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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates REALTORS®.

Welcome Back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria, Virginia. I, along with my rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky,  Micki MacNaughton, and Adrianna Vallario, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $175 million in 2021.

Detached home with nearly 3500 square feet of living space in the heart of Alexandria City! Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, you do not want to miss this spectacular home.

Enter through the two car garage into the spacious kitchen (a formal front door is located at the home’s entry, and flows into the open and welcoming foyer). With a bay window and space for a breakfast table, you will enjoy your morning coffee while the sunlight streams in! The kitchen easily flows into the oversized dining room — a great space for everyday meals or for holiday gatherings! Speaking of gatherings, the large living room with custom mirror and gas fireplace is the perfect space for hosting get-togethers or relaxing in the evenings.

Head down the hall to three bedrooms and two baths. The primary suite is a true retreat with an ensuite bathroom, large sitting room and loads of closet space! Two additional bedrooms and a full bath round out the main level with an attic (pull down stairs!) for easy storage. On the lower level you will find a real escape!

The walkout basement includes a recreation room with gas fireplace, a game/bar area with custom built bar, a huge laundry room, storage (extra refrigerator and ice maker!), and a fourth bedroom with full bath. The recreation room opens to a large, covered porch with ample space for reading, working from home, dinners al fresco and more. Enjoy the gorgeous yard (almost 15,000 square foot lot!) filled with peonies, hosta, hydrangeas and azaleas.

Located on a cul-de-sac, this home and location cannot be beat. Close to 395, Del Ray and Old Town, you will love living here. Welcome Home!

4301 Ivanhoe Place, Alexandria, VA 22304Jen Walker Team
Open House: Saturday, May 21 from 12-2 p.m.

Click here for Just Listed properties in Alexandria and call The Jen Walker Team to schedule a home tour at 703-675-1566 or email [email protected].

Happy House Hunting!

In our highly competitive Alexandria market, the Jen Walker Team has the insider knowledge to connect you with homes that are not even public yet. With more than 35 years of experience, the Jen Walker Team has the expertise to answer questions, calm fears and streamline your transaction. Want to see other homes not featured in this article? Contact our team today!

Please note: While The Jen Walker Team provides this information for the community, they may not be the listing agents of these homes. Equal Housing Opportunity.

McEnearney Associates Realtors®, 109 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 #WeAreAlexandria

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This week’s Q&A column is sponsored and written by Rebecca McCullough with McEnearney Associates Realtors®, the leading real estate firm in Alexandria. To learn more about this article and relevant Alexandria market news, contact Rebecca McCullough at 571-384-0941 or email [email protected]. You may also submit your questions to McEnearney Associates via email for response in future columns.

While I am not an economist, as a Realtor, part of my job is to stay on top of understanding our economy, what interest rates are doing, and how they are affecting our market.

We have been on a wild ride with interest rates historically low for the past couple of years, driving buyer demand and resulting in a shortage of homes on the market. Sellers have been basking in escalated sales prices, earning deep pocket returns on their investments.

We have been at historically low rates for so long now, it’s easy to think that it’s the norm and will last. This is especially true for first-time home buyers. Many buyers want to hope that they will come back down again, and as they wait, interest rates may creep back up to the six or seven percent range, before the fall again.

Because of these factors and more, some would-be buyers still believe the current market is a bubble, and that home prices “won’t stay this high.” While unlikely, it’s certainly tempting to hope that interest rates will “come down again,” and “home prices will come back to ‘normal.'”

On May 4, 2022, the Fed announced another rate increase — the highest single increase in the past two decades. This disappointed a lot of buyers who witnessed their purchasing power decrease, all while properties in Northern Virginia are still experiencing strong demand, so prices are not dropping.

In this market, we have to be conscious to distinguish between national statistics and local happenings. Northern Virginia (NOVA) will continue to experience business development and growth over the next decade. Yes, inflation is rising as are interest rates, and although it may soften the market, it isn’t going to make buying houses any less expensive any time soon, in my opinion.

I believe NOVA should expect the market to become a little more balanced. I do not expect a “buyers’ market” any time soon, however. Here are a few factors driving that view:

  • New builds are still way down. We have a 5 million homes shortage in the U.S. and demand still outstrips supply in NOVA.
  • Supply chain woes and labor shortages. Building new homes is taking longer.
  • More subtle, but putting on constraint on supply is that many current homeowners have little incentive to move. Getting a new mortgage at a higher rate is not motivating, and the same supply constraints impact them.

