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Tue Aug 30, 2016
Jlynch answered:
If you want to rent the apartment at low price, you should definitely search for it on The site allows to offer the price for property, when you apply or it. Since you can submit lower price than one that is specified by landlord. ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
You can't really place a value on a property that you've never laid eyes on, and since the computer models have no eyes...they can't give you a solid evaluation. They might have "blind luck" from time to time (as Robert the "cookie cutter" neighborhoods), but that's all it is. Do NOT place too much faith in them. That said, however, they are a decent place to START when evaluating value, just make sure you add and subtract value for differences between homes (ie: a pool will add value to the house that has it, and being really outdated will subtract value from a home)... ... more
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Will Nesbitt answered:
We have a lot of experience managing properties in Old Town Alexandria. Check with us for the most up to date information.
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Will Nesbitt answered:
Never trust automated estimates for anything important. They have a margin of error of 5% to 10%. Full explanation in the link below.
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Terry Farnsworth answered:
Agreed with Ron.

Unfortunately - there is no way to TRULY know. We have a "Code of Ethics" that we are obligated to follow, however there is no way to ensure it's enforced 100% of time.

On a side note - I too am amazed at the lack of professionalism and follow-up by a lot of agents. Unfortunately - agents today are often only concerned with the offer that will get them paid - the others can go scratch and sometimes aren't even acknowledged or responded to at all.
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Fri Oct 28, 2011
Melissa Barkalow answered:

I am sorry, but what property are you referring to? if you send the MLS number or address, we would be happy to get you the information you are looking for.

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Thu Jul 28, 2011
Delaine Campbell answered:
Hi There. Well being a local person in this neighborhood and knowing most of the homes around here I have to tell you that those are fun to look at, but you can get something just as nice also near the water, and without the noise from the Beltway and the Wilson Bridge ruining your outdoor senses. Also, most of the homes there don't have any kind of yards or outdoor space except a small 3' wide bacony and space behind your garage. But, it is a nice walking neighborhood and an easy walk along the river and to King St.

There are some nice places in Old Town closer to your price range that are similar size and also near or by the river. I'd be happy to let you know about them. And yes, Ford's Landing has HOA fees.

Delaine Campbell, CRS, ABR, e-Pro
McEnearney Associates, Inc. REALTORS(R)
(703) 932-6542 cell/text/direct

"Out Of The Box Thinking For All Of Your Real Estate Needs!"

Top 5% of Real Estate Agents Nationwide
Serving Alexandria Virginia and the D.C. Metro Area
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Sun May 22, 2011
Melissa Barkalow answered:
They do not list the price in 1983, when the place was re-built in 1998, the assessed value was $413k, now it is over $760k. If you want that info, you will have to go to the courthouse and pull up the tax records. If you buy something that needs fixing up and then re-do it, yes Old Town is a popular location that if done right you might be able to make a profit. I hope this helps.


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Sat Jan 1, 2011
Delaine Campbell answered:
The answers below are good but the agents failed to tell you that most of Alexandria is located in Fairfax County and not within the City of Alexandria limits. The City of Alexandria PD only has data for the city that they are assigned ot. If you want data for the part of Alexandria that is in Fairfax County, which is patrolled by the Fairfax County PD, then you'll need to go to the Fairfax County Police Department web site and look for the crime statistics there, by zip code. Alexandria ia a BIG area, most people don't realize how big it is. You didn't provide a specific area, but you can check on either of the web sites by neighborhood or by zip code, I think. Hope this helps. ... more
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Mon Dec 6, 2010
Delaine Campbell answered:
For that amount you should be able to get into something decent around here (I'm in Old Town on King St).
It depends on how much you have for your down payment. You can probably do FHA or another modified loan if you have less than 20%, but it will cost you a little more. With interest rates at their all time lowest and prices here tend to hold their own even in a "bad" market I'd say start looking and buy something if you can.
Let me know if I can help.

Delaine Campbell, REALTOR
Old Town Alexandria
Long and Foster Real Estate
400 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 932-6542 Cell
(703) 683-0400 Office
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Tue May 25, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
I'm in Northern Virginia and would be glad to check. Just send me the address. (Even if there aren't interior pictures, I can go by with a digital camera, take some, and e-mail them to you.)
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