Julie Nesbitt
Do you need to know what to do to begin for townhouse shopping in the merciless Springfield real estate market?
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Know that there’s no “right” time to buy a $360,000 townhouse in Springfield.
If you find the right townhouse in Springfield now, you don’t want to miss out because you think you can guess a trend in the future of Springfield real estate. Factors like market price and interest rate almost never change enough to make a difference in an individual townhouse’s price. Much more important than macro-economic factors, is the actual townhouse you’re looking at. That’s because of the unique nature of real estate. By the same token, opportunities in real estate are unique. That special home you’ve found in Springfield might never be on the market again in your lifetime.

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The only opinion that matters . . . is yours.
Everyone likes a little reassurance from friends or relatives, but it’s hard to hear you’re own thoughts, if you’re taking in advice from many people. Concentrate on your needs and wants, and not the needs and wants of people who won’t be living in the home.

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Start with the assumption that no home is ever perfect.
There are many examples of compromises that buyers have to make every day. Consider a few of these possibilities. The association provides all utilities but the association fee is high.Maybe you love the kitchen, but hate Colonial homes. Organize your priorities, and start by shopping those homes that meet your requirements.

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Be prepared to haggle, but don’t expect someone to give away real estate in Fairfax County.
We have a very efficient real estate market in Fairfax County and most homes will trade for about what they are worth. There are very few properties that sell for more or less than the appraised value.Fairfax County has some of the savviest home sellers in the country. They are well-coached and well-informed.

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When you’re buying a townhouse, you’re buying a neighborhood.
Don’t get completely enamored by the physical aspects of a home to the point that you forget about important issues such as:

  • nearby restaurants
  • walking/jogging paths
  • neighborhood pride of ownership

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Plan ahead.
Don’t wait until you’ve found a home to:

  • think about title companies
  • to get approved for a mortgage
  • consider a moving schedule
  • list your priorities

I can help with the purchase process. Even if you just need to talk to learn more about how to go forward, please don’t hesitate to call. Contact me if you’d like to learn more about 8166 Willowdale Ct.

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8166 Willowdale Ct, Springfield 22153

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Price: $360,000 : 8166 Willowdale Ct, Springfield, VA 22153
|| Beds: 3 || Baths: 2 || Half-Baths: 1 || Living Area: 0 || Days On Market: 0 ||
|| Newington Forest || Buyer’s Rebate From Nesbitt Realty: $1,430 || MLS: FX10099537

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Julie Nesbitt

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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.