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.

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.

Have a Nice Walk in the Park at Mount Eagle

 

Properties in 22303

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

2504 Childs Ln

This Just Renovated 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home is absolutely stunning. It has an open concept with abundant natural light, amazing light-filled entryway, brand new gourmet kitchen, fully renovated baths, fresh paint, flooring, new fixtures, recessed lighting and more!! Lower level walk-out basement is complete with rec room, 2 bedrooms, full bath and utility room. Large flat backyard where you'll enjoy an expansive patio and tons of privacy. This location cannot be beat. Move-in ready with easy access to major commuter routes. This is a must see! For more information call listing agent [Stratford On the Potomac - $719,000]

9007 Linton Ln

Striking Craftsman Style 4 level home - Hardiplank siding. High End Builder focusing on unique details not found with most builders! 5 Bedroom, 4 1/2 bath. Over 5300 sq ft finished on 4 levels. $30,000 turned staircase! Screened porch PLUS Open Trex deck PLus Super special Owner's covered 17x14 balcony w/$4K water proof flooring!So many custom features - must be seen to believe. Big flat lot in Pretty community. 2 blocks to GW Parkway & Potomac River. Stunning owner's bedroom w/ 2 walk-in closets, Huge Bath - 2 vanities,custom lighting, Amazing 8ft shower - dual shower heads, Marble floor 'rug'! Top floor bonus room great for kids or at home office! Full Finished Lower Level - w/Bdrm & Stunning shower bath - older kids or In-Laws will be so happy here! Concrete driveway, exterior accent lighting, metal porch roof, wired for exterior cameras, interior speaker system throughout home w/surround sound in Fam Rm, Extensive Landscaping plus FULL Yard Sprinkler System! Wide Hardwood floors & High Quality carpet! [Sulgrave Village - $1,395,000]

1400 Alexandria Ave

Stately and southern colonial with welcoming front porch and vaulted ceiling screened in porch located on quiet cul-de-sac! Built in 2001 the current owners have spared no expense updating this home putting in nearly $400,000 in recent improvements! 5 bedrooms on the upper level + main level library/office! Open concept kitchen/family room (with gas fireplace), breakfast room opening up to incredible screened in porch. Oversized 2 car garage walks into mud and laundry room. Hardwoods throughout the main and upper level. Aupair/ inlaw suite in the walkout basement with kitchenette, built ins, full bath, and gas fireplace. Fully fenced in back yard featuring landscape lighting and in-ground sprinkler system. Open Sunday 1/19 from 2-4 PM. [Wellington Heights - $1,399,000]

1804 Whiteoaks Dr

Classic exterior with truly stunning open interior combined with gorgeous elevated 3/4 acre wooded setting just minutes from Old Town. One of the most unique and exciting opportunities in recent years! Special features include: Chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry and top of the line appliances including "Viking" cook top, gorgeous refinished hardwoods, expanded family room and main level Master suite lead to truly spectacular solarium with custom endless lap pool. Expansive glass doors from family room and pool area open to massive stone patio creating exceptional flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining. 3 Main level bedrooms and upper level private suite, basement with gas fireplace and bar. 2 car garage & gravel circle drive provides ample parking. This special property with its spa like private environment is more than just a residence. This home provides a complete lifestyle experience! [Hollindale - $949,900]

1603 Revere Dr

New construction in the coveted Waynewood elementary school district. Purchase now and make your interior selections for the finished home. Enjoy living in the quaint village of Hollin Hall...walk to shops and restaurants, minutes from GW Parkway & Old Town! [Hollin Hall Village - $879,000]

03 Zoe Pl

SAMPLE LISTING AT LOWEST BASE PRICE - Potomac Trace is a vibrant new townhome community located in sought-after Alexandria, VA and the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. The enviable location offers homeowners close proximity to downtown Washington DC, legendary attractions, dining, shopping, major employment centers, Mt. Vernon Hospital, Amazon HQ2, and Reagan airport. This Sweet Briar floorplan offers 1st floor bedroom option and optional elevator. PHOTOS Representative only - may show options. [None Available - $694,990]

