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Buying a new home checklist

Are you thinking of buying a new home?

There are several key steps that your Virginia Licensed Real Estate Agent will help you through. Knowing what these are in advance can help you not be surprised later on:

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Nesbitt Realty never makes any money from your loan. This frees us to make the most objective recommendation possible.
  • Know your budget, consult with a financial institution about what you can be pre-approved for.
  • Know your needs, including:
    • Number of bedrooms
    • Location
    • Walking distance to a bus stop
    • Walking distance to a metro stop
    • Price
    • Property condition
    • Age of the property
    • Garage Parking
    • Schools
  • Amenities (for condos)homes with a garage
    • Indoor/Outdoor pool
    • Putting Greens
    • Tennis courts
    • In unit washer/dryer
    • Utilities included in condo fees
    • Basketball courts
    • Bowling
    • Concierge service
    • Controlled access
  • Realize that something will have to give to get what you want, prioritize your needs so that you can get the most important features. Use our school search to find homes for sale in a particular school district
  • Budget time and money:
    • Finding any home is easy. Finding the right home requires time invested in looking at properties.
    • Money for down-payments and closing costs can vary from a couple percentage points to a cash purchase where you provide the entire amount up front.

My passion is with real estate and with helping consumers like you search for and purchase the home that is perfect for you.

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For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.
Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.

Washington Square shopping in Old Town

Washington Square
Washington Square in Old Town Alexandria VA

Washington Square is a 235,000 square foot Class A mixed-use office/retail complex developed on a two-acre site along Alexandria’s main street, North Washington Street, in historic Old Town Alexandria. Washington Square features twin four-story buildings with brick and cast stone exterior façades and glass curtain walls overlooking a spacious courtyard. Tenants are attracted by the property’s 3-story atrium lobbies, fitness center, concierge service, 600 space parking structure and computerized energy management system.

Washington Square serves nearby condos at Port Royal, Alexandria House, Liberty Row, Watergate of Alexandria, Abingdon Row and more.  Many residents from greater Alexandria, Crystal City and Fairfax County visit Washington Square because of the popular grocer Trader Joe’s which is located here.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, Washington Square tenants include Talbots, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks Coffee, and Chevy Chase Bank.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Superb Old Town location, this home includes many renovations and updates including beautiful new kitchen, study with built-in bookcases, new fence and newly renovated 2nd bathroom. Deep backyard garden includes 2 brick terraces and garden shed. 1 Deeded parking space in front of house. Open Sunday 2-4pm [710 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA]

Live with effortless elegance in this discerningly customized 3 bed, 2.5 bath unit, plus office/den in The Oronoco, Old Town's most exclusive enclave. Unparalleled views of the Potomac River and Oronoco Bay Park from floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious terraces. Gleaming gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless Wolf, Sub-Zero and Broan appliances. Expansive quartz island, cherry cabinets, and integrated fridge/freezer. Open-floor plan living and dining. Sunny office with cherry built-ins for gravitas. Master suite with private terrace, bespoke dual walk-in closet configuration. Waterworks bathroom fixtures, glass-enclosed steam shower. Home automation systems for lighting, temperature, and sound. Underground parking for 2. Onsite storage. Fitness center and heated pool. Concierge and porter, 24-hour security, bike storage, and dog wash station. Back-door access to river and trail, flat and fast route to King Street dining, shopping. [601 N Fairfax St #405, Alexandria, VA]

Sought after North Old Town/Westover neighborhood with easy commute to DC, Amazon HQ2 and within blocks of Braddock Metro, restaurants and shops! This charming end-unit townhouse is in pristine condition! Double pane windows, new HVAC, 2 updated full bathrooms, kitchen with granite and backsplash, hardwood floors on main and upper levels, 2 fireplaces, crown molding, chair railing and more! 3 finished levels offering 3 bedrooms on the upper level, separate dining room, recreation room with a fireplace in the walkout lower level and ample storage space. Deep fenced backyard with brick patio ~ great for entertaining and relaxing! Beautiful tree lined street with easy parking. No HOA fees. This home has it all! [922 Second St, Alexandria, VA]

