How your ratios affect your home buying power.

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt

Two ratios are calculated by mortgage lenders to determine a buyer’s maximum loan amount:1) the front ratio and, 2) the back ratio.

Front Ratio: The total mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI) as well as any condominium or homeowner association fees divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally, this ratio must be below 30% Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment (PITI) of $1350, the front ratio would be 27%.

Back Ratio: The total mortgage payment PLUS any car payments, credit card and any other loan payments including student loans divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally this must be below 40%. Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment of $1350, a car payment of $325, 1 credit card payment of $60 and 1 student loan payment of $150 for a total of $1885 with a back ratio of 38%.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

If you need help calculating your ratios, please contact Julie Nesbitt at 703 765 0300.

What is an ABR?

ABR is short for Accredited Buyer Representative. The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. Accredited Buyer’s RepresentativeWhen you work with an Accredited Buyer’s Representative you know that your rights are represented by a professional agent who is trained and experienced in handling the needs of buyers. There are four requirements which a real estate agent must meet to attain and use the ABR® designation:

  1. Previous and documented experience representing the needs of buyers and experience actually closing real estate sales.

    Julie Nesbitt
    Julie Nesbitt is an ABR.
  2. Successful completion the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course.
  3. Successful completion of one of the ABR® elective courses.
  4. Membership in good standing in the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) and the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia.

Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

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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. Call Julie at (703)765-0300.

4 Reasons to choose the Prescott

  1. Schools: Students are served by Jefferson Houston Elementary SchoolGeorge Washington Middle School, and T.C. Williams High School.
  2. Old Town: This neighborhood has many amenities including retail, dining, nightlife, and culture.
  3. New: This residence was built in 2007 and feature hard wood floors and 9 foot tall ceilings.
  4. View: From the rooftop terrace there are views of the surrounding neighborhood and the lower courtyard.
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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

An awesome Fairfax County Real Estate Opportunity

Kingstowne is a relatively new planned community. Kingstowne is near a man made body of water that is surrounded with paved sidewalks that connect to amenities.

An advantage to Kingstowne’s new planned community, are the many retail establishments that serve this part of Fairfax County. For example, there is a Game Stop, a Walmart, a Ross, a Safeway, a movie theater, and many restaurants that vary in price from Uno’s to Bone Fish to East Moon to Moby Dick, etc. For nearby nightlife there is Top Golf, which is a popular place for it’s driving range and bar.


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.
Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Top 3 Highest Property Taxes in Northern Virginia

1. Loudon County

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Median property taxes: $4,784

Median home value: $544,400

Taxes as of home value: .09%

Median income for home owners: $118,518

Taxes as of income: 4.0%

 

2. Alexandria City

Median property taxes: $4,366

Median home value: $555,100

Taxes as of home value: 0.8%

Median income for home owners: $114,262

Taxes as of income: 3.8%

 

3. Fairfax County

Median property taxes: $4,624

Median home value: $568,900

Taxes as of home value: 0.8%

Median income for home owners: $122,516

Taxes as of income: 3.8%

 

Source: Forbes, Who Pays America’s Highest Property  Taxes

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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Election day at West Potomac High School

Election day took place on November 4, 2014. The voting at WPHS was busy with politically active citizens. The voting was done on a sheet of paper which was then scanned by a machine.

The voting all took place in a cafeteria. To vote, identification was first presented and a ballot was given before a station was assigned. Outside of the cafeteria sample ballots were offered from both Republicans and Democrats.

Contact Nesbitt Realty today, for Real Estate in the West Potomac High School district
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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.
Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.