Condo Considerations — Is a condo right for you?

There are many types of condominiums, some condos look like houses or townhouses, most look like high-rises or garden-style apartments. Even though a condo can look look like a townhouse or house, owning a condo differs from owing a fee simple property in many ways. There are aspects of condo living that some may view as advantages or disadvantages, and you should be aware of these before you buy.

Here are a few basic benefits and considerations of condo living to help you make your decision.

The City

Busy folk who love being close to the action often choose a condominium because condo developments most often occur in the city. In places like Alexandria’s Carlyle District, Arlington especially around Clarendon or Rosslyn, and in parts of Falls Church, land is at a premium. But in all these examples, your condo is well served by public transportation. These condos are also close to the culture and opportunities of the city.

Of course the downside to being in town is that you’re in the city—that means traffic, hustle and bustle and other disadvantages of living downtown. For example, the USPTO is crawling with people during rush hour. Crystal City is a pass-thru for many many commuters. Most homes and townhomes have a lawn or yard of some kind, but few condo owners have a yard or personal green space.

Community Living

A condominium owner is part of a community. The community lifestyle has many advantages. For example, the owner of a condo can leave things on a whim. There is no yard to worry about and the building is secure. Neighbors and condo staff will watch the property while you’re on travel or vacation. Most condos in Alexandria, Arlington, Crystal City and Falls Church have security features such as buzzers, a concierge or a guard service. If you travel often for business or pleasure (or if this is a second home), there are no worries while you’re out of pocket. Many condos have clubs, activities and the opportunity to socialize with neighbors.

But, shared walls and common areas mean that you are more likely to hear your neighbors. If you need your home to be a hideaway where you can escape from people, you have to deal with the fact that you might encounter neighbors in the hallway. Nosy neighbors are found everywhere, but it’s a lot easier for them to keep tabs on you as you come and go in a condo. The community will set standards and make decisions about common areas. For example, many condo association have rules about pets so that the common areas are not over-run with pets and pet debris.

The Association

You can take part in the decision making (by voting or by being a board member), but you must abide by the rules of the community. As you may know, condos are governed by a set of rules called Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). This can include restrictions on noise levels, pet ownership, renovations, and even what kind of curtains you can put in your windows.

Every unit owner is a member of the condo association, which also has an elected board. The association serves to enforce bylaws, handles maintenance and repair issues, etc.Because the condo association is made up of homeowners rather than property-management professionals, the association may be weak and inefficient. Most associations oversee a paid management firm.

Also, if you want to make renovations to your unit or rent your unit out, you may have to get approval from the condo association.This purpose of this oversight is most usually designed to make sure that you don’t remove any load bearing walls or short circuit community electricity.

Maintenance

Homeowners have a lot to worry about, but condo owners on the other hand …

Condo owners generally don’t mow lawns. They don’t clean gutters. They don’t even have to hire or pay landscapers. In a condominium someone else takes care of the exterior, the common areas, the snow removal and more. Someone else makes sure there’s money enough to pay for the new roof.

Of course, that service comes at a price: the monthly condo fees. The association collects these fees to pay for maintenance and repair of the common areas. All homeowners pay for maintenance, but the owner of a single family residence can save money by mowing his own lawn. The owner of a single family home can defer payment a little longer if money is tight. Of course, by aggregating the fees of maintenance, condominium owners often have enough money to pay for amenities that are not common in a single family residence. For example, a swimming pool is pretty standard in a condo.

Affordability

Some condos in Northern Virginia list are every bit as expensive as single family houses elsewhere. Condos in Crystal City, condos in Arlington and condos in Alexandria (especially in the Carlyle District) can be quite pricey. But some condos are surprisingly affordable. This makes a great option for first-time buyers and singles who may find single-family houses unaffordable. Condominiums are more sensitive to trends in the real estate market than single-family homes. Now that the prices have dropped there are some tremendous bargains for shoppers.