Terrific 1 bedroom condo on ground floor with easy access to parking, bike path, Potomac River, restaurants, bakery & small market. Open floor plan, New floors, Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Wood floors throughout. Washer & dryer in unit. 2 parking places. Complex has pool, tennis and exercise room. Cats only. Conveniently located in North Old Town Alexandria--5 minute walk to the 11Y express bus to DC, 15 min walk to Braddock Road Metro and to DASH buses. Seller prefers to settle at Monument Title Co. [1730 W Abingdon Dr #T-1, Alexandria, VA]

*SAMPLE LISTING* Personalize this unique, Contemporary, sophisticated TH w/ your options and design studio selections. 3 bedrooms each with private bathroom with the ability to add a first floor bedroom or 3 bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Expansive 10~ ceiling on living level, 9~ throughout. TH features open staircases, luxurious master bathroom and scenic rooftop retreats with views of the Central Park. ESQ offers a ~ acre central park w/ artwork and benches. Located moments to Old Town Alexandria, easy access to major commuting routes and minutes into DC. Walk to Metro, shops, entertaining and dining. Move-in Summer 2020! [2810 Telek Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Unique, Contemporary, sophisticated TH w/ exquisite interior finishes. This home offers upgraded white shaker style cabinets with a gorgeous white countertop and grey backsplash in the kitchen. The rest of the home offers spectacular finishes and the loft is ready for you to unwind with a wet bar and full glass door to the terrace! Enjoy sunsets from your roof top terrace. [130 Ike Dr, Alexandria, VA]

Open Sat & Sun 2-4pm. Enjoy easy living in Old Town Alexandria! Welcome to this updated, fee simple, end unit row home. Once a commercial building and converted to residential in 2014. This home is a commuters dream whether you frequent a bus line, metro, bike, or drive to work. Only blocks to grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and King Street. There is great storage on the third level along with pull down stairs to a floored attic space. [809 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA]

This is it. Just minutes away from the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Upgrade your lifestyle with this impressive and large 1BR Condo with a Loft. Completely turnkey featuring hardwood floors throughout the home, a renovated kitchen, renovated bath, trex deck, designer paint, and much more. Dedicated parking space (#19) is included but you won't need the car once you are home! Walk to the Metro, King Street, and Whole Foods. Fantastic commute to DC, National Landing & HQ2, and major commuter routes. FHA Approved. [305 S Payne St #504, Alexandria, VA]

See property website for 3-D, Video, Photos, and Information. www.1130PowhatanStreet.com. Light and bright three level 1940s charmer in sought after, community rich north Old Town Alexandria. Updates on all 3 floors capitalize livability and maximize storage while showcasing original hardwood floors and crown molding. The upstairs has two bedrooms with a fully renovated bathroom and reconfigured master bedroom and closet space. One of the best basements in the area - completely finished with family room, gorgeous bathroom and separate laundry room, fresh paint and Pella replacement windows with legal egress, can easily be a room for guests. Other updates include recessed lighting, kitchen w/granite backsplash and countertops, stainless appliances and much more. Mature front and rear landscaping, including a private, grass backyard with deck and garden shed. Ideally located for you to become a local at the restaurants, bars, gyms, and shops on Slaters Lane and First Street, plus easy walking distance to Braddock metro, the waterfront, and King Street. Less than 2 miles to Amazon HQ2. [1130 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA]

Fabulous opportunity to own a historic gem in Old Town! Located on a beautiful block in the SE quadrant and a short stroll to shops, restaurants, parks, the river, public transportation and the Mt. Vernon Trail. This chicly renovated home has four upper level bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths, hardwood floors throughout, 4 fireplaces, abundant natural light, vaulted ceiling in the kitchen, exceptionally large living room and versatile living spaces. The outdoor space, accessed via a Dutch door in the kitchen or French doors in the dining room, is private and perfect for relaxation or entertaining. A delightful brick shed is tucked in the back for storage and a gate leads to an ally for easy access. This home is a charmer in a special location not to be missed! [214 Wolfe St, Alexandria, VA]

Property Management Basics

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt manages property in Northern VA. Her landlords value her attention to detail.

Property management is a business in and of itself. If you want to invest in real estate, but you don’t want to be a property manager, the solution is really quite simple: employ the services of Nesbitt Realty. Our family-run business is experienced with managing the day-to-day operations of properties just like yours. We manage residential properties including homes, condos and townhouses.

