A walk on the waterfront

Fortune Teller at waterfront
Fortune Teller in Old Town

I took a walk on waterfront in Old Town Alexandria VA last night. The temperature was absolutely perfect as was the humidity. There were crowds, but it wasn’t too much. I saw folks rushing to the Nina Dandy and other boats for an evening of cruising. There were several street musicians playing King St. At the pass-thru under the Torpedo Factory, a gentleman was playing the saxophone. And down along the water a street magician was showing his stuff. The balloon men were there creating animals and entertaining the children. A fortune teller was portending the future. A parrot rescue group had a flock of parrots and similar birds which were available for photos.

But then a light misting rain started to fall and the crowds scattered. At first they hid in the Food Court and on the trolley. The musicians were the first to pack, and they packed quickly to ensure their instruments weren’t damaged. The mule drawn carriage pulled off and soon the streets were quiet. We walked around a bit, enjoying the peace and quiet. And then we were gone as well.

Street Magician
Street magic at the water front in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.
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Real Estate Contracts With Contingencies

Real estate contracts sometimes come with contingencies. This is a part of the contract that states certain conditions or timelines are met or the seller or buyer can void the contract. The conditions or timelines can be any that both parties agree on and are put within the contract.

Contingencies usually last for a specified period. Once the contingency ends the contract could end or the contract is valid without the contingencies agreed upon.

Usually the buyer is more eager to have a contingency plan but in today’s economy and market they are more widely accepted by both sellers and buyers. Nesbitt Realty can help you with your contingencies in your contract.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.
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You’ve been prequalified … what now?

I met with a first-time buyer over the weekend. She was prequalified by her lender. Prequalifying helped frame her choices. It’s a waste of time and energy to look at homes that are outside of the budget, so prequalification is the first step for any home buyer. Here are the steps that we’ll be taking on the road to home ownership.3D Realty Handshake

  1. Tour properties — We took a top level tour of some of the properties that are in her
    budget. This gives the client something concrete and real to think about so that she can decide whether this home ownership thing is for her or not. In addition to the units we saw, I can think of a number of places that would also fall within this client’s budget and still offer a very reasonable commute to Ft. Belvoir. But I wanted to get her impressions of these places before going on a bit deeper.
  2. Revisiting — We’ll revisit those communities that hold the greatest interest and look at everything available in those communities.  (So far we just did a top level search.)
    • A few more choices — If none of these really feel right, we’ll find a few more to consider and continue with the search.
  3. Make an offer — When we’ve found the property that stirs the soul, fits the budget and feels right, I’ll write up an offer. At that time I’ll collect “earnest money”.
    • The earnest money is evidence that the seller is serious about the purchase and is held in escrow until the sale is completed. We’ll submit a preapproval letter, a copy of the earnest money deposit and the signed offer for the seller to consider.
  4. Negotiations — Sometimes there is a difference between the asking price and the selling price. The selling price is determined by negotiation. We’ll pass drafts of the contract back and forth until the buyer and seller have agreed on all terms.
  5. Loan processing — Julie at Condominium Mortgage will then collect documentation from the client. This documentation will serve the purpose of proving the representations made in the loan application process. The buyer will produce pay stubs, bank statements etc. Julie will also order an appraisal as required by all lenders.
  6. Settlement — Settlement is the word used to describe the actual transfer of ownership. We’ll settle on the property in a timely fashion on an agreed upon date. Settlement will occur at a title company’s office and a settlement agent will ensure that funds are present as is marketable title.
  7. Ownership — Here’s where the fun begins … as does the responsibility of home ownership.

Properties in Fort Hunt

7812 W Boulevard Dr

Cal DOM is incorrect! Listing was activated Feb 16, 2019. Error in system, will be corrected next few days. Beautiful single family detached home in desirable Waynewood school district. Completely renovated Spring of 2017. Natural light pours in through the windows on every level. Just off the George Washington Parkway, you will have ease of access into Old Town Alexandria and National Landing (Amazon!). Less than 15 minutes to Ronald Reagan Airport. walking/hiking trails are literally out your front door with beautiful views of the Potomac River and National Harbor just a few minutes away. Don't miss this opportunity to make this your new home! White kitchen cabinets, Granite counter tops & s/s appliances in kitchen. Hardwood floors top two levels & tile on lower level. NO CARPET! The most adorable grey Cape Cod on the parkway! Average homes for sale in Wellington subdivision is $2,842mil. Offers dead line Feb 25. [Wellington - $799,999]