02 Zoe Pl

SAMPLE LISTING AT LOWEST BASE PRICE - Potomac Trace is a vibrant new townhome community located in sought-after Alexandria, VA and the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. The enviable location offers homeowners close proximity to downtown Washington DC, legendary attractions, dining, shopping, major employment centers, Mt. Vernon Hospital, Amazon HQ2, and Reagan airport. PHOTOS REPRESENTATIVE ONLY - may show options [None Available - $689,990]

01 Zoe Pl

SAMPLE LISTING AT LOWEST BASE PRICE - Potomac Trace is a vibrant new townhome community located in sought-after Alexandria, VA and the Mt. Vernon neighborhood. The enviable location offers homeowners close proximity to downtown Washington DC, legendary attractions, dining, shopping, major employment centers, Mt. Vernon Hospital, Amazon HQ2, and Reagan airport. PHOTOS REPRESENTATIVE ONLY - may show options [None Available - $649,990]

8957 Fort Hunt Rd

LOOK OUTSIDE THE BOX! This home is not your square box. Thoughtfully planned Modern Farmhouse Estate with 3 car garage accessory structure. Detached garage with optional finished 912 SF which connect (or not) to main house - bedroom, office, rec-room, in-law suite are all possible. One of a kind, custom-built home by premier local builder. Every inch of this home is beautifully thought out; absolutely stunning. Get in early to further customize your dream home! .72 acre flat lot overlooking Fort Hunt Park. A bikers and exercisers paradise. This home is unlike any other; 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms upstairs. Optional main level master with full bath, deck and screened porch. Estimated completion is August 2020. [Plymouth Haven - $1,695,000]

7925 Fairfax Rd

Brick front home with a large lot and driveway. The home has a carport and tons of mature trees. Living room with hardwood floors, beams, lighted ceiling fan, and a fireplace. Dining room with chair rails and a lighted chandelier. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, white cabinets and tons of counter space. Family room with neutral carpet, and tons of natural light. Master bedroom with neutral carpet and lighted ceiling fan and good closet space. There are 2 additional bedrooms with neutral carpet and lighted ceiling fans. Hall bath with a tub and shower with ceramic tile backsplash. The outside is very private on your brick patio great for entertaining and relaxing on those beautiful days. Large lot .28 acres, of land that is flat and very open with mature trees. Truly a great home!!! [Hollin Hall Village - $599,900]

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

 

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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I will be with you throughout the home buying process, from the moment you start your search until the moment you close, and for any assistance thereafter.

 

Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. We appreciate every client and we’d love to help you achieve your real estate goals. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you or to get a free assessment of your property’s value. Nesbitt Realty has received numerous awards and recognitions for client satisfaction because we get results that make our clients happy.

We’d love the opportunity to show you about why our clients rave about our service.

 

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Nesbitt Realty is a family business that constantly strives for excellence in the real estate sector. We work hard and smart in analyzing conceivable solutions to maximize our landlord’s return on investment. We make every effort to meet the requirements of the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act, the demands of the tenant, and the needs of the landlord. Call us now to learn more about what distinguishes us from other property managers.

We presently serve Northern Virginia, and we currently have offices across the area. We manage single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums.

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Once you know what you need and you have a good idea of the basic features you are looking for then it’s time to turn to our website. The website is designed to give you a good idea of the cost and type of properties available in Northern Virginia and help you identify potential rental properties.  This should hopefully take the frustration out of the search by enabling you to eliminate properties that do not meet your needs or budget. [Read more about rental agents]

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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

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

1204 Tatum Dr

GORGEOUS, SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM VILLAMAY HOME!! ON A CUL-DE -SAC. LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE THAT LEADS TO CHARMING SCREENED IN PORCH. GOURMET KITCHEN DONE TO PERFECTION. LOVELY SEPARATE DINING ROOM. LUSH AND EXTENSIVE BACKYARD. THIS HOME HAS A VERY LARGE OFFICE OR FIRST FLOOR MASTER. SUBSTANTIAL BUILT IN STORAGE & LAUNDRY ROOM ON THE MAIL LEVEL. PLENTY OF ATTIC STORAGE ALSO. [Villamay - $1,025,000]

