Tysons Corner, VA

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:  What neighborhoods are between Tysons and City of Falls Church?

Answer: The neighborhood of Idylwood is located in Falls Church. It originally developed as a suburban community along the route of the W&OD Railroad, and later along Virginia State Route 7. It is bordered to the east by the city of Falls Church, to the north by Pimmit Hills and Tysons, to the west by Dunn Loring, and to the southwest by Merrifield.

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

Great Location

It’s located within 3 miles, of West Falls Church station on the Orange Line, and Greensboro station on the Silver Line. It’s easy access to I-66, 495, Dulles Access Toll Road, and just minutes from Tysons — only 12 miles from D.C.

For joggers and bikers, there’s easy access to the W&OD Trail, going all the way from Shirlington to Purcellville.

Things To Do

It’s located just a couple of miles from all the fun, shopping and entertainment in Tysons and City of Falls Church. Idylwood Park (7715 Virginia Lane) offers baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground and a large soccer field. What I enjoy most about this park is that it is literally walking distance to the W&OD trail.

Jefferson District Park offers a Mini-Golf course, lighted tennis and basketball courts, picnic facilities, a children’s playground and nine-hole executive golf course.

There’s also a range of ethnic restaurants. Taco Bamba is one of my all-time favorites. They have amazing tacos and the best Mexican street corn. Crisp & Juicy for Peruvian Chicken (expert here!); Victor Grill, super casual and delicious Argentinian steakhouse (they have the best deals on wine, especially Malbec); and 2941 Restaurant if you want to celebrate a special occasion or try fancy French-American food.

Idylwood Plaza has everything you need! From Whole Foods, to Starbucks, to My Eye Dr. Just give yourself time to find parking as the shopping center is very busy.

You’re also close to all the fun in Mosaic District!

Many Housing Options

There are different options from detached homes, townhomes and condos. In Idlywood, there are currently 26 properties for sale, ranging from a one bedroom condo for $199,999, to a $1.699M 5 bedroom home built in 2015, located by West Falls Church Metro. You can see all active listings here.

Seventeen properties are currently under contract, ranging from a 2 bedroom condo at $240,000 to a custom built 5 bedroom Craftsman house at $1.649 million.

In the past 6 months, 73 condos were sold for a median price of $265,000, 35 townhouses were sold for a median price of $592,5000, and 51 single family homes sold for a median price of $775,000.

Great Quality of Life.

Falls Church Ranked as No. 1 Healthiest Community in U.S. in 2018. Need to say more?

Changes on the Horizon

While the area has a timeless quality to it, things will change a bit in the next few years. Founder’s Row is a mixed use project located at the corner of W. Broad and N. West Streets and it will include a 6-8 screen dine-in movie theater with 850 seats, 5,000 square feet of office and 60,000 square feet of retail-restaurant space and 72 senior and 322 market rate apartments. Also, new developments in Tysons and Mosaic District are in progress. I’ll keep you posted!

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.

If you’d like more information, or would like a question answered in my bi-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, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite #10C Arlington, VA 22203, 703-390-9460.

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Open Houses: October 18

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. 

3417 Gallows Road, Falls Church
3 BD/2 BA
Agent: Century 21 New Millennium
Listed: $629,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m

 

2903 Cherry Street, Falls Church
3 BD/2 BA
Agent: Washington Fine Properties, LLC
Listed: $649,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

519 S. Spring Street, Falls Church
6 BD/6.5 BA
Agent: Kw Metro Center
Listed: $1,574,900
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

306 Edwin Lane NE, Vienna
4 BD/3 BA
Agent: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Listed: $719,000
Open: 2-4 p.m.

 

914 Olympian Circle SW, Vienna
4 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $1,265,000
Open: Saturday & Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

1629 Colonial Hills Drive, McLean
3 BD/4 BA
Agent: Re/Max Gateway, LLC
Listed: $920,000
Open: Saturday 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: October 16

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.

Vienna is one of the most popular locations in our area and is frequently featured as one of the best towns to live in on many lists.