Sellers will likely remain in the power position for quite some time. What will happen with interest rates? Good question — I don’t think even the experts know.

In reality, trying to time the market is very difficult. Wishing for factors to change in your favor may leave you delayed in owning your home for far longer than anticipated, or at a higher cost than anticipated.

After ten years in this industry, my advice is to buy when you need or truly want to move, and buy a home that you can afford. What you can afford is determined by a combination of these factors:

  • Your down payment
  • Sale price of the home
  • Interest rate you can secure
  • Monthly payment you can afford and feel comfortable with

Lenders often surprise borrowers as to how much they can borrow. It is often more than they expect. But is that the same as what they can afford? I always recommend that my buyers determine a few factors on their own, including: how much disposable income you need and like to have each month, and what does your monthly mortgage payment need to be in order for you to live comfortably? Don’t be persuaded by what you “can” do in lender’s terms and take on more than you “want” to do and can feel good about.

Buyers truly need to understand their needs. Your next house doesn’t have to be your forever home but may be a step in that journey. So, consider buying a little smaller now if it’s a neighborhood you love. Buy a house that needs some work. Invest in the house so you can get a little or low return on your investment, then move somewhere down the road into your next home. It’s a lot more common these days to own more than 1-2 homes in a lifetime. Hey, I’m on number nine!

Rebecca McCullough is a licensed real estate agent in Virginia with McEnearney Associates, Inc. in Old Town Alexandria, VA. If you would like more information on selling or buying in today’s complex market, contact Rebecca at 571-384-0941 or visit her website RebeccaMcCullough.com.

If you would like a question answered in our weekly column or to set up an appointment with one of our Associates, please email: [email protected] or call 703-549-9292.

McEnearney Associates Realtors®, 109 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. www.McEnearney.com Equal Housing Opportunity. #WeAreAlexandria

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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates REALTORS®.

Welcome Back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria, Virginia. I, along with my rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky, Micki MacNaughton, and Adrianna Vallario, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $175 million in 2021.

2724 Hemlock Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305Jen Walker Team

Fabulous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, detached home in Del Ray! Located on a dead-end street, you don’t want to miss this one. Enter into the foyer with convenient coat closet and a half bath and head to the large living room with wood burning fireplace. This room flows easily into a huge dining room with ample space for entertaining or enjoying daily family meals. The kitchen is adjacent to the dining room and offers loads of cabinetry and great counter space, making meal prep a breeze.

Head outside through the kitchen to the private, flat backyard. Upstairs, you will find three very generously-sized bedrooms and a full bathroom with two sinks. Need more storage — the attic with pull-down stairs allows for plenty of overflow storage! The lower level has a great family room with built-ins, an additional full bathroom and laundry/storage space. Park in the driveway and walk to all that Del Ray has to offer — you cannot beat this location! Photos coming soon!

403 E Nelson Avenue E, #A, Alexandria, VA 22301 Jen Walker Team

Looking for a move-in ready Del Ray home with space for everyone, storage galore and a garage? This is the one! Beautiful end unit townhouse features three levels of living space in the perfect location right off “The Avenue!”

Enter through the front door or garage to the main level, where you will find a large foyer. Drop your bags and head into the family room. The world is your oyster — this spacious room could also be used as a home office, gym, bedroom or playroom (easy to run in and out with walk-out access to the yard). With a full bathroom, this space can easily double as a guest or in-law suite. Laundry can also be found on this level. Head upstairs, and you will find an open and airy floor plan with living room, dining room and updated kitchen. This level has a great flow, and is perfect for daily living or entertaining. The living room is spacious and features a gas fireplace, and the dining room has plenty of room for hosting!

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Neighborhood Spotlight is a recurring column covering both the City of Alexandria and Alexandria in Fairfax County. This monthly column is sponsored and written by the Seward Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

We love Old Town for the history, the architecture, and the amazing waterfront.

But did you know that Old Town is a trivia night destination too? Now that the weather is nice, get out and test your trivia knowledge! (Use your Jeopardy skills!) Here are some fun places that offer in person trivial pursuits in Old Town. We hope to see you there!

