $1M $657,370 $639,900 62  / 79 Single Family over $1M $1,989,312 $1,499,900 130  / 122 Condo/Townhome under $600K $352,731 $347,400 55  / 71 Condo/Townhome over $600K $1,008,631 $799,999 76  / 72 The table above is for homes across all of Fairfax County. The table below is statistics for SINGLE FAMILY homes sold over the past 180 days, under $600,000, in the Mount Vernon area, zip code 22309. Mount Vernon can be a more affordable area for you within Fairfax County.  You can find more affordable homes in the Mount Vernon area. Here are some statistics showing you the price range for homes sold in Mount Vernon over the past six months. Status...
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By Patty Blackwelder, Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist
(Twins Selling Real Estate)
                 Contemporary Homes Near Fort Belvoir with Easy Access to The Pentagon                        Located in a Quiet Community in Mount Vernon, Virginia                      The community features pool, tennis and private boat launch. Why Choose Wessynton as your next place to call home?Wessynton is a beautiful neighborhood of contemporary mid century single family homes that is conveniently located just 18 miles outside of Downtown Washington D.C. It's not uncommon to see neighbors walking their four legged friends, in this quaint little oasis tucked just off the George Washington Parkway and only a two block walk to the historic Mount Vernon Estate.  It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents don't feel like the urban center of Washington D....
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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Sell Your Home Fast With THE WINTER ADVANTAGE Use THE WINTER ADVANTAGE To Sell Your Mt Vernon Home For Top Dollar Find Out What THE WINTER ADVANTAGE Is And Use It For Your Benefit Text or call Erick Blackwelder right now to find out how you can use the WINTER ADVANTAGE to sell you Mount Vernon home fast, and for top dollar: 703-677-1120. You may be surprised to find out what the WINTER ADVANTAGE can do for you right now. Call or text Erick at 703-677-1120.
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By David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
(Classic Realty)
The Annual Colonial Market and Fair is at Mount Vernon this weekend, September 14th-15th, 2013. The time each day is from 9 am-5 pm.There will be Craftspeople, Colonial Dress artisans, with 18th century crafts. The crafts involve woodworking, weaving, iron work, glass blowing, leather work, family entertainment and much more, including the GREAT Equilibrist and Juggler - Punch & Judy. This is an event the entire family will enjoy.You can learn more, including the price of tickets by going to the Colonial Market & Fair | George Washington's Mount Vernon Website.This promises to be a great Mount Vernon Weekend of Fun!
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
A new event has been added to the always busy Mount Vernon Estate Calendar.  This year there are new evening events planned for the Memorial Day weekend May 24-25, 2013.   Mount Vernon Memorial Day WeekendMay 24-25, 20136PM - 9PM Admission: Adults, $18Children 6-11, $12Children under 5 are admitted free   The event features evening tours of the Mount Vernon Estate, dancing, games and wagon rides.  Children (and adults too) will enjoy spending time at the barns seeing the animals at the stable, paddock area and pioneer farm.  This year there are plenty lambs and piglets to entertain with their antics.While you are enjoying the activities you will be guided by lantern light grounds and staff in period customes depicted George and Martha Washington and her granddaughter Nelly Custis will b...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Many visitors heading to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate don't realize there is more to see than just his famous home. In fact the estate has a 4 acre Pioneer Farm with animals that would have been part of the grounds during the 1700's.  It has been a busy spring on the estate and there are lots of new lambs in the barn and fields.  You can't help but get a smile as they call for their moms and even though they are all mixed together you can see they sort themselves out fairly quickly.Now is a great time to go visit Mount Vernon while the weather is cool.  If you live in the area a year long pass is the way to be able to stop by anytime you want and check up on the how the animals are doing. Mount Vernon Estate is open from 8 AM to 5 PM now through the end of August.  
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
One of the great things about living in the DC Metro area is all of the things you can find to do on a long weekend. You don't have to spend a fortunate in gas or days traveling to enjoy a few hours or a day out with friends or family. You can never go wrong with a day at the National Zoo. Everyone wants to see the Lions, Tigers and of course Panda Bears. The crowds have thinned and the animals are out enjoying the cooler weather. Starting on November 23rd the annual Zoo Lights will be open.Wander the grounds Arlington National Cemetery. The views from Arlington House, the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and President Kennedy's gravesite are just a few of the sites that make Arlington National Cemetery a must on everyone's tour of the area. Interested in Aviatio...