6621 Wakefield Dr #706

This Turn Key One Bedroom/One Bath Home Has Everything You'll Need * Large Windows Provide Plenty Of Natural Light And Expansive View To Old Towne And The Masonic Temple * Recent Upgrades Include Replacement Windows, Heat And AC Convector Units, New Granite Counter Tops and Tile Floor In Kitchen, Updated Bath, New Ceiling Fans and Lighting Fixtures, Freshly Painted Throughout * New Carpet in 2018 * Plenty Of Storage Space: Entryway/Foyer Closet, Large Walk In Closet Off The LR, Linen Closet * River Towers Amenities Include Roof Top Deck, Pool, A Picnic Grove With Grills, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Exercise Room, Playground, Garden Plots * Unbelievable Amount Of On Site Parking * River Towers Is Nestled on A 26 Acre Park Like Setting That Backs To The Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve * Only A Couple of Blocks To The Belleview Shopping Center With Safeway, Post Office, CVS, Restaurants And Specialty Stores * Just Minutes To The GW Pkwy With Marina And Jogging/Biking And Picnicking Along The Potomac River * A Short Distance To Historic Old Towne Alexandria, Commuter Routes, And Reagan National Airport * There Is A Bus That Runs From River Towers to The Huntington Metro Station * Amenities And Utilities (Except Phone And Cable) are Included n The Condo Fee * River Towers Is The Only Residential Hi-Rise Off The GW Pkwy South Of Alexandria * Great Location * Great Amenities * Great Condition * Complete List Of Recent Improvements On Kitchen Counter * LockBox Is On The Railing Attached To The Building To The Left Of the Entry [River Towers - $182,500]

7112 Marine Dr

Marvelous, Captivating Three Level Home with Two-Level Bay/Bumpout at Front Elevation*Construction just completed*Hardwoods on Main and Upper Levels*Custom Five-Panel Doors throughout*Double Pane Casement Windows throughout*Extensive Recessed Lighting and Custom Crown Mouldings*9'Ceilings on the Main Level*An Open Sectional Hardwood Staircase is located in the Center of the Home*FIVE EnSuite Bathrooms*Master Bedroom Suites on both MAIN and Upper Levels*Washer/Dryer hookup on Upper and Basement Levels*Spacious Bedroom Suite on Lower Level with Private Shower Bath-Perfect for AuPair or Guests. Open Concept Main Level features Designer Island Kitchen*Medallion, Soft-close Cabinetry, Thermador Stainless Appliances, Cooktop with Pot Filler, Two Wall Ovens for Microwave, Speed Cooking and Conventional WiFi for Remote Settings. Wine Refrigerator for 36 Bottles, Stainless Sink and Extendable, Lighted Faucet. French Door Refrigerator/Freezer Bottom and Ice Maker, Electrical Service Popups in Island, Quartz Counters, Pendant Lights, Unique Backsplash*A Large Dining Area is located at the rear elevation adjacent to the Island Kitchen. It comfortably seats up to 10 people. The Formal Living Area features a Bay Bumpout affording an abundance of natural light. Located at the Rear of the Main Level is a Family Room with Gas Fireplace flanked by built-ins and features a mantle with unique tiled surround. Both this Room and the Dining Room access the Rear Patio through French Doors. The Larger of the two Master Suites in at the Rear of the Upper Level and features an elaborate Ello Allo Shower Bath providing foot faucet, body sprays, hand-held unit and rain unit, all of which can be controlled by digital temperature settings. The His and Hers Walk-In Closets are large. Two additional Bedroom Suites are located at the Front Elevation of the Upper Level. One features a custom Shower Bath with lovely vanity vessel and the other has a jetted tub/shower unit. A Utility Closet in the Upper Vestibule offers the convenience of hookups for a Stack Washer/Dryer Unit. A fully finished Lower Level can act as an independent unit with outside walkup ingress/egress. The Recreation features raised hearth stone fireplace with gas logs and speakers in place for an audio system. At one corner is located an extensive Wet Bar with Granite Counters, Full Service Refrigerator, Sink, Disposal and Dishwasher. The 5th EnSuite Bedroom/Shower Bath is at the Front Elevation adjacent to the large Exercise/Storage Room. The Laundry boasts Samsung front load Washer and Dryer, a Utility Sink with Counters and Cabinetry and a large Granite Counter with storage above and below. The Exterior of the property features nighttime landscape lighting, six zone irrigation system, no-maintenance concrete Driveway, Two Car Garage with slate flooring, Covered Slate Front Porch with Metal Roof, Rear Slate Patio, Underground Utilities from Street and a Generac 20K Natural Gas Generator. In addition there is a FIOS System ready for hook up that features a video surveillance system. [Marlan Forest - $1,599,000]

