Tysons Corner, VA

Welcome to New Homes, a biweekly column highlighting the new construction real estate market, written by Conor Sullivan and Dave Moya of Three Stones Residential at Keller Williams Realty. We are here to share our experience and expertise in lot acquisition, financing and construction of custom homes. 

Deciding to build your own custom home does not need to be scary, nor does it have to be stressful. However, it does mean you will have to make a ton of decisions from insulation type to lighting fixtures, door trim, and dozens of other areas.

That is why finding the 3 “R” are critical to success and happiness when building a new home: Right Builder, Right Time, Right Lot.

Here are five reasons to build, not buy, your next home:

  1. Get What You Want — When you build your own home, you are involved from the ground up, choosing the style, colors, size of your home, the number of bedrooms, etc. to create the home you have been dreaming of.
  2. Walk Into Equity — When you are able to find your own lot and hire a custom home builder with an average profit margin, you typically walk into immediate equity in the home once it’s completed.
  3. New Home Smell And Warranties — Nothing beats the feeling of driving a car nobody else but you have owned, with that new car smell. The same applies for a house: building a new home typically means less repairs and maintenance which can save both time and money.
  4. Green Features — Homes that are more than 10-15 years old did not always have features that took the environment into mind. When you build your own home, green features could be added easily, and with some builders come standard.
  5. Location, Location, Location — The most important term in real estate! When looking to build your own home, it is generally easier to find the location or neighborhood you want to live in, and build the home you want.

Without further ado, here are some current options for buying new homes around the Tysons area:

Three Stones Residential specializes in matching homeowners with the right builder and lot location. If you have any questions about new homes or builders that you’d like us to highlight please email us at [email protected].

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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)

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: June 7

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. 

2508 Patricia Court, Falls Church
4 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $975,000
Open: Saturday 2-4 p.m.

 

1571 Spring Gate Drive #6106, Mclean
1 BR/1 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $295,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2035 Pieris Court, Vienna
3 BR/3 BA
Agent: Compass
Listed: $685,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m

 

1915 Anderson Road, Falls Church
5 BR/4 BA
Agent: Optime Realty
Listed: $949,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

1809 Prelude Drive, Vienna
4 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: Avery-Hess Realtors
Listed: $1,000,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

2010 Crofton Place, Falls Church
5 BR/4.5 BA
Agent: Compass
Listed: $1,095,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

8816 Brook Road, Mclean
5 BR/5 BA
Agent: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
Listed: $1,695,000
Open: Saturday 1-3 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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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: 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)

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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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: Can you tell me about some of the walkable neighborhoods you suggest living in around Tysons?

Answer: Tysons is more than a corporate district, or an upscale shopping mall. It’s a well-rounded neighborhood because it offers residents a suburban feel while gradually turning into a mixed-use urban city. Tysons is constantly changing, and I truly believe that it’s a great place to live, work and have fun.

Here are the top reasons that make Tysons an awesome neighborhood:

Location

D.C. is a 30 minute drive away; Fairfax, Arlington and Dulles Airport are roughly 20 minutes each. There are 3 Metro stations nearby (Tysons Corner, Greensboro, and Spring Hill) with the Orange and the new and expanding Silver line. Tysons is located off of 495, just a few minutes away from I-66, Route 7 and Dulles Toll Road.

Things To Do… Other Than Shopping

Of course shopping is fun and Tysons has the best! But if you think that’s it, you’re wrong.

Tysons has a great variety of international restaurants. From upscale Eddie V’s, and Nostos (amazing Greek food), to quick bites such as Super Chicken, to Leid Poke. The list is endless!

Tysons has great happy hour. All those corporate employees need somewhere to wind down after a long day at work so it’s a nice place to network and meet people who are career driven.

With the construction of The Boro, Tysons will be a more walkable neighborhood. Their signature park, Boro Park, will be over an acre of green space and will host different events, such as outdoor concerts, movies on the green, markets and festivals. Surrounded by retail, office, restaurants and a movie theater, the park is active day and night.

There are many dog park options, and if you’re outdoorsy you are just minutes away from Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Great Falls Park for hiking and amazing views, and a 45 minute drive to the mountains.

Housing Options

There are different options from detached homes, townhomes and condos. Within a mile radius from Tysons there are currently 63 properties for sale (including newly built condos at Verse, the newest building in The Boro), ranging from a one bedroom condo for $260,000, to a $2M 8 bedroom newly built Craftman home.

You can see all active listings here.

There are 47 properties currently under contract, ranging from a one bedroom condo at $230,000 to a 2 bedroom penthouse at $2.7 million.

