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Buying a Home in Alexandria VA - Your Complete Guide


You've landed on this page because you're probably in the initial stages of the home buying process.  Buying a home is a huge step, even though this might not be your 'first rodeo', you can probably count on one hand the number of times you'll do this in your lifetime. You owe it to yourself to research, learn what you can, and most importantly, have the right agent and resources by your side to guide you along the way.

The #1 mistake buyers make is starting the home search without a mortgage approval.  This is critical.  Your mortgage approval helps you by providing information such as:

  • Your sales price - It's a emotional disaster when a buyer falls in love with a house, then attempts to get a mortgage approval only to get declined for a loan, or realize the payments are out of reach. 
  • Your estimated monthly payments - A reputable mortgage loan officer will provide you with an estimate of your monthly payment that includes principal, interest, insurance, taxes, and monthly condo/HOA (homeowner association) fees.
  • Your loan type - Do you qualify for a conventional, FHA, VHDA, or VA loan?  These loan types have different qualifying guidelines, different interest rates, and different down payment requirements.  Also, some loan types will have restrictions on the types of properties you can buy.  For example, if you are approved for an FHA loan and are buying a condo, you can only look at condos that are FHA approved. If you are using a VA loan, you can't expect to buy a fixer-upper that needs to be gutted and is inhabitable.
  • Your closing costs - Down payment and closing costs are two different things.  Your down payment is a percentage of your purchase price.  Closing costs are the total costs to close your real estate purchase.  It sounds confusing, but that's exactly why you should know and understand before starting your home search.

When you're ready to buy a home, make sure you understand the Alexandria VA real estate market conditions.  You've heard the phrase, "real estate is local," it's true. Market conditions vary between jurisdictions, zip codes, and subdivisions. Is it a buyers market, a sellers market, or a balanced market?  How long are homes staying on the market?  Are sellers getting their asking prices?  Are sellers contributing toward buyer closing costs?  Once you have a firm understanding of the local market conditions, you'll be in a better position to make an offer on a home.

Get instant email notifications of new listings as they come on the market. We have access to new construction homes, resales, foreclosures, short sales, and For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes. Use this site to search and access the MLS for homes for sale in Potomac Yard, Old Town, Del Ray, and surrounding areas.

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3 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2028300 MLS
MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS COMING SOON!!! **This home is guaranteed to elevate any lifestyle! Perfectly located in the heart of historic Old Town; close to all the city offers. Nestled in the peaceful and coveted community of Old Town Village. The iconic Charlestone-style exterior facade opens to a private courtyard setting. The gorgeous interior features hardwood floors, deep crown molding, chair rail accents, and picture frame wainscoting detail, and is complimented by neutral paint colors and handsome architectural columns. Street-facing front entrance showcases a charming transom palladian window, and throughout the home, ample sunlight fills the rooms from large windows. Foyer entry opens to a formal living room and dining area, that seamlessly flow into one another, and open to the family room; this layout creates an effortless progression while entertaining. Get cozy and enjoy the uncomplicated electric fireplace found in the family room. Half bath with pedestal sink on the main level. Updated eat-in kitchen (2020) will satisfy all your needs and boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a double oven (new 2021), a gas cooktop (new 2021), a center island, and ample cabinet storage. Kitchen table space has French doors to access the private back patio, which is the ideal setting for intimate gatherings with family and friends. Grand primary suite flaunts a personal balcony, a den/sitting room, vaulted ceilings, serene natural lighting, two walk-in closets with custom built-ins/organizers, and an ensuite bath with a dual sink vanity, glass-enclosed walk-in shower, and a spacious soaking tub for relaxing. Two additional bedrooms are generous in size and both deliver wonderful closet space and share a refreshed hallway bathroom with a dual sink vanity and a tub shower. Old Town Village offers wonderful amenities such as a clubhouse and recreational/fitness center, saltwater swimming pool, bike path, picnic area, and tot lot. Residents appreciate a wealth of events and seasonal activities scheduled throughout the year. Two-car attached garage in the back of the home. A superior option for commuters being less than 1 mile to the metro and the VRE/Amtrak stations, close proximity to GW Parkway, and major interstate access, and less than 5 miles to Reagan National Airport. Unbeatable convenience for all everyday needs and more! Other perks include a new roof (2022), and washer and dryer (2021).

