Tysons Corner, VA

Luxury for Less: September 11

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 had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall-like weather we’ve enjoyed.

We’re returning to temperatures in the 90s this week so I’ll do my best to remember how great that breeze felt this weekend. The summer has come to an end but it was a very busy summer. Sales in July were up from last year by nearly 10% and median days on market were down by over 50%. If you were having trouble securing a home in Fairfax County this summer, so were many buyers. Prices are up from this time last year also but not in every neighborhood.

Vienna prices are rising while Oakton and McLean are staying steady. I’ve lost more than a few contracts to an all cash buyer this year and the statistics reflect that fact. 10% of all transactions in Fairfax County so far this year have been all cash. This year has also been about moving fast. Almost 40% of homes sold this year have sold in 10 days or less. The fall market is already heating up so it still looks like a good time to sell.

This week’s feature home is on a very large lot (.69 acre!) in Vienna. This craftsman home features tons of upgrades, a wine room and a private suite above the garage. This beautiful home has just been reduced in price $100,000.

120 Kingsley Road SW Vienna (Reduced $100,000)

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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: September 4

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.

Goodbye summer! Summer of 2019 really ended in such a beautiful way with weather so gorgeous I momentarily thought I was in California.

The market really slowed down in the last weeks of summer and as a result, we have a lot of recently reduced properties. I’m expecting a lot of new listings to come on this week so if you decided to step out of the real estate market this year because it was just too competitive, this is a good time to step back in and give buying a home a chance.

This week’s feature home is in Great Falls. Great Falls is a great place to find a lot of space, a lot of land, a lot of wow factor and a great price. I’ve featured quite a few wow homes in Great Falls and this one is no different. It has an amazing pool and cabana and is perfect for having a bit of privacy while still being close to amenities. Recently reduced $75,000, this one is worth seeing!

9998 Blackberry Lane Great Falls (Reduced $75,000)

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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: August 28

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 a slow week in real estate with school starting and the Labor Day weekend just around the corner.

This is a great time to enjoy the last week of the pools being open or take one last trip to the beach before we settle in to fall. There are still a few great homes to see before the weekend. Today’s feature is an Evergreene home in Vienna. I am often asked about Evergreene build homes in Vienna because while the small business custom home builders are building bigger and bigger, Evergreene still puts out a great home with a bit smaller footprint.

Vienna is seeing a surge of homes over 6,000 sq. ft. In some areas, homes over 10,000 sq. ft. are being built with buyers already lined up or even being built by the owner of a lot. Evergreene still builds homes below 4,000 sq. ft. above grade allowing them to sell homes at a lower price.

102 Sharon Lane NW is walkable to downtown Vienna and move in ready for anyone looking for a new build home in Vienna that feels cozy.

102 Sharon Lane NW Vienna (Reduced $5,900)

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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: August 21

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 been quite a busy year but the market finally appears to be slowing just a bit.

Teachers are hard at work getting ready for the school year to begin and Fairfax County schools will officially start back next week. This means that sellers are getting serious before the holiday season is upon us and the market slows to a crawl. This week’s featured home is a wow home for sure. Who needs to leave home when you have a 5,000 bottle wine cellar, a gym, a bar, a recreation room and a backyard to die for.

This home in Great Falls is a stunner and is now reduced in price by nearly a half million dollars. Enjoy peace and tranquility next to your koi pond and truly get away from the hustle and bustle.

9110 Dara Lane Great Falls (Reduced $450,000)

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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: August 14

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.

Many buyers in the current market are experiencing a lot of competition.

This year has consistently been a very strong seller’s market. Where we are seeing a shift in the market is the above $1 million mark. Yes, many detached homes in places like Falls Church and Vienna sell very quickly if priced below $1.3M but overall, it’s softening and buying a new build home is getting just a little bit easier.

This week’s feature has a nearly 1 acre lot and a motivated seller. Great combination! This beautiful home features high end finishes and location close to Tysons Corner. Just reduced $100,000!

1281 Serenity Woods Lane Vienna (Reduced $100,000)

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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: August 7

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.

Are you sick of seeing teardowns in Vienna? Interested in a detached home but don’t have the budget for a new construction home?

There have been quite a few great detached homes in the Town of Vienna reduced in price recently. Lots in the Town of Vienna have sold for as much as $1M. Large homes are being built on these lots and I’ve heard many people say that the town just isn’t affordable any longer.

This week’s feature is the second great house I’ve seen in the past few weeks that would make a great home for someone looking in the $1M range. I’ve seen homes like this one get torn down for a new custom build. This beautiful Dutch Colonial backs to the golf course and is walkable to Westwood Country Club and all that the Town of Vienna has to offer.

Have you noticed the construction on Maple Avenue recently? Yep, that’s our new sidewalk to Tysons Corner! Check out this home on East Street and consider a great home in a great location over a bigger home farther out.

313 East Street NE Vienna (Reduced $10,000)

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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 31

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.

When I speak with my colleagues, one thing is very clear, this has been a very busy summer.

Many of my buyers are bidding well over list price for homes and still losing out. Inspections and appraisals are being waived and I’m seeing record prices for homes. Tysons Corner has become known for its luxurious housing.

McLean & Great Falls are well known for their sprawling mansions, Vienna has transformed with large new homes replacing the small homes that many government workers once called home, and Falls Church City has a charm that buyers are willing to pay for.

This column even features the luxury homes that we see as we drive to work each day or check out online when they come on market. The homes we aren’t seeing as often are the great homes that are priced under $1M. These homes are becoming a rarity in our market and bidding wars are the norm when a home goes on market. If you’ve been considering selling your home, believe me, now is the time to call and get that house on market!

Today’s feature home features a beautiful pool and an even more beautiful lake view. This home features two owner’s suites, a fully remodeled kitchen, and the most beautiful outdoor space in Falls Church. Triathletes and swimmer’s — Lake Barcroft is a great place to get in your open water swim!

3502 Pinetree Terrace Falls Church(Reduced $91,000)

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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 24

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 past weekend’s heat wave brought out a lot of real estate seekers.

Who wants to be outside when you can be looking at air-conditioned homes? This past week in the Tysons area, 150 homes went under contract. For a hot July week when most people are at the beach, that’s pretty busy.

This week’s featured home is in the Langley Oaks neighborhood of McLean. We often speak of McLean and how prestigious a city it is. It’s also a very convenient city. McLean is located just minutes from both Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner. It’s truly the bridge between the government and policy side of the D.C. metro area and the corporate side.

I frequently have families request this location because one spouse works in D.C. and the other works in Tysons Corner making this city convenient for both commuters. Langley Oaks is a beautiful neighborhood just around the corner from the CIA and the Potomac River.

The neighborhood features plenty of walking trails to the Potomac River and a peaceful setting. This beautiful home is completely updated and professionally landscaped. Ready for you to move in!

737 Ridge Drive Mclean (Reduced $21,000)

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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 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)

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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