1006 Hillcrest Dr SW Vienna VA 22180- Listed by The Belt Team – Open March 26

1006 Hillcrest Drive SW Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, March 12th 1-3:30 PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

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Gorgeous new build by Dominion Associates – 25 year top Vienna builder! Great lot & fabulous close-in Vienna location! Hardiplank,stone, front porch & back deck. Top quality design and finishes!!! 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, stunning cinnamon hardwoods & architectural moldings/details. Lower level with large rec room, wet bar, bedroom & theater room! Excellent schools, close to Vienna Metro & “downtown” Vienna!

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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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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It’s a Seller’s Market! Should I Downsize Now?

This article about downsizing (or “rightsizing” as we like to call it!) from “Keeping Current Matters” brings up some great points. Call us at (703) 242-3975 if you’d like someone to help lay out your options and walk through current market conditions with you. You might also check out our blog posts:

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A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market.

In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your current house and downsizing into a smaller home that better serves your current needs. Ramsey explains three potential financial advantages to downsizing:

  1. A smaller home means less space, but it also means less time, stress and money spent on upkeep.
  2. Let’s assume you save $500 a month on your mortgage payment. In 30 years, you could have an additional $1–1.6 million in the bank to get you through your golden years.
  3. Use the proceeds from selling your current home to pay cash for a smaller one. Just imagine what you could do with no mortgage holding you down! If you can’t pay cash, aim for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage and put at least 10–20% down on your new home. Apply the $500 you saved from downsizing to your new monthly payment. At 3% interest, you could pay off a $200,000 mortgage in less than 10.5 years, saving almost $16,000 in the process.

Realtor.com also addressed downsizing in an article. They suggest that you ask yourself some questions before deciding if downsizing is right for you and your family. Here are two of their questions followed by their answers (in italics) and some additional information that could help.

Q: What kind of lifestyle do I want after I downsize?

A: “For some folks, it’s a matter of living a simpler life focused on family. Some might want to cross off travel destinations on their bucket lists. Some might want a low-maintenance community with high-end upgrades and social events. Decide what you want to achieve from your move first, and you’ll be able to better narrow down your housing options.”

Comments: Many homeowners are taking the profits from the sales of their current homes and splitting it in order to put down payments on smaller homes in their current locations, as well as on vacation/retirement homes where they plan to live when they retire.

This allows them to lock in the home price and mortgage interest rate at today’s values which makes sense financially as both home prices and interest rates are projected to rise.

Q: Have I built up enough equity in my current home to make a profit?

A: “For most homeowners, the answer is yes. This is if they’ve held on to their properties long enough to have positive equity that will be sizable enough to put a large down payment on their next home.”

Comments: A study by Fannie Mae revealed that only 37% of Americans believe that they have significant equity (> 20%) in their current home. In actuality, CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 78.9% have greater than 20% equity. That equity could enable you to build the life you’ve always dreamt about.

Bottom Line

If you are debating downsizing your home and want to evaluate the options you currently have, let’s meet up to help guide you through the process.Call Terry Belt &The Belt Team at 703-242-3975. Don’t you deserve the BEST?!

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Coming Soon in Vienna VA 22182

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Wolftrappe Square in Vienna VA

Wolftrappe Square In Vienna VA

In Vienna, Virginia you can find all types of homes – everything from one bedroom condos to luxury homes on lots of acreage. And right in the Heart of Vienna, you’ll find Wolftrappe Square – an elegant community of townhome treasures. Wolftrappe Square is located on the corner of East Street and Maple Avenue. So that means you can walk to just about anything – have dinner at Anita’s or Sweet Ginger, get dessert at Crepe Amour, check out the piano bar at Maplewood Grill, ride the bus to work, take a class at the Vienna Community Center or catch a ballgame at Waters Field. It’s a charming community with flickering gas lamps, meandering pathways & a great in-town location.

Homes in Wolftrappe Square are sought after and don’t come available very often.

In the past ten years, only 17 homes in Wolftrappe Square have sold. And The Belt Team is proud to say that we sold 3 of them. Contact us if you would like us to assist you in buying or selling at Wolftrappe Square:

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If you’re wondering how Wolftrappe Square has fared in the real estate market over the past few years, here’s a market snapshot:

  • In 2016, 6 townhomes sold in Wolftrappe Square. One listed at $599,000 and sold for $575,000 and was on the market 8 days. One listed at $653,300 and sold for $650,000 and was on the market 8 days. One listed at $694,995 and sold for $675,000 and was on the market 13 days. One listed at $625,000 and sold for $640,000 and was on the market 18 days.One listed at $640,000 and sold for $640,000 and was on the market 6 days.One listed at $640,000 and sold for $631,000 and was on the market 13 days.
  • In 2015, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $624,900. It was on the market for 10 days and sold for $625,000.
  • In 2014, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $615,000. It was on the market for 30 days and sold for $600,000.
  • In 2013, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $599,900. It was on the market for 7 days and sold for $605,000.
  • In 2012, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $539,900. It was on the market for 28 days and sold for $500,000.
  • In 2011, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $525,000. It was on the market for 20 days and sold for $505,000 (less a $10,000 subsidy – so a net of $495,000).
  • In 2010, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $575,000. It was on the market 5 days and sold foer $555,500.
  • In 2009, only 1 townhome sold in Wolftrappe Square. It was listed at $545,000. It was on the market for 12 days and sold for $536,650 (less a $5,000 subsidy – so a net of $531,650).
  • In 2008, 2 townhomes sold in Wolftrappe Square. One was listed at $575,000 and sold for $565,000 (less a $10,300 subsidy – so a net of $554,700). The other was also listed at $575,000 and sold in 25 days for list price.
  • In 2007, 2 townhomes sold in Wolftrappe Square. One was listed at $569,000 and sold in 86 days for $559,000. The other was listed at $594,900 and sold in 6 days for $586,000.

The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than any other Realtor or team, 84% more than the next closest competitor over the past 10 years. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Vienna, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. Don’t YOU deserve the best Realtor in Vienna?!

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2112 Eluna Ct Vienna VA 22182 – Just Listed by The Belt Team – Open March 18

2112 Eluna Ct Vienna VA 22182 – a lovely townhouse in Courthouse Station – was JUST listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SATURDAY, March 18th 1-3 PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

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Welcome to this beautiful brick-front townhome in an unbeatable Vienna location!  This spacious 3BR/3.5BA home features a 2-story entry foyer, open floor plan, shining hardwoods on the main level, new carpet & paint, eat-in kitchen with new appliances, vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, new roof & furnace, back deck & patio..and more!  Minutes to Tysons Corner, the Mosaic District and a variety of commuting options!

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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9612 Pembroke Pl Vienna VA 22182 – Just Listed by The Belt Team – Open March 19

9612 Pembroke Pl Vienna VA 22182 was JUST listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, March 19th 1-4 PM. Here’s a sneak peek:

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Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 283-6418 to schedule a showing!

Welcome to this stunning, updated colonial situated on a gorgeous private lot just minutes to Tysons Corner and Vienna! This home sits on 2 acres and is a true oasis of tranquility yet close to all the amenities of Tysons, Vienna, Reston, Great Falls, DC and more.  Exceptional features include hardwood floors & decorative moldings throughout, loads of natural light, 6 bedrooms, 2 masonry fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen open to the family room, a spacious formal dining room, a delightful sun room, main floor library, and a large master suite.  The finished lower level provides an abundance of extra living/entertaining space as well as a bedroom and full bath.  The fabulous outdoor living spaces include a screened porch, back deck & patio and amazing pool!  Excellent schools (in the McLean High School district!) and great for commuters…don’t miss an opportunity to make this your next home!

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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Windover Heights in Vienna VA

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The broad subdivision of Windover Heights is located in the Northwest quadrant of town and is one of the most unique areas of Vienna, VA. Here you will find single family homes that date all the way back to the late 1800’s – right near homes built just this year. The size of the homes range from bungalow style cottages to elegant, stately homes. And prices range from the $500’s to well over a million dollars. What most of the homes have in common is their charm. Vintage heritage and 21st century convenience – all rolled up into one!

Windover Heights Historic District (also known as “The Hill”) was carved out from the broader subdivision and was named a historic district by the Town of Vienna in 1979. Some of the homes in this area come with amazing histories! And many of the residents are passionate about sharing those stories. One of the events Windover Heights is known for is “The Walk On The Hill” – sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc. (Read more about “The Walk On The Hill“).

Driving or strolling through Windover Heights is like going back in a time machine. You can picture what life was like back in the 19th century. And yet, at the same time, you’re oh so close to all the amenities that the Town of Vienna has to offer. The neighborhood is close to restaurants, stores, the post office & more.