  • Mason Social — Sunday at 6 p.m. (728 North Henry Street)
    Enjoy modern American cuisine at this chef-driven neighborhood restaurant in the thriving Parker-Gray district. The focus of this restaurant is locally sourced food, beer, and craft cocktails.
  • Del Ray Pizza — Monday at 7 p.m. (2218 Mount Vernon Avenue)
    Great food. Good beer. Fun people. You’ve found the right place! Make your reservations online to enjoy the fun.
  • Murphy’s – A Grand Irish Pub — Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. (713 King Street)
    Your home away from home for an Authentic Irish Pub. Tuesdays you can enjoy ½ price burgers from 4-9 p.m., so get there early and stay all night.
  • Hops & Shine — Wednesday at 7 p.m. (3410 Mount Vernon Avenue)
    What’s better than beer, bites and moonshine? Awesome wings, loaded grilled cheese sandwiches and artisan dogs are what make them shine!
  • The Light Horse — Wednesday at 6 p.m. (715 King Street)
    Great food, drinks, live music, your favorite NFL and College Team, games and a great time are what you can expect from this local American gastropub and bar.
  • Aslin Beer Company — Thursday at 7 p.m. (847 South Pickett Street)
    From ales, to sours to those hefty DIPAs, Aslin Beer Co. invites you to dive in, the lager’s fine. Redefining American beer culture, reeducating palates and reviving the passion for really good beer.
  • Village Brauhaus — Thursdays 7:30 p.m. (710 King Street)
    Great Food. Great Beer. Great Times. German and Austrian bier hall located in the heart of Old Town serving the most delicious German and Austrian imported beers, along side of schnitzel, sausages and of course giant Bavarian pretzels!

If you, a friend, or family member is thinking about buying or selling their home, we would be honored to help. Email us at [email protected], call 703-298-0562 or visit The Seward Group website to set up an appointment with one of our agents.

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This week’s Q&A column is sponsored and written by Hope Peele of The Peele Group and McEnearney Associates Realtors®, the leading real estate firm in Alexandria. To learn more about this article and relevant Alexandria market news, contact The Peele Group at 703-244-6115 or email [email protected]. You may also submit your questions to McEnearney Associates via email for response in future columns.

Question: What’s a silly question when it comes to real estate?

Answer: “I have a silly question” is something that I hear far too frequently and is usually followed by a question that I’ve been asked before and isn’t silly at all. Frankly, in my opinion, there are no silly questions.

Before I went full-time into real estate, I taught health to 6-12th graders. Like real estate, the stakes were pretty high if questions went unasked. Believe me when I reiterate my opinion that there are NO silly questions. If there is something that you want to know about one of the largest purchases you will likely make, don’t be afraid to ask!

In the meantime though, here are a few of the most commonly asked “silly” questions that I get ALL the time!

What is the difference between settlement and closing? A.K.A what does *this word* mean?

Actually, they are the same. When a buyer agrees upon a settlement or closing date in their offer, it’s important to understand that this is the date that you will purchase your new home and that funds will be due.

Let’s be honest, no one likes to stop a conversation to ask what a word means. But in any industry, there are terms that professionals can sometimes take for granted that those outside of the industry will know what they mean. If a buyer or seller and their agent are not on the same page in terms of language, then mistakes and miscommunications are bound to happen.

For example, many people hear the term “in escrow” on TV and in movies and are looking forward to this step so that they can finally tell the world that they are onto the next step in their lives!

However, in my experience, most agents in this area use the terminology “under contract” to describe when an offer is accepted and the buyer has put money down towards their new home. In reality, a person isn’t “in escrow” — their money is. We describe “in escrow” as the place where money is kept safe until the home closes or –in the case of buyer default — some of it may go to the seller. This is just a small differentiation, but if a buyer is expecting to go “in escrow,” and their agent says they are “under contract,” there may be some confusion. It is important to remember to always ask what terms mean. This is not a silly question!

How long will the sale process take?

Of course, this is different for everyone, but there are general timelines you can look to when buying or selling a home. The typical time from contract to settlement has usually been 30 days.

For a buyer, it’s important for your realtor to discuss the seller’s preferences with their realtor. They may want a quick settlement, or if they need to stay in the home for a while, a later settlement may make more sense.

Most sellers will want a quick settlement so that they receive their money earlier. However, every situation is different.

A buyer will need to give an Earnest Money Deposit within the timeframe they have committed to in the contract. This is usually 3 to 5 days after the contract is ratified. It will then go towards the total of the costs needed at settlement. The day before settlement, they should submit the rest of the money due, including any additional closing costs, less the deposit they’ve already paid. Many settlement companies now will allow for a mobile deposit-for all of the funds to be paid securely online before you even sit at the settlement table.

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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates REALTORS®.

Welcome Back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria, Virginia. I, along with my rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky,  Micki MacNaughton, and Adrianna Vallario, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $175 million in 2021.

