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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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  • 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.

Home buying in Northern Virginia?

Buуіng a home іѕ an important task that is a realization of a dream for many people. As a home buyer will need to walk through a process and overcome hurdles іn оrdеr tо ensure thаt your goals are achieved. At tіmеѕ, hоmе buуіng саn еvеn bе ѕtrеѕѕful. However, іf buy with a Nesbitt Realty agent, we can take the stress out of the process. Our agents know where and how to find the best properties for your needs. Our agents are experienced with deep local connections. And we can save you thousands on your purchase.

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Call Nesbitt Realty if you need help buying a home in Northern VA.
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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

PRICE CHANGE. Expansion opportunities abound with this end unit row house in the heart of Old Town with open and airy living space. A wood-burning fireplace, embellished by an ornate mantle and brick surround, hardwood floors, and crown molding add warmth and charm. French doors lead from the living room to a brick patio and garden. An updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, an updated powder room, and the laundry area (washer and dryer replaced in 2018) complete the main level. Two bedrooms and an updated full bath are on the second floor. 519 S Royal St is only a short distance to King Street and Jones Point Park. This location is one mile from the King Street Metro, offers nearby access to 95/495 and GW Parkway, and a five mile drive to Reagan National Airport. [519 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA]

Open Sunday 1-4 PM**REDUCED 100K** Beautiful 1830's Federal Style End Unit Townhouse in the heart of Old Town Alexandria has all you could wish for in a 200 year old house without any of the traditional worries. The lot is oversized, perfectly located and serves as the perfect foundation for the newly expanded and renovated 2,250 square foot home. The refurbished original hardwood flooring and crown molding run throughout the entire property and built in bookcases and exposed brick walls are the other key features of this home that make is so warm and inviting. The two spacious bedrooms boast their own full bathrooms and walk in closets. Unique to other comparable homes; it offers a half bath on the main level and laundry in a clean, welcoming basement with 7 1/2 ft. ceilings. The family room is decorated with a 17th century mantel framing a wood burning fireplace. Each of the three levels has a rear deck overlooking the double lot backyard. Park your car and enjoy your new Old Town lifestyle since King Street is only one block away and explore the many restaurants, bars, and quaint shops. [1009 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, light filled condo in Old Town Alexandria. Located on the top floor, enjoy views of the Capital building from your bedroom and spacious balcony you can grill on. The unit includes two reserved garage parking spaces in a private garage. This incredible find features new hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, recessed lighting, updated stainless steel appliances ,granite countertops,wood burning fireplace and 9 foot ceilings. Newly renovated master bath and half bath. With an unbeatable location just blocks from King Street and steps to the Braddock road metro, this gem is surrounded by incredible restaurants and night life locations while still breathing the "Old Town charm" of hundreds of years of American history. Just one stop to National Landing/Amazon HQ2 and minutes to DCA airport and the Pentagon. [1200 Braddock Pl #811, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome to Braddock Place! Luxury building just steps from the Braddock Road Metro. Updated one bedroom with stunning views of the Masonic Temple. Enjoy your evenings relaxing on the spacious balcony watching the sunset and grilling. Beautiful hardwood floors,updated contemporary bath and full size front load washer/dryer.One reserved garage parking space with guest parking available. Exercise room and sauna as well as out door pool and hot tub. Just a short stroll to all the restaurants and shops of Old Town. One stop to National Landing/AmazonHQ2 and minutes to DCA airport and the Pentagon. [1200 Braddock Pl #507, Alexandria, VA]

Elegant 1BR + Den in fantastic Abingdon Row. Two garage parking spaces G2-03 and G2-29, Stunning luxury residence. Light-filled open floor plan. Hardwood floors, plush carpet in master bedroom, stainless steel appliances complete with gas stove, granite counter tops in kitchen and baths, custom closets, parking space in underground secure garage and storage unit. Short distance to Montgomery Park with open spaces, playground, tennis courts and dog park. Local dining options and businesses add additional value to this wonderful community. This is a must see condo. [1023 N Royal St #208, Alexandria, VA]

