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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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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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) © Copyright Information Inc. 2013

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! [read more about Buyer's Representation] [new homes for sale]

Properties in Focus

Centrally located WITH LAKE VIEWS ON FRONT AND REAR Renovated/Ready to move in 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo- Bright**Open Floor Plan** Living Room & Dining Room Combo and Kitchen.

4400-E Groombridge Way #E

Walk out of sliding door to Balcony with Lake view. Master Bed Room with attached Bath and Walk-in Closet. Stainless Steel Appliances(2019), Energy Efficient double paned Windows(2019), Carrier HVAC(2019) Water Heater(2019), New Vinyl Flooring, New carpet in 2 Bed Rooms, Fresh Paint and many new fixtures and fittings . Full size Washer(2019) & Dryer in the unit. Near Fort Belvoir, the Huntington Metro, Metro Bus Stop, Mt. Vernon High School, Costco, Walmart, Aldi, Inova, Reagan National Airport, Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, Mt. Vernon Hospital, Shopping Centers, Restaurant. Agent owner. [Mount Vernon Lakes Condo - $229,900]

**NEW LISTING** Newly renovated, bright and full of life split foyer tucked away in a quiet neighborhood! This Seminary Valley gem showcases a remodeled kitchen that is fully equipped with NEW stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops.

5007 Regency Pl

Enjoy 3 bedrooms and 2 fully remodeled bathrooms upstairs. As well as a remodeled powder room for guests on the lower level. The modern light fixtures, timeless finishes and spacious sunroom cannot be beat. Not to mention the NEW HVAC system, new roof, and new carpet in the basement. Outdoor living includes a gorgeous deck and huge backyard that is fully fenced. Conveniently located near Shirlington and Old Town Alexandria with tons of shopping, parks, restaurants. This location is a commuters dream with close access to 395. Amazon Headquarters, Pentagon, and DC are all within a 10 minute drive. Look out for the new town center coming soon only a mile away! Open Saturday Aug 6th 1 to 4pm & Sun Aug 7th 1 to 4pm. [Seminary Valley - $795,000]

Move-in ready remodeled main level condo featuring two private suites, reserved parking, located near commuter routes, public transportation and close to the best that Lorton can offer.

8214 Catbird Cir #101

This first floor unit features open floor plan with bright kitchen, dining and living areas, breakfast bar, gas fireplace, and access to private patio and cute backyard. Kitchen updated to include new laminate flooring, backsplash, professionally painted cabinets, stainless steel deep sink with new faucet. Beautiful laminate wood flooring throughout the unit, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, in-unit washer and dryer, large windows in all rooms and fresh paint in the entire unit. Updated vanities in bathrooms. Community offers assigned parking, outdoor pool, gym, and community center. Condo fee also includes water. Soon to be open Lidl supermarket, newly opened Amazon Fresh store and restaurants and shops are nearby. Close to beautiful walking/biking trails and parks. Quaint Occoquan and Workhouse Art Center just a short drive away. VRE station is two miles away and commuter bus just a few steps from your front door. New photos will be uploaded by 8/6 [Gunston Corner - $329,000]

Welcome home to your two-bedroom condo, beautifully renovated in July 2022! The renovation includes brand new everything -- never been used – new floorings throughout the unit, new stainless steel appliances (gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, & dishwasher), new Quartz countertops, new faucet and garbage disposal and new cordless window blinds.

4854 Eisenhower Ave #249

With tons of natural light and ample storage space, it features a private balcony overlooking the courtyard, central air and heat, walk in closet, and full-size washer & dryer in the unit. You'll love the amenities at The Exchange of Van Dorn: TWO secure garage parking spaces, visitor's parking, pet friendly with a dog park, outdoor pool and deck, picnic and grill areas, gazebo, indoor basketball court, fitness center, billiard room, business area, party room, and playground. Walk or take the free shuttle to Van Dorn (blue line) or Eisenhower (yellow line) metro stations, on site local DASH bus stop and more. EXCELLENT CONVENIENT LOCATION. This home is close to everything! Minutes to major commuter routes 495 and 395, metro, dining, shopping, entertainment, bike trails, water park and public parks. A few minutes away from Old Town Alexandria, Shops at Van Dorn St., the Pentagon, National Landing, Crystal City, Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Washington, DC. Open House- Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.. . [Exchange At van Dorn - $329,000]

Commuter's dream - close to the beltway but with plenty of space, nestled on a truly gorgeous lot with extensive hardscaping and perennial landscaping ** Popular Bristow model with added space in the owners' suite in the lower level and the flex room - great as a breakfast room/playroom/office ** SO many updates! ** New windows in the flex room, owners' suite, and 2 rear upstairs bedrooms in 2019 ** New front roof and ridge cap in 2019 ** Fabulous kitchen renovated in 2021! ** NEW quartz counter tops and custom tile backsplash ** Professionally painted cabinetry with on-trend brushed gold pulls and new brushed gold faucet ** Ceramic tile flooring, recessed lighting with dimmers and under-counter puck lights ** Stainless steel appliances including a NEW Maytag 3-rack dishwasher 2021 ** Roomy french door refrigerator ** Solid oak hardwood floors in great condition throughout the main and upper levels ** The living room has a bay window with top-down cellular shades for light and privacy ** The bright, sunny dining area has a NEW brushed gold light fixture and oversized glass doors to the gorgeous and private back yard, great flow for entertaining! ** On the upper level, three bedrooms, two with ceiling fans and one with an en-suite half bath, fully renovated with newer toilet, vanity, and fixtures, and shiplap detail! ** Plantation blinds in all bedrooms ** The upper level also holds a full bath with tub/shower combination with ceramic tile surround, RENO'D in 2020 with NEW ceramic tile flooring, NEW vanity, sink, fixtures, and flooring! ** There is a skytube for natural light! ** The kitchen steps down to the flex room with built-in cabinets and shelving, stylish barn-style doors to a large pantry and a broom closet, and new custom roman shades ** This room has another door to the back yard and also opens to the owners' suite ** Just 4 steps down from the main level living room there is a family room with a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround and pretty mantle, and built-in library shelving ** New custom shades! ** The lower level also holds a large laundry/storage room that walks out to the side yard ** There is a utility sink, great place to clean up after gardening! ** The lower level owners' suite has 10-foot ceilings, a wall of closets, new carpeting and light fixture, and plenty of light from the large window with plantation blinds ** The en-suite bath has just been renovated with a huge new shower and ceramic tile flooring ** There is a linen closet and the owners' bath has an additional pocket door for access from the family room ** Outside, the fully-fenced back yard with 2 gates includes a huge patio surrounded by three levels of raised planting beds leading to the lawn and play area ** The side yard is a gardener's delight with raised beds and compost containers ** To top it off, a NEW high-quality 10 x 14 shed built on decking/pilings to support gym equipment, with an extra 12 inches of headroom to allow lifting ** Or, just make it into your man cave or she-shed, there is electric service just outside the shed ** The entire interior has been painted with high-quality Benjamin Moore paint **This home has everything you could ask for, close to everything! Wakefield Park, Audrey Moore Rec Center and Skate Park, and some of the best dining in the DMV are all just a stone's throw away! Please be sure to check out the virtual tour, floor plans and "dollhouse.

5004 Roslyn Rd

Beautiful brick-front 3 bedroom townhouse in highly sought after Virginia Center! Close to Metro with convenient access to I-66! This home features an updated kitchen and bathrooms and new hardwood floors in the living room, sunroom and upstairs bedrooms.

9423 Colonade Dr

The water heater was replaced in 2019 and the 2 decks were stained in July 2022. The outdoor front metal railing has been freshly painted. This home has a 2-car attached garage and two decks perfect for entertaining! The kitchen was remodeled with upgraded cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances! Huge primary suite features vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets and a lovely updated bathroom. There are two fireplaces (one in the living room/sunroom and another in the family room) perfect for enjoying cozy Fall and Winter days! Home is due to come on the market on or before August 6th. [Virginia Center - $845,000]

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3600 S Glebe Rd #209w

75%!!*** Experience luxury living at its finest. A great location to work and play with tons of shopping and travel conveniences. One large bedroom with a two-way bathroom and a walk-in closet ensures comfortable living. Open-concept kitchen, combination living and dining area filled with natural light via the floor to ceiling windows. Private balcony perfect for outdoor dining or just enjoying the views. 1 Garage Parking Space and 1 Storage Unit. Pet friendly, 24/7 Concierge. Rooftop Pool, Gym, Community Room and huge Rooftop Terrace with views of DC, Monthly Metro Transit Subsidy, Capital Bike Share, convenient access to Harris Teeter which is only an elevator ride away downstairs. Ideal for commuters and investors alike! Location can’t be beat with quick access to Crystal City, Pentagon City, Reagan Airport, DC and future Amazon HQ2. NEW POTOMAC YARD METRO STATION AND VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS AT YOUR DOORSTEP! [Eclipse On Center Park - $405,000]

Welcome to this stunning custom-built dream home! This lovely classic colonial is truly made for both entertaining and everyday living.

