Shade: How to grow it, build it or buy it for your home

Hello, D.C. summer, nice to sweat you again. We are halfway through the year, and the real estate market continues to be on fire this summer, right…? Well, sort of.

In the last two months, we have reached an inflection point where there are now more new listings than new contracts. Buyers are seeing more choices than they had during the spring. While there continues to be multiple offer situations, we are beginning to see a bit less competition.

Remember, markets seek balance. And changes are gradual.

As we dream of a cooler market (and cooler days), let’s take a look at some active local listings that will give you some much deserved shade (the good kind):

Grow your shade

9324 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066, listed for $3,500,000

Beginning with a gated entrance flanked by magnolia trees, this breath-taking estate has meticulously maintained gardens viewable from almost every room. It’s professionally landscaped with boxwoods (a shade-tolerant shrub), fountains and a cypress tree enclosed tennis court.

1010 Prince Street #4, Alexandria, VA 22314, listed for $430,000

How perfect is this crepe myrtle-shaded patio in the heart of Old Town?

5529 Winford Court, Fairfax, VA 22032, listed for $499,900

Not only is Lake Royal only 250 steps from your townhome, but the beautifully shaded private patio and welcoming front steps are green-thumb approved.

11706 Leesburg Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066, listed for $800,000

Imagine growing your own garden (or farm) in Great Falls. This 1856 farmhouse sits on nearly 4 acres and is ready for your gardening gloves.

Build Your Shade

1120 Chadwick Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22308, listed for $1,450,000

New construction Fort Hunt home envisioned with an enclosed screened porch, situated across the street from Collingwood Park.

3311 Executive Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22042, listed for $650,000

This 0.32-acre corner lot in Falls Church is naturally shaded by well-established trees and ready for your vision.

5260 25th Road N., Arlington, VA 22207, listed for $1,100,000

Sometimes, shade must be built in the form of wraparound porches or treehouses.

Buy your shade

2 Wells Landing, Annapolis, MD 21403, listed for $3,498,000

With 115-feet of water-frontage and two deep water slips, the veranda may not be the only place you will find shade in this jaw-dropping home.

1504 Lincoln Way #104, McLean, VA 22102, listed for $205,000

Use the breezeway to access this one-bedroom in the sought-after Fountains community. It has a shaded balcony and community pool (not pictured) to keep you cool this summer.

608 Kentland Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066, listed for $3,499,000

The arch-covered patio overlooking the private lake of this Great Falls stunner will certainly keep you cool this summer.

Want to connect over a cool drink and talk about this hot market? Give me a call anytime and we can discuss your next big move.

Move with Mackenzie Horne.

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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