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Old 04-08-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Hi! I'm new to this board, and you all seem very helpful. I am looking to build in the Ashburn or Dulles area and wanted to know if any of you home-shoppers have found any communities that you like? I'm looking for a single family home where I can move-in preferably by the end of the year or sooner in the 600's range.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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All of Ashburn is very nice. Bramelton is one of the newer communities. The schools are excellent etc...
But..I would not pay 600k in Ashburn right now. Those were 2005 prices.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Right now you might be better off buying a SFH built a year or two ago. But if you really want to build something, I hear nice things about Brambleton.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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Remember to check the HOA rules and fees before you contract to move into any neighborhood. They can very high!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Remember to check the HOA rules and fees before you contract to move into any neighborhood. They can very high!
Actually I just did thanks! It's around $200/month in Brambleton and includes Verizon Basic Cable (~80 channels) and Internet.
I've heard of the neighborhood and it's really big with a couple schools and amenities, but I feel like I could potentially buy in a smaller community nearby and still be able to send my kids (when I have some) to those Schools, while being able to devote a lot of that $200 to my mortgage rather than to tennis courts, pools that only open in summer, etc.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:26 PM
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We just moved into our new place at Loudoun Valley Villages. It's a Toll Brothers community and right next to Brambleton. So far, we are very happy with the area. HOA is $84 rather than $200, but that doesn't cover tv or internet.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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If you are seriously considering Brambleton here's a good site for ya.
Brambletonian - Brambleton Resident Discussion

I don't know if I would like having my TV and internet included in my HOA. 200/month is high. I'd rather have the ability to change and neg. a better deal with different companies etc... what if you don't watch much tv? that's 100 down the drain.

But it's a very nice community with great schools and nice amenities etc...
(but I still wouldn't build 600k house there now!)
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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I don't know if I would like having my TV and internet included in my HOA. 200/month is high. I'd rather have the ability to change and neg. a better deal with different companies etc... what if you don't watch much tv? that's 100 down the drain.
I agree.

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(but I still wouldn't build 600k house there now!)
I'll shop around and see what kinds of deals the builders have in mind heheh

I'll probably post here if I find something or I'll start a new thread and link to this one if I end up with a lot of info.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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Remember to check the HOA rules and fees before you contract to move into any neighborhood. They can very high!

those fees should be on the listing
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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I would also suggest looking into Broadlands (basically between Ashburn and Brambleton). Its a Van Metre planned community but they have put a lot of thought into keeping and replanting vegetation in the area and there are a lot of walking trails, etc. We moved there 2 years ago from Fairfax and love it.
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