Ballston 1210 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA, 22201 Just Listed! By-12:45Team

1210 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA, 22201 - 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.  Ballston, 2bed/ 2bath, Single Family Home, $725,000MLS #VAAR150528


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1210 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA, 22201

This charming two bedroom cottage style home has a balance of living in the suburbs while being walking distance away from Ballston and all it has to offer. This property has a large stone patio that is perfect for entertaining guests. The home recently was repainted inside as well as the floors were refinished. The basement is finished with an additional bedroom/ den/ or office space to suit your needs! Excellent location to Ballston Quarter, Ballston Metro, 66, 29, N G shopping and restaurants.



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Seller Says...


The house has the benefits of a condo and the comfort of a suburban single-family home.  Restaurants, groceries, happy hour, a movie theater, a newly updated shopping mall, the Custis trail, parks, and the metro are all a five-minute walk away.  DC is one traffic light away by car.  But you’d never know it sitting in the shade of the big oak trees in the backyard.

We both worked in DC at the time and commutes were our top huge concern.  But after years living in a large apartment building, we wanted private outdoor space.  This house was the perfect balance—as convenient to DC as any apartment building on the orange line corridor, but much more peaceful than an apartment building with a beautiful yard to call our own.  The basement was the cherry on top—it allowed us to relax insider without disturbing anyone who might be sleeping or working upstairs.

There’s a lot of history on the block.  The style of house was built in the late 1930s, and many still remain on Taylor St and the surrounding blocks.  Some of the neighbors have lived on the street for decades and know a lot of the history of the neighborhood.  The house was featured in The Washington Post in 1939; I've attached a PDF of the page on which it ran.

We also loved not having to plan things in advance. It was so easy to grab dinner or catch a movie without thinking about how to get there or worry about traffic.  Ballston is more family-oriented and quiet than Clarendon, but still within walking distance of all of the nightlife.

Arlington is well run.  The schools are top tier, the county services are second-to-none, and everything is laid out perfectly for work and play.  People care about making and keeping the county a great place to live.

We like to run on the Custis Trail, take our son to Quincy and Clarenford Station Parks, chat with our neighbors, and host cookouts on the huge patio out back.

Big Buns and Nandos are our quick “don’t have to worry about a reservation” spots.  For a more formal meal, we love SER.  We haven’t had an opportunity to check out all of the new restaurants at Ballston Quarter (there will be over 20 once construction is complete), but Punch Bowl Social is a ton of fun.


Here are all of the improvements over the past five years:  walkway and patio (2014), new hot water heater (2016), new dishwasher (2017), new clothes washer (2017) and dryer (2013), refinished back room (2017) new roof (2018), new front porch (2018). We just had the interior painted, the floors refinished, and some of the carpet replaced (because the contractor messed it up while painting!).


1210 N Taylor St, Arlington, VA, 22201

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Bloomsbury 7101 Springbrook Terrace, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Open House! By-12:45Team

Bloomsbury- 7101 Springbrook Terrace, 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! 6/15, Saturday, 1-3, Bloomsbury, 4bed/2.5bath, Single Family Home, 474,900

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7101 Springbrook Terrace, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

**OPEN HOUSE Saturday 6/16 from 1 pm - 3 pm! Just stop by!** Beautiful home with character all throughout. Walk into your grand foyer with hardwood floors and elegant crown moldings. Spacious living room and dining room. Enjoy your upgraded kitchen with granite, gourmet gas stove and open flow to the family room with brick fireplace. Walkout onto the secluded back patio for entertainment with the outdoor kitchen!! Large 4 bedrooms including master suite. As a bonus, enjoy your 3rd floor to be used as a 5th bedroom, movie room or rec room. Home sits on over 1 ac in the amazing non HOA community Bloomsbury!!


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7101 Springbrook Terrace, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

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The Preserve at Harvest Ridge 4759 De Invierno Place,Mt Airy, MD 21771 Open House! By-12:45Team

The Preserve at Harvest Ridge - 4759 De Invierno Place,Mt Airy, MD 21771 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 240-356-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 6/15, Saturday, 12-2, The Preserve at Harvest Ridge, 4bed/3.5bath, Single Family Home, $560,000

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4759 De Invierno Place,Mt Airy, MD 21771

Picturesque home in Preserve At Harvest Ridge! Main floor offers space for a bedroom or office. Spacious with has high ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and dark cabinets. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet. Master bath has a dual vanity and separate toilet room for privacy. 2nd upstairs bathroom also has a dual vanity. Washer and dryer are conveniently located upstairs. Another full bathroom is located in the basement with extra space for a den or possibly a 5th bedroom. The home has a surround sound and security system built in. Large backyard is fenced and backs to the woods. Close to walking paths. Nearby dining, shops and Mt. Airy Park and Ride.


