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2018 Kingstowne Home Sales Market Review

2018 Kingstowne Home Sales Market Review

The tune of it being a seller’s market played in Kingstowne throughout 2018. Final numbers show that the number of homes sold remained fairly consistent, an increase of 16 from 2017. Sale prices were a different story; up by over 5% in 2018 and days on the market were down by over 11%. Sellers also saw a 98.7% sale to list price in 2018.
 


So what does this mean for Kingstowne real estate? It was an excellent year for sellers. Inventory remained low (and still is) which causes buyers to wait for new homes to become available and they are poised to act as soon as they do. We currently have less than a one month supply of inventory. If you’re considering selling your Kingstowne home reach out to me and let’s talk. Winter might be in full swing but, that doesn’t mean it’s not an excellent time to list your home in Kingstowne.

 

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It’s still important to keep perspective as a seller and not have a pie in the sky price in mind for your home. If you price your incorrectly and buyers perceive it as a poor value it will sit on the market. Bottom line, it’s an excellent time to list your Kingstowne home but, you have to be realistic about pricing and keeping perspective is key.

 

If you’re planning a move to Alexandria, Kingstowne is an area buyer's often consider due to its close proximity to DC, Tysons’s Corner, Old Town, major commuter routes, and public transportation. Kingstowne is an urban community with tree lined streets and over 1,200 acres of green space. You’ll find apartments, condos, townhomes, and single family homes along with amenities including a lake, walking trails, outdoor pools, fitness centers, sports courts, and tot lots.
 

 

Kingstowne lake winter

 

A question I’m frequently being asked” “Is the market crashing? I heard on the news that it’s down.” No the market is not crashing, it is stabilizing in some areas and not everywhere is a seller’s market, some areas are even a buyer’s market but, real estate local. Hyper local. Market conditions vary in different neighborhoods so when you’re listening to the news just understand that what they’re saying isn’t specific to your market. If you’re a property owner interested in knowing the current market trends reach out to me. I’m happy to provide you with a free market analysis for your home! amanda@amandadavidson.com or 703-431-3755.

 

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Kingstowne Home Sales November 2018 Market Update

Kingstowne Home Sales November 2018 Market Update

Lets check in on what happened in the Kingstowne market during November 2018. We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the market in general and specifically whether it’s still a seller’s market. While days on the market are higher than they were the reality is they’re still very low and so is inventory. Read on to find out if it’s still a seller’s market!
 


•Number of Sales: 38

•Highest Priced Sale: $826,225

•Lowest Priced Sale: $223,100

•Median Sales Price: $477,475

•Median Days on Market: 18

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 100%

Is It A Buyer’s Or A Seller’s Market?
It is still a seller’s market. There are markets that have shifted to a stable market in others areas of the country but, in regard to Kingstowne that’s just not the case.

 

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Current Inventory In Kingstowne

There are currently 41 homes for sale in Kingstowne. That’s a decrease of 30 homes from this time last month. As we’ve mentioned in our previous market reports it’s important to point out that the Crest Of Alexandria a 55+ active adult community has added new construction listings (11 at this time) making resale inventory even lower than the total active inventory. If you’re considering selling your Kingstowne home now is an excellent time. Homes that are priced correctly, have a reasonable amount of updates, and show well are moving quickly. Many in less than a week. Buyers continue to seek a turn-key ready product and resist homes that are overpriced. Do not make the misstep of rushing to put your home on the market. Taking the time to properly prepare it will produce the best results.
 


If you’d like to know more about the Kingstowne market reach out to us, we’d be happy to answer your questions.
 


Receive a free home value estimate within minutes. Our home value tool is just a guide, and to be used solely to receive an estimate. If you prefer to receive a precise analaysis on what your home is worth in the current market reach out to Amanda Davidson 703-431-3755.

 

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Homes For Sale In Runnymeade in Alexandria | Market Update December 2018

Homes For Sale In Runnymeade in Alexandria | Market Update December 2018

Runnymeade is located in Alexandria off of South Van Dorn Street and Crown Royal Drive.  The neighborhood is home to 346 townhomes that were built between 1983 and 1987. All of the homes have 3 levels and range from 2,080 to 3,000 square feet depending on the floor plan. There are six-floor plans; Alford, Berwick, Darnley, Elgin, Falkirk, and Marlburough. The townhomes in Runnymeade typically have 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3 full bathrooms. Some of the homes have a one car garage while others sell with surface parking.
 


Community Amenities

Community amenities in Runnymeade include tennis courts, tot lots, and common areas. There is a beautiful wooded area of the community where you’ll often see residents playing with their children, walking their dogs, or enjoying a game of catch or kickball.

 

What’s Nearby Runnymeade?

Runnymeade is very conveniently located. Kingstowne Towne Center is less than 5 minutes away. You’ll find multiple grocery stores, Kingstowne 16 Movie Theater, World Market, Home Goods, Panera Bread, Pasara Thai, Bonefish Grill, Bath and Body Works and many other dining and retail options in the center. Runnymeade is also close to Springfield Town Center, home to Maggiano’s, Yard House, Chuys, LA Fitness, Target, and many retail stores. Check out the movie theatre while you’re there – super comfortable seats, delicious food and you can even have an adult beverage while you watch the latest release. Hilltop Village Center, home to the sought after Wegmans grocery store is less than ten minutes from the neighborhood. The community is two lights from the Beltway making it very commuter friendly. Van Dorn and Franconia Springfield metro stations are easily accessible from Runnymeade and there is a bus stop located in the front of the neighborhood that’s in walking distance to all residents. 395, 495, 95, and Fairfax County Parkway are all just minutes away.
 


What Schools Will The Kids Attend?

Kids in Runnymeade will attend Bush Hill Elementary, Twain Middle, and Edison High School. Visit www.greatschools.org for reviews and information on test scores.

 

The following is a review of activity in Runnymeade since January 2018.

•Number of Sales: 15

•Highest Priced Sale: $482,650

•Lowest Priced Sale: $419,000

•Median Sales Price: $460,500

•Median Days on Market: 16

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 100%
 


There are currently no homes for sale in Runnymeade. If you’d like to know more about the neighborhood or are considering selling reach out to us. We look forward to answering your questions.

 

Find out what the current value of your Runnymeade home is by using our free home value tool.
 

 

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How Can I Increase My Kingstowne VA Home's Value?

 

 

If you are planning to sell your Kingstowne VA home soon, you are likely thinking of ways to increase its value. One of the most common questions I get from my clients is “How can I increase my home’s value?”

 

How to choose the best project When you want to boost your home value, the best answer is to update and renovate your house. There are many home projects you can do like upgrading the kitchen, renovating the bathroom, adding a bathroom, installing a deck, and more.

 

However, there's a caveat. Home renovation cost a bit of money and not all remodelling projects pay off.

 

How will you know what's the best project to undertake? This is where I can help you.

 

As your real estate agent, I can give you the best advice on what home improvement projects will pay off for your home. Together, we can decide on the best home updates that will add features buyers love and increase your home’s value.

 

Years and years of working with buyers has taught me what they want and I will use that knowledge to help set your home in the best light so that it stands out and impresses buyers.


Best affordable improvements for resale

If you will be moving out and selling the house soon, some general sprucing up and cleaning can do wonders for the house. Minor updates don't cost a lot but can go a long way in making the house look amazing.

 

Here are some affordable updates you can do.

1. General home repairs. The moment you decide to sell your house in Kingstowne is the moment you should start listing down the basic repairs the house needs.

 

Most buyers prefer move-in ready homes. They've just spent a lot of money on buying a house, so any possible repair projects may turn them off.

 

Fix the broken window, replace the leaky faucet, reinforce the kitchen cabinet, do all the minor repairs needed to get your house ready for sale.

 

2. Paint it. When the necessary repairs have been completed, it is time to paint. Painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to beautify the home and increase its value.

 

Choose neutral colors to paint your home. As much as you would love to paint your living room that vibrant red, restrain yourself and go for something that is classic and simple. Neutral toned colors are easy on the eyes and make the home look more inviting and spacious.

 

3. Update the light fixtures. An easy way to give the home a new look is to update the light fixtures. Not only does getting new light fixtures add more life to the living space it also makes the room appear brighter.

 

 

 

4. Add storage spaces. Most buyers prefer homes with storage spaces. Cramped storage spaces are a major turn off. Adding a closet space in the bedroom or several storage areas in the garage will go a long way in making your home more functional.

 

5. Update your kitchen. If there is one room in your house you should update, it is the kitchen. Small, cost-effective renovations like replacing an old and worn out countertop or installing new floor tiles will make your kitchen look modern and well-maintained.

 

6. Upgrade the bathroom. Next to the kitchen, the bathroom is the second room in the house that increases the home’s value when updated. If you have a stained old sink, it is time to get a new one. You can also make the bathroom look new by applying fresh caulk and grout.