2102 Dartmouth Dr

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 1/26 @ 2-4pmThis rarely available Bucknell Manor Cape Cod with attached garage has been beautifully updated and expanded. The large kitchen with lots of storage and counter space is open to the family room-perfect for entertaining. You'll love cozying up in front of the enclosed fireplace . Enjoy morning coffee or BBQ's on the large, stamped concrete patio. A separate mud room/laundry room off the family room with heated tile floor is a convenient 'drop center' and also gives access to the back yard. Newly refinished hardwood floors span the entire home and create a sense of warmth throughout. Both full bathrooms have been nicely updated. Many of the 'big ticket' items have recently been done: roof, HVAC, windows, chimney...and so much more! [Bucknell Manor - $625,000]

6813 Derrell Ct

Lovely landscaping greets you at this newly renovated solid brick home sited on a quiet cul-de-sac. Vaulted beamed ceilings highlight the living, dining, kitchen and breakfast areas. This beautiful three-bedroom and three full bath split-level home boast many updates to enjoy like a new roof, new windows, new gutters, a newly updated master bath, recessed lighting in the lower level, two fireplaces, and hardwood floors on the main and upper levels. A surprise office/hobby room with its own entrance is found in the lower level. The well-lit bonus attic provides a generous storage area of 600 square feet and new energy-saving insulation. A touch of paint inside and outside along with a brand new underground sewer and water lines makes this home a true value! The large, wide, and level property allows for a potential addition and conveys a large rear deck, patio, garden, and shed. Located in a much-desired location just minutes from Huntington Metro, Historic Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, and Amazon HQ2. Nearby shopping can be found at Belle View Park and an easy commute to the Beltway or George Washington Memorial Parkway. [Beacon Village - $595,000]

6631 Wakefield Dr #203

Clean and neat, bright and spacious sunny corner 3BR/2BA unit in sought after River Towers. Ready for new owners to make it their own. New carpet in BR's. Large kitchen with great storage. Huge LR/DR with wood laminate floors. Condo fees include ALL Utilities plus: outdoor pool, tennis courts, exercise room, party room, picnic area, tot lot/playground, roof top deck overlooking parkland. All just minutes to Old Town, Belle View Shopping Center, Mount Vernon Rec Center, Potomac River bike path, National Airport, GW Parkway/I395. Or take bus at your door. [River Towers - $263,000]

6631 Wakefield Dr #807

This lovely and spacious condominium home was recently updated and overlooks the beautiful grounds of River Towers. Located on a high floor, the unit includes ample storage, new carpeting, custom blinds, new kitchen cabinetry and stainless appliances. Enjoy all that River Towers has to offer in tennis, swimming, walking trails, roof terraces. Close to shopping and the river, and all major commuting routes. Ample parking. Condominium fee includes all utilities! [River Towers - $195,000]

6418 Cygnet Dr

This home sits quietly as the last house on the street before the back side of Four Mile Run Park. (See the Google Maps picture in the photos) Nice hardwood floors, a fireplace, a den that could be a fifth bedroom, and a fully functioning Inlaw suite with its own bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer and private entrance. Open gourmet kitchen and dining area. Sliding glass door leads to wooden deck that steps down to a very large brick patio. There is a built in fireplace grill, and steps going up to a second patio covered with a pergola. This backyard feels secluded and can entertain as much or little as you would like. It is a short drive to Old Town Alexandria, and is in a great location to jump right onto the beltway. Shopping, restaurants, and public transportation only minutes away. [Belle Haven - $750,000]

