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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.

Just Listed in Alexandria VA

$1,075,000
3 Beds 3 Baths VAAX2020500 MLS
What a rare opportunity! This renovated 3 BR/3BA Dutch Colonial has been freshly painted and is all ready for you to move into! Over 2500 SF of living space and only one block from Mt Vernon Ave in Del Ray, which offers numerous restaurants, coffee shops, cultural and arts events, farmer's market. Sitting on over 1/5 of an acre planted with many perennials, bulbs and shrubs, the yard will be bursting with beauty in another month. This home was built in 1930 and just oozes with charm! Walk in through the front porch of this home, where you'll find a cozy sunroom as you enter. As you walk in the front door, you'll immediately notice the beautiful HW floors and freshly painted interior. The living room and dining room have beautiful crown molding on walls, as well as wider molding around the large windows. The living room has a wood burning fireplace with a gorgeous 6 foot mantlepiece for those chilly winter evenings. The kitchen was completely renovated in December 2022, and has white cabinetry with soft close doors, Quartz countertops and charming backsplash. Appliances are high-end stainless steel and there is plenty of storage. Upstairs, there are 3 good sized bedrooms, along with 2 full bathrooms. The primary bedroom is en-suite with a shower. Windows are large and let in plenty of light. The floored attic gives you extra storage. The finished basement can be used as a family room, extra office or guest/nanny suite with a full bathroom in place. The windows are above ground and there is a separate entrance door that goes out to the side yard. Moving over to the other side of the basement, you'll find a laundry room, plus bonus room that could be used as a workshop, wine cellar, etc. Huge storage area that runs the width of the house can be accessed from the basement. Walk out from the kitchen through the mudroom and you'll find a nice deck there for entertaining. There is also a detached garage with electricity in back yard. This can be used for your electric car, a workshop, art studio, guest suite! Yard is flat, sunny and fully fenced. This size lot is hard to find in the Del Ray area. This location can't be beat--close to DC, Old Town, Amazon HQ. Walk to Potomac yard Metro (5/23), dog parks, biking trails, restaurants, grocery stores. Hurry, this beauty will not last long!

410 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria

$749,500
2 Beds 2 Baths VAAX2020152 MLS
Welcome to your new home located in charming Alexandria, Virginia. This classic brick townhome’s front yard is fenced in for your privacy and comfort. Enjoy the weather on the front porch overlooking a mature tree that lends the front yard to great shade. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a perfect blend of original Alexandria charm with modern upgrades. The main level was recently painted with original wood floors and features a living room, formal dining room, kitchen and sunroom addition. The kitchen was updated to have stainless steel appliances, a gas stove, a dishwasher, granite countertops and recessed lighting. The kitchen overlooks the dining room with a tall half wall, perfect for displaying food and drinks. Relax and unwind in the sun drenched addition with a bay window and new backdoor leading out to your private patio. The back patio is great for entertaining and outdoor cooking. Completely paved with stone tiles, you won’t have to worry about lawn maintenance. There is a storage shed to keep your belongings safe from the elements and a private exit to the rear parking area. The top level features a freshly painted primary bedroom with built in organization in the closet. The second bedroom has a built-in bookshelf and cabinets, great for storage and decoration. Both bedrooms have shutter blinds on the windows allowing for privacy. The full bathroom has been elegantly upgraded with quartz countertops, a tub/shower, and a new sink. The lower level has a spacious bonus family room, full bathroom, storage, and laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer. This space can be customized to fit your needs. There is plenty storage under the stairs and in a cedar closet in the laundry room. Recently renovated and waterproofed basement (2021) with new paint throughout (October 2022) Located just steps from the Braddock Metro station, the home is also just a few minutes walk from the shops and dining of King Street. Enjoy everything Alexandria has to offer within walking distance from your home; King Street is 0.5 miles away and the waterfront is 1 mile away. This beautiful home won't stay on the market for long. Don't let this one get away, make your appointment today.

519 N West St, Alexandria