300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Sunday Nov 26

300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, November 26th from 2-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome home to this beautiful custom colonial, built by award-winning Sekas Homes, in a fabulous Vienna location…perfect for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities!  This home offers decorative finishes which create an added level of detail and architectural interest. Exceptional features include 3 finished levels with 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half baths, two-story entry, an angled wood staircase, attractive moldings & pillars, shining hardwood floors, a fabulous gourmet eat-in kitchen, a spacious owner’s suite, and a finished lower level with rec room, wet bar, exercise room, bedroom & full bath (perfect for an in-law/au pair/guest suite).  Outdoor details include professional landscaping, back deck & fully fenced-in back yard.

Price and LOTS more photos of 300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180

Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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Church Street Holiday Stroll in Vienna

Vienna VA MuralOne of the awesome things about living in Vienna, VA is the hometown feel it has and you can experience that yourself on Monday, November 28th from 6-9PM at the Church Street Holiday Stroll. Church Street will be closed to traffic from Lawyers Road to Mill Street. You and your family can welcome the holidays with a stroll down Church Street. Here are a few highlights:

SANTA!

Santa will arrive by firetruck at 6:15PM and then greet children at the historic Freeman House & Museum.

TREE LIGHTING

Our Mayor Laurie DiRocco will light the holiday tree!

SHOPPING

Church Street has a WIDE variety of fun stores – not the usual “cookie cutter chains”. And the merchants will be staying open late on Monday! Get a jump on your holiday shopping. And find something really unique for those special people in your life!

MUSIC

Enjoy music from a variety of local music groups including Green Hedges School Jazz Band, Fairfax Jubil-Aires, Louise Archer Elementary Singers, Thoreau Chamber Choir, Vienna Community Band, and Wolftrap Elementary.

FOOD

There will be hot chocolate & marshmallow roasting stations. If you need to grab dinner first, there are LOTS of options: Church Street Pizza is one of our favorites with the family. And if you’re still thirsty, you can grab coffee at our awesome local coffee shop Caffe Amouri, a beer at the Vienna Inn or a cocktail at the bar at Bazin’s on Church!

HISTORY

Town of ViennaVienna has some really cool places to explore and learn about our local history. On Monday, you can see the Freeman Store and Museum, the Little Library, Caboose, Train Station, Knights of Columbus (formerly First Baptist Church), and Vienna Presbyterian’s Old Chapel.

FUN

The local merchants and residents are offering all sorts of fun activities. VPC for example is providing fresh popcorn, live music & a Christmas Carol sing-a-long, craft making and interactive skits!

Click here for more info about the Church Street Holiday Stroll!

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10 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe During The Holidays

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Have you figured out what you’re making (or what you’re bringing) for Thanksgiving dinner yet? I bet you have! But don’t forget to think about how to keep your home safe if you’re traveling during the holidays.

Here are 10 Tips To Keep Your Home Safe

(1) Be careful with your status updates on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Don’t be too specific. For example: “Can’t wait to see Grandma & Grandpa” might be better than “Leaving for Ohio in 2 hours. Back on Sunday.

(2) Take advantage of the “nosy neighbors” you have (assuming you trust them!). Ask them to keep an eye out while you are away. Make sure they know how to reach you in case of an emergency.

(3) If you still have a newspaper delivered instead of reading online, make sure you suspend delivery. (And ask a neighbor to keep your driveway clear of the various “throwaway publications” that appear.)

(4) Think twice about setting up an auto-responder or voice mail message that says you’re out of town – especially if you work from a home office. A better idea might be to just say you are not checking messages until a certain date (as if you’re taking a “Stay-Cation”.)

(5) Set up timers on certain lights in your house. Install motion detector lights outdoors.

One of my neighbors (who happens to know a bit about this topic since he is a Sheriff!) gave me some extra advice about this particular item. He said,  “My two cents on timers. If you use them, stagger the times they go on and off, create the illusion of movement in the house. Most people have them go on and off at the same time. Instead, have downstairs timers go on during normal dinner & TV time, and then go off. Then have upstairs timers go on like you’re going to bed. Works great and gives the bad guys doubts if you’re home or not.” GREAT ADVICE!

(6) Don’t forget to lock the interior garage door. Exterior doors are relatively easy to compromise. And lock ALL of your windows.

(7) Stop your mail. Or have a neighbor collect it daily.

(8) Don’t publish your physical address or personal information on your social media profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. It’s amazing how many people advertise their birthdate, home address and more – just because the site asked you to fill it in when you set up your account. It’s not just children who do this, but many adults who are new to the world of social media are guilty of this as well. Even if your site is “friend-protected”, you’d be surprised at what web-savvy folks can find out. Be discreet!

(9) If your home is in an area of the country where it’s cold (as in freezing), don’t turn your heat off. You don’t want your pipes to freeze!

(10) You can always employ the tactics of Kevin McAllister in “Home Alone”!

SELLERS: Make sure you read our blog post about whether or not it’s a good idea to sell during the holidays. In general, low inventory & low housing supply mean good things for you. But there are lots of things to consider.

BUYERS: Inventory is low and even as we approach the holidays, homes are selling quickly. If you would like to buy now & celebrate the New Year in your new home, make you use our state-of-the-art home search site. Listings are updated on our system faster than other sites so you won’t miss out on your Dream Home!

If you’’re thinking of buying or selling a home, Contact The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a more in-depth discussion & analysis – because it’s only the neighborhood YOU live in (or you WANT to live in) that matters. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation and get very detailed about “YOUR Market” so that you can make the decision that is best for YOU!