6508 Blue Wing Dr

Sun-filled & beautifully renovated Belle Haven Estates colonial front faces East and the back faces West with a Southwest backyard exposure and abundant natural light. 3 beds and 3 full baths featuring an open floor plan for great entertaining and comfortable family living with two welcoming fireplaces and warm hardwoods through-out. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream.Enjoy the spacious lower level with second fireplace, movie theater and gaming space.No wasted space and tons of storage--including large attached garage, 3 double door stack-on cabinets, and walls fitted with louvered panels for endless functional tool storage. Sq ft is approximate...Sensational location -- walk to shopping, restaurants, Mt. Vernon Rec Center, Martha Washington Library just blocks away. Even pull your luggage out the door, down to the corner bus stop at the Exxon, take the bus to the Huntington Metro. Go 4 stops and you are at Reagan National Airport. In less than an hour you are on a flight. Take the Huntington Metro to anywhere in DC. Be at a concert at Capital One Arena in 30 minutes. Take the metro to the Pentagon. Door to Door you are there in 30 minutes. Less time than driving up Route 1 and the GWP bike trail.Take an exhilarating ride to Mt. Vernon and back. Or ride into Old Town on Saturday morning for the Farmers Market at Market Square. Ride even further North and watch airplanes from Gravelly Point. Trails North are endless.1 mile from the beltway. Go East over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and you are at Nat~s Park in 20 minutes.So close to Old Town with endless possibilities for enjoyment. Take the Water Taxi in the Summer to the Anthem for great concerts. Be at the MGM/National Harbor by car or Uber in 10 minutes.Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Elementary School, Middle School and High School just blocks away. [Belle Haven Estates - $780,000]

7212 Burtonwood Dr

A custom leaded-glass entryway welcomes you to this meticulously-maintained center hall colonial in sought after Villamay! Large windows offer great views and brightness throughout the main level - including a comfortable living room with gas fireplace that could easily be converted to a home office or parents retreat. Comfortable dining room flanks the entry and is accessible to both the kitchen and family room. The generously sized family room is sure to be the center of family activity with informal brick and wood accents and enough space for multiple couches and chairs. You are sure to appreciate the massive woodburning fireplace on cool winter evenings and football Sundays! A spacious, modern kitchen is within in eye and earshot of just about everywhere on the main level ensureing that the chef will never feel out of the action. This room features granite counters, gas cooktop, double oven and cherry cabinetry. An Upscale pantry/laundry/mud room rounds out the main level and features granite counters with a wine fridge, pantry space, stacked appliances and a tankless water heater just off the oversized 2 car garage. The garage already has electric installed for charging yoru car.Upstairs, you will find 4 large bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms all with beautiful hardwood flooring. The spacious master suite, framed by a beautiful dormer window, includes a sitting area plus a walk-in closet and two smaller closets. The lux master bathroom boasts a double vanity, garden jetted tub, and a rain shower! Upper level flex space can be used as a pajama lounge, uppestairs family room or home office. 3 large bedrooms and two additional bathrooms (second master) also occupy this level and offer plenty of closet and living space for the whole family. Don~t miss the walk-in (20x20) attic storage just off of the second master!Outside, your family will love the large fenced backyard manicured beyond the spacious slate patio...perfect for pets, happy hour with neighbors and summer barbeques. You are just a few short blocks to the Mt. Vernon bike path including 40 miles of trails, scenic water views and historic stops. 10 miles to Amazon's new headquarters and 3 miles to Old Town Alexandria (no stop lights!). 3.6 miles from Huntington Metro station and Beltway and conveniently located on the 11Y Bus route to Washington DC. [Villamay - $1,150,000]

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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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.

Once you know what you need and you have a good idea of the basic features that you are looking for, it is time to turn to our website. The website is designed to give you a good idea of the cost and type of properties available in Northern Virginia and help you identify potential rental properties.  This should hopefully take the frustration out of the search by enabling you to eliminate properties that do not meet your needs or budget. [Read more about rental agents.]

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