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Seller Says…
Mount Airy is a safe small town with easy access to larger cities. The town of Mount Airy is small with really great locally owned restaurants and shops for everyone's pleasure. Mount Airy also has everything you need for immediate needs! Some of our favorite things to do locally include going to Gaver's Farm which is 5 minutes from our neighborhood! People travel from all over to go to this fun filled farm! During Christmas you can take your family there to cut down your tree and get locally made decorations.  In the fall they have many activities set up for families, such as; corn maze, slides, a pumpkin patch, etc. The town of Mount Airy has many family events/parades throughout the year. Linganore Winery is close by and they have many family filled events which are always fun to go to. You can also just go to enjoy their wine and sit on their patio and look at the beautiful scenery with your family and friends. In the summer, Jimmie Cone, is the place to be. A well-known ice cream shop that brings everyone together for some good soft served ice cream. Frederick is only 15 minutes away and their downtown scene is full of wonderful shops, music, a river walk, and great restaurants. 

Downtown Mount Airy has Cryin’ Johnnies (a very good hot dog joint), Laurienzo's Brick Oven Cafe (pizza and Italian), and Old Town Restaurant that gives you that small town feel, loved by all locals. Then we have Frederick which has many great restaurants downtown and in the surrounding area, such as BJs Brewhouse, Brewer's Alley, Hootch and Banter, and many more. 

Our neighborhood is full of diverse age groups and cultures. Everyone is very friendly. There is a true sense of safety in our neighborhood, we have multiple police officers that live in the neighborhood. We come together for BBQ's in the summer as well, which are always fun! Everybody knows everybody!

We are surrounded by amazing neighbors who truly look out for one another! Mount Airy (our neighborhood specifically) has hills and this home sits on a flat part which allows for a nice large backyard. Perfect for a play set and more! The sun sets on the front of the house which gives you shade in the backyard for afternoon cookouts and play time. We wanted to be in a quiet neighborhood with no threw traffic. We both work in the Ft. Meade/Columbia area and it is nice to escape to the countryside. The home is new and just built 3.5 years ago. It is updated and beautiful!


4759 De Invierno Place,Mt Airy, MD 21771

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Oxford House 12010 Ridge Knoll Dr 603B, Fairfax, VA 22033 Coming Soon! By-12:45Team

12010 Ridge Knoll Dr 603B, Fairfax, VA 22033 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. Oxford House, 2bed/2bath, Condo, $265,000

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12010 Ridge Knoll Dr 603B, Fairfax, VA 22033




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12010 Ridge Knoll Dr 603B, Fairfax, VA 22033

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Lees Parke 5642 Ivy Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Open House! By-12:45Team

Lees Parke- 5642 Ivy Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 540-585-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 6/15, Saturday, 11-1, Lees Parke, 5bed/3.5bath, Single Family Home, $419,000

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5642 Ivy Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Beautiful large Rome style home! Newer section of Lee's Parke. Home is full of recent upgrades including hardwood floors, new carpet, fresh paint, granite counters and beautiful backsplash. Open floor concept, with dream kitchen. Kitchen has tons of storage and an oversized island that is perfect for entertaining. Step out of the morning room onto your deck for grilling. Upstairs boasts 5 bedrooms and a washer/dryer room. Master suite is large, spacious and offers tons of storage space. Basement is finished and walks out to a large fenced in yard.


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5642 Ivy Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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Edgewood 2428 Edgewood Dr., Locust Grove, VA 22508 Open House! By-12:45Team

Edgewood- 2428 Edgewood Dr., Locust Grove, VA 22508 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Shawn Derrick - 12:45 Team 540-585-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 6/15, Saturday, 2-4, AND 6/16, Sunday, 1-3, Edgewood, 4bed/3.5bath, Single Family, $309,900

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2428 Edgewood Dr., Locust Grove, VA 22508

Well maintained home in Edgewood! Beautiful hardwood floors in the formal living room, dining room and foyer. The kitchen has granite counter tops and an island. Sliding glass door walks out to the deck and patio space. Spacious family room has a gas fireplace and carpet. Master bedroom has his & her walk-in closets. Master bath is fit with a soaking tub and separate shower. The basement has a full bath, rec room and spare room that could be used as a 5th bedroom (ntc). Nest climate control and Furnace Humidifier. The backyard is large, flat and fenced in. Great home for entertaining and the long driveway provides lots of guest parking! Near 4 golf courses and Downtown Culpeper and Fredericksburg.