Amenities

Most condominium developments offer a range of amenities in the common areas. It’s pretty standard in Northern Virginia to have access to a swimming pool, gym or tennis courts in most condo complexes.

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The Society of American Military Engineers is located in Old Town Alexandria VA

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Society of Military Engineers is located in Old Town Alexandria VA

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.

Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., SAME provides its more than 27,000 members extensive opportunities for training, education and professional development through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, networking events and publications. With a membership that includes recent service academy graduates and retired flag officers, project managers and corporate executives, Department of Defense civilians, private-sector experts and everyone in between, SAME is bridging the gaps between critical stakeholders to advance the field of military engineering and help secure our nation. –

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    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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The office of the Society of Military Engineers boasts a historic plaque.

Does the Commonwealth Require Agents to Make Certain Disclosures In Emails?

email iconIn the Commonwealth of Virginia, emails sent for the purpose of advertising real estate services must contain specified disclosures at the beginning or end of the message. Does that mean disclosures are required in all emails?

Let’s look at the case of Sally and Darrin. Sally lists her home for sale with an agent named Darrin. Sally is a busy gal and doesn’t like phone calls. Sally prefers email and thus she and Darrin communicate regularly by email. Late one night, Darrin replies to one of Sally’s emails but includes none of the required disclosures!

Has Darrin violated the rules of the Commonwealth of Virginia?

The answer is no. Sally is already Darrin’s client and thus these emails are not solicitations. Disclosures are unnecessary when dealing with existing clients and in any correspondence required by the ordinary conduct of business.

Sean
Here’s a good looking boy.

More Taxes for Sellers to Pay

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Virginia House Bill 2313 which recently was approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Among other provisions, each designed to facilitate statewide transportation funding, the Virginia Grantor’s tax charged to all Sellers of real property will increase from $1 per thousand (in the greater of the sales price or assessed value) to $3.50 per thousand. Consider this a pyrrhic victory, as the original proposal called for an increase to $5 per thousand. Unlike a number of years, this Bill will not be struck down as unconstitutional. This change will take effect July 1, 2013, and should be factored into your seller’s net sheets for all transactions sent to record on or after that date.

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What Buyers Do—and Do Not—Want

With the U.S. housing market finally picking back up, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted a large study to pinpoint how recession may have influenced consumers’ lifestyle preferences and home wish lists.  Released this month, the survey found that Americans desire:

  • Energy Star appliances above all else
  • energy-efficient laundry rooms
  • high-end amenities such as kitchens with double sinks, French doors, and whole-house technology

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    Kitchen

What homeowners and buyers do not want, meanwhile, are:

  • elevators
  • golf course homes
  • laminate countertops

NAHB also determined that the outer suburbs are favored when it comes to home location, with just 8 percent of those queried citing a preference for living in a city center.  That is a departure from what those in the apartment sector believe: that recession and escalating gasoline prices are creating demand for urban lifestyles.

What Home Buyers Want,” CNBC Europe (Feb 25, 2013)
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60% of Single-Family Renters Plan to Buy Within 5 Years

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Port Potomac is a great neighborhood with easy access to Quantico, Rt. 1 and the Mark Train

Renters of single-family homes are twenty-five percent more likely than apartment tenants to stay in their current homes fives years or longer, according to a new survey by Opinion Research Corporation. The finding suggests that “demand for single-family homes, the fastest growing rental category, will be more stable than multi-family demand,” according to the survey findings.

Renters also say they plan to become home owners one day, particularly among single-family tenants. Sixty percent of single-family renters and 44 percent of apartment renters say they plan to become home owners within the next five years.

“The near term interest in becoming home owners among single-family tenants reflects the new roles single-family rentals are fulfilling as a stepping stone to home ownership for first-time buyers and as a sanctuary for large numbers of families displaced by foreclosures but who plan to buy again when they can afford to do so,” according to the survey results.

