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Old 12-02-2007, 12:46 PM
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Do you mean Fairfax City or Fairfax County?

Some parts of Fairfax County are closer to DC and much more expensive than Fairfax City is.

Originally Posted by KidEgo View Post
Hey All,

I'm relocating to Fairfax VA. I have accepted employment there and will make around $85000 a year. I have a little one on the way (due May 2008), and I'm married. My wife will be staying home with the child until he/she is ready to go to school. Then, she may work part time.

My question is this. Where are some affordable areas to buy for my current salary?

According to this CNNMoney website, I can afford between 260-300K for a property.

Affordable Home Calculator from CNNMoney

Our only other debt is our car payment of $304.

I imagine we'll rent for at least a year before purchasing.

Any advice would be appreciated as far as what neighborhoods are good, what to stay away from, etc.


- KidEgo
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy_Daisy View Post
If you are going to Fairfax, you are going to need all the luck that you can get! A 50s starter home will cost you over $600,000 dollars-no kidding! You have to be a millionaire to live in Fairfax. My husband makes over $85,000 dollars, and believe me, we would be out on the street if we lived in Fairfax.
Ya know, thats simply not correct. I just did a quickie search on Long and Foster (I do NOT work for them), and there are 54 properties in Vienna alone in the $400,000 to $500,000 range. Many townhouses and several SFH properties. And Vienna has some of the best schools in the county...
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