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Properties in River Towers

6621 Wakefield Dr #201

Need to check out the upgrades that this efficiency has had ... more than any other studio that has sold this year. Great buy for one who doesn't need a lot of space and the condo fee includes all except phone & cable New flooring, new paint, new bi-folds, new toilet, vanity mirror, re-grouting of all bath tiles, new lighting, new disposal, new refrigerator, new stove, and great location![$125,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6621 Wakefield Dr #606

Light filled condo; great closet space (including walk-in). Condo fee includes all utilities. Enjoy tennis, outside pool with cabana, gardens, picnic grove, ample parking; bus to METRO. Close to Mount Vernon trail and shopping. A fabulous place to live.[$164,000 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6621 Wakefield Dr #719

Bright and sunny updated 1BR/1BA condo in River Towers. Unit has a renovated kitchen and has been freshly painted. The large condo also has walk in closet with built in shelves on both sides. Condo fee includes many community amenities and utilities (gas,electric and water). Conveniently located near Rt. 1, 495 and just 2 miles from the Huntington Metro .[$159,900 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

6621 Wakefield Dr #908

REDUCED! TOP LEVEL CORNER 2BR 1.5BA unit priced to sell w/ 959 SF & spectacular views! Gorgeous refinished parquet hardwds throughout, ALL NEW paint, NEW full BA, NEW LR convector unit, updated KIT & baths. Enjoy TONS of light & spacious living in SUPER-CONVENIENT River Towers. Minutes to shopping, parks & trails. CONDO FEE INCL ALL UTIL + 2 pkg spaces, pool, tennis, garden area, exercise rm.[$214,900 - Alexandria, VA 22307]

Buying a new home checklist

Are you thinking of buying a new home?

There are several key steps that your Virginia Licensed Real Estate Agent will help you through. Knowing what these are in advance can help you not be surprised later on:

Nesbitt Realty never makes any money from your loan. This frees us to make the most objective recommendation possible.
  • Know your budget, consult with a financial institution about what you can be pre-approved for.
  • Know your needs, including:
    • Number of bedrooms
    • Location
    • Walking distance to a bus stop
    • Walking distance to a metro stop
    • Price
    • Property condition
    • Age of the property
    • Garage Parking
    • Schools
  • Amenities (for condos)
    • Indoor/Outdoor pool
    • Putting Greens
    • Tennis courts
    • In unit washer/dryer
    • Utilities included in condo fees
    • Basketball courts
    • Bowling
    • Concierge service
    • Controlled access
  • Realize that something will have to give to get what you want, prioritize your needs so that you can get the most important features.
  • Budget time and money:
    • Finding any home is easy. Finding the right home requires time invested in looking at properties.
    • Money for down-payments and closing costs can vary from a couple percentage points to a cash purchase where you provide the entire amount up front.

Are you ready to buy a home?

All across Northern Virginia, people are looking to a buy home – either now or in the future. Over the last few years, lower interest rates have come along, making it more affordable than ever to buy a home. In order to buy a house, you’ll need to start saving your money and have enough for the closing costs and a down payment. Check out our Closing Cost Estimator and talk to an agent to get an idea of what you need to have on hand to make your home purchase.

In most cases, the closing costs will run you around 5% of the property price. Before you purchase the home, you should always get an estimate. An estimate won’t be the exact price, although it will be really close. You should always plan to save up a bit more money than you need, just to be on the safe side. It’s always best to have more than enough than not enough.

You’ll know your ready to buy a home when you know exactly how much you can afford, and you’re willing to stick with your plan. When you buy a home and get your monthly mortgage payment, it shouldn’t be any more than 25% of your total monthly income. Although there are lenders out there who will say that you can afford to pay more, you should never let them talk you into doing so – but stick to your budget instead.

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Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.

Washington Square shopping in Old Town

Washington Square in Old Town Alexandria VA

Washington Square is a 235,000 square foot Class A mixed-use office/retail complex developed on a two-acre site along Alexandria’s main street, North Washington Street, in historic Old Town Alexandria. Washington Square features twin four-story buildings with brick and cast stone exterior façades and glass curtain walls overlooking a spacious courtyard. Tenants are attracted by the property’s 3-story atrium lobbies, fitness center, concierge service, 600 space parking structure and computerized energy management system.