The survey also found that single-family renters make more money and are twice as likely to have children as apartment renters, according to the survey. The survey found that the median income of a single-family renter is $75,000 to $100,000 compared to $50,000-$75,000 for apartment dwellers. Single-family renters also tend to be older, with the majority aged 35 to 44, compared to 14 to 34 among apartment dwellers.

Source: Opinion Research Corporation

New Home Buying Tip

Waterview condominiumsIf you’re thinking of buying a new construction, you probably already know that every new development will have its own sales staff. These people are often friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the new condominium or new house. However, the on-site sales people work to sell this property only. That means that the on-site staff of a new condominium knows the property as-well-as or better than anyone around and they are there to assist you. But that also means that the on-site sales staff works for the builder.

When in the market for a new condo or a new home, it’s a good idea to employ a buyer’s agent such to protect your interests. A condominium agent knows the entire area, not just one property. A buyer’s agent knows the pitfalls and benefits of buying new, and best of all it won’t cost you one dime more than if you use the onsite staff. You have a right to representation: exercise that right today!

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Welcome to this sun-filled one bedroom in Old Town Alexandria! You will feel at home in this functional, stylish space with gleaming cherry hardwood floors throughout! The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile floor and opens to ample dining room.

922 S Washington St #205

Lounge in the living area, play a song on the piano or set up a workstation in the extra living room space. Enjoy the sparkling full bathroom with white tile and pedestal sink. You'll appreciate the hallway walk-in closet, separate linen closet and bedroom closets with organizer shelving. Laundry on first floor. Includes off street parking SP-101. Convenient location near Southside 815, District taco, Balducci's, shops and Mt. Vernon bike trail! Metro Bus stop in front of building 10B/E, 11Y Express, Dash AT3. [None Available - $270,000]

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6271 Kingfisher Ln

6271Kingfisher.com/?mls) for full house info, photos, and a video featurette of this beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 full and 1 half bathroom, 3898 finished sq.ft. townhouse in the sought-after Overlook community in Alexandria, Virginia. The quality and scope of the upgrades throughout this house, both inside and out, present a rarely-found buying opportunity in Overlook for a fully move-in ready home with high-end finishes and features to enhance the new homeowner's use and enjoyment. The capstone on this beautiful home is the meticulously renovated, spa-like bathrooms, including a visually stunning Master Bathroom. The house opens to a 2-story foyer with a marble floor, which makes a grand, yet welcoming entry. A sitting area and the Dining Room flank the entry for a feeling of open space once inside. The Dining Room is on display with an elegant bronze, 9-light candelabra providing visual appeal. The open kitchen has granite counters, with upgraded black appliances and black tile backsplash with copper tile insets coordinating with the cherry cabinets. The kitchen is large enough for a separate eating area, with a new bronze and champagne drum chandelier providing a design focal point visible throughout this level. The kitchen leads to a large deck with accent lighting and an awning. The deck has a split staircase that leads to a curved flagstone patio and mature landscaping for a private retreat. The Main Level office has a long run of built-in bookcases. This level also has an upgraded half bath. The Master Bedroom suite is large enough to make a King-size bed look small, with a luxurious feel behind double doors, crown molding, and a tray ceiling. The separate seating area in the Master Suite provides a cozy spot for a nap or to relax with a book, with built-in bookcases flanking a gas fireplace. The Master Bathroom is stunning...simply stunning. A full renovation with attention to quality in materials and design details in every respect. From the vanity, to the enlarged soaking tub, to the fog-free, recessed mirrored cabinets, to the motion-activated, baseboard lighting, to the oversized shower with three water dispensing options and the tile mosaic detail on the wall, the Master Bathroom will bring a sense of enjoyment and relaxation to the new owner each and every time you walk into this space. The walk-in closet feels like its own room with 20 feet long double rows of storage options. The Hall bathroom is a fully renovated space with the same quality, spa-like feel as in the Master Bathroom. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are located on this level. Both bedrooms are large, with a walk-in closet in the 2nd bedroom. The Lower Level is another large open space with separate areas for entertaining, along with a walk-out to the patio. The starring feature of this space is the recessed entertainment wall that creates a flush profile on the wall. This level has a granite-topped wet bar and wine cooler. This space has the 3rd gas fireplace, flanked by built-in bookcases. The 4th bedroom is located on this level, with the bed and fully renovated bath combination creating a luxurious guest suite. The unfinished space on the Lower Level provides a large area for storage (300 sq.ft). All light fixtures in the house have been upgraded, to include LED retrofit lights in lieu of recessed lights, with adjustable light output. All door hardware in the house has been upgraded to a satin nickel finish, including hinges, with levers instead of knobs for a more elegant look and feel. HVAC systems replaced in 2017 (Carrier). New roof installed in 2018. Hot water heater replaced in December 2012. New vinyl clad, double hung windows installed in 2011, with a transferable lifetime warranty. The house has a central vacuum system with access ports throughout the house. The front and rear yard have an in-ground irrigation system. The 2-car garage has an epoxy floor and a vacuum system, with 2 additional driveway parking spaces. [Overlook - $985,000]