8036 Washington Rd

Pre-Construction Opportunity! ~ END OF 2019 Delivery! Act now to personalize before ground breaking! 4,298 sq. ft. featuring open concept from Kitchen to Great Room with fireplace. Deluxe Kitchen featuring stainless appliances, upgraded cabinets and countertops. Hardwood flooring throughout the Main Level, Mud Rm off garage and so much more! [Hollin Hall - $998,955]

8401 Ashwood Dr

TRULY MOVE-IN CONDITION RIGHT OFF THE PARKWAY!! Cute 3 level split in terrific location with very desirable schools. Main level interior walls removed for open concept living room, dining room combination with cathedral ceiling. Updated kitchen with new stainless steel frig, microwave, & dishwasher, 42" cabinets, ceramic tile backsplash, breakfast bar ...BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD FLOORS AND RECENT PAINT. Upper level with 4 good size bedrooms, gorgeous hardwoods, updated hall and master baths 2011. Cozy lower level with wood burning fireplace, updated half bath, & walk-up stairs. large laundry/storage room. Sited on quiet street and level lot, easy access to GW Parkway, bike & walking trails. Nearby Waynewood private community pool memberships are available.YOU'LL LOVE LIVING HERE!! [Collingwood On the Potomac - $695,000]

8204 Collingwood Ct

Outstanding open plan home with two story foyer and two story family room, four bedrooms, four and a half baths and gourmet eat in kitchen! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac just minutes from Old Town Alexandria, this beautifully maintained and upgraded home offers country style living close into town! Special features include sumptuous master bedroom suite with private bath with separate tub and shower and walk in closet; loft overlook from upper level to family room below! Exterior features include deck and sprinkler system, landscaped grounds and terrific curb appeal! [Collingwood Springs Khor - $949,000]

8034 Washington Rd

Pre-Construction Opportunity! ~ END OF 2019 Delivery! Act now to personalize before ground breaking! 4,298 sq. ft. featuring open concept from Kitchen to Great Room with fireplace. Deluxe Kitchen featuring stainless appliances, upgraded cabinets and countertops. Hardwood flooring throughout the Main Level, Mud Rm off garage and so much more! [Hollin Hall - $988,640]

2201 Londonderry Rd

This house will take your breath away~ Private & beautifully landscaped .39 acre yard w/large 2 car garage in popular Ft. Hunt community. Stunning hardwood floors on main & upper levels. Solid wood 6-panel doors, lovely painted interior, updated baths, double pane windows. A spectacular & enchanting kitchen w/ beautiful cherry cabinets, SS appliances, granite counter, large SS range hood & lovely center isle. Plus, 3 large pictures windows overlooking a fabulous front yard. The lower level offers a 4th BR, a half bath, Fam room, laundry room, plus a floored crawl space for extra storage. This home is a 10!! [Riverside Park Hessick - $670,000]

1143 Westmoreland Rd

New construction in sought-after Wellington/ Waynewood Elementary. Expected Delivery July 2019. Welcome home to this stunning wrap around porch on beautiful 1/4 acre lot. 5 bedrooms + office and sitting room/room sized walk in closet. Open concept main level, laundry room on bedroom level, mudroom, pantry, kohler fixtures, high-end appliances. Asking price reflects main and upper levels finished+ partially finished basement. Additional~ upgrades and options available (screened in porch instead of deck, wet bar in basement, finished gym) [Wellington Estates - $1,195,000]

2303 Nordok Pl

Beautiful home in Kirkside. Main level has hardwood floors, all baths have floor to ceiling tile. Lots of storage! Freshly painted inside and out. Approx. 2,000 sq ft of finished living space. Beautiful upper back deck on over sized lot with mature trees. New heating-2018. Bosch dishwasher. Across the street from Math & Science Focus School and NO HOA! [Kirkside - $635,000]

1224 Morningside Ln

Charming home located in the Waynewood School district. Huge front lawn and an ample backyard with manicured Japanese style garden. Great sunroom off the main house overlooking the yard. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Living room features hardwood floors and a gas fireplace. Kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances and granite counter top. Located right off the Potomac River along the Mount Vernon Trail. House has warm cozy feel with private park in backyard. Conveniently located near Old Town and a short commute to DC. New closed in vinyl fence! [Wellington Heights - $675,000]

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

 

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What are the steps of buying a home?

