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Old 04-25-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Anyone see the teardown and build up of the old house surrounded by nottaway park across from the moose lodge. Used to be an old white house and detached garage. Now its a big yellow model but they also kept the detached garage. Big lot.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:26 AM
 
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No, actually a lot of people still buy the older ramblers in areas like Vienna. Some of them are dumps/tear downs but alot have been nicely maintained and updated over the years. Not everyone can afford a million plus house. Those older well maintained ramblers still cost 650-750 in Vienna. I live in a townhouse in Vienna/Tysons currently and where we buy a house is still up in the air, but we'll be looking at that type of house in a couple of years in Vienna if we stay due to my job location.

Why would anyone leave a 1900-2100sf TH and pay more to live in a SMALLER 1300-1500sf SF home that is 30 years older???
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:38 AM
 
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Why would anyone leave a 1900-2100sf TH and pay more to live in a SMALLER 1300-1500sf SF home that is 30 years older???
Much bigger yard for kids to run around in. More storage(hopefully garage or carport). My TH was built in 1970 so it's not 30 years newer, and we also wouldn't buy a house that is smaller. The houses we're looking at are usually 2000-2800 sq ft range. We wouldn't buy a single level tiny rambler like the one the OP posted.

It's really mostly for the bigger yard for the kids
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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Much bigger yard for kids to run around in. More storage(hopefully garage or carport). My TH was built in 1970 so it's not 30 years newer, and we also wouldn't buy a house that is smaller. The houses we're looking at are usually 2000-2800 sq ft range. We wouldn't buy a single level tiny rambler like the one the OP posted.

It's really mostly for the bigger yard for the kids
All this. We are looking at doing the exact same thing. And moving from a 1970s townhouse to a 1950s-1970s house. I like that many are a single level. I like that they end up having huge backyards.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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All this. We are looking at doing the exact same thing. And moving from a 1970s townhouse to a 1950s-1970s house. I like that many are a single level. I like that they end up having huge backyards.
.... that you pay taxes on. I would rather pay taxes on square footage that I USE, not what I only SEE. We have no kids so a yard is a waste of unused space.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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All this. We are looking at doing the exact same thing. And moving from a 1970s townhouse to a 1950s-1970s house. I like that many are a single level. I like that they end up having huge backyards.
This is one thing I really like about older developments. The houses may be older and smaller than what they build today but they used very healthy lot sizes back then, usually in the .25-.35 acre range. We briefly looked in Loudoun county at houses and it was just pathetic how small the lots are now.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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That house definitely wasn't built in 2009. That's the small raised rambler style that's prevalent in Vienna and was probably built in the 50s or 60s. But the price isn't outrageous if it's in good shape. The lot is about 1/4 acre of prime real estate in the heart of Vienna. We actually looked at a split level in Vienna this weekend listed for 585k which was an absolute dump.
I can't tell from those pictures, but a lot of ramblers in that price range have finished basements that aren't reflected in the county records. So that 1,300 sq. ft. could be the functional equivalent of 2,300 or more.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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This is one thing I really like about older developments. The houses may be older and smaller than what they build today but they used very healthy lot sizes back then, usually in the .25-.35 acre range. We briefly looked in Loudoun county at houses and it was just pathetic how small the lots are now.
Exactly. We spend the majority of our days outdoors. We are gone from 9-3 most days and would like a backyard rather than spending time in our postage stamp of a front yard. We love to garden, so a small house on a large fenced lot would be ideal. We both grew up in huge houses on tiny lots in master planned neighborhoods. We would prefer not to do it again.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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I can't tell from those pictures, but a lot of ramblers in that price range have finished basements that aren't reflected in the county records. So that 1,300 sq. ft. could be the functional equivalent of 2,300 or more.
Very true. Those 2 level raised rambler style homes can actually have a decent amount of space. My grandmother lives in a house like that in Falls Church.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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Very true. Those 2 level raised rambler style homes can actually have a decent amount of space. My grandmother lives in a house like that in Falls Church.
That's what mine is. County lists at ~1360, but with a completely finished basement it is more like 2600. No point to searching housing by square footage.
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