Washington Square serves nearby condos at Port Royal, Alexandria House, Liberty Row, Watergate of Alexandria, Abingdon Row and more.  Many residents from greater Alexandria, Crystal City and Fairfax County visit Washington Square because of the popular grocer Trader Joe’s which is located here.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, Washington Square tenants include Talbots, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks Coffee, and Chevy Chase Bank.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Beautiful hardwood floors, handsome formal rooms, a family room adjacent to the kitchen, large bedroom suites, each with its own luxurious bath, abundant closets, 2 fireplaces and 2-car garage are all wonderful components of this picture perfect home. Built-ins in the library, a speaker system, an exercise room and an interior elevator reaching all floors.Walk to restaurants & interesting shops. [102 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA]

Rare large slate patio & deep yard. Semi-detached 2BR+den Yates Garden SE Old Town quadrant. Extra 6 windows & EZ maintenance backyard for pets & dining entertainment. New paint & updated quality extra kitchen cabinets. Cozy wood-burning fireplace & wood floors. Fully finished 2 room basement office/den/sitting space with full bath. Close to bike trail, park & river. EZ front end parking in front. [822 Pitt St S, Alexandria, VA]

Wonderful four level townhouse two blocks from Braddock Metro. Spacious, 1820 SF of finished space. Updated kitchen with SS appliances, granite, modern cabinets and flooring. Master bedroom on its on level with large bath and double vanities. New carpet, hardwood and tile floors. Lower level had built in office wall unit and Murphy bed for optional bedroom. Very nice fenced in brick patio. [510 West St N, Alexandria, VA]

Spacious, updated first floor unit in sought after Porto Vecchio with stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River and National Harbor from every room! Amenities include pool, tennis courts, 24 hour front desk, concierge, fitness center, sauna, extra storage and more! Short stroll to shops, restaurants in Historic Old Town. [1250 Washington St S #105, Alexandria, VA]

Stunning 3 bed 41/2 bath townhouse.built in 2016! Exquisitely appointed with open floor plan, 9' foot ceilings and drenched in natural light! Home boasts a chef's kitchen w/ SS appliances, marble countertops and eat in counter top. The 2 Ensuite master's have spa like baths and feel like a five star hotel! Combining the open loft area,multiple terraces, wine cooler,this is an entertainers dream! [413 Payne St S, Alexandria, VA]

Waterfront building,Marina Towers,has Outdoor Pool, Gazebo bar, Grills & Patio overlooking Potomac River & GW Bike/Jog trail. This bldg has Fitness Cnt, Sauna, Party Rm, Conv Store & Gorgeous 2bd, 2ba light filled unit freshly painted & new carpet. Lg Living-Dining Rm, Kitchen w/Granite & Breakfast nook have SGDs to Lg Balcony. Big Bedrooms w/Updated Baths have White Vanities & new lighting. [501 Slaters Ln #114, Alexandria, VA]

Gorgeous & spacious almost 2500 sq ft 2BR+Den,2.5BA unit in Alexandria's premier luxury condominium, The Oronoco. Best of single-level living in convenient metro DC location. Open floor plan,11' ceilings,highest quality appointments,custom finishes. Whole house integrated electronics. 920 sq ft terrace. 3 garage spots & storage unit. Overlooks courtyard, faces the Potomac River. Pets welcome! [601 N. Fairfax St #216, Alexandria, VA]

4 Level townhome with a charming front porch in historic Old Town featuring a loft, rooftop terrace and a two-sided gas fireplace. Includes quartz countertop, White Maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors on main level and an expansive rear deck off kitchen. 1.5 car garage with a second tandem parking spot. Walk to Rustico, Buzz Bakery, Mt. Vernon Trail and Braddock Metro! [1023 Bernard St, Alexandria, VA]

Amazing condo located just blocks north of King St. shops, restaurants, and Braddock Metro! Included:two parking spaces and two storage units. Bright and open with hardwoods throughout, granite counters, stainless appliances, and in-unit washer and dryer. Rare den and no units above. Pet friendly community with fitness room, community entertainment room, rooftop with amazing views and courtyard. [1111 Oronoco St #439, Alexandria, VA]

OH Sat 1-4 & Sun 12-3 Historic charm & modern luxury combine seamlessly in this stunning Old Town Rowhome just blocks from King Street. Designer touches in every detail. Lux kitchen w/ Viking Pro, Miele & Bosch apps. Incredible full floor Master Suite w custom closet & huge spa bath. Beautiful wood/stone/tile work & 2 fireplaces. Perfect patio w Grille Center & 2 off street parking spaces! [722 Gibbon St, Alexandria, VA]

Property Management Basics

Julie Nesbitt manages property in Northern VA. Her landlords value her attention to detail.

Property management is a business in and of itself. If you want to invest in real estate, but you don’t want to be a property manager, the solution is really quite simple: employ the services of Nesbitt Realty. Our family-run business is experienced with managing the day-to-day operations of properties just like yours. We manage residential properties including homes, condos and townhouses.

A big value-add provided by your Nesbitt Realty property manager is “separation”. This to say, your Nesbitt Realty property manager maintains a level of separation between the landlord and the tenants and the property. As you may already know, it’s important to invest in real estate without emotionally investing in tenants or property. Your Nesbitt Realty property manager helps ensure that you always make the best decision for your family, rather than making the best decision for the tenant’s family.