It’s a waste of time and energy to look at homes that are outside of the budget, so prequalification is the first step for any home buyer. If you choose to work with Nesbitt Realty here are many of the steps that we’ll be taking on the road to home ownership.

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt is an Accredited Buyer’s Agent and Top Producing agent.  Put her experience to work for you.
  1. Tour properties — We’ll take a top level tour of some of the properties that are in your budget. This gives the client something concrete and real to think about so that you can decide whether this home ownership thing is for you or not. It also gives us a chance to see which properties most interest you so that we can rely upon our experience to identify communities and properties you may have overlooked.
  2. Revisiting — We’ll revisit those communities that hold the greatest interest and look at everything available in those communities.
    • A few more choices — If none of these really feel right, we’ll find a few more to consider and continue with the search.
  3. Make an offer — When we’ve found the property that stirs the soul, fits the budget and feels right, your agent will prepare an offer. At that time we’ll collect earnest money.
    • The earnest money is evidence that the seller is serious about the purchase and is held in escrow until the sale is completed. We’ll submit a preapproval letter, a copy of the earnest money deposit and the signed offer for the seller to consider.
  4. Negotiations — Sometimes there is a difference between the asking price and the selling price. The selling price is determined by negotiation. We’ll pass drafts of the contract back and forth until the buyer and seller have agreed on all terms.
  5. Loan processing — Your loan officer will then collect additional documentation from the you and from your agent. This documentation will serve the purpose of proving the representations made in the loan application process. The buyer will produce pay stubs, bank statements etc. The loan office and agent will also order an appraisal as required by all lenders.
  6. Settlement — Settlement is the word used to describe the actual transfer of ownership. We’ll settle on the property in a timely fashion on an agreed upon date. Settlement will occur at a title company’s office and a settlement agent will ensure that funds are present as is marketable title.
  7. Ownership — Here’s where the fun begins … as does the responsibility of home ownership.

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What are style do buy prefer?

According to a new Realtor.com® survey of more than 1,000 home shoppers, finds some differences among the generations when it comes to architecture preferences. Millennials desire contemporary and colonial homes, while older buyers prefer ranches. Only 6 percent of millennials favored ranch homes.

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Nesbitt Realty Sells Real Estate Quickly

Selling a property quickly and at the best price can seem daunting in Northern Virginia. In order to ensure a fast sale, Nesbitt Realty prices our homes competitively. If you overprice, you run the risk of losing out on potential buyers. Your Realtor can help you to make sure that your home is clean, inviting, and in great shape. Our agent can point out where you should spend money and where you can save your money. Of course, a seller wants the home to show in the best possible light, so we recommend deep-cleaning, decluttering, and we’ll suggest that you make any necessary repairs. It’s best to stage the home with attractive furnishings and décor that complement the space.

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Nesbitt Management Prоvіdеѕ Pеасе оf Mіnd

  • Nesbitt Realty has been in existence for more than 10 years, and our team has been involved with property management for another 20 years prior to that.
  • All property managers at Nesbitt Realty are licensed real estate agents who report to a licensed real estate broker. Our agents are knоwlеdgеаblе about Virginia rеgulаtіоnѕ fоr hаndlіng rеntаl іnсоmе, ѕесurіtу dероѕіtѕ, аnd оthеr financial mаttеrѕ.
    In аddіtіоn to lісеnѕurе, сеrtіfісаtіоn indicates mоrе еxtеnѕіvе іnduѕtrу knowledge. Nesbitt Realty is a member of

    • National Association of Realtors,
    • Virginia Association of Realtors,
    • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors,
    • Better Business Bureau,
    • National Aѕѕосіаtіоn of Rеѕіdеntіаl Prореrtу Managers member and has several related affiliations.
  • Nesbitt Realty has won the Super Service Award for the past 4 years from Angie’s List. Angie’s List members are verified people who have taken their time to give feedback on our services.
  • Nesbitt Realty has some of the lowest fees in Northern Virginia. There is no set-up fee at Nesbitt Realty.

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Buying your own home is on most people’s bucket list, but there are times when renting might be the better choice.