A big value-add provided by your Nesbitt Realty property manager is “separation”. This to say, your Nesbitt Realty property manager maintains a level of separation between the landlord and the tenants and the property. As you may already know, it’s important to invest in real estate without emotionally investing in tenants or property. Your Nesbitt Realty property manager helps ensure that you always make the best decision for your family, rather than making the best decision for the tenant’s family.

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Nesbitt Realty currently manages properties in Carlyle Towers, the Jamieson and across Northern VA.

So, your Nesbitt Realty rental property manager serves as a buffer between the owner and his tenants. Nesbitt Realty can help you find tenants, handling repair projects and maintenance, oversee improvements, collect rent, and even pay some expenses and taxes. The specific tasks we handle vary based upon upon the needs and wishes of the property owner. Additionally, a competent Nesbitt Realty property manager gives you protection from certain liabilities.

Nesbitt Realty usually charges a percentage of the rents collected. Every aspect of Nesbitt Realty property manager’s responsibilities will be outlined in a contract signed by both Nesbitt Realty and the landlord. This agreement details financial responsibilities and specifies the types of financial reports the landlord can expect.

Your Nesbitt Realty property manager will stay current on new laws and condo regulations which may be relevant to your situation. Nesbitt Realty Property Management takes a lot of the burden off of owning rental real estate.

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Properties in Belle Haven

Welcome to Cameron Mews

Properties in Cameron Mews

112 Cameron Mews

A Private Mews (small enclave of townhomes),this exceptionally bright END UNIT provides 2,970 elegant square feet, upgraded kitchen with Bosch appliances, PARKING #17, two newly lined fireplaces, large walled garden/patio. Steps to shops, grocery, restaurants and transportation. Off-street parking! [Cameron Mews - $1,165,000] SOLD!

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will and Julie at Art Festival
At the 2009 Alexandria Art Festival

This weekend Julie and I went to Old Town with the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group to enjoy the Alexandria Art Festival. The Art Festival occurs every year around this time and features artists and craftsmen from around the area.

2009 Art Festival
2009 Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria

King Street closes to vehicular traffic and artists set-up stalls in the street. It’s an easy way to enjoy lots of art from lots of folks. The weather was very co-operative, neither too hot nor too cold.

Old Town Alexandria
2009 Old Town Alexandria

This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.

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Arts Festival in Old Town Alexandria

I found that my camera was drawn to the larger pieces, but this is probably because I knew they would photograph well. There were many smaller items for sale too. However, many of us felt that this year’s festival seemed to offer more pieces that would be welcomed in a restaurant or hotel lobby than usual and a few number of the smaller pieces that look nice in a home.

harpist
Harpist

There were several musicians playing up and down the street. This harpist sang like an angel, but I have to admit that my favorite was the steel drum player.

King Street
People walking King Street during Art Festival

We walked all the way up to Washington Street before turning around and making way back to the Potomac. After some discussion the group voted to eat at the Charthouse. At the Charthouse, the ladies had a little wine and we enjoyed some relaxed conversation and then dinner. For my part, I think the food at the Charthouse is good, but not great. Even though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth it because of the pleasant views of the Potomac that are offered.

Charthouse


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.

GW Rec Center offers a place for all to move

The George Washington RECenter in Alexandria provides residents with plenty of ways to exercise indoors and outdoors. In addition to a fitness area with exercise bikes and two treadmills, the center has lighted tennis courts and a picnic area. Saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms are also available for use.

For the aquatically inclined, the center features an indoor heated 25-meter pool, complete with a poolside spa, a diving board and a beach/wading area. Swimmers will also enjoy water aerobics classes and private and public swimming lessons. Also, water exercise equipment is available for the public.

The center is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria. To get to the center, take exit 177A (Route 1) from the Beltway. From Route 1, take Route 235 and then bear right onto Route 623, Old Mt. Vernon Road. The entrance is on the right. For more driving directions, visit the center’s page here.

The center is closed during most federal holidays, excluding Columbus and Veterans days. For more detailed information on hours, click here or call the center at 703-780-8894.

  • Julie Nesbitt

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

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  • Enjoying Winkler Botanical Preserve

    We had a great time walking the trails. 

    Read More

  • Don’t take chances with real estate.

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

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    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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