All About Loudoun

Top 3 Home Improvements in 2017

Five Easy Fall Home Maintenance Tips (1)According the the National Association of Realtor’s 2017 Remodeling Impact Study, both realtors and home buyers listed the same top three items on the list of most impactful interior home improvements.  Even better, homeowners were happiest with the results after tackling the very same items.

I always tell my clients, unless you pan to sell in the next 12 months, do what makes you happy in your home and then worry about resale.  Looks like what homeowners enjoy living with and what brings value at resale are the same things!

About Michelle

I am a REALTOR in Northern Virginia and a 14 year resident (and cheerleader) of Loudoun County.  I take the time to get to know each unique client and community and they benefit from my unrivaled neighborhood knowledge. By bringing my personal touch, straight forward style and proactive marketing plan to the buying and selling process, I provide exceptional results to clients whether they are in Ashburn, Aldie, Broadlands, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, Reston or beyond (I can find you a great agent anywhere in the U.S, just ask!).

New to Leesburg’s Crescent Place

In the heart of old town Leesburg, there is an area I call the “triangle” contained by Catoctin Circle, East Market St and South King St.  The Crescent Place neighborhood, located off Harrison St. in the middle of the triangle and alongside the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, is a result of the redevelopment of the old abandoned window factory.  Walkable to the Leesburg Farmer’s Market and a number of long established restaurants and shops, it has been a great new addition while enhancing the character of the neighborhood.

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The Shops at Crescent Place are Fully Leased

The townhouses and condos in Crescent Place give residents the option to live in a walkable and thriving part of Leesburg. While new construction is sold out, there are some resale and rent opportunities in the neighborhood. Now that the residential construction is wrapping up, it’s time to focus on the new retail tenants in The Shops at Crescent Place.

Early retail tenants included boutiques Studio Twenty8Fifty7 and  Best Rack Around.

A great addition for those enjoying the nearby W&OD trail is Transition Triathlon. Recognized as one of the best triathlon stores in the Mid-Atlantic region, don’t be intimidated if you aren’t training for your next IronMan – they have gear for most athletes, offer clinics, and can handle bike repairs too.

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Portside’s The Nutcracker and Salted Caramel White Mocha 

In recent months they have been joined by local coffee and pastry shop Portside Coffee where you can sample tasty seasonal treats, catch live music and even admire cool cars.

About Michelle

I am a REALTOR in Northern Virginia and a 14 year resident (and cheerleader) of Loudoun County.  I take the time to get to know each unique client and community and they benefit from my unrivaled neighborhood knowledge. By bringing my personal touch, straight forward style and proactive marketing plan to the buying and selling process, I provide exceptional results to clients whether they are in Ashburn, Aldie, Broadlands, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, Reston or beyond (I can find you a great agent anywhere in the U.S, just ask!).

 

New To Ashburn’s One Loudoun

Ashburn’s One Loudoun development started a few years back with the Alamo Theatre and a really cool splash pad.  It should come as no surprise that the development continues to attract new and unique establishments as it grows and new homes are added nearby.

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Construction Continues at One Loudoun

Located at Route 7 and Loudoun County parkway, One Loudoun hosts a Saturday Farmers Market, a concert series, outdoor events, 5k races, and fun pop up shops throughout the year.

One of my absolute favorites Chicks Picks had a pop up shop for the holidays last year and will have their annual Fall & Halloween show at the Barn at One Loudoun this weekend.

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Aggio Features Outdoor Dining

Dining

One Loudoun has dining options for every pallet (Nando’s Peri Peri, Uncle Julio’s Mexican, 5ense of Thai), at every price point (Spinfire pizza, Firehouse subs, Copperwood TavernEddie Merlot’s.) and some great happy hour spots (B One Loudoun, Bar Louie, World of Beer).

Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio has re-branded his Family Meal restaurant  into Aggio and now features traditional and gourmet Italian dishes. Check out the outdoor dining, weekday happy hour specials, and bocce ball court.

This summer’s opening of a drive thru Starbucks was a welcome addition for Route 7 commuters as well as those looking for a strong cup of joe after dinner or a movie.

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Forstessa’s Showroom

Shopping

Last month One Loudoun welcomed Fortessa Tableware Solutions offering shoppers a chance to shop for and own the same serving pieces and place settings used by upscale restaurants and luxury hotels around the world. Even better – Fortessa is a family business home grown here in Loudoun County, VA.

A new Barnes and Noble is now hiring and slated to open just in time for the holidays.  Not your typical book store, this location will be a test site for the company’s new store concept that includes a kitchen cafe and bar.

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Barnes & Noble’s New Kitchen Concept is Coming to One Loudoun

Living

Miller & Smith has released all new floor plans for the urban and open architecture townhouses they are building as part of their Upper West collection at One Loudoun.

Stanley Martin Homes’ Downtown Collection features three floorplans and both townhouse and condo options in the heart of One Loudoun.

An always current list of resale and rental options for homes in or nearby One Loudoun can be found here.

About Michelle

I am a REALTOR in Northern Virginia and a 14 year resident (and cheerleader) of Loudoun County.  I take the time to get to know each unique client and community and they benefit from my unrivaled neighborhood knowledge. By bringing my personal touch, straight forward style and proactive marketing plan to the buying and selling process, I provide exceptional results to clients whether they are in Ashburn, Aldie, Broadlands, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, Reston or beyond (I can find you a great agent anywhere in the U.S, just ask!).