Check-boxes For Your Millennial 1-Bedroom Condominium In Alexandria

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Photo of 4870 Eisenhower Ave #201

There's a lot I like about this home in Alexandria . But is it the right home for you?

Photo of 4870 Eisenhower Ave #201

My desire in this blog post is to help you find out your requirements, so that you can move forward in your real estate search in Alexandria. There are an almost unlimited number of variables in play. A few of your options include:

  1. Homes around 4870 Eisenhower Ave #201 were built around 2003. Do you prefer an older established neighborhood or a newly built dwelling?
  2. Maybe you should rent? Do you like to live in a community with a lot rentals? Do you prefer to live in a neighborhood with few rentals? Currently for rent at Exchange At van Dorn
  3. Does the hot-water heater matter to you? Do you prefer gas or electric? The most common hot-water heater at Exchange At van Dorn is natural gas.
  4. Do public schools matter to you? 4870 Eisenhower Ave #201 is served by and .
  5. Do you want upgraded features? Do you like SS appliances, granite counters, dual pane windows? Do you want a “green” home? Do you prefer a handyman special?

I'll appreciate the opportunity to help you organize your priorities. Your satisfaction is my target.


Similarly Priced

5911 Edsall Rd #Ph06

MILLION DOLLAR VIEW Totally renovated LIKE NEW 2/2 condo with upgrades galore; new kitchen appliances,; new kitchen counters; new kitchen and bath wood plank flooring; new carpeting (no germs) new LED lighting; fresh paint throughout. CLEAN MEANS CLEAN! Spacious Master with large windows, en suite Full Bath and 2 Large Walk-In Closets! Second bedroom with Full Bath; chandelier lit dining area; Enclosed Private Covered Patio with breathtaking views. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED except any plug ins! This Pet Friendly community offers an abundance of amenities to include: Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Outdoor swimming Pool, Sauna, Dog walk trail, 2 parking spaces (one covered) and 2 elevators, Water, Trash, Heat, Central Air, Sewer, Snow Removal. Commuters delight; Metro Station/Bus in walking distance and all major highways are all in a 3 mile radius or less. Variety of shopping and dining experiences also in walking distance, perfect for city living at its best; after a hard day at work come sit in your Wine-Time Balcony- enjoy the awesome view and its changing seasons all year long! A MUST SEE/HOT PROPERTY!!!! [Highpointe$245,000]

5911 Edsall Rd #813

Location, Location, Location!!! Amazing Opportunity to Own this Beautiful Condo. Located in the West End of Alexandria, This apartment offers 2 bed and 2 bath. This amenity rich condominium is Pet Friendly and includes a Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Sauna, Recreation Room, Community Meeting Room, and Tennis and Basketball Court. Unit includes 2 of your own assigned parking spaces in the garage. Heating, Central Air, Water, Trash, Sewer and Snow Removal, and 24/hour Building Security included in the condominium fee. Great location and amenity rich lifestyle inside the Beltway with convenient access to 395/495 interstates, within 1 mile to Van Dorn Metro, within 1 mile to Bus Stop, and 8 miles to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) for easy commute. Old Town Alexandria shops and restaurants are just 6 miles away. Enjoy a beautiful Friday night at one of Alexandria’s many award-winning restaurants and return home to watch the Alexandria sunset from your very own balcony! [Highpointe$249,900]

60 S van Dorn St #202

Run don’t walk to this amazing 2 bedroom 2 full bathroom updated condo with condo fee that includes all utilities** Unit has its own washer/dryer unit**New Carpet, Freshly painted**updated Kitchen**Balcony**Open living area ***If you want to live or invest near the new Amazon HQ2***You don’t want to miss this opportunity***Bus service to local metro and many other great amenities such as pool and exercise room**Condo association is not approved for VA loans [Twenty-One$249,800]

Will Nesbitt
Will Nesbitt

New or Previously-Owned?

If you’re in the market for a condo, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether to by a newly built condo, or to by a previously owned condominium. Both have advantages and both have pitfalls. Here are a few thoughts to consider.

 

The majority of condos that are sold are existing condos. This is neither an advantage or a disadvantage—simply a fact. The majority of marketing materials and advertisements you will see for condos is for
new construction.  This means that it is easier to find ads, pretty pictures and floor plans for new condos.

One of the advantages of buying an existing condo is what you see is what you get. There will be no surprises, good or bad. There will be no change orders.   You won’t have to look at a model and a floorplan to get an idea of what you are buying. Instead, you can tour the property that you will actually buy.

You can move into an existing condo as soon as your loan and title work are finished. There will be no construction delays. Construction delays can be sizable and in today’s market it is even possible for
the builder to fold-up shop before the project is completed.

 

All properties, condos included, have kinks.  That is to say, there are unexpected problems with the construction, lay-out or plan.  In an existing condo, the owners have already discovered, identified and
usually solved those problems. In a new condo, you never know what the problems will be.  If anyone could have predicted that unexpected problem it wouldn’t exist!

Existing condos are in established neighborhoods. The traffic patterns are set. The views are what they will be.  Established neighborhoods have a tendency to have “enough” shopping outlets. Established neighborhoods have very predictable values in the future. New neighborhoods can have unexpected increases or decreases in value.

One of the disadvantages of buying an existing condo is that you might not have some of features you want. This can be simple things like have the cable wired on the wall where you prefer to put your TV.
You might have to compromise on your laundry room and be forced to share a community laundry. You might find that the layout is not exactly as you would like it. A newly built condo always has the latest
features and if it is brand new construction the builder can sometimes tailor the unit to your demands.

Let’s face, brand new buildings are often more appealing than old condos.The materials, the stylings, even the smell of a new condo is enticing. New condos are fun and bright and designed to appeal to the latest notion in the buying public. A new condo will not require any special assessments or repairs.  It’s in perfect shape.

 

Thanks for the opportunity to serve your real estate needs. Your business is appreciated. It’s fun work hard for my clients.

Nesbitt Realty

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