The Washington Post wrote an article a few years ago that will give you a great flavor of what the Windover Heights neighborhood is like.

If you’re interested in living in Windover Heights, contact The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. We have sold quite a few homes in this neighborhood over the years, more than most Realtors. It’s rare for the more historic homes to come available, but we can network on your behalf. There are often more opportunities for new(er) homes and we can assist with that as well.

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 If you already live in Windover Heights, you may be wondering How Much Is My Windover Heights Home Worth?)

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The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than any other Realtor or team, 84% more than the next closest competitor over the past 10 years. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Vienna, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. Don’t you deserve the best Realtor in Vienna?!

How has Windover Heights fared in the real estate market over the recent years?

2016 Sales In Windover Heights:

  • 315 Lewis St NW – $1,375,000 – sold in 174 days
  • 208 Glen Ave SW – $880,000 – sold in 204 days
  • 343 Orchard St NW – $1,399,000 – sold in 167 days
  • 468 West St NW – $590,000 – sold in 5 days
  • 212 West St NW – $1,158,000 – 102 days
  • 130 Wade Hampton Dr NW – $1,195,000 – 33 days
  • 327 Lewis St NW – $699,900 – sold in 14 days
  • 307 Johnson St NW – $1,550,000 – sold in 107 days

2015 Sales In Windover Heights:

  • 360 Windover Ave NW – $1,740,000 – sold in 56 days
  • 522 Lewis St NW – $985,000 – sold in 45 days
  • 261 Lawyers Rd NW – $580,000 – sold in 20 days
  • 331 West St NW – $1,399,000 – sold in 99 days
  • 402 Windover Ct NW – $687,500 – sold in 5 days
  • 258 Glen Ave SW – $1,417,950 – sold in 108 days
  • 309 Albrecht Circle SW – $1,549,000
  • 324 West St NW – $1,150,000 – sold in 62 days
  • 207 Glen Ave – $870,000 – sold in 11 days
  • 202 Lewis St NW – $560,000 – sold in 0 days
  • 127 Lewis St NW – $1,336,000 – sold in 723 days

2014 Sales In Windover Heights:

  • 507 Lewis St NW – $450,515 – sold in 0 days
  • 447 Knoll St NW – $454,065 – sold in 0 days
  • 343 Orchard St NW – $535,000 – sold in 0 days
  • 320 Nutley St SW – $900,000 – sold in 5 days
  • 440 Windover Ave NW – $725,000 – sold in 2 days
  • 307 Nutley St SW – $926,000 – sold in 56 days
  • 207 Lewis St NW – $595,000 – sold in 1 day
  • 202 Glen Ave – $697,000 – sold in 3 days
  • 220 Glen Ave – $980,000 – sold in 10 days
  • 346 Nutley St NW – $1,200,000 – sold in 115 days

2013 Sales In Windover Heights:

  • 131 Lewis St NW – $1,275,000 – sold in 364 days
  • 217 Pleasant St NW – $1,400,000 – sold in 63 days
  • 314 Albrecht Circle – $575,000 – sold in 8 days
  • 102 Windover Ave NW – $830,000 – sold in 33 days
  • 405 Windover Ct NW – $610,500 – sold in 3 days
  • 416 Knoll St NW – $1,125,000 – sold in 51 days
  • 434 Lewis St NW – $$1,459,730 – sold in 63 days
  • 556 Orchard St NW – $474,000 – sold in 137 days
  • 436 Lewis St NW – $1,514,957 – sold in 92 days
  • 327 Lewis St NW – $674,000 – sold in 5 days
  • 252 Glen Ave NW – $1,265,000 – sold in 171 days
  • 503 Windover Ave NW – $1,155,000 – sold in 108 days

2012 Sales In Windover Heights

  • 522 Lewis St NW – $914,000 – sold in 45 days
  • 350 Windover Ave NW – $685,000 – sold in 29 days
  • 220 Lawyers Rd NW – $850,000 – sold in 96 days
  • 346 Windover Ave NW – $1,085,000 – sold in 28 days
  • 424 Knoll St NW – $850,000 – sold in 82 days
  • 500 Malcolm Rd NW – $515,000 – sold in 25 days
  • 441 Orchard St NW – $1,409,000 – sold in 78 days

