Tysons Corner, VA

Luxury for Less: July 17

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.

We’re in the dog days of summer and the real estate market is busier than ever.

I’m currently experiencing the busiest July of my career and I’ve spoken with multiple agents who are facing similar schedules. Inventory is still low and buyers are out trying to find a home before the school year begins.

This week’s feature home is a great home in the Town of Vienna. The Town of Vienna has many luxury new build homes that are selling for top dollar and its becoming more and more difficult to buy a home in the town without a big budget. 401 East Street has a beautiful renovation and a great location just steps from the Westwood Country Club golf course and Foxstone Park.

All of this for under $1 million! This home is a great opportunity to get in the Town of Vienna and not break the bank.

401 East Street NE Vienna (Reduced $30,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: July 10

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.

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and celebratory Fourth of July!

Summer is officially here and the real estate market is slowing to allow everyone to enjoy beach vacations and a little down time. This means one thing to a realtor, the serious people who want to move before the school year begins are pricing homes well and buyers who want to be settled in before the first day of school are serious. I always remind clients that August is often my busiest month of the year with buyers avoiding the chaos of the Spring market and sellers who want to get everything done when the kids are out of school.

This week’s feature home is quite the stunner in Great Falls. If golf course living is what you are looking for, this home is it. A custom English stone manor overlooking River Bend Country Club course, this home features an amazing pool, main level owner’s suite, a wine cellar and a sauna. What a way to get away from the hustle and bustle!

495 River Forest Drive Great Falls (Reduced $151,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: July 3

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.

Everyone seems to be talking about the report that Joe Biden and his wife Jill rented a luxury home in McLean for $20,000 a month.

So, what about McLean makes a $20,000 a month rental even possible? We can start with the big names who live there. The home Biden is renting is owned by the Chairman and CEO of Capitol Investment Corp. IV, Mark Ein. Mark Ein also owns the Washington Kastles and is a well-known entrepreneur in the D.C. area.

Lockheed Martin’s CEO, Marillyn Hewson, purchased a home in McLean last year. McLean is home to the rich and powerful including CEOs, NFL players, politicians and even family dynasties. It’s no surprise that the city just minutes from D.C., Arlington and Tyson’s Corner can command a $20,000 a month rental.

It’s also home to some of the region’s most expensive homes. Stately mansions with every luxury you could wish for line the McLean landscape. These luxuries include wine cellars, tennis courts, pools, personal gyms, full spas, elevators and even separate guest homes.

This week’s feature home is located on one of the most prestigious streets in McLean. 1181 Ballantrae features a Versailles styled pool and plaza, a gym, sauna, wine cellar and a beautiful bar.

1181 Ballantrae Lane McLean (Reduced $150,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: June 26

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.

Last week I was lucky enough to receive an invite to JP Morgan Chase’s Newseum event with HGTV’s Property Brothers.

It was a fun evening, especially since finding fixer upper homes for clients is truly my favorite part of the job. It’s amazing to see the transformation of a home when you put your personal touches on it. I have helped clients pop the top of a home, do a gut remodel and even build brand new.

Remodeling a home or popping the top is a great way to get the home of your dreams without the big price tag. I work with a few amazing builders and designers in this area and you do get instant equity when you do the build/pop top/remodel yourself.

I have a neighbor finishing a home build now for a fraction of what the new builds are selling for in my neighborhood. It takes time and patience but what a great way to get your luxury home for less.

This week I’m featuring a home that has great potential! If you are interested in doing a remodel or pop top, call me to learn more about building your dream home. And a big thank you to JP Morgan Chase for the invite and this week’s inspiration!

2301 Grove Avenue Falls Church (Reduced $25,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: June 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.

Friday is the first official day of summer and the weather definitely decided to make an entrance this week.

This weather puts me in the mood for a glass of rosé so when I saw this estate featuring a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, I took note. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever kept 5 bottles of wine in my house before they were opened and enjoyed but I like to think if I owned this wine cellar, I would become a collector rather than an imbiber.

Great Falls homes seem to have a flair for the extravagant. The balcony on this home does not disappoint. If you want to feel like you are nowhere near Washington, D.C. when you go home, Great Falls is the place to be. The view at this home can’t be beat.

9110 Dara Lane Great Falls (Reduced $400,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: June 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.

As we head into Father’s Day weekend, consider buying dad something other than a tie.

Maybe a house? Okay, that probably isn’t going to happen. At least you can bring him to some pretty great homes this weekend if he’s in the market though. This week’s feature is another stunning home that whisks you away somewhere other than D.C.

