Manchester Lakes (Alexandria, VA)
Manchester Lakes (Alexandria, VA) Real Estate News
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A One Room Schoolhouse That Strengthened A Community
Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Ultimate)
As we all are aware, the Civil War ended slavery. However, it did not end discrimination and segregation, especially in the southern statesThis 1881 schoolhouse on Beulah Street in the Franconia section of Fairfax County speaks loudly of the determination of the recently freed slaves to see to it that their children were educated. At the time I took this photo there was open land behind the schoolhouse. Today, the area is one huge high rise commercial district, but the little schoolhouse stands proudly knowing it has legal safeguards in place that make its' little plot of land unavailable for development.
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The Kruschkas are long term Northern Virginia residents with 36 years experience as real estate brokers serving Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Fairfax, Lorton, Fairfax Station, Kingstowne, Mount Vernon, Alexandria and Chantilly. Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS If you plan to buy or sell a Fairfax County home or property contact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-499-9279. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford County or the entire Northern Virginia Area. Karen Kruschka's Web Site For Springfield area homes see Cardinal Forest, Cardinal Forest Condominiums, Charlestown, Daventry, Greentree Village, Kings Park, Newington Forest, Orange Hunt Estates, Rolling Valley, Saratoga, West Springfield Village and Winter Forest For homes in eastern Prince William County see Ashland, Brittany, Eagles Pointe, Lake Ridge, Lake Terrapin. Lynnwood, Meadowbrook Woods, Montclair, Old Bridge Estates, Port Potomac, Port Potomac Homes For Sale Updated Hourly , Potomac Club, River Falls, Rollingwood Village, Saratoga Hunt, Wellington, Westridge and Winding Creek Estates
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Ice and Snow in Manchester Lakes Alexandria VA
Tamara Inzunza, Potomac Yard, Del Ray, Old Town Top Listing Agent (RE/MAX Executives / www.MovingToNova.com / 703-623-8759)
Ice and Snow in Manchester Lakes Alexandria VA Schools were dismissed early in Fairfax County, but when it was all said and done, it was only a dusting.  Here is a picture of one of the lakes of Manchester Lakes in Alexandria VA.  This is the second time in as many weeks that Mother Nature has cried wolf when it comes to SNOW (or the Winter Storm Advisory).  We have been expecting 'The Big One', but again, nothing but dust.  Does this mean the third time will be a charm??? Wanna see the rest of Manchester Lakes? Click here to Watch My Video! Connect with me on Google+ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Buying or Selling Real Estate in Alexandria VA? I specialize in new construction homes and short sales throughout Alexandria VA. Contact Tamara Inzunza, Associate Broker of RE/MAX Executives to list and sell your home, or purchase a new home. Proudly serving the beautiful Alexandria VA communities of Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray, Kingstowne, and Manchester Lakes including condos, townhomes, and single-family homes for sale. Call me at 703-623-8759 Be sure to visit my website where you can Search MLS Listings of ALL Homes For Sale in Alexandria VA at www.MovingToNova.com/. If you're thinking about selling and would like to know how much your Alexandria VA home is worth, visit http://www.confidentialcma.com/ for a complimentary market analysis of your home. Tamara Inzunza has been helping families throughout Northern VA, actively listing and selling homes since 1997. She is a top listing agent, Certified Residential Specialist, and a Certified Distressted Property Expert (CDPE) specializing in foreclosures and short sales.  She uses her marketing skills to provide maximum exposure for listings, often attracting multiple offers, and backup offers.  As a buyer agent, she has a long list of first-time homebuyers, military families, and new construction clients who depend on her experience and local knowledge to help in the buying process. Tamara serves the beautiful communities of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Lorton, Woodbridge, and Washington DC. from close-in to the suburbs.                    
