As a Real Estate Professional, I know that living within walking distance of key businesses, restaurants, movie theatres; can make a huge difference when it comes to your homes value. This is especially true when you consider the rising cost of transportation these days. One of the first questions I'm often asked, especially from people considering retirement, is almost always about "How close is the Hospital, Shopping, Churches or Schools? What about the restaurants or grocery stores?"
Because of everything I've stated so far, you must consider this. With gas prices rising and the cost of travel overall escalating; your home's value can in part be determined by its location to all of the areas and businesses mentioned above.
Allow me to introduce you to a website that will calculate the walk score for any address in the United States. With all of the emphasis on green house gas reduction, better health, walking for health, this could be a site worth investigating. When I first wrote about this site a year ago, it was in its infant stage. My, but how it has changed and is making a huge contribution toward helping people choose where they would like to live. Even if you are not moving, find out the score for your community.
David L. Burrows, Realtor®
Envirian of Warrenton
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Phone: 703.391.9200 x9119
A Burrows' Thought worth considering: Buying a house involves commitment to the task before you. My definition of commitment is translated inconvenience. Expect the unexpected after you have a contract. Something always develops that you didn't expect to happen. When it does, remain calm and absolutely resolved to see everything through to the end. By the way, this is when you lean on your Realtor.
Interested in Some Great Reading on selling your home? Take a look at these articles on my website: Selling Your Home: Where do you begin?
Seller Guidance: I would encourage you to employ a Realtor®® to help you sell your home. When your agent or another agent is showing your house, go away and let them do your work for you. I also urge you to utilize my FREE SELLERS TOOLKIT before selling your house.
Buyer Guidance: I would encourage you to really check out anything and everything you are told by a well meaning seller. Employ the services of a Buyer's Agent to help you discern what you read and listen to about the area you are thinking of calling home. I would also urge you to get my FREE BUYERS TOOLKIT before heading out on the journey to find your new house.
Try this powerful link to help you find your next home: Fairfax Homes For Sale
The search engine on my site will allow you to find a house by Mapping, County, Subdivision, Zip Code, Address or City. I encourage you to try the Fairfax MLS and in fact, search the entire Northern VA Real Estate area.
Northern Virginia Information - Here you will find answers to your questions about schools, auto registration, taxes, things to do this weekend, popular destinations. It only takes a moment to look and it is free with no registration required!
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