Vienna has a small-town charm that has outlasted the growth of the D.C. area and Tysons Corner. The W&OD Trail runs through Vienna making it a cute place to walk around or just head out for a run or bike. It’s the kind of place where people still stop to say hello and often a visit to the Giant grocery store turns into an hour of socializing with your neighbors. Vienna is also home to many beautiful houses and is a great place to buy or build your dream home.

This beautiful home features 8,200 square feet of living space on nearly an acre of land! The gourmet kitchen is unforgettable and upgrades are numerable. The grand bath in the master suite features heated floors, Carerra Gold Marble and Rohl fixures. The newly added 5th bedroom above the garage is perfect for that extra guest space.

To see this beautiful home or any others, you can schedule an appointment by emailing or calling me at [email protected] or 571-263-0206.

9464 Coral Crest Lane Vienna (Reduced $49,000)

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: October 11

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. 

10427 Lawyers Road, Vienna
4 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $775,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

502 W. Broad Street Unit 306, Falls Church
2 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: McEnearney Associates, Inc
Listed: $599,000
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

2524 Midway Street, Falls Church
3 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $670,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

7919 Roswell Drive, Falls Church
3 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $599,998
Open: Saturday & Sunday 1-3 p.m.

 

9557 Pine Cluster Circle, Vienna
3 BD/2.5 BA
Agent: Compass
Listed: $687,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

9809 Peppermill Place, Vienna
3 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate, Inc
Listed: $859,900
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1913 Foxhall Road, McLean
4 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $1,150,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

1943 Lorraine Avenue, McLean
6 BD/4.5 BA
Agent: Re/Max Allegiance
Listed: $1,599,850
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: October 10

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: October 9

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 week felt like another good time to feature a home that is opulent and extravagant.

McLean is home to many luxurious and extravagant homes. There are certain streets that are well known for being home to some of this area’s most powerful people. Ballantrae Lane has been featured in this article in the past. Today, I’m featuring Benjamin Street. Benjamin is a street in Langley Forest, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the D.C. area.

Langley Forest is situated just along the Potomac River and minutes from both Tysons Corner and Washington, D.C. It features the who’s who of the area and is one of the top neighborhoods to buy in if you are looking for prestige.

This beautiful home has 12,000 square feet on nearly 1 acre of land. The grand marble foyer and floating staircase make this a wow house from the moment you walk in. My favorite feature of this home is the dramatic water fountain in the courthouse. This home exudes magnificence  before you even walk in.

Just reduced in price by nearly $400,000, this home is certainly the most jaw dropping of the homes reduced in price this week. Check out some of the other price reductions below, this week features some big ones!

To see this beautiful home or any others, you can schedule an appointment by emailing or calling me at [email protected] or 571-263-0206.

7020 Benjamin Street McLean (Reduced $385,000)

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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Address: 1446 Harvest Crossing
Neighborhood: Evans Farm
Listed: $1,585,000

Luxury townhome in the gated community of Evans Farm, with high-end features throughout.

This townhouse offers 4 finished levels offering 4 spacious BR’s/4.5 BA’s and flex space to fit your needs. Gourmet kitchen with eat-in area, high end stainless steel appliances & open to family room. Open family room space with fireplace and built-ins.

Spacious lower level with optional 5th bedroom, full bathroom, media room, recreation room & storage.

The generous master bedroom suite has a sitting area with extensive built-in storage, plantation shutters and tray ceiling. The laundry center is on the bedroom level for convenience. The upper loft area can be used to fit your needs. Make this space an office, playroom, homework room, etc.

An elevator can be added in this model! Private patio & 2 car garage. Convenient to major transportation routes, McLean Metro, shopping, dining, downtown McLean & Tysons!

Listed by:
Laurie Mensing
Long and Foster/Christie’s
703-965-8133
[email protected]
www.lauriemensing.com

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Ask Val: House Hunting Apps

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: Which free real estate sites are accurate and reliable?

Answer: Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a house, you’re tracking home sales in your neighborhood, or you’re just curious about the value of homes these days, chances are that you’ve visited one of many real estate websites. Technology can help make your search a little easier allowing you to view listings, calculate mortgage costs, and find out which businesses and attractions are nearby.

According to a 2017 report from the National Association of Realtors, nearly all homebuyers start their home search online, up from just 44 percent in 2015.

