Tysons, VA

Open Houses: February 21

Three Stones Residential agents pride ourselves on our consultative service approach, local expertise and real estate market knowledge. With over 26 years of business experience in the DMV, we have consistently performed in the top 2% of local Realtors and are currently the #1 group at Keller Williams Metro Center. 

104 Moore Avenue SW, Vienna
6 BD/5.5 BA
Agent: Kw Metro Center
Listed: $1,645,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

907 Meadow Lane SW, Vienna
4 BD/2 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $699,950
Open: Saturday 12-3 p.m. & Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2725 Willow Drive, Vienna
5 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Kw Metro Center
Listed: $1,529,649
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

3113 Shadeland Drive, Falls Church
4 BD/4 BA
Agent: Re/Max West End
Listed: $859,999
Open: Saturday & Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

422 Great Falls Street, Falls Church
6 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Optime Realty
Listed: $1,299,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

2906 Rose Place, Falls Church
4 BD/2 BA
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $799,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1930 McFall Street, McLean
5 BD/4 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $1,449,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

7022 Hector Road, McLean
6 BD/6.5 BA
Agent: Kw Metro Center
Listed: $2,199,000
Open: Saturday 2-4 p.m.

 

1822 Youngblood Street, McLean
6 BD/5.5 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $1,649,000
Open: Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

Our role is to offer sound advice and guidance to our clients in order for them to achieve their goals in either buying, selling, leasing or managing real estate. We are truly “Your Home… for Everything Real Estate.” To schedule a private showing of these or any other properties of interest please do not hesitate to contact us here or email us at [email protected].

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Luxury for Less: February 19

Welcome to Luxury For Less, a weekly column highlighting the best deals in luxury real estate. Written by Brandy Schantz of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury For Less offers tips and tricks navigating the competitive real estate market and securing the home of your dreams. To learn more, visit ttrsir.com.

Different week, same story. Inventory is terribly low. Homes are selling fast meaning there are very few homes that get reduced in price.

This week in the Tysons area, there were 24 homes reduced in price. Of those homes reduced in price, nearly 65% of them are over $1 million and 45% are over $1.5 million which tends to be a bit softer market. The feature property this week is a lot of bang for your  buck though.

If you are looking for a remodeled home and having trouble finding anything below $1 million, this home just outside the Town of Vienna provides plenty of space and comfort on a .53 acre lot. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are located on the main level providing a rare option for 1 level living. A large deck with gazebo makes this home a great option for outdoor entertaining.

To see this beautiful home or any of the other homes on the market in the D.C. area, please contact Brandy at [email protected] or 571-263-0206.

2404 Carey Lane Vienna (Reduced $15,000)

Check out the rest of this week’s Luxury for Less listings:

The properties listed are a small selection of properties available in the Tyson’s Corner area. For a full list of properties listed on MLS and private exclusives, please contact Brandy Schantz.

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Open Houses: February 14

Three Stones Residential agents pride ourselves on our consultative service approach, local expertise and real estate market knowledge. With over 26 years of business experience in the DMV, we have consistently performed in the top 2% of local Realtors and are currently the #1 group at Keller Williams Metro Center. 

7632 Willow Point Drive, Falls Church
2 BD/1 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty Falls Church
Listed: $370,000
Open: Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

6530 Bay Tree Court, Falls Church
5 BD/3 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $840,000
Open: Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

6306 Waterway Drive, Falls Church
4 BD/3 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $924,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

114 Tapawingo Road SW, Vienna
5 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Century 21 Redwood Realty
Listed: $1,484,999
Open: Saturday 1-3 p.m. & Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1704 Hicks Drive, Vienna
5 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $925,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

507 Delano Drive SE, Vienna
5 BD/5.5 BA
Agent: Ttr Sotheby’s International Realty
Listed: $1,699,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m

 

1814 Solitaire Lane, McLean
5 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $1,599,000
Open House: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

8220 Crestwood Heights Drive Unit 1401, McLean
2 BD/2 BA
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $749,900
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

1102 Delf Drive, McLean
4 BD/3 BA
Agent: Cottage Street Realty Llc
Listed: $1,245,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

Our role is to offer sound advice and guidance to our clients in order for them to achieve their goals in either buying, selling, leasing or managing real estate. We are truly “Your Home… for Everything Real Estate.” To schedule a private showing of these or any other properties of interest please do not hesitate to contact us here or email us at [email protected].

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Just Listed Properties: February 13

Three Stones Residential agents pride ourselves on our consultative service approach, local expertise and real estate market knowledge. With over 26 years of business experience in the DMV, we have consistently performed in the top 2% of local Realtors and are currently the #1 group at Keller Williams Metro Center. 

