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Home Purchasers with kids—or who hope to have kids soon—should be aware of certain kid-friendly characteristics. Do you know all the things you should seek? I fully comprehend the Fairfax County real estate market.

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Think hard about the surrounding community. The last thing you want is to acquire a single-family residence, only to learn later that there’s a sex offender living next door. Play it safe and check The National Sex Offender Public Website, which allows you to pinpoint the locale of any sex offenders in a particular area in Northern Virginia.

For some new parents, all that matters is that the nursery has sufficient space for a rocker, changing table, and crib. Many home buyers forget to seriously dream about where the parents’ bedroom is in relation to the nursery. Most parents in 22306 in Alexandria know to hunt for a house with ample bedrooms for their kids, what they sometimes fail to really consider is where those bedrooms are. Many parents prefer a layout the location of their kids’ bedrooms are fairly close to their own, since it keeps their tykes within earshot at night. However, bedrooms on separate floors can work for parents who prefer a bit more privacy.

Featured 4 Bedroom Detached Family Home in Stoneybrooke

$529,500 || Detached Family Residence At Stoneybrooke || 22306

Budget

A house on moneyHow much you can afford is very important to consider when buying a new home.  As a rule of thumb, some experts suggest paying 25% of your salary towards your mortgage. Fortunately, for people living in Northern Virginia, there are several job centers like the Mark Center, Inova Hospitals, USPTO, NOVA Community College, Fort Belvoir and Reston Town Center in the area which offer high paying salaries.

Size

Would you like to have roommates? Do you have a wife and plan to start a family? These are questions to consider before taking the step towards home ownership. Depending on your circumstances you might prefer a 2 bedroom condo in Courthouse, instead of a 1,000,000 home in Mount Vernon.

Location and Atmosphere

Northern Virginia has a vast array of neighborhoods. For example, Arlington has a bustling metropolitan scene that is just a few metro stops away from DC. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is Woodbridge, which is a quieter small town type of area, which attracts commuters. Alexandria is a nice middle ground in between the two aforementioned neighborhoods. Alexandria has plenty of nightlife, restaurants, and shopping in a variety of neighborhoods like Old Town, West End, and Fairfax County.

Type

Condo? Townhome? Single family home? Each of these homes has their own advantages and disadvantages. Condos are nice because some include amenities, like a pool, fitness center, or dry cleaner, all conveniently located in the condo community. Some may prefer a home, because there aren’t any condominium fees.

 Commitment

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The Consultation Room at Nesbitt Realty

A mortgage is a long term commitment.  It is important to factor in job security when preparing to purchase a home. For those who end up having to leave the area, whether it is temporary or permanent, there is the option of hiring a property manager so that you can rent out your home and collect rent on it while you’re gone.

 Credit Score

To be considered a serious buyer, the first step to buying a home is to get pre approved. Getting pre approved can speed up the home buying process. One way to improve your credit score is to always pay your bills on time. Another way to build your credit is to open a credit card and use it monthly and pay it on time.

 

Real Estate Overview

4 beds, 3 full baths

Home size: 1,950 sq.ft.

Lot Size: 8,849 sq.ft.

Added: 07/24/18, Last Updated: 07/24/2018

Property Type: Residential Detached for Sale

MLS Number: FX10306515

Subdivision: Stoneybrooke

About Stoneybrooke

  • Properties in Stoneybrooke typically have 3 to 6 bedrooms.
  • Many were built in 1974.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.