Try Before You Buy

If you are not sure that a neighborhood is really right for you, or if you need time to assess an area before making a long term commitment, then your best option is trying before buying. If that is the case, then renting may be an excellent option for you. Renting gives you the opportunity to see if a neighborhood lives up to your expectations and suits your needs before you buy. For example, you can sign a one-year lease for a two-bedroom condo in Shirlington, with the option to extend the lease if you like the neighborhood.  If you do not like it, for example, a four-bedroom, two-story house in Lorton is more your style, then you have the option of relocating.

Pay as You Go

Many Americans live from paycheck to paycheck and renting a property can help you draw up a realistic budget and live within your means. Before signing a lease, you know what your rent will be and you can work this amount into your monthly budget. When you do your calculations, remember that you will need to pay a security deposit upfront and the rate depends on your credit score. If you have a good credit score, your property manager may only charge one month’s rent. On the other hand, if you have a poor credit score your security deposit could be two months rent. Keep in mind that the security deposit is refundable if you meet the requirements of the move out inspection. Because rent is a fixed monthly cost, you will know exactly what portion of your income to allocate to rent and what portion remains for bills and other necessities. If you are realistic about the property you can afford to rent, then you will have money left over each month for fun expenditures, nightlife and personal hobbies.

Short-Term Commitment

Not sure if as a Washington DC commuting GS-5 you want to live in Northern Virginia? Do you dream of relocating to California and exploring Napa Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco? Are you an active duty member of the military with no idea of where your next assignment may take you? There are many reasons why people do not want to make a long term property commitment and renting means that you will not be tied down and makes it easier to move at a moment’s notice. Or perhaps, you simply have no interest in the responsibility of becoming a homeowner? Then renting, as opposed to buying, could be the right choice for you. As a renter, you will not have to worry about footing the bill to repair a leaky roof, paying monthly condo fees, or paying for garden services to pick up the leaves from your Mount Vernon home. Renting a property can enable you to live the lifestyle you want without the responsibility and financial commitment of owning your own home.

Build Your Credit and Save for a Downpayment

Buying a house is a huge financial commitment. It is usually the biggest single purchase most people make in their lives. Renting a property and being a responsible tenant can help you achieve your ultimate goal of owning your own home. Paying your rent on time is an excellent way to build your credit score and  show lenders that you are capable of managing your money responsibly. If you are realistic about the rent you can afford, and you are frugal with your money, you can build up your savings for buying a house in the future. Renting will also make you aware of the true costs of owning a property and prepare you for the financial commitment and accountability of home ownership.

Roommates

Not everyone wants to live alone and sharing a house with friends can be fun and lead to priceless memories, but it also has the added advantage of being cheaper than going solo. However, it is worth remembering that choosing good roommates may be challenging. Just because you are good friends does not mean that you will be good roommates. This is an important piece of advice as nobody is perfect, and some of your friends may have annoying habits that you simply will not be able to live with, so think  carefully before asking someone to move in with you.

There are many different neighborhoods in Northern Virginia that will meet your specific requirements for a neighborhood such as easy access to the metro, a main street vibe, or proximity to good school, and your needs in a property, like a certain architectural style, luxury features, and affordability.  With so many options to choose from it is worth asking an experienced Nesbitt Realty Realtor, like Stuart Nesbitt, who will help you find the perfect rental property.

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The Heart and History Of Groveton Alexandria

Groveton address’s are Alexandria although it is located in Fairfax County. Groveton encompasses many neighborhoods such as Bucknell Manor, Jefferson Manor, Virginia Hills and Stoneybrooke.

Huntley Meadows the county’s largest park is located south. Mount Vernon Recreation Center borders the eastern edge and Lee District Recreation Center is located on the west. Five other parks surround Groveton providing outdoor activities in a non rural community.

Cape-cod style single family homes and duplex town homes in Bucknell manor date back to the late 40’s and early 50’s. Jefferson manor homes also date back to the late 40’s also and are primarily brick. Virginia Hills are also primarily brick constructed but were built in the late 60’s and 70’s. Hardwood floors, additions and finished basements are common in Virginia Hills.

Properties in Groveton

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Belle Haven Marina

Belle Haven Marina has access to the Potomac River. The Belle Haven Marina is located off the George Washington Parkway.

Properties in New Alexandria

6609 10th St #B2

Highly sought after 2 bed 1 bath, corner balcony, courtyard unit. Has been fully renovated including: * Wrap-around kitchen * Immaculate bath * Built-in closets / walk-in master closet * Hand-scraped hardwood floors / new doors and trim throughout * All new windows * Efficient heat-pump system + Nest thermostat * Updated electrical throughout * Cable & ethernet in each room + network closet Great location just off GW Pkwy. Minutes to Old Town, I-495, Route 1 & Reagan National Airport. Less than 30-minute commute to Downtown DC. Corner balcony overlooking grassy common area. Walk/bike the Mount Vernon trail just across the street. Many well-kept amenities including a pool, basketball and tennis courts, and playgrounds spread around the community and directly adjacent to the unit. Walking distance to Safeway Grocery and much more in the Belle View Shopping Center. [Belleview - $268,999]

6641 Wakefield Dr #211

Second Floor: One bedroom condo in the 41 building presently occupied until to the end of February. Both the kitchen and bath have been updated. New convectors have been installed and the parquet floors refinished. Living room needs painting and which the owner will do after the tenant leaves. River Towers is located on approximately 26 acres . . . Amenities include large pool with cabana, tennis courts, picnic grove, gardening, observation decks, and ample parking. Close to shopping center and the Mount Vernon Trail. Commuter bus to METRO. EZ commute to Fort Belvoir.Yes, you can have it all! [River Towers - $162,000]

1216 Laronde Ct

Nearly 350K in updates to this lovely home on a premium 1/2 acre lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. A front porch welcomes you to the marble foyer and living room with fireplace and 2 sets of French doors that open to a deck with panoramic views of the expansive yard with manicured lawn and gardens. Formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room/den with gas fireplace. Three main level bedrooms and 2 updated baths including the Master suite with luxury en suite. Spacious walk out lower level features 2 bedrooms, a full bath and family room with gas fireplace. Abundant closet & storage space including the attic with PDS. The fenced yard has a brick patio, custom shed, maintenance free deck and irrigation system. [Villamay - $1,185,000]

1925 Summit Ter

Magnificent French Colonial with cathedral ceiling living room and solarium overlooking stone terrace and landscaped gardens bookend the home. Four bedrooms, three baths, two half baths and an indoor spa provide solace. Updated white gourmet kitchen with granite counters, soapstone sink, Terrazzo stone floors, custom lit cabinets and a sunlit breakfast room to start the day. Formal dining room and warm family room with brick, stone and metal hearth fireplace flank the kitchen in the heart of the home. The skylit solarium with doors all around and Terrazzo stone floors provide a dramatic background for evening entertainment or summer garden parties. The master bedroom with a marble bath face the rising sun over the Potomac River through the trees. Two more bedrooms and a bath upstairs round out the top floor. The lower level presents a fourth bedroom with full bath, an exercise room, indoor spa with windows all around and yet surrounded by landscaping offer privacy. The sunlit circular staircase filters lots of light as well. Unique guest powder room with copper sink provides additional respite. Huge recreation room with walls of windows and a double sided wood burning fireplace add warmth. Full laundry and large storage room complete the lower level. Oversized two car garage offers additional storage. [Belle Haven - $1,375,000]

6920 Vanderbilt Dr

This is the one you've been waiting for! Phenomenal Whole House Renovation Down to the Studs! This home has it ALL! Location, luxury features, flexible living space, new systems, loads of charm, plus an in-ground swimming pool! You won~t find anything like this anywhere close to the city for this amazing price! 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home located 7 minutes from old town. Luxurious Main Level Master En-Suite features sitting room, walk-in closet, custom tiling and dual sink vanity. Open concept main level living includes gorgeous new kitchen with ample cabinetry, unique soapstone countertops, blk. stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceiling and built-in buffet station. Large combo living/dining/kitchen with 1/2 bath completes the main level. Upper Level has two large bedrooms with fabulous storage, all new upper level laundry with tiled floor with built-in drain plus spacious full bath. Flex space has unlimited potential: Au Pair suite, In-law suite, Guest house, Separate Office, Workout Room, Garage/man cave, Pool house, Etc. 4th bedroom, full bath, kitchenette and living space located newly completed and fully permitted 400SF rear structure. Custom features throughout including carriage house doors, barn door, tiling, gated drive, dual driveways, and more. All work completed is FULLY PERMITTED AND APPROVED by Fairfax County. ESSENTIALLY A NEW HOUSE WITH THE CHARM AND CHARACTER OF YESTERYEAR! Pool decking completed redone in ~15. Fully Fenced Rear Yard. Close to shopping, transportation, and restaurants~Ideal location for commuters. You~d Better See This One Quick-It~s certain to go fast! [Bucknell Manor - $695,000]