 

7. Add a low maintenance landscape. Create a great first impression and add value to your home by improving your landscape. Landscaping is one the three most effective home improvements that have the biggest returns.

 

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to boost the value of your Kingstowne VA home for sale. Minor updates will do a lot for your home without busting the bank.

 

There are so many more home selling tips I can share with you. So before you start taking out any walls and making home updates, give me call so I can help you decide on the best updates that will increase your home value.

 

When you need a real estate agent with superior local knowledge, professionalism, and outstanding service to help with all your real estate needs, call me, Amanda Davidson, at 703-431-3755.

 

In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view How Can I Increase My Kingstowne VA Home’s Value? on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbDjTOqkQLA&t=0s&index=5&list=PLloCCxd1NYon2n9y4l6HZ6UzDuET_jCU7.

Homes For Sale In Island Creek in Alexandria, Virginia | November 2018 Market Update

Homes For Sale In Island Creek in Alexandria, Virginia | November 2018 Market Update

There are over 1200 homes in the Island Creek neighborhood in Alexandria Virginia. The neighborhood is home to single family homes, townhouses, and two styles of condos; garden and townhouse style. Island Creek is conveniently located off Beulah Street in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria. The neighborhood is known for its amenities and convenient location; two outdoor pools, tot lots, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts are all available for residents to use. There’s an assortment of jogging and biking trails through the community and residents also enjoy a private lake. Island Creek features a clubhouse that can be reserved for parties or special events.
 


What’s Nearby Island Creek?

Minutes to Fort Belvoir, public transportation and major highways this community is sought after because of its convenient location for commuters. The Springfield Town Center is just minutes from Island Creek and home to Top Shop, Michael Kors, Forever 21, Dicks Sporting Goods, Macy’s and many more. There are also numerous dining options in the town center; Maggianos, Nando's Peri Peri, Chuys, and Yardhouse just to name a few. Hilltop Village Center is within walking distance of Island Creek and home to Wegmans, LA Fitness, Green Turtle, Burtons Grill and many other retail locations. Residents of Island Creek find access to daily needs, commuter routes, shopping, dining, and entertainment all very convenient.
 


The following is a review of activity in Island Creek since November 2017.

•Number of Sales: 49

•Highest Priced Sale: $860,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $310,000

•Median Sales Price: $505,000

•Median Days on Market: 35

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99%

What Schools Will The Kids Attend?
Children that live in Island Creek will attend Island Creek Elementary and Hayfield Secondary Schools. Visit the GreatSchools website for more information about these schools including reviews and test scores.

 


There are currently 7 homes for sale in Island Creek. Have you been thinking about selling your Island Creek home? Find out its value in the current market by visiting our home value tool for a free estimate.
 


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To learn more about Island Creek contact Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group 703.988.3151.

 

 

Kingstowne Home Sales | October 2018 Market Update

Kingstowne Home Sales October 2018 Market Update

The number of homes sold in Kingstowne increased from September to October. The median sale to list price ratio increased slightly and days on the market also increased. Sale to list price ratio remains extremely strong.
 

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

•Number of Sales: 45

•Highest Priced Sale: $1,100,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $240,000

•Median Sales Price: $482,000

•Median Days on Market: 16

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.63%
 


Is It A Buyer’s Or A Seller’s Market?
It remains a seller’s market in Kingstowne. Supply is not keeping up with demand, a trend we have witnessed throughout 2018.

 

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Current Inventory In Kingstowne

There are currently 71 homes for sale in Kingstowne. An increase of 2 from this time last month. It’s again important to point out that the Crest Of Alexandria a 55+ active adult community has added new construction listings (11 at this time) making resale inventory even lower than the total active inventory. Inventory remains low and as we mentioned above it is still a seller’s market. That doesn’t mean buyers aren’t looking for value and a turnkey product though. Seller’s that attempt to price above the market are learning quickly that buyers are passing up on their homes. Proper pricing is imperative – if you price your home correctly and it is reasonably updated and turnkey ready it will be positioned to sell quickly. Rates are currently getting close to 5% and there are a lot of buyers in the market looking to secure their new home. If you’re a buyer in the current market you need to be prepared to make a strong offer when you find the home of your dreams. Days on the market remain low and homes are still moving very quickly in Kingstowne.
 


If you’d like to know more about the Kingstowne market reach out to us and let’s connect! We are always happy to answer questions.
 


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Amberleigh In Alexandria Virginia 22315 | Market Report November 2018

Amberleigh In Alexandria Virginia 22315 | Market Report November 2018

Amberleigh is located in Alexandria off of Beulah Road. The tree-lined streets provide a peaceful setting and privacy all while being within minutes of popular Kingstowne.

