aj heidmann: Church on the Hill PUMPKIN PATCH 2014 ~ Alexandria, VA - 10/30/14 11:24 AM
Best Pumpkin Patch in Alexandria, VA
Immanuel Church on the Hill
Still in need of some pumpkins for your Halloween celebration?  Then the pumpkin patch at Immanuel Church on the Hill in Alexandria, VA is where you need to head.  The church is located at 3606 Seminary Road, just west of Quaker Lane and the grounds still have a great assortment of sizes for you to pick from... grab a wagon and feel free to load it up as much as you want!
     
This is the 21st year of the sale, which has grown a huge following in … (2 comments)

aj heidmann: 47833 Allegheny Circle, Sterling VA~ UNDER CONTRACT - 10/15/14 12:47 PM
NOW UNDER CONTRACT!
This fabulous detached, 2 car garage home in the Cascades section of Sterling, VA is now under contract.  The main level has Brazilian cherry hardwood throughout and has great flow through both formal living & dining rooms, and eat-in kitchen that is open to the family room, with access to a screened-in porch off the back of the home.  As the street name infers, Allegheny Circle is indeed a loop, but in the center is a common green space that all owners have access to for relaxing & play time.
       
       
The walk … (3 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Open House 10/12 1-4PM - 10/10/14 03:00 PM


OPEN HOUSE 
Sunday October 12th 1-4PM
TWO UNITS
#4113 & #2316
 


On Sunday October 12th, two units in the Palazzo at Park Center will be open for public viewing.  Both units feature a 2 bedroom / 2 bath layout, but are different in floor plan and interior upgrades.
 
Unit #4113 is a Naples unit on the first floor of building #4 with 962 square feet, that features Brazilian cherry hardwoods in the living & dining room, Eastern exposure for great morning light, stack unit washer/dryer, and 1 assigned garage space, plus 1 visitor hang … (4 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Unit #2316 For Sale! - 10/10/14 01:13 PM
JUST LISTED UNIT #2316
$308,000
Palazzo at Park Center

This great 3rd floor, 2bed/2bath Milan model with 1,074 square feet is now on the market in the Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA.  Located on an interior courtyard, the unit includes 2 assigned garage spaces and an additional visitor parking hang tag.
The unit features brand new carpeting throughout and a gas fire place in the living room, as well as a separate dining area just off the open galley kitchen. Both master suites have over sized soaking tubs and walk-in closets and due to the split floor plan, the … (3 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Unit #4113 For Sale! - 09/17/14 01:48 PM
 
 
JUST LISTED UNIT #4113
$299,900
Palazzo at Park Center

 
This fantastic first floor, 2bed/2bath Naples model with 962 square feet is now on the market in the Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA.  Even as a first floor unit, it has 3rd floor views as the unit sits on top of the 2 story garage and the assigned parking space is just 5 spots from the elevator, not to mention an additional visitor parking hang tag.
The living room features Brazilian cherry hardwoods that extend into the dining area and wall of windows along the balcony … (2 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Unit #4420 SOLD! - 09/04/14 12:15 PM


Palazzo at Park Center
2 Bed+Den /2 Bath Verona Unit
 
SOLD for $325,000


The Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA has new residents with the completed settlement for this great top floor, 2 Bed+Den/2 Bath Verona model in building #4.  The sales price is significant, as of settlement day it is the highest sales price in the Palazzo since October of 2007! 
This is the largest floor plan in the Palazzo at 1,160 sq ft and comes with 2 garage parking spaces, which is not the usual situation for the complex, that are conveniently … (2 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Open House 8/3 1-4pm - 08/02/14 07:53 AM
OPEN HOUSE ~ Unit #2424
Sunday August 3rd 1-4PM
$319,000 ~ Palazzo at Park Center
Come see this fantastic top floor, 2bed/2bath Naples II model (1 of just 4 in the entire community) with 1,058 square feet this Sunday from 1-4 pm in the Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA.  The Naples II is a unique floorplan in that it has the largest master bedroom, as well as master bathroom, along with 2 oversized walk-in closets in the master suite.  As an added bonus, the unit has 2 garage spaces that convey with it #57 & #552 (instead of … (5 comments)

aj heidmann: 47833 Allegheny Circle, Sterling VA ~ JUST LISTED at $619,000 - 07/28/14 02:56 PM
Just Listed  ~  $619,000
47833 Allegheny Circle, Sterling, VA 20165
 