Home is where you find safety and sanctuary, and this updated four bed, three bath home is yours to be had.

4708 Korvett Dr

From the beautiful updated kitchen, which boasts newer granite counter tops and appliances as well as newer energy efficient windows, newer HVAC and water heater installed in 2017. Sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee in your three season room and watch the dogs play in the private fenced yard. With a one car and driveway, there is plenty of room for your vehicles. The location can not be beat, being near shopping and the interstate for an easy commute to Quantico or Washington D.C. A place to call home awaits! HSA Home transferable Warranty. [Prince William County - $370,000]

FALLS CHURCH CITY ** Lovely three-level colonial in the heart of FCC ** Gourmet eat-in kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances ** Breakfast Room off Kitchen ** Dining Room off Living Room ** Family Room ** Deluxe owner's suite with vaulted ceilings, full bath w/ soaking tub and separate shower ** Finished walk-up lower level with large recreation room wired for home theater w/ wet bar, bedroom, den, and full bath ** Two-car attached garage ** Deck and fully fenced back yard ** Steps to shopping and restaurants ** Minutes to METRO ** LOVE where you live - Welcome home! ** ** Thank you for being COVID-19 friendly! ** Please leave SHOES outside ** Please bring HAND SANITIZER ** Apply before entering ** Please bring & wear FACE-COVERING (mask, scarf, bandana) **.

418 Sherrow Ave

HIGHLY DESIRABLE , STILL OAKS, BRICK FRONT COLONIAL ON CUL DE SAC! GREAT LOT! RECENTLY PAINTED, 3 FINISHED LEVEL HOME OFFERS TRADITIONAL FLOOR PLAN WITH LR WITH WALL OF BOOKSHELVES, FORMAL DR WITH BAY WINDOW, OFFICE/DEN, SPACIOUS KITCHEN/BREAKFAST AREA OPENS TO LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILINGS AND FLOOR TO CEILING STONE, GAS FPL! BRIGHT KITCHEN BOASTS 5 WINDOWS AND ISLAND W GAS COOKTOP! FR OFFERS SGD WITH FOUR, 8 FT DOORS THAT WALKS OUT TO DECK! REAR SCREENED PORCH AND DECK! FRONT AND REAR STAIRCASES! LARGE MBR WITH SITTING AREA, VAULTED CEILING AND MBATH WITH HIS AND HERS GRANITE VANITY TOPS AND SOAKING TUB! FINISHED, WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL OFFERS NATURAL LIGHT, LARGE REC ROOM AND 5TH BR AND FULL BATH! 2019 RESHINGLED ROOF! OAKTON HS PYRAMID! FRANKLIN FARM AMENITIES W MILES OF TRAILS, PONDS, PLAYGROUNDS, BBALL AND TENNIS COURTS, POOL AND MORE! SHORT WALK TO FRANKLIN FARM VILLAGE FOR GROCERIES AND MORE! CONVENIENT LOCATION NEAR FFX COUNTY PKWY, 66, 50, TOLL RD, DULLES AIRPORT, RESTON TOWN CENTER, SILVER LINE METRO.

