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Old 05-19-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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7900 Brompton St, Springfield, VA 22152 | MLS# FX8335941 | Redfin

I cannot believe this house is worth $425k (not updated inside), but it is pending ...
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: northern va
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7900 Brompton St, Springfield, VA 22152 | MLS# FX8335941 | Redfin

I cannot believe this house is worth $425k (not updated inside), but it is pending ...
and, on top of sales price... a 4.5% buyers premium added to the sales price.. good ole foreclosures through that seller
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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and, on top of sales price... a 4.5% buyers premium added to the sales price.. good ole foreclosures through that seller
What is ole? How can you tell it is foreclosures?
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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First home is more in line with pricing in that neighborhood. The Charnwood home, one would assume (due to lack of photos), would have needed a healthy update.

No surprise it sold in 3 days at that price
Overall,how is the house? If considering everything... house itself, traffic, price, schools, etc...

Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: northern va
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What is ole? How can you tell it is foreclosures?
I looked it up in the MLS, and see remarks that you cannot see on these online marketing websites.

I'm trending lightly (ethically speaking), because I know you are represented by an agent (in my local area), but this type of information is easily accessible by an agent with access to the MLS.

This particular agent represents a group of sellers that have buyers technology fee premiums, and buyers premium fees, with every transaction, along with certain stipulations concerning inspections and more importantly, financing.

If you are going to do your own research online, it is, in my opinion, that you just send property addresses to your agent so they can research each home on the back end of the MLS and give you the most information possible.

just an fyi
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Looks pretty ugly if you ask me
Eye of the beholder.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I would recommend schools that feed into the following High Schools: McLean, Langely, Marshall, Lake Braddock, Robinson, Chantilly. Anything in Oakton, Vienna is great too. Stay away from Annandale. I understand West Springfield is still 'okay' but I would not want to go there nor send my kids there.
It's fine if you require the brand name of 'Langely' High School--the affluent, entitled student culture at Langley has plenty of drawbacks too--but to recommend these high schools as the ONLY ones worth looking at for a home purchase is misleading and ignorant. The schools you mention have families with more money, but that does not necessarily translate into an inherently better education for every student than what they would get at West Springfield.

My student did not go to West Springfield. He graduated from TJ with top grades and scores. But if TJ had not been an option, we would have had no problem with him attending West Springfield High School. They have many outstanding teachers there, including a few who have won national awards for the excellence of their teaching methods.

OP, regarding the house purchase: Nearly any house around Irving Middle School/WSHS would be fine. We lived near there for several years and I walked all over the area. It's a good location. The Carrleigh Parkway/Forrester neighborhood is very pleasant.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:34 AM
 
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I'm always amused when an area is "getting worse," especially when that area is full of single family homes, nice trees, highly rated schools, and has a country club across the street.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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6313 BARDU Ave, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22152 | MLS# FX8316277 | Redfin

And now it's even cheaper ..
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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I would recommend schools that feed into the following High Schools: McLean, Langely, Marshall, Lake Braddock, Robinson, Chantilly. Anything in Oakton, Vienna is great too. Stay away from Annandale. I understand West Springfield is still 'okay' but I would not want to go there nor send my kids there.

I respectfully disagree. West Springfield HS, in my opinion, is at least on par, if not better, as Lake Braddock and Robinson. West Springfield area is a desirable area (mainly 22152). Springfield 22150 is a different story though.
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