Alexandria House Condos: Prices, Pictures, Facts and Map

high-rise condos in the North End of Old Town Alexandria

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High-Rise Condos for Sale in Old Town Alexandria

entrance to Alexandria House condos in Old Town
Entrance to Alexandria House high-rise in Old Town

The Alexandria House is a high-rise condo located in northern side of lower Old Town Alexandria. Folks who like Alexandria House are drawn here because Alexandria House is located close to King Street and the Potomac River. This location affords great convenience, but also means that most units here have excellent vistas. Condos at Alexandria House have expansive balconies. Some of these balconies are so big that they wrap around the ends of the building. Couple this with large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors and you have remarkable living spaces with a feeling of openness. Alexandria House is within walking distance of the Potomac River, several parks, several restaurants and grocery stores and the Braddock Road Metro Station.

Condos at Alexandria House were built in 1975. Schools serving the community are: Jefferson-Houston Elementary School, George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High School.

Alexandria House amenities

Condo at 400 Madison St #803, Alexandria, VA 22314
Condo at Alexandria House is in Alexandria 22314

The Alexandria House boasts the following amenities:

  • Rooftop pool and observation deck
  • Concierge
  • Party room,
  • Sauna and exercise room
  • Security system featuring a locked main entrance and exterior cameras
  • Fire detection system
  • Storage
  • Underground garage

The one- to three-bedroom units typically feature crown molding, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall carpet, a washer/dryer, granite counters in the kitchen, energy-efficient appliances, a storage space and one or two parking spaces in the underground garage. Some condos also have bamboo flooring, built-in bookcases, customized closets, marble baths with soaking tubs, and wet bars.

The building has electric central heat and air conditioning. The 23rd floor is home to the Drake Club---a community party room that residents can reserve for parties and get-togethers. On the roof is a pool with sweeping views of the city. A great place to relax on a hot summer day.

Association Contacts

For condo docs, insurance questions and maintenance or facilities questions contact the office at

Alexandria House Condominiums
400 Madison St.
Alexandria VA 22314

Call the association at:
(703) 548-5002
(703) 548-7795 (fax)

Alexandria House
Alexandria House

Monthly association fees vary depending on the size of the condo, and cover the following:

  • custodial services
  • interior and exterior building maintenance
  • lawn maintenance
  • salaries of the resident manager and lobby staff,
  • a master insurance policy
  • pool maintenance
  • reserve funds
  • security system
  • sewer
  • snow removal
  • trash removal
  • water
  • Questions about real estate agents?

    There are five basic ground rules when it comes to buying a home and shopping smart, and they are:

    #1 – Get your financing before you get your home

    There are few things in life as disappointing as losing out on the home of your dreams due to not being able to secure funding. While the desire to get out there and search for that great home is understandable, it is vital to line up the financing you will need before you start shopping for a home.

    Getting the financing ahead of time has a number of important advantages, including knowing how much you can buy and gain more respect from the listing agents. By knowing how much home you can afford before you shop you will avoid wasting your time looking at unaffordable properties, and the listing agent will be more than willing to show you the homes in your price range.

    It is also important to take a good look at the various types of mortgage on the market before getting started in the home buying process. These days, mortgages come in far more choices than the typical 15 or 30 year. For that reason, potential home buyers need to understand how each type of mortgage works, and to gauge which mortgage is the best choice for their needs.

    #2 – Look at the community, not just the home

    It is a good idea to look at the entire community, instead of focusing on a single home. This can be a particularly important thing to consider for those moving to a new metropolitan area, as these buyers will be unfamiliar with the local climate and lifestyle. It is crucial to determine the areas of town that are most desirable, and to consider things like distance from work and local shopping opportunities.

    We have all heard that location is the key consideration when it comes to real estate, and that is certainly the case. Buying a house in the wrong area can be a big mistake, and it is important to choose the location as well as the home. Potential buyers can learn a great deal about the nature of the various neighborhoods simply by driving around town, as well as by talking to other residents.

