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Old 12-09-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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I have an interview this week in Reston, and am concerned about the high cost of living there. So I'm not sure what salary to ask for--no jobs to compare it to.
Would it be best to live in Reston or a city nearby?
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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It really depends on how long you want to spend in your car And if you want to use the Dulles Toll Road, which can get pricey. If you can negotiate tolls into your pay, I would probably live elsewhere. You get more bang for your buck out of Reston.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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I see you are a real estate agent. I will need an apt to start--that is if I get the job--then later would like to buy.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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What type of job are you considering?
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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We can't advise you on salary, since we don't know what you do. The job most likely has a salary range, anyway. Find out what it is, and then determine how well your skills match the job description and how rare your skills may be.

But... if they offer you $10/hour, look elsewhere. Northern Virginia is expensive, no matter what city you live in. If you do take the job, look for a place in Reston. The shorter your commute the better.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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I'd be happy to help. Just searched rentals in Reston and you're looking at $800-1,300 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath place.

My e-mail is lindsay@lindsaydreyer.com
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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No, nobody can advise on salary, but as a guideline on what sort of economics will apply here, the median household income (half make more, half make less) is just around $100K in both Fairfax and Loudon counties. Those are the #1 and #2 figures among the nations 3,000+ counties, so there will be a lot of other money besides yours swimming around out there...
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