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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.

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Did you know that Nesbitt Realty rebates a portion of our commission to buyers?  That means you can use a local family-business and still save THOUSANDS on your real estate purchase.  Every listing on our site shows the amount you can save by using Nesbitt Realty. If you have questions or want to learn more about our rebates please contact us at (703)765-0300.

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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

Exceptional Location in the Heart of Old Town Alexandria, a short distance to Metro station and public transportation. Shops, restaurants and old world charm are in every direction. This well constructed 1880 building has an adjoining lot (324 S Washington), which is currently paved and being used as parking lot for 6+ cars. This property is currently set up as two separate apartments, offering a tremendous opportunity for an investor looking to be an occupant owner or as a turn key investment in a multi-tenant building. Although the property is currently set up as two apartments, it could be converted and used as a single family home or it may be improved with additional commercial or residential space. [322 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA]

**Great price for JUST the two deeded garage spots in Old Town that you get! As a bonus you get a beautiful two bedroom condo as well! **George Washington did not sleep here, but he would have if he could have. Fabulous opportunity to live in Old Town! Enjoy strolling around the charm of the older buildings and being so close to restaurants and shops and walkable to the waterfront. The Henry is a wonderful, quiet, luxury building in a great location In Old Town. There are many amenities, including multiple roof top terraces, a large interior park-like courtyard, an exercise room, a party room with a pool table and flat screens, a movie theater, a business center, and a concierge with package acceptance. There is underground garage parking, and this condo comes with 2 deeded, garage parking spots that convey. It also comes with 2 deeded storage units that convey. This is one of the larger floor plans, and it has a private patio. The patio has a locked gate that allows access for the owner directly into the unit from the outside without going through the building. This is extremely useful if you have a dog to walk, and it also makes it easy to bring furniture and other large items into the home directly. It is easy to park right on the street outside the patio for easy loading and unloading. The floor plan is one of the most preferred ones with bedrooms on either side of the living area, which makes it perfect for roommates or having guests over. There are two bedrooms plus a den, a dining area, a living room, and a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, including a gas range for cooking. It is convenient to work from home with your own space for an office and the free high-speed internet (included with your condo fee). There is a washer and a dryer in the unit. There is upgraded hardwood flooring that is only a few years old. The tall 9 ft. ceilings make the unit feel incredibly spacious. The primary bedroom suite has an attached full bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower, and the bedroom has a large walk-in closet with ELFA organization. You do not have to use a shared elevator to access this unit, and you do not need to climb any stairs to get to this unit. The access from the main building door has an interior ramp that leads to this unit. Nearby are Starbucks, restaurants, shops, a dry cleaner, a post office, Trader Joe's, and more. The condo fee includes high-speed internet and cable. The location is a commuter's dream. The Braddock Street Metro is less than a half mile away and the King Street Metro is about a mile away. It is convenient to Amazon HQ2. It is just minutes to the GW Parkway and Reagan National Airport. Amtrak is conveniently nearby. It is an easy commute to D.C. This luxury building is truly special. This home has been meticulously maintained, has just been painted, and is move-in ready. The 2 deeded garage parking spots that convey are G2-86 and G2-87, and the 2 deeded storage units that convey are on the G2 level - S-73 and S-74. It is a pet- friendly building. This home has everything you could need! [1111 Oronoco St #130, Alexandria, VA]

Here is your opportunity to live in a gorgeously renovated Old Town Alexandria townhome. This end unit townhome features gorgeous wide plank LVP floors, newly renovated kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, recently painted and a new roof - the definition of move in ready! The main level is open concept with a wood burning fireplace, updated power room and stackable washer dryer. Upstairs you will find two large bedrooms, each complete with ensuite baths and walk in closets. Plenty of extra storage in the attic! The backyard features a private patio with a new cedar fence and easy access to a private lot with an assigned parking space. With easy access to Route 1, 495, and the GW Parkway, you can get just about anywhere in the DC area easily. Walkable to a number of restaurants and shops! Don't miss this find! [911 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA]

**OLD TOWN AREA**WONDERFUL LUXURY ONE BEDROOM CONDO/STUDIO WITH 466 SQ FT*UPDATED KITCHEN WITH CHERRY CABINETS AND GRANITE COUNTERS**DELUXE APPLIANCES*UPDATED FULL BATHROOM*PRIVATE BEDROOM WITH WALL AND FRENCH DOOR*GREAT LOCATION*WALK TO POTOMAC RIVER, SHOPS & RESTAURANTS**PRICE REDUCED $5,000** [719 S Saint Asaph St #308, Alexandria, VA]

