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by Eve Thompson — January 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm 4 Comments

Just Sold

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week:

1260 Reston Ave., 5 BR, BA. Sale Price: $1.16 million

11204 Chestnut Grove Square, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $212,000

11400 Washington Plaza West, Studio, 1 BA. Sale Price: $180,000

11817 Breton Court, 2 BR, 1 BA. Sale Price: $219,000

by Eve Thompson — January 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week:

12110 Purple Sage Court, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $332,500.

1855 Stratford Park Place, 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Sale Price: $535,000.

1947 Sagewood Lane, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $329,000.

11653 Stoneview Square, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $175,000.

11629 Stoneview Square, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $161,000.

11186 Silentwood Lane, 2 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $314,900.

2550 Brenton Point Drive, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $624,900.

by Eve Thompson — January 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week:

1447 Park Garden Lane, 2 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $545,000.

2523 Trophy Lane, 4 BR, 2.5 BA. Sale Price: $680,000.

11415 Fieldstone Lane, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $803,000.

1932 Lakeport Way, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $675,000.

by Eve Thompson — December 20, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week:

11408 Gate Hill Place, #121, 2 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $365,000.

1700 Ascot Way, Unit C, 1 BR, 1 BA. Sale Price: $187,000.

1558 Twisted Oak Drive, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $407,500.

2184 Glencourse Lane, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $465,000.

by Eve Thompson — December 6, 2016 at 10:50 am 0

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week:

1506 Summerchase Court, Apt. A, 2 BR, 1 BA. Sale Price: $254,500.

2347 Millennium Lane, 4 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $430,000.

2431 Freetown Drive, 5 BR, 5 BA. Sale Price: $659,000.

by Eve Thompson — November 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week:

11437 Summer House Court, 3 BR, 4 BA. Sale Price: $521,000.

11532 Links Dr., 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $385,000.

1646 Fieldthorn Dr., 2 BR, 2 BA. Sale Price: $347,250.

1268 Wedgewood Manor, 3BR, 2.5 BA. Sale Price: $630,000

2148 Whisperwood Glen Lane, 2 BR, 2.5 BA. Sale Price: $318,000.

2407 Alsop Court, 3 BR, 3 BA. Sale Price: $323,500.

by Eve Thompson — November 22, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

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Thanksgiving is upon us, and I have so very much to be grateful for this year.

A little over a year ago, my family purchased the Lake Anne Coffee House and embarked on the adventure of our lives.

When I say adventure, I am not exaggerating. We completely renovated the space, and that was no small task. We encountered problems along the way (as anyone who has ever opened a retail business could have predicted), and that kept pushing our opening date back. And then the day came when we were ready.

In early November, we opened our doors. It’s a soft opening–we’re still playing with the menu and getting the finishing touches in place. But we are open and we are blown away by the support we are receiving from the community.  Truly, it makes me cry.  I am blessed to know so many wonderful people, and now to get to see them every day.

Our daughters will be running the operation with us–Erin who is my partner in real estate is also an experienced restaurant manager, and Meagan is an exceptional chef. The Lake Anne Coffee House is in good hands.

My real estate office is located on the second floor (behind the wine bar), and I expect to meet many clients in the coffee shop or the wine bar.

We’ll be launching our website soon. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook.

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

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by Eve Thompson — November 15, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

Just Sold This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week.

11576 Shadbush Court, 3 BR, 3 BA. Sold price: $479,000

2263 Hunters Run Drive, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sold price: $280,000

11052 Saffold Way, 4 BR, 3.5 BA. Sold price: $430,000

2375 Old Trail Drive, 4 BR, 3 BA. Sold price: $325,000

12001 Market Street, Apt. 232, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sold price: $430,000

11002 Thrush Ridge Road, 4 BR, 3.5 BA. Sold price: $710,000

12205 Hounds Lane, 4 BR, 3 BA. Sold price: $590,000

2053 Golf Course Drive, 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Sold price: $470,000

11645 Stoneview Square, Apt. 2B, 2 BR, 2 BA. Sold price: $160,000

12700 Market Street #146, 1 BR, 1 BA Condo. Sold price: $274,900

by Eve Thompson — November 8, 2016 at 10:00 am 2 Comments

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In the North Point area of Reston, just off Reston Parkway, is a charming cluster of 50 townhouses called Bayfield Station. Designed in a Garrison Colonial style and built in 1984, these small homes are either 1,120 or 1,160 square feet. While the lots vary in size, all of them have a fenced back yard.

