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:

your lender
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)homes with a garage
    • 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. Use our school search to find homes for sale in a particular school district
  • 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.

We help our clients buy homes in Northern VA.

Our home buyer’s resource page will answer common questions like:

Nora Yelland
Realtor Nora Yelland
  • Why Nesbitt Realty?
  • What is a buyer’s agent?
  • What is a buyer’s rebate?
  • How much does representation cost?
  • How we find your new home?
  • How much home can you afford?
  • How much are closing costs?

Read answers, home buyer’s tips & tools

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For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.

Outdoor Volleyball is Fun in Old Town

Old Town Alexandria has several parks next to the water. During the summer time pick up volleyball games happen often. Along Union St. there are parks that have a dog park, trails, a basketball court, a playground, and plenty of green grass . These parks are a great resource within walking distance of several neighborhoods.

Condominiums near the volleyball courts include Alexandria House and Port Royal and Old Town Commons. Old Town is a very walkable area. Grocery stores in the area include Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods.The nearest metro to the parks is King Street metro station.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Another happy customer

Another happy customer

I don’t know who was happier to close this one … me or Drew.  He had staked out a short sale for about 6 months. Finally, Drew decided to move on, and when he did things happened quickly.  Drew ended up getting a great 1 bedroom condo that was just a block from the USPTO / his place of employment.

The Jamieson is a great building in a great location and I’d love to show it to you if you want to go take a look while they still have condos left here.  I know Drew’s excited about his new home and I’m glad we were finally able to put this one away.

When all was said and done, Drew’s mom snapped this photo at Walker Title.  It was good to finally get to closing!

Properties in Jamieson

What is a split-level home?

split-levelA Modern style that architects created to sequester certain living activities–such as sleeping or socializing–split levels offered an multilevel alternative to the ubiquitous style in the 1950s. The nether parts of a typical design were devoted to a garage and TV room; the midlevel, which usually jutted out from the two-story section, offered “quieter” quarters, such as the living and dining rooms; and the area above the garage was designed for bedrooms.

Found mostly in the East and Midwest, split-levels, like their Ranch counterparts, were constructed with various building materials.


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Why do residents love the Grove at Arlington Ridge?

22206 real estate agents
Nesbitt Realty can help you buy and sell real estate in 22206.
The Grove at Arlington Ridge is a condo community located just of I-395 well inside the Capital Beltway. The location provides residents easy access to Pentagon City, Shirlington Village and downtown DC. This community has 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom condos that feature:

  • Hardwood floors in living and dining rooms
  • Deluxe kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, maple cabinetry and stainless steel undermount sinks with designer faucets
  • Ceramic tile in kitchens and baths
  • Maple vanities
  • In-unit washers/dryers
  • Designer lighting
  • Private balconies
  • Nine-foot ceilings
  • Plush carpeting in bedrooms
  • Crown molding in living rooms

Many condominums at the Grove have fireplaces. The Grove offers a full bank of amenities:

  • Internet café
  • Resort-style swimming pool
  • Expansive sundeck
  • Fully-equipped business center
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Giant screen media room with surround sound
  • Direct access garage and controlled access entries
  • Clubhouse with billiards room
  • Storage available
  • Courtyard patio garden area with barbeque grills
  • Wellness Center with personal training, yoga, Pilates, massage therapy, Swedish massage and Thai massage

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Authentic Italian at Hollin Hall

Via Veneto is located at 1309 Shenandoah Rd. Alexandria, VA 22308 (Hollin Hall Shopping Center just off Ft. Hunt Rd). The phone number for Via Veneto is 703.765.6661. The restaurant is close to Safeway, the Variety Store, a gas station, a Chinese food restaurant, a 711, and various other shops and businesses. Via Veneto is open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner all week.

Via Veneto serves authentic delicious Italian food. This area of Fort Hunt is near Walt Whitman middle school and Carl Sandburg middle school. The nearest library is Sherwood Hall library. Hollin Hall and Hollin Hills offer a very peaceful atmosphere.

 

A Closer Look at Port Royal Condominiums

Port Royal is located at 801 North Pitt Street  Alexandria, VA 22314. Port Royal is a 17 story highrise condominium community. Port Royal is in Old Town Alexandria just a few blocks from Trader Joe’s. Port Royal has rooftop access with several tables to sit and enjoy the view.

Port Royal is close to several parks in Old Town including Oronoco and Founders. Port Royal is next to Alexandria House, a similar styled highrise condominium community. This location is very easily commutable to D.C. Port Royal ‘s lobbies and common areas have recently been renovated.

Properties in Port Royal

Homes near Foxchase Shopping Center

Foxchase shopping center is located on Duke St. in Alexandria VA. This shopping center has a variety of shops including: Authentically Amish, Harris Teeter, Chipotle, etc. This area of Alexandria is close to Landmark Mall. Foxchase Shopping Center is close to several condominiums including the the Plaza, Olympus, the Sentinel, and Watergate at Landmark.

Foxchase is close to Ben Brenman park. Also on Duke St. is  Beatley library. Foxchase shopping center has ample parking. Foxchase Shopping Center has a martial arts facility.

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Dining in Old Town at Fish Market

The Fish Market is located at 105 King Street Old Town Alexandria 22314. The phone number for the Fish Market is 7038365676. This restaurant is located near the water. The food here includes a variety of sea food dishes as well as American food.