The following properties were recently listed in the Tysons, McLean, Vienna and Falls Church areas.

Our role is to offer sound advice and guidance to our clients in order for them to achieve their goals in either buying, selling, leasing or managing real estate. We are truly “Your Home… for Everything Real Estate.” To schedule a private showing of these or any other properties of interest please do not hesitate to contact us here or email us at [email protected].

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Luxury for Less: February 12

Welcome to Luxury For Less, a weekly column highlighting the best deals in luxury real estate. Written by Brandy Schantz of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury For Less offers tips and tricks navigating the competitive real estate market and securing the home of your dreams. To learn more, visit ttrsir.com.

This column is at its bare bones lately with so many homes selling with multiple offers.

There are very few homes reduced in price in the Tysons area. This week there are only 13 properties reduced in price in McLean, Vienna, Falls Church and Great Falls. The properties range from a 1 bedroom coop in McLean now priced at $247,500 to a detached home in McLean now priced at $2,044,900.

This week’s feature home is a favorite home for this column, the fixer upper on Ballantrae. If you read this column, you know that Ballantrae is considered one of the most prestigious streets in the area. Finding a fixer upper on this street is such a great way to get into an esteemed neighborhood for less. This week’s home has a lot of potential with just over 6,000 sq. ft. on 3 levels, a 1.12 acre lot and plenty of entertainment features. Built in 1979, this brick home is perfect for a remodel.

To see this beautiful home or any of the other homes on the market in the D.C. area, please contact Brandy at [email protected] or 571-263-0206.

1179 Ballantrae Lane McLean (Reduced $200,000)

Check out the rest of this week’s Luxury for Less listings:

The properties listed are a small selection of properties available in the Tyson’s Corner area. For a full list of properties listed on MLS and private exclusives, please contact Brandy Schantz.

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Sign Up for DC Bike Ride Today!

DC Bike Ride will be back on May 16, with 20 miles of car-free roads, monumental views, great music and delicious snacks along the course. Every year, the Ride attracts thousands of riders in a lifetime cycling adventure through the nation’s capital.

With a course designed for all ages and riding abilities, DC Bike Ride became the biggest celebration of cycling in D.C. by offering a unique experience to its participants. Besides a course full of D.C.’s famous landmarks and rest stops with local music and food, the Ride offers photo stations along the way, and a finish festival to keep the party going.

As a recreational event, DC Bike Ride is meant for everyone. And if you don’t have a bike or don’t want to transport yours to the start line, the Rent & Ride program offers convenience at an affordable price.

DC Bike Ride is also committed to positively impact the local community by supporting local nonprofits initiatives and creating the Sponsor-A-Rider Program for participants who can’t afford the registration fee.

Are you ready to enjoy life on two wheels? REGISTER NOW!

Event Information:

Date: May 16, 8 a.m.
Location: West Potomac Park (121 West Basin Drive SW | Washington, D.C.)
Website: dcbikeride.com

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This is a sponsored column by 3Summit Investment Management, LLC based in Vienna, VA. 3Summit designs custom, modern investment portfolios and has unique expertise in managing investment risk.

By Dan Irvine | Principal, 3Summit Investment Management

In 2019, the S&P 500 returned 31.49%!

Performance this good is rare, the S&P 500 has only generated annual returns this high 11 out of the past 83 years. Given these spectacular returns investors should beware, the most common and often damaging investing mistake after blockbuster years like last year, is to give into the temptation to chase performance.

A traditional diversified investor with a portfolio of around 60% in stocks and 40% in bonds, most likely generated returns around half the S&P 500 in 2019. Returns of around 14% for diversified portfolios, while excellent, do not usually make investors happy compared to what the broader S&P 500 returned.

Following periods of abnormally high returns, investors naturally compare their portfolio to widely publicized index returns, like the S&P 500, despite the irrelevance of the comparison. This comparison can trigger investor greed as the fear of missing out on a continuation of unusually high returns drives investors to chase those potential returns by increasing their allocation to stocks.

Missing out on unusually high returns, like we saw last year, can be as psychologically tormenting to investors as watching their portfolio suffer very large losses. Often the urge to chase performance hoping to earn higher returns can prove to be too much for investors leading to a cascade of mistakes.

The temptation of a diversified investor to chase performance can result in two distinct, but equally damaging investing mistakes. The first mistake is dramatically increasing the risk of a diversified portfolio by buying more stocks at already high prices, in hopes of increasing returns. Investors who make this mistake usually plan to return to a diversified strategy in the future when the stock market begins to encounter challenges and negative returns, which is the definition of a market timing strategy.

