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Can I Afford a Single Family Home in Fairfax County?

It’s time to buy your first home!  How exciting!  But can you afford a single family home in Fairfax County?  Or is a townhouse or other location more in your budget?

It should come as no surprise that single family homes in Fairfax County are pricey.  And the reality is that if your pre-approval is $400K or less, you’ll need to adjust your expectations accordingly.

Most 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family homes under $400,000 in Fairfax County are older split levels or ramblers, which is why, for many, a townhouse or a single family home in Loudoun County, Prince William County, or Alexandria can be a better choice.

That said, if Fairfax County is your priority, and the privacy and bigger yard of a single family home is your style, here are our top 5, 3 bed 2 bath (or more!) picks under $400K on the market in Fairfax County today:

See one that catches your eye?  Want us to help you find something similar?  We love helping connect our clients with just the right home – whether it’s a condo or townhouse, single family home or investor special.  And because of our partnership with Redux Properties, we can also help you turn a dated fixer-upper into a stunning showcase!

Get started today by creating a profile on  From Fairfax County to Loudoun, Prince William to Arlington, Alexandria and even Washington, D.C., we’d love to help you get started on your new home search!

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