8111 Idylwood Rd

From the moment you arrive, you will be impressed by the curb appeal and pleasantly surprised by the expansive .6 acre lot complete with your very own backyard retreat with a heated in-ground pool. As you step inside, prepare to fall in love and be blown away by all of the impressive upgrades. So many wonderful gathering spaces including a sunny family room with show stopping floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a modern kitchen with breakfast room. The home office with its custom built-in bookcase is straight from a designer magazine. Upstairs you will be WOW’d by the owner's suite with a spa-like bathroom featuring a separate garden tub and stand up shower. Three more generously sized bedrooms can be found upstairs with en-suites and a gorgeous Jack and Jill bath with heated floors. The finished walk-out lower level features a spacious open recreation room, updated laundry area, full bath, additional workroom and over-sized storage area with room to grow. Head outside to the expansive and private fully fenced-in backyard oasis and rinse away the day’s stressors in the stunning, heated pool. After taking a dip, enjoy a fresh summer meal on the deck or in the screened-in porch. This home is immaculate and ready for new owners. All this conveniently located minutes from Tysons Corner and Mosaic District shops, dining and entertainment with easy access to Dunn Loring Metro, I-495 and Rt. 66. Parks and W&OD trail steps from home. What more could you ask for? Schedule your showing today! Open Sunday 8/7/22 from 12-3 pm [Dunn Loring Gardens - $1,425,000]

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7542 Lindberg Dr

5 HOME IN THE GROVE AT HUNTLEY MEADOWS!! HOME HAS OVER 4,000 SQUARE FEET! BACKS TO A PROTECTED NATURE AREA, HUNTLEY MEADOWS RESERVE! LARGE, CUSTOM BUILT DECK OVERLOOKING THE PARK! 9 FOOT + CEILINGS! GOURMET KITCHEN WITH TAP FAUCET AND ISLAND AND EATING SPACE! FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE WITH OFFICE AND BUILT IN BOOK CASES! SMART LIGHT SWITCHES THRU OUT THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED MANUALLY OR THRU A HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM !! UPSTAIRS IS THE LARGE MASTER WITH DRESSING AREA AND EXTRA CLOSETS! LARGE MASTER BATH HAS SHOWER AS WELL AS JACUZZI SOAKING TUB! 3 OTHER BEDROOMS AND A SECOND FULL BATH! UPGRADED LAUNDRY CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON THIS FLOOR! LOWER LEVEL HAS FULL BEDROOOM AND BATH PLUS AREA WITH FRIDGE AND SINK FOR ENTERTAINING! LVP FLOORING AND WALK OUT TO BACK AREA AND WOODS! FENCES ARE ALLOWED! LARGE 2 CAR GARAGE WITH EXTRA ROOM FOR SHELVES! LOCATED MINUTES FROM OLD TOWN, NATIONAL AIRPORT, HUNTINGTON METRO STOP, SHOPPING , RESTAURANTS, COMMUTER ROUTES AND MORE! THE GROVE HOA HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER! FOUR BEAUTIFUL PLAYGROUNDS, A WADING POOL AND A LARGE SWIMMING POOL! THERE IS ALSO A DOG WALK AREA AND COMMUNITY CENTER, ! THE GROVE AT HUNTLEY MEADOWS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR IN THE MEDIUM CATEGORY ACCORDING TO QUORUM MAGAZINE! [Grove At Huntley Meadows - $824,927]

Sun-drenched 2nd floor corner unit at Canal Place! This one bedroom/one bathroom property comes with an assigned parking spot and additional storage unit.

1211 N Pitt St #2a

The property includes three Juliette balconies with views of the beautiful courtyard and townhomes on N Pitt St. Updated kitchen with LG stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. Washer and dyer in unit. Relax by the pool during the summer and wood burning fireplace in the winter! Enjoy all that Old Town Alexandria has to offer. Restaurants, Antique Shops, Art shops, whatever your fancy is, you are sure to find it there. Very close to Braddock Metro or take the bus (steps away from the building). Easy commute to Reagan National or anywhere in DC. Two blocks from Harris Teeters and three blocks from Trader Joe s. Minutes from shops at Potomac Yards and Amazon HQ2. [Canal Place - $350,000]

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    Julie Nesbitt
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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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    Will Nesbitt
    Recently my blog has focused on personal memories and family stories. Most likely I'll soon return to real estate tidbits or arguing politics, but I wanted to tell a quick Royal Village story. Royal Village is a subdivision of Front Royal Virginia that was built in the shadow of the sulfur-spewing smokestack that supported the…

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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.

Properties in Focus

  • Julie Nesbitt

    Julie Nesbitt
    Julie Nesbitt knows the back trails and by-ways of Northern Virginia real estate.

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  • Don’t take chances with real estate.

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

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  • [FWD: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures]

    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will NesbittPrincipal Broker Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VAlicensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland703 765 0300 (main)571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) -------- Original Message -------- Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected] To: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],…

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