VDOT Public Hearing for the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension scheduled for 10/5/20

Visit 495NorthernExtension.org for information details of the public hearing and the project which will affect roads near the McLean Hamlet.

VDOT is conducting a virtual public meeting regarding the location and design of the I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension on Monday, October 5, 2020. Postcards were mailed to McLean Hamlet residents in early September to notify residents of the upcoming meeting. It will be held virtually and information can be found at 495NorthernExtension.org.

A concerned Hamlet resident recently asked me if properties are going to be affected by the project. The study process has been ongoing for several years, and the project website includes comments from the May 20, 2019 public hearing that addresses that question. A link to the public comments can be found here. The specific question and response found on page 15 is included in the photo below.

The answer is not definitive in any manner. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the hearing and send comments.

Two Homes Under Contract in the McLean Hamlet

The past week saw a few new properties listed and two homes received contracts. The home at 8103 Falstaff Road went under contract after 4 days on the market. It was listed on August 27, for $1,050,000. The home at 7806-A Birnam Wood Drive, listed for $1,398,888, also went under contract. It had been on the market for 228 days.

The listing agent of 1348 Macbeth provided new information on the listing of that home. It is undergoing extensive renovations and will be listed for sale, with an expected list price around $1,300,000.

8103 Falstaff Road to be listed for $1,050,000

8103 Falstaff Road listed as coming soon and to be on the market for $1,050,000 by Friday, August 28.

A home has been listed as coming soon in the McLean Hamlet and it is expected to be on the market by Friday, August 28. 8103 Falstaff Road is a colonial with five bedrooms, three full and one half baths, and a two car garage. It also features a circular drive that provides convenience for the owners. The price is listed as $1,0500,00.

Hamlet sellers see 10% price increase in just one year at 7712 Falstaff Road

7712 Falstaff Road sale shows a strong market in the McLean Hamlet despite issues related to the pandemic.

The sale of the home at 7712 Falstaff Road closed this week. The home sold for $1,335,000. The sellers purchased the home almost exactly a year ago on August 14, 2019, for a price of $1,220,000. The sale price this week represents an increase of 9.4%. Owners in the McLean Hamlet love to see this price appreciation.

How has the pandemic lockdown affected prices in the neighborhood? In the McLean Hamlet over the past 120 the sale of five homes have closed. The average sale price of those five homes is $1,061,000, with 7712 Falstaff as a high sale. The low inventory of homes available has clearly influenced quick sales, with an average days on market for these five homes of 6 days on market.

7722 Desdemona Ct Sold for $1,130,000

Tom Reilly sells 7722 Desdemona Court in the McLean Hamlet.

I am pleased to welcome my clients to the McLean Hamlet. The sale of 7722 Desdemona Court closed today with a sale price of $1,130,000. This attractive colonial was sold before it went on the market.

My client was searching neighborhoods for a new home and found this blog. He engaged me to search for a home in the McLean Hamlet and I actively sought opportunities before other buyers could get involved. This transaction yielded a very happy buyer, as well as a satisfied seller who had previously attempted to sell in 2019.

McLean Hamlet Inventory Update

Inventory of homes for sale in the McLean Hamlet is up compared to earlier in 2020.

For the first time in many months the inventory of homes for sale in the McLean Hamlet has been stable with homes for sale staying on the market longer than earlier this year. Below is a quick snapshot of the homes currently for sale.

·        The home at 7731 Falstaff is now listed with
Fass Results after having been listed with Redfin for several months. It is
priced at $1,225,000 and has been on the market for 184 days.

·        7725 Desdemona Court has been on the market for
42 days at $1,199,900.

·        7806-A Birnam Wood Drive has been on 208 days at

There are two homes currently under contract that close in the next two weeks. Both of those homes were on the market one day, and were priced at $1,139,990 and $1,325,000 respectively.

A link to the listings for the active homes is provided here on my website

PSA: Fake Absentee Voter Applications

Fake Absentee Voter Applications

Residents of my household received envelopes in the mail yesterday from what looked to be the Fairfax County election authority. It was not, and Fairfax County has issued a statement advising recipients to ignore the mailing. A link to the county statement is here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/fairfax-county-election-officials-warn-voters-about-inaccurate-center-voter-information-mailing?fbclid=IwAR22eCxnpz7ylDwVwyewQfsoVq0fA0Vuo0OzcvPYUheSLAUHnGhDGBUKMdU

Estate Sale Sat. 7/18 & Sun. 7/19 9am-3pm @ 8437 Holly Leaf Drive McLean

My clients selling 8437 Holly Leaf Drive are holding an estate sale for items they cannot take to their new home. There is an advertisement on Nextdoor with photos of some of the items available here: https://nextdoor.com/for_sale_and_free/959276d8-92aa-4a2e-aebd-7255343c6c8d?init_source=copy_link_share

There are lots of quality furniture items available, including:

Indoor & Outdoor Furniture:

5-piece King-size bedroom set w/mattress

2 dbl beds with mattress

Rocking chair

Roll top desk and chair

2 Leather sofas (black)

Ikea desks w office chair

Drop leaf table

Kitchen table and 4 chairs

Sofa+2 Side chairs

Mitchell Gold side chairs

Bauhaus sofa and chair

Assorted side tables and chairs

Lloyd Flanders Outdoor Wicker Set

Crate&Barrel Alfresco chaise lounge

Dining table and bench.

Sling chairs, recliners

6′ Round glass table

2 glass side tables

Garage work bench.

Grand Turbo Gas Grill.

Wooden and Metal Ladders