 


What’s The Neighborhood Like?

Amberleigh consists of 502 townhomes constructed between 1981 and 1988. There are six different models; Ashleigh, Oakleigh, Ridgeleigh, Stoneleigh, Timberleigh, and Woodleigh. Homes in Amberleigh typically range from 2-3 bedrooms and 2-3 full baths. Residents have access to basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. There are multiple tot lots throughout the community and an active neighborhood association puts on events throughout the year for the community. Residents can also access walking trails through a peaceful wooded area in Amberleigh Park.
 


What’s Nearby Amberleigh?

Amberleigh is conveniently located in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria. As with many neighborhoods in the area, major commuter routes, dining, shopping, and daily needs are all easily accessible. The Springfield Transportation center is minutes away and home to Franconia-Springfield metro (blue line), VRE, Amtrak, and Greyhound. Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center and Fort Myer are all nearby as well. Kingstowne is less than 5 minutes by car where you’ll find Kingstowne Towne Center; home to Kingstowne 16 Movie Theater, Pasara Thai, East Moon Bistro, HomeGoods, World Market, TJ Maxx, La Madeline, and two grocery stores. Hilltop Village Center is within walking distance from the neighborhood. It’s home to the sought after Wegmans and you’ll also find Burtons Grill, LA Fitness, Green Turtle, Verizon, Hair Cuttery and many other retail locations in the center
 


What Schools Will The Kids Attend?

Children living in Amberleigh will attend Island Creek Elementary and Hayfield Secondary Schools. To learn more about these schools visit the GreatSchools website.

Amberleigh Real Estate Market Update

Below is a review of activity in Amberleigh since January 2018.

•Number of Sales: 21

•Highest Priced Sale: $445,263

•Lowest Priced Sale: $395,000

•Median Sales Price: $432,500

•Median Days on Market: 5

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.55%
 


There are currently 3 homes for sale in the neighborhood. See pictures and details about the home for sale in Amberleigh.

If you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
 


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Chancery Of Kingstowne Condos For Sale | Alexandria, Va 22315

Chancery Of Kingstowne Condos For Sale | Alexandria, Va 22315
Chancery of Kingstowne is a highly sought after 
neighborhood in Kingstowne. The neighborhood is tucked away off South Van Dorn Street and Lake Village Drive. Constructed between 1995 and 1998 there are 170 condos in 13 secure access buildings. The floorplans range from 1-2 levels and 2-3 bedrooms. All of the residences have 2 full baths and a patio or a balcony. Square footage in Chancery of Kingstowne ranges from 1,170 to 1,505. There’s ample on-site surface parking in the neighborhood as well.
 


Looking For A Condo In Chancery Of Kingstowne?
Interested in finding condos for sale in Chancery Of Kingstowne? Click that link to see the current listings.

Why Do People Live Here?
Did we mention many of the condos overlook Kingstowne Lake? It’s a beautiful setting and buyers find the water views to be a big selling point. Residents also enjoy use of all the Kingstowne amenities; outdoor pools, tennis courts, tot lots, fitness 
center, and professionally landscaped common areas. The neighborhood is just a short walk to the pool and there’s a tot lot located right in the community.
 


What’s Going On Nearby Chancery of Kingstowne?
You can walk to Kingstowne Towne Center where you’ll find grocery stores, Kingstowne 16 Movie Theater, Bonefish Grill, Panera, World Market, HomeGoods, Macaroni Grill, Pasara Thai, World Market and many other retail and dining options. Hilltop Village Center is also nearby and home to the sought after Wegmans, don’t forget to check out The Pub while you’re there. Springfield Town Center is within minutes of the 
neighborhood and features retail, dining, and entertainment options. Commuters will find two metro stations nearby, Van Dorn and Franconia-Springfield both of which are the blue line. Access to 495, 95, 395, and Fairfax County Parkway is also very convenient from the neighborhood. Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Fort Myer, and the US Coast Guard on Telegraph Road are all easily accessible from Chancery of Kingstowne.
 


What Schools Will The Kids Attend?
Children living in Chancery of Kingstowne will attend Franconia Elementary, Twain Middle, and Edison High Schools. To see more information about these schools including test scores please visit the GreatSchools website.

 


Chancery of Kingstowne Real Estate Market
Review of activity in Chancery of Kingstowne since January 2018.

