Fairfax Home Shopping The Smart Way

When shopping for a home in Fairfax, there are quite a few things that can snatch your attention. When you look at a home, it’s very easy to fall immediately in love with it. New homes are clean, decorated perfectly, and many are what you pictured in your dreams. If you don’t shop the smart way though, you’ll end up like many other home owners and find faults shortly after you move in.Continue reading

Options for Home Sellers in Del Ray

Del Ray
Del Ray

No matter how much you look forward to moving to a new home, relocating is chore, and selling your current home in Del Ray will only add to the stress of the move. The goal is to quickly a buyer because an unoccupied home is not only a worry, but a financial burden, especially if the selling process drags on for a long period of time. Selling your home in Del Ray before you begin paying for another somewhere else is the best alternative for your bank account.

There are many tips that experts offer to increase your chances of unloading your home quickly. But few compare the pros and cons of different ways to sell your home.Continue reading

10 Steps to Getting Top Dollar for Your Home in Arlington

5500 HOLMES RUN PKWY, Unit 1517, Alexandria VA, 22304
Condo with nice kitchen

When you decide to sell your home in Arlington you should immediately begin referring to it as a house. You’ve become emotionally attached to this place and it’s now time to say goodbye. Your home is where the heart is. Your house is a product for sale, so start detaching yourself by making some changes that will help you with the sale of the house.Continue reading

Five Reasons to Hold an Open House

Not all real estate practitioners are enthusiastic about the effectiveness of open houses, but here are five good reasons to consider holding one:

Julie Nesbitt
Julie sold another!
  1. The odds are low but sometimes open houses lead to a sale.
  2. Home sellers like them. They like seeing their real estate professional working hard for them.
  3. Visitor feedback is good for sellers.
  4. Other real estate practitioners tour open houses and they sometimes produce sales.
  5. Open houses engage people, including friends and neighbors who might bring in a buyer.

Source: Inman News, Mary Umberger (02/17/2010)

  • Inlet Cove is near Fort Belvoir and Potomac Mills

    Inlet Cove outside Belvoir
    Inlet Cove is alongside Route 1 This neighborhood of townhouses is near grocers and eateries Inlet Cove is close to Fort Belvoir, Alexandria, and Potomac Mills shops, in the city of Woodbridge Interior to these properties are multilevel Inlet Cove is serene

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  • Pending Home Sales on an Upswing

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    Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 from 97.7 in February, and is 21.1…

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  • A Good Time to Buy a High-End Home

    Station Square
    Some of the best housing deals are on high-end homes, many over $1 million. Some of them need TLC or they aren’t in the most-coveted locations. But there are plenty of desirable properties and lots of sellers who are getting impatient. Buyers with cash have the best opportunities. Buyers who need a mortgage should move…

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  • Looking for the big price drop?

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    If you love price drops we have good news. NesbittRealty.com now features the biggest and most recent price drops on area real estate. We have condos, townhouses and houses all with big price reductions. These HOT properties will attract a lot of attention so contact us to take a closer look. In general we look…

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  • Who is today’s homebuyer and why are they buying?

    Nesbitt Realty 703 765 0300
    The National Association of Realtors recently did a study about the characteristics of home buyers. Some of the findings might surprise you. Thirteen percent of buyers purchased a home with one or more parents and grandparents together with adult children. There were several reasons given for purchasing a multi-generational home. Cost savings; Children over the…

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Properties in Shirlington

What is a “Regency”?

Regency
Regency

Although they borrow from the Georgian’s classic lines, Regency homes eschew ornamentation. They’re symmetrical, two or three stories, and usually built in brick. Typically, they feature an octagonal window over the front door, one chimney at the side of the house, double-hung windows, and a hip roof.

They’ve been built in the United States since the early 1800s and you can find a number of examples of the Regency in Northern VA.

typical Regency
Typical Regency
  • 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

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  • [FWD: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures]

    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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  • Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

    Fairfax County
    Established in 1974 with a mission to reduce homelessness, increase community support and promote self sufficiency, the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is operated by a multi-denominational board of directors and staff managing over 70 housing units. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond…

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  • Mistake 4: Acting too picky.