2011 Sales in Windover Heights

  • 436 Windover Ave NW – $1,237,500 – sold in 0 days
  • 252 Glen Ave NW – $517,000 – sold in 12 days
  • 567 Malcom Rd NW – $985,000 – sold in 34 days
  • 311 Windover Ave NW – $1,270,000 – sold in 150 days

Here’s a list of some of the homes The Belt Team has sold in Windover Heights. If you’d like to add your name to the list of Windover Heights buyers & sellers – call The Belt Team at 703-242-3975:

  • 225 Windover Avenue
  • 227 Windover Avenue
  • 261 Windover Avenue
  • 316 Windover Avenue
  • 440 Windover Avenue
  • 220 Walnut Lane
  • 342 Orchard Street
  • 343 Orchard Street
  • 127 Lewis Street
  • 318 Lewis Street
  • 340 West Street
  • 303 Knoll Street
  • 403 Windover Court
  • 407 Windover Court

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

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Here’s another great article from Keeping Current Matters. If you’d like to discuss strategy for selling YOUR home, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975.

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In reality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for their house (see chart below).

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Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.

Realtor.com gives this advice:

“Aim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Today’s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense they’re getting a deal, they’re likely to bid up a property that’s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.”

2. Use a Real Estate Professional

This, too, may seem counterintuitive, as the seller likely believes that he or she will net more money if they don’t have to pay a real estate commission. With that being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.

Research posted by the National Association of Realtors revealed that:

“The median selling price for all FSBO homes was $185,000 last year. When the buyer knew the seller in FSBO sales, the number sinks to the median selling price of $163,800. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $245,000 – nearly $60,000 more for the typical home sale.”

Bottom Line

Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional. This will guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Vienna Woods in Vienna VA

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With more than 1,400 homes, Vienna Woods is one of the largest & most mature neighborhoods in Vienna, VA. Vienna Woods is spread throughout Southwest Vienna where most of the original homes in the neighborhood were built in the 50’s and 60’s . Since then, the scarcity of land and the popularity of the location have meant that many of those homes have been torn down and new custom homes built. This started happening slowly in the 80’s and continues today. You’ll see all kinds of homes in Vienna Woods – from tiny little ramblers to charming Craftsman style houses & standard colonials.

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The neighborhood includes multiple parks, as well as several private clubs, and options for recreation abound. You’ll find Meadow Lane Park in one corner and Southside Park at the opposite end. Cunningham Park rounds out the three parks. The parks provide playgrounds, tot lots, sports fields, basketball, volleyball, picnic areas and even tennis courts. Two private clubs are also in Vienna Woods – Vienna Aquatic Club (known as VAC) and Vienna Woods Swim & Tennis Club. Both clubs are very popular, but they have their own distinct personalities. VAC is a little more intimate in size, and not quite as active as Vienna Woods. Vienna Woods is larger, and in addition to the pool activities that VAC has, there are also tennis courts. Vienna Woods usually has a LONG waiting list to join, but rental memberships are sometimes available for new residents.

Convenience is a definite benefit of living in Vienna Woods. Many residents walk to the Vienna Metro and find easy commuting access to locations in Washington DC and all over Northern VA. And since Vienna Woods is in the heart of the Town of Vienna, you have access to every amenity, including top notch restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment and more.

Vienna Woods is in the Madison High School pyramid and younger students attend Marshall Road Elementary and Thoreau Middle School.

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To give you an idea of home prices in Vienna Woods, here’s what’s happened in 2016:

  • 70 homes sold
  • Prices ranged from $525,000 to $1,478,000.
  • The average price was $800,237
  • Average days on market was 70 days. (Note: average days for lower priced homes was much less.)

Here’s a summary for 2015:

  • 68 homes sold
  • Prices ranged from $500,000 to $1,542,333.
  • The average price was $819,048.
  • Average days on market was 78 days. (Note: average days for lower priced homes was much less.)

Here’s a summary for 2014:

  • 74 homes sold
  • Prices ranged from $500,000 to $1,542,333.
  • The average price was $900,541.
  • Average days on market was 76 days. (Note: average days for lower priced homes was much less.)

Here’s a summary for 2013:

  • 71 homes sold
  • Prices ranged from $425,000 to $1,411,515.
  • The average price was $886,836.
  • Average days on market was 88 days. (Note: average days for lower priced homes was much less.)

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The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than any other Realtor or team, 84% more than the next closest competitor over the past 10 years. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Vienna, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. Don’t you deserve the best Realtor in Vienna?!

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