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Old 10-15-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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I have a decision to make between One Loudoun (M&S single family) vs 2002 LVE single family home. Both have same price tag.
One Loudoun Home:
(Pros)
Upcoming development, value appreciation, Modern, walking distance to many amenities.
(Cons)
No yard(front/back), small lot, small home, 6-8 months wait, not sure about future interest rates,
wife doesn't like it much :-(

LVE Home:
(Pros)
Bigger home, bigger lot, front yard, back yard, two story family/foyer, porch, deck, patio, fully finished basement, bar area, theater room, move in ready, nearby future train station and most importantly wife loves it :-)
(Cons)
Aged home(11 yrs old), no amenities in the walking distance.

I know it's a personal choice but I wanted to know people's perspective on this.

Thanks,
Tom
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I would go with the Loudoun Valley Estate home since your wife likes it. If she doesn't like One Loudoun now, she probably won't like it after it is more developed.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Loudoun Valley Estates. One Loudoun is going to be SO big and they are going to cram SO much into there. I think you should be closer to the metro in Loudoun Valley Estates. Just my opinion- but I much prefer a little space between myself and my neighbors.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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Thanks guys. I have two days to make the cut and so far leaning towards LVE home.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:52 AM
 
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LVE for sure.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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LVE give you faster access to Greenway
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Another thing to consider - even if you have don't have kids - is schools. One Loudoun is still very new, with only one elementary school. That area is currently zoned for Broad Run High School, but it is overcrowded and probably won't have enough room for that whole area to attend. Right now students in LVE attend Rosa Lee Carter ES (in LVE), Legacy ES (in Brambleton), or Moorefield Station ES (both close to LVE). LVE has the extremely overcrowded Stone Hill MS, and a new high school under construction (Rock Ridge). While the school overcrowding in the Brambleton/LVE area is going to persist for some years, there are at least schools in the capital improvement plan intended to alleviate it. I don't think that is the case for the One Loudoun area.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Fairfax Station, VA
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We too very much liked One Loudoun b/c of the promised amenities and convenience to walk to future retail / restaurants. In the end the fact that you have no back yard pushed us to buy elsewhere. How close the houses are packed together didn't bother us too much - but for a single family we wanted some green space in the back.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Cdmurphy makes a really good point about the schools. I foresee One Loudoun being party to lots of school boundary changes as they try to fit the students in to existing infrastructure.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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11 years old is nothing for a house. I know brand new is better but I wouldn't knock it much for that as long as they maintained it. You could look at it like the previous owners have dealt with all the problems from builder mistakes, and now you're good to go!
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