I see two units currently for sale in this building. Both have two bedrooms and two baths.
Unit 1405 is on the market for $207,000 and unit 1605 is currently for sale for $229,900.
Are you hoping to find a one or two bedroom unit?
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if you are inquiring about my rental listing at 2451 Midtown Ave. #812 there is no condo fee required from a tenant. The water and sewer and free wifi is included in the rental fee. In addition the building offers a number of amenities that you have access to as a tenant such as outdoor pool, 24 hour fitness center, party room ... Let me know if you have any additional questions,.... more
It is possible the agent doesn't think you will be able to get what you want because of the expense and condition of single family homes so s/he is trying to expose you to some other options - its also possible s/he either isn't listening to you or you haven't quite made it understood that you are not interested in that option at all. I would make sure your agent completely understands what your goals are for your home search. If you aren't seeing eye to eye, you and the agent may not be a good fit. Nothing wrong with that, it happens.
Alexandria has a lot of older single family homes so the agent may also have concerns about your mortgage getting approved or wasting your time showing you beat up or dated homes. If that is the case, you may want to consider learning about renovation financing options - you can learn more here: www.makeoveragent.com. Watch the short video, that will give you a really good idea of what you can do with a renovation mortgage. The premise is simple - don't waste time trying to find what you want, just create it. If this option is appealing to you, I would be more than happy to talk with you and your agent about the different options and how they work.... more
This is a very difficult question to answer online, since so many variables can swing the answer from one direction to another. In one instance the response would be TH; and another time the response would be the ranch. You might get more value in the ranch, You might look at the turn-over rates for each neighborhood and compare. This will give you an idea of where the demand is sronger.... more
I'm not an investor, and I don't know how experienced you may already be as an investor yourself...but good questions to find out answers to other there are how much condo fees are, what is included, what is the state of the condo association financially (percentage of delinquent home owners), ratio of investor vs occupant owned properties and specific to that area....are they in the flood zone and/or did they have flood damage several years back when much of that area was under water and evacuated. Also, a market analysis for expected rental income with special consideration to competition with newer condo buildings that provide lots of amenities like Midtown. Hope that helps, and again apologies in advance if you already know all those questions.
Principal Broker, @home real estate
Alexandria, VA 22314... more
I don't believe that house exists for that price. For $800,000, you may be able to find a very nice home with about 4,000 sq. ft or so. I would recommend you set up a time to speak to an agent via phone and then do a consultation once you are in the area to help you narrow down your focus. Good luck!... more
REALTORS are not supposed to advise clients as to the safety of a particular area/neighborhood as it is outside the scope of their expertise,and at best be a personal opinion. Your best bet is to contact Fairfax County police and ask for crime statistics for the area you are concerned with. Then You can make the determination for yourself.... more
You should first choose a Realtor! WIthout question it is important to choose the agent first. Make sure they carry the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). This is an educational AND production based designation.
A good experienced Realtor will also have a very good lender they work closely with as well as a team of inspectors, Title company, tradesman etc. who can help you along the way.
Should you wish to discuss in depth and see what value I as a 25 year veteran of the industry bring to the table to help you..please contact me.
Erik J. Weisskopf, ABR,CDPE, CRS,GRI
Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate