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Sandy, Home Buyer in Fairfax, VA

Location or size and style of a TH?

Asked by Sandy, Fairfax, VA Wed Feb 4, 2009

Should we choose between a TH located off RT-50 across fair oaks mall (view on golf course, all brick with assigned garage) or a bigger TH, $65,000 cheaper, 2 car garage in Centreville. Thank you for enlightening me.

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Wow, what a great question. However, this is the question I tell my client's they have to answer for themselve's. If I tell you that a golf course is great, you may say, "but I hate golf. I hate glofers and I hate hearing people yell Fore!" Then I tell you that you should go for the cheaper house because you can use the money you save each month for other things. retirement, vacations college education etc...You then say, "are you nuts, my commute alone will be so much shorter from the other town house that I will save more money by buying the bigger house!"
What I am trying to get across is this. You need to look at all aspects of the decision. How does each house affect your commute to work, your quality time for your self and your family? How do the neighborhoods compare? Will you want to send kids to the schools in one area of the other if you have them? If you don't have kids, how will the school district affect your resale one day?
Sorry I cannot answer the question for you. I truly believe the best thing I can for you is to tell you to weigh all aspects of your decision, and then go with what fits your needs and desires the best! Your decision may not be the same as the next person's but it has to be right for you.
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