1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182 – New Construction Just Listed by The Belt Team!

Fabulous new home to be built at 1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182.

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Brand New Home in Vienna – First Time Open!

This new home is just completed & ready to go in the historic Windover Heights area of Vienna. Built by one of Vienna’s best and longtime builders – it features top notch quality & finishes, plus a great floorplan with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths (including a main level office/bedroom) and a finished lower level. List Price: $1,350,000

OPEN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7th 1-4PM

127 Lewis Street NW in Vienna

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Townhouse on Lake Anne in Reston – Open Sunday!

Dreaming of the “Lake Anne Lifestyle”?

Stop by our open house on Sunday, August 11th from 1-4PM where you’ll find our newest townhome listing with a simply spectacular waterside setting alongside the edge of Lake Anne!

Lake views from all 3 levels!

$625,000

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Private fenced front garden, rear stone patio. Fantastic recent updates including maple hardwood floors, kitchen w/custom cabinetry, granite, & stainless steel appliances, 3 renovated baths, new roof, windows/doors, custom walk in closet, whole house entertainment system. Just steps to dock/plaza and 1 mile to new metro stop!

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Directions: DullesToll Rd-exit Reston Pky N, R on Baron Cameron, R on Village Rd in to Lake Anne Village Center, L on North Shore, R on Chimney House OR Dulles Toll Rd. West To R-Wiehle Ave, L-2nd North Shore Dr, L-Chimney House To 1680 On Right

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New Homes In Vienna Open This Weekend

Imagine living in a new home in the “Heart of Vienna” – close to absolutely EVERYTHING. This doesn’t have to just be a dream, it can be your reality! Please stop by our new construction open houses this weekend.

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118 Hickory Circle, S.W. in Vienna – $1,200,000

Open Saturday and Sunday (May 11 & 12) from 1PM to 4PM

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Directions: From Tysons: S on Rt. 123 , Chain Bridge, which becomes Maple Avenue in Vienna. Continue past Westwood CC to Center St. Left on Center, by the library, Right Locust St. ,Right Cottage St., Right Hickory Circle to 118!

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204 Cottage Street, S.W. in Vienna (same builder that is building at 207 Lewis Street, N.W. in Vienna – $1,350,000)

Open Sunday (May 12) from 2PM to 4PM

New Home by Dominion Associates in Vienna

Directions: I-66/Vienna Metro: exit to Nutley Street; R on Tapawingo; L on Cottage to #204. Or from Tysons: S Rt 123, becomes Maple Avenue, L on Center Street (by library) R on Locust Street, Left on Cottage St to #204

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What Does $1,200,000 Buy You In Vienna? Come To Our April 14th Open Houses & Find Out!

What does $1,200,000 buy you in Vienna, Virginia? A fabulous new home in the Heart of Town. That’s what!

We have not just one, but two fabulous new homes open this Sunday, April 14th 2-4PM. Stop in to see both. They’re just steps from one another and just steps to shopping, dining & all the amenities of the Town of Vienna! (Read more about Life in Vienna.)

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FIRST TIME OPEN – 118 HICKORY CIRCLE S.W. – SUNDAY, APRIL 14 2-4pm

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This new home will be ready soon and is located on a cul-de-sac in the heart of Vienna! Features include red oak hardwoods, 2 fireplaces, a 2-car garage, 9′ ceilings, a front porch, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, a large island with gas cooktop, double wall ovens and an extra large chef’s sink, tray ceiling master suite with huge walk-in closet, oversized ceramic tile shower plus separate soaking tub, upstairs laundry & a finished basement. Listed at $1,200,000

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South (Maple Ave) into Vienna, continue past Westwood Country Club to Center, Left on Center St (by the library), Right Locust St, Right Hickory Circle to #118.

204 COTTAGE STREET, S.W. – OPEN SUNDAY, APRIL 14 2-4pm

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New design & excellent quality construction from one of Vienna’s oldest and best builders, in the heart of downtown Vienna. Delightful elevation includes Hardiplank, stone, and charming porch feature. First floor guest bedroom/den with full bath. Coffered ceiling master suite. . Family room with wall of windows & boxed beam ceiling & gas fireplace. Finished lower level includes 6th bedroom, 5th full bath, rec room & theatre room. Upgraded finishes and quality throughout. Awesome location-awesome schools! Listed at $1,200,000.

Directions: From Vienna Metro/I-66: Exit Nutley St toward Vienna, Right Tapawingo, Left Cottage to #204. OR From Tysons: Route 123 South (Maple Ave) into Vienna, continue past Westwood Country Club to Center, Left on Center St (by the library), Right Locust, Left Cottage to #204 on right.

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New Home in Vienna – Open Sunday, April 7th

How many times have you driven by & wondered what this new home in Vienna looked like on the inside? Well, wonder no more. Come visit our open house on Sunday April 7th from 2-4PM! You might walk in & want to never leave!

