Second, narrow down your search area. The Washington Metro area is huge, and trying to sort through all the properties in a 25-mile radius will take up valuable time. If you can, drive around the area and decide which areas you like best.
Once you know how much you can afford and which neighborhoods you're interested in, this will make the search much more manageable. There are some good deals out there, you just have to look for them. There's no one magic website you can go to. Just be as specific as possible when you're doing your search. I have a link on my homepage that you can use which will show you every house that's listed in the local MLS based on your criteria. My website is http://www.TinyVarner.com.
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As far as deals go, they can be had everywhere. Different places will have different kinds of deals. You really ought to focus your search criteria a bit first and then you can go after the deals in the particular place or places you want to live in.
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For example, if you're taking a job in Arlington and thus used that as the center of your 25-mile radius, then I'd suggest probably looking in Virginia. Areas of Maryland are well within your 25 mile radius (much of Montgomery County), but the commute across the American Legion Bridge might be a major concern. All of Washington, D.C., is in that radius, too, and the reverse commute might not be bad, but you won't find a huge number of typical suburban 3-bed single family homes. Many of the single family homes are expensive. There are also row houses throughout the city...if you're willing to forego a single family home.
Arlington is well-served by Metro, so you could look outward along the different subway lines--especially the Orange and Blue lines. Whether or not you're interested in Metro, those same areas should be considered: Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, and Fairfax County out to around Fairfax City.
As for finding good deals, there are good deals in all of those. However, the farther out you go, the lower prices get. You could go farther out and get some very good deals--Manasses is within your 25 mile radius. It's been pretty hard hit by foreclosures and the sub-prime meltdown. However, the commute would be tough.
So...there are a lot of options. Just narrow down your specifications a bit.
Hope that helps.
There are plenty of GREAT deals. The hard part is going to be helping you find out the best place to live. Email me directly, or give me a call. We can talk about what you want in a house, what you want in a neighborhood, where & when you'll be commuting... the list goes on. You're talkin' about the Nation's
Some web sources you might enjoy:
Postings on buying (with a focus on REOs):
Route planner for Virginia agents (but I think its OK if you use it, too!):
Home Search option for our local MLS on http://www.ChrisnerRealty.com
Information on many areas within the Northern Virginia/DC suburbs:
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