Military Relocation-A Northern Virginia Snapshot

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

House MazeThe PCS orders have arrived! The phone has been ringing as military families around the world have gotten the word that their next duty station is in the Northern Virginia area. The first few days after the PCS orders arrive all the questions about housing, schools and transportation can lead to sleepless nights. Don't worry it is easy to find your way through the maze of options and get you settled in the area in no time.

Most military personnel headed to Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon or any of the Military District of Washington installations often chose to live in  Fairfax, Prince William or Stafford Counties .  Whether you are going to buy or rent there are plenty of neighborhood options for you to choose from. If you are thinking of buying a home, the current Northern Virginia market provides you the chance to find a good value on homes in neighborhoods scattered through out the area. Military personnel are dusting off their VA Certificate of Eligibility and checking with local lenders about the options available to use their VA loans. If buying is the plans make sure you have talked to a lender prior to making your house hunting trip. Knowing what monthly payment you are comfortable with is important for looking at homes in neighborhoods that meet your price criteria.

There are a number of neighborhoods in Northern Virginia that have always been popular with military families stationed throughout the area including Cardinal Forest, Belmont Bay, and Westridge are just a few of the choices. The options are as varied and there is something for everyone in a wade range of prices.

If you have school age children starting with information on local schools through the Fairfax County or Prince William County or Stafford County school sites or the Great Schools website will also assist you in determining the right neighborhood for your family.

The final big piece of the puzzle is how do I get around the area? If you are coming from a smaller more laid back part of the country then driving around the roads in Northern Virginia can be a bit intimidating. The good news is there are loads of transportation options for you to consider and there are plenty of families that find they can get by with one car. With the price of gas at an all time high learning the ins and outs of our public transportation options is critical.

The best way to get through the maze is to call a Realtor® who has been through numerous military moves and is a native of the area. I’ve lived through the best and worst military moves and know how to help your family learn about Northern Virginia and find a neighborhood that you will want to call home during your tour of duty. My military relocation network is at your fingertips through my on-line resources, on the phone and in person. Don’t lose sleep over your orders just give me a call at 703-346-2213. I’m here to help you with a smooth transition! 

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

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Excellent information Cindy! My whole childhood was spent as an Army brat, and now I sit as a military spouse. Talk about crazy moves! In fact, for one tour, we lived in Springfield, and on another, in Fairfax proper. I went to West Springfield High School for two years prior to moving to Germany! I live near NAS Whidbey Island, a Navy base. If ever you have military folks moving to the Pacific Northwest, I would love the opportunity to assist them! Of course, you will be my go-to gal for the NOVA area! Cheers,

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Amy-small world.  Both of my kids graduated from WSHS.  Does sound like you get a chance to tour the world not once but twice in your life!  I'll remember you when it comes to anyone headed to NAS Whidbey Island.

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