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How Many Homes Should You See before Making an Offer?

Kingstowne VA home- Live the lifestyle youve always wanted when you buy a home for sale in Kingstowne VA.

Are you in search of your dream home?

 

House hunting can be an exciting experience. You get to tour different houses for sale in Kingstowne VA.

 

But how many should you see before making an offer especially considering a house is a huge investment?

 

The answer is there's no magic number!

 

It depends on your personal circumstances and what you're looking for.

 

If you're interested in just one neighborhood and you're focused in on that neighborhood alone, you're probably going to see fewer homes than someone who's focused on maybe multiple neighborhoods or maybe even multiple cities.

 

I also tell my clients that buying a home is an emotional experience. People make the decision to purchase based on their feelings. Research even shows that our emotions drive us more than we think when it’s time to make a home purchase.

 

The truth is people generally don’t select a house; they fall in love with it. You will know when you find the right home. There is a gut feeling and a connection when you find the right home. Trust your judgment.


 

You really don't have to think too much about how many homes you’ve seen. It really just depends on individual circumstances and it shouldn't come down to a number.

 

The right number of properties to view will be different for each person.  

 

For some, finding the right home comes quickly while for others, it can take much longer.

 

Let me share with you tips on how to streamline your house hunting process.

 

1. Identify your priorities

 

Before looking at any Kingstowne VA homes for sale, sit down and write out everything you want in a home. Differentiate between what you need and what you want in your new home.

 

Identify your lifestyle. Where do you work? What do you do for fun? Where do your friends live? Is the neighborhood you’re looking at ideal for that?

 

Homes for sale in Kingstowne VA- Amanda Davidson is the real estate agent you should look for when buying a property in Kingstowne VA.

 

2. Determine what you can afford

 

Nothing spoils house hunting more than discovering a home is beyond your budget after you've fallen in love with it. Before you start looking for your potential home, calculate how much you can afford. You may use an online mortgage calculator or consult with a mortgage specialist to create your budget.

 

3. Work with the right agent

 

Looking for your next home can be a confusing and exhausting experience if you don’t have the right agent. That’s why I’m here to assist you!

 

As an experienced real estate agent, I can help you narrow your focus and your expectations right from the get-go. As your agent, I will listen to your needs and direct you to the homes in the neighborhoods you are interested in that fit your criteria and your budget. I will not waste your time by showing you homes that are out of your price range, or that don't have the features you want.

 

Buying a home is a great learning experience. With the right help and support from an experienced real estate agent, it can also be a rewarding journey.

 

Call me, Amanda Davidson, at 703-431-3755. Let’s find your next home together!

 

 

In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view How Many Homes Should You See before Making an Offer? on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YzRqWom8V8&feature=youtu.be

 

4 Bedroom Homes For Sale in Kingstowne

4 Bedroom Homes For Sale in Kingstowne

Low inventory continues to be a trend in the Alexandria real estate market and the Kingstowne area is no exception. Kingstowne is a planned community of over 5,300 homes. Locals refer to Kingstowne as the 22315 zip code and some consider 22310 part of Kingstowne as well. For the purpose of this report, we’ll focus on 22315. 

A four bedroom home is something many of our buyer clients seek out, particularly when they’re looking for a single family home. We often hear from them that they want an extra bedroom for guests, a home office, or home gym. Playrooms are another popular use for a fourth bedroom.
 


Let’s take a look at year to date sales for 4 bedroom homes in Kingstowne.

•Number of Sales: 23

•Highest Priced Sale: $849,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $365,000

•Median Sales Price: $564,000

•Median Days on Market: 6

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.03%
 


The days on the market are very telling for the demand 4 bedroom homes in Kingstowne are experiencing. If you’re looking for a 4 bedroom home in Alexandria you can browse all of the current listings on our website. As of today, there are 6 homes for sale in Kingstowne with 4 bedrooms. They range in price from $515,000 and go up to $760,000.
 


Interested in touring or have questions about a home that’s for sale? Reach out to us. Whether it’s 4 bedrooms or a different feature you’re looking for in your next home we are here to help.