Open House this Sunday 4/11 - 1-3 PM. A beautiful fully renovated 2,500 sq, ft, townhouse featuring 3 bedrooms 3.5 baths with hardwood flooring in Historic Old Town Alexandria this home is a must-see! This location is sought-after townhouse is located 4 blocks from the waterfront, a quick taxi ride to the National Harbour, Washington Harbour, and DC Harbour. It is only blocks away from the highly ranked core-knowledge curriculum Lytes-Crouch elementary school. Easy access to popular supermarkets like Safeway and Balducci, short walking distance to restaurants and shops. Renovated brick and HardiePlank exterior for easy maintenance, detached garage added in 2006 with convenient street parking for your guests, newer roof membrane and sealant and chimney, and updated climate control HVAC system. The main level touts gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Air stainless steel double wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, center island exhaust fan, and island cooktop with gorgeous granite counter island and can seat 4 right at the island countertop, so you can entertain your guests while you cook. A formal living room, dining room, and powder room round out the main floor. You will love the luxurious primary bath in the upper-level primary suite which also has a whirlpool tub. With the open skylight in the primary bathroom, you can enjoy daylight and moonlight; AND the oversized tub will soak away all your worries while relaxing your muscles. The primary bathroom also has a double sink vanity providing you ample space to spread out. Finishing out the upper level are 2 additional bedrooms with 1 full main bath. All the bathrooms have been remodeled and updated. The basement is cavernous and is ready for your gym, study, a schoolroom for school-bound children, den, inlaw suite, however, you want to use this area, AND the basement also has a full bathroom. Put this home on your "heart-list" inside your favorite real estate portal, because there is a community video https://youtu.be/yulYyF9QgCE and 360° virtual-reality-tour: https://youtu.be/hlWeHqsp5jI [607 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA]

Exceptionally well-maintained and very charming 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, end unit townhouse, only a stones-throw from the Braddock Metro. Pride of ownership shows throughout with beautiful gardens to enjoy all year, with plenty of entertaining space outdoors. The entire TH is freshly painted, all windows washed, and all floors cleaned for the new owners. Full of sun light from the east, south and west, this townhouse has it all! Enter through the expansive 4-season garden on the east side to the Trex porch featuring a metal roof and motion-sensor lighting. You'll never be caught in the dark looking for your keys! The front entrance features an insulated Pella storm door, leading to a spacious foyer that connects to the attached 1 car garage. Ample closet space, (a 6'2" x 22" closet with Elfa shelving and center drawers) provides plenty of room for gloves, supplies, boots, etc. You'll also find more storage space under the stairs. Follow the hallway back to the cozy den featuring a wood burning fireplace with built-in bookcases and recessed lighting. Enter the private paver patio through another insulated Pella storm door with a retractable screen. The large patio consists of a 5' brick retaining wall along the front & side streets, as well as a 6' wood fence and small gate along the back. Heading up the stairs to the second level, the spacious living room/dining room combination features a wood burning fireplace, freshly polished hardwood flooring and crown molding throughout, with added chair railing in the dining room. The kitchen features soft-close whiskey-brown maple cabinets, tile flooring and granite counters with tile backsplash. A built-in window seat provides extra storage. The powder room adds to the charm with its tile flooring, black maple vanity and granite countertop. Various insulated, extreme low-E glass w/Argon windows, installed in 2011, allow an abundance of sun light to enter the home. Various built-ins and recessed lighting complete the main level. The hardwood flooring continues to the 3rd floor, where you'll find 2 spacious bedrooms, each with its own full bath. The master bedroom consists of 2 closets with mirrored sliding doors and adjustable Elfa drawers and shelving. Also find a fully updated master bathroom consisting of: tile flooring, tiled spa shower with pebble flooring, a frameless glass door/wall with a built-in bench seat, a granite top, 2 shower heads and 4 jet sprays. Granite countertops complete the bathroom vanity. The guest bedroom completes this wonderful townhouse with the laundry area featuring a new large capacity GE all-in-one washer/dryer. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms. More storage can be found in the attic, access is in the hallway. Floor plans and room sizes are uploaded with the photos. Enjoy walking to charming Old Town, and eating in great restaurants...Totally Move In Ready! Home comes equipped with a Vector home security system with 2 pads, and an additional smoke/flame detector on each floor. New smoke/carbon monoxide detectors on each floor. The updated heat pump includes an Air Scrubber Plus to reduce contaminants/odors, and purify the air. Convenient to all shops, dining, Old Town, and only a 1/2 block from the metro. [1233 Madison St, Alexandria, VA]

