Lorton, VA Real Estate News

By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
***********************************************The Kruschka Team has 33 years full time experience in Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”NO REGISTRATION NORTHERN VIRGINIA HOME FINDERContact Karen and Art by Email or call us at 703-690-6569. Put our record of customer service, real estate experience and state-of-the-art technology to work for you in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Stafford County or the entire Northern Virginia Area.
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Located just a few miles from the main gate of Fort Belvoir the neighborhoods that make up the Lorton area have a long tradition with the military and military families in Northern Virginia. Lorton history goes back to our first Commander in Chief, George Washington. There are older neighborhoods such as Harborview which are just as popular today as they were when they were built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Over the last 10 years a "new" Lorton has emerged which has brought a renewal to southern Fairfax County.Most of the "new" Lorton growth came about when a prison Complex located in the Lorton area was ordered closed in 1998. With just over 3200 acres the prison complex gave Fairfax County developers an opportunity to create an entire new vision for the land and its usage. With a Virg...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Strange as it may seem the postal address of Inlet Cove is Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060. It is just 1 mile south of the main gate of Fort Belvoir between the Fairfax County Parkway and Telegraph Road and abuts the southwestern section of Fort Belvoir. Inlet Cove Town Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2009 Vs. Total Year 2008 2008 2009 +/- % Number of Homes 0 3 Average List Price 0 493,675 NA Average Sales Price 0 468,125 NA Seller Contribution 0 6,524 NA Net Sales Price 0 461,601 NA As of 8/31/2009 Community Features It is a 40 acre planned community with 148 detached homes and 108 town homes. There is a pool, clubhouse, tot lot, playground and interconnecting walkways in the community. When you pull out of the subdivision onto the Richmond Highway you are literall...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Strange as it may seem the postal address of Inlet Cove is Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060. It is just 1 mile south of the main gate of Fort Belvoir between the Fairfax County Parkway and Telegraph Road and abuts the southwestern section of Fort Belvoir. Inlet Cove Detached Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2009 Vs. Total Year 2008 2008 2009 +/- % Number of Homes 9 3 Average List Price 555,639 516,517 -7% Average Sales Price 535,936 521,667 -3% Seller Contribution -8,328 -10,250 +23% Net Sales Price 527,628 511,417 -3% As of 8/31/2009 Community Features It is a 40 acre planned community with 148 detached homes and 108 town homes. There is a pool, clubhouse, tot lot, playground and interconnecting walkways in the community. When you pull out of the subdivision onto the...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Lorton Station is a 300 acre subdivision of 950 newer homes just South of Fort Belvoir. Detached homes and town homes are available. Lorton Station Detached Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2009 Vs. Total Year 2008 2008 2009 +/- % Number of Homes 9 9   Average List Price 558,728 537,511 -4% Average Sales Price 544,211 517,278 -5% Seller Contribution -9,056 -5,828 -36% Net Sales Price 535,155 511,450 -16% As of 8/29/2009/2009 TRANSPORTATION Lorton Station is within approximately 15 minutes of the entrance to Fort Belvoir. Additionally, it is only 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Lorton entrance to and exit from I-95 is just outside Lorton Station on Lorton Road. On those occasions when you need to go to the Pentagon the VRE Lorton Station is in the community....
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
Lorton Station is a 300 acre subdivision of 950 newer homes just South of Fort Belvoir. Detached homes and town homes are available. Lorton Station Town Home Market Report Homes Sold and Settled Year-To-Date 2009 Vs. Total Year 2008 2008 2009 +/- % Number of Homes 20 12 Average List Price 404,270 367,417 -9% Average Sales Price 400,096 359,492 -10% Seller Contribution 6,978 -5,697 -18% Net Sales Price 393,118 353,795 -10% As of 8/29/2009/2009 TRANSPORTATION Lorton Station is within approximately 15 minutes of the entrance to Fort Belvoir. Additionally, it is only 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Lorton entrance to and exit from I-95 is just outside Lorton Station on Lorton Road. On those occasions when you need to go to the Pentagon the VRE Lorton Station is in the community. Tak...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
      Lorton Station is a 300 acre subdivision of 950 newer homes just South of Fort Belvoir. Detached homes and town homes are available. TRANSPORTATION Lorton Station is within approximately 15 minutes of the entrance to Fort Belvoir. Additionally, it is only 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Lorton entrance to and exit from I-95 is just outside Lorton Station on Lorton Road. On those occasions when you need to go to the Pentagon the VRE Lorton Station is in the community. Take a Northbound train, change to the Metro Blue Line at King Street and go to the Pentagon Station. Commuters to DC will also want to use the VRE at Lorton Fairfax Connector Bus Route 171 provides service to the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station for access to every station in the Metrorail system SCHOOL...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
      I first snapped a photo of this old Lorton home/general store/service station/newspaper plant in 2007. It had been occupied until a year before - as you can see it was in extremely poor condition. The photo at the lower left was taken in 2008 as renovations started. Last week I drove through Lorton again and snapped the photo at the lower right. The interesting aspect is that it is at the intersection of two well traveled Lorton roads - I would have thought it would be restored commercially, but I'll keep checking to see what happens.   ***********************************************The Kruschka Team has 33 years full time experience in Prince William County”Experience Isn’t Expensive – It’s PRICELESS”NO REGISTRATION NORTHERN VIRGINIA HOME FINDERContact Karen and Art by Email or c...
