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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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.

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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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Beautiful all brick completely updated End Unit 3 BR, 2 full and 2 half baths townhouse in picturesque sought-after Stonehurst.

9231 Bailey Ln

Gorgeous hardwood floors and natural light throughout, sunlit eat-in kitchen all with New Windows. New roof, gutters and downspouts. Freshly painted, New Appliances, New Backsplash and New under-counter Lighting. Nest Smart Thermostat. 2 Fireplaces. 3 Bedrooms up all with Hardwoods. New interior & exterior doors and updated bathrooms. Sun drenched Walkout lower level to delightful fenced patio. Built-in shelving and cabinets, newer utilities and laundry. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring in lower level. Lots of storage. Pleasant walking path to the Vienna metro (0.8 miles), or take the bus from the neighborhood entrance. Lovely community park and playground, Very convenient to 495, 66, movies, shops and restaurants at Mosaic District. A commuters Dream! Open Sunday 2-4pm. [Stonehurst - $575,000]

Don't miss out on this great opportunity~to own this~ beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath town house in Sheffield Manor.

8823 Dunstable Loop

~ The whole house has been freshly painted and new carpet on the main an upper levels. Eat in kitchen with table space, black appliances, hardwood floors and granite counter tops. Separate~dining room. Large family room with access to the deck. Master bedroom with walk in closet with closet organizer. Master bathroom with~ jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Two more bedrooms on the upper level with plush carpeting and ample closet~space that share a full bathroom. Lower level has 4th bedroom. Laundry room, rough in for a full bathroom and rec room. If your looking for a wonderful home with location in mind than you have found it. Close to the~VRE,~Gainesville~Plaza, and I66. [Sheffield Manor - $320,000]

Located in Falls Church, 20 minutes from DC, this Lakeside Plaza condo is ready to be called home! 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms this home features an open floor plan + kitchen & bathroom have recently been painted.

3800 Powell Ln #525

Hardwood floors & neutral finishes + tastefully updated master bath (2015) + washer & dryer in unit. Well kept unit + tons of community amenities. Residents enjoy access to both indoor & outdoor pools + sauna + jacuzzi + steam room + 3 fitness rooms + billiard room & quick access to commuter routes. Pets under 25 lbs allowed. 8mi (20 min drive) away from Crystal City Amazon Headquarters4.3mi (15 min drive) to closest metro station - BallstonRenovated lobby and hallways in 2019, outside of building repainted in 2018Remodeled bathroom in 2019, marble floors and showerBus stop on Powell Ln, goes to Pentagon City metro 1mi away from 2 shopping centers, Trader Joe's, Harris TeeterDaycare and Barber shop downstairs [Lakeside Plaza - $299,900]

Look no further.

4080 Lee Hwy

This is just what you've been waiting for! Located in the heart of Cherrydale, this all-brick, beautifully updated bright and light 3-level townhouse has an attached two-car garage and a fenced private patio for gardening, grilling or relaxing.The private cluster of 12 townhomes is situated on the corner of N. Randolph St. and Lee Highway. This corner end-unit is tucked away from the street and backs to grass and backyards of the neighboring homes to add to the privacy of the surroundings. The kitchen has been refreshed lending to a more updated look and feel with white cabinets extending to the ceiling, a custom cabinet pantry, built in wine rack, stainless steel appliances, recessed lights and granite counters. The main level hard-woods were refinished in January 2020. The space has plenty of room to accommodate a dining room table in addition to the breakfast bar. The open floor plan flows into the main level family room with a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Also on the main level is an updated half bath with wainscoting and a pedestal sink. Upstairs, the home has two ensuite bedrooms with updated baths, making it a great fit for a home or for an investment opportunity. The laundry room was recently expanded to hold a full sized washer and full sized dryer side-by-side plus has built in storage shelves. Huge closets on the upper level and access to the attic provide additional storage. The lower level den with a 2nd fireplace is the perfect place to hang out or entertain. The lower level also has direct access to the garage which means never having to be exposed to rain or snow to get to your car. The garage door has been updated. The courtyard is lush with community landscaping keeping the yard work to a minimum. The home includes a whole house security system installed by ADT. New owners would need to subscribe to monitoring. Ballston metro is approximately 1 mile from your front door. The location has easy access to Metro and ART bus stops including some direct bus routes to Rosslyn Metro. Conveniently located near parks, restaurants, retail and grocery. Open to the public Saturday 1/18 from 1pm-3pm and Sunday 1/19 from 2pm-4pm. [Cherrydale - $769,900]

BRING YOUR BOAT! BOAT SLIP CONVEYS! VACATION AT HOME overlooking the glorious Potomac River, walk to fine dining and pubs, or take your bike for a ride to Mt.

1 Wilkes St

Vernon - the bike path is right outside your front door! Beautifully renovated waterfront home in exclusive Harborside with streaming light on 3 sides! Stunning water views from every floor, three bedrooms and two and a half baths, a lovely brick patio for entertaining, and 2 car garage parking. Upgrades include a spectacular gourmet kitchen with subzero, wine refrigerator, warming drawer, and top of the line Miele appliances. Master bedroom with walk in closets and handsome furniture quality built-ins. Boat slip conveys! Dining room and Living room chandeliers do not convey. Appointment only with lister. 703.915.8845 [Harborside - $1,825,000]

This beautifully renovated two bedrooms with two baths condominium in the highly sought-after Prospect House is conveniently located in the Rosslyn area of Arlington.

