old town alexandria homes for sale: Cash is King - Except When It's Not - 10/03/17 05:30 AM
Certain areas and certain price points of the Alexandria, VA housing market are pretty hot right now.  
Inventory is tight, buyers are plentiful and if you're trying to get into a property in the $500,000 - 700,000 price point right now in Old Town Alexandria that is in decent condition and priced properly, well, you can count on competition.  Lately, on average, we are seeing no fewer than 3 offers and typically around 6 offers in this price point. 
Under other circumstances, a cash offer and a quick closing, with no appraisal contingency, is usually very attractive and may even mean the buyer can offer a little … (54 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Showing Property in Old Town Alexandria VA - 09/24/17 11:37 AM
Old Town Alexandria is always a fun place to show property...the area itself is gorgeous, with many beautiful historic homes and there is no shortage of cool places to stop for a cup of coffee, cool drink or snack.  
These days, though, usually it's a very short tour to show property because there is relatively little inventory in some price ranges.  In fact, recently, we're lucky to have more than one house to show at a time. 
A property came on the Old Town Alexandria market that a buyer client wanted to view;  there was a line of people going into the house during … (8 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: SOLD! 25 W Chapman in Alexandria's Rosemont - 07/17/16 01:02 AM
It's not easy to find new construction in such an old town as Alexandria, VA, which was founded in 1749 and consistently ranks in "top 10" surveys of all types. However, if you look hard enough - and that means, getting out and actually driving every street, not looking in the MLS - you can find a gem or two tucked away.  
Our clients came to us expressing a desire to live in Old Town Alexandria, however, as much as they appreciated the deep history and beautiful old architecture of the area, they like new construction.  And that can be a … (17 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Open Houses This Weekend in Old Town Alexandria 8/10/2014 - 08/05/14 11:31 PM
Old Town Alexandria is not only an exciting and fun tourist destination, it is also home to many beautiful homes dating from the 18th century.  Of course, not every home in Old Town is old - you will find new construction, townhomes, detached single family homes and condos.  There is something for pretty much anyone who dreams of making this charming former seaport village their home. 
Search Old Town Alexandria Open Houses Sunday August 10
If you're thinking about checking out some of the Old Town Alexandria Open Houses this weekend, here are just a few that may fit the … (8 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Alexandria VA 22304 TOWNHOUSE MARKET REPORT February 2012 - 03/04/12 04:51 AM
Alexandria VA 22304 TOWNHOUSE MARKET REPORT February 2012
Curious about what is selling in the Alexandria VA townhouse market?
Let's take a look at ALEXANDRIA VA 22304 TOWNHOUSE SALES.
In February 2012, 13 townhouses settled (compared to 12 in January), for an average sold price of $539,288. In January, the average sold price was $502,042. The lowest price sold in February was $257,500, while the highest price sold was $760,000.  Average days on market was 63;  this is down dramatically from January's average of 117 days.
What can you expect in anAlexandria VA TOWNHOUSE in 22304?  Well, in addition to close … (1 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: How Helpful Should a Listing Agent Be? - 02/24/12 10:54 AM
How Helpful Should A Listing Agent Be?
As an Alexandria VA listing agent, I frequently field questions from buyer's agents who have a variety of questions, such as "could the buyer add on to this house?" or "could the buyer change the exterior facade of this house" or "could the buyer build a detached garage in the backyard"?
Sometimes my listings are in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, which is well known for its historic homes, churches and buildings, some of which are designated and regulated by two Boards of Architectual Review:  the Old and Historic Board and the Parker-Gray Board.
Not all … (9 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: There is an Old Town Alexandria Home That is Right for You - 02/24/12 01:36 AM
Always thought you would like to own a home in uber charming Old Town Alexandria? 
Guess how many chances you have right now to do just that?
163.  Yep, there are a total of 163 active listings in Old Town Alexandria right now.
79, if you take out condos.
Prices range from $150,000 for a 386 square foot studio Port Royal condo to a 4 bedroom 222 year old historic home in the SE quadrant, reportedly where George Washington spent his last 4th of July, listed for $4.2 million.  It has been updated since 1790, though, and even has a swimming … (2 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Lots of "Newness" in this OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA Townhome Open Sun 1/29/12 - 01/27/12 06:38 AM
Lots of "Newness" in this OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA Townhome Open Sun 1/29/12
This conveniently located townhouse in the southwest quadrant of Old Town Alexandria has been updated with a new roof, some new windows, newer appliances, new wood floors, new bathroom on the lower level and more. Off street covered parking in back, large fenced yard, finished lower level...lots of value loaded into this solidly built property.Close to bus line, Lee Center, restaurants, shops.  OPEN SUNDAY, JANAURY 29 FROM 1-3pm.
Welcome to 710 S Payne Street  Alexandria  VA  22314