Bright, open and updated with an amazing location, this semi-detached home has it all! This two bed/two bath Rosemont home will charm you from the moment you walk to the front door.

Enter into the sunny living room with plenty of space to watch the morning news or to gather with friends — you will feel right at home in this space. The living room flows easily into the dining area and kitchen. The kitchen features shaker-style cabinetry, a large peninsula with seating for four, a gas range and ample counter-space for all your prep needs. Head outside through the kitchen door to the fully-fenced backyard. The patio is great for dining al fresco or hosting summer BBQs, and the yard is a great area for four legged friends to run.

Head back inside and upstairs to two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The primary bedroom is a cozy retreat with updated lighting, two closets and a nook that’s great for a home office! The second bedroom is light and airy and can easily accommodate a double bed or could be used as an office. A shared hall bath rounds out this level. The lower level boasts a large recreation room with a gorgeously renovated full bathroom. Featuring Carrara tile and a glass-enclosed shower, this level could double as a guest area and has an egress window, making this a legal third bedroom! Laundry and storage are also found on this level.

With replacement windows, newer systems and so many updates, this home is truly move-in ready. Walkable to the King Street and Braddock Road Metro Stations, Old Town and Del Ray (restaurants, shops and more!), minutes to Reagan National Airport and an easy commute to D.C., you will love this location. Welcome Home!

18 E Masonic View Avenue #A, Alexandria, VA 22301Jen Walker Team

Click here for Just Listed properties in Alexandria and call The Jen Walker Team to schedule a home tour at 703-675-1566 or email [email protected].

Happy House Hunting!

In our highly competitive Alexandria market, the Jen Walker Team has the insider knowledge to connect you with homes that are not even public yet. With more than 35 years of experience, the Jen Walker Team has the expertise to answer questions, calm fears and streamline your transaction. Want to see other homes not featured in this article? Contact our team today!

Please note: While The Jen Walker Team provides this information for the community, they may not be the listing agents of these homes. Equal Housing Opportunity.

McEnearney Associates Realtors®, 109 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 #WeAreAlexandria

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This week’s Q&A column is written by Sallie Seiy of McEnearney Associates Realtors®, the leading real estate firm in Alexandria. To learn more about this article and relevant Alexandria market news, contact Sallie at 703-798-4666 or email [email protected]. You may also submit your questions to McEnearney Associates via email for response in future columns

Question: I feel like I could live in a few neighborhoods. How do I narrow it down?

Answer: We’re fortunate that we live in an area with three jurisdictions to pick from! But it can be overwhelming when you can envision yourself in a lot of different areas. There are lots of things to consider when picking your next home — not only the home itself, but where that home lies.

Here are a few ideas to help you focus in on the areas that really match what you’re looking for.

First start with the type of environment. Do you favor walkability to attractions or transportation? Would you like to be right in the middle of the city? Do you prefer a smaller pocket neighborhood? Are you looking for a more suburban, tree-lined street? Would a rural property serve you and your needs better? What should the neighborhood sound like — calm or clamorous? What type of property best suits you — detached, condominium, or townhouse?

Next, I recommend focusing on accessibility to things that matter to you. Whether it’s in the middle of the city or suburbia, we all have favorite places and things to do that we’d like to be somewhat near the place we call home. A big way to direct your focus on this question is to think about where you live now. What do you wish your current neighborhood had? Or what would you change?

  • How long do you want your commute to be? Are you needing public transportation (bus or Metro)? Do you need to be walking distance to transit or are you ok with driving to it? Does a commute not even matter anymore because you work from home?
  • Do you have other places you frequently have to get to? School, airport?
  • What about accessibility to restaurants or nightlife?
  • Think of those everyday tasks: doctor’s office, vet, grocery store, pharmacy, post office, gas stations.
  • Do you have a dog that needs a dog park? Or maybe a yard would be better for your timid pooch?

If you have children or plan to have kids, school districts may be something to consider. Reaching out to the school districts themselves or finding a PTA group on Facebook can be helpful when deciding.

Another factor you may not be immediately thinking of — taxes! There are varying tax rates across the three jurisdictions: state income taxes, property tax rates, car tax in Virginia, etc.

Once you have those lists narrowed down, spend time in those top neighborhoods at all different hours. Go on a Saturday morning walk. Do a date night on a Tuesday evening. Talk to people/neighbors.

Most importantly, think of your daily routine. Go through a day in your life, starting and ending in the neighborhood.

Finally, a lot of what it comes down to is your gut. Does this place feel like home?

If you are looking to start your home search, please give me a call!

