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Old 09-28-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Hi!

My hubby and I are thinking of bidding on a cute little rambler for sale in Loisdale Estates, in the 22150 zip code of Springfield. As far as we can tell, we'd be getting the same amount of space as a townhouse in that area, plus a lovely yard, for around the same price. Does anyone have any insights on this area in Springfield? It's only about 1 mile from the metro and the mall. Is the neighborhood worse than townhouse developments? Is the Springfield mall a liability? The elementary school is Forestdale (we're about to have a baby, so we're not quite worrying about that, but it's a consideration)- does anyone have any opinions on this school? The demographics on the Fairfax county webpage indicate that about 40% of the students receive reduced lunches- is this really bad for Fairfax county? Any insight into anything would be helpful- you guys are awesome!!

-Z
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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under 300K? Maybe a very good buy---other than the Metro, I think Crestwood has better ambiance.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Are you saying under 300k is a good deal in that area? I'm not planning on bidding more than that, but the sellers are currently asking for mid 300's, even though I don't think the house's condition justifies that price.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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I think some got in there for under 200K in 2008-2009........Don't mess with short sales.....
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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If I'm thinking of the right development, it sits right up against I95 north right? There is a sound barrier, but if you can get one as far away from the main road as you can it'd probably help on your resale. My buddy lives in a house situated similarly but he lives closer to the sound barrier and you can hear a constant white noise. It's almost like being near the ocean, but without the same ambiance - lol

I've driven by before at those houses and it seems like a quiet neighborhood. Be aware that a lot of folks use loisedale as a shortcut to avoid I95 when it's bad. It's never backed up but, there is a flow of cars there.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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No, the house is more than two blocks from the main road, and I didn't hear anything while I was there, but it was Sunday afternoon. I can always put up a little water fountain LOL! There was another house that was in better condition a couple months ago, but it was right on that main road and I thought "no way" especially with a baby.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Take a look right aroun Lee HS, which is the same distance to Metro, maybe closer---they used to call it Little Hanoi.....
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Ooh, I looked around that area as well, but I was not impressed. Most of the houses seemed run-down and not well-taken care of, although quite a few are for sale that seem to be in really nice shape and inexpensive. I don't know if buying in that neighborhood would be a good investment, or a bad one, and that's not a risk I want to take with my first home. I don't know if it was just a couple of streets that I saw or what, but I did not like it. The Loisdale Estates neighborhood seemed more cozy (I like all how there are lots of trees too) and it looks like most of the people there take care of their homes.
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