Why chose a walkable property?

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I like walkable communities because fitness can be conducted while doing an errand. Additionally, walking can make a small cut back on gas expenses for short trips. Walking is nice for enjoying the seasonal weather, such as a chilly winter day. Walkable communities are nice for some animals, such as dogs.

Walkable community factors can include proximity to shopping, dining, parks, trails, and other amenities. An example of a walkable condominium community in Arlington would be Turnberry Tower, which is a luxury highrise in Rosslyn. Turnberry Tower is walkable to a gym, a church, a metro, etc. Walking can be pleasant to enjoy going from one place to the next before returning from whence one came.

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What zipcodes are in Alexandria?



Alexandria has a variety of neighborhoods ranging from detached single family homes in Fort Hunt to high rise condominiums at Midtown Alexandria Station. The weather in Alexandria varies throughout the year. For example, some winters are colder than others. The zipcodes above, coordinate to school districts in Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria.

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Porto Vecchio is commuter friendly

A bus on a cold day
A bus on a cold day

Porto Vecchio is commuter friendly. There is a metro bus stop just steps from the entrance. Commuting in Old Town is also convenient to the King St. Metro, which is on the blue and yellow line. Additionally, studies have shown that homes near public transportation retain their value better then those not near public transportation.

1250 WASHINGTON ST, Unit 404, Alexandria, VA 22314
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The Mount Vernon Trail is a Northern Virginia amenity

Along the Mount Vernon Trail a jogger and dog exercise
Along the Mount Vernon Trail a jogger and dog exercise

The Mount Vernon trail is a paved passage with some different parts, including wooded overlooks, up and down hills, and above water straight shot path. This amenity has various activity spots abound, throughout the extensive spread of landscapes. In the colder season there may be less fishing done and less retention of fitness participating humans and dogs. For example, in the featured image, there are a dog and woman jogging along the Mount Vernon Trail amenity.

With the busy busy busy way of life in Alexandria, Virginia (though Old Town’s City of Alexandria is separate from Fairfax County‘s  Alexandria), the Mount Vernon Trail is a nice place to take a break from it all. However that does not mean the rest of the world stops. For example, along a 30 minute hiatus walk, you might see a helicopter over head, or one of the regular from or going to Ronald Reagan planes on their way.

There are many homes available near this amenity, ranging from different features including water oriented, street accessible, with a shopping center in the subdivision, with a view, etc. The Mount Vernon Trail runs parallel to the George Washington Parkway which runs parallel to the Potomac River.

 

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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

The Potomac River is parallel to the GW Parkway

The Potomac River is parallel to the George Washington Parkway. Even during the colder seasons, wildlife can be seen in their natural habitat. For example, in the picture below are birds resting on the bank of the Potomac.

The George Washington Parkway extends towards bridges to the District of Columbia, from the historic location of George Washington’s home. The Potomac River separates the other side of a different state, Maryland (where Nesbitt Realty is also licensed). The George Washington Parkway has exits perpendicular to it, including Belle Haven, Belle View, Stratford Landing, etc.

The Potomac River is home to birds
The Potomac River is home to birds

How your ratios affect your home buying power.

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Two ratios are calculated by mortgage lenders to determine a buyer’s maximum loan amount:1) the front ratio and, 2) the back ratio.

Front Ratio: The total mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI) as well as any condominium or homeowner association fees divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally, this ratio must be below 30% Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment (PITI) of $1350, the front ratio would be 27%.

Back Ratio: The total mortgage payment PLUS any car payments, credit card and any other loan payments including student loans divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally this must be below 40%. Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment of $1350, a car payment of $325, 1 credit card payment of $60 and 1 student loan payment of $150 for a total of $1885 with a back ratio of 38%.

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If you need help calculating your ratios, please contact Julie Nesbitt at 703 765 0300.

When the time comes to purchase a home, there are five basic ground rules for smart shopping:

#1 – Get your financing before you get your home

Even though you may be eager to find your new home, receiving financing beforehand is important so that you do not become disappointed down the road, such as if you were to find the perfect home only to find out that you can’t receive financing for the price of the home.

