“Many Alexandria homeowners may be one leaky or burst pipe away from a financial crisis.” — magazine.realtor

A survey of over 1,400 Alexandria homeowners shows that about twenty percent of homeowners concede they have no cash set aside for an emergency home fix on their Alexandria homes. Yet, the greater part of the Alexandria homeowners that responded to the survey state they’ve had a home fix emergency over the last twelve months.

According to Magazine Realtor, “Part of that can be attributed to the fact that the median age of a home in Alexandria is about 40 years, so that’s telling us that homes are aging,” Myles Meehan, vice president of corporate communication at HomeServe USA, told CNBC. Individuals ought to be worried about their home upkeep and be readily prepared for things to collapse gradually.

Sometimes, these Alexandria homeowners prefer to ignore small problems until they go away. However, ignoring small issues in a home can rest to significant costs later.

For instance, the average cost of installing or supplanting black-top shingle roofing in Alexandria is $7,280, as indicated by HomeServe. Thus, average $304 can fix or replace spigots, fixtures, and pipes. Be that as it may, deferring such household projects can drastically build the expenses – and cause damage to a home in Alexandria.

Many financial experts recommend putting away at least one percent of the home’s price tag every year to cover recurring Alexandria home maintenance costs.

Likewise, individuals ought to have reserve funds equivalent to something like three to six months of generally speaking everyday costs in an emergency account.

Lack of money for an emergency home fix can result in the DIY fixing of the home. However, this is not always recommended. It is not as easy as it is shown on videos. Besides, it is needful to consult a contractor in Alexandria before you make a significant improvement or repair on your Alexandria home.

In conclusion, consider the “life-cycle costs” of materials and apparatuses and begin an amortized month to month savings funds, so you are prepared for a sizable expenses when the rooftop needs substitution.


Properties in Alexandria

6006-F Curtier Dr #F

Fantastic remodeled top level unit in sought after Tiers of Manchester Lake. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops. Hardwood on main level leads to beautiful iron spiral staircase that leads into a huge loft with a wood burning fireplace! Make it your bedroom or office! Updated baths with all new carpet and fresh paint make this home move in ready. Walk to METRO, shopping and restaurants! [Tiers of Manchester Lake - $332,500]

9115 Continental Dr

What a find! Spacious home, over 3,000 SF, has been lovingly maintained and updated in Mount Vernon. Close to the Mount Vernon mansion, off the GW Parkway, close to Route 1, and I-95, and for those of you need to be close to Ft. Belvoir, this home is-- it is down the street from Ft. Belvoir!! Very easy access to the Pentagon, Airport and Fairfax County Parkway for easy commuting. This house is a 4 bedroom 3 full bath home with updated windows, the roof is only 10 years old, hardwood floors throughout, a wonderfully renovated kitchen with a pantry and updated baths. Off the dining room there is a bright, year round sun room that leads to a HUGE Deck for outside entertaining. Double carport spaces and circular driveway so you have lots of room for your own cars and your visitors cars. There are many updates throughout the home and the property. A must see home in Mt. Vernon! [Mt Vernon Forest - $635,800]

805 N Pryor St

Freshly updated home in desirable Seminary Valley. Brand new kitchen boasts quartz counter tops, White Shaker cabinets and stainless steel appliances All hardwoods are freshly refinished and new carpet has been in stalled in the basement. Relaxing sun porch leads out to large flat fenced rear yard complete with hardscape and oversized patio. Basement has 5th bedroom with freshly updated bath. Large workshop and storage area complete the lower level. Open Sunday 1-4 [Seminary Valley - $625,000]

525 N Armistead St #202

Wow! Totally Renovated Spacious 3 Beds & 2 Full Baths. SS appliances, Granite counter Top. Hardwood floors in all three bedrooms, dining room and living room. Private Balcony. Great location, Public transportation. Close to Pentagon & Metro. Walking Distance to Mall. **All utilities include in the condo fee** [Saxony Square - $230,000]

