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Coming Soon in Westover, Arlington, VA – Affordable Colonial with Rare, Stunning Update

Hi!

We have coming Soon in Westover, Arlington, VA, an affordable Colonial with a rare, stunning update.

Home for sale!

This neighborhood entry-level home is for people wanting to live in Westover at a low price. On the market this week, we have coming a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, three level home with family room! – in Westover.

This stunning colonial has the best renovation I have ever seen in a home with this floor plan. Beautifully appointed with gleaming hardwood floors, soothing paint palette, wonderful kitchen and an incredible yard to enjoy and entertain in.

Contact us to be one of the first to see it this week! It’s incredible.

Cheers,

Ken

Just Listed in MD – Open House, November 2

Hi! Come see this beautiful and affordable condo in North Bethesda/ Rockville. Yes, we sell in MD also!

JUST LISTED
OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, 11/2, 1-4PM
12305 Braxfield Ct., #402, Rockville, MD 20852
$184,900
3 BEDROOM / 1 BATH

Wonderful, completely updated condo in the heart of it all. Two bedroom and den / third bedroom, one bath. Spacious and warm. Freshly painted in soothing Restoration Hardware palette.

Close to tons of shopping, restaurants, etc, including White Flint Mall. Commute via I-27, I-495, bus stop by entrance to the community and two Metro stations: White Flint and Twinbrook.

From Twinbrook Parkway, go South on Parklawn Drive to Braxfield Court on the lft. From Rockville Pike, go East on Montrose Parkway which becomes Randolph Road. Go rt on Parklawn Drive to rt on Braxfield Court.Building is on right.

Sweet listing in Shirlington, Arlington! Open House, Sunday, 10/26, 1-4pm.

Sweet listing in Shirlington, Arlington! Open House, Sunday, 10/26, 1-4pm.

Hi!

Just listed today. We have a wonderful 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit in the heart of Shirlington for sale – at just $335K.

Exterior

In Courtbridge of Arlington, this condo is tucked under towering pines. Sit on the patio off the living room in your Adirondack chair and enjoy the great Fall weather.

Freshly painted throughout, this home is both spacious and warm. It has a wonderfully unique floor plan with huge two level master bedroom featuring a sitting area. A sunken living room with fireplace and French door lead to your own private patio.

Living Room with Fireplace

See more pics at listings scrolling to the left of this post. Come see this stunner at our Open House this Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm.  Or contact us for your a showing at another time this coming week. We look forward to seeing you at the open house or shortly after!

Cheers,

Ken

Buying a Simgle Family Home – 5 Key Things to Look for at a Home Inspection

Buying a Home – 5 Key Things to Look for at a Home Inspection

Hi!

I always recommend to buyers that they get a home inspection prior to purchasing a single family home, or any home. Eliminating surprises later is key to keeping down your costs of owning a home.

Note that you want to get a great home inspector and listen to them closely. What I tell you here is from my many years of experience of my buyers doing home inspections, only. My expertise is selling homes, not in home inspections; home inspectors are experts in home inspection. I can refer you to one, if that is helpful, as well.

Checklist from the Real Estate Inspection Report

Here are 5 key things to look for at a home inspection:

1. Roof – What is its approximate age / how much life does it have left? Replacing a roof is one of the most expensive items on a house. Are there any obvious exterior holes or wear that might let water get into the house? Are there any signs of water on the underside of the roof, inside the house, that might indicate water has gotten inside? Look in the attic if there is one and it is accessible.

2. Drainage from the house. Is the soil at the foundation tapered / graded away from the house to allow for drainage? Are the gutters in great condition with no leaks and are they free of debris, such as leaves and twigs? Are the downspouts in great condition and lead the water well away from the house’s foundation? A simple curve that might be 6 inches at the bottom of the downspouts is not enough. An extension should be added to that piece. You might see a splash block at the bottom instead of an extension. I do not consider this acceptable to do the work, especially in a heavy downpour – and our area gets them.

3. Mechanicals. How much life is left on the HVAC and hot water heater? Typically, 15 years has been considered their general life span. Replacing an HVAC system is fairly expensive; a hot water heater replacement is much less, though still spendy. Consider the total costs of replacing, including installation cost. It adds up.

4. Foundation. Is it in great condition? It supports the house. When in question, have a structural engineer take a look at it. I can refer you to a great one, if you need it.

5. Overall condition of the house. Does it appear that the owners (and past owners) have taken great, consistent care of it? Do the current owners have an “operating manual” for the house? Are there records? I recommend to my sellers that they supply to buyers any records, details and any warranties on items in the home.

I hope these 5 key things to look for at a home Inspection was helpful to you. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers!

Ken

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Value! Two Bedroom Condo Near Metro and DC – Low $300’s

Value! Two Bedroom Condo Near Metro and DC – Low $300’s

That’s what just a hint over $300,000 gets you this weekend in NORTH Arlington!

Hi! A value to offer you…

OPEN THIS SUNDAY, 9/28 2pm-4pm! Location! Location! Bright, 2nd flr corner unit 2 bed /1 bath condo. Walk or bike to Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations, Clarendon area and even into Georgetown. Serene, secluded, pet-friendly Palisade Gardens. Updated bath and open kitchen. Washer/Dryer in unit. Extra storage. VA/FHA approved. Bikeshare/paths & parks. One block to new Mom’s Market grocery. Express ART bus to Rosslyn Metro.


This stunning home is another reason that ARLINGTON ROCKS!

To get there: From Key Bridge – West on Lee Highway, Right on North Scott, Left on North 21st. The unit is inside the White building through the court yard. The unit is the very top level of the building. Park anywhere on the street.

See full details on this website to the left in the scrolling homes for sale.

Hosted by us  – come see us. I hope this home is great for you.

Cheers,

Ken

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