The Home has the Charm of 1840 Colonial with original Wood Floors, Wood Burning Fireplace, a Private Brick Patio and 3 Finished Levels. Recently replace HVAC, Water Heater, Dishwaher, Washer & Dryer, 3rd Floor AC Wall Unit .The Gourmet Kitchen has Granite Counter, Stainless Appliances and Tile Flooring. Bath has been updated with Jetted Tub, Granite topped Vanity Ceramic Tile and Custom Cabinets. Home has just been painted. Unfinshed Basement for Storage. Fenced Back Yard with Large Storage Shed. Great location in the Southeast Quadrant of Old Town. Walk to King St. and all Old Town Shops, Restaurants, Water Front and Parks [309 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA]

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4. Location and renovation! Awesome 3-level townhouse with renovated kitchen opened to the dining room, renovated bathroom, and tankless hot water heater with new piping running thru the house. High velocity AC system added less than 3 years ago. Just painted throughout with new carpet and LVT added in the full-height basement. A quick walk of less than 3 blocks to two Metro stations and right in the middle of Old Town and Del Ray with easy access anywhere and everywhere. Lots of street parking and the privacy of a rare cul de sac. Two blocks to Old Town Pool. Bonus: NOT in a flood zone!! [1608 Suter St, Alexandria, VA]

Fantastic opportunity to own this beautifully bright top-floor condo *w/parking* in Old Town Alexandria!! Brand new AC unit, gourmet kitchen w/stainless appliances and granite countertop, spacious walk-in closet, and functional dining room make this a fabulous layout for the price. The included dedicated parking spot and storage unit are the cherry on top - unbeatable value for the area. Immediate access to bike trails, walking distance to restaurant and dining options, and a pleasant stroll to the action of King St... National Harbor, Arlington, and DC all a short drive away from this incredibly central location! Won't last long. [906 S Washington St #312, Alexandria, VA]

**HERE'S YOUR SECOND CHANCE! Back on the market due to buyer's inability to satisfy their sale of home contingency** Looking at the facade of this fully detached home built in 1900, you would never imagine the interior to look as splendid as it does! Historically accurate period charm on the outside, and classic modern renovation on the inside! The main level open floor plan features hardwood floors throughout the spacious living room, dining room and kitchen. It even has a convenient first floor powder room, rare for the area! The kitchen boasts granite counters, a breakfast bar , ample cabinet storage space, a coveted over-sink window, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen flows into the dining room which is complimented by a transitional coffered ceiling and recessed LED lighting and has space for not one but two in-home bar carts. The adjacent living room is the perfect place to relax and unwind, and is big enough for a sectional sofa! Ascend the stairway featuring a perfectly placed skylight which allows for maximum sunlight to flood the upper hallway to find your primary suite with dual closets complete with custom organization systems. The ensuite bath features a glass shower door and dual-sink vanity. Across the hall is the second bedroom, again with dual closets, a hall bath with custom tile work and a stacked washer/dryer. Out back you will find a perfectly landscaped, fully-fenced in backyard complete with stone paver patio and pet-friendly turf. Through the back gate are two off-street parking spaces! The location of this amazing home, which it’s steps to all that King Street has to offer, is set back well enough that you don't even hear the daily hustle and bustle of Henry St. It is perfectly situated between Metro and the Waterfront, giving you access to all things you’ll come to love about Old Town! Schedule your in person or virtual tour today. Open Saturday 4/10 from 12-2 and Sunday 4/11 from 1-3PM. [323 N Henry 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

Welcome to Cameron Mews

Properties in Cameron Mews

101 Cameron Mews

As close to the water as you can get without being on a boat! Extensive remodel to the 1st floor in 2019 including kitchen, dining, and living room. This home is connected with Nest thermostat and Nest Protect smoke detectors, Nest keypad front and back door locks, Haiku connected ceiling fans, WeMo & Brilliant light switches, & speakers in the ceiling of almost every room, which are currently connected to many Sonos amps (negotiable for conveyance). New front & back doors, including a doggie door in the back door. Jetted, extra deep tub in the master bath. Enjoy views of the Capitol Building and Founder's Park from the top floor. Located just 1 block from King Street and the trolley stop, close to all of Old Town dining and shopping! Due to Covid-19 concerns, please make sure you've viewed the photos, 3D Tour, video (if exists), and satellite map PRIOR to setting an appointment to see the home. Thank you for your caution! [Cameron Mews - $1,300,000] 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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