823 Eden Ct

Location, location, location. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath fully updated immaculate home close to bike path and Potomac River in the sought after Waynewood Community. Large private lot at end of cul-de-sac which opens to parkland, bike path and Potomac River (& local sledding hill). Safely walk/bike on sidewalks to pool (new clubhouse +3 pools), playground, tennis & sports fields and highly rated Waynewood Elementary School passing dog walkers, joggers, strollers. Commuters can take bike path, Parkway or express 11Y Metro bus to Crystal City, Pentagon and DC. Nearby Fort Hunt Park provides nature trails, summer concerts and picnic areas. Landscaping provides constant blooms (camellia, weeping cherry, tulip magnolia, dogwood, crepe myrtles, hydrangeas, azaleas, roses, daisies and holly) set against established evergreen and deciduous trees. Wonderful outdoor entertainment spaces. Hardwood floors throughout. Pool membership conveys.Front foyer opens to living room with bay window and gas fireplace. Eat-in kitchen has bow window facing back garden. Formal dining room and sunroom (with vaulted ceiling) both open to large wood decks. Lower level walks out to garden and has large family room, laundry/workroom/gym space, extra pantry space and 1/2 bath. Upper level has en suite master plus two bedrooms and 2nd full bath and next level has largest 4th bedroom and stairs to 220 sqft walk-up attic. Good sized shed provides space for bikes and garden equipment. Flow of home allows cook in kitchen to call out to family members studying in the office, watching TV in family room, working on a project in the workroom, reading in the sunroom or hosting visitors in the living room before stepping out to dine outside. [Waynewood - $838,000]

8706 Bradgate Rd

From King Street in Old Town, head south down the GW Parkway and in seven miles you will discover the community of Stratford Landing. Originally built on land once owned by George Washington and bordered to the south by Little Hunting Creek, the neighborhood is surrounded in history and nature. The house at 8706 Bradgate is a block from the creek where you can catch of glimpse of the Osprey nesting or put your kayak in the water. A block in the other direction takes you the pool and tennis club where you can enjoy a swim and visit with the neighbors on "Food Truck Friday's." Don't forget to sign up for the Crab Feast! If you'd prefer to stay at home to have a crowd over for the fourth, there is plenty of room. The large, level backyard is FENCED YARD and perfect for a corn hole tournament, throw some burgers on the grill and enjoy the shady patio. Inside the features of the home cannot be beaten, HARDWOOD floors flow throughout the main and upper levels. The GOURMET KITCHEN was renovated in 2016 and features HIGH-END APPLIANCES such as GE Monogram Dual Fuel Stove, KitchenAid Refrigerator, Bosch Convection/Microwave Oven, it's a chef's dream. And a large pantry, hidden behind the barn door, is complemented by a ton of STORAGE for all of your kitchenware. The kitchen also offers clear sight lines through the den and into the spacious living room, so the chef will always be part of the party. The home also offers a MAIN LEVEL MASTER bedroom and private bath with marble finishes, no stairs necessary. Upstairs, yes there is an upstairs! You will find 3 bedrooms a beautifully done full bath and ATTIC that runs the entire length of the house. Easy living in 2,100 square feet of finished space and an additional 1,050 square feet partially finished in the basement. Create the man cave of your dreams or simply use it for storage, the choice is yours. New roof in and furnace in 2017, what are you waiting for? [Stratford Landing - $669,900]

1262 Olde Towne Rd

New Price! Gorgeous home in sought-after New Alexandria with exceptional curb appeal. A private retreat nestled under a canopy of trees minutes from Old Town, GW Parkway, Reagan Airport. Excellent commuting to Crystal City, DC, Fort Belvoir & the Pentagon. High ceilings, refinished antique pine floors, freshly painted, huge master bedroom suite with luxurious bath, fabulous kitchen for large gatherings, delightful side porch, brick patio and fenced yard. Elegant and charming! [New Alexandria - $1,135,000]

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