•Number of Sales: 8

•Highest Priced Sale: $350,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $312,000

•Median Sales Price: $322,500

•Median Days on Market: 32

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 100%
 


If you are interested in finding a condo in Chancery Of Kingstowne click on the link to see current listings. Our property information is a direct feed from the Bright MLS and is updated multiple times per day.

Just have questions about the neighborhood? Reach out to us, we have experience representing buyers and sellers in Chancery of Kingstowne and are always happy to help.
 


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4 Bedroom Homes For Sale in Kingstowne | Alexandria, Virginia 22315

4 Bedroom Homes in Kingstowne | Alexandria, Virginia 22315

Kingstowne is a planned community of over 5,300 homes. While Kingstowne is a community itself many locals in the area think of Kingstowne as 22315 and for this market report that’s the area we’ll be focusing on.
 


Thinking about what you’re looking for when you’re buying a home is important. You want to have an idea of what your next home has to have vs. what features you’d like it to have. Wants and needs are different! Determining the number of bedrooms you need is an important consideration. A four bedroom home is something many buyers seek out. The majority of the time it isn’t about the additional square footage, it’s about having an additional room that can be used for a variety of things – guestroom and office being at the top of many buyers’ lists.
 


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

•Number of Sales: 75

•Highest Priced Sale: $865,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $365,000

•Median Sales Price: $554,900

•Median Days on Market: 8

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.11%

The market for 4 bedroom homes in Kingstowne is very active and sellers are seeing close to 100% for the sale to list price ratio.
 


If you’re looking for a 4 bedroom home in Kingstowne there are currently 8 homes to choose from with a price range of $385,000 to $799,900.
 


Whether you’re buying or selling in the Kingstowne area I’d love the opportunity to listen to your real estate goals. Reach out to me (call or text) 703-431-3755 or email amanda@amandadavidson.com. 

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Homes For Sale In Landsdowne | Market Update October 2018

Homes For Sale In Landsdowne | Market Update October 2018

The Landsdowne neighborhood in Alexandria is home to 619 single family residences and townhomes. Pulte and Richmond American homes built the neighborhood between 1987 and 1989. The single-family homes in the neighborhood range from 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms. All of the detached homes have a 1-2 car garage and some have fireplaces. While the majority of the single family homes have 3 levels there are some floor plans with 2 levels and some that are split level with 4. The townhomes in Landsdowne range from 2-3 bedrooms and 1.5 to 2.5 bathrooms. Some of the townhomes feature a garage and/or a fireplace. The homes range from 2-3 levels.

 


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Community Amenities

Landsdowne has excellent amenities for residents to enjoy. From a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool complete with a deep and shallow play area to tennis/basketball courts, wading pool, picnic area with grills, tot lots, and walking paths there’s a lot for residents to enjoy. The neighborhood has beautiful landscaping throughout and it’s rare to drive through and not see people out enjoying the area or taking their dog for a walk.
 


What’s Nearby The Landsdowne Neighborhood?

When it comes to location Landsdowne has it covered. Whether it’s major commuter routes, grocery stores, pharmacies, dining, or entertainment all are nearby the neighborhood. Landsdowne is in walking distance to two shopping centers. Landsdowne Centre and Hilltop Village Center. Hilltop is the newest shopping center in the area and home to Wegmans, Burtons Grill, Green Turtle, The Joint, Panda Express, Mattress Warehouse, Hair Cuttery and many other dining and retail locations. Kingstowne Towne Center is less than ten minutes by car from the neighborhood. You’ll find additional grocery, dining, and retail options in the Towne Center. Commuters find easy access from the neighborhood to 495, 395, 95, and Fairfax County Parkway. Access to the Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn metro stations is also within 10 minutes from Landsdowne.
 


What Schools Will The Kids Attend?

Children in the neighborhood will attend Island Creek Elementary and Hayfield Secondary schools. For more information on these schools check out www.greatschools.org - you'll find test scores and reviews about the schools.
 


Landsdowne Real Estate Market Activity In 2018

•Number of Sales: 31

•Highest Priced Sale: $636,000

•Lowest Priced Sale: $252,000

•Median Sales Price: $420,000

•Median Days on Market: 5

•Median Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 99.36%
 


There is currently 2 homes for sale in Landsdowne. It remains an excellent time to sell your Landsdowne home. The neighborhood has been experiencing a seller’s market the entire year and with low inventory, buyers are waiting for a new listing to become available.
 


Whether you’re buying or selling in Landsdowne we’d love to connect with you. We have experience assisting clients in the neighborhood and are always happy to answer questions.

 

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