Old Town TH with Lots of Value Added In … (1 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: We Were Ready, Willing and Able Buyers...and Ignored - 01/16/12 01:17 AM
Recently my husband and I decided to replace the carpet in our master bedroom.  A local company had been highly recommended by a couple of different folks so we had someone come out to measure and give us a quote.
Because of the dimensions of the room, which has two closets, the quote came back much higher than expected and since the carpet really does not need to be replaced, we were not sure we were going forward. 
We figured out the difference was because of the amount of extra carpet needed just to do one of the closets...and would also … (10 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Spectacular River Views and Unbeatable OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA Location - 11/20/11 03:01 AM
Have you ever wanted to live on a luxury liner...when the first thing you saw when you woke up and the last thing you saw before going to bed was water? 
Well, welcome to the next best thing...this bright sunny residence with absolutely breathtaking river views at OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA'S PORTO VECCHIO.
Seldom available, this 3 bedroom corner unit is poised to be a crown jewel, with one of the best locations in the building and spacious 2,160 square foot interior.  With your designing eye and personal touch, this can easily be a showplace.
Enjoy morning coffee - or afternoon … (12 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Thinking of Buying a Home in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA? - 03/11/11 01:47 PM
It is starting to look a little bit like spring around here...crocuses, jonquils and tulips are starting to emerge in local flower beds and trees are budding.  Soon OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA will be in full bloom - and beautiful. 
With only a 3 1/2 month supply of housing inventory in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, prime properties priced well are going under contract relatively quickly.  While there are still some areas of the country struggling to recover, the DC Metro area is moving full steam ahead.  Remember, all real estate is local.
Start your home search here and now.  And if you see … (2 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Looking for a home in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA 22314 - 02/18/11 12:10 AM
While sales have trended down recently in 22314, this is not unexpected due to the time of year.  Everywhere I have been previewing or showing lately, I see other agents out showing the same properties I'm showing and for the past few weekends, local agents are reporting unusually high numbers of attendees at local Open Houses.  We can definitely feel the buzz of activity here in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA.
Although sales have recently dipped a little, the Average Days on Market (DOM) has sharply dropped and the Median Price has gone up.  The next few weeks should be fun and fast … (1 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Do Not Make Me Show You This House. Seriously. You Don't Want to Do That. - 02/14/11 08:29 AM
I'm begging you. Seriously.  You do not want to look at that house.
Why not?
Because it's your dream house, that's why.  Heck, it's my dream house.  It's a fantastic property -- and it does not meet your needs.  You have said repeatedly said you did not want to be that far out.  And your husband clearly does not want the commute from that location.  A brutal commute, by the way.
Why can't we just look at it, you ask?  What will it hurt, you persist?  Seriously, you say, you just want to see it.
What can it hurt?
Well, I … (26 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Yates Gardens OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA Open House Sunday Feb 13 1-4pm - 02/10/11 02:03 AM
212 Green Street  Alexandria VA  22314
The owner has already tastefully updated this beautiful home in Yates Gardens, so there's really nothing left to do but move in!  Come take a look at the OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, February 13, from 1 - 4 pm.

