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Old 02-24-2011, 11:43 AM
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Not to sound scary..
- 90K in Fairfax County is tough .. . If you are just paying rent/mortgage without paying for a car and a private school, you would barely scrape through
- good luck finding homes <250K unless you want a four hour commute to DC
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:57 AM
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As of right now there are not any single family homes under $250K in Fairfax County. There are however condo's and townhomes that may meet your needs. Some areas that will meet this price range are Alexandria in Fairfax County(older townhomes), Springfield, Centreville, Chantilly, Burke, Reston and Herndon. Alexandria and Springfield are going to be the closest to the metros while Centreville and Chantilly would require a bit of a drive to the Vienna station. Many people in this price range will move further South to Prince William county so they can get more home for the money. While Prince William County doesn't have metro, you can access the VRE (Train) or commuter buses or other options
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:47 PM
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I'm surprised to see so many people scoff at 90k - we live pretty well on just a little more than that. However, I agree that there are probably no homes for under 300 that are in nice places or livable condition. I think (relatively) nice townhomes can be had for something in the high 300's or low 400's, and houses from 450. At least in my neighborhood in Fairfax you can get a pretty decent family home - probably in need of some updates, but in a nice neighborhood with good schools - beginning at that number.
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