The Bayfield Station townhouses are positioned in groups, most of which are face Bayfield Court (the cluster’s main road). Three groups face into the wooded buffer areas.

The cluster is comprised of two streets: Bayfield Court and the shorter, Bayfield Way, with the two making a “T” shape. This shape provides “dead ends,” which means the cluster does not have a through street, minimizing traffic through the neighborhood.

Bayfield Station is just a few blocks from North Point Village Center, which has a Giant food store, gas station, several banks, a selection of restaurants, a gym, dance studio, and retail stores. Reston Town Center is a little over a mile away. The close proximity to Reston Parkway makes getting to major roads and the Reston Metro Station (3 miles away) a breeze.

The cluster is also close to Lake Newport swimming pool, soccer fields and tennis courts. Still within a mile is Brown’s Chapel Park, which is an access point to trail networks, the Lake Newport tennis courts, featuring six lighted courts, plus facilities for other sports-baseball, basketball, volleyball.

by Eve Thompson — November 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

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Where to Vote in Reston

Nov. 8 is Election Day, and I hope every eligible voter in Reston has registered and is ready to cast a vote in this very important election.

It’s too late to register in Virginia (I wish we had same day voter-registration, but we don’t). However, I have found over the years that many of my clients who are new to the area aren’t sure where they’re supposed to vote.

So, to honor this day, here is information on how to find your polling place:

Super Tuesday voters check in at South Lakes HS polling placeYour voter information card lists the name and address of your voting location (polling place).

However, if you still aren’t sure where to go, the Virginia Department of Elections website has an online form to help you find your polling place called Where do I vote?. This online form provides your precinct code based on the address you submit. You can then check out this online map of the district polling places to find your designated spot.

If you can’t locate your polling place, or if you have any questions about where you should vote on election day, please call 703-222-0776.

What You Need to Have With You

Lost your voter ID card? Well, you don’t actually have to have it to vote. According to the Virginia Board of Elections, here is what you do need to have (bring one):

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Valid Virginia DMV-issued Veteran’s ID card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
  • Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia, displaying a photo
  • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business

The website also offers a more detailed list of acceptable forms of identification.

It’s time to stop reading and start voting. Maybe I’ll see you at the polls!

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by Eve Thompson — October 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

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I will never tire of seeing children in their Halloween costumes, roaming the streets (or Lake Anne Plaza or the Reston Town Center) in search of the perfect treat. The joy is a pure delight. Second only, perhaps, to seeing dogs and cats dressed in costumes, roaming the plaza also in search of the perfect treat.

Halloween at Reston Town Center 2015/Credit: Don RennerOn Saturday, Oct. 29, I’m going to get my fill of both.

There are plenty of opportunities for kids and pets to enjoy a little pre-Halloween fun.

Howl-o-Ween on the Plaza

Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Being this cute isn’t so ruff. Especially if you are a dog lover! Come down and see the dogs (and a few cats) of Reston in their Howl-o-Ween finery. There are games, there are contests, and there are treats for your furry friends. Festivities start at 1 and continue until 3 p.m. The costume contest starts at 1:30 p.m.

Trick or Treat at Reston Town Center

Saturday, Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m.

Any child in wearing a costume (maybe one to match the dog?) can celebrate this special day by visiting participating retailers and the Information Center for treats and goodies.

Look for the pumpkin flyer in the window. If you aren’t coming over to Howl-o-ween, be sure to enjoy a spooky, magical performance for all ages by Turley the Magician at 1 pm in Fountain Square.

Howling Halloween Dog Costume Contest, Reston Town Center

Saturday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.

You can make the rounds with your dog in costume by attending this pet event. Register your dog to participate in the contest and win prizes.

Register online by Oct. 27 or at RTC on Oct. 29  from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (registration table will be located in front of the pavilion).

More information and registration.

Photo: Reston Town Center Halloween 2015/file photo

by Eve Thompson — October 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm 3 Comments

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Do you ever dream of finding a quiet place in the woods, free from the hustle and bustle of urban life? Except that you like the hustle and bustle of urban life, so you don’t want to go live in the woods. What if you could find both? Bentana Woods is the neighborhood for you.