 

 

 

Kingstowne Home Sales April 2018 Market Update

Kingstowne Home Sales April 2018 Market Update
Home sales in Kingstowne show no signs of slowing down. April brought an increase in the number of homes sold along with an increase in median sale price.

 


Let’s check in on what happened in the Kingstowne market during April 2018.

•Number of Sales: 59
•Highest Priced Sale: $805,000
•Lowest Priced Sale: $290,000
•Median Sales Price: $494,150
•Median Days on Market: 6
•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.14%


To gain some perspective let’s go back and compare to April 2017
•Number of Sales: 30
•Highest Priced Sale: $795,000
•Lowest Priced Sale: $224,348
•Median Sale Price: $469,225
•Median Days on Market: 6
•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.27%


The seller’s market in Kingstowne continues. Median sale priced inched up a bit more and days on the market remain historically low. Sellers are in the driver’s seat in most cases when it comes to negotiations – 99.14% sale to list price ratio shows just how little sellers are currently having to negotiate.
 

There are currently 56 homes for sale in Kingstowne. Inventory decreased from the same time frame last month and supply continues to fail to keep up with demand. Buyers are waiting for homes to come on the market. Homes that are properly priced and reasonably updated are going under contract in days, sometimes in hours. As a buyer, in order to be successful in the current market conditions you need to have your pre-approval in hand, be available to tour homes the day they come on the market, and present an offer with short contingency deadlines and your highest and best terms upfront. Working with an agent who has full-time availability and a constant pulse on the market is imperative.

View homes for sale in Kingstowne.
 


It’s an ideal time to list and sell in Kingstowne. With the right marketing and proper execution, sellers are seeing multiple offers and very favorable terms. With that said, even though it’s a seller’s market that doesn’t mean buyers don’t spot a home that’s overpriced. Correct pricing is and always will be imperative to a successful sale. Connect with an agent that’s a local expert who can guide you on staging, preparation for the market, pricing, and advertising.
 

If you’d like to know more about the Kingstowne real estate market or have questions reach out to us. We’d love to connect with you!
 


Find out the value of your Kingstowne home – free estimate. Our home value tool is just a guide, if you are looking for an accurate analysis on the current value of your home nothing replaces the expertise of a local agent with years of experience selling homes.
 

Kingstowne Housing Market Update March 2018

 

 

 

COMING SOON in Hayfield Farm | Alexandria, Virginia 22315

7639 Kingsbury Road Alexandria, VA 22315
Spotless home located in the sought after Hayfield Farm neighborhood!
 


7639 Kingsbury Road has been lovingly maintained and exceptionally updated. Enjoy 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a .25 acre lot with a fully fenced backyard - all in the sought after Hayfield Farm neighborhood!

As you enter this outstanding home you’re greeted with hardwood floors throughout. The spacious eat-in kitchen sparkles with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinets. The kitchen is filled with natural light from the sliding glass doors leading to the patio and large backyard. Grow your own produce and herbs in the custom organic garden beds.
 


Relax in the living room with a wood burning fireplace or entertain family and friends in the separate dining room. There is a bedroom and full bath with Silver Shadow marble and heated floors on the main level. The main level also features a multi-purpose room, make it an office, home gym, bedroom, or whatever your heart desires. A large space and French doors make it very versatile.
 


View the tour of this beautiful home.



On the upper level of 7639 KingsburyRoad, you’ll find 4 bedrooms. The large master bedroom offers ample closet space and an attached master bath with Carrara marble. The additional 3 bedrooms are generously sized and have plenty of storage. The hall full bath also features Carrara marble. No detail has been spared in this stunning and inviting home.
 


As you enter the basement a large rec room awaits you complete with a wet bar with granite counters and an additional refrigerator. The basement is also home to a large storage room and a front loading Samsung washer and dryer.
 


We think you’re going to love calling this immaculate Hayfield Farm, HOME! Give us a call 703-988-1711 to set up your tour when this home comes on the market.

