Belmont Station 9440 Lanae Lane, Manassas Park, VA 20111 Open House! By-12:45Team

Belmont Station-9440 Lanae Lane, Manassas Park, VA 20111  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 10/28, Sunday, 2-4, Belmont Station, 3bed/2F/2H bath, Townhouse, $315,000

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9440 Lanae Lane, Manassas Park, VA 20111

*OPEN HOUSE: Sun. 10/28 2-4 pm* Spacious end-unit, updated throughout, & gorgeous! Boasts bamboo floors, quartz counters, ceramic tile, updated light fixtures, crown molding, corner gas fireplace, & beautiful design throughout. Master suite offers vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, double vanity, shower & soaking tub. New roof & private fenced back yard w/stone patio. Nicest home in Belmont Station!


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Seller Says…

We love the city of Manassas Park.  We love that you can walk to the Signal Hill Park and Waterpark (the park that launches Fourth of July). We really enjoy Old Town and going to the gazebo for live music in the summer. It’s a great place to have a night out for dinner or see a play. Old Town is just a few minutes away and there is no city traffic to deal with.  We also enjoy the short drive to the movie theatre to catch a new release and being close to the VRE for a no stress ride into DC. Shopping is awesome with several strip malls, chain restaurants, fast food drive throughs, grocery stores and gas only 5 minutes away. 

For a night with friends we love that Bar Louie is just around the corner to meet for dinner or drinks after work or a date night. We get our pizza delivered from Joe’s and love it. Krispy Kreme is a wonderful Saturday morning treat and for commuters on 28, Dunkin is a short drive either North or South. In Old Town you can’t go wrong; all the restaurants are great and many have live entertainment throughout the year.

Our neighborhood is also wonderful.  We really enjoy the overall quiet. There are parks for the kids to play in and a nice open space behind the house. Plenty of areas to walk dogs with dog stations all nearby. From late April well into November we enjoy being in the backyard around the fire in the evenings. We even have our friends over to watch fireworks right from the backyard! This is a great mixed community where you can walk up the street and your neighbors all say hi.

Our home has been so great for us.  After looking at so many townhouses that needed major updates, modern fresh paint, a backyard etc. when we saw this one with all the updates and it was a no brainer to buy it. Mature landscaping and the larger end unit yard with a beautifully designed stone patio and flower/herb box also hooked us on putting this house at the top of our list. Once we bought it we put up a fence, added furnishings and the gas fire table and have thoroughly enjoyed our backyard haven. 

Buyers will love the large entryway with the stone bench. It’s so inviting and well landscaped. We love the layout of the main floor. The kitchen is modern, updated and open. Sitting at the kitchen table and looking out to the backyard is awesome. The house colors are modern and warm creating an overall environment of feeling homey and relaxed.  There have also been many updates to the home. Interior paint, ceramic tile in kitchen, new carpeting, new kitchen cabinets and quartz countertops. Bamboo entry flooring and ceramic tile flooring in the basement were also added. All new lighting, new smoke detectors, cleaning of ductwork and coils, and sump pump have been done. We updated the landscaping and just last year added a new roof and had the HVAC cleaned and tuned up. Carpets have also been professionally cleaned yearly and are steam cleaned regularly.


9440 Lanae Lane, Manassas Park, VA 20111

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12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Open House! By-12:45Team

12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 540-585-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 10/27, Saturday, 1-3, 3bed/3bath, Single Family Home, $292,000

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12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Ranch style home with welcoming wood floors & open plan. Main level is wheelchair accessible! Unique Kitchen w/vaulted wood ceiling & open to loft above. 2nd floor offers a bonus 2nd Master Suite! Recent big ticket updates: hvac, windows, roof, interior & exterior paint, refinished hardwoods. Peaceful setting w/great yard on over an acre, backs to trees, & sits back off the road. Amazing location!


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Seller Says…
Fredericksburg is great because you have the old town flair downtown, the suburbs all around and are 1 hour from DC or Richmond for fine dining or events.  It also has the river which we loved going to visit. One of our favorite places to go include Goolricks Drug downtown. It may seem strange but a friend and I went there every Friday for years for coffee and to talk and color.   We also love going to Harry’s which is in Harrison Crossings. It is a full restaurant and beer tap house.
Our neighborhood is great because it is a bit of the country but moments away from everything you need.   We chose our home because we loved the distance off the road and the trees in the back. The vaulted ceilings in the kitchen were a selling feature.  We also liked the warmth of the hardwood and wood trim. When we were hunting for a home we chose this one impart because of the first floor; everything is on the first floor with the bonus of a second master upstairs. With one of us in a wheelchair, it was very workable for us.
 In the last 5 years we have replaced or refinished all the downstairs floors, remodeled the kitchen, and the hall bath. We also put on a new roof, added an extension to the front porch, had the whole inside painted and had the outside painted, too.   We loved the house and did not intend to move.  Our loss is your gain.


12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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Halstead At The Metro 2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031 Open House! By-12:45Team

2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 10/27, Saturday, 11-1  Halstead At The Metro, 1bed/ 1bath, Condo, 304,999, MLS #FX10333846

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2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031

Great developing area, you can walk to Metro, grocery, shopping, & dining! Halstead at the Metro boasts nice amenities: fitness, sport court, pool, & more! 1st floor unit w/ 1 BR, 1 BA, & new wood floors. Living space has an open layout & balcony view of pool. Granite counters, gas stove, breakfast bar, & s/s appliances. Convenience of washer/dryer in the unit! Plus, easy access to 50/29/66/495!



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2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031



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Prep Or Pay The Price: What You Do Before You Paint Matters More Than The Paint Itself

So you're sitting there on a Saturday morning, watching HGTV and drinking your coffee, when it hits. It's the urge to paint a room, and it's not going away. Next thing you know, you're dipping that brush right into the paint can and slopping that blue hue up on the wall.

It'll all be fine, right?


It's a scenario we'll admit to knowing all too well - one in which eagerness and adrenaline push patience and logic aside, and not always with the greatest results. But, the reality we must all face eventually is that the right preparation makes all the difference when it comes to painting. For the best job that looks like it was done professionally, these are the steps to take.

Do a little research


A paint color chosen on a whim can end up being wonderful... but, most of the time, it ends up being a mistake. Yes, buying a couple of samples to put up on the wall and watching them for at least a few days so you can really get a feel for which one works best in your space, with your stuff, and at different times of the day and night, takes time. But it'll all be worth it when you find the right color, instead of having to repaint because your whim choice ended up looking off.

Buy the right supplies

A successful paint job is one in which you not only achieve a great result, but you do so without running back to Lowe's 12 times because you forgot something (or you go without and make a big mess). According to Sherwin-Williams, "Important items for your supply list include:
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Stir sticks
  • Paint rollers
  • Roller covers
  • Small paint brushes, for cutting in or touch-ups
  • Paint trays, and if needed a sturdy holder for your paint tray
  • Painters tape
  • Rags
  • Drop cloths"

Buy the good stuff

Painting is one of the least expensive, and most effective, ways to make over a space. But that doesn't mean you should buy the cheapest products you can find. Bargain basement paint likely won't give you the coverage you want, and cheap brushes can leave brush marks, streaks, and even bristles on the finish. The Spruce has a good guide to the best interior paints. Brands of brushes and rollers can vary depending on the store, so be sure to ask the paint specialist which options they would choose for their own walls.

Tape, tape, tape


It's tedious and time-consuming and a pain in the butt. And we're speaking from personal experience. But paint all over your moldings or baseboards is not a good look. And, sadly, we're also speaking from personal experience here, too.

Cover your stuff


Even if you have the gentlest, most even, most professional stroke in the world, splatters happen. So do drips and spills. Don't take the chance of ruining something special because you didn't remember to get a drop cloth.

Take a good look at your walls

Dings, cracks, or other imperfections in the walls will not be covered by paint. They may even look worse once you're done. Use Home Depot's recommendations to get them looking good before you start layering on the color.
  • Carefully inspect walls for cracks, holes, dents or other surface imperfections before priming or painting.
  • Use a lightweight spackling compound and putty knife to fill and repair any holes or imperfections, then remove any excess spackling with the putty knife and allow the area to dry completely.
  • Once dry, use a small piece of very fine 220-grit sandpaper or a sanding sponge to smooth the repaired areas flush with the surface.
  • Wipe the walls clean with a damp towel or sponge and allow them to dry before priming or painting.
  • Use a floor duster to wipe the walls clean of dust to ensure paint applies evenly.