This French Country estate truly takes you to the countryside and for a brief moment, you may forget where you are. This home in the Franklin Park neighborhood in McLean features every luxury you could want in a home. The main level master suite is a stunner and I’m a sucker for any home that features a room dedicated to drinking wine.

I always say that lighting can change a room. The Niermann Weeks designs in this home don’t disappoint. If you’ve never seen Neirmann Weeks furnishings, be sure to look up the family owned, Annapolis business. So, grab your toile throw and check out this great French Country estate!

6126 Franklin Park Road McLean (Reduced $400,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: June 5

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.

It’s the beginning of June and we are lucky enough to have April weather.

I know I’ll be enjoying the cool runs this week and will be taking the dogs for more walks than usual. If you see a lady with 3 feisty Pomeranians on the W&OD Trail this week, be sure to say hi!

Of course, nice weather also means a great opportunity to get out and see some great homes. This week, there is a great new construction home in the Town of Vienna now priced under $1.4M! The home was built by New Dimensions Homes and is situated on .35 acres backing to trees. This model features a main level bedroom with a full bath, perfect for multigenerational living. This seller is motivated!

1201 Ware Street SW is open this weekend on Sunday June 9 from 2-4 p.m. If you stop by, be sure to tell them you saw the home in Tysons Reporter!

1201 Ware Street SW Vienna (Reduced $49,100)

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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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Luxury for Less: May 29

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.

The pools are officially open and most people are more concerned with planning new traffic routes to the beach than buying real estate.

If you are considering buying a home in 2019, that makes this a great time to find a great home at a great price. I say it often but it’s worth saying, buying a home in summer or winter does get great results even if it doesn’t produce the most inventory. Since smart real estate tips are worth saying multiple times, I brought back a great house this week.

Craftsman style homes are still popular and farmhouse style homes are all the rage right now. The center hall colonial is still a great home despite its waning popularity though. It’s also a great opportunity to find a good deal. New homes in the Town of Vienna are selling for as much as over $3M.

The chances of even finding a sizable detached home in Vienna for less than $1.5M are getting smaller and smaller as more builders bring us the new, shiny homes with all the latest home trends. What if you want to live in Vienna and don’t have that budget? Don’t discount these colonials! The colonial style home is a staple in the D.C. metro area. It’s also a deal right now.

Today there are two colonials featured in Luxury for Less in Vienna. This one is priced below tax assessed value and has a new HVAC and a fully finished basement. Maybe it’s time to fall back in love with a colonial style home.

1003 Cottage Street SW Vienna (Reduced $59,800)

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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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Luxury for Less: May 22

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.

Spring market is officially winding down as we head into the Memorial Day weekend.

The real estate market will slow down as the school year ends, the kids go to camp, and families pack their cars for the long drive to the Outer Banks. This means it’s a great time to be a buyer. 83 properties have been reduced in price this week in McLean, Vienna, Falls Church and Great Falls.

If you plan to stay in the D.C. metro area for Memorial Day weekend and need a summer move, this is a good time to get out and see some homes.

This week’s featured home is a stunner in McLean. The home features a wine room & bar, a home gym and views for days. If you love to hike the Great Falls Park trails, this home is situated on just over 2 acres adjacent to Great Falls Park. The kitchen has a very modern feel and the living areas truly feel like home.

My favorite feature is the his and hers closets and bathrooms in the master. I’ve been seeing this trend more often in the past few years and am becoming convinced that his and her bathrooms are an important component to a harmonious marriage. I’m sure the $3M+ budget doesn’t hurt.

9165 Old Dominion Drive McLean (Reduced $245,000)

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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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Luxury for Less: May 15

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.

Sometimes it only takes a brief moment to be completely transported to a beautiful memory.

The moment I saw Innsbruck, my mind immediately went to my days in the Army. There is nothing that makes up for your duty station in Ft. Bragg like being sent to Europe. MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation for my non-military readers) really knows how to put on a great ski weekend in Innsbruck.

The best part of being stationed in Europe? The ease of travel. I loved the wineries of Italy, the Christmas markets in Germany and the charm of the English cottages in the countryside.

This week’s feature has me in full nostalgia. 576 Innsbruck Avenue, Great Falls reminded me of my ski weekends in address then brought me back to England with its enchanting Cotswold Stone Manor style. Situated on 5 acres, you can be transported anywhere you want.

The lush garden is delightful and tranquil, perfect for a relaxing day to contemplate what brought you to the D.C. area instead of the actual English countryside. The décor of Innsbruck is impeccable but seriously, who cares.

Just grab a bottle of wine from the best wine cellar in Northern Virginia and head back out to the garden. With a $2.5 million price drop, this is a dramatic feature for this week’s Luxury for Less.

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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