Located on the west bank of the Potomac River just six miles south of Washington, D.C. and nine miles north of Mount Vernon lies the beautiful quaint colonial city of Alexandria, the fifth-leading city for doing business in the United States. Whether relocating your business or your family, you'll find Alexandria to be a lively, historic waterfront community with a strong economy, a wealth of cultural activities, excellent public schools and colonial charm. Ladies Home Journal named Alexandria the “Best City for Women” because of its low crime rate, pleasant lifestyle, great schools, plentiful job opportunities, and quality health- and child-care resources.
Alexandria is rich both in history and culture, offering a variety of things to do from visiting George Washington's home to dining on the lovely Potomac River. The Colonial charm of 18th and 19th century America is brought to life by the restored homes and shops throughout the city. Visitors can dine in Colonial taverns, wander through the cobblestone streets, shop in the unique specialty shops of Old Town, visit the city's historic sites and homes, relax in a park overlooking the scenic waterfront or take a boat ride along the Potomac River. Today, Alexandria is home to approximately 150,000 residents and the real estate market offers a mix of traditional and historic homes and newer contemporary models.
The Alexandria real estate market consists of traditional-style condominiums and single-family homes. Prices for condominiums and townhouses in Alexandria start at $90,000 in charming neighborhoods such as Saxony Square, Heritage Knoll and Clusters at Woodlawn, and exceed $5 million for larger models in the communities of Old Town, Harborside and Ford's Landing. Many of these Alexandria, VA properties have city and water views. Alexandria homes start at $200,000 in communities such as Hillwood and Huntington, many with recreation rooms and skylights. Prices range up to $6 million for larger, newer waterfront estates including expansive gardens and landscaping, beautiful views, swimming pools and colonial architecture.
"Martina Burns, GRI, CRS, RRS, CDPE, RE/MAX Hall of Fame Your Local Real Estate Expert Specializing in Alexandria, VA"
Martina Burns, GRI, CRS, RRS, CDPE, RE/MAX Hall of Fame
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Martina Burns, GRI, CRS, RRS, CDPE, RE/MAX Hall of Fame: Integrity, reliability, honesty, compassion and enthusiasm are just some of the words used by satisfied clients to describe Martina Burns. Born and raised in Germany where she met her husband serving in the Air Force, she traveled the world, familiarizing herself with moving from a personal and professional perspective. Martina holds her CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) and Fine Homes and Estate Specialist designations, along with her RRS (Recreation Resort Specialist) and the CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designations.
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Martina has been a licensed Realtor® since 2002. Since the start of her career, she has closed a significant amount of sales, placing her in the top 1% of REALTORS® nationwide. She is a Top 100 RE/MAX agent in Virginia and the Mid Atlantic Region, a Residential Top Producer by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, a RE/MAX Hall of Fame member and HouseHunt Hall of Fame member. Martina also has a customer satisfaction rating of 5 (very satisfied), the highest possible rating with the independent research company RatedAgent.com.
Experienced with military and government relocations, first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, estate properties, resort and pre-construction properties, she is a licensed REALTOR® in Virginia and Florida and a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. She has been a Multi-Million Dollar Producer since she started in real estate, winning numerous realty production and achievements awards, including the National Sales Award Top 1% of REALTORS® nationwide. Her extensive knowledge of the marketplace, professionalism and competence make her an excellent negotiator, so she can get her clients the most for their money.
Martina is active in her sons' schools and enjoys swimming and playing golf, and is also a glider pilot and soccer coach. Martina prides herself on going the extra mile to hunt for the perfect property for her buyers, providing outstanding service to sellers, and she always sticks by the golden rule: To treat all clients the way she wants to be treated.Resume
Alexandria Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of July 28th, 2014: homes priced around $679,250 compared to $679,250 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Monday, July 28th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.32%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.29%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.61%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.76%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Alexandria VA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Alexandria to help you find the best home!