This one SPARKLES like the season! Pride of ownership is reflected throughout this HOME. Move right in! Cozy living room filled with light offers a gas fireplace. Outside light beams through a sky globe in stairway. Seller added lovely wool runner on stairs. Generous sized Master bedroom filled with light has two closets. French door leads to cellar adding to extra storage space, plus a clever wine rack the seller created. An extra beverage refrigerator conveys. Updated kitchen with quartz counter, gas stove, pantry, maple cabinets and window over sink. Lovely Italian tile floor installed at entry.. Hardwood floors and moldings throughout. Home is hard wired for speakers in family room and living room. Window treatments convey. Plantation shutters in both full baths, dining room, living room and kitchen. Fenced patio area with gate to common areas and community private parking lot providing a Big bonus for Old Town living--"your own #8 assigned parking space off street.".Owner has maintained and updated home with quality items while adding many additional new touches. Seller replaced the following: new flat roof in 2011, AC, Washer & Dryer 2018, Air scrubber, Hot Water tank, sump pump 2019. Shows like a new home. 801 Wolfe says, " come in, sit down and stay awhile." [801 Wolfe St, Alexandria, VA]

'Tis the season for spectacular homes and 1219 Queen Street "sleighs" them all! From its fantastic location, the warmth of the interior, and the character of its facade, this residence will bring complete joy to its new owners. Bright and open layout. Tall 9+ ceilings on the main level. Custom built-ins and cabinets surround the gas fireplace with mantel in the living room. Classic features such as picture frame wainscoting and hardwood floors compliment the neutral wall colors and modern dimmable LED recessed lighting. A crisp and graciously sized fully renovated kitchen (2014) offers marble Subway tile backsplash, quartzite countertops, stainless appliances, center island, and a water filtration system. French doors lead to a stunning fenced backyard retreat with brick patio, storage shed and access to 1 private parking space (brick). Spacious master with a dedicated bathroom. All three full bathrooms with quartz countertops. Top-level loft/3rd bedroom with wet bar and walk-out to a rooftop deck (redone 2019) and city views. Finished lower level with office, family room, and full bath. Ample storage throughout. An easy lifestyle can be enjoyed being only 2 blocks away from always buzzing King Street; quaint boutique shopping, award-winning dining, exciting community events and more. Less than a 10-minute walk to/from two metro stations; King and Braddock. Diagonally across from a playground. Commuters delight in options; be it metro or access to GW Parkway (driving, biking, etc.). [1219 Queen St, Alexandria, VA]

Builable lot in Old Town. Great property with lots of potential Located in the heart of Old Town, this property is currently divided into 2 units. They are currently rented for $1,300.00 and $1,350.00 per month. The leases are month to month. Options for the property: 1. Keep the property rented for now and hold for long term investment. 2. Build a new single family home. We have drawings completed to tear down the existing house and build a four level single family home. The plans will need to be updated for code changes. The VAR has previously approved the demolition of existing house and construction of new home but the approval has expired so the VAR will have to approve again. Divide the unit into condos. We already have the drawings completed for this. The legal work still needs to be completed. My attorney has started the process but has not completed it yet. [1126 Prince St, Alexandria, VA]

Harbor Terrace. North Old Town! Welcome home to your charming 3 bedrooms 2 bath unit in Old Town that rarely hits the market at this price point! This corner unit provides copious natural light with a functional open floor plan. Recently upgraded with elegant cherry hardwood floors, energy-efficient windows, stainless appliances, and granite countertops! Your private abode or a stellar investment opportunity in an amazing Old Town location. Easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment. Near all major commuter routes to DC and Crystal City. One Light to DC by the GW parkway! Truly a great home!!! [607 Bashford Ln #1, Alexandria, VA]

Amazingly, grand historic semi-detached row home in the heart of Old Town Alexandria full of modern touches. Home is currently LISTED BELOW RECENT APPRAISED VALUE. Walk or bike to the Old Town Waterfront where you can enjoy restaurants and shopping or take the Water taxi to The Wharf or National Harbor. With a 94 Walkscore rating, it is a "walker's paradise". Your new home is ready for entertaining, with an open floor plan, gourmet chef's kitchen and french doors that open to a fully fenced private yard. In addition to the modern finishes, you will find historic traites, including vaulted ceilings on the 2nd floor with orginial exposed, refinished beams. You are also minutes to National Airport, the Pentagon and DC. This home is truly beautiful and must be seen in person before it is gone. The home has been fully restored with new additions in the back and upper levels. Full plans can be provided. See documents for floor plans, features, survey, and other forms. Home Warranty will be provided from HSA Home Warranty. Home has 24/7 Home Security/Video monitoring. Sister semi detached home at 421 N. Columbus listed at $1,398,000 (VAAX238950) [419 N Columbus St, Alexandria, VA]

Property Management Basics

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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

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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.

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    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. 

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  • 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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