 

 

Manchester Lakes Market Update June 2018

Manchester Lakes Market Update June 2018

Manchester Lakes is located in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria. The neighborhood is home to 1,390 townhomes and condos that compose 10 different communities. Built in the 1980’s Manchester Lakes has two different sections that are separated by Manchester Lakes Boulevard.
 


Condo Communities within Manchester Lakes

Victoria Crossings

Essex House

Surrey

Tiers I

Tiers II
 


Townhouse Communities within Manchester Lakes

Kings Crossing

Manchester Commons

Manchester Crossing

Manchester Oaks

Townes Of Manchester
 


Manchester Lakes Amenities

Resident’s enjoy use of a community center, fitness center, outdoor pool, sports courts, and tot lots. There are beautiful ponds throughout the community and a park nearby.

 

What’s Nearby Manchester Lakes
Living in Manchester Lakes offers a peaceful setting while still being within minutes of daily needs and transportation. Kingstowne Towne Center is within walking distance and home to 2 grocery stores, Kingstowne 16 Movie Theater, Starbucks, Bonefish Grill, Panera, Pasara Thai, sweetFrog, Famous Footwear, HomeGoods and many other retail and dining options. Other centers that are less than 5 minutes from the neighborhood include Festival at Manchester Lakes, Hilltop Village Center, and Springfield Town Center. Access to 495, 395, 95, and Fairfax County Parkway is nearby and convenient from the neighborhood. The US Coast Guard Station, Bolling Air Force Base, Fort Belvoir, and the Pentagon are all nearby.

 


Manchester Lakes Real Estate Market Activity
The following is a review of activity in Manchester Lakes since January 2018.

•Number of Sales: 18
•Highest Priced Sale: $542,500
•Lowest Priced Sale: $170,000
•Median Sale Price: $356,250
•Median Days on Market: 9
•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 98.15%

 

 

If you’re interested in buying or selling in Manchester Lakes reach out to us. We’d love to connect with you and are always happy to answer questions.

 

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Under Contract in Hayfield Farm | Alexandria, Virginia 22315

Under Contract in Hayfield Farm | Alexandria, Virginia 22315

7639 Kingsbury Road Alexandria, VA 22315
Spotless home located in the sought after Hayfield Farm neighborhood!
 


7639 Kingsbury Road was on the market for only 3 days before going under contract. Showings started within hours of going on the market and multiple offers were received. The sellers did a beautiful job with their home and it showed with all the activity we received!
 


7639 Kingsbury Road has been lovingly maintained and exceptionally updated. Enjoy 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a .25 acre lot with a fully fenced backyard – all in the sought after Hayfield Farm neighborhood!
 


As you enter this outstanding home you’re greeted with hardwood floors throughout. The spacious eat-in kitchen sparkles with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinets. The kitchen is filled with natural light from the sliding glass doors leading to the patio and large backyard. Grow your own produce and herbs in the custom organic garden beds.
 


Relax in the living room with a wood burning fireplace or entertain family and friends in the separate dining room. There is a bedroom and full bath with Silver Shadow marble and heated floors on the main level. The main level also features a multi-purpose room, make it an office, home gym, bedroom, or whatever your heart desires. A large space and French doors make it very versatile.
 


View the tour of this beautiful home.
 


On the upper level of 7639 KingsburyRoad you’ll find 4 bedrooms. The large master bedroom offers ample closet space and an attached master bath with Carrara marble. The additional 3 bedrooms are generously sized and have plenty of storage. The hall full bath also features Carrara marble. No detail has been spared in this stunning and inviting home.
 

As you enter the basement a large rec room awaits you complete with a wet bar with granite counters and an additional refrigerator. The basement is also home to a large storage room and a front loading Samsung washer and dryer.
 


The opportunity to make an offer on 7639 Kingsbury Road has passed but, we can always help you find another home in the Kingstowne area. If you're thinking about selling your Hayfield Farm home we'd love to achieve you similar results. Give us a call 703-988-3151 or email amanda@amandadavidson.com for your Kingstowne buying and selling needs!