Townhomes in Bentana Woods/Photo: ZillowBennett of Virginia built these townhomes in1 972. They’re located in the Tall Oaks section of Reston, about one mile from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station (which means you could walk there if you wanted).

They’re also a quick walk into Lake Fairfax Park and short drive to Reston Town Center or Lake Anne Plaza.

The original Tall Oaks Village Center is slated for redevelopment, so within the next few years there will be new shops and restaurants all a quick walk from your front door. But you won’t be able to tell because this neighborhood is so secluded you feel like you’re in rural Virginia.

The fact that these three-to-four-bedroom, 1,700 square-foot townhouses are charming and well designed is icing on the cake.

Bentana Woods is actually two separate clusters — Bentana Woods Cluster has 48 homes while Bentana Woods West has 108 homes. More than 50 percent of the neighborhood lands are common areas with open grass, tot lots, and stands of trees — trees that the National Wildlife Federation has certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

If you want to be close to the action, but feel like you’re living in a national park, Bentana Woods is the Reston neighborhood for you!

Reston Real Estate: Just Sold

by Eve Thompson — October 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm 0

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This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

Here are some Reston homes that changed hands in the last week.

1658 Parkcrest Circle #301. 2 BR, 1 BA Condo. Sold price: $210,000

11717 Summerchase Circle. 1 BR, 1 BA Condo. Sold price: $193,000

11408 Gate Hill Place #E. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo. Sold price: $391,962

11990 Market Street #1502. 3 BR, 3 BA Condo. Sold price: 1,180,000

1513 Church Hill Place. 2 BR, 2.5 BA Condo. Sold price: $390,000

1855 Stratford Park Place #308. 2 BR, 2 BA. Sold price: $320,000

1830 Fountain Drive #405. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo. Sold price: $504,000

2071 Royal Fern Court #21B. 2 BR, 1 BA. Sold price: $200,000

Reston Real Estate: Just Sold

by Eve Thompson — October 7, 2016 at 11:30 am 0

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This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. Contact her at through her website for a more thorough analysis of how homes are selling in your neighborhood.

Here is a look at some recent Reston home sales that closed in the last week:

2380 Southgate Square. 3 BR, 1.5 BA TH. Sold price: $298,000

11465 Waterview Square Cluster. 4 BR, 3 BA TH. Sold price: $515,000

2401 Southgate Square. 2 BR, 1.5 BA TH. Sold price: $275,000

1357 Tunwell Stable Court. 5 BR, 4.5 BA SFH. Sold price: $889,000

12000 Market Street, #226. 1 BR, 1 BA Condo. Sold price: $253,000

1855 Stratford Park Place, #212. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo. Sold price: $475,000

11621 Vantage Hill Road, #2A. 1 BR, 1 BA Condo. Sold price: $152,000

2055 Chadds Ford Drive. 4 BR, 3.5 BA TH. Sold price: $510,000

12064 Edgemere Circle. 3 BR, 3.5 BA TH. Sold price: $539,000

11811 Fawn Ridge Lane. 5 BR, 3.5 BA SFH. Sold price: $722,500

by Eve Thompson — September 30, 2016 at 11:20 am 0

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This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. Contact her for a more through analysis of what’s selling in your neighborhood.

Here is a look at some recently closed home sales in Reston.

2430 Cloudcroft Square. 2 BR, 2 BA TH. Sold price: $310,000

1830 Fountain Drive #405. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo. Sold price: $509,000

1855 Stratford Park Place # 308. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo. Sold price: $324,000

2459 Pyrenees Court. 4 BR, 3.5 BA TH. Sold price: $330,000

2150 Golf Course Drive. 3 BR, 3.5 BA TH. Sold price: $464,900

1604  Greenbriar Court. 4 Br, 3.5 BA. Sold price: $740,000

2416 Alsop Court. 3 BR, 2.5 BA TH. Sold price: $365,500

1727 Ascot Way #F. 2 BR, 2 Ba Condo. Sold price: $250,000

11616 Newbridge Court. 4 BR, 3.5 BA TH. Sold price: $435,000

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