Written by Jaymi Naciri

8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187 Just Listed! By-12:45Team

8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187 - Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Just Listed!  You have to see this home in person.   3bed/ 3bath, Single Family Home, $410,000MLS #FQ10371607


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8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187

Fantastic opportunity to own a well cared for home! 1 acre of land on the outskirts of charming Warrenton and boasts a nice screened-in deck to enjoy the view. Highlights inside include wood floors, tons of closets & storage, large Kitchen with open layout into the Living Room that features a corner gas fireplace. Spacious finished walkout basement offers extra bedroom & huge rec room/family room!



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8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187

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Halstead At The Metro 2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031 For Sale! By-12:45Team

2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Don't miss this home!  Come see this beautiful home in person Halstead At The Metro, 1bed/ 1bath, Condo, 310,000, MLS #FX10333846


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2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031

Great developing area, you can walk to Metro, grocery, shopping, & dining! Halstead at the Metro boasts nice amenities: fitness, sport court, pool, & more! 1st floor unit w/ 1 BR, 1 BA, & new wood floors. Living space has an open layout & balcony view of pool. Granite counters, gas stove, breakfast bar, & s/s appliances. Convenience of washer/dryer in the unit! Plus, easy access to 50/29/66/495!



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2655 Prosperity Ave #102 Fairfax, VA 22031

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12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 For Sale! By-12:45Team

12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 540-585-1245

Don't miss this home!  Come see this beautiful home in person.  3bed/3bath, Single Family Home, $292,000

Special incentives for buyer - call/text 540-585-1245 or email Shawn@1245team.com to check on buyer incentives and schedule your private showing!


12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Ranch style home with welcoming wood floors & open plan. Main level is wheelchair accessible! Unique Kitchen w/vaulted wood ceiling & open to loft above. 2nd floor offers a bonus 2nd Master Suite! Recent big ticket updates: hvac, windows, roof, interior & exterior paint, refinished hardwoods. Peaceful setting w/great yard on over an acre, backs to trees, & sits back off the road. Amazing location!


Buy this home with us and we will sell yours for free!  Contact Natejohnson@1245team.com for more details.











Seller Says…
Fredericksburg is great because you have the old town flair downtown, the suburbs all around and are 1 hour from DC or Richmond for fine dining or events.  It also has the river which we loved going to visit. One of our favorite places to go include Goolricks Drug downtown. It may seem strange but a friend and I went there every Friday for years for coffee and to talk and color.   We also love going to Harry’s which is in Harrison Crossings. It is a full restaurant and beer tap house.
Our neighborhood is great because it is a bit of the country but moments away from everything you need.   We chose our home because we loved the distance off the road and the trees in the back. The vaulted ceilings in the kitchen were a selling feature.  We also liked the warmth of the hardwood and wood trim. When we were hunting for a home we chose this one impart because of the first floor; everything is on the first floor with the bonus of a second master upstairs. With one of us in a wheelchair, it was very workable for us.
 In the last 5 years we have replaced or refinished all the downstairs floors, remodeled the kitchen, and the hall bath. We also put on a new roof, added an extension to the front porch, had the whole inside painted and had the outside painted, too.   We loved the house and did not intend to move.  Our loss is your gain.


12516 Five Mile Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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Whispering Hills 34 Amanda Dr, Smithsburg, MD 21783 For Sale! By-12:45Team

Whispering Hills- 34 Amanda Dr, Smithsburg, MD 21783  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 240-356-1245

Don't miss this home!  Come see this beautiful home in personWhispering Hills, 4bed/3bath, Single Family Home, $260,000

Special incentives for buyer - call/text 240-356-1245 or email NateJohnson@1245team.com to check on buyer incentives and schedule your private showing!


34 Amanda Dr, Smithsburg, MD 21783

Beams w/pride of ownership & is ready for new owners! Open layout on main level is great for entertaining & vaulted ceilings give spacious feeling. Lower level offers large family room for relaxing. New HVAC! Tons to enjoy outside including the flat fenced back yard, deck, above-ground pool, landscaping, & storage shed. Plus a great view of the mountains!