As a fifth generation Realtor and the granddaughter of an architect and builder, Sallie has deep roots in real estate. She is passionate for the charm, history, and architecture of Alexandria and its surrounding communities. If you would like more information on selling or buying in today’s complex market, contact Sallie today at 703-798-4666 or visit her website SallieSeiy.com.

If you would like a question answered in our weekly column or to set up an appointment with one of our Associates, please email: [email protected] or call 703-549-9292.

McEnearney Associates Realtors®, 109 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. www.McEnearney.com Equal Housing Opportunity. #WeAreAlexandria

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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates REALTORS®.

Welcome Back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria, Virginia. I, along with my rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky,  Micki MacNaughton, and Adrianna Vallario, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $175 million in 2021.

3603 Oval Drive, Alexandria, VA 22305Jen Walker Team

Situated on one of Beverly Hills’ most coveted lots, 3603 Oval Drive is a true gem. This updated and meticulously maintained home will please even the most discerning buyer.

Enter into the foyer, and head to the right to where you will find a large living room with a wood burning fireplace. This spacious room can accommodate guests but is cozy enough for quiet evenings at home. This room flows easily into the dining room, where family dinners or larger dinner parties are possible! The butlers pantry connects the dining room to the kitchen — with extra cabinetry, counter space, a command center desk area and more — this space makes entertaining a breeze! The kitchen is a chef’s dream with double ovens, a gas range, loads of counter and prep space and ample cabinetry — you will love making everyday meals or cooking for a crowd!

The covered porch area is what dreams are made of. This outdoor space is great for morning coffee, dining al fresco or sipping evening cocktails. With a privacy fence and lush, evergreen trees, this private space is truly spectacular. Rounding out the main level is an office/bedroom area with built-in shelving — this space is ideal for working from home or guests, and features an ensuite powder room. Head upstairs where you will find three bedrooms and two full baths. The primary suite is large enough to easily fit a king-sized bed and has an en suite bath, ample cabinetry and even walk up stairs to the attic (so much storage!). Two additional bedrooms and a hall bathroom round out this level.

Downstairs on the lower level, a recreation room awaits. With built-ins for your TV, movie nights will be a breeze or use this room as a guest room! With additional space for a desk, great closets and storage, laundry/utilities and access to the garage — this level is truly a multi-purpose area. Don’t miss the lush, landscaped yard with mature landscaping, gorgeous hydrangeas, peonies and more. Walk to “The Pit” park and enjoy the amazing community of Beverly Hills — a short commute to Washington, D.C., an easy drive to Old Town, minutes to Del Ray, Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech’s campus and more. Welcome home!

 809 E Timber Branch Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22302Jen Walker Team

A true gem! This fabulous Braddock Heights detached home is practically perfect in every way! Enter into the large living room, where a wood burning fireplace welcomes you. This inviting space flows easily to the kitchen and dining rooms — space that is great for entertaining or everyday living.

Slip out the back to the large deck and enjoy dining al fresco, morning coffee or working from home on warm spring days! The kitchen, with white cabinetry and upgraded countertops, is bright and warm and makes cooking a breeze. Upstairs is a primary bedroom with ensuite bath, two additional bedrooms and a shared hall bath. Hardwood floors can be found under the carpeting on this level. Down on the first lower level is a sunny and light-filled recreation room with a second wood burning fireplace! This space features crisp white tiling and flows easily into a lower level bedroom and adjacent full bathroom. Down one more level is the most amazing storage space! With tall ceilings, this could easily be converted into a media room, gym or more!

Currently containing a great workbench, utilities, laundry and — of course — storage space. You will love living on E Timber Branch parkway. A great loop for walking or running with a babbling creek running right through the middle, you will feel worlds away from Washington, D.C. but are just 15 minutes away! Close to Old Town, Del Ray, Washington National Airport, AMazon’s HQ2 and Virginia Tech’s new campus, you will love living in this friendly neighborhood. Welcome Home! Read More

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This week’s Q&A column is sponsored and written by Brian Bonnet, Senior Loan Officer (NMLS ID# 224811) of Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC (NMLS ID# 643114). To learn more about current mortgage rates and the home loan process, contact Brian at 703-766-6702 or email [email protected]. You may also submit your questions to McEnearney Associates via email for response in future columns.

Question: How can my mortgage lender help my offer win a bidding contest?

Answer: Anyone who has been thinking about purchasing a home within the past year has heard over and over how competitive the marketplace is. The severe lack of residential inventory has affected all price points and all types of properties. Rising interest rates may cause some purchasers to exit the process, but the need for housing will have a greater impact on the continued supply/demand equation.