$1,200,000 – 204 Cottage Street SW in Vienna – OPEN SUNDAY 2PM – 4PM

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Directions: From Vienna Metro:  I-66 to Nutley Street; Right on Tapawingo; Left on Cottage. Or from Tysons: Maple Avenue to Left on Center Street S, Right on Locust Street, Left on Cottage St to #204.

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New Home on Cottage Street in Vienna Now Includes Finished Basement!

If you’re looking for a new home in close-in Vienna with a finished basement – we’ve got the perfect home for you. Come visit our open house on Sunday & check it out!

Enjoy a new design and excellent quality construction from one of Vienna’s oldest and finest builders, in the heart of “Downtown Vienna”. This delightful elevation includes Hardiplank, stone, and a charming porch feature. First floor guest bedroom/den with full bath. Six bedrooms & five full baths total. 9′ ceilings on all 3 levels. Designer kitchen opens to a fabulous expansive great room with gas fireplace & wall of windows. Coffered ceiling master bedroom with extra large walk-in closet & luxurious master bath. Basement will be finished to include 6th bedroom, 5th full bath & rec room. Madison HS Pyramid.

$1,200,000 – 204 Cottage Street SW in Vienna – OPEN SUNDAY 2PM – 4PM

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Directions: From Vienna Metro:  I-66 to Nutley Street; Right on Tapawingo; Left on Cottage. Or from Tysons: Maple Avenue to Left on Center Street S, Right on Locust Street, Left on Cottage St to #204.

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6 Secrets To Surviving A Home Renovation

I recently wrote a post called “Love It Or List It” and gave you a peek at the home renovation we did last year. I am thrilled with how it came out. But it wasn’t always a walk in the park. So today I’m going to share my “6 Secrets To Surviving A Home Renovation”.

First –  let me give you an idea of the work we had done. We had our house built in 1986. We had been married 2 years at the time and we were SO excited to move from our condo to our new single family home. We spent hours talking about all the details. (Well “we” didn’t, but “I” did. LOL!) The carpet color, the tile selections, the window treatments & the wallpaper. Yes, the wallpaper.

25 years later, after raising two children, it was time to make a few changes. We finally decided we just couldn’t stand the grey carpet and rose wallpaper for even one more day. So – here’s what we did:

  • Installed hardwood floors throughout the entire main level (except laundry room)
  • Installed hardwood on stairs to upper level and in the upstairs hall
  • Upgraded from vinyl flooring to tile flooring in the laundry room
  • Slightly re-designed the kitchen layout to add a breakfast bar and 2nd oven
  • Upgraded from laminate counters to granite countertops
  • New kitchen cabinets
  • New kitchen sink & faucet
  • New stainless steel appliances
  • New recessed & pendant lighting in kitchen
  • New lighting in foyer, hall, family room & powder room
  • New cabinet, sink, faucet & granite countertop in powder room
  • Fresh paint throughout the entire main & upper levels
  • New carpet throughout the upstairs & stair runner on stairs

Vienna Great Room Before and After Renovation by Dominion Associates Inc

Vienna Kitchen Before and After Renovation by Dominion Associates Inc

Vienna Dining Room Before and After Renovation by Dominion Associates Inc

SO – here are my 6 Secrets To Surviving A Home Renovation

1. Hire a contractor who does what he says he’s going to do.

They all talk a good game. But they all don’t do what they say they’re going to do. Last year, I had a client call to ask for a contractor recommendation. Unfortunately, she called AFTER she was 8 months into what should have been an 8 week renovation. She was tens of thousands over budget and not happy. This could have been prevented if she had done her home work. Don’t just interview the contractor. Interview past clients. And not just the ones he gives you to talk to. Ask them who else they know who has had work done by this contractor. And then ask those people too. And don’t just talk to them. GO VISIT THEM! You might be surprised at what people will tell you. Even the ones the contractor “thinks” are giving him glowing reviews.

In our case, we hired a builder (Dominion Associates inc) that we have represented for more than 20 years. He builds million dollar homes that we list and sell. And so I already knew that he does what he says he’s going to do.

2. Ask for a “worst case timeframe”.

The temptation is to just ask “how long will it take?”. But what I found is that there will come a time where you just want it to be done and each day after that can be excruciating. So instead, ask “How long would you guesstimate and what’s the worst case scenario?” Then, prepare yourself as if the worst case is the best case. In my situation, the builder said 6 weeks was worst case. I prepared for that. And it was done faster. That meant happy builder (because I wasn’t “pushing” him) and happy client (because he exceeded my expectations).