3314 Willow Glen Dr

...! [Still Oaks - $949,900]

Amazing opportunity to own a completely remodeled end-unit town home and put your personal stamp on it, as well.

4625 Charlton Ct

This unit has been COMPLETELY remodeled, literally to the studs, to add functionality and style to this adorable two level, 3 bedroom/1.5 bath home . The remodel consists of: Fan fold insulation, new vinyl siding/soffit/fascia, plumbing & vent pipes to include new hose bids. Green board drywall and insulation throughout entire structure. Interior 6 panel doors & locks, banister and railing, primer and two coats of bright white paint, with eggshell finish. Lighting fixtures and ceiling fans in all three bedrooms and Visos TV ready! New bathrooms. HVAC system with complete duct cleaning and NEST thermostat and new water heater. 40 year dimensional shingle with ridge vent, new gutter & downspouts, vinyl replacement windows with grids and wrapped with aluminum trim coil. Patio door with grids, Therma True fiberglass front door and paneled shutters. Fenced backyard Over $75,000 invested in renovations make this town home almost brand new! $6,000.00 credit for you to select what flooring and appliances you want. Close to 95, VRE station, and Stone Bridge Plaza is less than 6 miles away!! Don't miss your opportunity to own this beautiful top to bottom remodel. More pictures coming. [Greenwood Farm - $244,900]

SHOWING: Due to the current situation, the listing agent is NOT showing this home.

3650 S Glebe Rd #651

Contact your agent who can access showing information. Click on VIEW FLOOR PLAN at lower left of virtual tour to see any room. * * * * * THE UNIT: Come home to this large, bright, luxury condo with stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows in the great room, amazing unobstructed views of the DC skyline, 2 garage spaces (near the elevator), extra storage, and a new water heater and HVAC system within the last year. Upgrades include premium countertops, cabinets, backsplash, bathrooms, master bath completely remodeled, engineered wood flooring, 2 Elfa closet shelving upgrades in the master, both bedroom windows upgraded for energy efficiency, popcorn-ceiling removal, and wiring for surround-sound. Be sure to visit our gym; pool; and rooftop terrace and party room with pool table, kitchen, and big screen media room. There is a 24/7 concierge to welcome guests and receive packages. Harris Teeter, Paisanos Pizza, and daycare (temporarily closed) are in the building. MetroBus and bike-rental are out front. We are a pet-friendly building convenient to the bike and jogging trail, the Pentagon, DC, and we can WALK to the AIRPORT, the River, stores, restaurants, and movies. * * * * * THE AREA: Amazon second headquarters is coming and 22202 is the epicenter. A new MetroRail stop, just to the south near the movies on Potomac Avenue, is expected to open in early 2022 and Virginia Tech will build a large Innovation Campus there. Residents qualify for monthly fast transit subsidy. The Eclipse is the newest high-rise condo in the area by at least 3 decades, in the heart of National Landing. Construction is solid with concrete columns and floors, a plus for fire safety and quiet enjoyment. Many nearby condos that are 6 stories or less, are stick-built despite the solid look of their brick exteriors. [Eclipse On Center Park - $830,000]

HVAC less than 2 years old, Hot water heater and washing machine less than 18 months old.

8563 Willow Glen Ct

Brand new Roof 2020. Beautiful updated home, backs to community playground! Move-in ready and super clean!~The whole house has been freshly painted from top to bottom. Brand new carpet.~ Brand new eat in kitchen. Separate~dining room with hardwood floors. Bright living room. Master bedroom with 2 closets and un-suite. Two more bedrooms and second full bathroom. Walk out finished lower level with access to fenced in backyard with deck.~ . Two assigned parking spaces.~ Walking distance to schools, shopping and restaurants.~ Close to Old town, VRE, Routes 28, I66 and PWC parkway.~ [Point of Woods - $265,000]

MAISON GOUDREAU An Arlington County Homestay! Huge Income Potential.

