Fort Hunt (Alexandria, VA)
By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
What's one of the the most popular questions buyers want to know when looking at houses?  "How much should I offer?  What are things going for?  What percentage of asking price are sellers taking on average?"  Of course, the specific answer for any given house will depend on a lot of factors, but one of the most important things to consider is, "how is the house priced relative to its market value?"  If it's priced right, you may end up paying more than 100% of list price for it if you really want it.  It happens frequently in this market.  If it's overpriced compared to other comparable sales, then you may end up paying a lot less than the average.  So, as always, statistics are a guide, but not an absolute because there are lots of variables to consider.  With an average sold to origi...
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By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
In July 2013, houses in Alexandria's Fort Hunt area were going under contract after an average of 23 days on market, and in August, 30 days on market.  In September, that average rose dramatically to 105 days on market but that number was skewed by some listings selling that had been lingering for months, including one that had been on the market 403 days.   By October, we were down to an average of 73 days.   If you break the properties down by price point, do you get a different story?  Of the active fee simple listings on the market, the average list price is $1,379,572 and the average days on market is 109.  However, by taking out the one listing for $25,000,000, then the average list price drops to $1,010,503.  Okay, so let's break it down to listings under $1,000,000, and see what...
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By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
TOO LATE!  IT'S GONE!   Luxurious spa bath with heated floors and Roman tub...main level master...updated kitchen with cherry, granite and stainless...a second master with full bath and private covered deck...the list just goes on.     Just when you think you have seen the entire house, you discover a few more steps, taking you from the main family room (with wood burning fireplace) to the second, larger family room, with a ValueDry waterproofing system with transferable warranty.     This freshly painted and recently updated split level has loads of space and plenty of privacy, in an awesome Fort Hunt location just off the GW Parkway, two blocks from the Potomac and literally just steps from the Y11 Express Bus.  One car enhanced carport with garage door, attached storage, level fence...
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By Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
Need a little something to help you get in the holiday spirit? Well if you live in Northern Virginia, you can see this amazing holiday light show in person. Just load up the car and head to Collingwood Rd, in Alexandria Virginia.    Now when you get there and you pull off the side of the road. Turn your radio to 88.1 and turn up the volume as each new song comes on, the lights are choreographed to the music.     My husband and I went last night and thankfully, I had my Flipshare Camera in my purse. Oh my what a treat! I went to my computer and sent the video I loaded in Youtube.com to my Mom she is 80 years old and love it. That's when I thought, you all might like to see it as well.     Enjoy...            
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By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
8821 VERNON VIEW DRIVE  ALEXANDRIA  VA 22308   This is one of the listings I WISH was mine, but, alas, it is not.  However, I recently showed this house and was so impressed with it, I asked the listing agent if I could blog about it and he cheerfully agreed. Not only can it be tough to find a home with this level of renovation in this particular neighborhood, I have clients who bought a home a few years ago from the same guy who renovated this house - so I know the type of work he does.  So, if you are an agent and have a client looking in the Fort Hunt area, don't overlook this one.  If you're a prospective homeowner looking for a terrific home in the Fort Hunt 22308 area - and Fairfax County schools - be sure to ask your agent to show you this one.  Of course, if you are not working ...
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By Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
HOLLIN HALL VILLAGE is a community of just under 600 single family detached homes located just off Fort Hunt Road conveniently located near the GW Parkway, Ft Belvoir and only a few minutes from the Huntington Metro Station.    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital - ranked by US News & World Report as one of the Best Hospitals in the country - is just down the road. Nearby HOLLIN HALL SHOPPING CENTER features a wide array of terrific retailers, a couple of excellent restaurants, a drug store, a hardware store and Safeway grocery store, along with a very popular bakery. There is a lot more to HOLLIN HALL SHOPPING CENTER than just good food - there is a wide array of shops, all with terrific personal service and just the merchandise you are seeking.  There is a bank and even a full-service gas sta...
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By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Fort Hunt Road (in yellow) runs from Rt. 1 to Fort Hunt Park. Through its course Fort Hunt Road runs generally parallel to the George Washington Parkway in the East and Rt. 1 to West. The defining geologic features of the area are the Potomac River, the floodplain and the inland hieghts. The Potomac River is most obvious on the map. Less obvious is the extent of the floodplain. The flood plain is generally narrow, extending not much further than the George Washington Parkway. Some of the best views in the area are found on the ridge which separates the floodplain from the uplands. The north end of Fort Hunt Road is close to Old Town Alexandria and the Huntington Metro. The south end of Fort Hunt Road is close to Mount Vernon and Fort Belvoir. Click Fort Hunt for a closer look at propert...
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