The second mistake happens when the very risky portfolio takes large losses, which then can cause a panic, pushing the investor to reduce their allocation to stocks at lower prices in order to de-risk the portfolio to slow or stop losses. What should be clear from this all too common scenario is that the urge to chase performance pushes investors to change investment strategies and become market timers. Sadly, market timing almost always results in buying high and selling low, which is the opposite of a good investment strategy.

To succeed at a market timing strategy, an investor must be right about both the future direction of the stock market and the timing of when the stock market direction will change. They must be right about direction and timing when both increasing and decreasing their allocation to stocks. If you are counting, market timing success requires four correct predictions in a row!

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Ask Val: Dirty House

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by Val Sotillo, Northern Virginia-based Realtor and Falls Church resident. Please submit your questions to her via email for response in future columns. Enjoy!

Question: How clean do I have to leave my home before closing?

Answer: There’s a moral and a legal answer. Sellers have a responsibility to clean the home after they move. The question is, how clean is clean enough? The golden rule is to leave the home in the condition you would hope to find it in if you were moving in. Unfortunately for the buyers, this rule isn’t a contractual obligation so let’s take a look at what the contract states.

Contract Language on Property Condition

The Northern Virginia contract states that the “Seller will deliver Property free and clear of trash and debris, broom clean and in substantially the same physical condition to be determined as of [Select One] Date of Offer, Date of Home Inspection, or Other [as defined in contract].”

If the buyers are doing a home inspection, they can use the home inspection as the date of determination because there’s a documented property condition report.

All systems, finishes and fixtures convey in as-is condition as of the time period selected in the previous statement, unless otherwise noted in the contract. Electronic components/devices don’t convey, but all related mounts and hardware do (e.g. TV goes, the wall mount does not).

The Final Walk-Through

The final walk-thru is for the buyers to inspect any property condition issues before they become their problem. While the contract allows buyers to do a walk-thru as early as seven days before settlement, agents usually recommend doing it just before they sign the paperwork to reduce risk.

Most buyers will clean the home to their own standards before moving in. There are a few things a seller can do to leave the house reasonably clean and to create goodwill.

Here’s a to-do list for sellers before the buyer’s final walk through:

Remove all personal property, even patio furniture (unless previously agreed with buyers)
Vacuum the carpets & floors
Clean kitchen appliances, inside the refrigerator and oven, and wipe down all surfaces – Wipe down interior cabinets and shelves
Throw away trash
Stack items pertaining to the home such as paint cans, roofing materials or extra flooring and leave them for the new buyer, if they want them

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We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of Luxe Dermatology and Aesthetic Center!

Luxe Dermatology is what you get when you cross a dermatology office with a luxurious world-class spa. Located in The Boro at Tysons Corner, we pride ourselves in providing cutting edge, customized and concierge style care for our clients. We are obsessed with impressing our clients and taking their dermatological care to the next level.

Luxe Dermatology provides world class care for both medical and cosmetic dermatology offering treatment for acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, hair loss, rashes and other common dermatological issues.

In addition, we offer the newest technologies and cosmetic procedures for non surgical facial rejuvenation including botox, fillers, HydraFacials, PRP & vampire facials, chemical peels, dermaplanning, laser treatments for tightening, brightening, wrinkles, redness, acne, pigmentation/dark spots.

We invite you to visit our office and allow us the opportunity to make you look and feel your absolute best! Make it a fun filled day trip by also experiencing everything that The Boro has to offer.

With world class shopping, food and a flagship Whole Foods right across the street, you are bound to have a visit filled with fun, entertainment and beauty.

Request an appointment today and follow on Facebook!

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Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Reach the office at 703-790-9090.

The new development in Tyson’s by the Greensboro Metro is called “The Boro.”

If you haven’t explored the area yet, it’s designed to be a multi-purpose community that brings residential (both condo and apartments), retail, entertainment and office together in one space. The neighborhood is built with a 14-screen ICON movie theater (reclining seats!), and the largest Whole Foods in the D.C. area.

While still under construction at the time of this writing, I wanted to give you my favorite things in The Boro right now:

  1. The bread pudding doughnuts at Curiosity Doughnuts in Whole Foods. My son also loved the beignets.
  2. Fish Taco! Everything on the menu is great — I’ve been to their Maryland location as well, but the chips & guac, followed by the Ancho Shrimp salad is so, so good.
  3. The Whole Foods food hall — a great meeting spot for a please-everyone food hall, easy parking in the garage or short walk from the metro. Lots of tables to sit and chat.
  4. Honorable Mention: Paris Baguette for all your carb and sweet tooth needs. I myself am more of a salty treat girl (my popcorn addiction is well known), but who can pass up a delicious croissant?

I look forward to checking out the new spots as they open.

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