 

 

 

Sold in Hayfield Farm | 7639 Kingsbury Road Alexandria, Virginia 22315

Sold in Hayfield Farm | Alexandria, Virginia 22315

7639 Kingsbury Road Alexandria, VA 22315
Spotless home located in the sought after Hayfield Farm neighborhood!
 


7639 Kingsbury Road was on the market for only 3 days before receiving multiple offers and going under contract. Sold for $6,000 over list price! We are so happy for our amazing sellers and wish them all the best as they begin their next chapter.
 


7639 Kingsbury Road has been lovingly maintained and exceptionally updated. Enjoy 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a .25 acre lot with a fully fenced backyard – all in the sought after Hayfield Farm neighborhood!
 


As you enter this outstanding home you’re greeted with hardwood floors throughout. The spacious eat-in kitchen sparkles with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinets. The kitchen is filled with natural light from the sliding glass doors leading to the patio and large backyard. Grow your own produce and herbs in the custom organic garden beds.
 


Relax in the living room with a wood burning fireplace or entertain family and friends in the separate dining room. There is a bedroom and full bath with Silver Shadow marble and heated floors on the main level. The main level also features a multi-purpose room, make it an office, home gym, bedroom, or whatever your heart desires. A large space and French doors make it very versatile.
 


View the tour of this beautiful home.
 


On the upper level of 7639 KingsburyRoad you’ll find 4 bedrooms. The large master bedroom offers ample closet space and an attached master bath with Carrara marble. The additional 3 bedrooms are generously sized and have plenty of storage. The hall full bath also features Carrara marble. No detail has been spared in this stunning and inviting home.
 


 

As you enter the basement a large rec room awaits you complete with a wet bar with granite counters and an additional refrigerator. The basement is also home to a large storage room and a front loading Samsung washer and dryer.
 


The opportunity to make an offer on 7639 Kingsbury Road has passed but, we can always help you find another home in the Kingstowne area. If you're thinking about selling your Hayfield Farm home we'd love to achieve you similar results. Give us a call 703-988-3151 or email amanda@amandadavidson.com for your Kingstowne buying and selling needs!


 

Kingstowne Home Sales June 2018 Market Update

Kingstowne Home Sales June 2018 Market Update

The real estate market in Kingstowne saw strong sales again in June. Days on the market remain extremely low and sellers are experiencing a strong sale to list price ratio.
 


Let’s check in on what happened in the Kingstowne market during June 2018.

•Number of Sales: 59

•Highest Priced Sale: $860,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $270,000

•Median Sales Price: $512,500

•Median Days on Market: 7

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.42%
 


 

To gain some perspective let’s look back and compare to June 2017.
•Number of Sales: 79

•Highest Priced Sale: $825,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $210,500

•Median Sale Price: $452,500

•Median Days on Market: 7

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.42%




Is It A Buyer’s Or A Seller’s Market?
The seller’s market continues in Kingstowne. Seller's continue to enjoy an almost 100% sale to list price ratio and with inventory remaining low the market still favors sellers.

Current Inventory In Kingstowne
There are currently 59 homes for sale in Kingstowne. Very little change from this time last month. The Kingstowne real estate market is strong and homes continue to move quickly. It’s a great time to be a seller in the area. What about being a buyer? In our opinion the time to buy is now – waiting will cost you more in the form of higher rates (although slowly they continue to rise) and a higher price on the home itself. Being a buyer in a seller’s market means you have to be prepared to act quickly and put your best foot forward. While there are always exceptions, in general,
this market is not conducive to much if any negotiation. Often times it takes offering above list price to be successful. Multiple offers are very common and in turn, that means as a buyer you need to submit your highest and best offer upfront. Make it as appealing to the seller as you possibly can. Working with an agent who has full-time availability to work with your schedule and the expertise to guide you through the current market conditions Kingstowne is experiencing is imperative.

 

 

If you’d like to know more about the Kingstowne real estate market or have questions about buying or selling reach out to us. We are a small boutique brokerage focused on personalized service. We’re located in Hilltop Village Center near Wegmans and always welcome the opportunity to help.
 


Find out the value of your Kingstowne home here – free estimate. Our home value tool is just a guide if you are looking for an accurate analysis of the current value of your home nothing replaces the expertise of a local agent with years of experience selling homes.