6209 Arkendale Rd

Beautiful, spacious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home with luxury details (central vac, steam shower with lighting and sound) on a quiet street in soughtafter Belle Haven neighborhood. Large, tiered backyard perfect for entertaining or enjoying from the solarium. Recently remodeled with high end features and Crown molding throughout. Stainless steel granite kitchen, lower level rec room, exercise room, storage and workshop. Huge loft on the fourth floor-carpeted with duct work in place/ready to be vented. 2.3 miles to Metro, 9.3 miles to DC. Close to schools, shopping, GW Parkway and the Beltway. [Belle Haven - $970,000]

2212 Fordham Dr

This is the one you have been waiting for! Incredible 3 bedroom/2 bath rambler in coveted quiet, tree-lined 1-street subdivision backing to Belle Haven. 55K in renovations including a brand new high end kitchen featuring features leathered granite counters, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances with gas cooking, radiant heated floors and cabinet underlighting. Living room/dining room combination features wood floors, brick wood burning fireplace, recessed lighting, custom built-ins and decorative moldings. French doors open to a huge great room addition with new carpet, skylights and wall of windows. From the great room step outside to the spacious deck and private fenced backyard! Master suite with updated en suite bath. Large secondary bedrooms and updated 2nd full bath. Attached one car garage. New gutters and guards and newly insulated attic. Tankless hot water heater. Incredible location! Close to Belle Haven, Old Town Alexandria, DC and Amazon's new headquarters! Metro bus 0.39 mi, Metro 2 mi, DCA 7.1 mi. This home has it all! [Fordham Village - $749,900]

1224 Morningside Ln

Charming home located in the Waynewood School district. Huge front lawn and an ample backyard with manicured Japanese style garden. Great sunroom off the main house overlooking the yard. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Living room features hardwood floors and a gas fireplace. Kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances and granite counter top. Located right off the Potomac River along the Mount Vernon Trail. House has warm cozy feel with private park in backyard. Conveniently located near Old Town and a short commute to DC. New closed in vinyl fence! [Wellington Heights - $675,000]

7508 Park Terrace Dr

Located in the Legal subdivision of Wellington Heights yet a part of the Villamay Community is this Jewel of a Colonial with a bit of Saltbox styling. A Custom-built home featuring 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths within 3 finished levels - all on an enormous Lot of over 1/2 acre and backing to an 18 acre Fairfax County Park!The Main Level consists of a unique Entry Foyer adjoining a very large interior Vestibule, Formal Living and Dining Rooms, a Remodeled Island Kitchen with generous Breakfast area and 2 Bedrooms at either end of the front elevation that are currently staged as a Home Office and Den adjoining the Kitchen. A Full Hall Bath, masonry wood-burning fireplace, numerous built-ins and hardwood floors throughout complete this level.A Hardwood Staircase ascends to the Upper Level featuring 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths including a generous Master Bedroom at the South Front Elevation. An enormous Walk-In Storage area dominates the entire Rear Elevation of the Upper Level and is accessed from a Closet in the North Bedroom. This level also features built-ins and hardwood floors throughout. Both Baths have been totally remodeled.Windows have been replaced throughout the home.The Walkout Lower Level provides additional multi-purpose space for casual family living with large Recreation Room, exercise area, independent Laundry Room, Newer Half-Bath and a 2-Car Garage that spans the entire depth of the dwelling. A portable generator found in the garage has been adapted for use when needed.Numerous perennial plantings and fruit-bearing trees are located in the expansive rear elevation along with a shed for storage. At the rear, a gate accesses the 18 acre Fairfax County Park. [Wellington Heights - $969,000]

6903 Baylor Dr

Simply stunning open floorplan just steps to the Potomac River and two minutes from Old Town (neighbor says he can get to King Street listening to only one song on the radio). Open living, kitchen, dining and family room on the main level. Gorgeous hardwood flooring and wood burning fireplace. Open kitchen features a 7' island with waterfall quartz counter tops, huge pantry and high end stainless appliances. Sleek design compliments both modern and transitional styles.The Family room is just a few steps from the kitchen and provides access to the garage and rear patio/yard.Main level master bedroom features two closets and large master bathroom with double sinks, massive shower and custom tile. Lower level features two additional bedrooms, full bath, laundry area and gigantic recreation room. Plenty of room for storage too.Don't miss this! [Westgrove - $989,000]

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How I met my wife.

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt 2010

One of my friends when I was a Defense Language Institute in Monterey California was a fellow soldier named Jay Cook.  Jay Cook always reminded me of Clark Kent. He had broad shoulders and brown hair. Jay was a big strong guy and was the type of guy that I thought should have no problem with the ladies.  But for the glasses and perhaps the self-confidence Jay was Superman.

One Saturday afternoon in Monterey, Jay and I were walking down Alvarado Street and Jay was asking me, “How do you do it? How do you meet all these girls?”

I’ve always had a great affection for Jay, mainly because Jay always seemed to assume that I was Superman, even though I thought he was the real Superman.  Jay has a way of complimenting a guy’s ego that is so sincere, one can’t help but drink it in. I mean seriously—coming to me for advice about women is like coming to Willie Nelson for tax advice or fashion advice from Dennis Rodman.  Willie Nelson can tell you how to avoid paying taxes, but not how to do it without going to jail. Dennis Rodman can tell you how to dress, but can’t really tell you how to look good.

At any rate, far be it from me to tell Jay that I’m not expert on women. Instead, I just replied with confidence, “You just have to talk to the women, Jay. ” As we entered into Baskin-Robbins to get an ice cream cone, I told Jay, “Just be yourself. Watch this …”

Normally I wouldn’t have had the confidence to talk to a stranger, but Jay had pumped me up and I wasn’t going to disappoint. There was a gorgeous oriental girl (back then nobody said “Asian” but that’s another story) behind the counter.  I started joking around with her about flavors as we picked our selections.  When she looked away, I winked at Jay and said, “Watch and learn, young Jedi.”

I asked the girl who would one day be my bride, “Will you go out with me?”

Julie replied, “Maybe.”

We exchanged phone numbers … which is to say. I took her phone number. I lived in a barracks and didn’t have a phone in my room. Mobile phones were only for the rich so I didn’t have a number to give her.  I came to memorize that number more than 25 years later I still remember those 10 digits. As I left Baskin-Robbins, I told Jay, “That’s how you do it.”

It was probably the first time I’d ever done such a thing. And it was probably the last time. I definitely owe Jay Cook a debt of gratitude, because my wife and kids are the best things in my life.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Nesbitt Realty at (703)765-0300.
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    The blizzard was in effect and my parents took me to Costco and Walmart for groceries and other products. It is so very nice having everything I needed provided for me. I remember purchasing a vast array of essentials. Will and Julie Nesbitt, get me to the stores and make it so easy, to sit at home…

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    Will and Julie Nesbitt
    The pictures were taken outside the church just before a friend’s wedding. It was a lovely ceremony, beautiful church and we had a great time at the reception.

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What does a rental agent do?

Stuart Nesbitt
Stuart Nesbitt is a real estate agent serving Northern Virginia.

A rental agent’s job is to listen to your needs and then help you identify rentals that meet your needs. Rental agents typically have in-depth knowledge of the community, and they are often aware of market rates. It’s not uncommon for a “connected” rental agent to know of rental opportunities that are quietly listed and generally unknown to the public.

A rental agent’s fees are paid by the landlord, so there is no expense to the renter. It really is in the renter’s best interests to employ the services of a trustworthy rental agent.

Pet Predicament

Research has shown that owning a pet can help reduce stress levels and make you happier and healthier. However, when it comes to finding the perfect rental owning a pet can add to your stress. It is often difficult to find a property that suits both your lifestyle requirements and is pet friendly.

It is of course a property owner’s right to refuse pets but there are also properties that are just not suitable for certain pets for purely practical reasons. There might be no yard, no fence or steep stairs. Some properties that allow pets do have restrictions on the size of the pets and may discriminate against certain breeds. These are all things that you need to consider when looking for a suitable property.

Remember pets can be disruptive and destructive and it is important that as a pet owner you follow any of the home owner’s rules regarding pets and don’t let your pets run amok and damage the property. Irresponsible pet owners make it hard for responsible pet owners to find good rental properties.

Fortunately there are properties out there that are pet friendly, it just might take a bit of time and research to find them.  Your agent is the ideal person to solve your pet predicament and assist you in your search for the perfect pet-friendly property.  By helping you identify and target suitable properties they can save you time and take the stress out of the search.   [Read more about rental agents]

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