Tysons Corner, VA

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

I meet a lot of people who want a large piece of land with their house in the Tyson’s Corner area.

For many, a quarter acre lot (about 10,000 sq. ft.) isn’t enough. But did you know the larger the lot size in Vienna and McLean, the higher probability the house is on well water and/or a septic system instead of public utilities? That’s the funny thing about land, once you get over about a half acre, you’re leaving behind Fairfax County water/sewer.

If you’re looking for land or already own a house with land, don’t forget about these maintenance items and some pros and cons.

Well Water

Pro: Water is free! Many people say it also tastes better.

You should check your pH level regularly, along with other possible contaminates. There’s a small cost associated with maintenance on a well — neutralizer, water filtration system, water softener, etc. If the well ever gets contaminated past the point of safe usage, you may have to drill new one. Learn more about Wells.

Septic System

Septic systems are in place of public sewer, which handles all water and organic matter that runs down the plumbing system. The septic tank is buried in the yard and flows to a drainfield.

Maintenance: The septic tank should be pumped every 3-5 years. When you’re buying a home, you should be doing a septic tank inspection where they check to make sure the size of the system is adequate for the house (usually this is measured by the number of bedrooms).

To learn more about septic systems, read here.

My go to contractors for each are Bell Pump and Well and Five Star Septic.

If you have more questions on this topic or others related to home care, buying or selling, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected].

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Open Houses: August 16

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. 

1911 Prout Place, Falls Church
6 BD/5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $1,489,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

3320 Grass Hill Terrace, Falls Church
5 BD/3 BA
Agent: RE/MAX West End
Listed: $899,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

6729 Kennedy Lane Falls Church
4 BD/1.5 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty Falls Church
Listed: $675,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

9555 Lagersfield Circle, Vienna
4 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Weichert, REALTORS
Listed: $849,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

802 Ware Street SW, Vienna
3 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Pearson Smith Realty, LLC
Listed: $769,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1533 Cedar Avenue, McLean
4 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $875,000
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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Just Listed Properties: August 15

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: 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)

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: I’m looking to purchase a home that’s walking distance from the metro station. What are my housing options and what neighborhoods do you recommend around the Vienna Metro Station?

Answer: Vienna Metro Station is the last stop on the Orange Line. The station is in Oakton, in the median of Interstate 66 at Nutley Street (Virginia State Route 243) which provides quick access to 495 and can take you to D.C. in 25 minutes. You can get to Dulles Airport in 20 minutes. Overall, a great location!

The communities around the metro are beautiful and offer many housing options. It’s a mix of original homes and new construction; condos and large homes. The area is very walkable with lots of green spaces, and it tends to be quiet during the weekends.

What’s Great About The Neighborhood

Location — The Vienna Metro is located minutes away from Tysons. Depending on which side of the metro you are, you could walk to Pan Am Shopping Center. It’s less than 2 miles from the upcoming mixed use development Scout on the Circle, which will have small shop retail, and a 54,000 sq. ft. Giant Food.

It’s also less than 3 miles from the Town of Vienna and all its amenities. (Check my past column about Town of Vienna)

It’s only a 5 minute drive to the thriving Mosaic District, offering many options for dining (True Food and B Side are some my favorites!), shopping, fitness and entertainment.

Active Community — The Providence Community Center is just steps from the metro and it provides the residents of all ages various fun activities such as Yoga, crafts,and chess club. Here’s the full schedule.

There are parks within walking distance such as Nottoway Park, offering tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, gardens, picnic areas and wooded nature paths.

If you have a dog, you can walk to Moorefield Park. The play area is shaded by mature trees and completely fenced in, providing a cool and safe retreat for dogs and their families. Water is available on site as well. All dogs must be licensed by the Town of Vienna or Fairfax County.

Housing

There are many different options for detached homes, townhomes and condos. If you’re interested in new construction, check out my column about Metro West.

Within 1.2 miles from the metro, there are 66 properties for sale, ranging from a one bedroom condo for $179,900, to a brand new 6,000 sq. ft., 5 bedroom single family home for $2,295,000. You can see the active listings here.

Twelve properties are under contract, ranging from a 1 bedroom condo at $195,000, to a new custom built, 6 bedroom single family house at $1,449,900.

In the past 6 months, 86 condos were sold for a median price of $327,500; 110 townhouses were sold for a median price of $549,000; and 71 single family homes sold for a median price of $815,000.

I visited some active listings in the area, and the nearest to the metro is a 2 bedroom condo, located at 2971 Centerboro Drive #379 (Courtesy of RLAH Real Estate).

Here’s a little video tour for you:

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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Open Houses: August 9

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. 

1911 Prout Place, Falls Church
6 BD/5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $1,500,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

619 John Marshall Drive NE, Vienna
3 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $735,000
Open: Saturday 2-4 p.m.

 

505 Yeonas Drive SW, Vienna
5 BD/3 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $759,000
Open: Saturday 1-4 p.m.

 

7715 Lunceford Lane, Falls Church
3 BD/2 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $629,000
Open: Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

126 W Marshall Street, Falls Church
4 BD/3 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty Dulles
Listed: $694,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1196 Meadow Green Lane, McLean
4 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Capital Properties
Listed: $975,000
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: 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)

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: August 2

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. 

1911 Prout Place, Falls Church
6 BD/5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $1,499,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

513 Mashie Drive SE, Vienna
5 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Listed: $1,099,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

3420 Lakeside View Drive 11-1, Falls Church
2 BD/2 BA
Agent: Century 21 Redwood Realty
Liste: $374,900
Open: Saturday 12-3 p.m.

 

3805 Pinewood Terrace, Falls Church
4 BD/2 BA
Agent: RE/MAX One Solutions
Listed: $549,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2751 Stone Hollow Drive, Vienna
3 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: Versant Realty
Listed: $519,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

8510 Quaint Lane, Vienna
5 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Samson Properties
Listed: $773,000
Open: Sunday 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: 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)

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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