Find real estate for sale by zip code in and around Falls Church VA
The “Little City” of Falls Church is an independent city located in Northern Virginia. Some zip codes have a Falls Church postal address but are actually in neighboring Arlington County or Fairfax County.
- 22040 — Fall Church VA
- 22041 — Bailey's Crossroads / Falls Church VA
- 22042 — Jefferson / West Falls Church VA
- 22043 — Idylwood / Falls Church VA
- 22044 — Lake Barcroft / Seven Corners / Falls Church VA
- 22046 — Downtown / Falls Church VA
- 22047 — Falls Church VA
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Falls Church is one of the oldest settlements in Northern Virginia. Falls Church was incorporated as a Fairfax County town in 1875. In 1948, Falls Church became an independent city outside of Fairfax County.
More about Falls Church VAThe city's corporate boundaries do not include all of the area historically known as Falls Church; these areas include portions of Seven Corners, the Skyline area and other portions of the current Falls Church postal districts of Fairfax County, as well as the area of Arlington County known as East Falls Church. To differentiate that part of Falls Church which is independent from Fairfax County, Falls Church is sometimes called Falls Church City or the City of Falls Church. There are an interesting mixture of homes in and around Falls Church with both some of the areas most prestigious neighborhoods and most affordable homes and condos.
Falls Church has easy access to both the East Falls Church and West Falls Church Metro stations. It's location at the heart of the region means that residents can find employment in Tysons Corner, Bethesda Maryland, Arlington, Washington or Alexandria. In addition to homes in the City of Falls Church our Guide features homes and condos with a Falls Church postal address that are not actually the City of Falls Church.[ Read more about the neighborhoods of Falls Church VA ]
If you need help using the Guide, or if you have questions, our real estate professionals are standing by at 703 765 0300 to help you.
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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