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2428 Edgewood Dr., Locust Grove, VA 22508

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Oxford House 3805 Ridge Knoll Ct #103B Fairfax VA 22033 Open House! By-12:45Team

Oxford House- 3805 Ridge Knoll Ct #103B Fairfax VA 22033 Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 6/15, Saturday, 12-2, AND 6/16, Sunda, 2-4, Oxford House, 2bed/2bath, Condo, $278,000

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3805 Ridge Knoll Ct #103B Fairfax VA 22033 

2 bedroom 2 bath condo for sale with a great view without losing that sense of privacy. This property has the convenience of being within walking distance to the beautifully up kept community tennis courts, gym, and pool. New tile in the kitchen, as well as, a fireplace in the main area are two other notable features. Ample amount of visitor parking!


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Seller Says...

We love the location of our home. It is close to shopping centers and Fair Oaks Mall.  There are many nearby restaurants including P.F. Changs, CAVA, and one of the best Italian restaurants in Fairfax, Doce Vita Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Our community is wonderful.  We love that the condo backs to the golf course because you get great views and a feeling of privacy. There's always ample parking for guests which is rare in condo living. It's in walking distance to the community tennis courts, gym and pool, which are all beautifully maintained. Our condo allows for no carrying groceries up any stairs, but also not on the ground floor. While the neighborhood is close to many businesses in Fairfax it is also secluded.  It's very walkable, there are lots of trails, and there are always people out walking. The condo also has beautiful new tile floor in the kitchen. 


3805 Ridge Knoll Ct #103B Fairfax VA 22033 

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3 Tips for Getting Started with Your Smart Home

Smart homes have become a scene straight out of The Jetsons—you can turn on your lights, set your thermostat, close the garage door, and start some music with a single voice command. But the world of smart homes can seem a little daunting if you haven’t set one up before.

These simple steps will help you get up to speed, choose the basics for your smart home, and start enjoying the benefits ASAP.

1. Make Sure Your Internet Connection Is Up to Speed

Before diving into the deep end with smart home gear, check your internet and make sure it’s up to the task of powering a smart home. You’re going to want a reliable internet connection and a high data cap (or none at all!) to get the most from your smart home.

While a single smart device isn’t likely to require much bandwidth, as you add more, the total can add up—especially if you stream video or do other intensive tasks at the same time.

2. Choose Your Voice Assistant

Before you start buying a bunch of gear for your house, decide whether you want a smart assistant to help control it all. Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant are all great in their own ways, but the smart devices they integrate with for voice control vary quite a bit. That means you may need to select your devices based on which assistant they’re compatible with.

Alexa

Alexa offers by far the most integrations of any of the assistants. So if voice control of your smart home is important, it’s probably your best bet. You can get Alexa on smartphones and the Amazon Echo line of devices.

Siri

Of the three voice assistants, Siri has the fewest integrations, is available on the lowest number of supported devices (Apple only), and is generally considered the worst of the three as a voice assistant. Siri is best if you’re heavily invested in Apple’s systems already. Siri comes on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and HomePod speakers.

Assistant

Google Assistant sits at a middle ground between Alexa and Siri. It offers fewer integrations than Alexa, but it’s by far the best as a digital assistant for questions, thanks to Google’s amazing machine learning abilities. Assistant can be found on pretty much any platform, including the Google Home smart speakers.

3. Start Adding Your Devices

Once you’ve decided which assistant is right for you, start looking for compatible devices. Some of the most common devices for smart home beginners include smart thermostats, video doorbells, and smart lighting.

Smart Thermostats

Thermostats like the Nest Learning Thermostat provide several benefits:
● They learn your preferences, so you don’t have to adjust them much.
● They are very energy efficient. Typically, the Nest will pay for itself in energy savings after about two years. Beyond that it’s all extra money in your pocket.
● You can control them from your smartphone and adjust the temperature before you get home.

Nest isn’t the only maker on the market, but it’s probably the most talked about. It looks great, and it works great. What more can you ask for?

Video Doorbells

Video doorbells are becoming quite popular. You can see who’s there without having to get up, and even talk to them directly—even if you’re not home. They’re also a nice deterrent to package theft, which is becoming more and more common. Ring makes a great video doorbell.

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is another popular choice. Besides the usual smartphone control and automation, smart lighting like the Philips Hue comes in an array of colors. You can set the color and color temperature to pretty much anything you can imagine, which is amazing for setting the mood. The bulbs also last for years and use very little power, which is great for both your wallet and the environment. There are many more smart home options to explore, and more are getting added all the time. But this list should get you off to a reliable and safe start. What are you waiting for? Get busy and start enjoying the benefits of a connected home today.


Written by Victoria Schmid