Buy Alexandria Real Estate: Your Son or Daughter is Going to School in D.C. or Northern Virginia: Have You Thought About Buying a Place Here?

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Your Son or Daughter is Going to School in D.C. or Northern Virginia: Have You Thought About Buying a Place Here?

Dear Proud Moms & Dads,



Your son or daughter has just graduated from high school and is about to embark upon the next stage in their life -- attending college.  Whether you currently live in Ohio, Oregon, Oslo, or just around the corner, you and your child are fortunate to have been accepted to a prestigious college or university in or around Washington D.C.

The D.C. area is a great place to spend four years studying and enjoying the college experience.  There is so much to do in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area of Northern Virginia.  Between the federal government, the military, contractors, law firms, and other private employers, many college students will spend their Summers here too in a job or internship.

While it may not be as much of a college town as Boston, some great universities and schools are in the D.C. area including:

American University
Catholic University
Gallaudet University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Howard University
Marymount University
Northern Virginia Community College

Strayer University
Trinity College

University of the District of Columbia

School starts soon & perhaps you are considering housing options for your son or daughter.  Since they'll be here for the next four years (at least), you, as a parent, may want to weigh the option of investing in a property in D.C. or Northern Virginia.  In both the long run and short run, this may be a better option than campus housing, especially if your son or daughter stays in the area after graduation.

Give me a buzz if you'd like to discuss this option for your matriculating student.

Congratulations again!


Brian Block
Managing Broker / Branch Vice President
RE/MAX Allegiance
McLean, Virginia


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Comment balloon 3 commentsBrian Block • June 06 2010 03:41PM


Brian, Great idea! When my boys were in college I purchased a town house that was within walking distance to the campus.  It was a great investment and was cheaper than paying dorm fees or rental rates.  The brothers lived together and had a couple of roommates they charged rent to and used that money for food, gas and entertainment - worked awesome!

Posted by Jo Soss, HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County (HOMEFRONT Realty) over 7 years ago

Brian, Love this post and am going to "borrow" the idea. With so many condos in my area selling for record low prices..this is a way to go. In 3-4 will  be  back and these kids/parents have an investment.


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Brian - that is indeed a wonderful idea for any parent and if they sell in 4 or 5 years they will have made money indeed!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago