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SOLD!!!

$397,000

13115 Watchwood Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033

4 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths

Rare END Unit Brick Front Townhome in the Fair Lake Land Bay Community. Tall 9 ft Ceilings give the Townhome a spacious feel with Vaulted Ceilings in the Bedrooms. New HVAC and HOT WATER HEATER installed 2016. Large Basement can be used as a MIL Suite with Bedroom with Egress, Full Bath and Walk-Out Basement Exit. Recently Updated Laundry Includes Extra Shelving and Storage Space. Backyard includes large Deck with Stairs to backyard, Fenced-In Yard, Storage Spot for Trash Cans and Storage Shed.

The Townhome is conveniently located near tons of Shopping including Target AND Walmart. Tons of Restaurants including the amazing Tony’s Pizza.
The home is within walking distance to the Metro Park and Ride and local bus transportation. HOV entrance to 66 is just around the corner off of Stringfellow Road. Entrance to Rt 50 and Fairfax County Parkway are within a few miles.
Home is located within the Greenbriar West, Rocky Run Middle and Chantilly High School based on Fairfax County Public Schools site, http://boundary.fcps.edu/boundary/. Both Greenbriar West and Rocky Run Middle are Advanced Academic Placement Centers.

Tons of Parks, Playgrounds and Athletic Fields surround this area. A little something for everybody!

 

 

 

 

Thinking About Selling Your Home? Got Kids?

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Are you thinking about selling your home with young children in tow? There are a few easy tricks you can use to keep the process a little less stressful.

Selling your home is always a slightly stressful situation. You always worry about your home being clean and presentable for prospective buyers. Add children to the mix and stress levels can go up a little more. As a Mom of two boys I can relate to parents who are trying to sell their home and the chaos that can overtake your home on a daily basis. Don’t panic, these tips will help you get through the process a little easier.

  •  Obtain an agent that is child friendly. These agents will understand what you are going through when you complain to them about how stressed out you are with the process. They will also understand when you have screaming children in the background and won’t get irritated if you have to get off the phone to attend to your little ones….:) These agents also understand that a short and to the point email or text will also get the job done since answering the phone with small children always ends up with them hanging on your leg while you try and have a conversation.
  • Have a plan. Set up a plan before the home goes on the market. Decide on how you are going to keep the home picked up, handle showings, and if you have pets where are they going to be secured in the home.
  •  Kids come with lots toys and accessories. Pack up about 50% of the toys and place them in a basement storage space or a relatives garage for safe keeping. You were going to have to pack them up when you move anyway so why not do it now. The kids won’t miss the toys while the home is on the market and it makes clean up a lot easier on you if an agent calls to get into the home. Also when you unpack the toys at the new house it will be like Christmas all over again for them.
  •  Infants come with lots of items too including bassinets, play mats and swings. Buyers are not going to think less of you if these items are in the home. Dedicate an area for these items and leave them out if you need them. As long as they are not blocking walkways or making a room feel cluttered, leave them out.
  •  Have a catch all basket. Showings can be much easier on you if you create a place where you can put items that the kids want to have out to play with. If the kids are old enough to help pick up, have them use the basket to clean up a rec room or family room before an agent arrives with prospective buyers.
  • Request an hour notice before agents come to show the home. This gives you a little breathing room and doesn’t allow for any surprise visits from agents with prospective buyers.

These are just a few things that can help take the pressure off of you and your family while trying to sell your home.

Reston, Virginia

Reston is a planned community in Northern Virginia located in Fairfax County. This post war community enables residents to be within a half mile walk of the shops and eateries. Reston was developed to include five village centers and one town center. The Reston Town Center is a great place to grab a bite to eat, check out the local arts and shop. This area is convenient to live in if you’re a young professional, active adult or even a family with children.

Reston is comfortably located near the Dulles Toll Road and Fairfax County Parkway. Reston is in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor with many employers located in Reston. Washington Dulles International Airport is also within 10 minutes of Reston. The Dulles Corridor Silver Line Metrorail Project is currently being constructed and the Monroe stop projected to be completed in 2013. The project will eventually be a convenient way to travel east  to D.C. and west to Dulles Airport. For the active individual the W& OD Trail runs directly through Reston.

My friends and family that live in Reston are always commenting how beautiful the artificial lakes and wooded areas are. Reston has four lakes; Lake Anne, Lake Thoreau, Lake Newport, and Lake Audubon. Lake front homes line the shores and many walking paths are throughout each lake area. Lake Anne Plaza is a neat place  to grab a bite to eat, check out local thrift shops or just sit outside on a nice day by the water. The Reston community also has no shortage of athletic fields and community pools. If you are looking for a condo, townhome or single-family home consider Reston, VA.

Kamber Petty, Realtor

Hi Everyone my name is Kamber Petty and welcome to my True North Realty site. Here you’ll find my current listings, client testimonials, and the lastest real estate news. If you’re considering buying, selling, or renting a home I would love to be your Realtor! I live and work in Loudoun County but have experience in Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington, Clarke and Frederick County.

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