Nesbitt Realty currently manages properties in Carlyle Towers, the Jamieson and across Northern VA.

So, your Nesbitt Realty rental property manager serves as a buffer between the owner and his tenants. Nesbitt Realty can help you find tenants, handling repair projects and maintenance, oversee improvements, collect rent, and even pay some expenses and taxes. The specific tasks we handle vary based upon upon the needs and wishes of the property owner. Additionally, a competent Nesbitt Realty property manager gives you protection from certain liabilities.

Nesbitt Realty usually charges a percentage of the rents collected. Every aspect of Nesbitt Realty property manager’s responsibilities will be outlined in a contract signed by both Nesbitt Realty and the landlord. This agreement details financial responsibilities and specifies the types of financial reports the landlord can expect.

Your Nesbitt Realty property manager will stay current on new laws and condo regulations which may be relevant to your situation. Nesbitt Realty Property Management takes a lot of the burden off of owning rental real estate.

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Properties in Belle Haven

Welcome to Cameron Mews

Properties in Cameron Mews

103 Cameron Mews

Take Advantage of this Amazing & Rare Opportunity to live In Cameron Mews. Situated in the Very Heart Of Old Town Alexandria! 4 bedroom & 4.5 Baths Brick town home needing a little TLC & updating....steps away form the water front, Torpedo Factory, Restaurants & shops. [Cameron Mews - $1,049,000]

330 Royal St N

NEW all white kitchen, including flooring and fixtures. Beautiful granite. Stately 3040SF 4 level all brick TH with great outdoor space with built in cooking area. Hardwood in most rooms. 2 wood burning fireplaces. NO HOA! Attic storage and lots of interior and exterior storage.This low turnover community is one of the hidden gems of Old Town Alexandria being close to restaurants, shopping, parks. [Cameron Mews - $1,159,990]

107 Cameron Mews

NEW PRICE in Cameron Mews.This stylish END all-brick TH has 4BR & 4.5BA & is located just one block to King Street shops & restaurants and the Potomac River. The chef's renovated kitchen is on the main floor & adjoins to a family/dining room with french doors leading to a lush private garden. NEW SLATE ROOF, freshly sanded floors and fresh paint throughout. PARKING! [Cameron Mews - $1,099,000]

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

At the 2009 Alexandria Art Festival

This weekend Julie and I went to Old Town with the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group to enjoy the Alexandria Art Festival. The Art Festival occurs every year around this time and features artists and craftsmen from around the area.

2009 Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria

King Street closes to vehicular traffic and artists set-up stalls in the street. It’s an easy way to enjoy lots of art from lots of folks. The weather was very co-operative, neither too hot nor too cold.

2009 Old Town Alexandria

This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.

Arts Festival in Old Town Alexandria

I found that my camera was drawn to the larger pieces, but this is probably because I knew they would photograph well. There were many smaller items for sale too. However, many of us felt that this year’s festival seemed to offer more pieces that would be welcomed in a restaurant or hotel lobby than usual and a few number of the smaller pieces that look nice in a home.

Harpist

There were several musicians playing up and down the street. This harpist sang like an angel, but I have to admit that my favorite was the steel drum player.

People walking King Street during Art Festival

We walked all the way up to Washington Street before turning around and making way back to the Potomac. After some discussion the group voted to eat at the Charthouse. At the Charthouse, the ladies had a little wine and we enjoyed some relaxed conversation and then dinner. For my part, I think the food at the Charthouse is good, but not great. Even though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth it because of the pleasant views of the Potomac that are offered.

Charthouse


About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.

GW Rec Center offers a place for all to move

The George Washington RECenter in Alexandria provides residents with plenty of ways to exercise indoors and outdoors. In addition to a fitness area with exercise bikes and two treadmills, the center has lighted tennis courts and a picnic area. Saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms are also available for use.

For the aquatically inclined, the center features an indoor heated 25-meter pool, complete with a poolside spa, a diving board and a beach/wading area. Swimmers will also enjoy water aerobics classes and private and public swimming lessons. Also, water exercise equipment is available for the public.

The center is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria. To get to the center, take exit 177A (Route 1) from the Beltway. From Route 1, take Route 235 and then bear right onto Route 623, Old Mt. Vernon Road. The entrance is on the right. For more driving directions, visit the center’s page here.

The center is closed during most federal holidays, excluding Columbus and Veterans days. For more detailed information on hours, click here or call the center at 703-780-8894.

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    Julie Nesbitt knows the back trails and by-ways of Northern Virginia real estate.

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  • Enjoying Winkler Botanical Preserve

    We had a great time walking the trails. 

    Read More

  • Don’t take chances with real estate.

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

    Read More

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