Welcome to 47833 Allegheny Circle in Sterling, VA.  This fabulous detached, 2 car garage home in the Cascades section of Sterling, VA is looking for the next owner.  The main level has Brazilian cherry hardwood throughout and has great flow through both formal living & dining rooms, and eat-in kitchen that is open to the family room, with access to a screened-in porch off the back of the home.  As the street name infers, Allegheny Circle is indeed a loop, but in the center is a common green space that … (8 comments)

aj heidmann: The Palazzo at Park Center ~ Unit #2424 For Sale at $319,000 - 07/25/14 03:45 PM
JUST LISTED UNIT #2424
$319,000
Palazzo at Park Center
This fantastic top floor, 2bed/2bath Naples II model (1 of just 4 in the entire community) with 1,058 square feet is now on the market in the Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA.  The Naples II is a unique floorplan in that it has the largest master bedroom, as well as master bathroom, along with 2 oversized walk-in closets in the master suite.  As an added bonus, the unit has 2 garage spaces that convey with it #57 & #552 (instead of the usual 1 space) that are located within … (4 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Unit #4420 Under Contract - 07/17/14 12:58 PM
Palazzo at Park Center
2 Bed+Den /2 Bath Verona Unit
Offered at $325,000
 
 UNDER CONTRACT
 
It took just 5 days on the market for this great top floor, 2 Bed+Den/2Bath Verona model to go under contract with multiple offers.  This is the largest floor plan in the Palazzo at 1,160 sq ft and comes with 2 garage parking spaces, which is not the usual situation. 
 
The Verona model features the largest kitchen in the complex, as well as a separate laundry room off the kitchen that can be equipped with either side by side units or a … (2 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ Unit #4420 For Sale! - 06/17/14 02:25 PM
Palazzo at Park Center
2 Bed+Den /2 Bath Verona Unit
Offered at $325,000
 
This top floor, 2 Bed+Den/2Bath Verona model (the largest floor plan in the Palazzo at 1,160 sq ft) is on the market and available with a flexible settlement date.  The Verona model features the largest kitchen in the complex, as well as a separate laundry room off the kitchen that can be equipped with either side by side units or a stackable washer/dryer, and additional storage space.  The unit is located in building #4 and overlooks the interior courtyard and has Southwestern exposure, so you can take … (4 comments)

aj heidmann: Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA ~ New Rental Listing - 04/23/14 01:33 PM
Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA 
New Rental Listing ~ Unit #1103
If you have been looking for a rental unit with 2 master suites, garage parking, and located just steps to the pool & fitness center...  Unit #1103 in the Palazzo at Park Center should fit the bill.  At 962 sq ft this Naples model features hardwood floors in the living & dining rooms, upgraded baths and kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite.
     
     
Located just one traffic light from I-395 & King Street, the location is great for a shorter commute to … (0 comments)

aj heidmann: The Arlington Condo, Arlington VA ~ 1st Quarter 2014 Market Review - 03/28/14 11:47 AM
As the 1st quarter of 2014 draws to a close, 8 units in The Arlington Condominium had successfully reached the settlement table, with another 3 units under contract.  Though it is early to draw a trend, 2014 should do well above the 5 year rolling average of 30 sold units per year, especially when considering the unusually cold and snowy weather we have had so far this year. 
With the limited data points, it is interesting to see that the loan M model sold for an unusually low net sales price of $254K, which was due to the dated condition … (12 comments)

aj heidmann: Seminary Valley in Alexandria VA ~ 2013 Real Estate Market Review - 02/24/14 01:54 PM
2013 Market Report for
Seminary Valley in Alexandria, VA
2013 will be remembered as a good year for homes in Seminary Valley real estate in Alexandria, VA.  The number of homes sold and average sales price increased, while both days on market and seller subsidy fell.
 