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Manchester Lakes Real Estate Market Update - Alexandria VA
Lisa Dunham, REALTOR, MBA, CDPE, Alexandria VA Real Estate, Short Sales (Keller Williams Realty)
Manchester Lakes Real Estate Market Update - Alexandria VA Manchester Lakes is a townhouse and condo community located near Kingstowne in Alexandria, VA.  If entering Kingstowne from Franconia Road, Kingstowne Boulevard turns into Manchester Lakes Boulevard, which leads to the heart of the Manchester Lakes community. Manchester Lakes is home to approximately 1390 townhomes and condos with multiple floor plans.  Floor plans include one and two level condos, loft condos, and single car garage condos and townhouses.  Homes in Manchester Lakes are all within walking distance of the Festival at Manchester Lakes Shopping Center as well as the Kingstowne Shopping Center.  Shopping in and around the Manchester Lakes community include multiple grocery stores and retail stores, a variety of restaurants and eateries, banking facilities, a movie theater, and several parks, biking trails, and walking trails. For the busy commuter, Manchester Lakes provides easy access to Interstates, 95, 395, and 495.  The community is also located within a short distance from the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station as well as the Van Dorn Street Metro Station. Manchester Lakes Real Estate Update Currently, there are 3 active listings in Manchester Lakes and 3 additional listings under contract.  Average statistics for these listings are as follows:
ACTIVE (3)
List Price BR BA FB HB DOMM Lot Sqft Yr Built
Min $278,000 2 2 1 1 11 1,073 1984
Max $397,500 3 4 3 2 89 1,707 1991
Avg $333,500 2 3 2 1 44 1,493 1986
CNTG/NO KO (2)
List Price BR BA FB HB DOMM Lot Sqft Yr Built
Min $275,000 3 4 2 1 4 1,500 1990
Max $375,000 4 4 3 2 17 2,094 1990
Avg $325,000 4 4 3 2 11 1,797 1990
CONTRACT (1)
List Price BR BA FB HB DOMM Lot Sqft Yr Built
Min $349,900 3 4 3 1 24 1,280 1985
Max $349,900 3 4 3 1 24 1,280 1985
Avg $349,900 3 4 3 1 24 1,280 1985
Since January 1, 2011, a total of 20 town homes and condos have sold in Manchester Lakes.  The average "sold price" (not listed price) of these homes is $323,720.
SOLD (20)
List Price Orig Price Close Price
Min $209,950 $214,950 $200,000
Max $409,888 $409,888 $405,000
Avg $327,060 $342,182 $323,720
Sum $6,541,196.00 $6,843,646.00 $6,474,400.00
During the same time period in 2010, a total of 18 homes were sold in Manchester Lakes.  The average "sold price" for these homes was $356,444.
SOLD (18)
List Price Orig Price Close Price
Min $160,000 $160,000 $160,000
Max $433,000 $433,000 $433,000
Avg $358,247 $363,358 $356,444
Sum $6,448,440.00 $6,540,440.00 $6,416,000.00
Comparing home sold statistics for 2010 and 2011, we see that the number of homes sold differ by only two units, which means home sales in Manchester Lakes remain relatively consistent from January - October of 2010 and 2011.  The average price of homes sold differ by less than $35,000 although two additional homes were sold in 2010.  This is a solid indication that home prices in Manchester Lakes are also consistent.  For home sellers, this is great news as steady home prices means home equity is no longer declining!  This is also great news for home buyers!  With interest rates remaining at record lows and home prices holding steady, now is a great time to purchase your new home in Manchester Lakes! For additional information on home buying and selling in Manchester Lakes, please contact me for assistance.  Communities available include Victoria Crossing, Surrey, Tiers I, Tiers II, and Essex House, and more! Interested in buying or selling real estate in Kingstowne, Alexandria, Lorton, Woodbridge or any of the surrounding areas in northern Virginia?  Contact me for assistance!  My expertise includes first-time home buyers, home sellers, luxury homes, short sales, foreclosures, divorce, and relocation. Lisa Dunham, MBA, CDPE, ePRO Keller Williams Realty Alexandria / Kingstowne703-298-6546 (Mobile) Lisa@LisaDunham.comwww.LisaDunham.com to my blog!                         
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Victoria Crossings Condos in Manchester Lakes - Spacious Floor Plans With Balconies
Tamara Inzunza, Potomac Yard, Del Ray, Old Town Top Listing Agent (RE/MAX Executives / www.MovingToNova.com / 703-623-8759)
Victoria Crossings Condos in Manchester Lakes - Spacious Floor Plans With Balconies If you're in the market for condominiums for sale in Manchester Lakes, then be sure you don't overlook the spacious units in Victoria Crossings.  Offering one- and two-bedroom floor plans, Victoria Crossings also has two-level contemporary styled homes on the top level. Parking at Victoria Crossings is plentiful. Spaces are reserved and conveyed with each unit, and visitor parking is located throughout the complex. There is also street parking along Manchester Lakes Drive. All units in Victoria Crossings include a wood-burning fireplace and washer/dryer.  Condo fees are under $300 per month, which includes water, snow and trash removal, and common area maintenance. The balconies and wood trim at Victoria Crossings were recently replaced, giving the community a freshly polished look.  Some of the units face one of the mini-lakes of Manchester Lakes, giving some residents beautiful and tranquil views, that also makes for some cool goose-watching. Residents benefit from numerous amenities including two swimming pools, volleball court, basketball court, tennis, party room, fitness center, and the walking paths and wind through the community. Sandwiched between two shopping centers, residents are close to the Kingstowne Towne Center and the shops at the Festival at Manchester Lakes.  Large chain grocery stores including Shoppers Food Warehouse, Safeway, and Giant are close.  Restaurants and eateries include Bonefish Grill, Macaroni Grill, Pasera, Chipotle, Pizzeria Uno, and lots more. Just a hop on the Fairfax Connector, or a five minute drive, Victoria Crossings is convenient to the Franconia-Springfield metro station.  The on ramp for the I-95 HOV lanes are two traffic lights away. Victoria Crossings Schools: Part of the Fairfax County public school system, Franconia Elementary, Mark Twain Middle, and Thomas Edison High School are the designated schools for residents to attend. See Also: Tiers at Manchester Lakes See Also: Surrey at Manchester Lakes See Also: Essex House at Manchester Lakes See Also: Photo Tour of Manchester Lakes Amenities See Also: Video of Manchester Lakes If you can picture yourself living at Victoria Crossings at Manchester Lakes, then search for condos for sale right here!  Use the map below to browse the current listings. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       Photos copyright of Tamara Inzunza, not to be copied, reproduced, reused without express written permission of Tamara Inzunza. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Buying or Selling Real Estate in Del Ray or Old Town Alexandria VA? Looking for short sales in Alexandria Virginia? Contact Tamara Inzunza, Associate Broker of McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors to list and sell your home, or purchase a new home. I specialize in Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray, Kingstowne, and Manchester Lakes condos, townhomes, and single-family homes for sale. Call me at 703-623-8759. Visit my website and Search MLS Listings of Homes For Sale in Alexandria VA at www.MovingToNova.com/. If you're thinking about selling and would like to know how much your Alexandria VA home is worth, visit http://www.confidentialcma.com/ for a complimentary market analysis of your home. Not selling but curious about the homes for sale in your neighborhood, visit http://www.movingtonova.info/ for FREE Market Snapshot reports and stay informed whenever a home is listed or sold in your neighborhood.                     and by all means...Becoma A Fan! Tamara Inzunza has been helping families throughout Northern VA, actively listing and selling homes since 1997. She is a top listing agent, Certified Residential Specialist, and a Certified Distressted Property Expert (CDPE) specializing in foreclosures and short sales.  She uses her marketing skills to provide maximum exposure for listings, often attracting multiple offers, and backup offers.  As a buyer agent, she has a long list of first-time homebuyers, military families, and new construction clients who depend on her experience and local knowledge to help in the buying process. Tamara serves the beautiful communities of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Lorton, Woodbridge, and Washington DC. from close-in to the suburbs.                    
