Joe Facenda RE/MAX Gateway
Counties: Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun
Cities and Towns: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dale City, Dumfries, Dunn Loring, Fairfax Station, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, Manassas Park, Manassas, Mclean, Merrifield, Oakton, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbridge
Licensed Since: 1989 | VA License # 0225165436
About Joe Facenda
I have been a full time Realtor in Northern Virginia since 1989 and the recipient of dozens of top production awards both locally and with RE/MAX but more importantly, over the last few years, more than 85% of my business has come from past clients and referrals.
In the last few years almost 50% of my work has been with investors. Most were buy and hold investors and others were flippers. (I do not work with wholesalers.)
Personally, I own several rental properties and most are out of the area. Some I personally visited before purchase and others I bought based on my relationship with an investor friendly Realtor I knew I could trust. So, I understand the special needs of those looking outside their home market. I know there will be functions and tasks I will need to perform for you that my local clients can easily undertake. That is not a problem. I am ready to serve.
By the way, I have bought using my self directed IRA and am well versed about the benefits and limitations of that strategy. Let me know if you would like to learn more.
As mentioned, my business has been built on past clients and referrals. The only way that happens is by making each client so happy that they tell their friends about their positive experience. And when it is time to buy your next Northern Virginia investment, I want you to be completely confident calling me again.
Our market is one of the most stable in the nation and as long as the Federal Government continues to call Washington DC home, we should remain as such.
It doesn’t matter whether there is a Republican or Democrat in the White House. Every administration will have programs they want to promote and will bring in managers, consultants and staff to run the latest efforts. Additionally, every government initiative means dozens of private contractors set up shop to help implement the program. Some of these folks will buy but many are here for just a short time and opt to rent.
We are home to the Pentagon and Fort Belvoir, meaning even more families transition in and out of the market each year.
Historically, we offer above average appreciation and stable rents.
Since 1975, the average annual increase in home prices in the closer in areas has been 6.2%. The 5 year average has been 28% and the 10 year average 74%. Only 4 years have had average price drops.
Investment Price Points
Entry Level - $150,000 to $250,000: Here you will find condos and few small fee simple townhomes
Mid Level - $250,000 to $400,000: These will be mostly townhomes and a few condos although the more expensive condos usually don't cash flow.
Upper Level - $400,000 to $450,000: These will be townhomes and a few older single family homes in the farther out suburbs. It is a little harder to cash flow north of $450,000 but it can happen.
Overall average market price point: Upper $400s for the entire region but mid $500s for Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria which are closer to DC.
To cash flow in our market with a traditional investor loan, you need to stay below the average price point. Also, it will be very unlikely in that scenario that you find anything real close in that works in any price point. The cash flowing investor homes are in the outer suburbs. (Put another way, outside the beltway. Call me and I can explain.)
I do not factor in appreciation but as mentioned, we have a relatively stable market and the closer in to DC, the more stable it becomes. So investors buying close in typically have a long term outlook. They are willing to sacrifice short term cash flow for potential long term gain.
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