Receiving financing ahead of time will allow you to know your price range and will give you credibility among listing agents because they will know you are serious about the home buying process. Knowing how much you can afford will save you from wasting time with unaffordable properties, and the listing agent will know what properties to show you within your price range.

Looking at the various types of mortgages offered is an important step in the home buying process because today’s mortgage options offer more than just simple 15 or 30 year financing. Home buyers need to talk with financing specialists to find the mortgage that will best fit their needs.

 

#2 – Look at the community, not just the home

Everyone knows that location is important, but this is especially important when looking for a new home. Even though you may find your perfect home, you need to look at the community as well. Being familiar with the area in which your home is situated is important for you and your family because you will want to make sure that your new community has access to things that are important to you. Things that may be important are traffic, commute time, proximity of places to shop, and access to public transportation. If you have children, you’ll want to consider the school districts, recreational activities, and general community atmosphere. If you believe you have found your perfect home, consider driving around town and through the various neighbors or talk to other residents in order to get a feel for the community.

 

 

#3 – Be fair with your first offer

Before making either a lowball offer or an offer that is over-the-top, research the local market and compare the asking prices of various homes nearby as well as homes that have sold recently to get a general idea of a fair offer. This process of comparing similar homes in the area is known in the real estate industry as “comps” and is one of the best ways to determine the fairness of an offer.

 

 

#4 – Always get a home inspection

Home inspections are a must when considering making an offer on a home. A home inspection will find possible defects before you purchase the home. You may not want to put up the money to have a home inspection, but the cost of this is negligible in comparison to the price of a home and the cost of potentially having to fix something major down the road.

As far as finding the best home inspector, ask around in the community to find someone that others speak highly of since many of the best home inspectors rely on word of mouth for advertising.

 

 

#5 – Do not alienate the sellers of the home

Personal animosity between buyer and seller has caused many real estate deals to fall apart. Examples of this would be if the seller feels alienated or if the buyer nitpicks over every detail.

A smooth real estate transaction is more likely to occur if goodwill between buyer and seller is maintained.

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4 Reasons to choose the Prescott

  1. Schools: Students are served by Jefferson Houston Elementary SchoolGeorge Washington Middle School, and T.C. Williams High School.
  2. Old Town: This neighborhood has many amenities including retail, dining, nightlife, and culture.
  3. New: This residence was built in 2007 and feature hard wood floors and 9 foot tall ceilings.
  4. View: From the rooftop terrace there are views of the surrounding neighborhood and the lower courtyard.
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An awesome Fairfax County Real Estate Opportunity

Kingstowne is a relatively new planned community. Kingstowne is near a man made body of water that is surrounded with paved sidewalks that connect to amenities.

An advantage to Kingstowne’s new planned community, are the many retail establishments that serve this part of Fairfax County. For example, there is a Game Stop, a Walmart, a Ross, a Safeway, a movie theater, and many restaurants that vary in price from Uno’s to Bone Fish to East Moon to Moby Dick, etc. For nearby nightlife there is Top Golf, which is a popular place for it’s driving range and bar.


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Top 3 Highest Property Taxes in Northern Virginia

1. Loudon County

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Median property taxes: $4,784

Median home value: $544,400

Taxes as of home value: .09%

Median income for home owners: $118,518

Taxes as of income: 4.0%

 

2. Alexandria City

Median property taxes: $4,366

Median home value: $555,100

Taxes as of home value: 0.8%

Median income for home owners: $114,262

Taxes as of income: 3.8%

 

3. Fairfax County

Median property taxes: $4,624

Median home value: $568,900

Taxes as of home value: 0.8%

Median income for home owners: $122,516

Taxes as of income: 3.8%

 

Source: Forbes, Who Pays America’s Highest Property  Taxes

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Election day at West Potomac High School

Election day took place on November 4, 2014. The voting at WPHS was busy with politically active citizens. The voting was done on a sheet of paper which was then scanned by a machine.

The voting all took place in a cafeteria. To vote, identification was first presented and a ballot was given before a station was assigned. Outside of the cafeteria sample ballots were offered from both Republicans and Democrats.

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The Capital photographed from the National Mall
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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.