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By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Executives)
  Strange as it may seem the postal address of Inlet Cove is Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060. It is just 1 mile south of the main gate of Fort Belvoir between the Fairfax County Parkway and Telegraph Road and abuts the southwestern section of Fort Belvoir. Community Features It is a 40 acre planned community with 148 detached homes and 108 town homes. There is a pool, clubhouse, tot lot, playground and interconnecting walkways in the community. When you pull out of the subdivision onto the Richmond Highway you are literally looking at the trees of the southern section of Fort Belvoir. The trees of the post are on your left and right as you drive north. If you are active duty or retired the Fort Belvoir Commissary is within 10 minutes The Gunston Plaza Shopping is less than 10 minutes sout...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
©2009 Cindy Jones This structure is located in Occoquan Regional Park in Northern Virginia.  Can you guess what it is?Hint.  It's history traces back to the early days of Lorton Prison. Stop by Occoquan Regional Park to enjoy a hike in the woods, launch your boat on the Occoquan River and learn a little local history.
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
     Sandwich lovers in Lorton are enjoying toasty goodness again, now that the local Quiznos Sub restaurant has reopened in August under new ownership.  It's the 9433 Lorton Market Street location near the Shoppers Food Warehouse and UPS Store.  For about a month, signs in the windows at the South County sandwich store noted that the store would reopen soon, so many neighbors were waiting and watching.   With a revitalized appearance and a well-trained staff, the new store is once again offering sandwiches, soups, salads and satisfying the taste buds of those who crave "toasty subs."  Two favorites for the locals -- the "Bullet" for $3 and the larger "Torpedo" for $4.  Quiznos also serves kids meals, and has optins to add a drink and chips or a drink and soup for an add on price to any...
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
    Fairfax South County Slurpee fans got a surprise this Monday when the former Gunston Food Mart and Deli officially turned into a Lorton, VA 7-Eleven store.  Many neighbors learned about the store conversion when they saw the bright "Now Open 7-Eleven" signs on the sides of Lorton Road and Silverbrook Road and the banner on the Gunston Corner Village Center marquee.  This location is so new, it isn't showing up with a 22079 ZIP Code search on the 7-Eleven Web site, and the primary signage isn't up yet.   The Lorton 7-Eleven store layout and offerings are quite different from the Gunston Food Mart and Deli, while the ownership is the same.  Some veteran 7-Eleven employees are staffing the store to give it a good start, and ensuring that the coffee, Big Gulps (R) and Slurpees (R) are t...
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
Caribou Coffee in Lorton, VA quenches thirsts of Fairfax South County locals, weary house-hunters, and neighborhood parents and kids lately with some healthy specials. A sign in the window of this Lorton Market Street business entices customers to try any of three different featured beverages on Mondays.  And if you need some tips on what to order, you may find Dan and Faisal behind the counter, both ready with details about all the menu offerings.  If you notice the daily quiz* on the overhead menu, and tell them the right answer, you'll get a few cents off the regular price of your order, too.   Once you have that order, you can get comfortable in the upholstered chairs near the fireplace (not needed for warmth this summer!), cozy up near the front windows, sit at the tall bistro tabl...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Anyone with PCS orders to Fort Belvoir looking for an affordable townhouse community just minutes to the Telegraph gate should take a look at the Village of Mount Air.As one of the smaller townhouse communities close to Fort Belvoir, the Village of Mount Air has 182 townhouses, both garage and non-garage models.  Originally the Village of Mount Air was part of a historic estate that dated back to the 1700's.  The estate changed hands over the years and of course parcels of land were sold off.  The original home on the property burned in 1859 and second home was built on its foundation.   The second home and property remained in use from 1859 to 1992.The last owner of property in the Village of Mount Air deeded 40 acres of the estate to developers to build the townhouses and kept 25 acre...
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
Finding Good Hair Day in Lorton, VA 22079, a sophisticated South County Salon may be a nice surprise compared to what people who had visited the area a few years ago may expect.  Much of the residential development in Fairfax South County, including most of the luxury properties including some green homes, is fairly new, and it can take some time for specialty retail and local businesses keen on great customer service to move into a neighborhood.  It's in keeping, too, that the stylish residents of these Fairfax County homes would want a high quality, full service hair salon.  Good Hair Day is that and more.  Open Tuesday through Saturday with evening hours on weekdays, "GHD" salon manages to impress suburban parents, weary Washington DC commuters and even savvy big-city salon clients. ...
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
Spring Hill in Lorton,VA will soon get new condos built!  Spring Hill’s location in the South County area -- the fastest growing part of Fairfax County -- has made it popular, and the condos will complement the two and three-bedroom detached homes already available.  Pulte, the builder of this vibrant active adult community west of I-95, is advertising condos with starting prices expected at less than $200,000, plus tempting incentives may sweeten the deal.       The amenities at Spring Hill read like a resort description, beginning with the state-of-the-art 11,000-square-foot clubhouse.  It features an indoor pool, fitness center and billiards and game room.  Neighbors can participate in billiards and poker games, and regular community-wide events and special parties in the well-appoin...
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
When Golfweek ranked Laurel Hill at #15 among the 50 best U.S. municipal courses in the May 2009 issue, many people began to learn just how lovely it is to be living in Lorton, VA near Fairfax County's Laurel Hill Golf Club.  Located at 8700 Laurel Crest Drive near South County Secondary School and the new Laurel Hill Elementary, the course lies within one mile from I-95, three miles of the Fairfax County Parkway (7100), and six miles of the Capital Beltway (I-495).  A picturesque public golf course with a clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant and meeting and banquet facilities, Laurel Hill Golf Club is anything but a typical “muni” course.  For those who wouldn’t want playing golf at Laurel Hill to entail a long commute, here are a few neighborhoods very close to the course.  Residents of th...
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By Lee Ellis, e-PRO, "RealtyLee" Green Homes & Technology Consultant
(Northern Virginia/DC KWR)
People seeking grocery stores near Laurel Hill in Lorton, VA have plenty of options, and many are in new shopping centers with an array of retail outlets.  And that’s a good thing because newer neighborhoods like Laurel Hill, Spring Hill and Laurel Highlands are attracting many residents and making South County the fastest growing part of Fairfax County, VA.  Laurel Hill features detached single family homes by two builders, plus one and two-car garage townhomes, so that's approximately 700 kitchens with pantries and refrigerators to fill!  Here’s a rundown of the closest places to stock your Lorton, VA kitchen: The closest large grocery store to Laurel Hill, about 1.5 miles drive from the Laurel Hill clubhouse, is Shoppers Food Warehouse.  9409 Lorton Market ST.  Lorton, VA  22079.  Te...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
If you have been waiting for perfection then this home is the one for you.  Nestled in the small subdivision of Mason's Passage just minutes from the Lorton VRE, Lorton Station, Lorton Market, Fort Belvoir and the new National Geospatial Intelligence Agency this home offers you a terrific home and location all in one.Welcoming two story foyer leads you to a formal living and dining room.  The nicely appointed kitchen opens to a spacious family room with a wall of windows and gas fireplace.  Step out on to the deck and enjoy the privacy with woods and wildlife as your venue.   The lower level features a nice size recreation room, storage and additional space which could be converted to more finished living space.The top level features three double size bedrooms and a master suite.  The m...
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By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
A few years ago new homes in Northern Virginia flew off the market.  Buyer's camped out so that they could grab a great lot or a lottery number for a future section.  Builders were in control and buyers happily paid what they asked.  Then the market changed and builders were hit hard.  Some local builder's lost properties to foreclosure and others just left projects half completed.Today in our area new construction projects are moving again and developments are seeing a resurgence of buyers.  New incentives, pricing and amenities are bring buyers back again.  In Lorton (VA) the delayed Gunston Cove developments are now selling.  Gunston Cove is within walking distance of the Lorton Market Street Square, minutes to Lorton Station Town Center, the VRE, Fort Belvoir and provide easy access...
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