Virginia

Over or Under – $2m

By January 8, 2021 March 12th, 2021 2 Comments

Do you think this new build in Alexandria, VA (22302) will close for over $2 million?

The listing went live in November at $2,099,000, and the price hasn’t budged.  Leave your prediction and your review of the home in the comment section below! See how this home compares to others in the area here.

Summary

The lot sold in 2019 for $550k.  Amenities include a two-car garage and the “option” for an elevator.  See a video walkthrough here, and a video about the neighborhood hereMore.

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A savvy buyer will go in already having the upper hand.  By featuring exterior photos taken at night, the listing agents have openly admitted to knowing they have an ugly house on their hands, and they will be looking for anyone willing to look past that.

The interior offers a stronger case for the price tag with a clean ambiance overall and a well laid out owners’ suite.  However, the fireplaces there, in the family room, and basement are almost unsightly enough to ruin those entire spaces.  Those are three areas you really don’t want to sacrifice.

While the kitchen is solid, it’s nothing you wouldn’t see on a home half a million dollars cheaper.  And besides the first floor powder room, the bathrooms could at best be called generic.  Given you’re not in a “hotter” area, the size of the lot isn’t going to impress, and you have the dreaded basement garage as another thing working against you.  The median sale price for the neighborhood is also only $915k.  But who knows, the market is insane right now.

Overall, we rated a 5.9 with the following breakdown:
Ext – 4.5; Int – 6.3; Kitchen – 6.5; Baths – 5.7; Amenities – 6.0

Over or Under – $2m
Average Exterior Rating2 Votes4.1
Average Interior Rating2 Votes7.0
Average Kitchen Rating2 Votes6.8
Average Bathrooms Rating2 Votes6.3
Average Amenities Rating2 Votes6.6
6.14
Overall

2 Comments

  • DillyDilly says:
    6.4

    Not a fan of the exterior, but do like the amenities of the interior. Patio outside in the back is a nice touch, but I still need more out there. Seems a little boxed in on the inside too.

    Breakdown
    Exterior3.3
    Interior7.6
    Kitchen7.1
    Bathrooms6.9
    Amenities7.1
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  • Baron says:
    5.9

    See “Our Thoughts” above

    Breakdown
    Exterior4.9
    Interior6.3
    Kitchen6.5
    Bathrooms5.7
    Amenities6
    0

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