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02-10-2013 07:08 PM
I am looking for houses that could use some restoration work, so I figured the older the house, the more likely it may need restoration. Perhaps someone that knows NOVA better than I could help me start my search. Thanks!
02-11-2013 07:03 AM - edited 02-11-2013 07:08 AM
Olde Forge and Somerset South in Fairfax had at least some portion of their homes built prior to 1978. Here are two example listings:
Olde Forge, 1966 house:
Somerset South, 1977 house:
I think if you look around that area you will find many houses in that area that are pre-1978.
You can also do a Redfin search for properties with a maximum "year built" value. For instance, here's a Fairfax County search for all properties built prior to 1941:
A search like that might help you identify the older neighborhoods. Note that Fairfax City is separate from Fairfax County, thus it was exclude from my example search.
02-12-2013 05:05 AM - edited 02-12-2013 05:07 AM
You'll find plenty of restoration opportunities in Old Town Alexandria.
The close-in areas of Arlington County are also ripe for renovators.
Not close to DC, but many old properties in the Leesburg, Virginia area for true restoration work.