8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Nov 19

8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY, Nov 19th from 1PM to 3:30PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome home to this beautiful colonial in a fabulous Vienna location…perfect for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities! This property offers 4 bedrooms & 4.5 baths, shining hardwood floors, a striking 2-story entry foyer, an eat-in kitchen with granite & stainless steel appliances, a separate dining room, a main level private den/study, a spacious owner’s suite, and a finished lower level with rec room, 2 “bonus” rooms & full bath. Outdoor details include a wonderful covered front porch and spacious back deck.

Call Kevin Kleifges to schedule a showing – 703-242-3975

Price and LOTS more photos of 8300 1st Avenue Vienna VA 22182

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Sunday Nov 19

300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, November 19th from 2-4PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome home to this beautiful custom colonial, built by award-winning Sekas Homes, in a fabulous Vienna location…perfect for commuters, excellent schools & close to many amenities!  This home offers decorative finishes which create an added level of detail and architectural interest. Exceptional features include 3 finished levels with 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half baths, two-story entry, an angled wood staircase, attractive moldings & pillars, shining hardwood floors, a fabulous gourmet eat-in kitchen, a spacious owner’s suite, and a finished lower level with rec room, wet bar, exercise room, bedroom & full bath (perfect for an in-law/au pair/guest suite).  Outdoor details include professional landscaping, back deck & fully fenced-in back yard.

Price and LOTS more photos of 300 Kingsley Rd SW Vienna VA 22180

Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

Homes For Sale Madison HS

Homes Foir Sale Madison High School

Belt Team 50th Anniversary Kickoff & Client Party

The Belt Team 50th Anniversary KickoffIf you are a past Belt Team client and have not received your invitation to our Client Appreciation Party & 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event – please email us. It’s gonna be a LOT of FUN thanks to our awesome sponsors Mark Kilfeather (Washington First Mortgage) and J.P. Sorrell (Clear View Homes)!

We are SO grateful to have been able to serve so many AWESOME clients over the years. Thank YOU for inviting us in to help you make the RIGHT move!

 

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8749 Old Dominion Dr McLean VA 22102 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Nov 13

8749 Old Dominion Dr McLean VA 22102 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY November 13th 1-3:30PM. It’s spectacular! Here’s a sneak peek:

Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

More info, Price & LOTS of photos of 8749 Old Dominion Dr McLean VA 22102

Welcome to this stunning one-of-a-kind contemporary just minutes to Tysons Corner and DC! This home sits on over 3 acres and is a true oasis of tranquility yet close to all the amenities of McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, DC and more.  Exceptional features include a flowing floorplan, a 2-story entry foyer with amazing curved wood staircase, loads of natural light streaming in through the many floor-to-ceiling windows & skylights, 5 bedrooms, hardwood floors, three fireplaces (with a rough-in for a 4th), eat-in kitchen, updated baths, a large master retreat, a lower level exercise room & wine cellar, an abundance of storage space including a spacious cedar closet, a side-loading 3-car attached garage and a fabulous Ipe wood back deck.  Excellent schools (in the Langley High School pyramid!) and great for commuters…don’t miss an opportunity to make this your next home!

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Vienna Real Estate Stats – October 2016 Home Sales

Wondering what’s happening in the Vienna real estate market? Here are the stats!

  • 65 homes went under contract in Vienna in September. This is UP 20% (!) over October 2015.
  • 91 homes came on the market this October. That’s 18% less than October of 2015.
  • Homes sold 5 days slower in October this year versus last October- in an average of 70 days as compared to 65 days in October 2015.
  • 49% of the homes that sold in October, did so in under 30 days. (Homes that sold in October went under contract in August & September). That number slowed to 35% for homes that went under contract in October.
  • Average sold price this October was down 3% over last October and was $754,915. (Last October Vienna had an unusally high priced home (over $2.3 million) that skewed this statistic.
  • We currently have a 3.3 month supply of homes in Vienna – and 232 Vienna homes for sale (townhouse, condo and single family). This keeps us in a Balanced Market – neither a Buyer’s or a Seller’s market overall. However, in any given price range, the numbers make skew very differently – making some price ranges a Seller’s Market and some a Buyer’s Market. For example – we have a 7 month supply of homes in the Vienna market over $999K. And in the under $800,000 price range – we have a 2 month supply. This means that Buyers over $1 million are looking at a Buyer’s Market, and Buyers in the lower ranges are competing and facing a Seller’s Market.

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BUYERS & SELLERS

Make sure your agent is providing you with the data you need to make good decisions. Buying and selling often becomes about emotion. Buyers fall in love with homes or want to “get a deal” to feel good about buying. Sellers are invested in how much THEY love their home or have a number in mind based on what they “need” to get out of it.

The reality is that Buyers & Sellers who are successful in today’s market look at the data and act accordingly. The data above about the variances in different price ranges is a perfect example of why. Right here in Vienna we have two totally different markets. If you’re looking to buy, and you “make an offer” below list price – you might be VERY successful in the upper ranges because we have such an abundant supply of homes. Taking that same action in the lower price range will likely mean you don’t get the house of your dreams. Someone else will.

More than ever, it’s becoming a “A Tale of Two Markets”. If you are thinking of buying or selling now or in the Spring, be sure to read our CEO Terry Belt’s latest update on the shifting market!

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(Call Terry Belt or Kevin Kleifges at 703-242-3975 for our FREE Report “Questions To Ask Your Realtor BEFORE You Sell”. And find out how our listings sell FASTER and for tom hantontomMORE MONEY than the average agent’s listings.)


 For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team and has sold more homes in Vienna than another other Realtor or team since 1973.
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