Alexandria, VA Real Estate News & Market Trends

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July 12, 2018

Expanded classic home situated on large, landscaped corner lot

2813 Davis Ave | Alexandria, VA 

This expanded classic home is situated on a large, landscaped corner lot with lush greenery and mature oak trees.  Built for both modern living and ease of entertaining, the adjoined family and dining rooms open to a remodeled gourmet kitchen offering cherry cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a charming breakfast bar.  A powder room, formal dining room and the living room with a wood-burning fireplace complete the main level.  Retreat to the expansive upper level master suite with dual vanities, double walk-in closets and a sitting area that also makes for the perfect office space.  Enjoy serene summer evenings on the three season screened-in porch or flagstone patio in the private backyard. 

Ample closets and a detached garage provide plenty of storage space.  Premium Pella windows and hardwood floors throughout the home.  Click here to download the entire list of home features and improvements.

2813 Davis Ave is offered for $960,000 and will be open Sunday, July 15, 2-4PM.  Please find additional listing details and a floorpan tour at  Contact Elizabeth Lucchesi of The LizLuke Team at or 703.868.5676 to schedule a tour of this property. 



June 29, 2018

Let the Independence Day Celebrations Begin!

Let the Independence Day celebrations begin!  Check out this rundown of Alexandria and D.C. event offerings.  

Independence Fireworks

June 29 | 6 - 9:45PM

Get your tickets NOW!  Saturday's event has been SOLD OUT!  

Mount Vernon Fireworks


An American Celebration

July 4 | 8AM - 5PM 

Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon's annual Independence Day event! Watch dazzling made-for-daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River and listen to the roar of cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.

An American Celebration


National Independence Day Parade

July 4 | 11:45AM - 2PM

America’s National Independence Day Parade takes place annually on July 4th at 11:45 am in Washington, D.C., on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street before a street audience of hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Parade consists of invited bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military and specialty units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams, VIP’s, national dignitaries, and celebrity participants. 


A Capitol Fourth

July 4 | 8 - 9:30PM

America’s favorite Independence Day celebration, A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and our troops watching around the world on the American Forces Network.

Fireworks at the Nation's Capitol


USA + Alexandria Birthday Celebration

July 7 | 6 - 10PM

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m., celebrate America's 242nd birthday and Alexandria's 269th birthday along the Potomac waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and enjoy live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a dazzling fireworks display. As George Washington's hometown, Alexandria is a patriotic hotspot, filled with tours by bike, boat and foot, historic sites and art galleries, plus restaurants and boutiques to explore before heading to the waterfront for the grand celebration. Admission is free. For more information call the Special Events Hotline at 703-746-5592.

Alexandria Birthday Celebration

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June 27, 2018

Charming Braddock Heights brick rambler

2701 Valley Dr 

Overlook the neighborhood from the quaint front porch of this charming Braddock Heights brick rambler.  A cozy wood-burning fireplace, highlighted by custom built-in shelving, welcomes you to the living room with hardwood floors, crown molding and plantation shutters.  Walk through the dining area to the large, level backyard with mature landscaping, a small patio, and privacy fence.  

A full bath, distinguished by it’s space saving pocket door and ornate sink basin, sits between two spacious bedrooms on the main level.  The finished basement is carpeted and has an additional full bath.

 Among recent home improvements are a new roof and HVAC, chimney repointing, painting of the entire home interior, and refinishing of the exterior porch railings and columns.   

Click here to download the entire list of home features and improvements. 

2701 Valley Dr is offered for $705,000 and will be open Sunday, July 1, 2-4PM.  Please find additional listing details and a floorpan tour at  Contact Elizabeth Lucchesi of The LizLuke Team at or 703.868.5676 to schedule a tour of this property. 


June 20, 2018

Colonial home on cul de sac in picturesque Alexandria neighborhood

1703 Hollinwood Dr | Alexandria, VA 22307

Offered for $800,000

1703 Hollinwood Dr

The perfect chance to renovate & customize this to be the home of your dreams! 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths on upper level, 1 bedroom with full bath on lower level. New HVAC, water heater & electrical panel w/in the last year. Attached 2 car garage, private backyard. Great opportunity for investment/renovation project, sold in as-is condition.




June 12, 2018

Gorgeous Old Town Greens town home

730 Catts Tavern Dr


Bright, open main living space w/ 9'+ ceilings & gleaming hardwoods. Updated eat-in kitchen w/ breakfast island & deck access. Spacious master suite w/ loft + 2 BR's on UL. LL has office/BR, new W/D, 2 car garage. Built-ins, plantation shutters. Low HOA, walking distance to pool, tennis courts, playgrounds & free shuttle to metro. 2 mins to GW Pkwy.


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March 30, 2018

Preparing Your Home for Sale


March 30, 2018

Long & Foster celebrates 50 years of success!

March 15, 2018

Long & Foster's Luxury Market Update

Long & Foster | Christie's closes more luxury homes than the competition in the Capital Region. Watch Elizabeth Lucchesi of the LizLuke Team present a quick breakdown of the latest market stats.

The fall issue of Long & Foster | Christie's Luxury Homes magazine available here:


March 15, 2018

Alexandria home of week: 1117 N Pitt St #3B

1117 N Pitt St #3B | $325,000

1 bdrm | 1 bath | 624 sq. ft. 

Bright top floor condo in a beautiful community with water and tree views. Lots of charm in the cozy living room with wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors & high ceilings. Walk-in closet in the bedroom. Newly renovated bathroom & freshly painted throughout. 2 blocks from waterfront & Mount Vernon Trail. Short walk to all the restaurants & shops of Old Town. Comes with parking & storage. Controlled access entry.


March 15, 2018

Alexandria's Condo of the Week

1732 Abingdon Dr #202 

1 bdrm | 1 bath | 610 sq ft

This charming condo offers tons natural light, beautiful floors, crown molding, built-ins and a walk-in closet. The kitchen has been updated with granite and a separate dining area. Unit includes W/D and off street parking.  Potowmack Crossings community has courtyard, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Easily walk or bike to nearby shopping and restaurants. This location offers the commuter convenient access to Braddock Metro, bus services, Old Town, Del Ray, DC and the Pentagon.