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Has walking up and down stairs in your townhouse or home got you down? (okay, you can at least chuckle)

Stairs! Stairs! Stairs!

Stairs! Stairs! Stairs! Up & Down the Stairs

Whether you're young or old, have a stride like Usain Bolt, or praise the invention of the t.v. remote control, stairs can sometimes become a nuisance. 

Especially in townhouses, where it is necessary to go up and down, up and down, just to carry out your daily life.

What are your options?

You can buy a Rambler.

How about a condo in Alexandria or Arlington?

There's even a few townhouses available with elevators -- though you'll pay a pretty penny for one of those.

When you're ready to get rid of the stairs in your life, let me help you move on to the joys of one level living.


Contact Brian Block, REALTOR/Attorney, RE/MAX Allegiance: Licensed in Virginia & Washington D.C. (703) 626-0715. If you are interested in purchasing or selling a property in Northern Virginia including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Annandale, Burke, D.C., Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Lorton, Springfield, Washington D.C., contact Brian today.



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Comment balloon 13 commentsBrian Block • October 03 2008 09:10PM


Install an elevator in the townhome? You're the one with the questions Brian. I'm just the answer man : )

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Brian, I love living in a one story and so do my knees.. Also no more, "Darn it I left my glasess upstairs, or shoot my slippers are downstairs".


Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 9 years ago

Brian.....AMEN! Only time I take the stairs is when the fire alarm goes off...and then it's 27 flights! I've got a bad knee, so it's not a fun trip!

Also have seen the elevator in townhouses...and it can be a good idea if it's someone that wants to live there as they get older. I've always wondered what kind of maintenance issue they present when they get older? Hmmmmm.

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale ( |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) over 9 years ago

Brian - stairway to heaven is not for me anymore...heaven needs to be on one level for this chick. Clever post!

Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) over 9 years ago

I would like the Elevator Option :)

Posted by Justin Williams, Loan Officer (Independent) over 9 years ago

Brian, I hate stairs, but have them. Eventually when the market comes back, I will trade in for a ranch. ((someday))). Love the way you presented this.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 9 years ago

We do not exercise enough. Climbing stairs is one way we are forced to burn some calories.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 9 years ago

Brian -- Four years ago my husband and I sold our two story home and bought a one story because of the stairs, for one reason.  As people age, you will see them selling their two story homes and buying one story homes.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

I feel like having stairs in my home is good cardio exercise, if I keep forgetting things on other floors.

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) over 9 years ago

We have stairs in our house but the master bedroom is on the first floor thank goodness.  I broke my ankle recently and stairs would not have worked.

Posted by Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads (Resh Realty Group) over 9 years ago

Brian, interesting post.  My parents recently left their 3 level townhouse and moved to a rambler--although they had to go out of state to get it.  The Virginia suburbs are short on that option.

My husband's company, Ardent Home Services, has been seeing more elevators in their home remodel plans. As one client said, 'you can bury me in my backyard!'  She was just kidding, of course!

Condos are a great choice if you are looking for a lifestyle change.

I keep fantasizing about converting my sunroom to a first floor master someday--although a condo on a golf course or overlooking the water holds great appeal!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 9 years ago

Brian,  When my husband had his knee replaced I suggested a rambler - he would have none of it - good exercise for the new knee,  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago


Personally I love stairs, because you can go down them alone or in pairs and make a slinkity sound. Oh, wait that isn't me, that is a slinky. Hey, what would you do with your slinky if you had a house with no stairs?

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home -

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 9 years ago