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What is the Virginia Condominium Act?

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If you own a condo in Virginia, or if you’re thinking of buying a condominium in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it might be a good idea to glance at the Virginia Condominium Act.

This act describes the terms of ownership and limitations and requirements of condo associations.  It also describes the unique attributes of condominium mortgages and the describes what is allowed under condominium ownership schemes. The Condominium Act includes a provision that allows buyers of condominium real estate three days to review financials and covenants of the subject property. During these three days, a buyer can cancel the contract if the buyer doesn’t like what he finds in the condominium disclosures. Always talk to your agent about how this is handled in a real situation so that you take full advantage of your rights and duties.

Condominiums are found in all shapes, sizes, prices and types. Are you looking for a high-rise condo, a mid-rise or a garden-style condo? Maybe you'd prefer a townhouse?

The term "garden-style" condo usually refers to a condominium residence in a building that has less than three stories. Most garden-style condos have balconies or patios for each residence. Many garden-style condos have a main entrance that opens to a common-area hallway. Additional common areas include the green space and "gardens" surrounding the structures. If you're interested in garden-style condos you'll have a lot of options in Northern Virginia.

From the suburban feel of Kingstowne to the central location of Bolling Brook from the vintage charm of Belle View to the chic feel of Carlyle Square, are just some of the many Northern Virginia condominium communities we feature.


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See all Garden-Style Condos For Sale in Northern VA.
(all data current as of 4/21/2015)

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 861 sq ft
  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 961 sq ft
  3. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 694 sq ft

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Mid-rise condos are taller than garden-style condos, but smaller than high-rise condos. Mid-rise condos in Northern Virginia are 5 to 8 stories tall and are generally found close to or inside the Beltway.


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See all Mid Rise Condos For Sale In Northern VA.
(all data current as of 4/21/2015)

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,002 sq ft
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 518 sq ft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,220 sq ft

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High-rise condos have more than 9 floors. They are generally found inside the Beltway and are often located near Metro stations, public transportation, or major commuter traffic arteries like I-395.


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See all High Rises For Sale In Northern VA.
(all data current as of 4/21/2015)

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 932 sq ft
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 988 sq ft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,054 sq ft

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Julie NesbittAbout the Author --- Julie Nesbitt is an ABR who has served buyers in some of Alexandria’s most exclusive neighborhoods.  She is a top producing agent who has listed and sold property in Northern Virginia. In addition to helping folks buy, sell and rent property in Northern Virginia, Julie is the primary administrator of the property management services performed by Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria.