Do you know Alan Clerinx? 6210 Edsall Rd #402 is appears to be a smart purchase for many reasons. But Alan Clerinx is not recommending you buy this property, or any particular unit in 22312 in Alexandria. At least, not until I know your goals. It's more important to me that we find the right home for you.
My goal in this post is to help you organize your needs, so that you can move forward in your real estate search. You have a lot of options in Alexandria even if you're only interested in 22312.
To get the home you want, firstly you need to know what you want and what you can afford.
This is a fabulous unit in a fabulous community. The Point at Park Center is a gated community and this building has a secured entry front door as well. Whether you are looking for a place to call home or a pied-a’-terre when you are working in the area then this unit at The Pointe at Park Center is a perfect fit. With one of the largest one bedroom floor plans in the community you have convenience and enough room to create a workspace or entertain and not feel like you are compromising. The spacious living room can be arranged purely for entertainment as it is staged, with a workspace in mind, or as a living room and dinging room combination. The primary bedroom features a great view, a walk-in closet, and easy access to the primary bathroom. The updated bathroom, ample kitchen, in unit laundry, and your own private COVERED balcony for year round enjoyment, underground assigned parking, and a fireplace make this unit a must see. [Pointe At Park Center – $285,000]
THE VERY BEST CONDO COMMUNITY INSIDE THE BELTWAY IN THIS PRICE RANGE! OFFERS BEING PRESENTED MONDAY! Stainless Steel Refrigerator being installed over the weekend! This amazing, completely updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit boasts in-unit laundry, 9′ ceilings, crown molding, walk-in closet, separate living and dining areas, granite countertops, wood floors & spacious private patio. Water heater replaced last year, Refrigerator – new, Dishwasher – new. HVAC approximately 4-5 years old. Brand new carpet in both bedrooms. Tons of amenities including outdoor pool, billiards room, clubhouse, indoor basketball, two fitness rooms, business center, dog park and free shuttles to Van Dorn Metro and Eisenhower Metro! 5 minutes to shopping, 10 minutes to Old Town, and 5 minutes to 395. [Exchange At van Dorn – $294,900]
This newly updated 1 bedroom, 1bath condo on the top floor (corner unit) at the Riverton in North Old Town is a must see! Gorgeous floors, freshly painted, updated designer lighting in kitchen, brand new washer,/dryer, makes this an ideal home for you to live or invest in. The open concept design offers big picture windows, a spacious kitchen, and living room. Desirable unit is closest to assigned parking spot, pool, fitness center, and is a secure building with intercom access.Buyer would be the first to occupy recently renovated condo.
Just steps away from shops and restaurants. Easy access to major commuting routes. Only blocks to waterfront, Harris teeter/Trader Joes, King Street restaurant/boutiques, Bike Path and Metro.
Property is a registered historic building and has 81 units, only three units per floor, giving it a boutique, exclusive and private feel. Although in the middle of old town and straddling Del Ray, it is quiet with beautiful trees, garden, benches. Steps from Mt Vernon trail and one block from the Potomac River. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, etc.
The Condo fee includes a deeded parking spot. [Old Town – $289,900]
Is A Condo Right For You?
People choose condominium life for a number of reasons. Some condos are less expensive than a traditional single-family house. Additionally, many condos have added amenities and facilities which an individual cannot afford on his own. Most condominiums have amenities you won’t find on a similarly priced single family residence.
For example, a typical condo has (at minimum) a pool, a work-out room, and party room. A similarly priced house would not enjoy these amenities. Another benefit of condo living is that owners share in the burden of maintenance and lawn care. This means that some of the exterior maintenance and lawn care is provided by the condo association and the expense of that care is part of your monthly condo fee.
Many older condos have utilities included in the price of the condo fee. In new condos it is more typical to share the cost of water, but individually pay for other utilities.
Condo life in some ways is simpler for active lifestyles. Many condo owners choose condo life because they love life and they don’t want to be bogged down with maintaining a lawn or cleaning gutters. A condo owner can walk out the back door and enjoy a dip in the pool while the other guy is spending time writing checks to pay his utilities.