Tax Benefits

The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home in Fairfax County.


Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each year from 1972 through 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The recent housing crisis has caused some to question the long-term value of real estate, but even in the most recent 10 years, which included quite a few very bad years for housing, values are still up 7.0 percent on a cumulative basis. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 10 to15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing in Fairfax County.


Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home in Fairfax County.


Building equity in your home in Fairfax County is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.


Unlike rent, your fixed-rate mortgage payments don’t rise over the years. So, your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer in Fairfax County. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will likely increase.


If you buy a home in Fairfax County, the home is totally yours. You can decorate any way you want and choose the types of upgrades and new amenities that appeal to your lifestyle.


Remaining in a neighborhood like Fairfax County for several years allows you and your family time to build long-lasting relationships within the community. It also offers children the benefit of educational and social continuity.

Properties in Fairfax County

Vienna Woods Charmer! Meticulously maintained 4bed/ 2bath SFH w over 2000 finished sqft! Recent updates include: fully refinished walkup basement, gas water heater, Kenmore Elite washer/dryer, Kitchen Aide dishwasher, SS kitchen sink and faucet, Quartzite kitchen countertops; with newer: Carrier AC/Furnace unit, Gutter Helmet guards, windows.
1409 Desale St SW

Refinished hardwoods and fresh paint throughout. Mature .23 acres that backs to quiet field. Madison High School Pyramid! Vienna Aquatic Club membership can be acquired with sale 3-4 year waitlist! Professional photos coming soon! (see doc section for long list of all Capital Improvements, Pertinent Information, Plat and Floorplan). 1.8 miles to Dunn Loring metro 2.1 miles to Vienna MetroBus to metro stops at corner of DeSale and Cedar (less than block away)Easy Access to the W&OD Trail. [Vienna Woods - $685,000]

Attention Investors! Tenant and lease in place until March 2020.
13085 Autumn Woods Way #201

No Owner Occupants here ~ looking for someone who wants to purchase an income producing property! Owner just installed new floors, painted entire unit, replaced appliances, there are granite countertops and tile floor in the kitchen. [Stonecroft Condo - $270,000]

Location!Location, location ! Being one of the best managed and well-maintained communities, Skyline Square (www.
5505 Seminary Rd #305n has the best location to everything, located just off I-395, ~5 miles ( 15 mins drive) to Amazon HQ2 (crystal city), Pentagon City and others. Come to catch this rare opportunity to own this very unique 3 bedroom, 3 car garages (gated, indoor) end unit in the landmark Skyline Square north building, the younger of the two. Nearly all of the units in the two 26-store buildings have only 1 or 2 car garages. The garage space is legally appurtenant to and attached to the unit and it can be sold or rented to neighbor. An additional garage space boosts the value of the unit by ~ $30K based on rental value. This makes the unit particularly good for family with 3 vehicles or rental property. The unit is newly renovated and shown as a model with state of the art interior features: 3-tones fresh painting in popular colors, stylish 5 inch hand scrapped hardwood floor; upgraded granite counter top in kitchen and bathroom. Elegant brush nickle faucets; brand new true white color wall and counter cabinets; brand new SS counter-depth refrigerator, brand new SS counter top/oven and built-in under cabinet SS microwave; new LED ceiling lights with energy saving with 10 years life warranty; new lights in kitchen, dinning room and bath room. The unit is the large size end unit (1638 sft in one level) with ceiling to floor glass window/sliding door to the balcony, window in every bedroom. It has a spacious laundry room with full size washer/dryer. The unit is faced to open space and adjacent to the park and it is private and tranquil. The services and amenities provided in the community are just amazing (referred to for detail). The condo fee covers water/sewer, exterior building insurance and master insurance. The unit owner only need to pay very small $ to cover the interior structure and personal properties. Considering the 24 hrs concierge and all the benefits that the community provides, the condo management fee for such a 3 big bed rooms unit is very affordable. Review to the community on Google is excellent. Make this as your home to enjoy a essentially maintenance free and comfortable modern living. Agent, park vehicle at the vistor parking at the front of the building. Key is in lockbox at the frontdesk. Register your vehicle. Buyer agent, please contact listing agent if have questions with submitting offer. [Skyline Square - $395,000]

Enjoy sky high view of Reston Town Center in this gorgeous rare to find, light filled 11th floor condo.
11800 Sunset Hills Rd #1113

Walk to shops, restaurants and minutes to Metro. with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a balcony. Kitchen with granite counters, steel appliances, maple cabinets. Comes w. 2 garage spaces under ground parking. Exceptional community amenities including a rooftop lounge, swimming pool and BBQ area, gym, library, theatre room, business center and more! MUST SEE!. Tenant moves out end of June, be prepared to see lots of boxes. Call Cody for Showing [Carlton House - $479,000]

Over 2300 sq ft!.
13513 Avonmore Dr

An end-unit townhome with lots of updated throughout the house. Close to Dulles Airport, Dulles Toll Rd, Rt 28 & walking distance to the shopping center. Lots of privacy in the back. Granite kitchen Countertops, with lots of natural light. Entire house painted just now! Ready to move in.Public Open House on June 23rd 01:00-04:00 PM. Bring your best offer. [Wellesley - $509,000]

Light, bright and spacious and corner unit, with balcony overlooking trees and a fabulous city view.
2059 Huntington Ave #1406

Completely remodeled throughout! New Kitchen with new cabinets, new stainless steel appliances and granite counters new sink/faucet. Two remodeled Baths with new ceramic tile, new toilets and new vanities. Large closets, plus building storage. Freshly painted, new carpet. Lots of windows. Wonderful community with tennis court and outdoor pool. Walk to Metro just .5 mile away! ***Lots of pics will be posted Thursday. [Hunting Creek Club - $249,000]

Spectacular, Grand 6 BR, 5.
1404 Ingleside Ave

5 Bath luxury townhome located in the heart of downtown Mclean. Features include a rear-load two-car garage on Kitchen Level plus ample street parking. Upgrades throughout including a large bright Chef's eat-in kitchen with granite counters, island, gas cooktop and stainless appliances. Kitchen opens to sunlit family room with a fireplace, walk out to private Georgetown Patio. Luxurious Master suite with super master bath and two walk-in closets. Upper level two has a bedroom and a full bath suite. All the bedrooms have walk-in closets. Separate guest wing with large suite off family room has wall of custom bookshelves and separate staircase. Fully finished lower level has rec room, exercise room, bedroom and a full bath. Gleaming hardwood floors on all 4 levels. New water heater & fireplace recently installed. Home is ready for your most discerning clients.Superb location. Walk to shops: Giant, Starbucks, dining, Racquet club, Mclean Library & community center. Just minutes to the Silver line Metro, Tysons Malls & the Beltway. [McLean Village - $1,185,000]

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.