Seminary Valley, which is also called Brookville, is located just east of I-395 in Alexandria City and is mainly comprised of single family homes in cape cod, rambler, and split level varieties. 
If you are considering selling your Seminary Valley home, please contact me to get the latest information on real estate happenings … (8 comments)

aj heidmann: Sellers WHAT Are Your Doing??? - 01/15/14 12:39 PM
When it comes to selling your home... there is a premise that should be accepted by the owners once you that decision to sell:
 
"How your live your life while on the market, has nothing to do with how your life normally".
 
It is inconvenient to put your home on the market, it takes effort (for most people) to put your home on the market, but it is a necessary step to reach the next point in your life.  There are some sellers that really haven't grasped this concept and think it is all about them.  The reason it … (24 comments)

aj heidmann: "As-Is" ... but at Market Price - 01/11/14 09:12 PM
Market Rate "As-Is", What am I Missing?
 
I was setting up a tour of single family homes to take out some new buyer clients of mine tomorrow and I am seeing a lot of this in the Northern Virginia area, which goes something like this...  "Well maintained by owner for past 1-4 decades" or "Original owner with meticulous service history on property",(you get the drift on the verbiage in the MLS), but sold in "As-Is" condition.  My sincere question to anyone who can explain it so I understand, why sell a home in "As-Is" condition if it has been well … (6 comments)

aj heidmann: CRS Sell-A-Bration... coming soon Jan 31 - Feb 2 in Coronado, CA - 01/10/14 01:09 PM
It's SELL-A-BRATION TIME!
 
The holidays are over and New Year's Eve is fading out and it is time for CRS Designees to get together and share industry leading thoughts, process, and activities to take your business to the next level... whatever that level is for you.  This year the event is being held at the Loews Coronday Bay Resort, just across the bay from San Diego, and runs from Friday January 31st through Sunday February 2nd.  There is also an add on course on Thursday the 30th for those that will be in town earlyier.
Last year was my first … (0 comments)

aj heidmann: Restaurant Week in Alexandria VA ~ Jan 17 - 26 - 01/09/14 02:08 PM
It's that time of year...
Restaurant Week is back in Alexandria for 2014!
The time for your taste buds to come out of hibernation has arrived here in Northern Virginia with Restaurant Week in Alexandria City!  Featuring over 50 establishments across the City, there is definitely something for everyone on the list.
The concept is to have either a $35 dinner for two or a 3 course dinner for $35 per person.  Each restaurant can do one or the other... or both.  This annual event is a great opportunity to try a new place or return to a tried & … (3 comments)

aj heidmann: Meals on Wheels... at 10 Degrees in Alexandria, VA - 01/07/14 09:57 AM
Chilly Delivery Day
Today was my first rotation for Alexandria Meals on Wheels this year... and I picked a heck of a day for it.  With the arctic blast coming in over night it was 8 degrees when I woke up this morning (Northern VA just across the Potomac from Washington, DC isn't used to single digits) but it inched up a few degrees by the time I arrived for my meals.  The cold did however give me a reason to finally wear a Christmas gift from 2012...  a Carhartt pullover from my mother-in-law.
 
(Not bad for my first selfie!)
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aj heidmann: The Arlington Condo, Arlington VA ~ 2013 Real Estate Market Review - 01/06/14 03:12 PM
The Arlington Condo 2013 Market Review
The real estate for 2013 in The Arlington Condominium in Arlington, VA is best described as... Hot, Hot, Hot!  A total of 49 units went to settlement last year, which is well above the trailing 5 year average of 35 units per year.  While the upper level M model had the most sales again this year, the percentage was down from last year when basically half of all units sold in the community were the 875 square foot M units.

Prices were higher in 2013, with only a couple of short sales within the … (0 comments)

 
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