    We help buyers and sellers.
    While you should narrow down what you want and you list features most important to you, don’t be so inflexible that you make it impossible to find a home. If you’re too picky, you may have to continue renting when you could own a home. Be willing to compromise on some of the less important…

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Fish the Potomac River

Homes at Arcturus are located right on the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. The fish in the Potomac include large-mouth bass, catfish, carp, bluegill, and pickerel just to name a few. Many of the homes here include piers and docks. This area offers grand views of the nearby water. Most of the homes here were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

 

 

Fishing the Potomac R. near Little Hunting Creek
Fishing the Potomac River near Little Hunting Creek

 

 

 

 

 

Properties in Arcturus

A Good Time to Buy a High-End Home

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Corner view

Some of the best housing deals are on high-end homes, many over $1 million. Some of them need TLC or they aren’t in the most-coveted locations. But there are plenty of desirable properties and lots of sellers who are getting impatient.

Buyers with cash have the best opportunities. Buyers who need a mortgage should move especially quickly. With the Federal Reserve ending its purchases of mortgage securities this month, the mortgage market is likely to rise from its current low level. Even if prices fall further, the rising cost of borrowing could eliminate any savings.

As Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, says, this is a “very good time to be a buyer at the high end.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Nick Timiraos and James R. Hagerty (03/27/2010)

  • 5 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector in Northern VA

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    Home buyers in Northern Virginia are well advised to interview a home inspector before hiring that inspector. What should you ask if you’re going to hire a home inspector in Arlington, Alexandria or Fairfax County? Here are a few ideas for questions.

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  • What Is Title Insurance?

    Title insurance protects the policy owner against loss in the event that the property’s title or legal ownership is something other than insured. It helps ensure that the property owner is assuming clear title for the real estate being purchased. Title insurance is different than other types of insurance in that it offers protection against…

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  • We rebate money to buyers.

  • Are You Looking To Buy A Home In Alexandria?

    Today we’re featuring this property for sale at River Towers in Alexandria Virginia. We highlight properties that are interesting, unique or just good deals. This 1 bedroom property is listed for $168,000. We like to keep our eyes open for home buying opportunities for our clients.

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  • $1,795,000 In Alexandria At Belle Haven // 6 Beds // 6 Full Baths – 1 Half Baths

      houses at Belle Haven is in Alexandria 22307 New construction in Belle Haven. On track for spring delivery. Still have time to choose your granite tops, wood floor stain and carpet colors. Masterfully crafted and balancing architectural heritage with contemporary brilliance. Great floor … [Read more] 6 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths Home…

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Properties in Belle Haven

Are you looking for a public-school Montessori Program in Arlington VA?

Drew Model Elementary School, located in Arlington, Virginia, serves grades PK-5 in the Arlington County Public Schools district. find homes by school district

Drew Model School Offers a multi-age Montessori program for children ages 3-11 with smaller age-grouped classes K-5. Drew Model offers Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)-Full day program four year old children. The school has an experienced, dedicated faculty and classroom volunteers that provide changing education through the arts partnership with the Kennedy Center (CETA). This school offers county-wide transportation.

Drew Model Elementary School
3500 South 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-5825

Homes for sale near the Drew Model Elementary School

What is a Queen Anne Style Home?

Victorian Home
typical Queen Anne

A sub-style of the late Victorian era, Queen Anne is a collection of coquettish detailing and eclectic materials. Steep cross-gabled roofs, towers, and vertical windows are all typical of a Queen Anne home. Inventive, multistory floor plans often include projecting wings, several porches and balconies, and multiple chimneys with decorative chimney pots.

Queen Anne style home
drawing of a Queen Anne

Wooden “gingerbread” trim in scrolled and rounded “fish-scale” patterns frequently graces gables and porches. Massive cut stone foundations are typical of period houses. Created by English architect Richard Norman Shaw, the style was popularized after the Civil War by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and spread rapidly, especially in the South and West.

  • Contemporary-Style Ranch in 22308

    Here’s a few tidbits to consider if you’re considering a purchase in 22308. Will Nesbitt is an expert on Alexandria real estate, especially houses found in 22308. Our typical rebate on a property that costs $634,900 is $3,605. Talk to Will Nesbitt to learn more about how we can save you money. There are several…

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  • Photos And Prices Of Houses In Fairfax County At Riverside Gardens

    Featured From Riverside Gardens $699,900 at Riverside Gardens See more Featured From Riverside Gardens Check out Riverside Gardens to see everything for sale at Riverside Gardens.

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  • This Property At Fox Mill Acres Wellborns Caught My Eye

    Just Listed at 20171 houses at Fox Mill Acres Wellborns is in Herndon 20171 Sweet Dog may be in Garage. Updates include; Culligan Whole House Filter/Neutralizer, Newer Roof & Gutters, Major Remodeling of Kitchen & FR with a mud rm and laundry rm ADDITION & pantry and second prep sink in Kitchen. NEWER MARVIN Solid…

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