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Meeting with a Realtor


September 26, 2012

  1. Stephen says:

    ME TOO! My wife and I just put down a deposit for our own little place in Old Town, Alexandria – EXCITING!

  2. Amy says:

    Our realtor was amazing & took us under her wing. There are so many things to consider with buying. Drew and I were almost ready to settle on a house when our realtor slipped in a little suggestion. They can’t tell you about schools, crime, etc, but she was able to tell me to check out this site as a “hint hint:” (You put in your zip code and the site shows you all the listed sex offenders in the area) In addition, she suggested to seeing a house you really like at 2 different times of day, which we did for that same house. Needless to say, it was a different scene at night and there were 7 sex offenders listed that were adjacent & on the same block to the home we were considering. Those were red flags for us and we continued our search elsewhere and ended up at the house we are at now; and, I think it is so important to feel like your home is a place of safety and rest.

    Wish you all the best in your search!

  3. Jenny Reid says:

    We are in the process of looking for a new place too! A piece of advice our realtor gave us… if you get a “fixer upper” or even just a really old house (I was interested in a 1910 house), then you can plan to spend your weekends working on the house. She said, if you like to spend your free/family time doing “other” stuff, then an old house isnt the way to go. However, if you love working on houses… get an oldie. 🙂 It just depends on what you like to do!

  4. Christy says:

    We just sold our townhouse and bought a single family home last week! My best advice is to find a realtor you can trust and speak honestly with. We had great experiences both time but you do have to realize what is affordable versus what you want. It sounds like from your blog you already have that down! Also thinking about how long you plan to be there is important. Our townhouse was great but we knew we didn’t want children in it due to the lack of backyard…so you have to compromise based on the years you plan to stay there. I know you will end up with a beautiful place! It’s crazy that you took my bridal pictures 2 years ago…I still love your blog! Good luck!

  5. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    SO exciting! Matt and I dream of owning a house one day, but living up in NOVA that may never happen. We’ll see, but I’m excited to watch you and Chad go through the process together and especially excited to see where you’ll end up!

  6. Annamarie says:

    I’m so excited for you guys!!! This is so funny because our best friends looked into fixing up and buying this exact same house! is really gorgeous! I can’t wait to see where you guys end up! I’m thinking maybe you should look at houses in the near west end;)…

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