Great Weekend for Leaf-Watching & House-Hunting

The beautiful fall weather makes it a great weekend to go house-hunting. There are 26 open houses in the Fairfax area this weekend and hundreds of other listings that let you get a curbside view.

Last week, we featured $1 million homes. Let’s take a look at some more modest listings this week, starting with this close-in Alexandria townhouse:

715 Scarburgh Way, Alexandria

Just one traffic light from DC and loaded with light, this townhouse also features two master suites for maximum privacy and luxury. Here are the specs:

$679,000
3 Bed /3 Bath
2,199 Sq Ft
Townhouse
Tax: $6,251
Year Built: 1999
Lot Size: 0
Status: Active

Cooktop, Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposer, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer, Central A/C, Forced Air

Full listing with many more photos

2763 Mansway Drive, Herndon

Here’s a beautiful, spacious and affordable home in Herndon, a family-oriented community adjacent to Dulles International Airport, Reston and the Dulles Transportation Corridor, which includes not only the Dulles and Greenway toll roads but — soon — Metro’s new Silver Line.

$599,500
4 Bed /3 Bath
Single Family Detached
Tax: $5,761
Year Built: 1985
Lot Size: 0
Status: Pending
Open House: 10/31/2012, 12:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Cooktop, Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposer, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Oven – Double, Oven – Self-Cleaning, Refrigerator, Washer, Washer – Front load, Central A/C, Forced Air

Complete listing with lots more photos

9506 Yawl Court, Burke

Burke is right in the middle of everything — close to the Beltway, the Virginia Railway Express and a short hop to the Pentagon and BRAC installations (if you don’t know what this means, don’t worry, it just means you’ll have some of the best neighbors imaginable — high-ranking military personnel).

$559,950
4 Bed /3 Bath
2,312 Sq Ft
Single Family Detached
Tax: $5,139
Year Built: 1977
Lot Size: 0
Status: Active
Open House, 10/21/2012
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Dishwasher, Garbage Disposer, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Forced Air

Complete listing with many more photos

These are just a few of the 6,700 listings in the FairfaxNews Real Estate section, all sortable by location, price and other features — enabling you to go house-hunting online before you start burning gas and time doing it in person.

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