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New Year, New Construction? Building With Purpose When Inventory Is Low

Can’t find your perfect home? Then it might be time to build it. Purposefully building your next home might be the remedy to today’s low inventory. Whether it is new construction, renovations or additions, you have options to consider. But there are pitfalls that require caution as well as fantastic benefits to keep in mind.

Want to explore some of the options available in Northern Virginia? Here are some active listings to check out with your hard hat on…

New Construction

Arden — New Toll Brothers development off Route 7, 1.3 miles from Tysons Corner and in the Langley Triangle. Priced from $2.207 million, new single-family homes on ¾- to 1+-acre home sites.

Walker Bend Estates — 950 Walker Road, Great Falls is a completed move-in ready $2.79 million GE Custom Home with 6 bedrooms, 8700+ square feet, and open Sundays 1-3 p.m. An adjoining homesite accessible by a private paved road is a 5 acre lot listed for $1.15 million — 954 Walker Road, Great Falls is ready to build with an approved well and 6-bedroom perc.

2000 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington — 82 new construction condos located in the heart of Court House, 10-foot ceilings and views of D.C. Two units remain, including a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit for $679,900.

The Townhomes at Reston Station — EYA’s newest neighborhood with easy access to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station boasts new construction townhomes that start in the upper $700k and elevator townhomes like 1831 Wiehle Ave #THE BAKER MODEL, Reston that start in the upper $900k.

Renovations

425 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria is currently listed as Coming Soon for $1.095 million. This could be the perfect solution for buyers looking to choose the finishes but not direct the work themselves. You can help determine some details in the renovation of this 1880 detached Old Town rowhome with close to 2000 square feet, two parking spots, a spacious backyard and only a few blocks from King Street.

1609 Sereno Court, Vienna is listed for $725,000, 0.58 acres, backs to Difficult Run Stream Valley Park and has an existing footprint of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,873 square feet.

1864 Beulah Road, Vienna is listed at $729,700 after a $17,000 price cut on Jan. 8. This as-is property would be a great renovation or new build project for someone looking for a large lot in an established Vienna neighborhood — 0.85 acres!

Land

8000 Old Falls Road, McLean — 1.04 acres for $999,000

6801 Custis Parkway, Falls Church — 0.469 acres for $300,000… did someone say Falls Church?

4309 Holly Lane, Annandale — 0.904 acres for $499,000 zoned for W.T. Woodson High School.

Whether you are looking for a new home, a resale to update yourself or a great home that needs some more square footage, I would love to help. Reach out any time and we will build something amazing.

Mackenzie Horne, MBA is a licensed REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Send Mackenzie a message at 571-594-9136, [email protected] or @MackHorneRealtor.

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