HOME OF THE WEEK | 06/04/09

HOME OF THE WEEK  |  06/04/09

By Jackie Friedlander

Special Features: Theres a simple formula for deciding how much to spend on a home: twice your annual income plus the down payment and other expenses, such as closing costs. For Northern Virginias first-time buyers, including many June bride and grooms, the National Association of Realtors found that the median income was $97,600 last year. This adds up to $195,200 and this condo fills the bill.

Price: $195,000

Call: Brad Kintz, Long&Foster, 703-548-0888

Location: Westbriar community, near Skyline Mall and Interstate 395.

Built: 1965

Style: Three-level garden building with brick exterior

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 1

Parking: 1 assigned space, more available

Square Feet: 1,017

Schools: Parklawn Elementary, Glasgow Middle, Stuart High
Located on the top floor of this three-story building, the living room features a wall of sliding glass doors. They lead to the private balcony overlooking the community swimming pool. A breakfast bar divides the dining area from the updated kitchen. The three bedrooms share a full bath and two