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GreyRay 11-07-2010 10:01 PM

Need a place to live. Would you guys mind helping?
I'm not sure where to put this, but I figured Farm was some-what appropriate.

We are looking for a place for sale/rent in VA that is reasonable commute to DC.
There are 6 of us(demented) kids total, but we can live with atleast a 3 bedroom just fine(right now we are all in a 1 bedroom appartment), but it has to have enough property for atleast a couple of our 11 horses, enough for all is preferable.

We has been driving around, searching the web, and browsing news papers without much luck.(We did find the perfect place but it was just rented out *shakes fist in anger*).

The property doesnt have to be fenced, we can put up our own if we have to.

Any and all help is greatly appriciated!
If you have questions, I will try to answer them :)
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GreyRay 11-07-2010 11:04 PM

Anybody up for house hunting?... Hmmm, I should have put the location in the title. Polly would help.
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GreyRay 11-08-2010 10:56 AM

Nobody? I dont blame ya, house hunting sucks.
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Alwaysbehind 11-08-2010 11:02 AM

Maybe you should contact a Realtor in the area that you are thinking of living. They might be able to find you a rental.

GreyRay 11-08-2010 11:13 AM

^oh yeah, we have been doing that too.
I was just kinda wondering if anyone knew of a place, or has seen places when doing their own searches and stuff.

I just thought that maybe if I help my parents, I will be able to see my horses sometime in the near future.

Thanks for your post!
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ptvintage 11-08-2010 11:27 AM

I live in Northern Virginia and commute everyday to DC. My husband and I got a realtor to find the condo I am living in right now.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but you aren't likely to find alot (let alone anything cheap) of horse property in Fairfax or Arlington counties. The horse properties I have been seeing are all far west or south. Prince William County or Loudoun County would be the first place I would look for horse properties. The further away from DC you go, the cheaper it will be.

I do love looking at houses and properties though! If I spot something, I'll post it here.

Speed Racer 11-08-2010 11:33 AM

Good luck. Rental horse properties are rare, especially in the area where you want to live. They're also exorbitantly expensive.

in NOVA is 'reasonably priced' as far as I'm concerned! Which is why I live in south central VA now. :wink:

You might try looking in southern Maryland, as opposed to northern Virginia. That area isn't too expensive, if you're willing to commute.

ptvintage 11-08-2010 11:33 AM

ptvintage 11-08-2010 11:39 AM

^^ I think I'll be moving down to south central VA! :-P Bet the traffic is alot better too...

Unless your parents are millionaires, I think it's highly unlikely you will be getting a horse farm with a nice commute to DC. The best you could find would probably have your parents making a two to three hour commute.

Speed Racer 11-08-2010 11:48 AM

ptv, I saw the price on that 5 acre place and almost had a stroke! :shock:

I got 5 acres, almost all of it in pasture, for 15% of what they want for that one place!

The property taxes are also nothing compared to places north. I pay less than $600 a year in taxes for my property.

As far as traffic, if I have to sit in traffic for more than 5 minutes, it's an extreme rarity.

I love this area. Yeah, it's a little backwards and the politicians are just as corrupt as those in D.C., but it's beautiful, inexpensive, and livestock friendly.

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