1207 Wilkes St, Alexandria

3 Beds 3 Baths VAFX2150120 MLS
Spacious 3 level Townhome recently updated and Freshly Painted. Kitchen was completely updated in 2022 to include new cabinets, Added Kitchen Island, Granite Counters and New Stainless Steel Appliances. The eat-in kitchen/dining area has newer sliding glass doors that lead out to the new deck. Enjoy the deck for grilling and chilling. The main level offers a large bay window in the living room that allows the light to stream into this home. Beautiful light-colored laminate wood flooring which is easy to maintain and reflects the sunlight. The new front storm door leads you into the foyer with 2 closets. Turn to your left and enter the living room. The entire home has been Freshly painted throughout with neutral paints. Upstairs the Primary Suite has a large closet along the wall with in-suite Primary Bath. The Primary Bath is freshly updated with New Vanity, New Commode, New tile surround in the shower and new mirror. The Upper-Level Hall Bath has also been updated with a New Vanity and New Commode. The 2nd Bedroom has new closet doors. In the Lower Level you will find the Family Room/Rec Room area that includes, new sliding glass doors that walk out to the patio area. The Newer rear yard fence was just replaced in 2021. The Basement level 3rd Full Bath includes a New Vanity and New Commode. The bonus room makes a great space for crafts, projects or extra storage. Location, Location, located just Minutes from Ft. Belvoir, Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, Wegmans lots of shopping areas and quick drive to Reagan National Airport. The commuter train Metro Stop is within a few miles and there is a bus stop right on the corner.

8573 Southlawn Ct, Alexandria

3 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2028296 MLS
This townhouse in the heart of Alexandria's Potomac Yard is a rare find. With 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a spacious loft, and a 2-car garage, it offers plenty of space for comfortable living. As you step inside, you'll immediately notice the gleaming hardwood floors that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The open-concept kitchen features pristine white Corian countertops and cabinets, a convenient pantry, a cozy sitting area, and a gas fireplace that adds an elegant touch. The and bright spacious family room is perfect for gatherings and relaxation. Upstairs there are two generously-sized master bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and adjoining full bathrooms. The largest bathroom includes a luxurious Jacuzzi tub and a dual vanity for your pampering needs. There is also a versatile loft on the fourth level which can be as used a home office, gym, or nursery. Furthermore, one will notice a convenient powder room laundry room with a front-loading washer on this level. This home has been impeccably maintained and boasts several customized features, including an insulated garage door, high-efficiency toilets, Bali wood blinds, an audio/intercom system, and a Moen kitchen faucet with a warranty lifetime. Crown molding adds a touch of sophistication throughout. Old Greens Town is a highly sought-after neighborhood in Alexandria, offering an unparalleled lifestyle. Residents enjoy amenities like a community pool, tennis courts, a playground, a metro shuttle service, and nearby shops and restaurants. The home is also conveniently located near Reagan National Airport, Old Town, Crystal City, the Pentagon, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, this location is just minutes away from Amazon's new HQ2 and the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, making it a great investment opportunity. The new Potomac Yard metro stop is also footsteps away, further adding to the convenience of the location. Overall, this meticulously cared-for townhome offers a blend of convenience and comfort that is simply unmatched. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to own a home in this highly desirable Alexandria community.

715 Scarburgh Way, Alexandria

3 Beds 2 Baths VAAX2028194 MLS Shirley Forest BLDG.
What a super home just ready and waiting for you! Easy living, move-in ready, split level home with updated Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, open-concept main level area, cozy retro-vibe Rec Room, and an inviting fully fenced outdoor backyard space. In sought-after Shirley Forest community in west Alexandria. Light and bright is the perfect description of this home. Multiple skylights, large front and rear windows, side & rear doors to backyard, and Anderson casement windows keep this home well-lit all year round. Hardwood floors throughout. Very efficient Kitchen with upgraded wood cabinets, granite counter, updated appliances and gas cooking! Main level is open concept with Kitchen/Dining/Living Room layout. Easy to be a part of the action while cooking and entertaining! Lower level Rec Room is retro cozy with built-in cabinets, expansive brick wood-burning fireplace, above-grade windows, and retro pine paneling makes this room a super space for game night, movie night, chilling with turn-table tunes, and enjoying the cooler seasons by the fire! Laundry Utility room has rear access to back yard plus plenty of storage with built-in shelves and crawl space storage. 2-car brick driveway and street parking. 2 storage sheds for plenty of space to keep your lawn care, recreational items tucked away. Alexandria City services and schools. Location is very conveniently located to schools (just blocks away from two elementary schools and NOVA Alexandria), shopping, a variety of restaurants, and several parks/green space areas. Less than 1 mile to I-395 and main commuter routes. Shirley Forest neighborhood is part of the larger known Dowden Terrace community nestled next to Dora Kelly Nature Trail and Holmes Run Trail parks. VA assumable loan is available. Closing date negotiable with owners to stay in place through 12/08/23. Great opportunity to own your own home just in time for the holiday season and new year! Expected on market 10/17/2023. More details to follow!

2500 St John Pl, Alexandria

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