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By David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
(Classic Realty)
I'm sure many of my readers are beginning to prepare for the Christmas Holiday. I just read that Christmas at Mount Vernon begins November 23rd and runs through January 06, 2013. Themed decorations are always one of the true highlights of this event. Additionally, there is historic chocolate making demonstrations, 18th Century dancing and so much more.To learn about this annual event go here:  Christmas At Mount VernonThis is truly a Great Event - Christmas At Mount Vernon
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By Erick Blackwelder
(Exit Choice Realty)
What To Expect When You Live In The Mount Vernon Area Insight From A Real Estate Expert With 21 Years Experience Selling Mount Vernon Homes You Get A Seasoned Pro Who Will Coach You Through The Process Of Selling Or Buying A Home
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By David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
(Classic Realty)
Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia is one of my favorite places to visit. You can shop, tour the estate and of course meet George Washington.Many visitors have expressed in the past how difficult it can be to tour during the daytime, especially during the summer months. It is my opinion that one of the best times of the day to visit is during the Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon.In fact, follow the above link to learn more about visiting during the Sunset Celebration Hours. 
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By David Burrows, No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate
(Classic Realty)
Sometimes in Mid-Winter, I am longing for something to do that is fun, enlightening, educational and most important - a welcome change from the usual wintertime activities.One of my favorite places to go is Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is a place where you can celebrate George Washington's birthday in February, learn about the First President's favorite breakfast and so much more. If you would like more information about cost, things to do at Mount Vernon, then go here:George Washington's Mount Vernon EstateIf you are looking for something to do today in Northern Virginia - You've found it! It's a great history lesson for the entire family!
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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Photo Tour Of New Ryan Homes In Mount Vernon Area You Can Get A Newly Built Home Close To The Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Crystal City, Downtown See Photos Of The Model Home Right Now    Model home just off Lukens Lane, between Highway 1 and Old Mill Road.    Morning room behind the kitchen makes an ideal breakfast room for large herds. Large granite kitchen island held a large buffet for a recent broker's open house. Roomy family room with gas log fireplace has plenty of room for big, comfy furniture. Spacious master bedroom is a roomy retreat. Master bath with two sinks and deep tub. Master bath shower showing optional tumbled marble tile with accent tiles. Dining room.    Model shows upgraded kitchen cabinets and the upgraded dishwasher you may choose for your home.   Ryan Sales Manager ...
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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You Say "I don't really HAVE to sell my house, I just thought I'd test the market to see if I can get MY PRICE." It's A Buyers Market Right Now If You Don't HAVE To Sell, Don't Waste Your Time Buyers can look at the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database with me and plainly see that there are more homes for sale than there are buyers to buy them. It's a buyers market. Buyers have been programmed to get a GOOD DEAL. If you are hallucinating that some buyer will pay your top-dollar price for your house, and won't ask for concessions, you're living in a fantasy world. I you don't HAVE to sell, don't waste your time. Am I being blunt?  Yes, I hope so. You can text Erick at 703-677-1120, shoot him an email right now     Don't forget if you have a home to sell Peggy James my listing speciali...
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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Vital Questions To Ask A Home Improvement Contractor Before You Sign Anything Find Out Which Five (5) Questions Will Assure You Get A Reliable Contractor You Will Be Armed With The Key Information You Need When You Interview A Contractor My good friend, Tom Halfpap at Monarch Mortgage Company sent this list of vital things you need to know before you hire a home improvement contractor.   Oliver Marks is the author of this post.  He has been a home improvement contractor for 16 years, and he writes articles for trade magazines and home owners.   A local contractor with a reputation to uphold is a better option than one that has to commute from far away. Image: John Lund/Marc Romanelli/Getty Images   For all of the excitement of choosing plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and tiles for a remode...
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By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
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Two Tips That Will Sell Your Home Fast And For Top Dollar Find Out What You Can Do Right Now To Ensure Your Home Beats The Competition You Can Get Top Dollar And A Faster Sale If You Follow Erick's Direction     Text Erick at 703-677-1120 OR, Shoot me an email right now     Don't forget if you have a home to sell Peggy James my listing specialist for Erick and Company can send you a free market evaluation of your home. Fill out this form or call our office at 703-590-2252. We service buyers and sellers in Lake Ridge,Woodbridge, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville, Quantico, Fort Belivor and Mount Vernon area's.  Equal Housing Opportunity   Are you ready to Search the local MLS right now?  Begin Here       
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