Price and net proceeds are obviously important factors in the seller’s decision-making process, but several other factors related to financing can make the difference between a prospective purchaser being successful or having to find another home and write another contract. As a purchaser there are several things you can do related to financing which can make you more attractive to sellers.

First, you must be preliminarily approved for your financing. Your offer will not be considered without that preliminary approval. Additionally, you should choose a local lender. Seasoned listing agents have all had transactions which settled late or did not happen at all because a big-box lender or Skippy’s mortgage.com failed. They may get the job done 90% of the time, but that means they do not 10% of the time.

Local lenders and their reputations are often known to the listing agent and local lenders will use locally-based appraisers. Local appraisers tend to know the nuances of neighborhoods and are more likely to generate quality appraisals. With multiple offers on the table, listing agents are likely to recommend to the seller that they ratify the contract which proposes financing through a local lender.

Next, talk with your lender about whether you can waive your financing and appraisal contingencies. It is not wise for some purchasers to waive the financing contingency, but other purchasers are virtually assured of loan approval, as long as they don’t walk in and tell their bosses to pound sand. Have a frank conversation with your lender about the risk (or lack thereof) of waiving the financing contingency. Many contracts are ratified with no financing contingency.

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Just Listed in Alexandria

Just Listed highlights Alexandria City properties that came on the market within the past week. This feature is sponsored by the Jen Walker Team (Licensed in VA) of McEnearney Associates REALTORS®.

Welcome Back!

Jen Walker here with The Jen Walker Team! We are a real estate group based out of Alexandria, Virginia. I, along with my rock-star team members, Sue Kovalsky,  Micki MacNaughton, and Adrianna Vallario, have more than 35 years of experience in real estate and sold over $175 million in 2021.

805 E Timber Branch Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22302Jen Walker Team

Beautifully updated and meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is perfect in every way!

Open floor plan but with loads of square footage, this home has space for everyone. Enter into the living room, where you are greeted by a charming wood burning fireplace and a fully renovated kitchen. Outfitted with plentiful white shaker-style cabinetry, a large island — complete with seating for four — with upgraded countertops (there’s even a spot for pet bowls on the side!), pantry with custom shelving, two-zone Subzero wine refrigerator and more — the kitchen is an aspiring chef’s dream!

The kitchen and living room flow easily into the sunroom/dining room. The perfect spot for breakfast or to host a dinner party, this room is filled with light and will make guests feel right at home. Head upstairs to three bedrooms and two full baths. The primary suite is truly the star of this floor. Featuring an en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings, tons of windows, a sitting area and built-in desk with custom built-ins — you will never want to leave. Two bedrooms and a shared hall bath round out this floor.

Need more living space or a guest suite? The first lower level is just what you have been looking for! This floor features a large living room area, bedroom with adjacent full bath and an additional family room with gas fireplace and walk-out access to the backyard! Head down one more level to the fully-tiled, recently renovated area that could be a great gym or play space. A large storage room could be a sauna or bathroom, or just a place for storage. Laundry is found on this level as well.

In the backyard, mature landscaping with blooming trees and a lovely fountain make you feel removed from city life and a patio with built-in gas grill makes evening BBQs easy. The tiered backyard is great for playing or birdwatching. Located just minutes to I-395, Reagan National Airport, Old Town and Del Ray, you will love living on E Timber Branch Parkway. A babbling creek runs through the center of the quiet parkway (no thru traffic), and the street is great for strolling or exploring!

105 E Mason Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301Jen Walker Team

There is more than meets the eye at 105 E Mason. This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath detached home with a 2 car garage is perched in the heart of Del Ray!

Enter through a foyer to find a charming and sunny living space with a fireplace, and adjacent multi-purpose room, perfect for a sitting room, dining room, or an office. Flow from the living room and into the dining area and kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, ample cabinetry and a great peninsula island for more seating. An adorable sunroom area is just off the kitchen, providing the perfect space for morning coffee or evening happy hours, overlooking the spacious backyard!

On the main level of this home, find wood floors throughout, 2 spacious bedrooms and a fully updated bathroom. The lower level provides a ton of space in the large recreation room, an additional large bedroom and full bathroom. There is a ton of nice storage in this lower level, including the laundry closet. Leave your cars in the 2 car detached garage, and walk to shops, restaurants, and community events in Del Ray! Easy access to National Airport, National Landing, HQ2, Metro, D.C., and so much more. Welcome Home!

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