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Old 04-15-2019, 09:06 AM
 
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There are plenty of options in your price range near the Reston Metro stops. I am sure other places as well but thats a great option that will be between Dulles and Georgetown. I would stick within my means (i.e. dont go a penny above 325k), and use public transportation as much as I can (the latter, especially since one of you will be in school).

Here are some examples (2br 2bath Condo fees from 300 to 600.. you have options you can find a good one for yourself):

https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/117.../home/12464244
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/111...1/home/9357373
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/130...5/home/9147127
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/112...6/home/9239165
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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There are plenty of options in your price range near the Reston Metro stops. I am sure other places as well but thats a great option that will be between Dulles and Georgetown. I would stick within my means (i.e. dont go a penny above 325k), and use public transportation as much as I can (the latter, especially since one of you will be in school).

Here are some examples (2br 2bath Condo fees from 300 to 600.. you have options you can find a good one for yourself):

https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/117.../home/12464244
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/111...1/home/9357373
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/130...5/home/9147127
https://www.redfin.com/VA/Reston/112...6/home/9239165
Good options CaptainA
My pick of the ones you posted would be Beaver Trail.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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Thank you for all your suggestions, we are not in a rush to buy and can wait until the fall/winter timeline. Her consideration for walking distance is about 20 mins or less. Again, it is much appreciated for all your advice. This community rocks!
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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At that budget, you probably will not be anywhere "close" to where you want to be. You'll have to budget and balance commuting time/distance vs costs of renting/ownership.

I honestly dont get how the younger ones can do it, though I have my beliefs that either they only have themselves to support and/or are still getting support from their parents.

It could also be that they are making bank at their jobs and I need to get a clue.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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At that budget, you probably will not be anywhere "close" to where you want to be. You'll have to budget and balance commuting time/distance vs costs of renting/ownership.

I honestly dont get how the younger ones can do it, though I have my beliefs that either they only have themselves to support and/or are still getting support from their parents.

It could also be that they are making bank at their jobs and I need to get a clue.
You should see the number of young folks moving to Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania. Distant exurbs will be where the young, house-buying people are -- NoVa will be for older, more established people.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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At that budget, you probably will not be anywhere "close" to where you want to be. You'll have to budget and balance commuting time/distance vs costs of renting/ownership.

I honestly dont get how the younger ones can do it, though I have my beliefs that either they only have themselves to support and/or are still getting support from their parents.

It could also be that they are making bank at their jobs and I need to get a clue.
Most of it is roommates, honestly and renting out. Ones who are living in houses in Arlington and DC have as many as 4-5 people in a house. I did the same during my college years. That and couples are shacking up sooner just to combine their incomes to be able to afford anything.

Poster above me is right, too. Many younger people are moving out to the burbs at a rate that wasn't seen before. It seems older more established couples are buying near the city. In my old condo building in Rosslyn, it consisted of couples in their 40's and 50's more than younger people, surprisingly.
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