How Do You Know Which Of The Countless Real Estate Sites Are Worth Your Time?

Most used by my clients: Homesnap

The biggest advantage of Homesnap is that it has a partnership with our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Bright, which is the system of record agents use to enter and manage properties that are coming soon, for sale, under contract and sold. The result is that the status of every property in Homesnap is 100% accurate and that changes are made in real-time vs the delay you see on many other property search sites.

Everything you see in Homesnap reflects exactly what the listing agent enters into MRIS. You can connect directly with your Realtor through Homesnap (click the link to connect with me!) allowing you to send homes you’re interested in directly to your agent.

The chat function allows you and your agent to communicate through the app and keeps a record of the properties you’ve shared back and forth. You can also add multiple people to the chat (like a spouse).

Snap a photo of any home across the nation to get instant property details, including home values, when it last sold, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, taxes, lot boundaries, local school ratings, similar listings and nearby sales.

Other Search Apps

Sites: Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Homes, Realtor.com, etc.

I grouped these sites together because they essentially do the same thing: search the local multiple listing service (MLS) for properties for sale. Homebuyers can search by city/state or zip code to see current listings, and filter by price, number of beds and baths, property type, square feet, features, age of home and listing activity (e.g., open houses, new listings, price reduced).

Just keep in mind that Zillow and Trulia are not always reliable in terms of what’s for sale and what’s not on the market. They often show properties as currently listed that are not on the market, and vice versa. They have what they call a “Zestimate” of the value of all homes, but they are not always accurate.

MLS Through Your Realtor

The most accurate, up-to-date information available on your real estate market will come through the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This is information that licensed realtors and brokers have access to. Your real estate agent can set up email alerts for you based on specific search criteria.

Other Helpful Sites

Greatschools for school ratings.

Walkscore for commute report and options for getting around by car, bus, bike and foot.

Homepath for foreclosure properties owned by Fannie Mae.

What other property search tools do you like or have used in the past? I’d love to hear from you!

Note: Homesnap did not sponsor or review this post.

If you’d like more information, or would like a question answered in my bi-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, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite #10C Arlington, VA 22203, 703-390-9460.

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Open Houses: October 4

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. 

10427 Lawyers Road, Vienna
4 BD/3.5 BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $775,000
Open: Saturday 1-3 p.m. & Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

2230 George C Marshall Drive Unit 1105, Falls Church
2 BD/2 BA
Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $370,000
Open: Sunday 12-2 p.m.

 

3123 Valley Lane, Falls Church
4 BD/2 BA
Agent: Re/Max West End
Listed: $715,000
Open: Saturday & Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

2304 Riviera Drive, Vienna
5 BD/3 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $819,999
Open: Sunday 1-4 p.m.

 

1437 Spring Vale Avenue, McLean
6 BD/5.5 BA
Agent: Weichert Realtors
Listed: $1,450,000
Open: Sunday 2-4 p.m.

 

7022 Hector Road, McLean
6 BD/6.5BA
Agent: KW Metro Center
Listed: $2,299,999
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: October 2

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 week I am featuring a new build home in Pimmit Hills.

Pimmit Hills is a neighborhood in Tysons Corner that has seen many tear downs and rebuilds, a hallmark of the Tysons Corner area in general. Pimmit Hills was originally developed in the 1950s and consisted of rambler style homes sold to returning WWII and Korean War veterans using their VA loans. The neighborhood is now home to many new build houses. The benefit of buying a new build home in Pimmit Hills is the cost.

The neighborhood is still close to Tysons Corner but home prices are significantly less than neighboring McLean, East Falls Church and Vienna. New build homes in the low $1 million range is becoming more and more impossible in many Tysons Corner neighborhoods but can be found in Pimmit Hills. The neighborhood has a great location in Tysons Corner and is convenient to Washington, D.C.

If you are looking for a very large home but don’t have a budget over $2 million, Pimmit Hills is a great neighborhood to look in. This week’s feature has nearly 7,000 square feet on 3 levels and features a 3 car garage, spacious bedrooms, a 2 level foyer and a large master suite.

To see this beautiful home or any others, you can schedule an appointment by emailing or calling me.

2010 Kilgore Road Falls Church (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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