Tastefully Updated Yates Gardens Beauty … (8 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: I Could Not Wait to Get Out of Those Jeans - 01/12/11 03:09 PM
A friend and I had lunch today at one of OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA'S most revered restaurants, THE MAJESTIC.  Founded in 1949, it still sports its highly recognizable Art Deco facade, terrazzo floor and tin ceiling.  Closed for several years, it reopened in 2001 and then again reincarnated in 2007 under the skillful eye of the folks who brought us the wonderful Restaurant Eve and Eamon's.
But back to why I couldn't wait to get out of this wonderful restaurant and out of my jeans...simple, the dessert did me in. 
Although I wavered for a few moments between the Beignets - … (10 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: LOOKING FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA? - 09/30/10 01:24 PM
Located just south of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River, OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA is one of Virginia's foremost destinations for both homeowners and tourists. 
For more than 250 years, OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA has offered a vast array of historic and cultural attractions.  Nationally recognized for its centuries old architecture, Old Town Alexandria landmarks include the Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby's Tavern, Carlyle House and the Torpedo Factory.
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Loaded with charm -- cobblestone streets, colonial houses and churches -- Old Town Alexandria has evolved into a popular area with fashionable boutiques, trendy restaurants, antique … (7 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: JULY 2010 SALES IN OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA - 08/13/10 03:54 PM
In July, there were 50 properties sold in Old Town Alexandria, with an average of 70 days on market.  The lowest priced property sold for $199,900, with the most expensive sold property settling for $2,840,000. 
What does $199,900 buy you in Old Town Alexandria?  Well, last month it would have gotten you a new and very nicely appointed 470 sq. ft. studio with garage parking at The Jamieson, in the growing Carlyle area of Old Town near two Metro stations. ideally located on the top six floors of the Westin® Alexandria hotel are 79 stylish and unique condominiums, which enjoy valet parking, a rooftop terrace, … (8 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Alexandria, VA Monthly Real Estate Market Updates - 08/09/10 10:25 AM

If you are a prospective buyer - or seller - it's important for you to be armed with the best and latest information available for the Alexandria, VA real estate market. 
One of the best ways to stay abreast of the market is to receive automatic updates each month from your Long & Foster REALTOR.  (Yes, that would be me).
Unlike some reports that just drone on and on with confusing facts and figures, this very snappy report is easy and quick to read and understand.  In fact, it is so easy to read and understand, it's called the Market Minute. … (0 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Go Back in Time at Old Town Alexandria's CARLYLE HOUSE - 08/02/10 05:46 AM
Located at 121 N. Fairfax Street (just off King Street, not far from the waterfront, in the heart of Old Town) is one of my favorite historic sites in Old Town Alexandria, CARLYLE HOUSE.  Built by Scottish merchant and later, first Overseer of Alexandria, John Carlyle was a prosperous local businessman married to Sarah Fairfax, from one of Virginia's most prominent families.
A couple of years ago, an out of town friend and I were strolling through Old Town when we stumbled across a reenactment of General Braddock's "Grand Assembly" of the five major colonial governors, whom he had summoned to Carlyle … (7 comments)

old town alexandria homes for sale: Pride Goeth Before the Fall - Don't Let Ego Trump Knowledge - 07/31/10 06:20 AM
When I went on my first check out dive after SCUBA training, my BIGGEST, nightmare-inducing fear was water getting in my mask because I wear contacts and I was terrified my mask would leak, I wouldn't be able to see and would get myself into a horrible, life threatening situation.  Well, it didn't happen the first dive.  Whew.  But it DID happen the second dive, I surfaced with my eyes closed, was swamped by a boat swell, swallowed a mouthful of sea water and started choking as the swells kept pushing me under.  All of this while I held my eyes … (19 comments)

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