3. Keep your sense of humor

Things are bound to go wrong. It’s just part of the process. But if you keep your sense of humor and can laugh about it, it makes the process a whole lot easier. What went wrong during our renovation? Not much. It took 3 tries to get a refrigerator delivered without damage. Oh – and one day our dog got painted.

Renovation Problems - The Dog Got Painted

4. Move out

I work out of a home office most of the time. And we have a finished basement. So I was insistent that we could stay in the house during the renovation. We also have a dog. So it wasn’t easy to find a place to move to for 6 weeks. But if I had to do it all over again, I would at least have moved out for a few weeks. (Perhaps then Cody would not have gotten painted!) The worst times to be there were during the sanding of the hardwood floors and the painting. I have asthma and it was triggered badly by both of these events.

5. Go with your gut

When you’re doing a renovation project like this, it’s easy to get caught up in both the big & little choices you have to make. After all, this is probably something you’ve been dreaming about for quite some time and you want to make sure it comes out exactly right. I spent hours and hours and hours looking online, stopping in to look at granite samples & more. What color granite? What about the backsplash? Would that faucet work? What about the hardware on the cabinets? Horizontal or Vertical? Black or Silver? And the list goes on.

But what I found is that even though I spent hours (and days) agonizing over each decision (and I am normally a quick decision maker), the final selections were almost always what I had started out with. It’s kind of like when you buy your wedding dress. Oftentimes, you buy the very first one you try on. But you keep trying more dresses “just in case”, only to end up with your original selection. If I had trusted my gut, I would have saved a LOT of time! (And I should have known better, because I was one of those brides who bought the first dress she tried on!)

6. Pare down, purge, and prepare for dust.

No matter how good your contractors are at cleaning up after themselves and no matter how well they prepare the site to contain the dust (and our contractors were meticulous!), it will invade every surface and every crevice. Every singe item you pack away will need to be washed or cleaned when you unpack it post-renovation.

We carefully packed all our belongings and moved them to either the basement or the garage. Everything was covered, sealed & protected as well as it could be. After 25 years, we had a lot of “stuff”. So we purged as we went. But looking back, we could have pared down even more. There comes a point when you are packing where you find yourself just packing everything, because it seems like you will never finish the task. When you hit this point, I encourage you to KEEP PURGING! If you don’t, you’ll find yourself unpacking after the renovation and taking things out of boxes that don’t have a home any more. Because once your renovation is done, and your home looks spotless & beautiful, you are even more incented to keep it looking that way. So instead of taking the time to wrap things, box them up, carry them to storage, carry them back from storage and unpack them; only to wonder why you kept them in the first place, do it right the first time and PURGE, PURGE, PURGE! And remind yourself that every single item will have to be washed, cleaned or dusted. That includes clothing (even though our closets were sealed), furniture (even though it was in the garage) and every boxed up item like plates, glassware, photos, cd’s, books, etc (even though they were in the basement).

There are a lot more things to consider when renovating, especially if you’re debating renovating versus selling, so please give The Belt Team a call at (703) 242-3975 (or email us). We’re happy to share our expertise about resale value, contractor recommendations, etc!

Open House In Vienna, Sunday March 3rd 2-4PM

REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD FROM 2-PM

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204 Cottage Street SW in Vienna VA – Open Sunday, March 3rd 2-4PM.

Directions:From Vienna Metro:  I-66 to Nutley Street; Right on Tapawingo; Left on Cottage. Or from Tysons: Maple Avenue to Left on Center Street S, Right on Locust Street, Left on Cottage St to #204.

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The Belt Team has a proven track record of selling more Vienna homes than any other Realtor or team. Many of our team members have lived here for years. Terry Belt & Christy Belt Grossman grew up in Vienna, have lived here since 1972 and are now raising their families in Vienna. Kevin Klefiges has also lived in Vienna since he was a child. Jerry & Gail Belt live in Reston now, but also lived in Vienna for more than 30 years. We know the schools, the parks, the commuter short cuts, the history and all the things that make Vienna a most special place to live. Not only do we sell homes in Vienna, but with genuine enthusiasm & experience, we sell the entire community.

Check out these statistics:

In 2012, The Belt Team sold 46 homes in Vienna. That’s MORE THAN THREE TIMES AS MANY as the next top Realtor or team! There are almost 10,000 Realtors in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. Only 5 of them sold at least one home in Vienna per month. (And the “Average Realtor” sold less than 1 home in Vienna last year.)

  • Vienna Homes Sold – The Belt Team: 46 homes
  • Vienna Homes Sold – Next Top Agent/Team: 15 homes
  • Vienna Homes Sold – Next Top Agent/Team: 15 homes
  • Vienna Homes Sold – Next Top Agent/Team: 14 homes
  • Vienna Homes Sold – Next Top Agent/Team: 12 homes
  • Vienna Homes Sold – “Average Agent”: less than 1

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