In the past 6 months, 89 condos were sold for a median price of $352,500, 13 townhouses were sold for a median price of $689,000 and 19 single family homes sold for a median price of $891,000.

What’s In The Future

By 2050, Tysons will be transformed into a walkable, sustainable, urban center that will be home to up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs. Tysons is envisioned to become a 24-hour urban center where people live, work and play; where people are engaged with their surroundings; and, where people want to be.

Fun Facts

Some of the big names that have stablished their headquarters in Tysons include Capital One, Cvent, Freddie Mac, Gannett, Hilton Worldwide, Primus Telecom, Space Adventures, Sunrise Senior Living and USA Today.

A water shortage problem in Tysons will be very unlikely thanks to several reliable sources. Flowing through the community are Wolftrap Creek, Moomac Creek, Old Courthouse Spring Branch and Scott Run, which is a tributary of the Potomac River.

If you’d like more information, or would like a question answered in my weekly column, please reach out to [email protected]. I hope to hear from you soon.

Val Sotillo is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland with Real Living At Home, 2420 Wilson Blvd #101 Arlington, VA 22201, 703-390-9460.

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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.

All of our crazy Northern Virginia weather has me walking around my house weekly to make sure there’s nothing new that’s damaged or needs attention.

Tree branches falling, birds nesting and constant rain working my sump pump makes me think to remind you about some things you may want to be aware of on your own home as we enter the summer months.

There are things you should do annually, of course, but here are some suggestions to keep your house in tip top shape this summer:

  • Get your HVAC serviced. Summer months mean constant air conditioning and you don’t want to have to wait a week for service when the companies get booked! A routine check up could help avoid discomfort later.
  • Cut back any overhanging trees and bushes. With the sudden increase in tornados, we’ve all seen many trees down!
  • Clean your dryer vent — either with a long, flexible brush or you can hire someone to do that.
  • Make sure all of your window screens are intact. If they have holes, you can either replace the whole thing or get them patched.
  • Clean your kitchen appliances.
  • Clean your drains — especially outdoor drains (such as the ones at the bottom of exterior stairs).
  • Check on your outdoor playsets and decks — loose or popping up nails, splitting wood, etc.
  • Dust off your ceiling fan blades and bathroom vents (you may also want to change the direction in which they turn to push cold air down).
  • Check your attic for leaks or signs of water.

The warmer weather is also a great time for repairs you’ve been putting off. Things like chimney repair, skylights, deck, etc.

If you’re looking for a good contractor for a specific task, you can download my Vendor Guide here. It constantly changes as I’m adding and taking off people, so make sure you check for the current version.

You can always email me if you need something specific not listed at [email protected].

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Open Houses: May 31

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. 

2508 Patricia Court, Falls Church
4 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $975,000
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

1812 Olney Road, Falls Church
4 BR/2.5 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $659,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2212 Reddfield Drive, Falls Church
4 BR/3 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Listed: $725,000
Open: Saturday 2-4 p.m.

 

2011 Magarity Court, Falls Church
4 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: Pearson Smith Realty, LLC
Listed: $824,999
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

2430 Caron Lane, Falls Church
4 BR/3 BA
Agent: Howard Brock Realty Company, Inc.
Listed: $838,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2001 Annies Way, Vienna
6 BR/5.5 BA
Agent: Avery-Hess Realtors
Listed: $1,100,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

1173 Foxhound Court, Mclean
6 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: Compass
Listed: $1,150,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

1446 Harvest Crossing Drive, Mclean
4 BR/4.5 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $1,750,000
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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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)

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: May 24

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. 

 1931 Wilson Lane Unit 102
2 BR/1 BA
Agent: Frankly Real Estate Inc.
Listed: $264,700
Open: Sunday 2-5 p.m.

 

 2448 Shenandoah Street
4 BR/2.5 BA
Agent: Paula Jean J. Cole
Listed: $710,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

100 James Drive S.W.
5 BR/4 BA
Agent: Christina Z. Rice
Listed: $725,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

9342 Campbell Road
4 BR/3 BA
Agent: Timothy D. Pierson
Listed: $900,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

 8447 Amanda Place
5 BR/4.5 BA
Agent: Mark R. Sirianni
Listed: $1,189,000
Open: Sunday 12-2 p.m.

 

 8124 Sandburg Hill Court
5 BR/4.5 BA
Agent: William F. Hoffman
Listed: $1,219,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

1017 Gelston Circle
6 BR/3.5 BA
Agent: Kevin E. King
Listed: $1,250,000
Open: Saturday/Sunday 2-4 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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