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Manchester Lakes Alexandria VA Real Estate Market Report For August 2010 | Condos and Townhome Activity
Tamara Inzunza, Potomac Yard, Del Ray, Old Town Top Listing Agent (RE/MAX Executives / www.MovingToNova.com / 703-623-8759)
Manchester Lakes Real Estate Market Report For August 2010 | Condos and Townhome Activity Manchester Lakes condo inventory is noticeably on the rise.  Right now, there are 22 active condos for sale.  In the past 30 days, only one condo has gone under contract.  With over 20 other homes to choose from, one has to wonder what the buyer's motivation was to overlook the others. In the townhome market of Manchester Lakes, four homes are currently for sale.  And the pricing is evenly distributed with two homes in the $200,000′s and two homes in the $300,000. The spike in condo inventory could be cause for concern.   If these units continue to stay on the market, and eventually go unsold, we could see an increase in the distressed property market.  With current interest rates below 5%, it could be that active buyers are comparing Manchester Lakes to newer communities, or communities closer in.  I'm still biased, though.  As a former Manchester Lakes homeowner, I always brag about the benefits of the community, including the amenities and proximity to shopping and metro. Selling Your Manchester Lakes Home: Find Out What Your Home Is Worth Buying In Manchester Lakes: See Manchester Lakes Homes For Sale This article was originally posted in my outside blog. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Buying or Selling Real Estate in Del Ray or Old Town Alexandria VA? Looking for short sales in Alexandria Virginia? Contact Tamara Inzunza, Associate Broker of McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors to list and sell your home, or purchase a new home. I specialize in real estate homes for sale in the beautiful Alexandria VA communities of Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray, Kingstowne, and Manchester Lakes including condos, townhomes, and single-family homes for sale. Call me at 703-623-8759. Be sure to visit my website where you can Search MLS Listings of ALL Homes For Sale in Alexandria VA at www.MovingToNova.com/. If you're thinking about selling and would like to know how much your Alexandria VA home is worth, visit http://www.confidentialcma.com/ for a complimentary market analysis of your home. Not selling but curious about the homes for sale in your neighborhood, visit http://www.movingtonova.info/ for FREE Market Snapshot reports and stay informed whenever a home is listed or sold in your neighborhood.                     and by all means...Becoma A Fan!Tamara Inzunza has been helping families throughout Northern VA, actively listing and selling homes since 1997. She is a top listing agent, Certified Residential Specialist, and a Certified Distressted Property Expert (CDPE) specializing in foreclosures and short sales.  She uses her marketing skills to provide maximum exposure for listings, often attracting multiple offers, and backup offers.  As a buyer agent, she has a long list of first-time homebuyers, military families, and new construction clients who depend on her experience and local knowledge to help in the buying process. Tamara serves the beautiful communities of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Lorton, Woodbridge, and Washington DC. from close-in to the suburbs.                    
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Manchester Lakes Homes for Sale in Alexandria VA
Ellen Crawford, Virginia & Maryland Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty)
Manchester Lakes Homes for Sale Looking for a great place to live with an excellen location in suburban DC?  You should consider Manchester Lakes!  The Manchester Lakes community consists of approximately 1,400 condominium and town homes, and it's located in Northern VA in fFairfax County in Alexandria VA. The Master Manchseter Lake HOA provides some great amenities, such as pools, tennis courts, and playgrounds.  Manchester Lakes in conveniently located just 2 miles south from the Capitol Beltway and 2 miles east of I-95.  Fort Belvoir is 2 miles to the south. There are many shopping malls and centers nearby the largest of which is the Springfield Mall Regional Shopping Center. The Franconia Springfield station is the terminus for the blue line on WMATA subway. Before you buy, why not look  at homes for sale in Manchester Lakes! Find Homes for Sale in Manchester Lakes Virginia Homes for Sale & Maryland Homes For Sale Arlington VA Homes, Chantilly VA Homes, Homes Alexandria VA, Maryland Homes for Sale Loudoun VA Real Estate Blog  Herndon VA Homes for Sale South Riding VA Homes for Sale Ellen Crawford CRS, GRI, ABR Licensed in VA, MD, GA  LOUDOUN VA REAL ESTATE BLOG
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Real Estate in Manchester Lakes, Alexandria, VA
Dan Rochon, Short Sale Specialist - Team Serving Virginia, Maryland, and DC (Dan and Traci & Consultants - Keller Williams Realty)
Manchester Lakes in Alexandria, VA is a mix of community amenities, shopping, restaurants, close to movies and major transportation.   A clubhouse, outdoor pools, tennis courts, exercise facilities, tot lots, and parks with ponds are available for residents to use.  This community is peaceful yet close to everything that you would need. All information accurate as of July 25, 2010About the author: Dan Rochon is Operating Principal of Keller Williams Realty, Alexandria - Kingstowne, VA and Team Leader with Traci of Dan and Traci & Consultants with Keller Williams Realty.     Dan and Traci have been featured in local and national news on the NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Post, CNBC, and WTOP News and more for their success in selling short sales. If you are interested in short selling your home in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC call us today at 703-562-1791 ext. 2
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