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34 Amanda Dr, Smithsburg, MD 21783

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Foxcroft Colony 9453 Fairfax Blvd #102, Fairfax, VA 22031 For Sale! By-12:45Team

9453 Fairfax Blvd #102, Fairfax, VA 22031 - Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Don't miss this home!  Come see this beautiful home in person.  Foxcroft Colony, 2bed/ 1bath, Condo, $200,000MLS #FC10328547


Special incentives for buyer - call/text 571-494-1245 or email NateJohnson@1245team.com to check on buyer incentives and schedule your private showing!

9453 Fairfax Blvd #102, Fairfax, VA 22031

Prime location in the heart of Fairfax! 2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom condo in Foxcroft Colony! Well lit home with Marazzi Tile and carpet in the bedrooms. Living room opens to a patio and large courtyard. Extra storage. Amazing community amenities include basketball and tennis courts, outdoor pool & more. Nearby dining, shopping & entertainment options. Easy access to Rt 29/50 & I66. 1 mile from Vienna Metro.




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9453 Fairfax Blvd #102, Fairfax, VA 22031



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Flower Hill 18709 Mallory Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Open House! By-12:45Team

Flower Hill- 18709 Mallory Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team  240-356-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! Saturday, 10/20, 12-2, AND, Sunday, 10/21, 1-3, Flower Hill, 4bed/3bath, Single Family Home, $430,000

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18709 Mallory Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

*OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, 10/20, 12-2, AND, Sunday, 10/21, 1-3  Welcome to this spacious home! It offers an updated kitchen, separate dining room, nice living room with hardwoods & vaulted ceiling, and a family room to relax. Enjoy the large addition on the back of the home! The basement is great for storage plus there is a shed on the large level lot. Attached 2-stall garage is handy. Convenient to shopping & transportation.


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18709 Mallory Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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26007 Schoolyard Ct, Damascus, MD 20872 Just Listed! By-12:45Team

 26007 Schoolyard Ct, Damascus, MD 20872  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 240-356-1245

Just Listed!  You have to see this home in person. 5bed/5bath, Single Family Home, $625,000


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26007 Schoolyard Ct, Damascus, MD 20872

This stately Colonial offers stunning design & fantastic floor plan. Highlights in this like-new home include: gorgeous stone fireplace in Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen, sunny Breakfast Room, 1st floor Office/Den, welcoming wood floors, crown molding, & more! Huge Master Suite w/sitting room & spa-like bathroom. Relax in the finished walkout basement!

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26007 Schoolyard Ct, Damascus, MD 20872

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Austin Ridge 8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187 Coming Soon! By-12:45Team

8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Coming Soon! - You are the first to see this home. Austin Ridge, bed/3bath, Single Family Home $410,000 

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8040 Frytown Rd, Warrenton, VA, 20187

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15 Caldwell Lane, Stafford, VA 22554 Open House! By-12:45Team

 15 Caldwell Lane, Stafford, VA 22554  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 540-585-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 10/13, Saturday, 1-3, 5bed/3.5bath, Single Family Home, $474,900

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15 Caldwell Lane, Stafford, VA 22554

*OPEN HOUSE: Sat 10/13 1-3* 15 Acres of park-like land w/scenic rolling hills, great for hiking, ATVs, hunting, & more! Gorgeous home has open floor plan, welcoming hardwoods, & thoughtful design details. Kitchen offers granite counter, pantry, breakfast room & open to family rm w/vaulted ceiling. Master suite boasts beautiful tile shower & soaking tub. Finish bsmt. Close to boat launch, VRE, & 95


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15 Caldwell Lane, Stafford, VA 22554

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Plantation Forest 10404 Daniels Ct, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Open House! By-12:45Team

Plantation Forest- 10404 Daniels Ct, Spotsylvania, VA 22553  Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 540-585-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 10/12, Friday, 4-6 AND, 10/13, Saturday, 1-3, Plantation Forest, 4bed/3bath, Single Family, $239,900

Stop by this open house to receive a free gift valued at over $500!

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10404 Daniels Ct, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

*OPEN HOUSE: Fri 10/12 4-6 & Sat 10/13 1-3* Beautifully maintained & move in ready home! Boasts new carpet & paint for a fresh clean feel. Main level hosts an extra large family room, living room, & dining area. Kitchen features upgraded cabinets, Corian counter, & stainless steel appliances. Bonus: lower level offers 2nd master w/large walk-in closet, bathroom! Cul-de-sac, off the road, private.


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10404 Daniels Ct, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

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