    #3 – Be fair with your first offer

    Trying to lowball a seller on the first offer can backfire, as can paying too much. It is important to carefully evaluate the local market, and to compare the asking price of the home with what similar houses in the neighborhood have sold for.

    Comparing the sales of comparable homes, what are known as “comps” in the industry, is one of the best ways to determine what is fair, and to make sure that you neither overpay or underbid on the property.

    #4 – Always get a home inspection

    Always investigate the home for any possible defects before making an offer. Compared to the cost of the average home, the price of a quality home inspection is virtually negligible. Hence, get a good home inspection done before you buy.

    To find the best home inspector, it is a good idea to seek out word of mouth referrals as many of the best home inspectors rely on word of mouth advertising.

    #5 – Do not alienate the sellers of the home

    Many real estate deals have fallen apart due to the personal animosity of the buyer and the seller. It is important to avoid alienating the seller of the home during the process, and to avoid nitpicking every little detail during the sale.

    Keeping the goodwill of the seller will help the transaction go smoothly, and it will provide the best environment for seller and buyer alike.

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  • Questions about rental agents?

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    Renting is a good way to get some firsthand experience with a neighborhood. Renting can let you sign a 1 year lease, say in a Shirlington 2 bedroom condo for example, with the option to continue, if you like the neighborhood. An advantage of this is you can test the waters, to see if you really love the features of this neighborhood or not. If you don’t like where you’re at, say for example, if the 4 bedroom, 2 story home in Lorton is not your style, you can always relocate to another place.

    Pay as You Go

    Many Americans live pay check to pay check. Upfront, you will have a security deposit, with a rate that depends on your credit score. If you have a good credit score, your property manager might only charge 1 months’ rent, for a security deposit. On the other hand, if you have a poor credit score, your property manager might charge 2 months’ rent, for a security deposit. After this initial fee (which can be refunded if you meet the requirements like passing the move out inspection), it’s nice to know that after a chunk of your paycheck is put into your monthly rent, there’s a good portion left for bills, necessities, and fun expenditures, like neighborhood nightlife or personal hobbies.

    Short Term Commitment & Little Investment

    Not sure if you want to stay in Northern Virginia, as a Washington DC commuting, GS-5? Do you have plans of living in California and seeing Napa Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco firsthand? Are you Active duty military, with upcoming orders for a new assignment, with no interest in the responsibility of becoming a homeowner? If so, these questions might make you lean towards renting, as opposed to buying. It’s nice to know that as a renter, you won’t have to worry about footing the bill for a repair on a roof that is falling apart, paying a monthly a condo fee (that could range anywhere from $150-$700), or paying the bill for a lawn service to pick up the leaves from your $1,000,000 Mount Vernon home, in fall. Overall, renting can be cheaper up front, but it isn’t for everyone. Also, who says you can’t just buy later?

    Build Your Credit While You Sock Away Savings for a Down Payment

    Paying your bills on time is an excellent way to build your credit score, and to show lenders that you know how to manage your money. If you are frugal, you can take a chip off each pay check, to build up a savings for buying a home in the future. The return on applying your savings to the purchase of the home of your dreams can be exponential. For those with an eye on the future, being a responsible tenant can prepare you financially and teach you the accountability necessary for home ownership.

    Roommates

    Spending time with friends can make for priceless memories. Living together can be fun and slightly cheaper than going solo. The process of getting a group of friends together to rent out a property can be a very rewarding and challenging process. A Nesbitt Realty Realtor, like Stuart Nesbitt, can help make the later stages of finding and renting a property simple. There are many different neighborhoods in Northern Virginia to choose from, that can fit your specific needs (such as being metro accessible, having a main street, Being near a good school, being luxurious, being a certain type of building style [e.g. high-rise or garden style, for example] ,being affordable, or even being off the beaten path).

     

     

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