2516 1st Road S

Ideal Property for Multi-Generational/AirBnB/Rooming House/Short Term Stay/Companies & Organizations That Often Need Temp. Housing. Completely and totally renovated, this impressive home is now poised to become an outstanding lodging property. Built in 2009, the owner designed the home to accommodate as many as 10 guest rooms. With the current renovations there is now a splendid owners' suite, an upscale apartment, three guest suites, and as many as three other bedrooms for overnight guests. On the entry level, Maison Goudreau has a grand owners' quarters consisting of a living room, bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom, den (or second bedroom), kitchen with breakfast nook, and a formal dining room. There is also another bedroom and bathroom with a private outside entrance. A 2-car garage with storage completes this level. The upper level has two 2-room suites each with private bathroom, an in-law apartment, another guest bedroom and bath, and a common lounge area with a half bath. Laundry Located on all Three Levels. The lower level has a suite and another bedroom with private bathroom, a large lounge area, a fully equipped gym/exercise room and a large storage room which can be used as media room or conference room or an office. There is an elevator that services all three levels! Location ~ Location ~ Location Just 10 minutes from Arlington National Cemetery, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the Pentagon, and the National Hospital Center. And less than 12 minutes from the new Amazon headquarters in Crystal City and Joint Base Andrews. PLEASE: NOTE: THE TAX RECORD IS OUT OF DATE. [Penrose - $1,800,000]

**BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS ALERT **2 level 2018 updated open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 1.

2845 Madeira Ct

5 bathrooms townhome condominium backing to trees in desirable Antietam Woods, a Lake Ridge community. Its carefree living! You get a townhome with the amenities of LRPRA without the responsibility of maintenance. Bright, durable, engineered hardwood laminate floors throughout main level with updated half bathroom. Eat in kitchen completely remodeled in 2018 with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, backsplash, to-ceiling white cabinets and passthrough into living room. Bright, large living room walks out sliding glass door to concrete rear deck with steps to rear patio, storage shed and yard. 3 carpeted bedrooms and 1 bathroom up with an entrance into updated full bath from master bedroom and hall. Condo fee includes trash, water/sewer, snow removal, all landscaping, roof and siding maintenance or replacement - new siding in 2019! HOA fee includes all the benefits of a LRPRA community home- pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and trails. Excellent commuter access to I-95, Rte. 123 and close to commuter lots. [Antietam Wood - $204,900]

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8 Steps to Selling Your Home

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Advice from Northern Virginia’s littlest agent.
  1. Define your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” For example, a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move or a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home. For your goals, write down if you’d like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin. Work with your Nesbitt Realty real estate agent to map out the best path to achieve your objectives and set a realistic time frame for the sale.  Continue reading

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  • Our Agents

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    • Will Nesbitt -- principal broker licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland
    • Julie Nesbitt --- top producer with proven results and strong educational background
    • Ronald Ginyard --- retired USMC recruiter and technical sergeant, more than 15 years experience as a real estate agent
    • Stuart Nesbitt --- a local agent with deep community connections.
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On the roof at Waterview in Arlington VA

Fairly recently the Commonwealth of Virginia implemented new laws requiring an agency relationship prior to showing homes. (Effective July 1st, 2012, the Commonwealth of Virginia required an agency agreement prior to showing homes to clients.)  This can be frustrating to some folks who “just want to see houses”.  Once you’ve signed an agency agreement we can run out to look at houses, but we’ve found this to be generally ineffective.

Instead, we prefer to take a little time to answer your questions, give you a copy of all the documents you’ll be seeing, and put you in a position to make better decisions. The choice is yours, and I think you will find the second way extremely valuable.

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