1200 N Nash St #551

This condo is located on the 5th floor with a two-story living room that boasts a thirteen-foot ceiling to floor wall of windows and flows out to the twenty-one-foot balcony with spectacular views of Washington, DC and the monuments. Your view of Independence Day Fireworks will be amazing as you gather on the balcony with family and friends. Your new home will be the perfect space for entertaining with a kitchen that is highlighted by stainless steel appliances, granite counters and extra cabinet space opening to the spacious dining room. Both bedrooms have lovely built-ins, great closet space and so much natural light with the bonus of two renovated bathrooms. The unit comes with an indoor garage space. The condominium fees include all utilities and parking along with many amenities such as a 24-hour concierge and security, Olympic swimming pool, fitness center, community room and the lovely landscaped grounds. Location, location, location. The ART Arlington Transit Bus stops right in front! Approximately three miles and one traffic light to Amazon~s new H2Q! Just minutes to the Pentagon, Fort Myer, Rosslyn Metro Station and Georgetown. Located in the Arlington Science Focus Elementary School, Key Immersion School, Dorothy Hamm Middle School, and Yorktown High School pyramid. Don~t miss your chance to own this amazing home. It is a must see! [Prospect House - $749,900]

This Georgian style waterfront estate is truly remarkable.

11107 Gunston Rd

The home is situated on Mason Neck just outside of Alexandria in Lorton, Virginia. You are only 40 Minutes to Washington, D.C. and 30 Minutes to the heart of Alexandria. One of the nicest true beachfront properties within close proximity to Washington. The home is comprised of over 16,000 sq ft++ of living space on nearly 7 acres of land partially enclosed in paddocks. The property features gated and secured access with top of the line surveillance systems. The home was built in 2003 and no expense was spared. Recently upgraded with state of the art smart home access, the home can be operated from your mobile device or ipads distributed throughout the house. This includes everything from the cameras to the channel on the television. Featuring a first-floor master, library, dining room, family room and gourmet kitchen on the main level. The second floor features a game room, rec room, office, full gym with sauna and a dressing room with space for a spa. The lower level features an in-law suite or maids quarters, multiple rec spaces and a state of the art theater. There are two garages, one accessed from the motor-court and the other from the side of the home. The side entry garage is oversized and has an attached workshop. There is road access to your beachfront for quick and easy access to your boat. Contact us today for a private showing and to learn more about this estate. The home has recently completed interior painting and updates. [None Available - $4,700,000]

One of the most convenient condo units you can find, unit 102W is a raised first floor unit in Lexington Square Condominium, located within 3 blocks to 2 metro stops.

3835 9th St N #102w

(Ballston & Virginia Square Metros). This renovated unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a huge, 1289 square feet of living space. New, solid, red oak hardwood floors have just been installed through out the unit. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, corian counters and a breakfast bar that opens the large living room with a gas fire place.The master bedroom is enormous with a curved wall of windows, a separate space for a home office, a huge walk in closet and a master bathroom with a dual sink vanity, a jetted tub and separate shower.The second bedroom is also large with a bathroom just outside the door and a brand new washer/dryer that was just installed.Have you been looking for a condo in Arlington VA that has easy access in and out, no elevator involved. This is the place. It is beautiful and convenient to the new Ballston Quarter, restaurants, bars, Quincy Park, the metro and so much more. Lexington square consist of two different buildings, 3830 and 3835 9th St N in Arlington VA and is equipped with a large gym, an out door pool and hot tub with an A+ location. For a 4k video walk through, search the property address on YouTube. [Virginia Square - $669,900]

Seller says "SELL IT TODAY!" Owner has to move! This WATERVIEW HOME was totally redone this Summer.

112 Poplar Ln

NEW Floors, HVAC, Family Room, Roof and so much more. Ready for a NEW OWNER to move in Located in the Town of Occoquan, the Craft Capital of Virginia! Walk into Town for Lunch or Dinner. Do some shopping for that unique gift or collectable. Commute? Two miles to VRE, one mile to RT 95. RT 123 into Fairfax, Springfield and Burke just around the corner. Fantastic Kitchen with Stainless Appliances. Newly created Rec Room ready to enjoy/ Front and Back yards. Big Driveway and plenty of street parking for company .Look out on the Occoquan River and watch the paddle boards and boats all summer long. Neighborhood filled with Million $ homes just across the street. Marinas on both ends of the street! Want a garage, Seler has APPROVED plans to build a two car garage with bath in the backyard. Three Bedrooms each with a Full Bath attached. That is Three Bedrooms and Three Baths! This is a ROCK BOTTOM PRICE. After all the renovations and job transfer forcing the sale, Owner's loss is YOUR gain! You have to see this one! [Poplar Lane - $489,900]

Beautiful Expanded and Renovated Colonial located near major access roads on lovely 1.

1044 Rector Ln

69 acre property. This home is wonderful for entertaining as well as everyday living and boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bath. Main level features an open chef's Kitchen with top rated appliances, family room, office, dining room, and lots of natural~light. Master Bedroom on upper level features vaulted ceilings and 2 skylights, private balcony, 3 walk-in closets and luxurious Master Bath. Fully finished Lower Level includes a large Rec Room, Exercise room, wine storage with walk-out access to expansive backyard with deck. Minutes to Tysons, Spring Hill Metro, and Langley School Pyramid!~~ [Spring Hill - $1,328,000]

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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

Meet our Newest Agent At Nesbitt Realty!

Actually, he’s still studying for his license, but we’re darn proud of him anyway!



Nesbitt Realty is a real estate brokerage serving Northern Virginia. Locals trust us because we provide the same services as a national chain realty but with a hometown touch.

  • Our Agents

    Here are some of our top agents:
    • 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.
    • Andrew Patton --- a native and graduate of East Carolina University .

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I want to look at houses before sitting down and talking about searching for homes.

Waterview
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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    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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