 

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Kingstowne Housing Market Update May 2018

 

 

 

Chancery Of Kingstowne Condo Sold

Chancery Of Kingstowne Condo Sold

6577 Grange Lane #403 Alexandria, Virginia 22315
 


This gorgeous condo on the Kingstowne Lake sold pre-MLS. A huge thank you to Kara MacDonald with Pruitt Title for connecting me with the buyer’s agent. This sale wouldn’t have happened off-market without you! Alyssa Blevins with eVenture Real Estate represented the buyer and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I am thrilled for my seller, it’s always extra special when you get the opportunity to help one of your best friends with their real estate goals.
 


This two level top floor condo offers views of the lake from two balconies. Featuring an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, filled with natural light coming in from the skylights. The spacious loft overlooking the living room offers extra storage and access to the washer and dryer.
 


Two bedrooms, two full baths, hardwood floors, and over 1,450 square feet of living space. Master suite with walk-in closet, dual vanities, soaking tub, and separate shower. The guest bedroom has an attached dual entry bathroom, built-in's, and access to the balcony overlooking the lake.
 


Located in the Chancery of Kingstowne neighborhood, walking distance to Kingstowne Towne Center with shopping, dining, and entertainment. Minutes to major commuter routes, metro, and the airport. Two parking passes, secure entry building, and access to all of Kingstowne's amenities. 
 

 

If you’re considering buying or selling in the Chancery Of Kingstowne neighborhood reach out to us. We’re passionate about service and always happy to answer questions.

 

 

Kingstowne Home Sales July 2018 Market Update

Kingstowne Home Sales July 2018 Market Update

The housing market in Kingstowne continues to see strong sales. Days on the market inched up just a bit but, remain extremely low. Median sale price decreased as compared to last month but, as compared to last year is up by over $20,000. 
 


Let’s check in on what happened in the Kingstowne market during July 2018.

•Number of Sales: 56

•Highest Priced Sale: $865,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $300,000

•Median Sales Price: $483,150

•Median Days on Market: 9

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 98.69%

 

Is It A Buyer’s Or A Seller’s Market?
It is still a seller’s market in Kingstowne. Throughout 2018 it has remained a seller’s market. Supply in Kingstowne is not keeping up with demand.

View homes for sale in Kingstowne.

Current Inventory In Kingstowne

There are currently 66 homes for sale in Kingstowne. An increase from this time last month by 7 but, important to point out that the Crest Of Alexandria a 55+ active adult community has added new construction listings and they account for part of the increase. Overall inventory levels saw very little change month over month. The Kingstowne real estate market is strong and homes continue to move quickly but, only when they show well and are priced correctly. By priced correctly we mean according to the market. Even though it’s a seller’s market overpricing a home is a big mistake that will cause it to sit and become stale inventory. Buyers are savvy and looking for a turnkey product. There’s no doubt it’s a great time to sell your Kingstowne home but, what if you’re looking to buy in Kingstowne? While inventory is low that doesn’t mean its non-existent. Having the right strategy and understanding that sellers are in the driver’s seat will prepare you to be successful. With interest rates slowly rising waiting to buy will cost you more. Interest rates are by no means high, they’re still historically low but, they are higher than they were, for example, this time last year. If prices continue to rise waiting will cost you more in the form of a higher sale price as well. While there are always exceptions, in general, this market is not conducive to much if any negotiation. Often times it takes offering above list price to be successful. Work with your agent to make your offer as appealing to the sellers as possible from minimal contingencies to a flexible closing date there are lots of ways to stand out to a seller and secure your dream home.
 


If you’d like to know more about the Kingstowne real estate market or have questions about buying or selling reach out to us. We are a small boutique brokerage focused on personalized service and always happy to help.
 


Find out the value of your Kingstowne home here – free estimate. Our home value tool is just a guide if you are looking for an accurate analysis of the current value of your home nothing replaces the expertise of a local agent with years of experience selling homes.
 


Kingstowne Home Sales June 2018 Market Update

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